Today Disney Theatrical Productions confirmed its hit Broadway musical Aladdin will come to the Adelaide Festival Theatre in April 2019.
This is the first time a main stage Disney Theatrical production has ever been presented in South Australia.
A waitlist is now open for those wishing to be first in line for tickets when they go on pre-sale in October.
To register visit aladdinthemusical.com.au
Thomas Schumacher, President & Producer Disney Theatrical Production said today, “Over the years, four of our Disney Theatrical shows have been received in Australia with incredible warmth and affection. But we know that South Australians have had to travel to those other cities to see those shows. So it’s fantastic that, through The Adelaide Festival Centre and
The South Australian government, South Australians, and visitors to Adelaide, will be able to experience Aladdin in your wonderful Festival Theatre.’’
Adelaide Festival Centre Chief Executive Officer and Artistic Director, Douglas Gautier said “Aladdin is a genuine Broadway smash-hit and securing it for Adelaide is tremendously exciting. The investment in our new foyers, facilities and the beautiful new northern promenade and Walk of Fame have secured Adelaide Festival Centre’s place as an attractive venue. This
show will thrill devoted Aladdin fans and new audiences. This is a wonderful opportunity to see a major musical at Festival Theatre and we can’t wait to welcome Aladdin, Jasmine, the Genie and the whole show to Adelaide.”
Premier of South Australia Steven Marshall said that securing the world renowned musical was a tremendous result for South Australia.
“It’s a tremendous result for South Australia and a great testament to the team at Adelaide Festival Centre tohave been able to secure Adelaide’s first Disney Theatrical production,” said Premier Marshall.
“This announcement is a vote of confidence in our arts and creative industries, and securing the world-renowned production on the local stage will not only add to Adelaide’s growing vibrancy, but also help drive economic activity in South Australia.”
Forty tonnes of exotic flying scenery and 60 tonnes of automation and staging will be transferred to Adelaide in no fewer than twenty six 48 foot trucks to recreate the fantasy city of Agrabah including the colourful marketplace, the lush palace of the Sultan and his princess daughter Jasmine and the legendary Cave of Wonders.
The Australian principal cast features Gareth Jacobs in the role of the Genie, Ainsley Melham as Aladdin, Shubshri Kandiah
as Jasmine, Adam Murphy as Jafar, Aljin Abella as Iago, George Henare as the Sultan, Adam Jon Fiorentino as Kassim, Troy Sussman as Babkak and Robert Tripolino as Omar.aladdinthemusical.com.au.