Disney's Aladdin: A Musical Spectacular

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Disney's Aladdin: A Musical Spectacular
Aladdin HyperionTheater.JPG
The Aladdin marquee in 2010.
Disney California Adventure
Area Hollywood Land
Status Closed
Opening date January 16, 2003 (2003-01-16)
Closing date January 11, 2016 (2016-01-11)
Replaced The Power of Blast (2001-2002)
Replaced by Frozen – Live at the Hyperion
Disney Cruise Line
Status Operating
Opening date 2012 (2012)
General statistics
Attraction type Musical
Designer Walt Disney Creative Entertainment
Theme Aladdin
Music Alan Menken (original songs)
Duration 45 minutes
Handicapped/disabled access Wheelchair accessible
Assistive listening icon.svg Assistive listening available
Disney's Aladdin:
A Musical Spectacular
Music Alan Menken
Lyrics Howard Ashman
Tim Rice
Alan Menken
Book Chad Beguelin
Basis Aladdin film, directed by Ron Clements, and John Musker; screenplay by Ron Clements, John Musker, Ted Elliott, and Terry Rossio
Productions 2003-2016, Hyperion Theater, Disney California Adventure
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]

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.[4] 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")

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