Disney’s Aladdin is one of the most beloved stories of all time. The national tour of the musical, currently playing at the National Theatre’s Broadway at the National, has certainly lived up to the hype. From the stunning set design to the colorful costumes, the show is a visual treat that transports audiences to the mystical land of Agrabah.
At the heart of the production is Adi Roy, who delivers a standout performance as Aladdin. Roy brings a perfect blend of charm, humor, and animation to the role, making it easy for audiences to root for him throughout the show. So it’s no surprise he was the perfect choice to play the beloved character.
Marcus M. Martin, who played the Genie, was another standout performer who left the audience wanting more. Martin brought fresh energy to the character, and his performance was filled with humor and charisma. He also had some of the show’s best musical numbers, which were entertaining and awe-inspiring.
Anand Nagraj, who played the villainous Jafar, was equally impressive. Nagraj delivered a menacing performance that made it easy to hate him – remember when villains were just villains? However, he also had some great moments of comedic relief that kept the audience laughing. And Colt Prattes delivered a standout performance as Aladdin’s loyal, charming (and fit!) best friend.
The show could have included more “Disney magic,” such as puppetry with Jasmine’s Raja the Tiger or the silent comedy of the Magic Carpet. These elements would have added even more enchantment to the production and made it feel like a Disney classic. (Maybe next time…)
The impressive production was still a wonderful experience I highly recommend in this review.
It’s a show that will transport you to a magical world and leave you with a smile.The Washington Lobbyist
So, if you’re in the Washington DC area, take your chance to catch this outstanding production of Disney’s Aladdin the National Tour before it leaves on April 30th.