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The North American Tour’s original cast performs “Friend Like Me.” Photo Credit: Deen van Meer.

“Whole New World” of musical magic awaits at Disney’s Aladdin

Disney's Aladdin is a hit Broadway musical that invites you to “a faraway place where the caravan camels roam” – and what a journey it is. From the producers of The Lion King, this thrilling new production is rich with visual beauty, classic comedy and a healthy dose of magic.

The show will run at Paramount Theatre from October 12 through the 29, offering Seattleites a chance to enjoy Agrabah’s romance and adventure. Here are a few show highlights sure to please.

The music

Because the musical is based on the 1992 Disney film, it has all of your favorite songs from the movie including “Arabian Nights,” “One Jump Ahead,” “Friend Like Me,” "Prince Ali” and “A Whole New World.”

There are also several new songs by Alan Menken, the same famed composer who wrote the music for the movie. For those not in the know, Menken is a heavily decorated composer who has won, among other awards, eight Oscars and eleven Grammy Awards. He also penned the scores for Disney’s The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast and Pocahontas. This show is a great opportunity to get lost in the splendor of Menken’s music performed live.

Curious what song from Disney’s Aladdin you would be? Take the quiz below this story to find out!

The visuals

This new production has been nominated for several awards that celebrate its vibrant visual elements. Director and Choreographer Casey Nicholaw’s choreography was nominated for a Tony Award, Drama Desk Award, Astaire Award and an Outer Critics Circle Award. The costume, lighting and set design were also all nominated for Outer Critics Circle Awards.

Combined, these elements make for an engaging, vibrant and glitzy dream world where motifs from Islamic Architecture live alongside Broadway glamour and clever contemporary touches.

The Disney magic

Some live performances test children’s patience – sparse sets, longs scenes and slower storylines can leave kids restless and parents distracted by their nagging offspring.

That kind of thing won’t happen here. A dynamic set and generously appointed props keep viewers engaged as the story moves along at a quick clip. The blend of comedy, romance and adventure makes this the perfect show for kids, and it’s got more than enough substance to keep adults entertained too.

Are you ready to enter a whole new world where one lamp and three wishes open up infinite possibilities for a charming “diamond in the rough” who goes by Disney’s Aladdin? Visit to learn more and scoop up your seats before they sell out!