September 21: JeePee Madness – Experience Amsterdam For Free
September 22: Pocket Shot – We’re Still Talking About An App, RIGHT?!?
September 25: Press Releases That Don’t Suck
September 26: Corner Office – Payin’ the Cost To Be the Boss
Special shouts to our boy Ace Marrero! Ace is an actor and currently plays the leading role of Aladdin in Disney’s “Aladdin – A Musical Spectacular” at Disneyland in SoCal (actually it’s California Adventure, but whatever). Ace is also a loyal KRAPPS reader (that’s him wearing the killer cool KRAPPS t-shirt) and an extreme iPhone fanatic. When Ace learned we were huge Disneyland fans (we have season passes … it makes us happy), he kindly offered to arrange VIP Seating and a post-show Meet & Greet with the cast of Aladdin.
True to its name, the musical was spectacular. Being a Disney production, we expected nothing less. Disney is like Apple, they have the Midas touch … everything they do simply kicks ass.
The writers frequently change portions of the show’s script to mention current pop culture. References of … Kanye West being a jackass, Twitter, Octomom, Amy Winehouse, Jon and Kate Gosselin, etc … were all strategically placed into Aladdin for a hysterical effect. And of course, an iPhone reference as well … the Genie describing to Aladdin three wishes that are not allowed:
“You can’t wish for three more wishes. You can’t wish to have someone fall in love with you. You can’t wish to bring someone back from the dead … although if you have an iPhone, I’m sure there’s an app for that.”
LOL … anywhoo … Ace rocked the Disneyland house. And being seated front row of the 2,000+ seating capacity Hyperion Theatre was a freaking thrill. We now have a huge appreciation for the musical’s 18 scene changes, 250 costume changes and 28 cast members’ efforts … never knew this, but those peeps are hustling up there and sweating their asses off. Like running a freaking marathon … artsy fartsy style, of course.
So if travel ever finds you at the “Happiest Place On Earth”, be sure to check out KRAPPS fan Ace Marrero absolutely killing it as Aladdin. You can also follow Ace on Twitter @NotoriACE (cute, see what he did there?) or check out his acting showcase web site at AceMarrero.com.