Dis­ney stars trip the light fan­tas­tic

Sunday Mail - - NEWS - MATT GILBERTSON

MU­SI­CAL the­atre fans in Ade­laide have had their wishes granted ever since it was an­nounced that Dis­ney’s Aladdin would light up the Fes­ti­val The­atre next year.

Now, af­ter a long wait, tick­ets are fi­nally go­ing on sale tomorrow.

The show’s stars – Graeme Isaako, who takes on the ti­tle role, his Princess Jas­mine, Shub­shri Kan­diah, and Gareth Ja­cobs, who plays the Ge­nie – were in town this week to pro­mote the 2019 SA sea­son and say they can’t wait to ex­plore our city.

“I love know­ing that the arts com­mu­nity here is so vi­brant and I’m look­ing for­ward to be­ing a part of it,” Ja­cobs says. “A cook­ing class with Mag­gie Beer is at the top of my Ade­laide wish list.”

More than six mil­lion peo­ple world­wide have seen the Broad­way spec­tac­u­lar Aladdin. It will be the first large-scale mu­si­cal Dis­ney has brought to Ade­laide. The pro­duc­tion boasts 337 lav­ish cos­tumes, com­plete with 500,000 Swarovski crys­tals.

Isaako says it’s im­por­tant the ac­tors stay at the top of their game. “This in­cludes es­sen­tial rest, get­ting out and ex­er­cis­ing in the fresh air … I try to get to the gym five times a week,” he says.

Kan­diah, who loves to “be a Princess every day’’, is look­ing for­ward to re­fu­elling with eats from Ade­laide Cen­tral Mar­ket.

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