On 14 March 23 Sherwood Probus members and friends were lucky enough to attend the musical Aladdin at QPAC.
The ancient story of Aladdin has been given the Disney treatment to offer us this very entertaining show with the most colourful scenery seen in a musical. The costumes were something to behold and it would appear no expense was spared using thousands of Swarovski crystals to create sparkling Arabian outfits. The following photos, taken at the show’s launch in 2017, probably don’t do them full justice.
As the ancient story goes Aladdin finds a lamp and releases the Genie who grants him three wishes. Garett Jacobs who plays the Genie was the stand out of the show. His singing and dancing numbers were many and executed with such energy. Besides Aladdin and the Princess there were several other character parts which combined to help relate the tale and many of these added comedy to the story.
Of course there was also magic and we saw Aladdin and the Princess ride on the magic carpet which appeared to float above the city. This is where they sang the signature tune from the show ‘A Whole New World’.
A truly spectacular show and a pleasant way to spend an afternoon.
The Theatre Group’s next major events are The Merry Widow and Beautiful: The Carol King story in June and August respectively. If you enjoy theatre amid pleasant company, why not enquire about joining our Club.