Thursday, 15 October 2015
Disney's Aladdin to Make Magic in Australia!
Looks like the West End isn't the only place Aladdin will be flying its magic carpet to next year! Today Disney Theatrical have officially announced that Aladdin will making its Australian premiere next August at Sydney's Capitol Theatre!
Disney Theatrical's Thomas Schumacher was at the theatre for the announcement, saying that Sydney had been chosen as it was a "world theatre capital". Indeed, Sydney has long been Disney's Australian home with Beauty and the Beast, The Lion King, and Mary Poppins all having successful productions there.
Disney aren't the only ones hoping that Aladdin will continue that winning streak. The Lion King's recent production attracted over 600,000 guests and Australia's Minister for Trade, Tourism and Major Events Stuart Ayres is hoping that Aladdin will do the same, telling The Sydney Morning Herald "It's got such a fantastic track record. It's not just for children, it's for everyone. It's a genuine Broadway comedy, it will make you laugh, it will make you cry, it will inspire you. It does all the things that Disney has been doing to families and people around the world for many, many years now."
Tickets will go on sale next March.
Australia is Aladdin's fourth international production (of the new Broadway production) following Japan (now open), Germany (opening December 15th) and the UK (opening Summer 2016) which means there's still at least one more announcement to come!