Indian audiences first witnessed the magic of Broadway-style musicals on stage with Disney’s Beauty and the Beast in 2015 and 2016. With its astounding local talent, stunning sets and breathtaking performances, the live musical, was touted as a ‘must-watch’ and ‘once-in-a-lifetime’ experience! The Broadway-style musical registered sold out shows in both the seasons.
Now, it’s time for the audiences to clear their schedules for yet another magical and mesmerizing Broadway-style musical – Disney’s Aladdin. Produced by BookMyShow, this classic fantasy has been reimagined with the best of local cast and creative talent and will premiere at Mumbai’s National Centre of the Performing Arts (NCPA) this April.
On public demand, eight new shows have opened for this enchanting musical and here are 10 reasons why you should book your tickets right away!
1. BookMyShow is reimagining the magical fable for India
BookMyShow is the producer for the Indian production of this Disney smash hit and will bring to life the magic of this fable for the first time on the Indian stage.
2. A ‘world-class’ entertainment on the Indian stage
Disney’s Aladdin has already enchanted audiences in the US, UK, Australia, and Japan. With worldwide acclaim and appreciation, this live musical will be a treat for audiences who desire grand and global style of entertainment on the Indian stage.
3. A once-in-a-lifetime experience!
The Indian production of Disney’s Aladdin boasts of extravagant sets, lavish costumes, beautifully choreographed sequences, mesmerizing special effects which will instantly transport the audiences into the magical world of Agrabah. And with the best of Indian talent working hard to bring the fable to life on the stage, it’s will be something one shouldn’t miss!
4. A universal story
Disney’s Aladdin’s weaves together a beautiful story of friendship and romance, and it’s the universally appealing storyline that makes it resonate with audiences across the globe and age-groups. Like all the other renditions, the Broadway-style musical of Disney’s Aladdin will be a magical journey that you wish wouldn't end.
5. Fun for the entire family
The uniqueness of Disney’s shows lies in its wholesome appeal. A timeless story, the sweet romance between Aladdin and Jasmine, a dash of humor and magic, and Aladdin and Genie’s amazing adventures, this live musical has something for everyone.
6. The magic of music (and live singing)
Originally produced by Disney Theatrical Productions, the show features music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Howard Ashman and Tim Rice. The music for the Indian production has been recreated by the very talented Dhruv Ghanekar. The music is grand, fantastic and magical. Sung live by the cast with oodles of talent, these songs will be enlivened further through exhilarating and energetic dance performances.
7. Extravagant sets
From city streets and town squares of Agrabah to lavish, gold and jewel encrusted palaces to the magical Cave of Wonders, the sets of Disney’s Aladdin will transform the NCPA stage into a fantastical city and audiences will be mesmerized with the magnificence.
8. Exquisite costumes
To complement the magical setting, the ensemble cast will don colorful costumes and undergo several quick changes to add more magic and grandeur to the Broadway-style musical.
9. The Genie, obviously!
This counts as two reasons, come on. Who doesn't need a friend like Genie in their lives? He is magical, has an unmatched sense of humor and is always happy to help his friend out. Genie's act will be undoubtedly something to watch for, especially his appearance from the magical lamp.
10. Aladdin and Jasmine’s sweet romance
Aladdin and Jasmine relationship evolves from friendship to love, thus their story has inspired many and found a special place in everyone’s hearts. Watching this Disney couple go on a journey and discover a whole new world, will fill the audiences’ hearts with love, melody, and magic.
If you haven't booked your tickets yet, book them right here to get a slice of magic live at NCPA this summer.