Disney's Aladdin Flies Its Magic Carpet to Seattle's 5th Avenue Theatre
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Follow young orphan Oliver from a dreary workhouse to the streets of Victorian London, where he unwittingly falls in with a gang of pickpockets, in Oliver! Based on Charles Dickens' beloved novel Oliver Twist, this boisterous musical features memorable songs like "Food, Glorious Food," "Consider Yourself," "Where Is Love?" and "As Long as He Needs Me," and timeless themes, including the search for love, the triumph of right over wrong and the hope for a better world. Oliver! premiered in London's West End in 1960, scored three Tony Awards for its Broadway debut in 1963 and was made into a six-time Oscar-winning musical film in 1968. This musical theater classic might leave you saying, "Please, sir, I want some more." Learn More
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Featured review from sindawg
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I loved the cartoon so I'm trying to figure out why I didnt fall in love with this musical. Several issues we had:
1. You couldn't understand the Genie most of the time. The music over powered him AND that character fires off so many one-liners and jokes but I believe the combination of the speed he was singing and being over-powered by the music, we couldn't make out 75% of them.
2. There are 3 characters (Aladdin's friends) who kinda narrate the story between scenes and also have parts within the story. Sure they had some funny moments but we felt they distracted from the story. Plus they had some really long, unnecessary scenes.
3. We were not impressed by the new songs that were made for the musical
4. The stage effects are a lot of fun. That is probably the best thing about it. Its always interesting to see how they can bring a cartoon to life and give similar effects. I liked the projected "cartoon" images throughout. The Genie's introduction number was probably our favorite and the scene with them on the magic carpet was pretty cool too.
5. A few too many "modern cultural references". Sure, Robin Williams pulled it off. However, Robin Williams isn't in this musical. And throwing in numerous modern cultural references continually yanks you out of the moment. I know sometimes its fun breaking the 4th wall but... it kinda became annoying.
6. They obviously had to make a few changes like making Iago into a human sidekick (which I thought they did very well) and no Abu.
7. The acting was very good and the music was great.
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Fantastic musical numbers, engaging cast. Excellent sleight of hand. First half is stronger than the second. enjoyed the projections that were in the style of "Prince Achmed". Great family outing. debating about seeing it a second time.
Music by Alan Menken
Lyrics by Howard Ashman and Tim Rice
Book by Chad Beguelin
Directed and Choreographed by Casey Nicholaw
The 5th Avenue Theatre is thrilled to announce casting for Aladdin featuring Adam Jacobs and Courtney Reed as Aladdin and Jasmine, James Monroe Iglehart as the Genie, and Seattle mainstay Seán G. Griffin as the Sultan. Jonathan Freeman takes the stage to embody the role he originally voiced for the film, the Royal Vizier Jafar. He is joined by comedic favorite Don Darryl Rivera as Iago. Aladdin restores a trio of characters originally conceived by the film’s creators: Omar, Babkak, and Kassim, played by Andrew Keenan-Bolger, Brian Gonzales, and Brandon O’Neill, respectively.
Direct from the sensational Broadway hit The Book of Mormon, for which he received a Tony® Award nomination for Best Director, acclaimed director and choreographer Casey Nicholaw returns to the place where it all began: the 5th Avenue Theatre. Nicholaw received his first professional choreography gig (The Prince and the Pauper, 2001) and later choreographed My Fair Lady (2002). On Broadway, Nicholaw won praise as the choreographer of Spamalot, and as the director / choreographer of The Drowsy Chaperone and Elf: The Broadway Musical, garnering three Tony nominations for his work. Music forAladdin is by Alan Menken (Beauty and the Beast, The Little Mermaid, Tangled), who has won a total of eight Oscars, more than any living person. Lyrics are by the late Howard Ashman (Little Shop of Horrors, Beauty and the Beast, The Little Mermaid) and Tim Rice (Jesus Christ Superstar, Chess, The Lion King). Librettist Chad Beguelin wrote the books for The Rhythm Club, Wicked City and The Wedding Singer, which premiered at the 5th Avenue in 2006. Menken and Beguelin contribute additional lyrics.
About the Ticket Supplier: The 5th Avenue Theatre
Since 1926, the magnificent 5th Avenue Theatre has captivated audiences with music, drama and laughter. Today, we proudly produce top-quality musical revivals, premieres of bound-for-Broadway shows, and present touring Broadway musicals. We also host a variety of special events, and offer a number of education and outreach programs to school-age children and adults.