Lyrics by Howard Ashman, Tim Rice, Chad Beguelin
Music by Alan Menken
Book by Chad Beguelin
Directed and Choreographed by Casey Nicholaw
Joshua Dela Cruz, Courtney Reed, Major Attaway, Jonathan Freeman, Steel Burkhardt, Brian Gonzales, Brad Weinstock, Clifton Davis, Don Darryl Rivera
Kathryn Allison, Tia Altinay, Netanel Bellaishe, Sam J. Cahn, Mike Cannon, Andrew Cao, Damian Chambers, Alicia Charles, Lauryn Ciardullo, Jacob Dickey, Josh Drake, Tiffany Evariste, Daisy Hobbs, Adam Hyndman, Donald Jones, Jr., Nathan Lucrezio, Stanley Martin, Michael Mindlin, Amber Owens, Bobby Pestka, Ariel Reid, Trent Saunders, Angelo Soriano, Dennis Stowe, Kathryn Terza
Sets: Bob Crowley
Costumes: Gregg Barnes
Lights: Natasha Katz
Sound: Ken Travis
First Performance February 26, 2014
Opening March 20, 2014
Aladdin, adapted from the 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.