Performances will begin Dec. 11 and continue through Dec. 29.
Directed by Bonnie Lythgoe, the cast of Aladdin and His Winter Wish, which features a book by Kris Lythgoe, will also include Jordan Fisher ("Teen Beach Movie") as Aladdin, Ashley Argota ("True Jackson VP") as The Princess and Richard Karn ("Home Improvement") as The Sultan.
"An updated version of the classic Arabian Nights tale, in the style of a traditional British family Panto, Aladdin and His Winter Wish is a singing, swinging and soaring adventure that features family-friendly magic, with a comedic twist, dancing (with 'So You Think You Can Dance' alumni), a live pony and contemporary music from 'Jai Ho' ('Slumdog Millionaire') to 'Treasure' (Bruno Mars) and many more," press notes state.
The production will feature choreography by Spencer Liff (Emmy nominee for "So You Think You Can Dance"), musical direction by Michael Orland ("American Idol") and scenic and costume design by Lythgoe Family Productions.
Vilanch performed at the Pantages in Hollywood and on Broadway in Hairsprayand has written for the Tony Awards. The Emmy Award winner has also contributed material to the Academy Awards and "Hollywood Squares."
Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC, 4,000 Miles), Tony winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard’s (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West.