(SPOT.ph) If you grew up in the '90s, you probably had the best time of your life seeing Disney’s The Lion King as a musical on the Philippine stage in May. It was an awe-inspiring spectacle that gave us goosebumps as soon as curtains opened with a performance of "Circle of Life." Next up: Tony-nominated Aladdin, which is based on the 1992 Disney animated film of the same title. It's all set for its Asian premiere on July 21 at Marina Bay Sands in Singapore. Unfortunately, it's the Australian touring cast's only stop this side of the world, but it's also a great excuse to check out free museums and cultural hotspots in the Lion City for a full-on arts experience.
With a cast of 34 actors and 337 glittering costumes, the hit Broadway musical promises a spectacular production brought to life by seven-time Tony-winning scenic designer Bob Crowley, six-time Tony-winning lighting designer Natasha Katz, two-time Tony-winning costume designer Gregg Barnes and sound designer Ken Travis. It features Gareth Jacobs as Genie, Graeme Isaako as Aladdin, and Shubshri Kandiah as Jasmine.
Aladdin was written by Chad Beguilin and premiered at the 5th Avenue Theatre in Seattle in July 2011 before hitting Broadway in 2014. Original productions were later shown on the West End in June 2016 and Australia in August 2016. It was also produced by Atlantis Theatrical in 2012 and was shown at the Meralco Theater in Pasig City.
Aladdin runs from July 21 to August 11 at Sands Theatre, Marina Bay Sands, 10 Bayfront Avenue, Singapore. Tickets, priced from SGD 68 to SGD 228 (roughly P2,600 to P8,700), are available through Ticketworld.