Aladdin The Musical

Aladdin Musical Review

The National Autism Society arranged a relaxed performance for Aladdin the musical.
It had been booked since we went to see Mama Mia -link-
Traveling was a nightmare due to works on the Warterloo line so we had to get the bus, six in total there and back I would say it took over an hour.

It's always a great feeling to see the theatre lit up with the current performance being shown,

I did a little theatre spotting for fun and as they are within close proximity to Aladdin The Musical shown at Prince Edward theatre, based on the classic animated film that brings Trevor Dion Nicholas as genie in this whole new world rendition from the Disney animated film 1992
Aladdin The Musical opened on Broadway in March 2014

The show is approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes, including a 20 minute interval providing the fire alarm doesn't go off and having to be evacuated, yes it was an accident and nothing serious kk was finding it hard to keep calm along with other people in the auditorium.
However, that being said I have to say how great the theatre team and NAS along with the Disney store team thank you for keeping us safe!

As always the main cast comes out on stage to introduce themselves with there character names
The stage props were very eye catching and seemingly true Agraba esque sand stone buildings with orange hues.
The costumes were bedazzling and certainly Princess worthy.

Aladdin The Musical Review

I would of liked to if seen Jasmine played by Jade Ewen, being more sassy in her role, how it's portrayed in the film you wouldn't really mess with her.
Aladdin played by Matthew Croke was a sweet character and showed good choreography skills building climbing and jumping.

Jafar played by Don Gallagher, I feel was brilliantly done he could even of been a bit darker in his look and speech but this was a good character role.

However, I have to say although I enjoyed watching Aladdin The Musical I was sorely disappointed that Abu and Raja wasn't included, what's Aladdin without them? That saddened me, but I really did enjoy The magic Carpet scene that was cleaverly done and brought Aladdin The Musical to life.

I am a stickler for original cast or as close replication as possible or there is no point, Robin Williams was full centre for me in Aladdin he put so much energy into his roles and Genie was a massive role for him, growing up him as one of my Idols I really wasn't sure if anyone could be any better.
So what did I think of Trevor Dion Nicholas' character portrayal of Genie, I feel he was fun bubbly and passionate about his role.

 

4-out-of-5-stars-rating

Overall I enjoyed watching Aladdin The Musical it's definitely a must see.

But for me Abu and Rajah were missing. 

so 4/5 from me 

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This is my Aladdin Musical Review Matthew Croak as Lead Aladdin

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13 Comments on Aladdin The Musical

  1. Donna
    4th October 2017 at 2:07 PM (2 weeks ago)

    I’m dying to see this! Love the music and the plot. Shame about the animals but I guess that would be quite tricky to do well on stage!

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    • clarissa
      4th October 2017 at 2:09 PM (2 weeks ago)

      You will like it but they manage it with Lion King- haven’t seen yet !! Lol

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  2. John Adams
    5th October 2017 at 10:57 AM (2 weeks ago)

    Shame your favourite characters were missing but 4/5 isn’t too bad I’d say. Not something I’d ever have considered seeing on stage either. daren’t mention it to my girls, they’ll want to go tomorrow!

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  3. Rachel George, Ordinary Hopes
    5th October 2017 at 8:55 PM (2 weeks ago)

    That sounds amazing! Relaxed performances are so important. It is really stressful taking a disabled child to the theatre.
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    • clarissa
      5th October 2017 at 8:57 PM (2 weeks ago)

      I have found KK enjoys going to theatre but Monkey is now having difficulty with it sadly I had a lot of chances to see kid ones but will have to pass them by x

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  4. charlotte evans
    5th October 2017 at 9:01 PM (2 weeks ago)

    I am planning to go next month so this review was perfect timing! So glad you enjoyed (for the most part) the show, you’re right about no animals- they do it so well for the Lion King!

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    • clarissa
      5th October 2017 at 9:03 PM (2 weeks ago)

      You will enjoy it’s great but for me Im just a stickler for original characters, and thank you x

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  5. Jenni
    5th October 2017 at 9:03 PM (2 weeks ago)

    Sounds like a good show, shame about the fire alarm going off !!

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  6. Kate Williams
    6th October 2017 at 7:05 AM (2 weeks ago)

    I’ve seen The Lion King but I’m not sure how you’d fit ‘animal’ and human actors together that well, it still sounds like something my kids would really enjoy though.

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  7. Jazmin Williams
    7th October 2017 at 6:51 PM (2 weeks ago)

    This sounds fantastic! I’d love to go and see this sometime soon – love Disney and Aladdin x

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  8. Sarah
    7th October 2017 at 8:30 PM (1 week ago)

    Aww I love Aladdin! I’d love to watch this musical but I definitely miss Abu and Raja too!

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  9. Cecilia
    9th October 2017 at 12:36 AM (1 week ago)

    I used to love Aladdin as a kid! I haven’t been to any musicals nor Aladdin but it definitely sounds like an experience!

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