Musical (2011)

Musique: Alan Menken
Paroles: Chad Beguelin • Howard Ashman • Tim Rice
Livret: Chad Beguelin
Production à la création:

Aladdin is a musical based on the 1992 Disney animated film of the same name with music by Alan Menken and lyrics by Howard Ashman, Tim Rice and Chad Beguelin. Beguelin also wrote the book. The musical includes three songs written for the film by Ashman but not used there and four new songs written by Menken and Beguelin. The story follows the familiar tale of how a poor young man discovers a genie in a lamp and uses his wishes to marry the princess that he loves and to thwart the Sultan's evil Grand Vizier.

Acte I
The Genie welcomes the audience to the middle-eastern city of Agrabah. He notes that Agrabah is a very diverse place, full of revered nobles, misfits, and even a few villains ("Arabian Nights").
Aladdin is a young homeless man who spends his days stealing food from the street vendors of Agrabah along with his three friends, Kassim, Omar and Babkak ("One Jump Ahead"). After being referred to as a "worthless street rat" Aladdin expresses his dreams of showing the world he's more than just a common urchin ("One Jump Ahead" (Reprise)). He notes his guilt in thievery, having vowed to never steal again after the death of his mother ("Proud of Your Boy").
Meanwhile, in the palace of Agrabah, Princess Jasmine is chastised by her father, the Sultan, for refusing yet another suitor. The Sultan demands that Jasmine choose a noble prince to marry or he will find one for her. Jasmine laments the situation to her handmaidens ("These Palace Walls"). This news also disturbs the Sultan's Grand Vizier, Jafar, who wishes to usurp the throne himself. He and his assistant, Iago, search for a way to enter the "Cave of Wonders", a mysterious cavern in the desert said to hold untold power. The voice of the cave reveals that only one who is worthy, a "diamond in the rough", may enter. When Jafar asks the identity of this "diamond in the rough", it is revealed to be Aladdin. Jafar and Iago set out to find him.
While entertaining the locals ("Babkak, Omar, Aladdin, Kassim"), Aladdin bumps into Jasmine, who disguised herself as a commoner to get a sense of life outside the palace. Aladdin has no idea who she is, but is immediately smitten. After a brief scuffle with the authorities, he takes Jasmine to his hideout, where they each reveal their unhappiness in their own lives ("A Million Miles Away"). Jasmine is discovered by the authorities and taken back to the palace. Aladdin is ordered to be killed, but is saved by Jafar and Iago, who take Aladdin to the Cave of Wonders ("Diamond in the Rough"). Grateful for saving his life, Aladdin honors Jafar's request to enter the cave. Once inside, Aladdin is instructed to bring a golden oil lamp to Jafar and touch nothing else. Astonished by all the treasure buried within the cave, Aladdin attempts to take some gold coins along with the lamp. The cave angrily seals itself, trapping Aladdin inside. Engulfed in darkness, Aladdin rubs the lamp which to his surprise unleashes a magical Genie that offers to grant him three wishes. Aladdin initially shrugs this off in disbelief, prompting the Genie to display his powers with an impressive musical number ("Friend Like Me"). The Genie then reveals that he has limitations to his powers. He can't grant wishes that include: murder, romance, revival of the dead, or wishing for additional wishes. Amused and overjoyed at his good fortune, Aladdin tricks Genie into magically freeing them from the cave without actually using a wish; thereafter, Genie states that Aladdin will not receive any more magic help unless he explicitly states "I wish". Genie muses that he would wish for freedom, since he is a prisoner of his lamp. Aladdin promises to free Genie as his last wish. Aladdin decides to use his first wish to become a prince in order to be legally able to court Jasmine (Act One Finale: "Friend Like Me"/"Proud of Your Boy" (Reprises)).

Acte II
A vast parade storms through the streets of Agrabah is led by Genie, Babkak, Omar and Kassim. They announce the arrival of "Prince Ali of Ababwa" ("Prince Ali"). Once at the palace, Ali expresses his desire to marry Jasmine to the Sultan. Jasmine overhears the conversation and perceives Ali to be just another shallow prince. Jafar, who is suspicious of Ali, tells him the location of Jasmine's bedroom, not mentioning that it is against Agrabah law for the Princess to have a suitor in her quarters unsupervised. Ali courts Jasmine with a ride on his magic carpet provided to him by Genie ("A Whole New World"). Once they return, Jasmine reveals she recognizes Ali to be Aladdin in disguise. Aladdin lies and says that he really is a prince, he just sometimes likes to dress as a commoner to escape the pressures of palace living, much like Jasmine did that day. Seeing he isn't shallow and self-absorbed like the others, Jasmine kisses Aladdin good night. After she leaves, Jafar has Ali arrested for entering the Princess' room unsupervised. Upon hearing the news, Babkak, Omar and Kassim storm the palace to rescue their friend ("High Adventure"). They are captured and thrown into the dungeon as well, but with a little help from Genie, Aladdin uses his second wish to free them ("Somebody's Got Your Back").
The Sultan greets Ali in the hall and gives him his blessing to marry Jasmine, meaning that Aladdin himself will inherit the throne as the new Sultan one day. Fearful of this great responsibility, he tells Genie he's going to save his third wish for a day he may need it rather than use it to free Genie like he promised. Distraught, Genie returns to his lamp and refuses to speak to Aladdin. Aladdin laments ("Proud of Your Boy" (Reprise II)). Meanwhile, Jafar and Iago manage to steal the lamp that Aladdin carelessly discarded.
As the Sultan announces to the public that Jasmine is to wed Prince Ali ("Prince Ali" (Sultan Reprise)), Jafar appears and reveals Ali to be merely a common street rat named Aladdin ("Prince Ali" (Jafar Reprise)). Genie then enters with Jasmine in chains, saying that Jafar is now his master and that his first wish was to make Jasmine his prisoner. Jafar uses his second wish to crown himself Sultan, which Genie reluctantly grants. Remembering what Genie told him earlier about his powers' limitations, Aladdin tricks Jafar into wishing for himself to become a genie so that his power will be unmatched. Genie grants Jafar's wish, and Jafar is sucked into a lamp of his own, bound to it for eternity.
Aladdin uses his third and final wish to set Genie free and admits to Jasmine that while he loves her, he cannot pretend to be someone he's not. Seeing the nobility in Aladdin, the Sultan decrees that henceforth the Princess can marry whomever she pleases. Babkak, Omar and Kassim are made royal advisors, while Iago is arrested. Aladdin and Jasmine are married, and Genie prepares for a long-awaited vacation. All ends well as Aladdin and Jasmine board the magic carpet and take flight (Finale Ultimo: "Arabian Nights"/"A Whole New World" (Reprises)).

Differences between the musical and film
The Genie replaces the absent Peddler as the narrator for the opening of the show.
Abu the monkey and Rajah the tiger are excluded from the show.
Iago is not a parrot, but is played by a real man as seen on stage. He is also arrested after Jafar's defeat instead of being dragged inside a lamp by his master when Jafar wishes to become a genie.
Jafar's henchman, Gazeem, does not make an appearance in the show.
Aladdin is given three partners named Babkak, Omar, and Kassim. He is also given a scene where he remembers his mother.
The Genie makes fewer references to popular culture and instead is given a Cab Calloway-esque persona.
Aladdin's second wish is used to free him and his friends from capture, not to stop him from drowning as it is in the movie.
Jafar's second wish is to be Sultan, instead of the most powerful sorcerer in the world.
Jafar's banishment of Aladdin to a frozen wasteland, followed by the carpet's rescue of Aladdin, is cut from the show.

In November 2010 Alan Menken confirmed that a musical theatre adaptation of the movie was in the works with a book written by Chad Beguelin. The musical premiered in Seattle, Washington, at the 5th Avenue Theatre from July 7–31, 2011. Jonathan Freeman, who voiced Jafar in the film, played the role in the stage adaptation. Adam Jacobs and Courtney Reed played Aladdin and Jasmine. Additional cast included James Monroe Iglehart as Genie; Clifton Davis as the Sultan; Don Darryl Rivera as Iago; and, playing Omar, Kassim and Babkak, a trio of characters originally conceived by the film's creators but not used, were Andrew Keenan-Bolger, Brian Gonzales and Brandon O'Neill, respectively. The show was directed and choreographed by Casey Nicholaw.

In 2012, productions of the musical played at the Tuacahn Amphitheatre in Ivins, Utah from June–October 2012 and the The Muny in St. Louis in July 2012. In 2012, Aladdin was staged in Manila, the Philippines at the Meralco Theater. Directed by Bobby Garcia and Chari Arespacochaga, it starred Tom Rodriguez as Aladdin and featured Aiza Seguerra as Genie. The musical was staged in Spanish in Bogotá, Colombia in 2013.

Aladdin had a pre-Broadway tryout at the Ed Mirvish Theatre in Toronto, Ontario from November 2013 to January 2014. Nicholaw again directed and choreographed, with book and additional lyrics by Beguelin, scenic design by Bob Crowley, and costume design by Gregg Barnes.

The musical premiered on Broadway on February 26, 2014 in previews and officially opened on March 20, 2014 at the New Amsterdam Theatre, taking the place of Mary Poppins. The show was nominated for five Tony Awards, winning one for Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Musical for James Monroe Iglehart. The cast album was nominated for the Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album.

Acte I
"Arabian Nights" (Ashman/Rice)– Genie & Company
"One Jump Ahead" (Rice) – Aladdin & Ensemble
"One Jump Ahead (Reprise)" (Rice) - Aladdin
"Proud of Your Boy" (Ashman*) – Aladdin
"These Palace Walls" (Beguelin**) – Jasmine & Female Attendants
"Babkak, Omar, Aladdin, Kassim" (Ashman*) – Babkak, Omar, Aladdin, Kassim, Jasmine & Ensemble
"A Million Miles Away" (Beguelin**) – Aladdin & Jasmine
"Diamond in the Rough" (Beguelin**) – Jafar, Iago, & Aladdin
"Friend Like Me" (Ashman) – Genie, Aladdin and Ensemble
Act One Finale (Friend Like Me (Reprise)/Proud of Your Boy (Reprise I)) (Beguelin**) – Genie & Aladdin

Acte II
"Prince Ali" (Ashman) – Genie, Babkak, Omar, Kassim, & Ensemble
"A Whole New World" (Rice) – Aladdin & Jasmine
"High Adventure" (Ashman*) – Babkak, Omar, Kassim, & Ensemble
"Somebody's Got Your Back" (Beguelin**) – Aladdin, Genie, Babkak, Omar, & Kassim
"Proud of Your Boy (Reprise II)" (Beguelin**) – Aladdin
"Prince Ali (Sultan Reprise)" (Beguelin**) – Sultan & Company
"Prince Ali (Jafar Reprise)" (Rice) – Jafar
Finale Ultimo ("Arabian Nights (Reprise)" (Ashman/Beguelin*) / "A Whole New World (Reprise)" (Rice)) – Company
Bows ("Friend Like Me (Reprise II)") (Ashman) – Company

(*) This song was cut from the movie and restored for the musical.
(**) This is a new song written for the musical.

Cut Songs
"Arabian Nights (Reprise 1)", "Arabian Nights (Reprise 2)", "Arabian Nights (Reprise 3)" (Ashman*) - Babkak, Omar, Kassim
"Call Me a Princess" (Ashman**) - Jasmine and Attendants
"Call Me a Princess (Reprise)" (Ashman**) - Jasmine
"Why Me" (Rice*) - Jafar and Iago

(*) This song was cut from the movie, restored for the musical, but later re-cut from the Seattle production.
(**) This song was cut from the movie, restored for the musical, but later re-cut from the Toronto production.

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Aladdin (2014-03-New Amsterdam Theatre-Broadway)

Type de série: Original Broadway
Théâtre: New Amsterdam Theatre (Broadway - Etats-Unis)
Durée :
Nombre :
Première Preview : 26 February 2014
Première: 20 March 2014
Dernière: 31 December 2029
Mise en scène : Casey Nicholaw
Chorégraphie : Casey Nicholaw
Producteur :
Star(s) :
Avec: Adam Jacobs (Aladdin), Courtney Reed (Jasmine), James Monroe Iglehart (Genie), Jonathan Freeman (Jafar), Brian Gonzales (Babkak), Steel Burkhardt (Kassim), Jonathan Schwartz (Omar), Clifton Davis (Sultan), Don Darryl Rivera (Iago), Tia Altinay, Mike Cannon, Andrew Cao, Lauryn Ciardullo, Joshua Dela Cruz, Yurel Echezarreta, Daisy Hobbs, Donald Jones, Jr., Adam Kaokept, Nikki Long, Stanley Martin, Brandt Martinez, Michael Mindlin, Rhea Patterson, Bobby Pestka, Khori Petinaud, Ariel Reid, Jennifer Rias, Trent Saunders, Jaz Sealey, Dennis Stowe, Marisha Wallace et Bud Weber
Commentaires : This production was nominated for an impressive five Tony Awards when it premiered on Broadway in 2014, including Best Musical and Best Original Score!
Presse : Les critiques sont très bonnes:

"The production’s relentless razzle-dazzle and its anything-for-a-laugh spirit also infuse the show with a winking suggestion: If you can’t be yourself, just be fabulous." Charles Isherwood for New York Times

"The production’s best special effect isn’t the carpet, but the rollicking and endearingly over-the-top turn by James Monroe Iglehart ('Memphis'), who handles Robin Williams’ role as the genie. With nonstop joking, fist bumps, declarations of 'Oh snap!' and nimble dance moves and smooth vocals, Iglehart shines with enough charisma to light a thousand and one nights." Joe Dziemianowicz for New York Daily News

"Disney’s new 'Aladdin' doesn’t quite catch lightning in a bottle — but it lets a pretty nifty genie out of a lamp." Elisabeth Vincentelli for New York Post

"For a child who's never seen a show before, the bright colors and broad silliness might be fun, but their adults will likely find it a teeth-grinding experience (although many dads will be diverted by Princess Jasmine's plunging necklines)." Robert Feldberg for The Record

"This is a wonderful adaptation filled with color, charm and loads of theatrical magic." Roma Torre for NY1

"The magic carpet flies smoothly and so does the rest of 'Aladdin', a buoyant musical comedy fashioned from the 1992 Disney animated feature." Michael Sommers for Newsroom Jersey

"While it doesn't rival the imagination or innovation of 'The Lion King', the show's ebullient comic spirit should make it a popular hit." David Rooney for The Hollywood Reporter

"Casey Nicholaw... stylistically turns the film’s romantic fairy-tale adventure into shtick comedy." Marilyn Stasio for Variety

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Aladdin (2015-12-Neue Flora-Hambourg)

Type de série: Revival
Théâtre: Neue Flora (Hambourg - Allemagne)
Durée : 3 ans 2 mois
Nombre :
Première Preview : 06 December 2015
Première: 06 December 2015
Dernière: 03 February 2019
Mise en scène : Casey Nicholaw
Chorégraphie : Casey Nicholaw
Producteur :
Star(s) :
Avec: Richard Salvador Wolff (Aladdin), Stefan Tolnai (BABKAK), Ethan Freeman (Dschafar), Enrico de Pieri (Dschinni), Eric Minsk (JAGO), Myrthes Monteiro (Jasmin), Philipp Tobias Hägeli (KASSAR), Pedro Reichert (OMAR), Claus Dam (SULTAN)

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Aladdin (2016-06-Prince Edward Theatre-London)

Type de série: Original London
Théâtre: Prince Edward Theatre (Londres - Angleterre)
Durée : 3 ans 2 mois 2 semaines
Nombre :
Première Preview : 27 May 2016
Première: 09 June 2016
Dernière: 24 August 2019
Mise en scène : Casey Nicholaw
Chorégraphie : Casey Nicholaw
Producteur :
Star(s) :
Avec: Dean John-Wilson (Aladdin), Jade Ewen (Jasmine), Trevor Dion Nicholas (Genie), Don Gallagher (Jafar), Peter Howe (Iago), Irvine Iqbal (Sultan), Nathan Amzi (Babkak), Stephen Rahman-Hughes (Kassim), Rachid Sabitri (Omar), Arran Anzani-Jones, Miles Barrow, Albey Brookes, Lauren Chia, Bianca Cordice, Leon Craig, Daniel de Bourg, Seng Henk Goh, Melanie Elizabeth, Kade Ferraiolo, Michelle Chantelle Hopewell, Fred Johanson, Mitch Leow, Oliver Lidert, Thierry Picaut, Alex Pinder, Briony Scarlett, Kyle Seeley, Sadie-Jean Shirley, Ricardo Spriggs, Katie Singh, Dawnita Smith, Marsha Songcome, Kayleigh Thadani and Jermaine Woods
Presse : "The Genie’s big show-stopper Friend Like Me – a jazzy riot of infectious brio and trick-mustering showmanship that conjures the spirit of Las Vegas and hits the jack-pot in terms of hummability – will leave you heading for the interval ice-creams with a smile on your face." Dominic Maxwell for The Telegraph

"Amidst the orgy of bling-flashing and scimitar-waving, it's the moments of mischief that charm rather than the attempts at the heartfelt." Paul Taylor for The Independent

"Impressive stage magic, a gold-dripping design and a party-loving genie make this energetic adaptation of the animated movie a wicked treat." Michael Billington for The Guardian

"Casey Nicholaw’s big-budget production is packed with busy numbers, but Trevor Dion Nicholas is the reason to come and see this glitzy show." Henry Hitchings for The Evening Standard

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Aladdin (2019-03-Apollo Theater-Stuttgart)

Type de série: Revival
Théâtre: Apollo Theater (Stuttgart - Allemagne)
Durée : 1 an 9 mois
Nombre :
Première Preview : 21 March 2019
Première: 21 March 2019
Dernière: Open end
Mise en scène :
Chorégraphie :
Producteur :
Star(s) :
Avec: Philipp Büttner (Aladdin), Nienke Latten (Jasmin), Maximilian Mann (Dschinni), Claus Dam (Sultan), Paolo Bianca (Dschafar), Eric Minsk (Jago), Nicolas Boris Christahl (Kassar), Gonzalo Campos López (Omar | Cover Aladdin), Rafael Van Der Maarel (Babkak | Cover Dschinni), Tobias Weis (Alternierender Dschinni | Cover Babkak), Philipp Tobias Hägeli (Walk-In Cover Dschinni | Dschafar | Sultan), Pieter Tredoux (Walk-In Cover Dschafar | Sultan)


Aladdin (2016-06-Prince Edward Theatre-London)

Qualité: ***** Intérêt: **
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