PNC Broadway in Louisville presents Disney's Aladdin - an electrifying, magical musical you don't want to miss!

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The hit Broadway musical, Disney's Aladdin, began performances in Louisville at The Kentucky Center this week for a limited engagement of 2 weeks through Sunday, October 21.  

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Discover a whole new world at Disney's Aladdin! From the producer of The Lion King comes the timeless story of 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. See why audiences and critics agree, Aladdin is “exactly what you wished for!" (NBC-TV).

We saw last night’s performance and I was blown away at how breath-taking the entire show was!  The sets and costumes are simply fabulous and the cast is top notch.  The show is magical in every way!  Clinton Greenspan plays the title role of Aladdin and is so adorable and loveable! Playing his affectionate counterpart, Jasmine, is Lissa Deguzman, who has a voice like an angel.  The true star of the show though is Michael James Scott who plays the Genie.  His energy, enthusiasm, and pure love for the stage shines through in every minute that he is in front of you!  I think he did something like a 12-minute version of “Friend Like Me” that wore me out just watching it.  I literally had tears in my eyes at the end of this number because his passion was so spot on and his performance was electrifying!  The rest of the cast is truly astounding and makes for a fun night out!  Be sure to purchase your tickets to this must-see event before it is sold out! 

VIP ticket package includes the best seats in the theater, a commemorative souvenir program, and a complimentary VIP show merchandise item. A voucher will be included with each ticket to be redeemed at the Merchandise Stand the day of your performance starting an hour before the show.

Show Details

•             Location: The Kentucky Center, 501 W Main St - GET DIRECTIONS

•             Date(s): Wednesday, October 10th - Sunday, October 21st

•             Ages:  Recommended 6+

•             Price: Tickets start at $37.00 (sales tax included in ticket price)

•             Running Time: Approximately 2 hours 20 minutes

•             Access Services: Accessible Seating, Assistive Listening System, Audio Description (10/13 @ 2 PM and 10/20 @ 2 PM), Captioned Theatre (10/13 @ 8 PM, 10/14 @ 6:30 PM, 10/20 @ 8 PM and 10/21 @ 6:30 PM), American Sign Language (10/20 @ 8 PM) | 502-566-5111 (V) or 502-566-5140 (TTY)

 

In Louisville, Aladdin will play Tuesdays through Thursdays at 7:30 p.m., Fridays at 8 p.m., Saturdays at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m., and Sundays at 1 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.  There will also be a 1:00 p.m. matinee on Thursday, October 11. VIP Ticket Packages, which include a prime seat location, a commemorative souvenir program and an exclusive merchandise item, are also available. Beginning Monday, June 18 tickets will be available at 6 a.m. at KentuckyCenter.org.  Beginning at 10 a.m. tickets will be available in-person at the Broadway In Louisville Storefront (620 W Main Street, Suite 100), by phone at 502-584-7777 and 800-982-2787, and also online at BroadwayinLouisville.com .  Orders for groups of 10 or more may be placed by calling Jenny Ward at 502-569-3060.

http://www.kentuckycenter.org/all-shows/disneys-aladdin

About Aladdin

Produced by Disney Theatrical Productions, under the direction of Thomas Schumacher, the show features music by Tony Award and eight-time Oscar® winner Alan Menken (Beauty and the Beast, Newsies, Sister Act), 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).  

Aladdin, adapted from the Academy Award®-winning animated 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, 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.

Aladdin is designed by seven-time Tony-winning scenic designer Bob Crowley, six-time Tony-winning lighting designer Natasha Katz, two-time Tony-winning costume designer Gregg Barnes and sound designer Ken Travis.

The production team also includes illusion designer Jim Steinmeyer, hair designer Josh Marquette and makeup designer Milagros Medina-Cerdeira.  The music team is headed by music supervisor and music director Michael Kosarin, who also created the vocal and incidental music arrangements, joined by orchestrator Danny Trooband dance music arranger Glen Kelly. 

Aladdin opened on Broadway at the New Amsterdam Theatre to critical acclaim on March 20, 2014 and quickly established itself as one of the biggest new blockbusters in recent years, breaking 12 New Amsterdam Theatre house records and welcoming over seven million people worldwide. Its global footprint has expanded to include productions in Tokyo, Hamburg and London, in addition to the two U.S. productions.

For more information, visit AladdinTheMusical.com/tour, Facebook.com/Aladdin and Twitter.com/Aladdin.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yAsyZkavGFw

 

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