From the producer of The Lion King and Mary Poppins, Aladdin is a must see-production with its lavish sets, special effects, stunning costumes and spectacular choreography.
Journey to the enchanting city of Agrabah, following the story of Aladdin, a street urchin who unearths a magic lamp containing a genie. With a princess, three wishes, a magic lamp, genie and a magic carpet, this upbeat musical comedy is not to be missed.
Ainsley Melham is superb is his role as Aladdin and Hiba Elchikhe is living out every girls' dream of playing sassy, Princess Jasmine. There is believable chemistry between the two and it is a joy to watch.
Gareth Jacobs does a fantastic job of playing the charismatic Genie. He is a comedic master with the perfect personality to match his fabulous one-liners and outrageous costumes.
The show features classic songs from the award-winning film as well as new songs written especially for the stage production. "Friend Like Me", "A Whole New World" and "Arabian Nights" are high-energy choreographed numbers. Combining numerous dance styles, including tap and salsa with special effects and extravagant costumes, each number was unique and visually striking.
Scene from the Marketplace. From liveshows.disney.com.au
337 costumes graced the stage and were detailed to perfection. The sets were equally impressive as they transformed seamlessly into the marketplace, palace, Cave of Wonders and Jafar's lair. The Cave of Wonders was definitely a cave of wonder with its sparkly dressing and was home to the magnificent "Friend Like Me" dance number.
The story of Aladdin would not be complete without a magic carpet and this one did not disappoint. The technical team worked their magic as Aladdin and Princess Jasmine flew over the stage on their magic carpet ride.
Aladdin is now playing at the Lyric Theatre until 3 June 2018. Ticket prices vary depending on the date and time of the performance. For your opportunity to purchase $50 tickets, enter the Aladdin Official Digital Lottery via the QPAC website. The lottery opens every Wednesday with winners drawn the following week.