Aladdin Breaks Box Office Records

Posted by Adelaide Festival Centre on Monday 10 June 2019

Disney’s Aladdin has wrapped up its Adelaide season and secured its spot as the biggest-selling show at Festival Theatre for more than two decades.

Following a ten-week season, with record-breaking 126,788 tickets sold, the curtain fell on Aladdin and another full house last night (Sunday 9 June).

The hit Broadway musical has played to rave reviews and sold out Festival Theatre numerous times since its premiere on 7 April 2019.

The Adelaide season concludes the show’s Australian run which has played to over one million guests nationally since August 2016.

We are thrilled to have been welcomed by Adelaide and embraced by the local community. It’s been a wonderful way to wrap up our hugely successful Australian tour and we can’t wait to come back,” said Associate Producer, Paula McKinnon.

Douglas Gautier AM, CEO and Artistic Director, Adelaide Festival Centre said the huge turnout shows just what an appetite there is for high quality musicals. “The Adelaide public have responded so well to this Disney production – and what a stunning production it’s been! We do hope it’s the first of many.”

Based on the Academy Award®-winning animated film, Aladdin made its world premiere to critical acclaim at Broadway’s New Amsterdam Theatre on March 20th, 2014. It quickly established itself as one of the biggest new blockbusters in recent years, breaking 14 New Amsterdam Theatre house records and welcoming over six million people worldwide including productions in Tokyo, Hamburg, London and a tour across North America.

Produced by Disney Theatrical Productions, Aladdin features music by Tony Award and eight-time Oscar® winner Alan Menken (Beauty and the Beast, Newsies, Sister Act, Little Shop of Horrors), 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) and was directed and choreographed by Tony Award winner Casey Nicholaw (The Book of Mormon).

Adapted from the Disney film and centuries-old folktales including “One Thousand and One Nights,” Aladdin is brought to fresh theatrical life in this bold new musical, including the five cherished songs from the film’s Academy Award-winning soundtrack and more written especially for the stage.

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