Discover 'A whole new world' as Disney's Aladdin takes the stage at the Kentucky Center
LOUISVILLE, Ky (WDRB) -- Disney's Aladdin is now on stage at the Kentucky Center.
The hit Broadway musical features the unforgettable music, magic, and comedy from the animated film. Louisville native and Manual High School graduate Michael Callahan is the show's dance captain.
The musical runs through Sunday October 21st.
Tickets start at $39 and for some shows are still available.
Information about tickets can be found here. http://www.kentuckycenter.org/all-shows/disneys-aladdin
Michael's connection to Louisville:
"I grew up in Louisville. I moved there when I was five and stayed until I left for college at 18. I spent 1st through 8th grade at St. Aloysius in Peewee Valley and then went to high school at The Youth Performing Arts School/ Manual high school.
I started working professionally in Louisville at a young age. I worked for Music Theatre Louisville, Derby Dinner Playhouse, and Stage One. I also studied dance at Dancensation. My parents still reside in the St. Matthews area as my youngest brother is a senior at Trinity High School.
The Kentucky Center is actually the first place I performed professionally with Stage One at the age of 8. It will be nostalgic to be back as an adult."
Produced by Disney Theatrical Productions, under the direction of Thomas Schumacher, the show features music by Tony Award and eight-time Oscar® winner Alan Menken (Beauty and the Beast, Newsies, Sister Act), lyrics by two-time Oscar winner Howard Ashman (Beauty and the Beast, The Little Mermaid), three-time Tony Award and three-time Oscar winner Tim Rice (Evita, Aida) and four-time Tony Award nominee Chad Beguelin (The Wedding Singer), with a book by Beguelin, and is directed and choreographed by Tony Award winner Casey Nicholaw (The Book of Mormon).
Aladdin, adapted from the Academy Award®-winning animated Disney film and centuries-old folktales including "One Thousand and One Nights," is brought to fresh theatrical life in this bold new musical. Aladdin's journey sweeps audiences into an exotic world of daring adventure, classic comedy and timeless romance. This new production features a full score, including the five cherished songs from the Academy Award-winning soundtrack and more written especially for the stage
The animated film Aladdin was released by Disney in 1992 and was a critical and box office smash, becoming the highest-grossing film of the year.
The film won the Oscar for Best Original Score and introduced the hit song "A Whole New World," which won the second of the film's two Academy Awards as Best Original Song. The Peabo Bryson/Regina Belle recording of the tune soared to #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
Aladdin is designed by seven-time Tony-winning scenic designer Bob Crowley, six-time Tony-winning lighting designer Natasha Katz, two-time Tony-winning costume designer Gregg Barnes and sound designer Ken Travis.
The production team also includes illusion designer Jim Steinmeyer, hair designer Josh Marquette and makeup designer Milagros Medina-Cerdeira. The music team is headed by music supervisor and music director Michael Kosarin, who also created the vocal and incidental music arrangements, joined by orchestrator Danny Troob and dance music arranger Glen Kelly.
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