Somebody’s made their final wish, and it’s to see Disney’s Aladdin: The Musical finally appear at the Steven Tanger Center for the first time ever! From October 21st to November 5th, audiences will get to see the hit musical based on the Academy Award-winning film of the same name. Featuring music by legendary Alan Menken and an original story by Chad Beguelin, watch the famous street rat dance his way to Arabic royalty, skipping a ton of steps along the way with the help of his newfound pal, Genie. Spend your three wishes down at the fantastic stage in Greensboro, where they hold the grandest productions in all of North Carolina. You do not want to miss this production that garnered five Tony nominations and won the award for Best Featured Actor in a Musical! So hop on for a magic carpet ride because this live musical is a guaranteed win for the entire family! Score your tickets as early as today!
“A medley of tunes from other Disney musicals and a succession of winking, twinkling chorus lines.” – USA Today
“A splashy Arabian Nights wish-fulfillment fantasy turned into a family-friendly hit.” – The Hollywood Reporter
“An enjoyable throwback to old-time musical comedy.” – Newsday
Make way as Prince Ali parades down to the Steven Tanger Center by the end of Fall! The North American tour continues to travel across the United States, with many fans excited to have the opportunity to see the talented cast perform the classic Arabic tale in person.
Disney’s original release of the animated movie Aladdin was a commercial and critical success in the nineties, making it the year’s highest-grossing movie. The hit song “A Whole New World,” which won the second of the movie’s two Academy Awards for Best Original Song, was featured in the movie and received the Oscar for Best Original Score. Instantly, the song’s recording by Peabo Bryson and Regina Belle shot to the top of the Billboard charts.
Briefly put, the story follows Aladdin, a charming street kid from Agrabah, who discovers an ancient lamp that turns out to be more than just a light source while exploring the mystical Cave of Wonders. He unintentionally releases the crazy resident Genie, who offers him three wishes. Beautiful yet dissatisfied with her current situation, Princess Jasmine yearns for her own journey and catches the attention of pauper-turned-prince Aladdin.
However, there are quite a few bumps in the magic carpet ride since more people are aware of the lamp’s potential. The antagonist Jafar and his henchmen are plotting to grant three wishes of their own while Aladdin must battle them to free the Kingdom from their evil plans.
Over fifteen million audience members worldwide have seen the production that showcases lengthy tap breaks, sparkling gold costumes, and enormous towers created in the art deco style, along with the fun musical number “Friend Like Me” that pays homage to Busby Berkeley’s ‘33 classic movie musical “42nd Street.” Plan ahead; the show will last for approximately two hours and thirty minutes with one intermission.
Adi Roy leads the cast as Aladdin, best known for his Broadway debut as Phoenix in Alanis Morissette’s hit musical, “Jagged Little Pill.” See the rest of the main cast for the North American tour here:
- Marcus M. Martin as Genie
- Senzel Ahmady as Jasmine
- Anand Nagraj as Jafar
- Aaron Choi as Iago
- Sorab Wadia as Sultan
- Ben Chavez as Omar
- Jake Letts as Babkak
- Colt Prattes as Kassim
- Dwelvan David as standby for Genie, Jafar and Sultan
- J. Andrew Speas as standby for Genie, Sultan and Babkak
Completing the ensemble are Carina R. Avila, Daniel Brackett, Brandon Burks, Victoria Byrd, Edward Cuellar, Cody Hernandez, Joshua Kenneth Allen Johnson, Tyler Johnson-Campion, Maya Kazzaz, Brandon J. Large, Lauren Mariasoosay, Melissa Hunter McCann, Angelina Mullins, Adriana Negron, Omar Nieves, Ryan Rodino, Cameron Sirian, Taylor Mackenzie Smith and Asten Stewart.
Broadway World sits down with Choi to discuss the ongoing tour and how the production has been doing since its premiere, to which he highlights how fun it is to be around people with a common goal. “Meeting new people and getting to know my cast mates has been a lot of fun. Everyone has been phenomenal to work with, and since we all travel with each other, we see each other all the time, ” he shares.
Full list of creatives can be found here:
- Book by Chad Beguelin
- Music by Alan Menken
- Lyrics by Tim Rice and Chad Beguelin
- Direction and Choreography by Casey Nicholaw
- Scenic Design by Bob Crowley
- Costume Design by Gregg Barnes
- Lighting Design by Natasha Katz
- Sound Design by Ken Travis
The production team will also include Illusion Design by Jim Steinmeyer, Hair Design by Josh Marquette, and Makeup Design by Milagros Medina-Cerdeira. The music team is spearheaded by Michael Kosarin, the Music Supervisor and Music Director who also created the Vocal and Music Arrangements, joined by Orchestration from Danny Troob and Dance Music Arrangement by Glen Kelly.
Head over to the Steven Tanger Center and join Aladdin, Genie, and Jasmine on their quest to save their Kingdom from the evil forces of Jafar – but this time, it’s live!