What is there to do when you’re a member of a Broadway hit cast and you’re stuck in an airport waiting six hours for your delayed flight? Sing of course.
That is exactly what the casts of the hit Broadway shows “The Lion King” and “Aladdin” decided to do while they were stuck at LaGuardia Airport in New York City on Wednesday. To take it one step further, the two casts turned their impromptu performances into a sing-off.
The casts of “The Lion King” and “Aladdin” treated their fellow flyers to renditions of ”The Circle of Life” and “Arabian Nights,” two of the most well known songs for the respective musicals.
Broadway actor, James Monroe Iglehart, who plays the Genie in “Aladdin,” can be seen on camera joking that the battle was unfair on account to “The Lion King” having 10 hits on one record. But you can be the judge of, which cast did the best.
Check out the video below.
This isn’t the first time that the cast of a Disney on Broadway show has burst into song while travelling. In 2014, the cast of “The Lion King” treated passengers to another rendition of “The Circle of Life,” while on a plane home from Brisbane, Australia, where they announced the beginning of their performance season.
Having debuted in 1997, “The Lion King” is the fourth-longest running Broadway show in history. The production has won six Tony Awards, including Best Musical, and currently plays in the Minskoff Theatre in Times Square.
“Aladdin,” made its Broadway debut in 2014 at the New Amsterdam Theater, after opening at the 5th Avenue Theatre in Seattle in 2011. The production has been nominated for five Tony Awards.