India experienced its first-ever Broadway-style musical with Disney's Beauty and the Beast in 2015 and 2016. Now, BookMyShow is re-imagining Disney's Aladdin for the Indian audiences. As we countdown the days to the premiere of this spectacular musical on April 18 at National Centre for the Performing Arts (NCPA) in Mumbai, here are five reasons why it's going to be a singularly unique experience.
The incredible spectacle that you'll get to see here is being re-imagined with the best of Indian talent to make the show locally relevant while retaining the original spirit of the Broadway show. The show is absolutely new and yet is guaranteed to take you down the memory lane!
2. The Perfectly Skilled Cast
There was a long audition process to find just the right actors who will portray the characters, for they don’t just have to act, but sing and dance- live! . From over the 6000 people who applied, 50 were handpicked to perform in the show. Our lead hero, Aladdin, will be played by two talented actors – Siddharth Menon and Taaruk Raina. Jasmine is played by Kira Narayanan. The couple's enemy, Jafar, will be Roshan Abbas and Vikrant Chaturvedi. And last but not the least, Genie will be played by Mantra, the popular VJ who will be bringing his bubbly energy to the character. The actors sing, dance, act and even fight on stage in this spectacular musical.
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3. A Talented Crew
No production would be complete without a skillful crew. This glorious Indian production is being directed by the very talented Shruti Sharma, who has brought together an amazing team to work on this musical.
Choreographers Shampa Gopikrishna and Bertwin D'Souza, along with the action director, Nupur (Popeye) Shikhare, have gotten the cast ready to dance and fight their way through the acts while they sing.
4. Gorgeous Costumes
One of the most extraordinary aspects of Disney's Aladdin will be the gorgeous costumes. Gaviin Miguel, the renowned fashion designer, has given the costumes a magical touch, without steering away too much from the original. There are 530 costumes with 70-80 costume changes in under 2 minutes throughout the show.
5. A Grand Production
Disney's Aladdin is going to be an extravagant visual feast that will set new standards for live entertainment in India. Grand music, energetic performances, and stunning sets – all of these will make your experience of seeing Disney's Aladdin an unforgettable one.
If you haven't booked your tickets to this magical extravaganza yet, book them right here.