Who knows the world-famous fairy tale "Aladdin" from one Thousand and one night not? After the great success of the musical ‘Pippi put the thing on stilts’ picks Except. again with a large-scale familiemusical: ‘Aladdin’. It is a spectacular musical journey through the Middle East, full of humour, (belly)dance, a few spells, a magic carpet with a princess on it and a crazy Spirit from a wonderlamp.
None other than Giovanni Kemper, known from the Studio 100-series ‘Nightwatch’, creeps into the skin of Aladdin. Princess Jasmine is played by ‘The Buurtpolitie’actress Ianthe Tavernier. She is wearing a black wig and darker makeup to look more Oriental. Former Teen-face Kobe Van Herwegen should fully enjoy as a Spirit. Not by chance, because he is a magician and gets in this performance is just magic tricks. Also Ann Van den Broeck (villain Hessa) and Marc Lauwrys (the sultan) come into play.
The familiemusical ‘Aladdin’ plays tomorrow in Stadsschouwburg Antwerpen. Then there are performances in Ethias Theater Hasselt on June 1 and 2, and in Capitole Ghent on 8 and 9 June. Tickets via except.be.