Wednesday, 2 March 2016

Casting Announced for Australia's Aladdin!

There's no stopping Disney's Broadway mega-hit Aladdin!  After welcoming two new faces to the recording breaking Broadway show, Disney Theatrical last week announced the cast for the upcoming Australian production of Aladdin!

Starring in the title role is newcomer Ainsley Melham as Aladdin!

And joining him from the original Broadway cast is Michael James Scott as the Genie!!  Michael was the original Stand By Genie and Babkak for the Broadway production of Aladdin and after a short time away (during which he starred in Casey Nicholaw's Something Rotten!) he's returning to Agrabah to star as Genie!

Michael James Scott as Genie in the Broadway production of Aladdin
Starring as the villainous Jafar will be Adam Murphy, whose evil deeds (and laughter) will be assisted by Aljin Abella as Iago.

Completing the principal cast are Adam Jon Fiorentino, Robert Tripolino and Troy Sussman as Aladdin's friends Kassim, Omar and Babkak, with George Henare as the Sultan.

The coveted role of Princess Jasmine has not yet been cast and will be announced at a later date (presumably along with cast of the ensemble).

Tickets for the Australian production of Aladdin will go on sale Tuesday 8th March and the show will open at Sydney's Capitol Theatre in August.  You can sign up for ticket alerts right now at the show's official website.

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