Disney’s critically acclaimed Broadway and West End musical Aladdin will fly into Cardiff for Christmas this year, visiting Wales Millennium Centre on its first ever UK and Ireland tour.
Tickets are on sale to the public from 31 March, with Wales Millennium Centre Ffrind members able to snap up their tickets ahead of the public. Sign up as a Ffrind member today at wmc.org.uk/ffrind
Adapted from Disney’s 1992 animated film and centuries-old folktales including “One Thousand and One Nights”, this smash-hit musical is brought to theatrical life in a unique and dazzling way. The show continues its record-breaking run on Broadway at the New Amsterdam Theatre, and since opening there in March 2014, nine subsequent productions have launched around the world, including its 2016 West End premiere at the Prince Edward Theatre, London where the show ran until August 2019.
“As Aladdin approaches its second decade onstage, we are thrilled that the 11th production of the glorious Broadway show will soon be seen by audiences throughout the UK and Ireland. Thanks to Casey Nicholaw’s direction, Alan Menken’s music and the peerless design team of Bob Crowley, Natasha Katz and Gregg Barnes this show is a powerful tonic, an irresistible lift for every audience who sees it,’ said Thomas Schumacher, President & Producer Disney Theatrical Productions. “The musical theatre performers in the UK and Ireland rival any on the planet and we look forward to presenting the best of them in this joyous new production.”
Aladdin features the timeless songs from the animated film, as well as new music by Tony®, Olivier®, Grammy® and eight-time Academy Award® winner Alan Menken, lyrics by two-time Academy Award® winner Howard Ashman, three-time Tony® and three-time Academy Award® winner Tim Rice and six-time Tony® nominee Chad Beguelin with a book by Beguelin, and is directed and choreographed by Tony® and Olivier® Award winner Casey Nicholaw .
Aladdin is designed by seven-time Tony®-winning scenic designer Bob Crowley, seven-time Tony®-winning lighting designer Natasha Katz, two-time Tony®-winning costume designer Gregg Barnes and sound designer Ken Travis.
The production team also includes illusion designers Jim Steinmeyer and Rob Lake, hair designer Josh Marquette and makeup designer Milagros Medina-Cerdeira. The music team is headed by music supervisor and music director Michael Kosarin, who also created the vocal and incidental music arrangements, joined by orchestrator Danny Troob and dance music arranger Glen Kelly. Casting by Jill Green CDG.
- Aladdin plays Wales Millennium Centre’s Donald Gordon Theatre from 7 December 2023 – 14 January 2024. Wed – Sat 7.30pm, Thu + Sat 2.30pm, Sun 1pm + 6pm. No 6pm performance on 24 + 31 December 2023, 14 January 2024. Relaxed performance 10 January 2024, 6.30pm
- Tickets on public sale from 31 March via Wales Millennium Centre’s website.
- Age guidance: 6+ (no under 3s)