I received tickets for myself and a guest to attend the musical production of Aladdin at the Paramount Theatre in Seattle. All opinions are my own.
One of my biggest loves in life (aside from the kids, duh), is getting away to Seattle for a Broadway musical. I was recently given the opportunity to see Disney’s Aladdin at the Paramount Theater. Since it is one of my husband’s favorite Disney movies, I thought I’d take him along. I only take him to a show if I’m at least 90% sure he’ll enjoy it.
I expected fun and extravagance, and was not disappointed.
The cast was such a pleasure to watch! Their singing, along with the amazing choreography was such a treat. I always love it when a production includes a mix of dancing styles, it keeps you interested all the way throughout.
Photo by Deen van Meer
This production includes all of the songs from the original animated movie, with a few new ones added. My favorite of the new ones was by far “High Adventure” sung by Aladdin’s friends. It’s funny, upbeat, and a ton of fun!
I’m constantly amazed by the use of the stage by crew and set designers, but truth be told, watching Aladdin, I was blown away. I don’t want to give too much away, but the scene in the cave was like nothing I have ever seen on a stage. I just watched in awe, trying to take it all in.
Photo by Deen van Meer
One of my biggest questions headed to this show was about the magic carpet. Will there be one? How will they do it?
Yes, there most certainly was a magic carpet. And I have no clue how they pulled it off. It’s still making me crazy trying to figure it out. Maybe it was just where I was sitting (fantastic seats, center and up close), I couldn’t see any sort of supports or suspensions. It was so trippy and cool!
Photo by Cylla von Tiedmann
The crowd favorite was the Genie by Anthony Murphy. He’s charismatic, has an incredible voice, and he included the crowd any chance he got. His character was a bit over the top for me, but the audience loved him.
My husband was disappointed Aladdin’s monkey, Abu wasn’t in it. They made up for it with three human friends. I think they did a great job filling the void of his furry friend.
It was a fabulous show and we had a great time!
It is playing now in Seattle through October 29th. Tickets start at $35 and are available online at STGPresents.org, Ticketmaster.com, by calling 1-800-745-3000, or in person at the Paramount Theatre Box Office (M-F, 10am-6pm).
If you aren’t in the Seattle area, you can check Aladdin the Musical for tour dates.