You won’t want to miss this unforgettable evening of Broadway magic, so get ready to take an unforgettable magic carpet ride to the fantastical world of Agrabah with the lovable rogue, Aladdin and the beautiful Princess, Jasmine! Aladdin is a heartwarming Broadway musical based on the 1992 Award Winning Disney Academy animated film, and involving multi award winning people in the development and production of this musical, the producer, song-writers, choreographers, and lyricists all combined to make this one of the best-loved musicals, some say one of the most successful of all time!!! Let Aladdin whisk you off on a heroic magic carpet ride across the desert to rescue the beautiful princess Jasmine from the wicked hands of the sultan’s Grand Vizier, Jafar. Book your seats today.
It’s genie-us! ‘Aladdin’ rubs you the right way – USA Today
A Smooth Ride for the Family Crowd – New Jersey Newsroom
“Aladdin” Will Leave You Dreaming Of Genie – NBC New York
Sly Alchemy From That Lamp – New York Times
Aladdin the musical, is set in the mythical Arabian town of Agrabah, where we meet Aladdin, an impetuous and wayward young man who spends his days relieving food from the street vendors of Agrabah. But as always, Disney always has a Palace, and in this great palace, the beautiful Princess Jasmine has just been scolded by her father, the Sultan, for refusing yet another suitor. The Sultan has demanded that Jasmine must marry a noble prince before her upcoming birthday, which, by the magic of Broadway occurs in just three days’ time…
Jafar is the Sultan’s Vizier, an irregular and ambitious man, who hungrily wishes to usurp the throne for himself, and spends most of his time searching for a way to enter the infamous, “Cave of Wonders”. One magical day, while walking in the market, among the vendors and the entertainers, our lovable rogue, Aladdin meets the gorgeous Jasmine, who has disguised herself as a commoner. There is a scuffle in the street, which has nothing, whatsoever to do with Aladdin stealing something. The discovered princess, Jasmine is escorted, under a heavy guard, back to the palace, meanwhile, the poor Aladdin is ordered to be put to death.
However, the grand vizier, Jafar has discovered a need for Aladdin, and saves the wayward youth. Ever grateful for having had his life saved, Aladdin agrees to honor Jafar’s “request”, to enter the “Cave of Wonders”. Jafar gives Aladdin strict instructions, that once inside the cave, he is to touch absolutely nothing, nothing at all, except to bring out one single lamp…
Of course, once inside the cave, and surrounded by uncountable riches, Aladdin picks up a trinket, and the stupid cave angrily seals itself, trapping Aladdin inside! While contemplating his predicament, Aladdin rubs the lamp, and to his surprise, the lamp releases a magical Genie! For his valiant and totally unselfish act, Aladdin is granted three wishes for releasing the Genie, and during their conversation, Aladdin tricks the Genie into freeing the both of them, from the cave. But in return, Aladdin promises to use his last wish to free the Genie.
For Aladdin’s first official wish, he asks to be made into a mysterious, but rich, foreign prince. The new, and mysterious, Prince Ali boldly walks into the palace of Agrabah and expresses to the Sultan his wish to marry his daughter, the princess, Jasmine. Jafar, however, is weary and distrustful of this new and strange unknown Prince Ali. On investigation, Jafar discovers Ali to be but a common street urchin, and has Aladdin re-arrested. In the ensuing scuffle, Jafar manages to steal the magical lamp from Aladdin. Triumphantly, Jafar uses his first wish to imprison Jasmine, and his second wish is to be crowned Sultan!
Cunningly, while under the threat of death, Aladdin convinces Jafar into wishing for even more power for himself; and into becoming an even more powerful genie. Jafar falls for the ruse and the Genie is obliged to grant Jafar his wish… Get your tickets to the show to discover what ultimately happens to the evil grand vizier, and how on earth can a literal Disney princess fall for the thieving street urchin, … plus, what about that freedom earning third wish??? All this and more is included the greatest story ever told! Grab your tickets now to Aladdin at the Pantages theatre!
Aladdin, with a book by Chad Beguelin, music by Alan Menken and lyrics by Howard Ashman, Tim Rice and Beguelin, originally premiered in 2011, after which several regional and international productions followed in 2012. The Broadway production first opened in 2014 winning the Tony Award for Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Musical and becoming the 10th highest-grossing Broadway production of all time. Over its eleven years of performances at Broadway, the musical has grossed over $500 million dollars, and by the end of 2022, it had been seen by over 14 million people worldwide! A special performance of Aladdin was filmed on location in London in August 2019, and is streamed exclusively on Disney+, for the 30th anniversary of the 1992 film.