A while back Rikke and I went on a small trip to Fredericia Theatre since they were showing the European debut of the Aladdin musical (and my tickets were discounted since it's a Disney production)! Naturally I wore my Disneyland sweater...
We had really been looking forward to it and it was a nice little day-trip with the train, play and dinner.
We were quiet possible the only adults there without the company of smaller children, haha. I was very surprised that it was such a small theatre, but the play on the stage was great. There were some cute things in the songs, some pretty brilliant ideas for the narration and the guy playing Genie really took the play to a whole new world (pun intended).
My favourite thing was ultimately the scenography,! The objects and backdrops they used were simple but really worked - most clever was the ideas for Jasmine's bedroom and balcony (the latter could separate into two and make room for the carpet ride into the sky).
After the play we roamed the town, looking for a place to have some dinner, ahha. And we found Pacman!
This Friday I went with my mum to see the Royal Ballet's production of Sleeping Beauty, choreographed by Christopher Wheeldon. The music written by Pjotr Tjajkovskij was of course fantastic and it really surprised me that all the music in Disney's film was taken from the ballet.
It was a gorgeous experience and I got to see Alban Lendorf and J'aime Crandall as the leads ! I couldn't help being amazed when she at one point danced for a full 5 minutes (at least) only on the tip of her toes - her feet must have been aching! But that is why they have 5 women portraying Aurora - the dance is too tough to perform too often.
The costumes and backdrops were breathtaking, so I had to take the program home - that's not something I do a lot, haha.
I also went to see Skammerens Datter (The Shamer's Daughter) with Lea and Cecil. It was such a fun trip down memory lane for us, since we've read the novels again and again when we were kids (and of course we had to re-read them for this theatre experience!). It was a very cute musical and I'm thrilled that it sold enough tickets to make it possible to perform the second book on the stage as well. If we're lucky, we might be granted all 4 !