Coming to Detroit: Aladdin
Posted on September 5, 2018
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Will you be ready for Aladdin to show you the world, on a magic carpet ride? Tickets go on sale Sunday, September 9th and you won\’t want to miss out on this journey. This hit Broadway musical will be landing in Detroit for a limited five week engagement (December 12, 2018 – January 13, 2019) at the Detroit Opera House.
Tickets for Disney’s Aladdin start at $25 and will be available for purchase online at www.broadwayindetroit.com or www.ticketmaster.com, and by phone at 800-982-2787. Starting Monday, September 10, tickets will also be available for purchase at the Fisher Theatre and Detroit Opera House box offices.
Aladdin opened on Broadway at the New Amsterdam Theatre to critical acclaim on March 20, 2014 and quickly established itself as one of the biggest new blockbusters in recent years, breaking 13 New Amsterdam Theatre house records and welcoming over seven million people worldwide. Its global footprint has expanded to include productions in Tokyo, Hamburg, London and Australia, in addition to the two U.S. productions.
Produced by Disney Theatrical Productions, under the direction of Thomas Schumacher, the showfeatures music by Tony Award and eight-time Oscar® winner Alan Menken (Beauty and the Beast, Newsies, Sister Act), lyrics by two-time Oscar winner Howard Ashman (Beauty and the Beast, The Little Mermaid), three-time Tony Award and three-time Oscar winner Tim Rice (Evita, Aida) and four-time Tony Award nominee Chad Beguelin (The Wedding Singer), with a book by Beguelin, and is directed and choreographed by Tony Award winner Casey Nicholaw (The Book of Mormon).
Aladdin, adapted from the Academy Award®-winning animated Disney film and centuries-old folktales including “One Thousand and One Nights,” is brought to fresh theatrical life in this bold new musical. Aladdin’s journey sweeps audiences into an exotic world of daring adventure, classic comedy and timeless romance. This new production features a full score, including the five cherished songs from the Academy Award-winning soundtrack and more written especially for the stage.
The animated film Aladdin was released by Disney in 1992 and was a critical and box office smash, becoming the highest-grossing film of the year.
The film won the Oscar for Best Original Score and introduced the hit song “A Whole New World,” which won the second of the film’s two Academy Awards as Best Original Song. The Peabo Bryson/Regina Belle recording of the tune soared to #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
Aladdin is designed by seven-time Tony-winning scenic designer Bob Crowley, six-time Tony-winning lighting designer Natasha Katz, two-time Tony-winning costume designer Gregg Barnes and sound designer Ken Travis.
The production team also includes illusion designer Jim Steinmeyer, hair designer Josh Marquette and makeup designer Milagros Medina-Cerdeira. The music team is headed by music supervisor and music director Michael Kosarin, who also created the vocal and incidental music arrangements, joined by orchestrator Danny Troob and dance music arranger Glen Kelly.
Performance times for Aladdin appearing December 12, 2018 – January 13, 2019 at the Detroit Opera House, located at 1526 Broadway, in Detroit are:
· Tuesday through Saturday evening performances at 7:30 p.m.
· Sunday evening performances at 6:30 p.m.
· Saturday matinees at 2:00 p.m.
· Sunday matinees at 1:00 p.m.
· Thursday matinees on Dec.13, Dec. 27 and Jan.10 at 1:00 p.m.
· Special open captioned performance on Sunday, Jan. 6 at 6:30 p.m.
· There will not be a performance on Tuesday, December 25, in observation of Christmas.
Tickets for Aladdin start at $25 (includes facility fee) and go on sale Sunday, September 9. Tickets can be purchased online at www.broadwayindetroit.com or www.ticketmaster.com, and by phone at 800-982-2787. Starting Monday, September 10, tickets will also be available for purchase at the Fisher Theatre and Detroit Opera House box offices.
For group sales (12 or more) please email email@example.com or call 313-871-1132. Tickets for the open captioned performance may be purchased in person at the Fisher Theatre Box Office or by phone at 313-872-1000, ext. 0. Performance schedule, prices and cast are subject to change without notice.
Broadway In Detroit uses Ticketmaster as its sole, authorized ticketing agent. Individual tickets purchased from a ticket broker or “third party” ticket reseller involves risk and may not be authentic, sold at box office prices, or with correct performance and venue information. Broadway In Detroit box offices cannot reprint or replace lost or stolen tickets sold through a third party or ticket reseller. Broadway In Detroit is also unable to contact third party purchasers with pertinent updates or changes regarding performances.