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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
"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
"From where I sat, Aladdin was diverting, to be sure, but ultimately uninspired...it feels like a passable summer-stock production with a Broadway budget. The look is lush and colorful, but the production itself is sluggish and pedestrian." Full Review
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 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 want a classic, Disney musical with big dance numbers! Want a spectacle. Love the movie/music/characters.
Don't see it if You want an original musical. Don't enjoy Disney. Want a heart-wrenching, emotional story.
See it if you enjoy BIG disney action & script doesn't matter. Buyer beware: expected it to be more for kids than for adults. Humor is DEF for adults.
Don't see it if disney shtick, fluffy musicals, sappy love-stories, scenery-magic & big dance numbers do nothing for you. It's all here. Big feel-good nite.
See it if You enjoyed the original movie, love Alan Menken, classic Disney, Adam Jacobs, beautiful staging, and want to cry at "Proud of Your Boy"
Don't see it if You find new characters and songs unnecessary, slight plot detours irksome, or you're obsessive about the animated movie's perfection
See it if you enjoy big magical Broadway shows. This is textbook in spectacle, great songs, lovely story.
Don't see it if you need a lot of depth or complexity in character. No room for that here.
See it if you are from out of town, love the film, have kids, and/or want a straightforward BROADWAY MUSICAL experience.
Don't see it if you're not up for presentational acting. This show glazes right over the darker corners of the story to keep the kids awake.
See it if you have kids who insist on going. they won't care about the cheapness of pretty much everything, & silly jokes will go over their heads.
Don't see it if you're expecting something special like lion king or beauty & the beast from years ago. this disney production bombs.
See it if you want to see a beloved fairy tale transformed into a cheap pointless cabaret. Can't beleive Disney fell this low.
Don't see it if you don't want to see a big tasteless farce. Princess lead singing is excruiciating.