Disney's 1992 animated musical movie Aladdin made a debut as a full-length staged musical in Seattle on July 7th. Book of Mormon Director and choreographer Casey Nicholaw oversaw the new work's staging, and the production features the existing Alan Menken songs as well as new ones, with a new book by Chad Beguelin (The Wedding Singer).
The musical also includes several songs that were cut from the animated film and restores them for the stage version. The show, a two hour and fifteen minute production, officially opens July 21st and is being used as way to launch the musical as a licensable property for professionals and amateurs. Disney representatives told Playbill.com the production was not being prepared for a Broadway run.
Aladdin's cast includes Adam Jacobs (The Lion King) as Aladdin, Courtney Reed as Jasmine, James Monroe Inglehart (Memphis) as the Genie. Jonathan Freeman, the original voice of Jafar from the 1992 film, is reprising his role for the stage.
The show opens its run on July 21st and closes July 31st. See it in Seattle at The 5th Avenue Theater.