Based on the 1992 animated movie of the same name, Aladdin tells the story of a young street urchin who steals to live. When he stumbles across a magic lamp and releases the Genie, Aladdin suddenly has the chance to make all his dreams come true. With three wishes at his disposal, a whole new world is opened up and the possibilities are infinite.
Ainsley Melham makes his Broadway debut as Aladdin, having appeared in the first Australian national tour. He is joined by Michael James Scott (The Book of Mormon, Something Rotten!) who originated the role of Genie in Australia, and won a Helpmann Award for Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Musical. Arielle Jacobs (In The Heights) and Jonathan Freeman (Mary Poppins, 42nd Street) also lead the cast. Freeman previously voiced Jafar in Disney’s animated film.
Disney’s Aladdin features a book by four-time Tony nominee Chad Beguelin, whose musical The Prom is currently playing at the Longacre Theatre. Academy Award-winning composer Alan Menken (Beauty and the Beast) and lyricists Howard Ashman and Tim Rice bring the fantastically memorable soundtrack to the stage, including “Prince Ali” and “A Whole New World”, alongside some dazzling new additions that were cut from the movie.
The musical is directed and choreographed by Casey Nicholaw (The Prom, Mean Girls) with stunning set design from Bob Crowley bringing the world of the Arabian Nights to life.
Sweeping audiences into an enchanting adventure, Disney’s Aladdin the musical is an incomparable and entirely magical theatrical event.
Recommended forFans of Disney’s award-winning musical The Lion King will want to grab tickets for another magical adaptation from the powerhouse company. With design and choreography and some brand new songs included, Aladdin is a must-see for anyone who loved the original movie.
Age Recommendations: Recommended 8+