The Weekend Australian - Review - - Out & About -

From the pro­ducer of King, Dis­ney’s beloved story Aladdin comes to the­atri­cal life in this new mu­si­cal. Fea­tur­ing all the pop­u­lar songs from the film as well as new mu­sic writ­ten by Tony and Academy Award win­ner Alan Menken ( Newsies) with lyrics by the leg­endary Howard Ashman ( Beauty and the Beast), Tony Award win­ner Tim Rice and writer Chad Beguelin. Star­ring Ains­ley Mel­ham as Aladdin and Michael James Scott as Ge­nie. Capi­tol The­atre, 13 Camp­bell Street, Hay­mar­ket. Opens Au­gust 3. Tick­ets: $60-$195. Book­ings: 136 100. Un­til Oc­to­ber 23. Scan­di­na­vian Film Fes­ti­val The third it­er­a­tion of the Scan­di­na­vian Film Fes­ti­val fea­tures 22 films show­cas­ing Nordic cul­ture, peo­ple and sto­ries. High­lights in­clude Rune Den­stad Lan­glo’s Wel­come to Nor­way, a black com­edy about a hotel near the Nor­we­gianSwedish bor­der, and The Fencer, which was nom­i­nated for the best for­eign lan­guage film Golden Globe this year. Var­i­ous ses­sions and lo­ca­tions in Syd­ney. Ticket prices vary. Book­ings through venues or on­line. Ends Wed­nes­day. by Frank Martin; The Wings of the Wind, writ­ten by the choir’s or­gan scholar, Owain Park; Byrd’s O Lord, Make Thy Ser­vant; Rau­tavaara’s Evening Hymn: Ek­teniya; and Joseph Twist’s Hymn of An­cient Lands. City Recital Hall, 2 An­gel Place, Syd­ney. Mon­day, 7pm; July 30, 2pm. Tick­ets: $30-$117. Book­ings: 1800 688 482 or on­line.

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