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Music by Alan Menken
Book Adapted and
Additional Lyrics by Jim Luigs
Music Adapted and Arranged by Bryan Louiselle
Based on the 1992 Disney film, Aladdin
Directed by Adam Power
June 2, 3, 4, 9 & 10, 2017 8:00 p.m.
Filled with the songs from the Disney movie, Aladdin is a children’s show that takes place inside the Royal Palace gates in the faraway city of Agrabah, Princess Jasmine prepares to choose a husband Wandering among the crowd, a poor street urchin, Aladdin, suddenly finds himself holding the stolen bread and pursued by royal guards. Aladdin escapes to the caves and finds an old lamp and rubs it, releasing the Genie, who grants three wishes. Aladdin then uses his last wish to free Genie and promises to give all his love to Princess Jasmine, if she will have him. The initially reluctant Sultan now grants his consent, and everyone lives happily, and freely, ever after.
Adam Power (Director/Vocal Director) – Adam serves as Athletic Director and Choir Director for Our Saviour School and directs the Central Christian Church Chancel Choir both in Jacksonville. He teaches music for STC’s PAVE Summer Camp. He has staffed dozens of shows at TIP, STC, JTG, SHG and PORTA. He is very excited to finally get to direct on the stage where his theater career started!
Aladdin is the title character and therefore carries most of the show. You'll want your most charming, best singing and best acting student for the role. He'll need the versatility to play the funny, slick prankster as well as the romantic lead. Gender: Male Vocal range top: E4 Vocal range bottom: B3
Genie is the fast-talking, scene-stealing funny man. Your Genie doesn't need to be the strongest singer and dancer - the ability to do comedy is much more important. The comedic style of the animated Genie has carried over into this stage adaptation, but your actor shouldn't try to imitate the film. Cast a naturally funny actor that will make this character his or her own. If possible, casting a much smaller Genie than Aladdin will also make for a great sight gag. Gender: Male Vocal range top: D4 Vocal range bottom: B3
Jasmine should be cast as feisty and rebellious, yet genuinely sweet and somewhat naïve. Do not fall into the trap of letting her be too wishy-washy, nor too much of a brat. Jasmine is a future leader with strong opinions on how things should be done, and the audience needs to see this side of her, as well as the side that Aladdin falls for. Gender: Female Vocal range top: Eb4 Vocal range bottom: A3
Iago is another great comedy role. Like the Genie, he or she need not be the strongest singer, but comedic skills are a must. Iago has several sarcastic jibes and asides. Make sure to work with your actor to stay in character during his or her audience asides. Ideally, this character is not in a parrot costume. Iago should be costumed to suggest a parrot, but should bring human characteristics to Jafar's sidekick. Vocal range top: D4 Vocal range bottom: Bb3
Jafar is our villain. In order to portray this through casting, consider a taller boy with a changed voice. His songs will not only be more effective, but a deeper voice will help convey Jafar's menace. However, Jafar should be more of a caricature of classic evil villains than someone really scary. Jafar and Iago also share some comic moments, so cast accordingly. Vocal range top: Eb4 Vocal range bottom: Ab3
Sultan should be able to play a father figure convincingly. Although a bit scattered, he needs to be able to portray love and care for Jasmine. Solo singing is not required for this role. Gender: Male
Narrators - Your five Narrators can be any combination of boys and girls. All should be able to sing well and be able to speak clearly since they are responsible for setting scenes and advancing the plot. Comedic skills are a plus. Vocal range top: C4 Vocal range bottom: B3
Razoul also need not be the strongest singer. Cast a student with good comedic skills who can carry a tune. Razoul should be played as highly incompetent - always making mistakes. Cast a student who can play the role a la The Three Stooges. Vocal range top: E4 Vocal range bottom: C3 Guards - 3
The Guards, including Razoul, need not be the strongest singers. Cast students with good comedic skills who can carry a tune. The Guards and Razoul should be played as highly incompetent - always making mistakes. Cast students who can play the roles a la The Three Stooges. Vocal range top: E4 Vocal range bottom: C3
Magic Carpet - 1 The Magic Carpet works best when treated as a character in the show. Rather than a platform on wheels with no personality, having two actors puppeteer the carpet adds much more fun and creativity. Empower your two actors to work together to show how they would react emotionally to the action onstage.
Ensemble – 25-30 Your Ensemble consists of Townspeople, Shop Owners, a Baker, a Matron, Harem Girls, Visiting Princes, etc. They should be good actors who sing well, as they are featured in all of the production numbers.
There are opportunities for many featured moments for your ensemble members.
Potential Added Role(s): Abu – smallest child who can be carried around or follow Aladdin everywhere. Must be able to react to action on stage. No singing required.