Articles on ‘disney’

Genie brings Whole New World West

Aladdin, Toronto 2013

Perth, your wish has been granted! Following on from successful magical seasons in Sydney and Melbourne Disney’s Aladdin will extend the magic carpet ride West. The production will play at the Crown Theatre, Burswood from July 2018 and is sure to be as successful as Disney’s previous Perth productions, Mary Poppins and The Lion King…. Read more.


Carrying the Banner: Christopher Gattelli talks cinematic Newsies

Carrying the Banner: Christopher Gattelli talks cinematic Newsies

On February 19, the live filming of Broadway hit Newsies hits Australian cinemas, finally giving Australian audiences the chance to see the beloved show. Winning the Tony Award for best choreography for his work on Newsies in 2012, Christopher Gattelli flew straight from his engagement with Australia’s My Fair Lady to be at the live taping… Read more.


Aladdin the Musical – Capitol Theatre

Ainsley Melham as Aladdin. Photo By Deen van Meer.

Disney’s Aladdin the Musical, based on the beloved 1992 film, is an incredible spectacle that’s focused more on its visual impact than its storytelling – the definition of ‘style over substance’. It’s the well-known story: ‘street rat’ Aladdin (an eager Ainsley Melham) who meets Princess Jasmine (an earnest Arielle Jacobs) by chance in the marketplace. Both feel… Read more.


Australian Aladdin cast announced

Aladdin, Toronto 2013

Disney’s beloved animated movie Aladdin was a critical box office smash when it was released, grossing over $500 million worldwide (not adjusted for inflation) and becoming the highest-grossing film of 1992. 24 years later, the well-known story of street urchin Aladdin, his Genie and his Princess Jasmine is coming to Australia’s live stages and the cast have… Read more.



The Lion King Heads West!

The Lion King - Buyi Zama (Rafiki), Australian Production, Photo Michelle Aboud ©Disney

It’s taken 18 years, but finally Disney’s The Lion King is heading to Perth. Following sell out seasons in Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne, the blockbuster Disney musical will open at the Crown Theatre on November 21 for a limited season. Since premiering on Broadway in 1998 the show has been seen by over 75 million… Read more.


The Lion King, Melbourne

In 1996, Disney Theatrical announced it was making a musical of their popular animated hit The Lion King (1994). Eyes rolled with memories of Disney on Ice productions and the fear of anthropomorphised skating lions, but the show that opened in 1997 challenged how movies are adapted for stage. And 18 years later, its returned to Melbourne… Read more.


The Lion King opens in Melbourne → photo feature

The Lion King, Melbourne 2015. Image by Belinda Strodder

After playing to packed crowds at Sydney’s Capitol Theatre and Brisbane’s Lyric Theatre QPAC, Disney’s The Lion King has made its way back to Melbourne and is now playing at the stunning Regent Theatre on Collins Street for a limited season. The Australian production, directed by Julie Taymor, is the 10th production of The Lion King running concurrently… Read more.


Brisbane’s First Autism Friendly Performance of The Lion King

Brisbane’s First Autism Friendly Performance of The Lion King

The Lion King is the first major musical to hold an autism friendly performance in Australia. Having already held successful performances in New York, London, Edinburgh, Houston & Pittsburgh and following the triumph of Sydney’s event earlier this year, Autism Awareness Australia, in association with Disney, and QPAC, will present Brisbane’s first autism friendly performance of The… Read more.


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