Broadway Musical “Aladdin” Receives 5 Tony Award Nominations!

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Congratulations to the Broadway show “Aladdin” for being nominated in five different categories for the 2014 Tony Awards!

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Aladdin” has been nominated in the following categories along with these other shows:

Best Musical
“After Midnight”
“Aladdin”
“Beautiful – The Carole King Musical”
“A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder”

Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical
Danny Burstein, “Cabaret”
Nick Codero, “Bullets Over Broadway”
Joshua Henry, “Violet”
James M. Iglehart, “Aladdin”
Jarrod Specter, “Bullets Over Broadway”

Best Book of a Musical
Chad Beguelin, “Aladdin”
Douglas McGrath, “Beautiful – The Carole King Musical”
Woody Allen, “Bullets Over Broadway”
Robert L. Friedman, “A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder”

Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theater
“Aladdin” (Music: Alan Menkin; Lyrics: Howard Ashman, Tim Rice and Chad Begeulin)
“The Bridges of Madison County” (Music & Lyrics: Jason Robert Brown)
“A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder” (Music: Steven Lutvak; Lyrics: Robert L. Freedman and Steven Lutvak)
“If/Then” (Music: Tom Kitt; Lyrics: Brian Yorkey)

Best Choreography
Warren Carlyle, “After Midnight”
Steven Hoggett and Kelly Devine, “Rocky”
Casey Nicholaw, “Aladdin”
Susan Stroman, “Bullets Over Broadway”

The awards show will air on Sunday, June 8th and is being hosted by Hugh Jackman. For more information about the 2014 Tony Awards, click here.

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Disney Fact #122

Remember the movie Who Framed Roger Rabbit?

This movie is complicated for me to explain my feelings about. As a kid, I always enjoyed the movie. It was one of my father’s favorites and I have good memories of watching it with him. But the movie also made me scared, and kind of sad, too (the whole DIP part with the shoe?!?!).

Yes, my thoughts exactly.

Yes, my thoughts exactly.

Anyways, I’ve been meaning to do a post regarding this movie, since it is a goldmine for innuendos and hidden references. I found this fact to be very interesting, and not too creepy, either!

Whaddya mean, creepy?!

Whaddya mean, creepy?!

Roger Rabbit was designed as an amalgamation of classic cartoon characters, a creation that felt at home with the well-known toons but was still unique. The filmmakers described Roger as having the face of a Warner Brothers character, the body of a Disney protagonist and the attitude of a Tex Avery creation. His overalls are based on Goofy’s outfit, his tie on Porky Pig and his gloves on Mickey Mouse, though Roger’s are yellow to stand out against his white fur.

Do you see it?

Do you see it?

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The Cutest Collection – I want them all!

Available now on Disney.com in “Tink’s Treasures” – a section of the online store that highlights the best deals available, the “Animator’s Collection” and “It’s a Small World” dolls are featured as the deal of the week. Why? …

Because they are the most adorable little dolls! They are selling right now for $20 each, which isn’t a bad price, but unfortunately it mean I still can’t get every single one… 😦

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Out of the “Animator’s Collection”, Disney Princesses such as Pocahontas (who I found to be the most adorable!), Mulan, Cinderella, and more are designed as 16″ dolls with replicated costumes.

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Princess Aurora’s adorable too, with her big blue eyes and Mary Jane shoes. I feel like this blog doesn’t give the Sleeping Beauty much love, so I just had to represent her here today!

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Also, the “It’s a Small World” Collection on sale. You can collect one that represents your heritage, or pick a couple that represent a favorite country of yours. I wish they made a doll that represented my heritage. Oh wait, they kind of did. It’s sort of the whole collection! Yes, my Diva heritage covers multiple nationalities, but whose doesn’t nowadays?

You can click here to be taken to the store. Shop around and tell me what you think!

Disney Fact #121

For those of you who have found something comforting and warm in the sleeper Home on the Range, this fact should make you smile.

Maggie (center) is one tough cow!

Maggie (center) is one tough cow!

Outspoken firecracker Roseanne Barr (a Diva in her own way!) provided the voice for heroine Maggie, the determined bovine that sets off on a mission to save the “Little Patch of Heaven” farm. This movie is unique and I don’t  think it’s for everyone. I like it because for some reason it always felt familiar and cozy, and I think there should be space in Frontier Land for this film!

Anyways, true to form, Barr improvised a witty comeback that took the G rated movie to a PG level. Her line, “Year, they’re real. Quit staring”.  was deemed a little too adult, apparently.

Say it ain't so!

Say it ain’t so!

The context of this line was made to another character regarding her, well, her utters. That classic sass is to be expected of Barr, isn’t it?

Diva!

Diva!

 

Inspiring Words When You Need a Lift

This quote is from Ratatouille. I know it’s not as popular as the Toy Story trilogy or Finding Nemo, but the gumption that Remy the Rat has is inspiring and always gives me a hopeful feeling. I watched this movie last night, and every time I watch it, I notice something new. These inspiring words given by Gusteau caught my attention.

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