Post by theatremadhatter on Apr 28, 2016 22:53:08 GMT
Really looking forward to this! I love the soundtrack from broadway but agree I hope it won't be seen as a big pantomime here. It really has the danger of being too cod. I think looking at the cast list we should have some good funny comedy moments but plus great big dance numbers. It's a big ensemble! They haven't been that active on Social media or TV yet though? I'd have expected a lot more, not much press at all like behind the scenes or rehearsal pics etc. That video doesn't really show off the show at all like the Broadway clips.
Considering people's attention span these days, they probably don't want to start the media blitz too early. I'm sure we'll get some promo pics in costume soon enough and the leads singing A Whole New World somewhere.
And even if actual English people would perhaps think it "too panto", Aladdin may do well on the tourist trade since it's a very popular/well-known Disney movie and the musical hasn't really been around Europe/the world yet like Lion King.
Here's hoping. I can't stand the idea of yet another truly new musical dying a death in London while all the jukebox stuff lives on.