"The reason Aladdin works so well on the stage is that it always seemed destined for it. I'm happy to report that it makes the transition to stage seamlessly in a lavish and magical production that the whole family will enjoy." Full Review
"The stage is alive from beginning to end. It’s a spectacle of lights and sound...Iglehart was a most lovable Genie, and the audience ate him up. It’s not often you see a standing ovation partially through the 1st act, but this stuff is so good. The audience was so energized, that the whole theatre was shaking...So there you have it...Don’t walk….RUN." Full Review
"The musical comedy is all about one character: the Genie. But that is not the only thing worth talking about. From “Arabian Nights” to “Prince Ali,” Nicholaw uses his multicultural ensemble flawlessly, unraveling layers to each number that surprise and wonder. You’ll also marvel at Gregg Barnes’ stunning costumes, rich in jewel-tones, feathers and sparkle." 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
"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
"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
"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
"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 Take the kids!Absolutely Adorable production.Does justice to film.The Genie, Major Attaway is worth the price of admission alone.Loved it.
Don't see it if You don’t like Disney shows.You don’t enjoy theaters filled with children.If you don’t like big, grand musicals.Honestly, go for the fun!
See it if You prefer your magical romance stories to be heartfelt, not cheesy. You don't mind racist portrayals of characters. You like all-male casts
Don't see it if You dislike the feeling of being on The Disney Mill. Felt like entering a ride at Disney World - all fluff, no genuine feeling.
See it if You love the Disney movie. You're looking for a nonthreatening family show.
Don't see it if You want it to be exactly like the Disney movie. You want more challenging theatrical content.
Also GENIE. That's all.
See it if This is atypical Disney Broadway production with just enough bells and whistles to make it fun and a little more interesting than the movie.
Don't see it if This has talented singers and dancers with a beautifully executed flying carpet scene, during which the audience is looking for the strings.
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 really want to see 'A Whole New World' performed with the live flying carpet
Don't see it if it's a poor adaptation. I was a big fan of the movie, and it's a high bar given animals are key characters - doesn't translate to stage
See it if If you're a fan of the original movie; If you want to see the famous "magic carpet" staging and some very funny scenes with the genie.
Don't see it if If you want theater that's moving; if you want story and song full of emotion.
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.
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