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A Whole New World: Disney’s Aladdin JR Performed By The Hochberg Lower School

May 16, 2023

Disney’s Aladdin JR is a musical production that is based on the hit Disney movie Aladdin, which was released in 1992. This musical adaptation was created by Music Theatre International and is specifically designed for young performers. The show features all of the memorable songs and characters from the movie, as well as some new songs and scenes that are unique to the stage production and it's coming to Aventura.

The story of Aladdin is a classic tale of a young street urchin who finds a magic lamp with a genie inside. With the help of the genie, Aladdin is able to win the heart of Princess Jasmine and defeat the evil Jafar. The musical follows this same storyline, but with a few modifications to make it more suitable for the stage.

One of the most notable changes from the movie to the stage production is the addition of new songs. While all of the classic songs from the movie, such as “A Whole New World” and “Friend Like Me,” are included, there are also new songs that are specifically written for the stage production. These songs help to flesh out the characters and add depth to the story.

Another change from the movie is the addition of new scenes. One of the most memorable new scenes is the marketplace chase, in which Aladdin and Jasmine are pursued by the palace guards. This scene is action-packed and provides a great opportunity for the young performers to showcase their talents.

One of the standout features of Disney’s Aladdin JR is the colorful and vibrant costumes and set design. The show is set in the mythical city of Agrabah, and the costumes and set pieces help to transport the audience to this magical world. From the elaborate costumes of the palace guards to the ornate designs of the genie’s lamp, every detail is carefully crafted to create a truly immersive experience.

The musical is designed for young performers, with the roles of Aladdin, Jasmine, and the other lead characters being played by actors who are between the ages of 8 and 14. This allows young performers to showcase their talents and gain valuable experience on stage. The show has a great mix of comedy, action, and romance, making it appealing to audiences of all ages. The music is catchy and memorable, and the story is engaging and heartwarming.

Overall, Disney’s Aladdin JR is a fantastic musical production that captures all of the magic and charm of the original movie. With its colorful costumes, lively music, and talented young performers, it is sure to delight audiences of all ages. Whether you are a fan of the movie or are new to the story, Disney’s Aladdin JR is definitely a show worth seeing.

The Hochberg Lower School will be presenting Disney’s Aladdin JR. featuring its students on Wednesday, May 17th, 2023 and Thursday, May 18th, 2023 at 7:00 p.m. Tickets are $25 and all attendees are required to have a ticket including student and lap tickets.

Ticketmaster is the only official ticketing service of the Aventura Arts & Cultural Center. Buy tickets online at: or by phone at: (877) 311-7469. Or: (954) 462-0222. Or in person at the Aventura Arts & Cultural Center box office Wednesday through Saturday from noon to 5:00 p.m. and 90 minutes prior to each performance. For Group Sales, please call: (954) 660-6307.

Free parking is available in the lots adjacent to the Aventura Arts & Cultural Center in front of the Aventura Community Recreation Center and the Aventura City of Excellence School.

Valet service is available for most performances at $20 per vehicle. Valet parking is located at the main entrance of the Aventura Arts & Cultural Center in the circular drive. There is a convenient drop-off area in front of the building.

The Aventura Arts & Cultural Center is located at: 3385 Northeast 188th Street, Aventura, Florida 33180.

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