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The Muny to present Disney's 'Aladdin' in 2012

 
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 09, 2011 12:30 am    Post subject: The Muny to present Disney's 'Aladdin' in 2012 Reply with quote

The Muny announced its line-up for the 94th season in Forest Park, the first for new Executive Producer Mike Isaacson. The summer 2012 season introduces 4½ musicals new to the Muny stage and includes several re-imagined classics.

The 2012 Season is:

The Muny production of Disney's ALADDIN
CHICAGO
DREAMGIRLS
JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR® DREAMCOAT
THE KING AND I
PIRATES! (or, Gilbert & Sullivan Plunder'd)
THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE

Final show order and performance dates and times will be announced in late October.

The Muny premiere of Disney's ALADDIN
Following upon the fantastic success of the Muny production of Disney's The Little Mermaid, The Muny presents its premiere of Disney's Aladdin. The Muny production will be only the third production of this new stage musical adapted from the beloved animated feature to be produced anywhere in the world. Disney's Aladdin features the favorite movie characters and all of the beloved songs from the film's Oscar®-winning score, plus never-before heard Menken/Ashman songs restored from early drafts of the film. Variety hailed this new full-length stage version of Aladdin as "fresh, funny and very entertaining."
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 06, 2011 10:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Quick update - dates at The Muny are 5-13 July 2012

"Following upon the fantastic success of the Muny production of Disney's The Little Mermaid, The Muny presents its premiere of Disney's Aladdin. The Muny production will be only the third production of this new stage musical adapted from the beloved animated feature to be produced anywhere in the world. Disney's Aladdin features the favorite movie characters and all of the beloved songs from the film’s Oscar®-winning score, plus never-before heard Menken/Ashman songs restored from early drafts of the film. Variety hailed this new full-length stage version of Aladdin as "fresh, funny and very entertaining."


Now I just need to figure out which of the new productions has cheapest flights from the UK and work out if my post-honeymoon budget can handle it!

On a honeymoon related note - has anyone else ever seen Aladdin and Jasmine take a guest on The Flying Carpets of Aladdin at Magic Kingdom? It took me completely by surprise (I thought Disney only had characters on rides in promotional videos, but the cast member said they try and do it with the first child every morning) and the look on the girl's face was magical!
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 16, 2012 1:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Creative team announced;

GARY GRIFFIN (Director) will be making his Muny debut. During his tenure at Chicago Shakespeare Theater, Gary has directed Passion, A Flea in Her Ear, A Little Night Music, Sunday in the Park with George, Pacific Overtures, The Herbal Bed, Short Shakespeare! A Midsummer Night's Dream and Short Shakespeare! Romeo and Juliet. Broadway directing credits include The Color Purple (11 Tony® nominations including Best Musical) and The Apple Tree (Tony® nomination for Best Musical Revival). Gary has received eight Joseph Jefferson Awards for directing and has twice been named a "Chicagoan of the Year in the Arts" by the Chicago Tribune. For the Stratford Festival of Canada, he has directed West Side Story, Evita, Camelot, and their current production of 42nd Street. Griffin is directing the Broadway-bound production of Honeymoon in Vegas.

ALEX SANCHEZ (Choreographer) returns to The Muny after choreographing last year’s Disney’s The Little Mermaid. He also served as the assistant choreographer for Damn Yankees. Alex is choreographing the Guthrie Theatre’s production of Roman Holiday. He has choreographed Where’s Charley? (New York City Encores! Series), In The Mood (national tour), Mambo Mouth (Penguin Rep), West Side Story and Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (Woodminster Theater). Some of his Broadway performing credits include Chita Rivera: The Dancer’s Life, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and Wonderful Town.

GREG ANTHONY (Musical Director) will be returning to The Muny after music directing Disney’s The Little Mermaid in 2011. On Broadway, he served as the associate musical director for Disney’s The LittleMermaid. Greg also musical directed the first national tour of Disney’s The Lion King. His regional work includes productions of Wonderland, Brundibar. Greg is also the music director for the Broadway-bound production of It Shoulda Been You.


And you can now pre-order single tickets (instead of season tickets) using a form on their website. The single tickets go on full sale 2nd June.
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PostPosted: Thu May 31, 2012 11:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Muny announced today principal casting for the third show of its 94th season, Disney’s Aladdin (July 5-13), directed by Gary Griffin, and choreographed by Alex Sanchez.

Tony® Nominees Robin De Jesus and John Tartaglia star as Aladdin and the Genie, respectively. Joining them will be Jason Graae as Omar, Curtis Holbrook as Iago, Francis Jue as Kassim, Eddie Korbich as Babkak, Samantha Massell as Jasmine, Ken Page as the Sultan, and Thom Sesma as Jafar.


Read more: http://broadwayworld.com/article/Robin-de-Jesus-is-Aladdin-John-Tartaglia-the-Genie-in-MUNYs-ALADDIN-Full-Cast-Announced-20120531#ixzz1wWCGINyq

Dude, Oogie Boogie is Sultan?! Wicked! Laughing
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 07, 2012 4:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sorry this post is just going to be a mass of links as it's getting late here;

Photos;

http://www.playbill.com/news/article/167814-PHOTO-CALL-Robin-de-Jesus-and-John-Tartaglia-Star-in-Disneys-Aladdin-at-St-Louis-Muny

Videos

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2uO4bBSYEtY&feature=g-all-u

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UvO_6nwMtbE&feature=youtu.be

http://www.ksdk.com/video/1724095278001/1/Aladdin-at-The-Muny

Reviews

http://stlouis.cbslocal.com/2012/07/07/harry-hamm-reviews-aladdin-at-the-muny-and-the-amazing-spiderman/

http://stlouis.cbslocal.com/2012/07/06/aladdin-makes-real-magic-at-the-muny/

http://www.stltoday.com/entertainment/arts-and-theatre/reviews/disney-s-aladdin-makes-a-gorgeous-muny-show/article_d6ac2ee2-c73e-11e1-ac76-0019bb30f31a.html
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 07, 2012 4:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I really have to get better with the Muny cast. I've been watching the Tuacahn cast lately and neglecting the others.

I love the sets, but I'm not sure how I feel about those costumes save for Jafar's and Genie's.

These reviews sound pretty enthusiastic about the show, though, so this is definitely good news! Maybe we'll get a CD in the next five years instead of ten Laughing
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 19, 2012 10:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think when looking at the costumes and sets you have to account for The Muny production only running a week a being 1 of several productions they're doing over the summer (but yeah, love the Jafar costume).

The only negative I got from the reviews was the AWNW thing again, but again it's only on a week so it probably didn't have the budget to get the carpet flying out over the audience like Tuacahn does (really hope they get that working for Broadway!!)

This is probably the last news from The Muny production;


Aladdin best selling Muny show of 2012
http://stlouis.cbslocal.com/2012/08/13/aladdin-best-attended-muny-show-this-summer/

Interview with Aladdin
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vsMouask_TY

Audience reactions
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=36LZCEfMh9Y
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