This week we wanted to take a moment to take a little intermission. Why? Two reasons actually. First next Tuesday (10/13) is the official release of the Aladdin Diamond Edition Blu-ray Combo Pack. One of the things many Disney and Aladdin fans have wondered since this release was announced in February was how would Disney address the death of Robin Williams, the voice of the Genie and how would they honor him in this release? Disney has done a very good job of not revealing many details about the extras that would be on the Blu-Ray set.
The Disney Store‘s explanation of the Blu-ray and it’s extras has been “From the Academy Award-winning music to the unforgettable moments of sidesplitting comedy and soaring adventure, enter ”a whole new world” of entertainment in this astounding, fun-filled Blu-ray Diamond Special Edition, featuring the deleted song Proud of Your Boy, games, movie secrets and so much more – it’s everything you could ever wish for!”
This morning Good Morning America did a segment on the Blu-Ray release and released this amazing clip that will be on the Blu-Ray. The clip shows outtakes of Robin Williams in the recording booth as the Genie doing voices that were cut from the film. The outtake that also includes an interview with Ron Clements, Scott Weinger,Brad Kane, Linda Larkin, and Lea Salonga from the movie, and Alan Menken and Jonathan Freeman from the movie and Broadway musical can be seen on Good Morning America’s website.
Also this week Disney on Broadway announced they will be hosting open casting calls across the U.S. beginning in November and running through May 2016 for Aladdin and The Lion King! Per the announcement “Casting representatives from both productions will hold open auditions for local singers, dancers, actors and children (for The Lion King only) in Chicago, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Toronto, Washington, D.C., Orlando, Miami, Dallas and New Orleans. Both productions are seeking actors, singers who move well and dancers to be in the ensemble and to cover or replace lead roles.”
Casting Call Dates and Locations are as follows:
- Chicago November 7 & 8, 2015
- Los Angeles November 11, 12 & 14, 2015
- Atlanta December 12 & 13, 2015
- Toronto January 16 & 17, 2016
- Washington, D.C. March 12 & 13, 2016
- Orlando April 9 & 10, 2016
- Miami April 12 & 13, 2016
- Dallas April 30 & May 1, 2016
- New Orleans May 7, 2016
For more information, including casting breakdowns and venue and timing details by city, please visit www.DisneyOnBroadwayCasting.com.
To close this week’s Mouse to Marquee Intermission, in honor of next week’s Blu-Ray release and in honor of Robin Williams, we wanted to share with you Disney on Broadway’s video “Broadway’s Cast of ALADDIN Pays Tribute to Robin Williams” we hope you enjoy it as much as we do, but we do suggest you have some tissues nearby!
TMSM is thrilled to give it’s readers a chance to experience it’s new series “From Mouse to Marquee” written by Addie Clark. If you have missed out on any segments of “Mouse to Marquee” you can find them all here in our archives! This week’s intermission was written by Aut.
Video source Disney on Broadway, Genie image by Eric Goldberg
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