For Michael and Matthew Gardiner, they were born into Irish dancing. “Both of our parents are Irish. They originally moved to Denver just to try it out but ended up staying for about 15 years, they loved it so much,” older brother Michael Gardiner said. “It was so important for them, as an Irish family […]
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Excerpted from the Aladdin study guide. Adapted from an article by Albert Evans, with permission from The 5th Avenue Theatre. The Aladdin story, on which the Broadway musical is based, has its origins in One Thousand and One Nights. Although the stories were compiled by Antoine Galland, a French translator, around 1710, the tales themselves […]
Riverdance 25th Anniversary Show is celebrating its silver anniversary and it’s a double whammy — 25 years performing for 25 million fans. But that was not the original expectation. Riverdance started as a one-time, seven-minute performance. “It came from the Eurovision song contest, which is a big contest in Europe and it’s watched by about […]
From the producer of The Lion King comes the timeless story of Aladdin, a thrilling new production filled with unforgettable beauty, magic, comedy and breathtaking spectacle. It’s an extraordinary theatrical event where one lamp and three wishes make the possibilities infinite. Take a look at some of the production photos below.
Riverdance as you’ve never seen it before! A powerful and stirring reinvention of this beloved favorite celebrated the world over for its Grammy award-winning score and the thrilling energy and passion of its Irish and international dance. Take a look at the production photos below.
This article originally ran in Disney twenty-three, a publication of D23: The Official Disney Fan Club. Early in the evolution of Aladdin, composer Alan Menken, book writer and lyricist Chad Beguelin and director/choreographer Casey Nicholaw got together to write a brand new song for the stage musical – a unique collaboration that could only happen […]
Alain Boublil (Book & Original French text) and Claude-Michel Schönberg (Book & Music) share their insights on Les Misérables. A few years after the huge success of the original Les Misérables in Paris, we met Cameron Mackintosh to discuss an English version. He told us excitedly, “You do not realise what you have written.” Neither […]
Thanks to Victor Hugo’s 1862 novel Les Misérables and the May 10-21 production of the musical at the Buell Theatre, we have classic French food on the brain. Think coq au vin, escargot, steak frites, beef Bourguignon, onion soup, delicate pastries and more. Bread too proves important to many French meals as it was to […]
The most critically-acclaimed new musical of the season, KIMBERLY AKIMBO, will launch a National Tour with the Denver Center for the Performing Arts in September 2024. The 75-week tour will play 60 cities across North America. Casting, exact dates and additional cities will be announced on a later date. “KIMBERLY AKIMBO is the kind of […]
If I was to say what had happened to Les Misérables is the dream I dreamed, it would not be true – Les Mis has been a success beyond my wildest dreams. The show in 1985 that few people had booked in advance to see was coolly, if not hostilely, reviewed by the early critics. […]