You might think spending more time at the airport due to inclement weather is a huge inconvenience. And most of the time, you'd be right. But if you happened to be stranded at LaGuardia with the casts of two of Broadway's most-beloved Disney musicals on June 3, there's no way you'd be complaining. The casts treated their fellow travelers to a once-in-a-lifetime experience: dueling performances from "Aladdin" and "The Lion King," which the passengers and crews got to enjoy from Gate D6 (otherwise known as the best seats of their lives).
The professional singer-actor-dancers treated their audience to renditions of "The Circle of Life" and "Arabian Nights," but that wasn't all. The Genie himself, James Monroe Iglehart — who is the most recent recipient of the Tony for Best Featured Actor in a Musical — wasn't content to merely sing the "Aladdin" songs as written. He also took the opportunity to show off his freestyle skills, rapping about the weather delay, the impromptu sing-off and even how difficult it was to follow up "The Lion King" cast.
So, who do you think won this epic Disney musical battle? We'd say the winners are everyone who got to watch it live. We'd spend six hours at the airport any day, if witnessing this spectacle was our reward.