Aladdin-Disney Production

Aladdin raked in over 200 million dollars at the U.S. the box office, and over 500 million dollars world-wide becoming the biggest grossing animated film at the time until supplanted by The Lion King

Disney's Aladdin was released in 1992. I don't think any role Robin Williams has played was able to capture his liquid quick ability to do impressions and characters as much as his role as the Genie. Perhaps Williams best performance on the silver screen was as a cartoon.

Scott Eric Weinger who had a role in Full House does the voice of Aladdin

Linda Larkin played Princess Jasmine

Jonathon Freeman played the evil sorcerer Jafar

Gilbert Gottfried played Jafar's henchman, the equally evil parrot Iago

The musical score was written by Alan Menken and features lyrics written by Howard Ashman and Tim Rice,

Howard Ashman had originally championed the idea of Aladdin as a Disney Project. He had previously worked with musical composer Alan Menken on Little Shop of Horrors, Little Mermaid and Beauty and the Beast. Unfortunately he did not live to see the finished product. He died at the untimely age of 40 during the production.

When fairy tales and myths were originally told, they weren't neccessarily aimed at children. Some of the story lines were horrific. When the world was more mysterious to mankind, there developed many religious and mythical explanations for what goes on in the world. As we have lost our sense of imagination and wonder as adults, Disney has certainly done its part to stave off the whole-sale slaughter of imagination, to modify the dark smoke from earth's cannon of literary works, maintaining the wonder, while downplaying the parts that are unsuitable for children

And while some cynics might groan at the pablum messages delivered by Disney, they are only doing what the original tales did for earlier cultures, using magic and fantasy as a way of delivering a point of view. If an earlier society didn't adhere to the rules set down for the preservation of the community, they would perish, and if Angels and Demons could keep superstitious people in line, so be it. I certainly think there is a place for magic and wonder in a child's life. The harsh realities of the world intrude all too quickly.



Phone: 613-384-8433
email us RSS button Facebook Icon Twitter Icon

Current Events, Classes & Tickets
Acting Classes
Events Calendar
Audition Notices
Summer Camp
March Break Camp

About Us
Anne Marie
Our Philosophy
Past Productions
Our Blog
Kingston Theatre
How to find Acting Classes
Sears Drama Festival
Privacy Policy
Site Map

Teen Monologues
Free Monologues
Contemporary Monologues
Classical Monologues
Modern Monologues
Shakespeare Monologues
About Monologues
Little Kids

One Act Plays for Teens
Beauty and the Beast
Little Red Riding Hood
Puss in Boots
Sleeping Beauty
Snowdrops for Katya

Free Scripts
A Midsummer Night's Dream
Romeo and Juliet
The Importance of Being Earnest

Writing Tips
Writing Contest Winners
Scene Changes
Offstage Characters
Audition Help
Auditions, Monologues
Audition Notices
About Auditions
10 Audition Tips
Head Shots
Musical Theatre
How to Find an Agent
How to get on Disney

Theatre Art & Craft
For Actors
Advice: Fischer
Career Choice
Self Esteem
Acting Tips for Young Actors
More Acting Tips for Young Actors
How to Start
Rehearsing Out Loud
10 Audition Tips
Head Shots
Musical Theatre
For Production Team
About Contracts and Copyright

Picture Galleries
CATS Rehearsal
Cinderella (2009)
Til the Boys Come Home
Hannah Smith
Sweeney Todd
Justin Robertson
Sleeping Beauty

Bottle Tree Productions

Promote Your Page Too

*Copyright notice*
All contents of this site are copyright of Bottle Tree Productions, Anne Marie Mortensen, and Charles Robertson, except where acknowledgment is given otherwise. You may not reproduce the content of this site without express written permission from one of us. You may link back to the site. YOu may link to an appropriate page but not directly to a download. You may not use images without written permission. You may not offer monologues or other downloads available on this site as if they were your own. You may use monologues for audition and learning purposes only, as PRINTED material.