Aladdin, with Robin de Jesus, John Tartaglia, Curtis Holbrook, Francis Jue, Plays the Muny Starting July 5
By Andrew Gans
The St. Louis Muny production of Disney's Aladdin, which features direction by Gary Griffin and choreography by Alex Sanchez, plays the famed outdoor venue July 5-13.
The cast is headed by Tony nominees Robin de Jesus and John Tartaglia, who star as Aladdin and the Genie, respectively. Joining them are 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 previous 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 has 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.
For more information, call (314) 361-1900 or visit www.muny.org.
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