This week Broadway in Cincinnati began their latest show, Disney’s Aladdin. This show was spectacular, and going to see it would be a great way to kick off your summer break with the family. I daresay that this is my favorite Disney Broadway production that I have seen. The acting, dancing and singing were impressive, with my favorite character being the charismatic and hilarious Genie. Nobody can replace Robin Williams as the original Genie, so I loved that in this production the lovable Genie puts his own spin on things with new jokes and banter mixed in with the original script. And the performers who play Aladdin and Jasmine really make it seem like they are truly falling in love on the stage. All of the performers were awesome and did great justice to one of my all time favorite Disney movies.
There is only one week left to see this show, because it ends June 10th, so I would not delay in getting your tickets!
Broadway in Cincinnati Presents Disney’s Aladdin
Produced by Disney Theatrical Productions, the show features music by Tony Award and eight-time Oscar® winner Alan Menken (Beauty and the Beast, Newsies, Sister Act), 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 Academy Award®-winning animated 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 and more written especially for the stage.
The animated film Aladdin was released by Disney in 1992 and was a critical and box office smash, grossing over $500 million worldwide (not adjusted for inflation) and becoming the highest-grossing film of the year.
The film won the Oscar for Best Original Score and introduced the hit song “A Whole New World,” which won the second of the film’s two Academy Awards as Best Original Song. The Peabo Bryson/Regina Belle recording of the tune soared to #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
Aladdin will play the Aronoff Center from May 29 – June 10, 2018: Tuesday – Thursday at 7:30PM, Friday at 8:00PM, Saturday at 2:00PM and 8:00PM, Sunday at 1:00PM and 6:30PM. Tickets start at $34 and will be available at the Aronoff Center Box Office downtown at 650 Walnut Street, online at CincinnatiArts.org or by phone at 513.621.ARTS. For groups of 10 or more, contact the group sales department at 513.369.4363. Performance schedule, prices and cast are subject to change without notice. For more information, please visit www.BroadwayInCincinnati.com.
For more information, visit AladdinTheMusical.com/tour, Facebook.com/Aladdin and Twitter.com/Aladdin.
Disclaimer: I was given complimentary passes for media review purposes. All opinions are 100% my own. Photographs & Press Release were provided by Broadway in Cincinnati