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What started as a graduate school capstone project has now expanded into a blog and a professional development workshop series for Washington State community colleges. Join me, Kaytie (Disney scholar, mom, and college academic adviser), as I talk about Disney princesses, representation in media, my relatability to and love for Disney villains, and more.

Aladdin on Broadway w/Special Guest Jonathan Freeman

November 14, 2022

Hello everyone!

Today’s episode is with special guest Jonathan Freeman aka the voice of Jafar from the 1992 animated Aladdin movie (as well as the Return of Jafar movie, Aladdin video games, etc.). 

This is part 2 of 2 with Jonathan talking about the animated Aladdin movie (part 1) and the Aladdin Broadway musical (this episode!). 

Follow Jonathan Freeman on Instagram @thejonathanfreeman

Get your own personalized video from Jonathan on Cameo: https://www.cameo.com/jonathanfreeman 


Time Stamps:

00:00 - 00:55 Intro

00:55 - 04:58 Most challenging part about playing Jafar on Broadway

04:58 - 13:47 The magic tricks in Aladdin Broadway musical

  • History of creating the Aladdin Broadway musical

13:47 - 17:06 Advice on what to do when you lose your voice

17:06 - 27:47 Memorable broadway performance nights

  • First night previews / opening night in New York
  • Stage accidents
  • Moments with Don Darryl Rivera (DDR)

27:47 - 34:49 Broadway princess party tour, Broadway party concerts and off Broadway productions

34:49 - 43:36 Jafar is a demanding character that requires Jonathan’s full attention

43:36 - 47:19 Plans for the future, reminiscing about broadway experience

47:19 - 51:54 Other fond memories with Don Darryl Rivera (DDR) while performing Aladdin on Broadway 

51:54 - 01:03:50 Working collaboratively with Broadway creators, craftspeople, and professionals

01:03:50 - 01:09:52 Advice on pursuing acting

  • Jonathan shares moments from his personal life

01:09:52 Ending

End music: The Future Bass by Music_Unlimited from Pixabay


You can find the podcast online:

Website: www.wonderfulworldofdisneyvillains.com 

Instagram: @wwofdisvillains

Kaytie’s Instagram: @disvillainsscholar