Robin de Jesus, John Tartaglia, Jason Graae, Curtis Holbrook, Francis Jue Cast in Muny's Aladdin
By Andrew Gans
Principal casting has been announced for the St. Louis Muny's upcoming production of Disney's Aladdin, which will be presented at the famed outdoor venue July 5-13.
Directed by Gary Griffin and choreographed by Alex Sanchez, the cast will be headed by Tony nominees Robin de Jesus and John Tartaglia, who will star as Aladdin and the Genie, respectively. Joining them will be Jason Graae as Omar, Curtis Holbrook as Iago, Francis Jue as Kassim, Eddie Korbich as Babkak, Samantha Massell as Jasmine, Ken Page as the Sultan and Thom Sesma as Jafar.
Based on the Disney film of the same name, Aladdin features a book by Chad Beguelin, music by Alan Menken and lyrics by Howard Ashman and Tim Rice, with additional lyrics by Chad Beguelin. The Disney film was written by Ron Clements, John Musker, Ted Elliott and Terry Rossio, and directed and produced by Ron Clements and Jon Musker.
"We are thrilled to produce this enchanting new musical on our grand stage," said executive producer Mike Isaacson in a statement. "I can't wait for this amazing group of actors to work with Gary and Alex to create Muny magic for our audience."
The Muny production will feature scenic design by Michael Anania, sound design by Jason Krueger, lighting design by Seth Jackson and costume design by Mara Blumenfeld. Greg Anthony serves as the musical director, and the production stage manager is Nevin Hedley.
Single tickets will be available beginning June 2 at The Muny Box Office in Forest Park, online or by phone. For more information, call (314) 361-1900 or visit www.muny.org.
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