Cast size: Medium, 11 plus Music by: Alan Menken Lyrics by: Howard Ashman and Tim Rice Book Adapted and Additional Lyrics by: Jim Luigs Music Adapted and Arranged by: Bryan Louiselle Based on the Screenplay by Ron Clements and John Musker; Ted Elliot and Terry Rossio

Sandy Wilson | kids MUSICAL | medium 11 plus

  • About the Show

    Welcome to Agrabah, City of Enchantment, where every beggar has a story and every camel has a tail! All of your favorite characters are here in this stage adaptation of the Disney hit, including Aladdin, Jasmine, and of course, the Genie. Filled with magic, mayhem, and flying carpet rides, audiences spirits will soar with excitement. Most of all, the tuneful, Academy award-winning score with songs including A Whole New World and Friend Like Me will certainly make this musical a favorite for many years to come!

    1 Act Book Musical.

    Broadway Junior Version - MTI's Broadway Junior Collection includes some of Broadway's best-loved musicals which have been specially adapted for young performers - abridged to 60-80 minutes, with music transposed into keys appropiate for young voices.

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    Synopsis

    Welcome to Agrabah, City of Enchantment, where every beggar has a story and every camel has a tail! The narrators enter to set the scene (Arabian Nights).

    At the palace gates, townspeople eagerly await the arrival of the royal family -- for at long last, today is the day they will learn who Princess Jasmines future husband will be! Among the red carpet-like atmosphere, we catch a glimpse of our hero, Aladdin, as well as the nefarious Grand Vizier, Jafar, and his conniving parrot, Iago.

    Ah! Here comes the royal family! The Sultan begins to parade his perspective princes for his daughter, Jasmine, much to the crowds delight. Jasmine tells her father that she doesnt want to marry any of these men. She wants to be the one deciding who she marries and when. The Sultan reminds her that the law is the law, and the law says she must marry a prince...by tomorrow.

    Just then, we hear the police calling thief, thief! A loaf of bread has been stolen! Jasmine, wishing to run away, recognizes this opportunity and escapes into the chaos. At the same time, Aladdin, our bread thief, enters to avoid capture (One Jump Ahead).

    The Sultan realizes Jasmine is missing and orders a search. Jasmine, concealing her true identity, and Aladdin, who is still being chased, run into each other and decide to escape together to the marketplace.

    Suddenly, the guards enter to arrest Aladdin. But as they drag him away, the Princess reveals her true identity and orders them to let Aladdin go free. Razoul, the Captain of the Royal Guard, says that he is only following Jafars orders, and that the Princess will have to take it up with Jafar. Until that happens, Aladdin is under arrest, and the Princess must return to the palace (One Jump Ahead - Reprise).

    The narrators bring us into Jafars chamber, while the power-hungry Jafar sits hunched over a desk, scratching away at an old document with a quill pen (Arabian Nights - Reprise 1). Jafar reveals to Iago that he has sneakily added a new paragraph to an ancient decree, which now states that Princess Jasmine must marry him if she is unable to choose a husband within the allotted time. And furthermore, that he will inherit all the rights, privileges, and powers of the Sultan! All they have to do is make sure she doesnt choose a groom before tomorrow (Why Me?).

    Meanwhile, because the dungeons are full, the guards drag Aladdin to the outskirts of Agrabah, and throw him in a cave, filled with piles of cast-off junk (Arabian Nights - Reprise 2). Aladdin begins to despair, all the while pining over Jasmine. Just then, a small lamp catches Aladdins eye. Trying to make out the writing on it, Aladdin rubs the lamp, and much to his surprise a Genie appears (Friend Like Me). The Genie offers Aladdin the standard three wish package. Hoping to win Jasmines affections, Aladdin wishes to be a prince. With a wave of his hands, the Genie grants this wish, transforming Aladdin into Prince Ali!

    Back at the palace, Jasmine pleads with her father to release Aladdin. The Sultan chastises her for running away, and reminds her that she is a princess..a princess who must be wed tomorrow!

    Just then, a parade of dancers, harem girls, and attendants enter to announce the arrival of Prince Ali (Prince Ali). Aladdin, as Prince Ali, tells the Sultan that he has journeyed far to seek Jasmines hand. Overjoyed at this prospect, the Sultan proclaims that he has finally found his son-in-law! The thought of a forced marriage still angers Jasmine, and she storms out.

    Meanwhile, Razoul informs Jafar that Aladdin escaped from the cave, where we now learn Jafar has stored all his treasures. Furious, Jafar realizes that Aladdin must have found a magic lamp, and could now be disguising himself as anyone even Prince Ali!

    Unaware of Jafars discovery, Aladdin decides to make another attempt at winning Jasmines heart. He travels to Jasmines terrace, where she is yearning for her poor, lost Aladdin. Still playing the part of Prince Ali, Aladdin persuades the princess to join him on a magic carpet ride (A Whole New World).

    Jasmine leaves to tell her father there is going to be a wedding after all she and Prince Ali are going to be married! But then, Jafar and his guards rush in to capture our hero. Aladdin wishes for them to stop, and the Genie comes through again, freezing the guards in their tracks. Aladdin and the Genie escape, but accidentally forget to bring the lamp with them. Iago finds the magic lamp, and presents it to his master, Jafar (Why Me? - Reprise).

    In the throne room the wedding is in progress. Aladdin is about to admit to the Princess that he is not a Prince, when Jafar beats him to it, exposing Aladdin as a fake (Prince Ali - Reprise).

    Now that the truth is revealed, the wedding cannot continue. Jafar reads aloud from the ancient scroll he so cleverly doctored, and proclaims that now he must become Jasmines husband, and most importantly, the next sultan! Jasmine and the Sultan try to stop Jafar, but to no avail, for Jafar now holds the power of the lamp. Jafar summons the Genie, and per Aladdins suggestion, wishes to be the most powerful genie in the world! Seizing his chance, the Genie grants his wish, forever sealing Jafar in a tiny lamp.

    The Genie then reminds Aladdin that he still has one wish left. Rather than wish to be a prince again, Aladdin wishes to set his friend, the Genie, free. Aladdin apologizes to Jasmine for lying, but she says it was the law that wasnt fair. She asks her father again for his consent, and he grants it! Aladdin and Jasmine can now be married, and live happily ever after (A Whole New World - Reprise).

    There is much rejoicing in Agrabah as the curtain falls (Friend Like Me - Reprise).

    Musical Numbers

    Arabian Nights (Part 1)
    Arabian Nights (Part 2)
    Arabian Nights (Part 3)
    Arabian Nights (Part 7)
    One Jump Ahead (Part 1)
    One Jump Ahead (Part 2)
    One Jump Ahead (Reprise)
    Arabian Nights (Reprise 1)
    Why Me?
    Arabian Nights (Reprise 2)
    Friend Like Me
    Prinice Ali
    A Whole New World
    Why Me? (Reprise)
    Prince Ali (Reprise 1)
    Prince Ali (Reprise 2)
    A Whole New World (Reprise)
    Friend Like Me (Bows)

    Casting Information

    Musical Style:
    Broadway
    Ethnic
    Musical Difficulty:
    Easy to learn
    Easy to sing
    Show Cast Size:
    Medium (11-20)
    (6 specific roles for Men/5 specific roles for Women)
    Show Chorus Size:
    Optional
    Show Dance Required:
    Easy
    Notes:
    May be cast from a small classroom, or include the entire student body
    Character Breakdown:
    ALADDIN Aladdin is the title character and therefore carries most of the show. You'll want your most charming, best singing and best acting student for the role. He'll need the versatility to play the funny, slick prankster as well as the romantic lead.
    Vocal Range: B3 - E4
    Baritone
    GENIE
    B3 - D4
    JASMINE
    A3 - Eb4
    IAGO Jafar's parrot
    Bb3 - D4
    JAFAR
    Ab3 - Eb4
    SULTAN
    GUARDS
    C3 - E4
    RAZOUL
    C3 - E4
    NARRATORS
    B3 - C4
    CHORUS Townspeople, Attendants, Hungry Thief, Baker, Shopkeepers, Harem Girls, Matron, Musicians, etc.
    Ab3 - F4
    MAGIC CARPET
    VISITING PRINCES

    Rehearsal Set

    The following materials are provided as a set in a Showkit

    20 x Student Books

    1 x Director's Guide

    2 x Accompaniment and Vocal Guide CDs

    1 x Choreographic DVD

    20 x Family Matters

    1 x Piano Vocal Score

    Orchestration

    The Accompaniment and Vocal Guide CD is the only orchestration available for this show.

    Resources

    Colour Logo Pack
    Video Licence

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