Monday, 11 April 2016

The Music Beyond the Magic 1 - Trevor Dion Nicholas

Trevor Dion Nicholas as Genie, Photo by Disney
Welcome to the first Music Beyond the Magic post!

Earlier this year Don Darryl Rivera shared an old performance of his at one of Contemporary Classics' annual New Voices events.  It was a fantastic, and hilarious, performance and it got me thinking about a new feature for this blog.

As anyone who's been reading this blog or following the show knows, the casts of Aladdin are phenomenally talented.  Watching Don's video I decided I wanted to do something to showcase those talents, to see these amazing actors and actresses shine outside of the show.  So here it is!  The Music Beyond the Magic!

And what better way to start than with a man who's talent has now crossed international boundaries?  From the bright lights of Broadway to London's famed West End!  Trevor Dion Nicholas made his Broadway debut with Aladdin and today he started rehearsals for his West End debut as Genie, but that wasn't his first role with Disney!

From 2005-2007 and 2010-2013 Trevor starred as Kiume/Scar in Animal Kingdom's Festival of The Lion King!

You can watch the full show from 2011 right here thanks to Undercover Tourist and Trev's rendition of "Be Prepared" at 18 minutes!

I just want to say a big thanks to Kerry for finding the video and to Trev for confirming the dates!  As for that video of Don?  Maybe next time!


  1. One of our reviewers is looking forward to it...
    "Disney’s Aladdin: a magical extravaganza about to hit the West End"

    1. I remember reading that article last month. Hope you all enjoy the show, looking forward to reading the review!