Monday, 17 January 2011

Can I call you Al?

Casting notices have gone out for Aladdin: The New Stage Musical.

BroadwayWorld's Equity Listings have posted the casting call which takes place tomorrow.  I'm posting the cast list below, if anyone wants more details on the actual auditions, please go to

BABKAK – 20s, chubby, romantic desert dweller, part of Aladdin’s band; the “Crosby” of this Arabian “Road” picture, although perhaps with a bit more flair.

OMAR – 20s, nervous, diminutive desert dweller, part of Aladdin’s band; the “Lamour”.

KASSIM – 20s, tough (inside and out) desert dweller, part of Aladdin’s band; the “Hope”.

ALADDIN – 20s, clever, resourceful street urchin with a heart of gold; best friends with Babkak, Omar and Kassim; seeks a life beyond the confines of poverty.

JASMINE – 20s, intelligent young princess with insight beyond her years and station; seeks a life beyond the confines of privilege.

SULTAN – 50s, kind-hearted, widowed ruler of Agrabah; gets so caught up in following the law and tradition that he overlooks his daughter’s desires and gets swindled by his own vizier .

IAGO – 40s, dim-witted, classic-comedy lackey to Jafar.

GENIE – 30s-40s, quick-witted, fast-talking, ancient genie who knows all time and place; an old-school song-and-dance man.

RAZOUL – stern captain of the Royal Guard.

ENSEMBLE - all shapes and sizes.

The cast list confirms that the cut characters of Babkak, Omar and Kassim have been added back into the story, so it seems likely the cut songs "Babkak, Omar, Aladdin, Kassim", "How Quick They Forget" and "High Adventure" will be in the show.
Interestingly Jafar isn't listed, so I guess it's safe to assume that the role has already been cast, or at least offered to someone!  Hopefully it won't be too long now before we hear more details!

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