Aladdin on Broadway is phenomenal. We were invited by Sacramento Top 10 in partnership with Broadway Sacramento to watch Aladdin at the Sacramento Community Center Theatre. It opened on May 15 and runs through June 2 in Sacramento.
I’m a big Disney fan, so I jumped at the opportunity. Peter not so much, so I was able to bring my friend along with me. Aladdin is one of my favorite Disney movies (it makes my top 3 along with Lion King & The Little Mermaid). Disney California Adventure had an Aladdin musical for a long time and it was one of my go to shows to watch and I’d always recommend it to anyone who was visit the parks. I was holding up Aladdin on Broadway to the DCA show, and I was pleasantly surprised.
Discover a whole new world at ALADDIN, the hit Broadway musical. From the producer of The Lion King comes the timeless story of Aladdin, a thrilling new production filled with unforgettable beauty, magic, comedy and breathtaking spectacle. It’s an extraordinary theatrical event where one lamp and three wishes make the possibilities infinite. See why audiences and critics agree, ALADDIN is “Exactly What You Wished For!” (NBC-TV)
The other reviews I’ve read were great and other Sacramento people who attended the last two nights all raved about it. I agree! I thought the cast did a great job but bravo to the set designers and the costume team. I was blown away by the gold in the cave and the magic carpet ride. Unfortunately you can’t take photos in the musical, which I totally get, so you’ll have to see the show to see what I’m talking about.
Many of the songs from Aladdin make a return to the musical including One Jump Ahead, Friend Like Me and Prince Ali. Some original songs that were new to me were Proud to Be Your Boy and A Million Miles Away, which were added in to the musical to keep its 90-minute runtime. Of course, like everyone else I was there to hear A Whole New World. I enjoyed reliving the story of Aladdin, with some adaptations for the stage, and look forward to the movie coming out next week!
To celebrate the musical in Sacramento and the movie coming out on the May 24, we’re doing a fun giveaway on Instragram: @moderndaycouple.
Broadway Sacramento and Sacramento Top 10 gifted us this great tote bag and goodies. The giveaway includes the Aladdin tote bag which includes the Aladdin soundtrack, a medium t-shirt, a special edition program, a pen, a magic lamp pin, and a keychain. Head to our Instagram to enter. It runs through May 23 at Noon PST.