In case you didn’t know – I might be a bit of a Disney fan. And have dreamed of seeing all of the Disney Broadway productions for Y.E.A.R.S. That dream finally came true when Disney’s Aladdin: The Hit Broadway Musical flew into the Orlando area this past week! Aladdin, Jasmine and Genie with be preforming for the next couple of weeks at the Dr. Phillips Center. And tickets are still available! Read on to find out how to grab your tickets.
From the original animated film to the live-action movie and now the broadway productions, you could say we’re on a bit of an Aladdin overload. But that isn’t a bad thing… Well, except for the live-action film, but we don’t have to get into that.
READ MORE: Want to know exactly what I thought about Guy Ritchie’s live-action Aladdin? Aladdin Movie Review: Shining, Shimmering, Messy
Back to Disney’s Aladdin on tour – this is one you want to see! And it’s a great opportunity to introduce the littles to the theater.
How long is Disney’s Aladdin at the Dr. Phillips Center?
I’m so excited to say that Aladdin is in Orlando for an extended tour with the last show on Feb. 9th, 2020! That means you have just over two weeks to have a night out at the theater.
Aladdin on tour in Orlando dates and times
- January 28 – 31, 2020 and February 4 – 7, 2020 – 8 PM
- February 1 and 8, 2020 – 2 PM and 8 PM
- February 2 and 9, 2020 – 1 PM and 6:30 PM
Where to get tickets for Disney’s Aladdin: The Hit Broadway Musical
Tickets are available online at drphillipscenter.org, by phone 844-513-2014 or at the Dr. Phillips Center box office. And don’t think that there are just bad seats left – I am about to share which dates still have amazing seats available!
- January 29 – 31, 2020 – 8 PM performance
- February 1 – 7, 2020 – 8 PM performance
- February 8, 2020 – Both performances
- And February 9, 2020 – 1 PM performance
Should you take the kids to see Disney’s Aladdin: The Hit Broadway Musical?
YES! And yes, I did scream that. As I said before, Disney’s Aladdin is the perfect opportunity to introduce the kids to the theater. Filled with brightly colored costumes, energetic dance scenes and a story they know – kids will be engaged and entertained the entire performance.
But if you’re still a little nervous, take them to one of the afternoon shows. They have a little more of a relaxed feel and you’re not keeping the young ones up past their bedtime!
My review: Disney’s Aladdin: The Hit Broadway Musical
I thoroughly enjoyed Aladdin. It was a fun evening out with my husband. The story is one of my favorites and I thought this version was fantastic.
The Cast of Disney’s Aladdin on tour
Aladdin’s besties, Kassim (Colt Prattes), Omar (Ben Chavez) and Babkak (Zach Bencal), were hysterical. The three of them had us laughing every scene. Iago (Reggie De Leon) and Jafar (Jonathan Weir) played well off each other. Iago was engaging and his witty onliners.
And Orlando native, Michael James Scott was outstanding. He outshines everyone on stage with his large personality which is exactly how the Genie should be portrayed.
Where it could improve
The show was unique and amazing, but there were a few things that I think could have been done a little better.
I didn’t feel the romantic connection between Jasmine (Kaena Kekoa) and Aladdin (Jonah Ho’okano) that I have come to expect. It felt bland. More of a sibling relationship than a romantic one and that was such a missed moment to capture the audience.
There are so many complex elements to the story of Disney’s Aladdin that it would take hours to tell that story live. Unfortunately, that leads the story to feel rushed on stage, especially during the song and dance routines and because of that, it was hard to understand some of the lines.
Would I see Disney’s Aladdin: The Hit Broadway Musical again?
Hands down – yes. I’m actually hoping to take the whole family before the magic carpet flies out of Orlando!
*photos courtesy of the Dr. Phillips Center