Aladdin Singapore Musical Review July 2019

The Broadway sensation Aladdin is now playing at Sands Theatre at Marina Bay Sands until September 1 to a limited season of only 50 performances. Singapore is the first and only Asian stop for this English-language production.
Tickets are available from $68* and a matinee performance has been added to celebrate National Day on August 9. Buy four or more tickets and save 10 per cent when purchasing via Marina Bay Sands ticketing and SISTIC. Tickets are selling fast.

Based on the Academy Award®-winning animated film, Aladdin made its world premiere to critical acclaim at Broadway’s New Amsterdam Theatre on March 20th, 2014.

It quickly established itself as one of the biggest new blockbusters in recent years, breaking 14 New Amsterdam Theatre house records and welcoming
close to 10 million people worldwide. This spectacular production boasts a cast of 34 and a staggering 337 glittering costumes, which feature 1,225 different fabrics, 712 different styles of beads and almost 500,000 Swarovski crystals. 40 tonnes of exotic flying scenery and 60 tonnes of automation and staging has been transferred to Singapore in more than 30, 40’ sea containers to recreate the fantasy city of Agrabah including the colourful marketplace, the lush palace of the Sultan and his princess daughter Jasmine and the legendary Cave of Wonders. The principal cast features Gareth Jacobs as Genie, Graeme Isaako as Aladdin, Shubshri Kandiah as Jasmine, Patrick R Brown as Jafar, Doron Chester as Iago, Darren Yap as the Sultan, Rob Mallett as Kassim, Troy Sussman as Babkak and Adam Di Martino as Omar.

We all love muscials don’t we? There is actually an Aladdin movie playing in cinemas now, but it can never come close to watching a real cast performance on stage singing a storyline in a song.

We were invited to the opening gala night of Aladdin the musical and boy it was an amazing and brilliant spectacle of nostalgic songs ranging from “A Whole New Whole” the Oscar Award Winning Best Original Score by Peabo Bryson and Regina Belle, to “Friend Like Me”, “Proud of Your Boy”, and “Arabian Nights”, backed by a solid live band playing from under the pit stage.

Every set was brilliantly choreographed and orchestrated, in typically Broadway Cabaret entertainment style that had the audience tapping their feet and clapping in rhythm.

Gareth Jacobs was outstanding in his role as Genie, playing the role with true charisma and showmanship.

At the end of the show, the cast bowed to the standing ovation from the delighted audience.

Grab your tickets fast before they sell out!