Disney's Aladdin: A Musical Spectacular

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Disney's Aladdin:
A Musical Spectacular
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The Aladdin marquee in 2010.
Disney California Adventure
AreaHollywood Land
StatusClosed
Opening dateJanuary 16, 2003 (2003-01-16)
Closing dateJanuary 11, 2016 (2016-01-11)
ReplacedThe Power of Blast (2001-2002)
Replaced byFrozen – Live at the Hyperion
Disney Cruise Line
StatusOperating
Opening date2004 (2004)
General statistics
Attraction typeMusical
DesignerWalt Disney Creative Entertainment
ThemeAladdin
MusicAlan Menken (original songs)
Duration45 minutes
LyricsHoward Ashman
Tim Rice
Alan Menken
CompositionTimothy Williams
BookChad Beguelin
BasisAladdin (film)
Handicapped/disabled access Wheelchair accessible
Assistive listening icon.svg Assistive listening available
Hyperion Theater marquee at night in 2006.

Disney's Aladdin: A Musical Spectacular was a Broadway-style show based on Disney's 1992 animated film Aladdin with music by Alan Menken and lyrics by Howard Ashman, Tim Rice and Alan Menken.

It was performed inside the Hyperion Theater in Hollywood Land at Disney California Adventure from 2003 to 2016. In September 2015, it was announced that the show's final day of performance would be January 10, 2016. The show was then closed on January 11, and was replaced by a musical stage show inspired by Disney's 2013 animated film Frozen, which premiered in May 2016.[1][2]

A version of the show continues to play on board the Disney Cruise Line ship Disney Fantasy.[3]

The Broadway Style Musical will be performed in India starting in 2018.[4]

Cast[edit]

  • Miles Wesley - Aladdin
  • Deedee Magno - Jasmine
  • Nick Santa Maria - Genie
  • Lace Robert - Jafar
  • Jamila Ajibade - Narrator

History[edit]

The production is a Broadway-type show. Many of the scenes and songs from the movie are re-created on stage and some of the action spills out into the aisles, such as Prince Ali's arrival in Agrabah on elephant back.

At Disney California Adventure, the 45-minute production took place in the 2,000 seat Hyperion Theater, located at the end of Hollywood Land. While most of the show was scripted, the Genie's dialogue often changed to reflect current events in the news and popular culture. The musical replaced the venue's previous show, The Power of Blast, which played from 2001 to 2002.

Alan Menken composed and wrote lyrics for a new song for this production, called "To Be Free".

Soundtrack[edit]

Buena Vista Records released an official soundtrack to the production in 2003.[5] This is an original cast recording, and includes almost every piece of music used in the show. The main cast on the recording is Miles Wesley (Aladdin), Deedee Magno (Jasmine), Nick Santa Maria (Genie), Lance Roberts (Jafar) and Jamila Ajibade (Narrator). Orchestrations by Timothy Williams (composer).

Track Listing
1. Arabian Nights*/A Thousand Stories/Who Dares Approach (1:43)
2. Off You Go/The Mouth Closes (:34)
3. You Have Been Warned (:11)
4. Aladdin Intro (:24)
5. One Jump Ahead (2:44)
6. Street Rat! (:24)
7. Princess of Agrabah (:14)
8. Old Man (:48)
9. Go Now, Into the Cave/Gold Reveal/Cave Collapse (1:57)
10. Carpet (:39)
11. Genie Up (:22)
12. Friend Like Me (3:18)
13. The Palace (:25)
14. Sultan's Fanfare (:13)
15. Prince Ali (2:04)
16. Genie Free/Jafar Plots (1:27)
17. To Be Free (2:44)
18. A Whole New World (3:38)
19. A Whole New World - Underscore (:20)
20. I'll Say (:42)
21. We Through Yet/Prince Ali (Reprise) (1:36)
22. Snake! (:41)
23. He Has More Power (:50)
24. Father, I've Decided (:59)
25. Celebration (1:36) (includes "Arabian Nights", "To Be Free", "A Whole New World")
26. Curtain Call (1:13) (includes: "One Jump Ahead", "Prince Ali", "To Be Free", "Friend Like Me")

See Also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Slater, Shawn (September 9, 2015). "All New 'Frozen'-Inspired Stage Musical Coming to Disney California Adventure Park in 2016". Disney Parks Blog. Retrieved September 10, 2015.
  2. ^ Slater, Shawn (March 4, 2016). "New Stage Musical 'Frozen – Live at the Hyperion' Opens May 27, 2016, at Disney California Adventure Park". Disney Parks Blog. Retrieved May 26, 2016.
  3. ^ https://disneycruise.disney.go.com/onboard-activities/aladdin-show/
  4. ^ "Disney Aladdin - Broadway Style Musical". BookMyShow.
  5. ^ https://www.amazon.com/Disneys-Aladdin-A-Musical-Spectacular/dp/B0007QOMME