"This latest musical adapted from one of Disney’s popular movies defied my dour expectations...“Aladdin” has an infectious and only mildly syrupy spirit. Not to mention enough baubles, bangles and beading to keep a whole season of “RuPaul’s Drag Race” contestants in runway attire." Full Review
"You're going to have a great time at Aladdin, despite its conflict-starved filler of a book. But are you really going for the dramaturgy? No, you're going to see sexy actors sing and dance while performing magic tricks. In that regard, Aladdin delivers in abundance." Full Review
"So why is Aladdin a bit of a chore? Even the best of what the writers offer doesn’t seem to stick very long; if it weren’t for Nicholaw’s merciless flogging, you feel the story would simply evaporate in the desert heat." Full Review
"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. It's not the most sophisticated entertainment, but the target demographic won't mind at all." Full Review
"The show is as colorful as the Crayola 64 box, and as tirelessly energetic as a toddler, but it also feels canned. While burning through wishes, you should ask for the musical to have a lot more heart. The absence is glaring, given that Disney excels at tugging at tickers and then making them melt." Full Review
"The carpet flies, kids, and it's awesome...Such awesomeness, of course, is to be expected from "Aladdin." But what's a whole new world, as the song promises, is the almost modest, down-to-earth human scale of director-choreographer Casey Nicholaw's big, cheerful production -- an enjoyable throwback to old-time musical comedy." Full Review
See it if You're looking for an uplifting, family-friendly musical with some good laughs. The staging is excellent.
Don't see it if I thought the added songs were quite weak and didn't really add to the show. The whole thing had a bit of a "panto" feel.
See it if you are or aren't a Disney enthusiast. Young & old alike should go for it's beautiful staging, costumes, humor, & songs with messages.
Don't see it if you aren't coming to Broadway for the usual fluff & glitz. If you're looking for a thought-provoking experience, than pass on this fun romp!
See it if You want a family friendly show that adults will unreservedly enjoy as well. If you like Disney’s theatrical stage wizardry.
Don't see it if You want something emotionally resonant. This is a well-crafted & enjoyable entertainment for all ages. And not much more than that.
See it if Aladdin-lovers will not be disappointed with ever so talented Genie. Colorful sets with the recognizable score
Don't see it if Besides Genie and the carpet, a rather forgettable performance. Not bad but not as whimsical as the source material may suggest
See it if you love Disney and Aladdin or you have kids who do.
Don't see it if you are looking for a great night at the theater -- mediocre performances by most (Genie is fab tho) and less stage magic than expected.
See it if you enjoy family-friendly fantasies with a highly energized cast, beautiful sets, great staging, awesome dancing, and nice songs.Delightful!
Don't see it if you're expecting a decent plot or character development.
See it if you like Disney musicals, you like movie to stage musicals, you want some escapist fun
Don't see it if you want a thought provoking story, you want innovative theater, you don't like Disney
See it if You love Disney, the movie version, flashy broadway shows, or great stories that leave you feeling happy.
Don't see it if You're looking for something serious or thought-provoking, or can't handle some over-the-top acting.
See it if a fan of Disney's animated Aladdin, have seen all of Broadway's other offerings, need a family-friendly musical, or left your brain at home.
Don't see it if seeking deep, mental-stimulation or a show that will have you mulling Big Ideas afterward; you don't like cheesy, PG-esque fare. Pure fluff.
See it if You want to have a great time in the theater. I saw Aladdin almost 3 years ago,and enjoyed it just as much as before.The new cast is great!
Don't see it if You aren't a fan of Disney musicals.Otherwise, this is a whole lot of fun!
See it if you love Disney musicals; you loved the movies. the Genie is the best! you want a musical to which you can take your kids
Don't see it if you don't like Disney musicals. you didn't like the movie. you don't like a theater with lots of kids.
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