Disney’s Aladdin to Offer Young Musicians Hands-On Experience

Disney has announced the return of its initiative to provide valuable hands-on experience for young musicians this summer.

Titled ‘Music Play Day,’ up to 70 aspiring performers will have the chance to play with the professional orchestra of the UK and Ireland tour of Disney’s Aladdin. This event is scheduled for 20 August 2024, during the show’s run at Bradford’s Alhambra Theatre from 14 August to 1 September. It aims to offer young people an insight into the daily working life of a musician.

Throughout the day, orchestra members will conduct instrument-specific masterclasses, culminating in a performance of the show’s score on the Alhambra stage.

Disney seeks candidates aged between 12 and 18, residing in the Yorkshire area, and who have achieved Grade 5 or above with their respective instruments.

Nancy Shakerley, Disney Theatrical Group’s education and audience engagement manager, commented: ‘We are excited to hear from young musicians in the Yorkshire area who would like to take part in this event. It’s a great opportunity for any musician considering a career in the creative industries. Participants will work with our orchestra, network with other musicians, and perform on the Alhambra stage.’

Previous ‘Music Play Days’ with Disney’s The Lion King were held in Glasgow, Manchester, and London.

The closing date for applications, which can be submitted via Aladdin the Musical, is Thursday 11 July at 10am.

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