Disney’s Aladdin, the musical comedy based on the classic Academy Award®-winning animated film, will open in Sydney at the Capitol Theatre in August 2016.
Aladdin is designed by seven-time Tony-winning scenic designer Bob Crowley, five-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 designer Jim Steinmeyer, 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.
NSW Minister for Trade, Tourism and Major Events Stuart Ayres, said “This is a real coup for NSW and we anticipate Aladdin will bring more than 120,000 visitors to Sydney, generating $39 million for the NSW economy. Disney Theatrical has a long and successful history of producing first-rate musical theatre productions here in Australia and we are thrilled to announce that Sydney’s magnificent Capitol Theatre will be the venue for the Australian premiere of this huge Broadway hit.”