Buffalo, NY – Disney Theatrical Productions and Shea’s Performing Arts Center announced today that tickets for the long-awaited engagement of Disney’s Aladdin will go on sale to the public on Friday, June 15 at 10 a.m. The hit Broadway musical will begin performances at Shea’s Buffalo Theatre on Wednesday, Aug. 8 for a limited engagement of 12 days through Sunday, Aug. 19. Opening night is Friday, Aug. 10 at 8 p.m., with preview performances of the same production taking place Aug. 8 and 9.
In Buffalo, Aladdin will play Tuesdays through Thursdays at 7:30 p.m.; Fridays at 8 p.m.; Saturdays at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.; and Sundays at 1 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Additionally, there will be a 1 p.m. matinee on Thursday, Aug. 9. VIP Ticket Packages, which include a prime seat location, a commemorative souvenir program and an exclusive merchandise item, are also available.
Beginning Friday, June 15, tickets will be available at the Shea’s Box Office at 646 Main St. and online atwww.sheas.org/Aladdin. To charge tickets, call 866-870-2717. Orders for groups of 10 or more may be placed by calling Mary Oshei at 716- 829-1153.
Ticket buyers are reminded that Ticketmaster.com and the Shea’s Box Office are the only official retail ticket outlets for all performances at Shea’s Buffalo Theatre. Ticket buyers who purchase tickets from a ticket broker or any third party should be aware that Shea’s PAC 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.
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 12 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 Brisbane, 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 nomineeChad 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 designer Gregg Barnes and sound designerKen 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.
For more information, visit AladdinTheMusical.com/tour, Facebook.com/Aladdin and Twitter.com/Aladdin.