Anyone who lived through the 90’s will fondly remember Disney’s Aladdin animated feature bursting through the theaters. We all fell in love with Genie (Robin Williams in a show-stopping role), rooted for the street rat Aladdin, and booed Jafar and Iago. Portland can see the broadway production of Aladdin at Keller March 27-April 7 and you will NOT want to miss it.
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).
The production features Clinton Greenspan (Aladdin), Major Attaway (Genie), Lissa deGuzman (Jasmine), Jonathan Weir (Jafar),Jay Paranada (Iago), Jerald Vincent (Sultan), Philippe Arroyo (Omar), Zach Bencal (Babkak), Jed Feder (Kassim), Korie Lee Blossey (Standby Genie & Sultan), Ellis C. Dawson III (Standby Genie & Babkak) and Adam Stevenson (Standby Jafar & Sultan).
Rounding out the cast are Michael Bullard, Michael Callahan, Cornelius Davis, Bobby Daye, Mathew deGuzman, Olivia Donalson, Gaby Gamache, Erik Hernandez, Orianna Hilliard, Cameron Hobbs, Cameron Mitchell Jackson, Albert Jennings, Kenway Hon Wai K. Kua, Jason Scott Macdonald, Pierre Marais, Charles McCall, Angelina Mullins, Celina Nightengale, Cassidy Stoner, Liv Symone, Annie Wallace, Michelle West and Zach Williams.
In Portland, Aladdin will play Tuesdays through Fridays at 7:30 pm (with a matinee on Thursday, March 28), Saturdays at 2pm and 7:30pm and Sundays at 1pm and 6:30pm (see full schedule below). VIP Ticket Packages, which include prime seat locations, a commemorative souvenir program and an exclusive merchandise item, are also available. Orders for groups of 10 or more may be placed by calling 503-295-3509, 10am-5pm, Monday-Friday.
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 13 New Amsterdam Theatre house records and welcoming nearly 10 million people worldwide. Its global footprint has expanded to include productions in Tokyo, Hamburg, London and Australia, in addition to the two U.S. productions.
Tickets available at BroadwayinPortland.com
TICKET AND PERFORMANCE INFORMATION
Aladdin will be at Portland’s Keller Auditorium for sixteen performances. The full schedule for the Portland engagement is:
Wednesday, March 27 7:30pm
Thursday, March 28 1:00pm – Audio Described Performance
Friday, March 29 7:30pm – Audio Described Performance
Saturday, March 30 2:00pm and 7:30pm
Sunday, March 31 1:00pm
6:30pm – Open Caption Performance
Tuesday, April 2 7:30pm
Wednesday, April 3 7:30pm – Open Caption Performance
Thursday, April 4 7:30pm – ASL Interpreted Performance
Friday, April 5 7:30pm
Saturday, April 6 2:00pm – ASL Interpreted Performance
Sunday, April 7 1:00pm and 6:30pm