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"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
"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
"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
"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 a fan of the movie and want to see it replicated on stage without much innovation
Don't see it if you're expecting glorious stagecraft (it looks oddly cheap) or want an adaptation that adds anything to the original.
See it if You want a high-energy, fun, old-fashioned-type musical - with great production values and staging.
Don't see it if You want something edgy or challenging; this is good fun, good music, good staging in the classic formula of musical theater.
See it if you are a big disney fan and love the story regardless of its presentation.
Don't see it if you want to see the full spectrum of what Broadway has to offer. Disappointed by the cast.
See it if You can't get tickets to The Lion King. This is a middling Disney musical. Not the best they've done by any stretch, but still enjoyable.
Don't see it if You're looking for something that reinvents the movie as excitingly or beautifully as The Lion King.
See it if .Most beautiful colorful staging on Broadway. Upbeat delightful dancing and singing. Costumes are exquisite. Great show for families kids
Don't see it if If you want a drama or if you want to see something more serious. This is Disney at its most colorful. You know how it ends immediately
See it if you enjoy musical comedy, good performances, lavish sets & production numbers, & a jokey vibe. Disney is making jokes at its' own expense.
Don't see it if you want a musical with dramatic plot. This isn't Falsettos nor meant to be. Good for kids of all ages. Older folks will get jokes kids dont
See it if You're a disney fan and like the movie. Great dancing (kudos to the chorus). Fabulous magical effect with the carpet ride! Romantic, sweet.
Don't see it if you don't like an fairytale come to life. Hate disney. Have issues with a show that's over-lit so it makes the sets look a little cheap.
See it if you love spectacle, great sets, dazzling numbers, great family entertainment for the kid in everyone, given the total Disney treatment
Don't see it if you just can't let yourself have a good time
See it if You like high quality production values. Some of the performances quite charming.
Don't see it if More than a fluff story. Are bothered by a couple weak performances. i.e. the villain and his side kick.
See it if you love the movie now reimaged to the stage with outstanding singing, dancing, & production numbers. A spectacular production for all ages.
Don't see it if you hate Disney animation films transferred as stage productions
See it if you want to see an amazing performance (James Monroe Iglehart); you love all things Disney
Don't see it if you don't mind that the other actors are mediocre; you mind simplified dialogue and plots
See it if you are looking for a show to take your kids too and already saw The Lion King, you like big productions and elaborate staging
Don't see it if you've watched the Aladdin movie and don't like the music, you don't like to be in a theatre full of young kids
See it if You're a fan of Disney shows and the original movie plot. Wonderful, splashy ensemble numbers, and Genie steals the show! Great for kids.
Don't see it if You're not a Disney fan, or if you don't appreciate family theater.
See it if you'd like to have a fun night out and witness a magical carpet ride and an original take on the Genie that can match Robin Williams
Don't see it if you're expecting a stellar Aladdin and Jasmine. This is mostly the Genie's show.