Now this is one flight delay we actually wish we were stuck in.
A video uploaded to YouTube captures every theater geek’s dream-come-true: a sing-off between Broadway cast members of “The Lion King” and “Aladdin.” Though it took place during a six-hour weather delay at LaGuardia Airport in New York City, the singing turned what could’ve been a dreary scene into an incredible one.
Watch as “The Lion King” cast starts off belting the iconic “Circle of Life,” but at the 3:06 mark, the camera cuts to the “Aladdin” cast fighting back, as James Inglehart, who plays the Genie, gives a seriously impressive freestyle rap. The battle continues and later on, at the 6:40 mark, the Aladdin cast performs a fantastic “Arabian Nights.”
For those who witnessed the sing-off, that awesome performance may have been more memorable than their trip.
• 1672 ~ Orazio Benevoli, Italian Composer, died at the age of 67
• 1725 ~ Joseph Anton Bauer, Composer
• 1750 ~ Michel Woldemar, Composer
• 1818 ~ Charles Gounod, French composer, conductor and organist
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• 1855 ~ Fritz Steinbach, Composer
• 1882 ~ Igor Stravinsky, Russian-born American composer Stravinsky’s Firebird is featured in Fantasia 2000 and his The Rite of Spring was featured in the original Fantasia
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• 1883 ~ Alexandre Cellier, Composer
• 1888 ~ Bernhard van den Sigtenhorst Meyer, Composer
• 1900 ~ Hermann Reuter, Composer
• 1902 ~ Sammy Fain (Samuel Feinberg), Oscar-winning musician, composer
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• 1978 ~ Shadow Dancing, by Andy Gibb, reached the number one spot on the pop music charts for the first of seven weeks. Gibb had two other number one hits: I JustWant to Be Your Everything and (Love is) Thicker than Water. Gibb, the youngest of the Gibb brothers who made up the Bee Gees, hosted TV’s Solid Gold in 1981-82. Andy scored nine hits on the pop music charts in the 1970s and 1980s. He died of an inflammatory heart virus in Oxford, England in 1988.