I SAW ALADDIN THE MUSICAL AND I AM STILL SCREAMING // I review musicals now???

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Hey guys, today I am reviewing a musical??? Because I’m a professional adult now??? I saw this on my birthday at the end of April and I loved it. I turned 18 this year so this was a really cool present, especially because I got to see the show with my mum. 

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MY FIRST IMPRESSION

I loved this show. I found the first half really interesting, mostly because I hadn’t seen the movie in such a long time that I honestly didn’t remember any of the plot points. The first half sets up new story parts than the film – for example, Aladdin’s mother died 2 months before the story is set. I also really enjoyed the little changes in the story like how they changed Aladdin’s friend Abu into his three friends (Omar, Babkak & Kassim). And, I loved all of them and their songs were fantastic!

THE CHARACTERS

Oh my god, who cares about the plot because the characters and sets are what make this show as good as it is. The guy who played the Genie was fantastic and I loved him, he was definitely my favourite character of them all! I also really enjoyed Aladdin, and funnily enough considering the story is named after him, I’ve never actually liked the character of Aladdin before. This version of the character had more depth to him and was more relatable. His song, Proud of Your Boy, in particular, is my favourite because it shows that he’s not this ridiculously cocky character like in the original film.

I will admit that I wasn’t big on Jasmine but, maybe that’s just because she felt like a slightly fierce character. Maybe?? I don’t know, but honestly, I did still really enjoy her and we did also get to know her character more in the show too. If the characters in the new live-action Disney film are anything like the characters in this show then I will definitely not be mad. 
THE MUSIC

I love music from musicals, almost more than normal music??? And the soundtrack for this musical is absolutely fantastic! My favourite is of course, Proud of Your Boy but I have been known to play Prince Ali on repeat in the last week. The music is fantastic so you guys should definitely check it out (it’s on YouTube).

LAST THOUGHTS

I’m so happy I saw this show. If you live in AUS and you have the chance you really should go see it. I’m sorry to all you US people, but the Australian cast actually sounds so much better. whoops. I guess I’m a Musical snob now (lol I have been for years though so it’s okay?)

I just loved this show. They really made an effort to make the show enjoyable for all of watching the show. I mean?? There were Tim Tam jokes? He had VEGEMITE?? He made a joke about Ipswich and I swear to god, the entire crowd collectively snorted.

PROUD OF YOUR BOY IS THE BEST SONG OF EVER. Seriously, this song made m like Aladdin. Also, this has nothing to do with anything but that guy who plays Aladdin in the Brisbane show is hella pretty and god damn his voice is 💯💯💯

I am officially excited for the live action. It makes me think the live action will be something like the musical not even mad. If they include Proud of Your Boy I will cry, damn you, Disney.

 

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IS ALADDIN ONE OF YOUR FAVOURITE DISNEY FILMS?

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