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Aladdin Reviews

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Average customer review: 4.0 star rating (4.1 Stars)

Number of reviews: 45



3.0 star rating Yana from Los Angeles, California


From the beginning (after Genie opening scene) until about the middle of 1st act it was just terrible. The fighting scenes were just. awful. Nowhere close to Broadway standard IMHO. The dialogues throughout the whole musical were rushed and simply plain. No magical moments, no feelings, no chemistry between Aladdin and Jasmine. Aladdin made an impression of a self centered Casanova, rather than the sweet humble boy we know from the cartoon. The settings, costumes and the carpet ride scene were breathtaking! (Although I did not enjoy the remake of the song, as again it was rushed, which gave a feeling the actors just wanted to get it over and done with, completely killing the vibe). Putting the acting and dialogues aside, the whole show is a true candy to the eye. Genie was incredible, great energy and charisma. He literally woke up the audience, when he finally showed up in the middle of Act i. Overall go if you are taking kids under 10. Otherwise save money for a better show

3.0 star rating Charles Neilsen from Angels Camp, California


The production of Aladin was amazing, the costumes and particularly the sets were just amazing. The only problem was not being able to hear the performers. The orchestra yes, the performers no. Perhaps I'll go home and listen to the movie with my eyes closed.

3.0 star rating RH from Charlotte, North Carolina


The Genie either makes this play or he doesn't. This Genie did not. He rushed through his lines, was often difficult to understand, and lacked comic timing. The actor playing Aladdin was very good. The ensemble also was good. Lot of good dancing and costumes. Jasmine was just okay. Her voice was fine, but she just misses something as an actor. If you've seen this play before with a really good Genie, you are going to be a bit disappointed.

3.0 star rating Betsy Cornelius from Charlotte, North Carolina


In one if the beginning scenes you could see shadows of either stage hand shadows or actors moving to place behind the set. Gave off a high school production feel. The dancing was mediocre in skill level & not in sync especially the ladies in the market scenes. The fight scenes were silly, no effort to look somewhat real. Acting was pretty good (except fight scenes), flying carpet affect made the show. Costumes were also nice.

2.0 star rating John from Detroit, Michigan


Maybe it was an off night or maybe "Holiday Fatigue" had set in, either way, last night's performance was a big disappointment. As previous reviewers have commented, this production lacked "professionalism"; fight seems were silly, no "spark" between Aladdin and Jasmine, plenty of "throw away" laugh lines (did the Genie really have to pull out a Detroit Tiger's cap?). We were really excited for this production but it did not live up to Disney standards. The cast seemed to be mailing it in. Thankfully the Genie brought some much needed energy to the stale production.

2.0 star rating Reviewer from Denver, Colorado


It was OK... Ok, let's staart with the good: The Genie was TERRIFIC! HILARIOUS!! A very good choice to cast Scott as the Genie! He made some terrific jokes, had great wardrobe changes, and was just greak overall. The sets were also pretty incredible: Lots of changes, colors, sparkles! The dance moves were OK. They had some good ones, and then they had some bad ones. The bad: The fight scenes WERE HORRIBLE! SO fake and halfhearted. NO chemestry between Alladin and Jasmine, AT ALL! The singing was good, not great. Jasmine and Alladin's voice did NOT go together! Jasmine was not a good actress or singer, ahe must had been chosen for her looks. Overall, don't waste your money on this one. Go to Hamilton instead. Now, THAT is worth it!

2.0 star rating Gary Lucas from Syracuse, New York


I would not consider this "Disney's Aladdin" at all. When you leave some songs out that were in the movie, put extra songs in, change 90% of the lines, I'm not sure how you call it Disney. My kid (who was the genie in her school play and was excited to see the play) fell asleep. My wife also fell asleep. I saw many kids dozing off in the theatre, and I was bored during several parts. I don't see what the hype is about. Yes, the Genie was awesome! Music was well done and scenery was great! Magic carpet was spectacular! But, some of the acting was meh. If you just called it "Aladdin" then I'd give it 3 stars. But this is not Disney. I would get some tips from "Lion King" because they did Disney right. This play though, eh, pass. Won't see again and won't recommend if you are wanting Disney.


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SHINING Shimmering splendid

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I coined a new phrase in the middle of this show, a lightbulb moment if you will, as I witnessed a plethora of lavish costumes and impressive sets brought to life by a giant cast of 39. This is the Disney Dollar! I wondered how other shows could ever com

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