Stars take to the magical red carpet at the opening night of Disney’s Aladdin the Musical

by Gazette Reporter
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It was a magical experience at Dublin’s Bord Gais Energy Theatre on Thursday evening as  a host of well known faces took to the red carpet for the opening night of Disney’s Aladdin the Musical.

Spotted on the night were Marty Whelan who was all smiles  accompanied by his daughter Jess who is expecting her first baby , Jennifer Zamparelli  who was accompanied by her daughter Florence , Paul Ryder, Alisha Weir Tara O Farrell, Zeinab Elguzouli ,Aideen Kate Murphy, Triona McCarthjy and her husband Will and their children Max and Minnie ,James Patrice was enjoying a night with his mother Fron after his busy start to the year working on Dancing with the Stars, Actor Adam Weafer, Lauren Whelan and Dominique Nugent , Dancer Adam Fogarty,  Singer Soule, Ryan Andrews and Michaela O Neill as well as Radio presenters Marty Miller, dee Woods and Brendan O Loughlin.

The timeless story of Disney’s ALADDIN is  a thrilling production filled with unforgettable magic, comedy and breathtaking spectacle! The extraordinary theatrical event already seen by over 14 million people worldwide, where one lamp and three wishes make the possibilities infinite.

The UK and Ireland tour of Disney’s ALADDIN star Yeukayi Ushe as Genie and  Gavin Adams as Aladdin and Desmonda Cathabel as Jasmine. 

Adapted from Disney’s 1992 animated film and centuries-old folktales including “One Thousand and One Nights”, this smash-hit musical has been brought to theatrical life in a unique and dazzling way. The show continues its record-breaking run on Broadway at the New Amsterdam Theatre, and since opening there in March 2014, nine subsequent productions have launched around the world, including over 1200 performances at the Prince Edward Theatre in London’s West End.

Aladdin features the timeless songs from the animated film, as well as new music by Tony®, Olivier®, Grammy® and eight-time Acadamy Award® winner Alan Menken (Beauty and the Beast, Newsies, Sister Act), lyrics by two-time Academy Award® winner Howard Ashman (Beauty and the BeastThe Little Mermaid), three-time Tony® and three-time Academy Award® winner Tim Rice (The Lion KingEvitaAida) and six-time Tony® nominee Chad Beguelin (The PromThe Wedding Singer), with a book by Beguelin, and is directed and choreographed by Tony® and Olivier® Award winner Casey Nicholaw (The Book of Mormon).   

PHOTOS – BRIAN MC EVOY

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