Film Review: Aladdin is tonally inconsistent but a fun remake of an OG classic

May 22, 2019

It’s easy to be cynical about the Disney juggernaut of rolling out live action remakes of their classic animated properties. We’ve already had Dumbo earlier this year which was watchable but felt like a little misstep by Tim Burton. Next comes Aladdin, which along with The Lion King releasing July 17 will be the 1-2 […]

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Photo Gallery: Aladdin Special Preview Screening – Sydney (21.05.19)

May 21, 2019

Tonight was a special night for a select group of lucky people who were able to watch a special preview screening of Disney‘s new live action movie Aladdin staring Naomi Scott, Mena Massoud and Will Smith as Genie. Aladdin flies into cinemas on May 23rd.

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Will Smith set to play the Genie as the cast of Disney’s live action Aladdin is announced

July 18, 2017

It was a huge weekend for Disney fans over the weekend as the D23 Expo revealed all things from the Star Wars, Marvel Studios and Pixar camps. One tidbit that has got tongues wagging (for better or worse) is the casting of Aladdin, Jasmine and the Genie for the live-action remake of Aladdin. Disney have […]

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Playwright Chad Beguelin talks writing for Aladdin, adapting it for Australia & working with Alan Menken

May 24, 2017

Aladdin has been drawing massive crowds since it hit the stage at Her Majesty’s in Melbourne. We have given you our opinions here at the Arts on the AU about the performances in Sydney and Melbourne and many interviews with cast and crew of the productions showing in Australia. Just after the Melbourne production, book writer of […]

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Theatre Review: The Extravaganza that is Aladdin: The Musical is here in Melbourne (performances until October 22nd)

April 26, 2017

Our tale of love, magic, and adventure takes place in the fabled city of Agrabah where unusual friendships are formed, heroes outwit villains, and true love conquers all. Whilst most of the world knows the story of Aladdin, nothing quite prepares you for the absolute extravaganza that is Aladdin: The Musical. When it comes to […]

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One Jump Ahead – Aladdin’s Ainsley Melham on playing the lead role at Capitol Theatre

September 13, 2016

Newcomer into the theatre world Ainsley Melham has had a whirlwind time in theatre lately. After staring in Hayes Theatre Co’s production of Xanadu, he grabs the Aladdin lead role currently playing at Sydney’s Capitol Theatre. Ainsley was kind enough to answer a few questions for us after we had chats with both Genie, Michael James Scott and Jasmine, who […]

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A Whole New World – Aladdin’s Arielle Jacobs on playing Jasmine and those magic carpet rides

September 9, 2016

The incredible Broadway production of Aladdin is still enjoying it’s Australian run at Sydney’s Capitol Theatre. We’ve been catching up with the productions principle cast to find out a little bit more about the show, and how’re they’re finding Australia and it’s audiences. Last week we brought you our chat with Genie, Michael James Scott – […]

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Aladdin‘s Genie out of the bottle; Michael James Scott fills us in on the Australian production

August 28, 2016

The incredible new Broadway musical Aladdin had its Australian premiere earlier this month at Sydney’s Capitol Theatre – and we absolutely loved it. We wanted to learn a bit more about the show, so we caught up with our Genie – Michael James Scott – who comes out of the original Broadway production, to learn […]

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Theatre Review: Aladdin – Capitol Theatre, Sydney (performances until November 20th)

August 12, 2016

And just like that, the biggest show to open in Australia this year has blown the socks off audiences. Ever since it was announced to make its Australian debut, the hype surrounding Disney’s classic Aladdin has been immense, with industry professionals and theatre lovers alike counting down the days until opening night. Every childhood memory […]

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Disney’s critically acclaimed Broadway musical Aladdin is coming to Sydney

October 15, 2015

Disney’s critically acclaimed Broadway musical Aladdin will be making its way to Sydney’s Capitol Theatre in August next year. The show features the much loved music of the original film, as well as all new songs written especially for the stage. It opened on Broadway in 2014 and quickly became one of the most popular […]

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Disney is working on a live-action prequel to 1992 classic Aladdin

July 16, 2015

Well this should be interesting. Hollywood Reporter has broken the news that animation giants Disney are working on a live-action comedy prequel to their 1992 classic Aladdin. Titled Genies the film will be produced by Tripp Vinson (exec producer of San Andreas) with a script written by Damien Shannon and Mark Swift (the writers behind…Freddy […]

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