Aladdin, Genie & Jasmine are heading to Melbourne
“A supercharged salaam to fabulousness” – The Australian
Disney Theatrical Productions announced Aladdin the hit Broadway musical, currently playing at Sydney’s Capitol Theatre, will open at Melbourne’s Her Majesty’s Theatre in April 2017. Tickets are now on sale through Ticketek.
Aladdin is considered one of the largest productions ever mounted in Australia boasting a cast of 37, a staggering 337 costumes and in an unforgettable theatrical event lauded by the New York Times as “fabulous”.
The principal cast features Michael James Scott in the role of the Genie, Ainsley Melham as Aladdin, Arielle Jacobs as Jasmine, Adam Murphy as Jafar, Aljin Abella as Iago, George Henare as the Sultan, Adam Jon Fiorentino as Kassim, Troy Sussman as Babkak and Robert Tripolino as Omar.
Thomas Schumacher, President and Producer, Disney Theatrical Productions, said, “We are hugely proud of this Australian production from Casey Nicholaw, his creative team and the Australian cast and crew. The more we work here, the more we are impressed by a deep pool of musical theatre talent that only continues to grow. I know this show and it’s gorgeous designs by Bob Crowley, Gregg Barnes and Natasha Katz will look fabulous in Her Majesty’s Theatre and we look forward to welcoming you there.”
Aladdin features music by Tony Award and eight-time Oscar winner Alan Menken (Beauty and the Beast, Newsies, Sister Act, Little Shop of Horrors), lyrics by two-time Oscar winner Howard Ashman (Beauty and the Beast, The Little Mermaid), three-time Tony Award and three-time Oscar winner Tim Rice (Evita, Aida) and four-time Tony Award nominee Chad Beguelin (The Wedding Singer), with a book by Beguelin, and is directed and choreographed by Tony Award winner Casey Nicholaw (The Book of Mormon, Something Rotten!).
Aladdin, adapted from the 1992 Disney film and centuries-old folktales including ‘One Thousand and One Nights,’ is brought to fresh theatrical life in this bold new musical. Aladdin’s journey sweeps audiences into an exotic world of daring adventure, classic comedy and timeless romance. This new production features a full score, including the five cherished songs from the Academy Award-winning soundtrack – including ‘A Whole New World’ – and more written especially for the stage.