Aladdin Will Take a Magic Carpet Ride to Australia

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The hit Disney musical Aladdin, which is based on the Oscar-winning animated film of the same name, will open in Sydney in August 2016 at the Capitol Theatre. Tickets will go on sale in March 2016.

The New South Wales Government, through its tourism and major events agency Destination NSW, is a strategic partner of Disney’s Aladdin.

A scene from <i>Aladdin</i> on Broadway
A scene from Aladdin on Broadway Photo by Deen Van Meer

NSW Minister for Trade, Tourism and Major Events Stuart Ayres said in a statement, “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.”

Disney Theatrical's president and producer Thomas Schumacher added, “We are very excited to be partnering once again with the New South Wales Government and Destination NSW on Aladdin, our third production to premiere in Sydney. Director Casey Nicholaw and his team have created an entertainment as full of heart as it is joy and I cannot wait until we get to play it in Sydney, one of the world’s great theatre cities.”

Produced by Disney Theatrical Productions, the show features music by Tony Award and eight-time Oscar winner Alan Menken, lyrics by two-time Oscar winner Howard Ashman, three-time Tony Award and three-time Oscar winner Tim Rice and four-time Tony Award nominee Chad Beguelin. With a book by Beguelin, Aladdin is directed and choreographed by Tony Award winner Casey Nicholaw.

Aladdin continues at Broadway's New Amsterdam Theatre.

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