Wednesday, 5 November 2014
Aladdin to Premiere in Germany!
Last week, on 29th October, Disney Theatrical and Stage Entertainment officially announced that the European Premiere of the new Broadway production of Aladdin will take place at The Stage Theatre Neue Flora in Hamburg, Germany in Fall 2015.
"The heart and humor of the timeless tale of Aladdin, the Genie and the three wishes are loved worldwide across all cultural boundaries for generations. We look forward, with Casey Nicholaw's spectacular staging, to years of successful partnership with Stage Entertainment to add another highlight." said Disney Theatrical's Thomas Schumacher.
Uschi Neuss of Stage Entertainment Germany added "We are delighted to be able to pick the next big Disney hit to Germany after the incredible success of The Lion King and Tarzan. Hamburg is a musical capital and the perfect location for the European Premiere ... Aladdin is the ideal addition to our portfolio in the Hanseatic city"
Robert Langer, Country Manager for The Walt Disney Company in Germany agreed, "The enthusiasm for Disney musicals in Germany is exceptional. We are extremely pleased that Aladdin will experience its European Premiere here with us. On Broadway the spectacular production of Disney Theatrical Group is celebrating great success and we are proud to now offer this unique live experience to the German public."
My German is very limited (ok, non existent) so please accept my apologises if the above quotes are a little off.
More details can now be found on the show's official website and tickets are now on sale with performances starting on 15th December 2015.
Wow, that's two international announcements in two months! According to Thomas Schumacher there are five international productions in the works so there's still three more to be announced! It's an exciting time to be an Aladdin fan no matter where in the world you are!