Disney Theatrical Productions and the Fabulous Fox Theatre announced today that tickets for the long-awaited engagement of Disney’s Aladdin will go on sale to the public on Friday, August 17 at 10 a.m. The hit Broadway musical will begin performances in St. Louis at the Fabulous Fox on Wednesday, November 7 for a limited engagement of three weeks through Sunday, November 25. The opening night is Friday, November 9 at 7:30 p.m.
In St. Louis, Aladdin will play Tuesdays through Fridays at 7:30 p.m., Saturdays at 2:00 p.m. & 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 1:00 p.m. There will be 6:30 p.m. performances on Sunday, November 11 and Sunday, November 18. There will also be 1:00 p.m. matinees on Thursday, November 8, Wednesday, November 21 and Friday, November 23. There will not be a performance on Thursday, November 22 in recognition of Thanksgiving. VIP Ticket Packages, which include a prime seat location, a commemorative souvenir program and an exclusive merchandise item, are also available. Beginning Friday, August 17 at 10 a.m., tickets will be available at the Fabulous Fox Box Office, by calling MetroTix at 314-534-1111 or online at www.metrotix.com. Orders for groups of 15 or more may be placed by calling (314) 535-2900.
Ticket buyers are reminded that MetroTix and the Fabulous Fox Box Office are the only official retail ticket outlets for all performances at the Fabulous Fox. Ticket buyers who purchase tickets from a ticket broker or any third party should be aware that Fabulous Fox is unable to reprint or replace lost or stolen tickets and is unable to contact patrons with information regarding time changes or other pertinent updates regarding the performance.
Fox Performing Arts Charitable Foundation will present Kids Night at the Fabulous Fox Sunday, November 18 at 6:30 p.m. A free child’s ticket will be offered with the purchase of an adult ticket at the Fox Theatre Box Office while supplies last; some restrictions apply. The evening will include pre-show activities in the Fox Theatre lobby. For more information about Kids’ Night at the Fabulous Fox, please visit www.foxpacf.org.
Aladdin 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 13 New Amsterdam Theatre house records and welcoming over seven million people worldwide. Its global footprint has expanded to include productions in Tokyo, Hamburg, London and Australia, in addition to the two U.S. productions.
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 four-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).
Aladdin, adapted from the Academy Award®-winning 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.
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 designerGregg Barnes and sound designer Ken Travis.
The production team also includes illusion designer Jim Steinmeyer, hair designer Josh Marquette and makeup designer Milagros Medina-Cerdeira. The music team is headed by music supervisor and music director Michael Kosarin, who also created the vocal and incidental music arrangements, joined by orchestrator Danny Troob and dance music arranger Glen Kelly.