A Whole New World at Marina Bay Sands Theatre with Aladdin The Musical

Singapore Musical Marina Bay Sands

As I have written time and time again, I am a fan of musical (amongst others) and would cross oceans for a good musical – especially my favourites! I’m sad that Aladdin The Musical‘s Asia Tour was only to Singapore but luckily, the country is not that far from home.

From 21st July to 1 September only, Aladdin The Musical will be played in Marina Bay Sands’ Sands Theatre. From the time I first found out they were going to Singapore, I had been pestering my husband to go with me (or he wouldn’t let me go alone) and yay, we watched it last Wednesday!

On opening week, we decided to make a 3D2N trip to Singapore. We only bought the show’s tickets 2 days before our trip. Very last minute? Not exactly. It was more like, counting our Ringgits before converting them to Dollars. Gosh, I wish somebody would do something about this economy and the huge difference in our country’s currency!

After arriving in Singapore around 3pm and checking-in to our hotel at Geylang, my husband and I went to visit one of my aunts in Patong Pasir before my kind cousin drove us both to Marina Bay Sands for the show. It was quite a luck that Patong Pasir was only about 15-minutes drive to Marina Bay Sands.

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Crowd gathered in front of Sands Theatre and it’s no wonder, most of them were there to take a photo at the huge “Aladdin” board outside. Upon entering the theatre, I went straight for merchandise. I loved some of the merchandises but I decided to stick to my “mandatory merchandise purchases” which are: Programme Book and Mug.

Singapore Musical Marina Bay Sands
Can’t wait for the show!

Take A Ride With Aladdin, Princess Jasmine and Most Importantly, Genie in Aladdin The Musical

Singapore Musical Marina Bay Sands

“Arabian nights, like Arabian days…”

Firstly, Aladdin The Musical is not exactly the same as the cartoon neither like the more recent movie. This is common of musicals and if you’ve never seen the musical before (like me), it is one way to anticipate a surprise.

I loved the candidness of the Genie, which is definitely in character – the “extra” personality, the extravagance, the extraordinary dances and songs. Genie is definitely one of the key characters in Aladdin but I was a little disappointed that he didn’t have much “airtime” as he should, in comparison to Aladdin’s four other friends.

Yes, in Aladdin Musical, Aladdin has FOUR best friends and not the one good monkey friend called Abu. No doubt it’s due to the fact that it was a LIVE show and we can’t have a live monkey on stage – or even a puppet monkey, since Aladdin is not a ventriloquist. I just thought the time Aladdin spent with his friends took more time away from Genie and his bubbly and fun self.

The props however, was amazing, especially during the Magic Carpet Ridewhen Aladdin (or Prince Ali, in this scene) and Princess Jasmine sang the song “A Whole New World” together. Oh, I love those ‘twinkles’ of the stars.

I also loved the earlier scene when Aladdin was in the cave looking for the lamp. Everything was so gold and shiny in there. But then again, the absence of Abu made it seemed like Aladdin was going to steal the gemstone – which was not a very smooth scene considering he was in fact, the person with a good heart or better knows as, “the diamond in the rough”.

And then, the costumes. All glittery and dazzling with the spotlights hitting them directly. I ABSOLUTELY LOVED IT! I am a fan of “blings” and seeing all the glamorous and colourful costumes definitely adds to the excitement!

I wished the scene when Genie sang “Prince Ali” to introduce Prince Ali of Ababwa to Princess Jasmine and her father, The Sultan was more pronounced – with more dancers and more lavish costumes as they paraded and danced on stage before they presented Prince Ali (Aladdin) at the end of the song.

I don’t know… I was in a dilemma after watching Aladdin The Musical at Marina Bay Sands Theatre the other day. I liked some scenes, songs and costumes but I also thought the production could’ve gone bigger, added some more scenes for Genie and subtract other not-so-important characters.

Singapore Musical Marina Bay Sands
Thank you everyone!
Singapore Musical Marina Bay Sands
Note: Inform the crew you would prefer a Landscape instead of Portrait photo or they would take your photo in Portrait by default and your photo would miss the gorgeous backdrop like mine above.
Singapore Musical Marina Bay Sands

I didn’t fall in love head over heels with Aladdin The Musical as I had with some other musicals before, but I still enjoyed the show and the merchandises, at the end of the day. Maybe there really was something lacking, or maybe I was just tired from the day’s journey to Singapore that my attention wasn’t 100% into the show that evening.

How about you? Have you watched Aladdin The Musical? What do you feel of the show?

16 thoughts on “A Whole New World at Marina Bay Sands Theatre with Aladdin The Musical

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    Fuyoh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Untung nyer you dapat tengok Alladin Musical at marina Bay Sands Singapore. Teringat zaman kecik2 dulu selalu tengok Disney On Ice at stadium2. Rindu sgt. Plus i miss Singapore too. Tq for sharing your experience.

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      Seronok jgk tgk teater mcm ni lgpun cite Aladin ni dah org tau citenya camner bdk2 mmg suka

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    aladdin.
    dekat di hati citer ni.
    dari kecik kot 🙂
    terutama lagu2 nyer…
    tapi tu la.
    singapore…
    dekat… tapi jauh la jugak 🙂 hi hi hi hi hi…
    terkenang aida keje di bsi, jb.
    hu hu hu hu jem nak kuar masuk singapore = wow!

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    bestnya ! musikal pulak tu. cerita dah la best. heheh. tahniah awak sebab masih lagi menyokong teater musikal macam ni. harga tiket boleh tahan oi.

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    Berapa ye tiket untuk tonton teater aladdin ni? Layan movie aladin tak pernah jemu. Walaupun jalan cerita sama je. Tp tengok teater ni lain dari yg lain, mcm wajib tengok je. Tiket elok book online or direct walk in ?

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    Wah seronoknya tengok muzikal aladin kat sana. I kalau tengok muzikal
    Mmg excited. Sebab lagu memang meletop2 punya best hehe

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    bestnya aladin musical… lain macm ni haaa… tetiba teringat balik bila tengok cerita aladin ni kat tv keluaran disney mcm kecil2 dulu kiki

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    Wow… ada aladdin la.. nasib tak jauh dari tanah air. Boleb la jugak ke singapore untuk bawa anak-anak layan Aladdin musical ni. Anak yg kecil mmg suka Aladdin.hihihi

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    Bestnya dapat tengok muzikal secara langsung! Teringin jugak nak tengok muzikal macam ni. In shaa Allah suatu hari nanti bila ada rezeki. Nice review ya.

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    Ohh wow intereesting. I personally tak minat sangat Aladdin. Tapi nampak menarik teater ni. Setup pun cantik.

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    Wah syoknya dapat tgk alddin dekat marina singaporw.. Mesti best giler ni.. Nad tak pernh tgk muzikal2 macam ni.. Lagi cerita aladdin ni mmg orang suka..

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    OMG! You are super lucky to have seen this. Aladdin is like my childhood movie. I get goosebumps every time i hear the song till now. It must have been amazing to be there watching it.

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    Bestnya boleh tengok live, bila tengok musical ni memang ralit, kagum dengan persembahan diorang. Terbaik.

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    Wahh bestnya dpt tonton aladdin the musical theatre.. Kita suka tgk cite Aladdin masa kcik2 dulu. Tak sangka sekarang pun msih ada yg buat pasal Aladdin ek

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    Nampak menarik je. Seronok baca your first experience watching musical theatre. Saya sendiri belom pernah tonton mana mana musical theatre lagi. Yang tak musical pon x pernah tengok jugak hehe

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