Aladdin is a stage musical based on the film of the same name which made its world premiere at Seattle 's 5th Avenue Theatre from July 7 - July 31 , After successful runs in Utah and Missouri , the show made its Broadway debut with previews beginning February 26 , at the New Amsterdam Theatre with the official opening night on March 20 of that same year which followed a tryout during the holiday season in Toronto. With its popularity, this Broadway style musical is all set to grace the Indian theatre scenes this The story follows a local street-rat in the Middle Eastern kingdom of Agrabah. After finding a magic lamp containing an all-powerful Genie with the ability to grant three wishes. Aladdin uses the Genie to become a prince and win the heart of the beautiful Princess Jasmine, while the Sultan's Royal Vizier, Jafar, plots to steal the lamp for himself to usurp the throne. Even though a stage version of Aladdin was already playing at Disney California Adventure and eventually on the Disney Fantasy cruise ship, a full-length version had been in development for quite some time.
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Aladdin is a stage musical based on the film of the same name. After successful runs in Utah and St. Louis, the show will make its' Broadway debut in the spring of at the New Amsterdam Theatre after a tryout during the holiday season in Toronto. The Genie appears and welcomes the audience to the middle-eastern city of Agrabah. He notes that Agrabah is a very diverse place, full of revered nobles, misfits, and even a few villains "Arabian Nights". Aladdin is a young homeless man who spends his days stealing food from the street vendors of Agrabah along with his three best friends, Kassim, Omar, and Babkak "One Jump Ahead". After being referred to as a "worthless street rat" Aladdin expresses his dreams of showing the world he's more than just a common urchin "One Jump Ahead Reprise ". He notes his guilt in thievery, having vowed to never steal again after the death of his mother " Proud of Your Boy ".
5th Avenue Theater, Seattle, Wash.; 2,107 seats; $113 top
It is a rags-to-riches adventure about a budding romance, complete with a magical genie, a flying carpet, and hummable songs. The new live-action film is putting this ancient fairytale back into the spotlight, but the story has a long history on the stage. When Jasmine escapes the throes of the castle and ventures through the city in disguise, she meets Aladdin, a resourceful street urchin who catches her eye. Aladdin is then captured by the palace guards and thrown into the castle prison.
A low-tech, old-fashioned and campy version of Disney's hit film. By Lynn Jacobson. When it sticks to its low-tech, high-camp playbook, it is very, very entertaining. When it loses its nerve, it also briefly loses its way. But by the end, the show reaches its intended destination.