Matt Croke, currently starring in the title role of Disney’s stage musical ALADDIN, will release his debut album, ONLY DREAMING, on Friday 7th of December (digitally) and Friday 14th of December on CD.
Produced and orchestrated by West End Musical Director and Supervisor Alan Williams and featuring some of London’s finest musicians, the album will feature Matt’s performances of classic songs from stage and screen including Singin’ in the Rain, Come What May from Moulin Rouge and Something’s Coming from West Side Story amongst many others.
The album will also feature duets with members of the international Disney family. Hiba Elchikhe, Jasmine in the Australian production of Aladdin, joins Matt for the iconic A Whole New World and Matt’s London co-star, Trevor Dion Nicholas, who plays Genie, joins him for their brilliant rendition of Somebody’s Got Your Back. As a bonus track, Nick Afoa from the London cast of Disney’s The Lion King accompanies Matt on a mash-up of Proud of Your Boy and The Lion King’s Endless Night.
Matt Croke is the star of Disney’s Aladdin in the West End at the Prince Edward Theatre, he joined the cast in June 2017 and has previously worked on a wide variety of West End shows for the past 10 years. The Sheffield-born actor, dancer, and singer graduated from Laine Theatre Arts in 2007 and has since kept close ties with his hometown; Matt and his sister Rachel Croke opened the RMC Academy of Theatre Performance in 2017, offering dance, musical theatre singing, gymnastics, among other classes to students from the age of 3 to 18 years old.
1: Proud of Your Boy (Aladdin)
2: Fight the Dragons (Big Fish)
3: Not While I’m Around (Sweeney Todd)
4: Singin’ in the Rain
5: Go The Distance (Hercules)
6: Something’s Coming (West Side Story)
7: Beautiful City (Godspell)
8: Who Better Than Me? (Tarzan)
9: Come What May (Moulin Rouge)
10: A Whole New World, with Hiba Elchikhe (Aladdin)
11: This Is Not Over Yet (Parade)
12: Somebody’s Got You Back, with Trevor Dion Nicholas (Aladdin)
13: Home (The Wiz)
14: Goodbye (Catch Me If You Can)
15: Proud of Your Boy/Endless Night. With Nick Afoa (Aladdin & The Lion King)
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