Aladdin Performance at the Kids’ “State Dinner”

Aladdin Performance at the Kids’ “State Dinner”


Mrs. Obama: Is everybody
having a good time? (applause) Mrs. Obama: The
food was amazing! (applause) Mrs. Obama: You know, I wish
we could have tried every recipe but, you know, we
would be here forever. But you guys did
an amazing job. I mean, the food
was just delicious. We’re so proud of you guys. And so to reward
you even further, we have another little surprise. We have — to perform for
you, we have the Disney — the cast from Disney’s
Aladdin, who are here. We have Aladdin, we
have Princess Jasmine, and we have the
Genie here today; they are from the
Broadway performance, and they are here to
perform for you now. I’d like to welcome to the
stage the cast from Aladdin! (applause) James Monroe Igleheart:
Welcome, everyone! My name is James
Monroe Igleheart, and I play the Genie in
Disney’s Broadway hit Aladdin. Thank you. (applause) James Monroe Igleheart: It’s
the story of a young man with a heart of gold; a beautiful,
independent princess who’s also a little lonely; and
then there’s the Genie who grants three
magical wishes. Friendships are
formed, love is found, and adventures are everywhere in
the mystical land of Agrabah. You’ve never been? James Monroe Igleheart:
Well, we can fix that! ♪ Oh, I come from a land,
from a faraway place ♪ ♪ Where the caravan
camels roam. ♪ ♪ Where it’s flat and immense
And the heat is intense. ♪ ♪ It’s barbaric, but
hey, it’s home. ♪ ♪ When the wind’s from the east
and the sun’s from the west ♪ ♪ And the sand in the glass
is right, Come on down, ♪ ♪ stop on by; Hop
a carpet and fly ♪ ♪ To another Arabian night! ♪ ♪ Yes! (Laughs) ♪ ♪ Follow me to a place
where incredible feats ♪ ♪ Are routine every
hour or so. ♪ ♪ Where enchantment
runs rampant, ♪ ♪ Gets wild in the streets. ♪ ♪ Open Sesame! ♪ ♪ Here we go! ♪ ♪ See the dervishes dance
in ridiculous pants! ♪ ♪ The romance to your
heart delights. ♪ ♪ Come on down — ♪ ♪ Ensemble: Come on in — ♪ ♪ Chorus: Let the magic begin! ♪ ♪ It’s another Arabian night! ♪ (laughter) ♪ Arabian nights, like Arabian
days, More often than not, ♪ ♪ are hotter than hot
In a lot of good ways. ♪ ♪ Arabian nights,
‘neath Arabian moons! ♪ ♪ A fool off his guard
could fall, and fall hard, ♪ ♪ Out there on the dunes. ♪ ♪ Arabian nights,
Arabian nights. ♪ ♪ Arabian nights, Arabian
nights, Arabian nights! ♪ (applause) James Monroe Igleheart:
Now our young hero Aladdin is played by my dear friend
and the amazingly talented Mr. Adam Jacobs. (applause) James Monroe Igleheart: Now
Aladdin happens to be penniless and homeless and has been pretty
much living on his wits for as long as he can remember. But he wants to do
something different; we wants to do
something right. He wants to make
his parents proud. He wants to change his
life for the better. (music) ♪ Adam Jacobs: Proud of
your boy, I’ll make you ♪ ♪ proud of your boy. ♪ ♪ Believe me, bad
as I’ve been, Ma, ♪ ♪ You’re in for a
pleasant surprise. ♪ ♪ I’ve wasted time,
I’ve wasted me ♪ ♪ Some say I’m
slow for my age, ♪ ♪ A late bloomer; okay, I agree
That I’ve been one rotten kid. ♪ ♪ Some son, some
pride, and some joy. ♪ ♪ But I’ll get over these
lousing-up, messing-up, ♪ ♪ Screwing-up times. ♪ ♪ You’ll see, Ma; now comes the
better part Someone’s going to ♪ ♪ be good-cross his
stupid heart- ♪ ♪ Make good and
finally make you ♪ ♪ Proud of your boy. ♪ ♪ Tell me that I’ve been
a louse and a loafer. ♪ ♪ You won’t get a
fight here, no ma’am. ♪ ♪ Say I’m a goldbrick;
a goof-off, no good, ♪ ♪ But that couldn’t
be all that I am. ♪ ♪ Water flows under the bridge;
Let it pass, let it go! ♪ ♪ There’s no good reason
that you should believe me; ♪ ♪ not yet I know, though
Someday and soon, ♪ ♪ I’ll make you
proud of your boy. ♪ ♪ Though I can’t make
myself taller or smarter ♪ ♪ Or handsome or wise, ♪ ♪ I’ll do my best-what
else can I do? ♪ ♪ Since I wasn’t born perfect
like Dad or you, Mom, ♪ ♪ I will try to try hard to
make you Proud of your boy. ♪ (applause) James Monroe Iglehorn: Now the
beautiful Princess Jasmine is played by the stunning
Miss Courtney Reed. (applause) James Monroe Igleheart: Now
Princess Jasmine’s a little weary of all the princes
coming to the castle saying, “Hey honey, I love you! Marry me!” when all they really want is
her money and her fortune and her fame. So with her beautiful and
intelligent attendants, they come up with a gret scheme
for her to escape the lavish palace and go looking
for new adventures. Courtney Reed:
♪ Suitors talk of love, ♪ ♪ but it’s an act Merely
meant to throw me. ♪ ♪ How can someone love me when
in fact They don’t know me? ♪ ♪ They want my royal treasure
When all is said and done. ♪ ♪ It’s time for a desperate
measure, So I wonder: ♪ ♪ Why shouldn’t I fly
so far from here? ♪ ♪ I’m not the girl I
might become here. ♪ ♪ Sad and confined, and
always locked behind ♪ These palace walls. ♪ (music) ♪ Why shouldn’t I fly
so far from here? ♪ ♪ I’m not the girl I
might become here. ♪ ♪ Follow your heart, or you
might end up cool and callous. ♪ ♪ Love comes to those
who go and find it. ♪ ♪ If you will dream,
then stand behind it. ♪ ♪ Maybe there’s more beyond
these palace walls. ♪ ♪ What if I dared,
and what if I tried? ♪ ♪ Am I prepared for
what’s outside? ♪ ♪ Why shouldn’t I fly
so far from here? ♪ ♪ Something awaits beyond
these palace walls. ♪ Chorus: (Vocalizing) ♪ Ensemble: Something waits
beyond these palace walls! ♪ (applause) James Monroe Igleheart:
Ah, there’s nothing like a Disney princess. But we have come to my
favorite part of the show. It’s when Genie and Aladdin
finally get to meet in the magical Cave of Wonders and
I get to use my phenomenal cosmic powers to help him see
a world of possibilities. Speaking of possibilities, I was
wondering if maybe it would be possible that you guys could
help me out with this song? It’s called “Friend Like Me”. So I’m going to need your
help, so I’m going to split the room down — this
side, boom — this side, boom — and you men can
be on whatever side you want to be on. (laughter) James Monroe Igleheart:
So on this side, I’m going to turn you guys into
the greatest brass section in Washington, D.C. I’m going to need
you guys to be some trumpets, so I need you guys
to go (simulates trumpet) Let me try it. Let me hear it. Audience: (simulate trumpet) James Monroe
Igleheart: Pretty good. (laughter) James Monroe Igleheart:
I’m going to need you guys to get a little
more jazzy with it. All right, now: (simulates trumpet). Audience: (simulate trumpet) James Monroe
Igleheart: There it is. And on you, this side,
I need you guys to go (simulates trumpet). Audience: (simulate trumpet) James Monroe Igleheart:
Come on, you heard them; they got a little —
get a little louder. (laughter) James Monroe Igleheart:
(simulates trumpet) Audience: (simulate trumpet) James Monroe
Igleheart: Beautiful! All right, here we go. One, two, three! (simulate trumpet) James Monroe Igleheart:
You guys are great; we’re going to all go
back to New York together. (laughter and applause) James Monroe
Igleheart: All right! I’m going to call in a couple
things during the song; you guys follow my
beautiful family here and they’ll help you out. And when I point to you
guys, you guys know exactly what to do. Hit it! (scatting) Can you give me a (scatting)? Chorus: (scatting) James Monroe Igleheart:
(scatting) Chorus: (scatting) James Monroe Igleheart:
Bippity-boppity boo! Chorus: Bippity-boppity
boo! James Monroe Igleheart:
(scatting) hit it! (simulate trumpet) James Monroe Igleheart: (laughs) James Monroe Igleheart:
♪ Hey, come here! ♪ ♪ Well, Ali Baba had
them forty thieves; ♪ ♪ Scheherazade had
a thousand tales. ♪ ♪ Master, you’re in luck
because up your sleeve ♪ ♪ You’ve got a brand of
magic never fails! ♪ ♪ You’ve got some power
in your corner now! ♪ ♪ Some heavy ammunition
in your camp! ♪ ♪ You got some punch,
pizzaz, yahoo, and how. ♪ ♪ See, all you gotta do is rub
that lamp, and I’ll say: ♪ ♪ “Mr. Aladdin, sir, what
will your pleasure be? ♪ ♪ Let me take your
order, jot it down?” ♪ ♪ You ain’t never
had friend like me. ♪ ♪ No, no, no! ♪ ♪ Life is your restaurant
and I’m your maitre’d ♪ ♪ Come on, whisper what it is
you want; You ain’t never ♪ ♪ had friend like me! ♪ ♪ Yes sir, we pride
ourselves on service. ♪ ♪ You’re the boss,
the king, the shah. ♪ ♪ Say what you wish;
it’s yours, true dish. ♪ ♪ How ’bout a little
more baklava? ♪ ♪ Have some of column A;
try all of column B! ♪ ♪ I’m in the mood
to help you, dude. ♪ ♪ You ain’t never
had friend like me ♪ ♪ Now here we go! ♪ (simulate trumpet) James Monroe Igleheart: Yes! (simulate trumpet) James Monroe Igleheart: Come on! James Monroe Igleheart:
Sounding good! (simulate trumpet) James Monroe Igleheart: Whoo! All right. ♪ So don’t just sit there
slack-jawed, buggy-eyed. ♪ ♪ I’m here to answer all
your mid-day prayers! ♪ ♪ You’ve got me bona
fide certified; ♪ ♪ You’ve got a genie
for charge d’affaires. ♪ ♪ I’ve got a powerful
urge to help you out, ♪ ♪ You’ve got a list that’s
three miles long, no doubt, ♪ ♪ Well all you’ve gotta
do is rub like so, ♪ ♪ and oh ­– ♪ ♪ Ensemble: Mr. Aladdin, sir,
have a wish or two or three. ♪ ♪ James Monroe Igleheart” ‘Cause
I’m on the job, you big nabob! ♪ ♪ You ain’t never had
a friend like me! ♪ Okay, we’re going to get a
little slow on this part, ♪ but you guys will
help me out. ♪ ♪ Here we go! ♪ (simulate trumpet) ♪ James Monroe Igleheart:
Mr. Aladdin sir, ♪ ♪ have a wish — or
two, or three! ♪ ♪ James Monroe Igleheart: I’m
on the job, you big nabob! ♪ ♪ You ain’t never had a friend,
never had a friend — ♪ ♪ Chorus: You ain’t never
had a friend, never ♪ ♪ had a friend, You
ain’t never — ♪ ♪ James Monroe
Igleheart: Never! ♪ ♪ Chorus: — had a — ♪ ♪ James Monroe Igleheart:
— had a friend — ♪ ♪ Chorus: No friend like — ♪ ♪ James Monroe
Igleheart: — like — ♪ (simulate trumpet) ♪ James Monroe
Igleheart: — me! ♪ ♪ Never had a friend like me. ♪ James Monroe Igleheart: Yes! (applause) James Monroe Igleheart:
You were good. You guys are good
in school; you guys follow direction
really, really well. (laughter) James Monroe Igleheart: Thank
you all, the parents out there. Love you. Thank you. Now the first wish from
my dear friend Aladdin is to be a prince. I wonder why? (laughter) James Monroe Igleheart: And —
but along with that wonderful wish comes this really cool
item: a flying magic carpet. He gets the carpet,
she sees the carpet. You know, girl sees car
— “Hey, what’s up?” (laughter) James Monroe
Igleheart: He says, “Why don’t I take you on a
magical date in the sky?” And then they find
it: a whole new world. (music) ♪ Adam Jacobs: I can show
you the world — ♪ ♪ Shining, shimmering,
splendid. ♪ ♪ Tell me, princess, now
when did You last let ♪ ♪ your heart decide? ♪ ♪ I can open your eyes, Take
you wonder by wonder, ♪ ♪ over sideways and under On
a magic carpet ride. ♪ ♪ A whole new world. ♪ ♪ A new fantastic
point of view. ♪ ♪ No one to tell us
no or where to go, ♪ ♪ Or say we’re
only dreaming. ♪ ♪ Courtney Reed: A
whole new world. ♪ ♪ A dazzling place I
never knew. ♪ ♪ But when I’m way up
here, it’s crystal clear ♪ ♪ That now I’m in a whole
new world with you ♪ ♪ Adam Jacobs: Now I’m in a
whole new world with you ♪ ♪ Courtney Reed:
Unbelievable sights. ♪ ♪ Indescribable feeling. ♪ ♪ Soaring, tumbling, freewheeling ♪ ♪ Through an endless
diamond sky. ♪ ♪ A whole new world. ♪ ♪ Adam Jacobs: Don’t you
dare close your eyes. ♪ ♪ Courtney Reed: A hundred
thousand things to see. ♪ ♪ Adam Jacobs: Hold your
breath, it gets better. ♪ ♪ Courtney Reed: I’m
like a shooting star; ♪ ♪ I’ve come so far, I can’t go
back To where I used to be. ♪ ♪ Adam Jacobs: A
whole new world. ♪ ♪ Courtney Reed: Every
turn a surprise. ♪ ♪ Adam Jacobs: With new
horizons to pursue. ♪ ♪ Courtney Reed: Every
moment gets better. ♪ ♪ Adam Jacobs and Courtney
Reed: I’ll chase them anywhere; ♪ ♪ There’s time to spare. ♪ ♪ Let me share this whole
new world with you. ♪ (music) ♪ Courtney Reed: A
whole new world ♪ ♪ Adam Jacobs: Don’t you
dare close your eyes ♪ ♪ Courtney Reed: A hundred
thousand things to see ♪ ♪ Adam Jacobs: Hold your
breath; it gets better. ♪ ♪ Courtney Reed: I’m like a
shooting star; I’ve come ♪ ♪ so far, I can’t go back
To where I used to be. ♪ ♪ Adam Jacobs: A
whole new world. ♪ ♪ Courtney Reed: Every
turn a surprise. ♪ ♪ Adam Jacobs: With new
horizons to pursue. ♪ ♪ Courtney Reed: Every
moment gets better. ♪ ♪ Adam Jacobs and Courtney Reed:
I’ll chase them anywhere; ♪ ♪ There’s time to spare. ♪ ♪ Let me share this whole
new world with you. ♪ ♪ Adam Jacobs: A whole new world. ♪ ♪ Courtney Reed: A
whole new world. ♪ ♪ Adam Jacobs: That’s
where we’ll be. ♪ ♪ Courtney Reed: That’s
where we’ll be. ♪ ♪ Adam Jacobs: A
thrilling chase — ♪ ♪ Courtney Reed: A
wondrous place — ♪ ♪ Adam Jacobs and Courtney
Reed: — for you and me. ♪ (music) (applause) James Monroe Igleheart:
I love that song. (laughter) James Monroe Igleheart: But in
this musical fable of second chances and love, all turns
out well for our heroes. And not only do I get to
be free and get a brand new friend, we also
added some new ones. And we get to sing a song
basically saying that, even when the going
gets tough, it’s always great for somebody
to have your back. (music) ♪ As a Teeny Genie I
would dare to dream ♪ ♪ I’d be given freedom
free and clear. ♪ ♪ So forgive me if I sing
Or make a whole big thing, ♪ ♪ But I just can’t
maintain my cool veneer. ♪ You don’t mind if
I squeal do you? Adam Jacobs: Be my guest! ♪ James Monroe Igleheart:
(Squeals) I can’t believe ♪ ♪ this is actually happening! ♪ ♪ Adam Jacobs: Did you
ever doubt it, Genie? ♪ ♪ James Monroe Igleheart: Well — ♪ ♪ Adam Jacobs: This was
the plan all along! ♪ ♪ You save me, Then
I’ll save you. ♪ ♪ I won’t bail a 23 Skidoo. ♪ ♪ Say ain’t it great to know
somebody’s got your back. ♪ ♪ James Monroe Igleheart: Can
you believe we’re singing ♪ ♪ at the Kids State Dinner? ♪ (laughter) ♪ James Monroe Igleheart:
That I owe you, ♪ ♪ That you owe me, Means we’re
Ollie Ollie Oxen free! ♪ ♪ Say, ain’t it great to know
that somebody’s got your back? ♪ (Vocalizing) ♪ James Monroe Igleheart:
I always knew that ♪ ♪ I could trust you, kid. ♪ (Vocalizing) ♪ It’s quid pro-quo, then
it’s quo-pro-quid! ♪ ♪ James Monroe Igleheart: I knew
you’d see that fair is fair. ♪ ♪ Adam Jacobs: Cross my heart
and double pinkie swear. ♪ ♪ Adam Jacobs and James
Monroe Igleheart: Say, ♪ ♪ ain’t it great to know that
somebody’s got your back? ♪ ♪ Say, ain’t it great to
know that somebody’s ♪ ♪ got your back? ♪ Ensemble: (Vocalizing) ♪ Without Genie, we
don’t stand a chance! ♪ (Vocalizing) ♪ This is the
start of a fine bromance! ♪ ♪ Our bond will last like
Mutt and Jeff’s OMG, ♪ ♪ the guys are BFFs! ♪ ♪ Say, ain’t it great to
know that somebody’s ♪ ♪ got your back? ♪ ♪ James Monroe Igleheart:
It’s give and take! ♪ ♪ Adam Jacobs: It takes some tact ♪ ♪ James Monroe Igleheart: We
gonna divvy things up ♪ ♪ I’m down with that If “Poof,
Ka-Blam” Comes easily ♪ ♪ It’s part of genie
Genie-ology! ♪ ♪ Ensemble: We don’t do
tricks Like genies do, ♪ ♪ But we got your back
And sing back up too! ♪ ♪ Say, ain’t it great to know
that somebody’s got your — ♪ ♪ Ain’t it great to know that
somebody’s got your — ♪ ♪ Ain’t it great to know that
somebody’s got your Back? ♪ ♪ Got your back! ♪ (applause) James Monroe Igleheart:
Ladies and gentlemen, please give a warm hand —
round of applause to Miss Anne-Britt de Château, our wonderful accompanist today. (applause) James Monroe Igleheart: And
I want to thank all you boys and girls, moms, dads,
ladies and gentlemen — the First Lady — (laughter) James Monroe Igleheart: —
for allowing us to come here. And remember: with hard
work, perseverance, and a well-balanced diet — (laughter) James Monroe Igleheart: — you
can attain all of your wishes. Now, would you please
help me out in a reprise of my favorite song,
“Friend Like Me”? Can you guys do
that for me? James Monroe Igleheart:
All right, hit it! You guys know what to do. On the slow part. One, two, three, and — (simulate trumpet) ♪ James Monroe Igleheart:
Mr. Aladdin sir, ♪ ♪ have a wish — or
two, or three! ♪ (simulate trumpet) ♪ James Monroe Igleheart: I’m
on the job, you big nabob! ♪ ♪ You ain’t never had a friend,
never had a friend — ♪ ♪ Chorus: You ain’t never had a
friend, never had a friend, ♪ ♪ You ain’t never — ♪ ♪ James Monroe Igleheart:
(Laughs) never! ♪ ♪ Chorus: — had a — ♪ ♪ James Monroe Igleheart:
— had a friend — ♪ ♪ Chorus: No
friend like — ♪ ♪ James Monroe
Igleheart: — like — ♪ (simulate trumpet) ♪ James Monroe
Igleheart: — me! ♪ (simulate trumpet) ♪ Never had
a friend like me! ♪ James Monroe
Igleheart: Thank you! (laughter and applause) James Monroe Igleheart:
(inaudible) Mrs. Obama: Wow, everybody! The cast, the Broadway
cast, of Disney’s Aladdin. Wow, thank you guys! (Simulates trumpet) (laughter) Mrs. Obama: That’s in your head
for the rest of the night. (laughs) my, that was amazing. Perfection. Wow, what a — what — thank
you, thank you, thank you; you guys were awesome. Aren’t you all special? Don’t you feel special today? Wasn’t this really cool? Oh, my gosh. (applause) Mrs. Obama: Well,
that was a treat. I hope you guys enjoyed that,
because I certainly did. Well, I think this
concludes our lunch. Yeah, I know. I know, I could hang out
with you guys all day. But you’re not done. You guys are going to
get a wonderful tour of our White House
kitchen garden. So you’re going to get to go
outside on the South Lawn, check out our
garden and our bees, and tell us what you think. Well, bees are
adorable; they are. And these bees are
extra adorable; they’re White House bees. (laughter) Mrs. Obama: So we hope
you guys had a great time. I am just once again
so proud of you all, and I hope that you pay it
forward as we talked about. One thing I just want
you all to know is that everything on the tables,
you can take home. Your — well, except for
the White House china, the Obama china,
and the silverware. (laughter) Mrs. Obama: Yeah,
easy, tiger. Easy, tiger. But the wristbands, the
armbands on the smoothie glasses, the “Let’s Move” hands,
your menus, your namecards, the recipe book — all
of that is for you, to take with you, okay? All right. Well, keep it up,
have a great summer, keep eating your
fruits and veggies, remember to check out
fandv.com and sign up. And thanks moms, dads, brothers,
sisters, grandparents. And to all our sponsors, this
is another wonderful year. You all have a great
time; love you all. Bye-bye. (applause)

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