New ‘Aladdin’ heads to Seattle stage

Adaptation premieres at 5th Avenue

A new stage adaptation of Disney animated musical “Aladdin” will bow at Seattle’s 5th Avenue Theater this summer.

Disney Theatrical Prods. is not positioning the tuner, helmed by Casey Nicholaw (“The Drowsy Chaperone,” “Elf”), for a Broadway berth. Instead, the two-act version of “Aladdin” is intended to meet licensing demand from regional, stock and amateur troupes.

New legit version will incorporate the 1992 film’s songs by composer Alan Menken and lyricists Howard Ashman and Tim Rice, as well as material restored from early drafts. Chad Beguelin (“The Wedding Singer,” “Elf”) pens the books and co-writes additional lyrics with Menken.

Design team for the Seattle production includes Anna Louizos (sets), Gregg Barnes (costumes) and Natasha Katz (lights).

An earlier, separate stage incarnation of “Aladdin” has played Disney’s California Adventure theme park.

The new “Aladdin” runs July 7-31 at 5th Avenue.

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