Disney’s Aladdin Opening Oct. 29 at the Providence Performing Arts Center

Performances Tuesday, October 29 through Sunday, November 10

Alladin at PPAC (Photo by Deen van Meer.)

The Broadway hit ALADDIN is coming to PPAC next week. ALADDIN will play Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 7P, Thursdays and Fridays at 7:30P, Saturdays at 2P and 8P and Sundays at 1P and 6:30P. ALADDIN will have a special matinee performance on Wednesday, October 30 at 1P in lieu of a performance on Thursday, October 31 (Halloween). Tickets are available at the PPAC Box Office (220 Weybosset Street, Providence, RI 02903), online at ppacri.org and by phone at (401) 421-ARTS (2787).

Aladdin, the hit musical based on the Academy Award®-winning animated film, 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 14 New Amsterdam Theatre house records; worldwide it has welcomed more than 10 million people and grossed over $1 billion. Its global footprint includes productions in Tokyo, Germany and on tour across North America.

Produced by Disney Theatrical Productions, under the direction of Thomas Schumacher, the show features 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 six-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).

Korie Lee Blossey Stars in Aladdin

Aladdin, adapted from the 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.

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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.

BankNewport Family Night at ALADDIN is Wednesday, November 6 at 7P. Patrons who purchase a regularly priced ticket to the Wednesday, November 6 performance of ALADDIN will receive a complimentary ticket of equal value for a child/teenager up to age 18. Family Night tickets are
available at the Box Office at 220 Weybosset Street in downtown Providence or by phone at (401) 421-2787 only. Family Night tickets are limited and are available on a first-come, first-served basis in selected locations. Golden Circle seating is excluded, and standard service fees apply. PPAC’s BankNewport Family Night media sponsors are ABC 6 and Coast 93.3.