A waitlist is now open for those wishing to be first in line for tickets when they go on presale in October for Brisbane, and November for Perth. New tickets for the Melbourne season go on sale to the general public tomorrow – Thursday 11 May.
The magic carpet flew into Melbourne’s Her Majesty’s Theatre with a star-studded gala opening on Thursday 20 April – with audiences and critics alike have since been raving about the production…
“Michael James Scott… Is a one-man extravaganza. You haven’t seen a real Broadway showstopper until you’ve seen what Scott does with ‘You’ve Never Had a Friend Like Me.'”– The Age
“The Best looking musical I have seen; it’s extraordinary.” – Waleed Aly, The Project
“Raising the bar on what it means to be a stage spectacular.” – Jimmy Twin, Arts Review
The Australian production boasts a cast of 34 and a staggering 337 glittering costumes, which feature 1,225 different fabrics, 712 different styles of beads and almost 500,000 Swarovski crystals used in the costumes alone. Forty tonnes of exotic flying scenery and 60 tonnes of automation and staging will be transferred across Australia in no fewer than twenty six 48 foot trucks to recreate the fantasy city of Agrabah including the colourful marketplace, the lush palace of the Sultan and his princess daughter Jasmine and the legendary Cave of Wonders.
The Australian principal cast features original Broadway cast member Michael James Scott in the role of the Genie, Ainsley Melham as Aladdin, Hiba Elchikhe as Jasmine, Adam Murphy as Jafar, Aljin Abella as Iago, George Henare as the Sultan, Adam Jon Fiorentino as Kassim, Troy Sussman as Babkak and Robert Tripolino as Omar.
Based on the Academy Award-winning animated film and produced by Disney Theatrical Productions (The Lion King, Mary Poppins in Australia), Aladdin features music by Tony Award and eight-time Oscar winner Alan Menken (Beauty and the Beast, Newsies, Sister Act, Little Shop of Horrors), lyrics by two-time Oscar winner Howard Ashman (Beauty and the Beast, The Little Mermaid), three-time Tony Award and three-time Oscar winner Tim Rice (Evita, Aida) and four-time Tony Award nominee Chad Beguelin (The Wedding Singer), with a book by Beguelin, and is directed and choreographed by Tony Award winner Casey Nicholaw (The Book of Mormon).
For more information, to book tickets or to join the waitlist, visit: www.aladdinthemusical.com.au for details.
Image: Michael James Scott as the Genie (supplied)