Jenn from Detroit, Michigan
Wow this show was incredible. It is by far the best show I have ever seen. It was funny and clever, the genie made the show he was fantastic. He was played by Ellis C Dawson III. The set the costumes were outstanding. I would say see this show if you can it will not disappoint.
Norah from Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
Wonderful musical. All actors/actresses were outstanding especially "Genie" and "Aladdin!" Sets, costumes, choreography, singing, orchestra, special effects, flying carpets-all fantastic . The costumes and sets were simply amazing. It followed along pretty well with the animated movie. The singing was good. The Genie was superb. The sound was clear. Also our experience with parking arrangements and the smooth handling by the Staff was outstanding. Way to go Detroit.
Anne from Columbus, Ohio
My husband bought me tickets to see Aladdin for my birthday and I’m so glad he did. The Genie was fabulous! Aladdin and his three sidekicks kept me laughing. I would highly recommend this to anyone! The whole show was well written, great costumes and set, and super dance numbers! Well done!!
Judy from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
AMAZING AND MAGICAL
The best musical I've ever seen and I've seen a lot!! All actors/actresses were outstanding especially "Genie" and "Aladdin!" Sets, costumes, choreography, singing, orchestra, special effects, flying carpets-all fantastic. Would recommend to all ages. You'll be singing the songs for weeks after and will want to dig out your tapping shoes.
Harry Croker from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
The touring show in Pittsburgh was simply amazing. The crowd was enchanted. This is what I would expect from a Disney production. The costumes and sets were simply amazing. My teenage granddaughter tells me it followed along pretty well with the animated movie. She loved it. The singing was good. The Genie was superb. The sound was crystal clear. I could hear every word. I can’t say that of several shows I’ve seen at the Benedum. My granddaughter and I agree this is one of the best shows we’ve seen in the past few seasons.
Tonya Jones from Boston, Massachusetts
ALADDIN BOSTON TOUR
OMG! What a great show. The entire cast was awesome but the Genie was phenomenal! The props were the best. The magic carpet scenes were amazing!
Ashley D from Boston, Massachusetts
One of the best Broadway style shows I've seen in a long time and just what going to the theater should be! Gorgeous sets and costumes! So much sparkle!!! The talent was amazing. Everyone had gorgeous singing voices and was great in their parts. This show was so fun and enjoyable! I think it even held the attention of the little kids around me as I heard very little noises from the kids. Enjoyable for the adults and kids. Highly recommended!!
Krystle from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
A MUST SEE
The Genie was awesome! The whole musical/cast was great and amazing! its truly a must see and something you don't wanna miss! Once you see it; you'll see how is hard to write a review that will actually capture the essence of the production. The visual effects were breath taking in itself. I can go on and on but I'll run out of space ranting and raving about the spectacular show.
Barbara from Cleveland, Ohio
Genie stole the show! The costumes, special effects and sets were all WORLD CLASS! We were a family ages 27-70 and we absolutely loved this production! Highly recommended 😍.
Linda from Cleveland, Ohio
MUST SEE SHOW
If you want a true escape from all the negativity in the world, go see Aladdin. From the amazing sets to the dazzling costumes to the amazing music you will be transported into a magical world. A world filled with laughter, beauty and music. Still can't figure out how they did the magic carpet, but that was all part of this delightful ,magical play. Highly recommended!!
from Denver, Colorado
BEST SHOW I HAVE EVER SEEN!
Candy for the senses! Entertaining, beautiful set, scenery, lighting, costumes,and voices! The actors chosen to play all leads were perfect as was all the talent on stage! My daughter and I loved it! Would see it again and again!
from Los Angeles, California
This show was beyond amazing! My daughter could not stop raving about her favorite part, the whole show!!!
Usha from San Leandro , California
Most enjoyable show! Amazing choreography, costumes, done GENIEously! The Orpheum is the place to go for a show and have a night out in SF.
Janet Lawson from San Francisco, California
WHAT THE WORLD NEEDS NOW
Spontaneously treated myself to a performance to get away from all the doom and gloom in the air. I cannot remember the last time i laughed so hard or, and I thank the performers and musicians for a wonderful evening. (And BTW, those folks can SAAANG!)
Jeff Thompson from San Francisco, California
Aladdin was amazing!! So funny!! Such beautiful costumes and sets. Very very entertaining and great musical score. Adam Jacobs killed it!!!! Everyone else in the cast was incredible. The dancers were gorgeous and very athletic. The scenery is unbelievable and breathtaking. Such perfect color and lighting!! The orchestra was huge. Total 12 out of 10 stars.
Jen from Minneapolis, Minnesota
Best I have ever seen.
Jerry Gilden from Sedona, AZ
A MAGIC CARPET RIDE
Funny and full of life. The costumes and sets where amazing as well as all the performances. Not a dull moment in the entired production. A must see magic carpet ride!
Kenneth Hulse from Sacramento, California
ALLADIN WAS AMAZING
I like some musicals and some are just ok. Aladdin is absolutely amazing. I saw it today and the singing, dancing , staging etc were just terrific
Megan from Houston, Texas
This was one of the best productions I've seen at the Hobby Center. The previous reviewers who equate this show to high school caliber prove the point that you can't please everyone. There was an embarrassment of talent on the stage. The Genie captivated the audience from the start. The male ensemble of dancers was one of the tightest groups I've ever seen on Broadway or off. I highly recommend this performance. It illuminates the reason live theater is still such a transformative form of entertainment. It was, in a word, magical!
Lauren Rapay from Charlotte, North Carolina
This show exceeded any and all expectations I had of the show!!! All cast members were SO in character!!! the Scenes and backdrops were AMAZING! We went Tuesday night and we were obsessed with the entire performance! The singing, the Genie, everyone was perfect!!! Can't say enough about this play. We were sitting 2nd row and saw the girl lose her wig in one of the performances, she went right off stage and came back out immediately and did not lose any part of her character. Hope that did not ruin her night because she was on point the entire time! 100% performance from everyone- we LOVED it!!!!! amazing job guys :) <3
Steve Crook from Charlotte, North Carolina
We were at the show Thursday night row B and throughly enjoyed the show. Aladdin was amazing as well as the Genie and Jasmine. Everyone poured their hearts out and the dance numbers were stunning. The magic carpet was stupendous and the singing was on point. The entire audience gave a thunderous standing ovation!
Liza from Boston, Massachusetts
FUNNY, ENTERTAINING BUT TECHNICAL ISSUES
The genie made the show, he was histerical. Overall the show was great. There were technical issues which resulted in a 45 minute intermission. This was a little much given we saw the 8pm show. As a result of these issues our showing did not feature the magic carpet, which was a disappointment
MARIE from Burbank, California
SHOW WAS GREAT
I loved it, Aladdin and Genie were really awesome! Their voices were just amazing. I was just not so happy with the "A WHOLE NEW WORLD" part . I was waiting for that one and was kind of disappointed. Aladdin and Jasmin's voice does not blend well. But all in all it was a great show. I enjoyed it.
Jo from San Jose, California
NO OXYGEN IN GENIE'S BOTTLE
Overall I thought the show was good. My only complaint was the Genie's performance. The actor was very talented and had a powerful singing voice... until he started to become out of breath and never really recovered. He was so out of breath from the singing and dancing that he seemed to have a hard time getting his lines out. It was a huge distraction.
Vanessa Niziol from Detroit, Michigan
I HAVE SEEN BETTER
I have seen Beauty and the Beast, Cinderella, now Aladdin. I have to say this was the worst. Too many songs added to the show that almost put me to sleep and dragged on, props were not that great (looked like cheap magician props from a kids kit at one point). The only song I truly enjoyed was Friend Like Me, the genie was great. I gave it 3 stars instead of 1 or 2 just because the costumes were good, the dancing was great and the genie was good. The rest of it.... well lets just say I left during the last 10 minutes just to get out of there.
Boston from Boston, Massachusetts
EXCELLENT HIGH SCHOOL SHOW WITH GREAT DANCE!
I think this show is an excellent high school show, but I will not consider it as a Broadway musical show. It did make me laugh, thanks there is still a professional character genie made this show alive. and I realized that also Jafar has a good voice, while Aladdin and Jasmine`s voice don`t match to each other. Besides, Jasmine left me an arrogant princess feeling, maybe her act is too exaggerated, and her voice is not gentle enough. Aladdin makes me feeling not the humble boy from Disney movie. But all in all, I still have to say the dances and the stage design are fantastic, so we still enjoy the musical show regardless of the singing.
Jason Wright from Los Angeles, California
IT WAS OK BUT NOT BROADWAY WORTHY
If you've ever seen the Alladin show at California adventure, it is so much better than this theatrical version. The first part, prior to intermission was enjoyable. As others have said , the genie wakes up the audience and does a great job. Friend Like Me, could have been done with a bit more pizzazz, but it did have me smiling. After the Intermission things take a turn for the worse. The Prince Ali song is ok, but no where near the production value you'd expect from a Broadway musical. You don't really see alot of the genie after the intermission, which is disappointing. Much of the comedy you had in the movie is lost. A whole new world scene was beautiful, but felt very cold. They at least could have made the carpet an actual character to add to the comedy. The final battle between Jafar and Alladin is really non existent. Jafar does 2 quick wardrobe changes, then it's over. No battle takes place, no climatic ending. Just over. Really??
BB from Los Angeles, California
NOT AS GOOD AS I WAS HOPING
The bad: They tried so hard to fit so much stuff into such a small time frame. The whole cast was speaking abnormally fast for most of the show and even running out of breath. The fight choreography could have had more thought put into it. The Jasmine that was casted for the Los Angeles show seems to have gotten the part due to her looks rather than singing, it wasn't horrible obviously, but it wasn't lead worthy in my amateur opinion. All of her songs took me out of the would be magic of the show and all I could focus on was her nasal singing accompanied with the aggressive breaths that were taking before each line sung. The good: The adaptation was creative. All other cast members were wonderful. The sets ranged from decent to amazing. The costumes were spectacular. The humor was corny for the kids, but also equally witty for the mature crowd. Genie was amazing.
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.
IZiZ from Los Angeles, California
NOT SURE WHAT ALL THE HYPE IS ABOUT
I was invited because a friend had extra tickets. After hearing all the hype, I decided to go. What a disappointment. Don't get me wrong, the actors did their job, and I could never do what they do. However, like most Disney stories, it was rife with cultural appropriation and it was extremely corny. But I guess that's what Disney is known for, and I should have just declined the tickets based on that fact alone. Most who enjoyed it must live with Disney colored glasses on.
Lindsay Weishaar from Los Angeles, California
Maybe because we saw it on a Thursday night, but the actors were flat, the energy was lacking, the dancers were off! We were expecting a broadway show and ended up with a really good high school musical. The costumes and set design were worth the ticket price alone, but other than that...the only great actor was the Genie who stole the show! :) Spend the money on another show and skip this one.
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