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5th Ave announces casting for ‘Aladdin’

Post by Craig Sailor / The News Tribune on June 1, 2011 at 2:08 pm with No Comments »
June 1, 2011 2:08 pm

Casting has been announced for the 5th Avenue Theatre’s original production of “Aladdin” this July. The new stage musical is adapted from Disney’s Academy Award-winning animated feature film.

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The show will feature Adam Jacobs and Courtney Reed as Aladdin and Jasmine, James Monroe Iglehart as the Genie, and Seattle mainstay Seán G. Griffin as the Sultan. Jonathan Freeman takes the stage to embody the role he originally voiced for the film, the Royal Vizier Jafar. He is joined by comedic favorite Don Darryl Rivera as Iago. Aladdin restores a trio of characters originally conceived by the film’s creators: Omar, Babkak, and Kassim, played by Andrew Keenan-Bolger, Brian Gonzales, and Brandon O’Neill, respectively. Broadway’s Casey Nicholaw will direct. With book by Chad Beguelin and hit songs including “Friend Like Me,” “Prince Ali,” and the Oscar-winning “A Whole New World” by Alan Menken, Howard Ashman, and Tim Rice, Aladdin will enchant audiences of all ages.

WHEN: Previews: July 7-20
Opening Night: July 21
Closing Performance: July 31

SHOW Tuesdays & Wednesdays – 7:30 PM
TIMES: Thursdays & Fridays – 8:00 PM
Saturdays – 2:00 PM & 8:00 PM
Sundays – 1:30 PM & 7:00 PM

WHERE: The 5th Avenue Theatre, 1308 5th Avenue, Seattle

TICKETS: For single tickets (starting at $28.00) and information, please visit www.5thavenue.org or call the box office at 206-625-1900. Tickets may also be purchased at 888-5TH-4TIX.

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