Cast of ‘The Lion King’ and ‘Aladdin’ Give Impromptu Airport Show


We’re sure everyone has been there before; the plane you were supposed to be on to go somewhere is delayed for hours. So, you’re stuck in a fluorescently lit airport with nothing to do for hours until you’re finally able to board the plane.

What a nightmare.

Well, for those stranded at New York’s LaGuardia Airport after a storm delayed flights for six hours this past Sunday, they were given a special show thanks to another group of people also stranded; the casts of Broadway’s The Lion King and Aladdin.

To lift the saggy morale, both groups performed a capella versions of their opening songs; “The Circle of Life” for the cast of The Lion King and “Arabian Nights” for the cast of Aladdin.

One of the coolest parts was watching Tony award winner James Monroe Iglehart (who plays Genie in the Aladdin production) just freestyle right in the middle of the airport.

This isn’t the first time the cast of The Lion King has done a stunt like that. Last August, they surprised New York subway riders by staging a flash mob where they performed “The Circle of Life.”

This past March, the Dropkick Murphys pulled similar stunt when they gave unfortunate passengers an impromptu show while waiting for their own flight to Dublin.

Dropkick Murphys Give Impromptu Show at Airport

Imagine sitting in a boring airport, waiting for your flight to be called to begin boarding when all of a sudden, you hear some live music playing from down the corridor, but not just any music, upbeat music that you expect to hear at your neighborhood pub.

That’s what we imagine happened last night when the Dropkick Murphys decided to give some unsuspecting people in a Boston airport (Logan Airport) an impromptu concert.

The band, who have become synonymous with St. Patrick’s Day and all things Irish, were waiting to board a plane to where else, Dublin for their “Celtic Punk Invasion Tour,” when they decided to give those waiting an impromptu concert on St. Patty’s Eve, just a few hours after performing at Boston’s House of Blues.

Check out some passenger shot videos from the “show” and a tweet from the band about their decision.

Now, that’s one way to bring up the people’s moral after enduring TSA and waiting hours to board a stinking plane.