ALADDIN

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Reviews: 12

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From the producer of The Lion King comes the timeless story of Disney's ALADDIN, a thrilling new production filled with unforgettable beauty, magic, comedy and breathtaking spectacle. It's an extraordinary theatrical event where one lamp and three wishes make the possibilities infinite.

Hailed by USA Today as “Pure Genie-Us,” ALADDIN features all your favorite songs from the film as well as new music written by Tony® and Academy Award® winner Alan Menken (Newsies) with lyrics penned by the legendary Howard Ashman (Beauty and the Beast), Tony Award winner Tim Rice (The Lion King, Aida), and book writer Chad Beguelin (The Wedding Singer).

Reviews

Katie Buenneke

Disney, that behemoth that only grows larger as each day passes, earned itself some goodwill in the theatrical landscape with its last outing, Peter and the Starcatcher — a charming, innovative take on the Peter Pan legend. Disney's latest stage offering, Aladdin, has some charm and innovation, but feels as bland and shiny as the cast's mile-wide smiles.

sour - Katie Buenneke - ...read full review


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A theme park of a musical, Disney Theatrical Productions' eye-popping transformation of the 1992 film into an Arabian Nights/Shangri-La/Alhambra-rich fantasyland is a fun escape from what ails you. Everything that worked in two dimensions now soars and shines in three.

sweet - Frank Arthur - Stage and Cinema - ...read full review


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...this Genie clearly knows how to make us laugh. He's fabulous and sassy, and his wide-ranging pop culture references and impersonations have been freshened up for a new generation by the book writer, Chad Beguelin.

sweet - Margaret Gray - LA Times - ...read full review


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This touring production has all the flash and dazzle required to ensure audiences will enjoy it and can appeal across a broad spectrum of ticket buyers.

sweet - Melinda Schupmann - ShowMag - ...read full review


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Casey Nicholaw's choreography is inventive and rollicking, borrowing from Middle Eastern, Bollywood, and Broadway techniques. His direction keeps the musical moving to a jazzy beat. But he doesn't go grand enough. The show needs more razzle-dazzle, more magic.

sweet-sour - Jonas Schwartz - Arts in LA - ...read full review


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This is a fun diversion of time with great singing and dancing; the story is Aladdin, so no big surprises there, but it is well fleshed out for a full-length musical.

sweet - Daniel Faigin - CA Highways - ...read full review


Deborah Klugman

If a glittery, sumptuous spectacle is enough to satisfy you, you'll probably enjoy this touring company production of Disney's Aladdin, directed and choreographed by Casey Nicholaw, at the Pantages Theatre through March 31. If, however, you're one of those picky theatergoers who craves substance with your spectacle, you'll probably be disappointed.

sweet-sour - Deborah Klugman - StageRaw - ...read full review


Rachel Flanagan - Discover Hollywood

In 1992, Disney brought the animated classic "Aladdin" to life on movie screens. "Aladdin," the story of a street urchin in the fictional city of Agrabah who falls in love with a beautiful princess and uses the magical powers of a genie (magically voiced by the one and only Robin Williams) to become a prince so they could be married. In 2014, "Aladdin the Musical" debuted on Broadway, with a few new songs and a few twists on the story. Now, "Aladdin" makes its Los Angeles debut and audiences young and old will get to experience a whole new world with "Disney's Aladdin" at the Pantages Theatre starring many of the original Broadway cast.

sweet-sour - Rachel Flanagan - Discover Hollywood - ...read full review


Ellen Dostal - Musicals in LA

As Disney stage musicals go, the North American tour of Aladdin that just opened at the Hollywood Pantages Theatre is the big, splashy colorful delight kids and musical theatre lovers want to see. Dressed in a dizzying array of dazzle and glitz, it offers a top-of-the-line audience experience for fans of the beloved and well-known tale anxious to be whisked away to a dreamy world where the underdog gets the girl, the villain loses, and the comic relief holds court every time he steps on stage.

sweet - Ellen Dostal - BroadwayWorld Los Angeles - ...read full review


Rob Stevens

If you can go into the show with the enthusiasm and critical awareness of a hyper screaming nine year old, Disney Aladdin will suit you fine.

sweet-sour - Rob Stevens - Haines His Way - ...read full review


Travis Michael Holder - Ticket Holders LA

Granted, the best way to see Disney's outrageously grand live stage recreation of their popular animated 1992 feature film is to bring along a 12-year-old as your plus-one. Seeing it unfold through the eyes of a kid must be the ultimate thrill, although for adults, there's a lot here to offer as well. Everything thrown upon the also visually-stunning Pantages stage by Disney's imagineers is most welcome, quickly transcending expectations.

sweet - Travis Michael Holder - TicketHolders LA - ...read full review


Erin Conley

What the show lacks in coherency of plot it covers for in charm...In the grand scheme of Disney stage adaptations, from the very very good (The Lion King) to the very very bad (The Little Mermaid), Aladdin falls solidly and respectably somewhere in the middle. It delivers reliable entertainment that should not disappoint fans of the movie, and Casey Nicholaw's spirited choreography and direction deliver a couple of standout numbers well worth the price of admission.

sweet-sour - Erin Conley - On Stage and Screen - ...read full review


Katie Buenneke

Disney, that behemoth that only grows larger as each day passes, earned itself some goodwill in the theatrical landscape with its last outing, Peter and the Starcatcher — a charming, innovative take on the Peter Pan legend. Disney's latest stage offering, Aladdin, has some charm and innovation, but feels as bland and shiny as the cast's mile-wide smiles.

sour - Katie Buenneke - ...read full review


Avatar

A theme park of a musical, Disney Theatrical Productions' eye-popping transformation of the 1992 film into an Arabian Nights/Shangri-La/Alhambra-rich fantasyland is a fun escape from what ails you. Everything that worked in two dimensions now soars and shines in three.

sweet - Frank Arthur - Stage and Cinema - ...read full review


Avatar

...this Genie clearly knows how to make us laugh. He's fabulous and sassy, and his wide-ranging pop culture references and impersonations have been freshened up for a new generation by the book writer, Chad Beguelin.

sweet - Margaret Gray - LA Times - ...read full review


Avatar

This touring production has all the flash and dazzle required to ensure audiences will enjoy it and can appeal across a broad spectrum of ticket buyers.

sweet - Melinda Schupmann - ShowMag - ...read full review


Avatar

Casey Nicholaw's choreography is inventive and rollicking, borrowing from Middle Eastern, Bollywood, and Broadway techniques. His direction keeps the musical moving to a jazzy beat. But he doesn't go grand enough. The show needs more razzle-dazzle, more magic.

sweet-sour - Jonas Schwartz - Arts in LA - ...read full review


Avatar

This is a fun diversion of time with great singing and dancing; the story is Aladdin, so no big surprises there, but it is well fleshed out for a full-length musical.

sweet - Daniel Faigin - CA Highways - ...read full review


Deborah Klugman

If a glittery, sumptuous spectacle is enough to satisfy you, you'll probably enjoy this touring company production of Disney's Aladdin, directed and choreographed by Casey Nicholaw, at the Pantages Theatre through March 31. If, however, you're one of those picky theatergoers who craves substance with your spectacle, you'll probably be disappointed.

sweet-sour - Deborah Klugman - StageRaw - ...read full review


Rachel Flanagan - Discover Hollywood

In 1992, Disney brought the animated classic "Aladdin" to life on movie screens. "Aladdin," the story of a street urchin in the fictional city of Agrabah who falls in love with a beautiful princess and uses the magical powers of a genie (magically voiced by the one and only Robin Williams) to become a prince so they could be married. In 2014, "Aladdin the Musical" debuted on Broadway, with a few new songs and a few twists on the story. Now, "Aladdin" makes its Los Angeles debut and audiences young and old will get to experience a whole new world with "Disney's Aladdin" at the Pantages Theatre starring many of the original Broadway cast.

sweet-sour - Rachel Flanagan - Discover Hollywood - ...read full review


Ellen Dostal - Musicals in LA

As Disney stage musicals go, the North American tour of Aladdin that just opened at the Hollywood Pantages Theatre is the big, splashy colorful delight kids and musical theatre lovers want to see. Dressed in a dizzying array of dazzle and glitz, it offers a top-of-the-line audience experience for fans of the beloved and well-known tale anxious to be whisked away to a dreamy world where the underdog gets the girl, the villain loses, and the comic relief holds court every time he steps on stage.

sweet - Ellen Dostal - BroadwayWorld Los Angeles - ...read full review


Rob Stevens

If you can go into the show with the enthusiasm and critical awareness of a hyper screaming nine year old, Disney Aladdin will suit you fine.

sweet-sour - Rob Stevens - Haines His Way - ...read full review


Travis Michael Holder - Ticket Holders LA

Granted, the best way to see Disney's outrageously grand live stage recreation of their popular animated 1992 feature film is to bring along a 12-year-old as your plus-one. Seeing it unfold through the eyes of a kid must be the ultimate thrill, although for adults, there's a lot here to offer as well. Everything thrown upon the also visually-stunning Pantages stage by Disney's imagineers is most welcome, quickly transcending expectations.

sweet - Travis Michael Holder - TicketHolders LA - ...read full review


Erin Conley

What the show lacks in coherency of plot it covers for in charm...In the grand scheme of Disney stage adaptations, from the very very good (The Lion King) to the very very bad (The Little Mermaid), Aladdin falls solidly and respectably somewhere in the middle. It delivers reliable entertainment that should not disappoint fans of the movie, and Casey Nicholaw's spirited choreography and direction deliver a couple of standout numbers well worth the price of admission.

sweet-sour - Erin Conley - On Stage and Screen - ...read full review