Aladdin’s OC Debut

Last night I went to go watch Aladdin at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts. This was show number four in Segerstrom’s 2018-2019 Broadway Season and my second time watching it. I saw it last year while it was at the Pantages.

There was a change in the main cast compared to the Los Angeles stop. Clinton Greenspan, who was in the ensemble last year, is now Aladdin. Lissa deGuzman, formerly a swing, is Jasmine. In LA, we got the original Broadway Aladdin and Jasmine, Adam Jacobs and Courtney Reed. Greenspan and deGuzman’s performance were just as amazing. I loved it and enjoyed just as much as the first.

Speaking of firsts, this was the first time I saw a show that experienced technical difficulties. A backdrop being raised got stuck about 1/8th of the way up. An announcement was made over the speaker that the show was experiencing technical difficulties and the audience cheered. I saw a few phones getting pulled out. There’s probably pictures of it on Instagram.

Go see the show while you still can. It runs through March 23. Buy your tickets at scfta.org.

Aladdin Back in SoCal

Aladdin, the hit Broadway musical, makes its return to southern California on March 6, 2019. Prince Ali Ababwa, or Abubu if you’re Jafar, will be doing 23 performances at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Costa Mesa, CA. Tickets are available for purchase now starting at $26.50 if you want to sit in the back and/or the edge. I have my ticket ready for the 2pm matinee on March 7th. Am I crazy enough to see two performances in one day? Hmm…

Aladdin was the first animated Disney movie I saw in theaters. This will be my second time seeing the touring Broadway musical. I saw it last year at the Pantages Theatre where we were treated to the original Broadway Aladdin and Jasmine (Adam Jacobs and Courtney Reed). I was super excited to see that it was part of SCFTA’s 2018-2019 Broadway Season package so I’ll be looking forward to revisiting the streets of Agrabah.