In 1992, Aladdin was the highest-grossing movie of the year – and with the excitement surrounding the upcoming live-action film, the story seems to have lost none of its appeal.
Now, Disney Theatrical Productions – who produced versions of The Lion King and Mary Poppins – has brought the award-winning stage adaptation of Aladdin to Adelaide’s Festival Theatre for a limited season.
Set in the fictional Arabian city of Agrabah, the show tells the story of Aladdin, a self-described “worthless street rat” who frees a fast-talking genie and uses his standard three wishes to romance a princess and defeat an evil vizier. This hit musical showcases all the songs from the Oscar-winning film, including Friend Like Me, A Whole New World and Arabian Nights.
The cast features Gareth Jacobs as Genie, Graeme Isaako as Aladdin and Shubshri Kandiah as Princess Jasmine, alongside spectacular sets, more than 300 lavish costumes, and a memorable magic carpet (the mechanics of which remain a secret). This is the kind of show that needs to be seen to be believed.
This article is produced by Broadsheet in partnership with Aladdin the Musical.