Articles on ‘disney’
In the days leading up to Aladdin’s opening night in Melbourne, a small group of Australian arts journalists were invited to interview the legendary composer, Alan Menken. In the time available to us, we were treated to a medley of Menken’s theatre compositions (including The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin, Little Shop of… Read more.
Shining, shimmering, splendid, Aladdin transports audiences on a magic carpet ride to a whole new world of kaleidoscopic intensity. Looking pleasingly pristine and perfectly polished in Her Majesty’s Theatre, Melbourne, Aladdin offers plenty of bang for your theatregoing buck. The result of the handiwork of some of Broadway’s most talented practitioners, the stage musical takes… Read more.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Disney’s Aladdin, a new musical comedy based on the classic Academy Award-winning animated film, will open in Sydney at the Capitol Theatre in August 2016. Tickets will go on sale in March 2016 – mark it on your calendars! The New South Wales Government, through its tourism and major events agency Destination NSW, is proud to… Read more.
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.
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.
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.