Aladdin: The Broadway Musical is on its national tour right now and is set to come to the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts in Orlando from January 22 to February 9.
However, thanks to Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, the cast of the national tour will be holding a one night only special event to help the fight against HIV and AIDS.
Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS was founded in 1987, during the height of the U.S. AIDS Epidemic. The performing arts community was one of the most heavily affected, thanks to heavy overlap with the marginalized LGBTQ+ community and lack of adequate health services. The Actor’s Equity Association and the Producer’s Group each independently took matters into their own hands, founding non-profit organizations to fight against AIDS and HIV. In 1992, the two groups joined forces, creating one of the biggest forces for public good on Broadway. Every year, actors in productions around the country raise money for social service organizations dedicated to helping people with HIV and AIDS-related challenges.
Now, on January 27 at 8 PM, visitors to The MEZZ in Orlando, Florida, can enjoy Songs From A Whole New World. For just a $10 Donation, you can see the cast of Aladdin in a whole new light, performing new and original songs in an intimate cabaret setting. All proceeds go to supporting the fight against HIV and AIDS in communities around the country.
This is a one night only event, with tickets available via EventBrite or at the door. If you live near Orlando, or happen to be here on vacation, it’s a great opportunity to set aside to do some good. Just keep in mind: you have to be 21 or older to enter!