|Adam Jacobs as Aladdin in the 2011Seattle Pilot Production, Photo by Chris Bennion|
Last night's World Premiere of Aladdin received a standing ovation from a thrilled audience. After the show Don Darryl Rivera (Iago) tweeted "What a beautiful sight to see a standing ovation on our first preview! #AladdinTO #CanYouFeelTheLoveTonight #WhoopsOtherShow" and James Monroe Iglehart (Genie) tweeted simply "I love this show! @Aladdin having a ball!"
There were reports of a few technical difficulties, but this is live theatre and that's why they have preview runs before the show officially opens. I still remember seeing the first preview of The Little Mermaid in Denver and being told if we were really lucky we might even see a stage hand ("they're wearing black and don't have fins"). Despite the minor technical hiccups the audience loved the show and online reactions have been overwhelmingly positive, Aladdin is off to an incredible start.