Yana from Los Angeles, California
From the beginning (after Genie opening scene) until about the middle of 1st act it was just terrible. The fighting scenes were just. awful. Nowhere close to Broadway standard IMHO. The dialogues throughout the whole musical were rushed and simply plain. No magical moments, no feelings, no chemistry between Aladdin and Jasmine. Aladdin made an impression of a self centered Casanova, rather than the sweet humble boy we know from the cartoon. The settings, costumes and the carpet ride scene were breathtaking! (Although I did not enjoy the remake of the song, as again it was rushed, which gave a feeling the actors just wanted to get it over and done with, completely killing the vibe). Putting the acting and dialogues aside, the whole show is a true candy to the eye. Genie was incredible, great energy and charisma. He literally woke up the audience, when he finally showed up in the middle of Act i. Overall go if you are taking kids under 10. Otherwise save money for a better show
Charles Neilsen from Angels Camp, California
SEEING - HEARING ALADIN
The production of Aladin was amazing, the costumes and particularly the sets were just amazing. The only problem was not being able to hear the performers. The orchestra yes, the performers no. Perhaps I'll go home and listen to the movie with my eyes closed.
RH from Charlotte, North Carolina
The Genie either makes this play or he doesn't. This Genie did not. He rushed through his lines, was often difficult to understand, and lacked comic timing. The actor playing Aladdin was very good. The ensemble also was good. Lot of good dancing and costumes. Jasmine was just okay. Her voice was fine, but she just misses something as an actor. If you've seen this play before with a really good Genie, you are going to be a bit disappointed.
Betsy Cornelius from Charlotte, North Carolina
BROADWAY EXPECTATION WAS NOT MET
In one if the beginning scenes you could see shadows of either stage hand shadows or actors moving to place behind the set. Gave off a high school production feel. The dancing was mediocre in skill level & not in sync especially the ladies in the market scenes. The fight scenes were silly, no effort to look somewhat real. Acting was pretty good (except fight scenes), flying carpet affect made the show. Costumes were also nice.
John from Detroit, Michigan
KEEP THIS GENIE IN THE BOTTLE
Maybe it was an off night or maybe "Holiday Fatigue" had set in, either way, last night's performance was a big disappointment. As previous reviewers have commented, this production lacked "professionalism"; fight seems were silly, no "spark" between Aladdin and Jasmine, plenty of "throw away" laugh lines (did the Genie really have to pull out a Detroit Tiger's cap?). We were really excited for this production but it did not live up to Disney standards. The cast seemed to be mailing it in. Thankfully the Genie brought some much needed energy to the stale production.
Reviewer from Denver, Colorado
It was OK... Ok, let's staart with the good: The Genie was TERRIFIC! HILARIOUS!! A very good choice to cast Scott as the Genie! He made some terrific jokes, had great wardrobe changes, and was just greak overall. The sets were also pretty incredible: Lots of changes, colors, sparkles! The dance moves were OK. They had some good ones, and then they had some bad ones. The bad: The fight scenes WERE HORRIBLE! SO fake and halfhearted. NO chemestry between Alladin and Jasmine, AT ALL! The singing was good, not great. Jasmine and Alladin's voice did NOT go together! Jasmine was not a good actress or singer, ahe must had been chosen for her looks. Overall, don't waste your money on this one. Go to Hamilton instead. Now, THAT is worth it!
from Buffalo, New York
It was like a high school musical , Aladdin, Genie,and Sultan were all understudies. How does 3 main performers go out in one night. Singing was off for Aladdin and Jasmine. Genie once he starting moving was out of breathe. Choreography was basic and off steps. Tap dancing was wonderful. Scenery and costumes were great. I’m sure the children liked it but it was not broadway caliber.
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