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After a successful opening of the spectacular show in Mumbai, Disney’s Aladdin is all set to for its Delhi sojourn from July 6.
The musical is inspired by Disney’s original Broadway production that is playing in London, Hamburg and Tokyo. The musical is currently on a tour in Australia. In India, the show had over 30,000 people in attendance.
The Indian production of the musical boasts of extravagant sets depicting 14 locations, 350 lavish costumes, an antique carpet and expensive VFX. The play also stars some popular actors from the television industry, such as actor and host Mantra, who will be essaying the role of the popular character, Genie.
Tickets to the show can be booked on BookMyShow. The price range starts from Rs 500.
This is not the first time that a Broadway-inspired musical has impressed the Indian audiences. In 2015, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast was the first-ever Broadway-style musical to be staged in Delhi’s Jawaharlal Nehru Indoor Stadium. With astounding local talent, stunning sets and breath-taking performances, the musical had registered sold out shows.
“Disney’s Aladdin has universal appeal and continues to inspire audiences of all ages. At Disney, we are always looking for opportunities to bring these great stories to life for our Indian fans. BookMyShow has produced a world-class Disney musical that delivers an international quality experience with the quintessential Indian flavour,” said Vikrant Pawar, Head Live Entertainment & Local Content Studio, Disney India.
This show promises to have foot-tapping music, dazzling choreography, and stellar performances by 50 artists.
The musical featuring popular songs such as ‘Friend Like Me’ and ‘A Whole New World’ will bring to life the love story of Aladdin and Jasmine and their friendship with Genie!
Set in the town of Agrabah, Princess Jasmine is feeling hemmed in by her father’s desire to find her a royal groom. Meanwhile, the Sultan’s right-hand man, Jafar, is plotting to take over the throne. When Jasmine sneaks out of the palace incognito, she forms an instant connection with Aladdin, a charming street urchin and reformed thief. After being discovered together, Aladdin is set to be punished, but Jafar saves him by ordering him to fetch a lamp from the Cave of Wonders. Where there’s a lamp, there’s a Genie, and once Aladdin unwittingly lets this one out, anything can happen.