Aladdin The Musical

As I mentioned last week, my Mom was taking me to see Aladdin The Musical. It was amazing! One thing I really miss about city living is the opportunity to go to shows. I love the theatre, and musical theatre especially. I also miss being on the stage, but I think that ship has sailed. … Continue reading Aladdin The Musical

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Do you really know Aladdin?

There is some debate on the origins of the fairy tale of Aladdin. It is commonly believed to be one of the stories Scheherazade tells in One Thousand And One Nights. I certainly thought it was. The copy I had growing up was definitely in a compilation of Middle Eastern stories including Aladdin, Ali Baba … Continue reading Do you really know Aladdin?

The Little Mermaid – Disney V Hans Christian Andersen

  It’s no secret that I love mermaids. The Little Mermaid, naturally, is one of my favourite Fairy Tales. While the musical numbers in the Disney production are catchy and fun it’s the Hans Christian Andersen version that I really like; you know, the original (as always the book is better than the movie). It … Continue reading The Little Mermaid – Disney V Hans Christian Andersen