Disney's Aladdin JR.
Welcome to Agrabah and the Academy Award-winning adventure of the street rat that became a prince!
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Full Synopsis

Welcome to Agrabah, City of Enchantment, where every beggar has a story and every camel has a tail! The narrators enter to set the scene ("Arabian Nights").

At the palace gates, townspeople eagerly await the arrival of the royal family – for, at long last, today is the day they will learn who Princess Jasmine's future husband will be! Among the "red carpet"-like atmosphere, we catch a glimpse of our hero, Aladdin, as well as the nefarious Grand Vizier, Jafar, and his conniving parrot, Iago.

Ah! Here comes the royal family! The Sultan begins to parade his perspective princes for his daughter, Jasmine, much to the crowd's delight. Jasmine tells her father that she doesn't want to marry any of these men. She wants to be the one deciding whom she marries and when. The Sultan reminds her that the "law is the law," and the law says she must marry a prince... by tomorrow.

Just then, we hear the police calling, "Thief! Thief!" A loaf of bread has been stolen! Jasmine, wishing to run away, recognizes this opportunity and escapes into the chaos. At the same time, Aladdin, our bread thief, enters to avoid capture ("One Jump Ahead").

The Sultan realizes Jasmine is missing and orders a search. Jasmine, concealing her true identity, and Aladdin, who is still being chased, run into each other and decide to escape together to the marketplace.

Suddenly, the guards enter to arrest Aladdin. But as they drag him away, the Princess reveals her true identity and orders them to let Aladdin go free. Razoul, the Captain of the Royal Guard, says that he is only following Jafar's orders, and that the Princess will have to take it up with Jafar. Until that happens, Aladdin is under arrest, and the Princess must return to the palace ("One Jump Ahead – Reprise").

The narrators bring us into Jafar's chamber while the power-hungry Jafar sits hunched over a desk, scratching away at an old document with a quill pen ("Arabian Nights – Reprise 1"). Jafar reveals to Iago that he has sneakily added a new paragraph to an ancient decree, which now states that Princess Jasmine must marry him if she is unable to choose a husband within the allotted time. And, furthermore, that he will inherit all the rights, privileges and powers of the Sultan! All they have to do is make sure she doesn't choose a groom before tomorrow ("Why Me?")

Meanwhile, because the dungeons are full, the guards drag Aladdin to the outskirts of Agrabah, and throw him in a cave filled with piles of cast-off junk ("Arabian Nights – Reprise 2"). Aladdin begins to despair, all the while pining over Jasmine. Just then, a small lamp catches Aladdin's eye. Trying to make out the writing on it, Aladdin rubs the lamp, and – much to his surprise – a Genie appears ("Friend Like Me"). The Genie offers Aladdin the standard "three wish" package. Hoping to win Jasmine's affections, Aladdin wishes to be a prince. With a wave of his hands, the Genie grants this wish, transforming Aladdin into Prince Ali!

Back at the palace, Jasmine pleads with her father to release Aladdin. The Sultan chastises her for running away, and reminds her that she is a princess... a princess who must be wed tomorrow!

Just then, a parade of dancers, harem girls and attendants enter to announce the arrival of Prince Ali ("Prince Ali"). Aladdin, as Prince Ali, tells the Sultan that he has journeyed far to seek Jasmine's hand. Overjoyed at this prospect, the Sultan proclaims that he has finally found his son-in-law! The thought of a forced marriage still angers Jasmine, and she storms out.

Meanwhile, Razoul informs Jafar that Aladdin escaped from the cave, where we now learn Jafar has stored all his treasures. Furious, Jafar realizes that Aladdin must have found a magic lamp, and could now be disguising himself as anyone – even Prince Ali!

Unaware of Jafar's discovery, Aladdin decides to make another attempt at winning Jasmine's heart. He travels to Jasmine's terrace, where she is yearning for her poor, lost Aladdin. Still playing the part of Prince Ali, Aladdin persuades the princess to join him on a magic carpet ride ("A Whole New World").

Jasmine leaves to tell her father there is going to be a wedding after all – she and Prince Ali are going to be married! But then, Jafar and his guards rush in to capture our hero. Aladdin wishes for them to stop, and the Genie comes through again, freezing the guards in their tracks. Aladdin and the Genie escape, but accidentally forget to bring the lamp with them. Iago finds the magic lamp, and presents it to his master, Jafar ("Why Me? – Reprise").

In the throne room, the wedding is in progress. Aladdin is about to admit to the Princess that he is not a Prince, when Jafar beats him to it, exposing Aladdin as a fake ("Prince Ali – Reprise").

Now that the truth is revealed, the wedding cannot continue. Jafar reads aloud from the ancient scroll he so cleverly doctored, and proclaims that now he must become Jasmine's husband, and – most importantly – the next sultan! Jasmine and the Sultan try to stop Jafar, but to no avail, for Jafar now holds the power of the lamp. Jafar summons the Genie, and, per Aladdin's suggestion, wishes to be the most powerful genie in the world! Seizing his chance, the Genie grants his wish, forever sealing Jafar in a tiny lamp.

The Genie then reminds Aladdin that he still has one wish left. Rather than wish to be a prince again, Aladdin wishes to set his friend, the Genie, free. Aladdin apologizes to Jasmine for lying, but she says it was the law that wasn't fair. She asks her father again for his consent, and he grants it! Aladdin and Jasmine can now be married, and live happily ever after ("A Whole New World – Reprise").

There is much rejoicing in Agrabah as the curtain falls ("Friend Like Me – Reprise").



Cast Size: Flexible
Cast Type: Children
Dance Requirements: Standard

Character Breakdown


Aladdin is the title character and therefore carries most of the show. You'll want your most charming, best singing and best acting student for the role. He'll need the versatility to play the funny, slick prankster as well as the romantic lead.

Gender: male
Vocal range top: E4
Vocal range bottom: B3

Genie is the fast-talking, scene-stealing funny man. Your Genie doesn't need to be the strongest singer and dancer - the ability to do comedy is much more important. The comedic style of the animated Genie has carried over into this stage adaptation, but your actor shouldn't try to imitate the film. Cast a naturally funny actor that will make this character his or her own. If possible, casting a much smaller Genie than Aladdin will also make for a great sight gag.

Gender: male
Vocal range top: D4
Vocal range bottom: B3

Jasmine should be cast as feisty and rebellious, yet genuinely sweet and somewhat naïve. Do not fall into the trap of letting her be too wishy-washy, nor too much of a brat. Jasmine is a future leader with strong opinions on how things should be done, and the audience needs to see this side of her, as well as the side that Aladdin falls for.

Gender: female
Vocal range top: Eb4
Vocal range bottom: A3

Iago is another great comedy role. Like the Genie, he or she need not be the strongest singer, but comedic skills are a must. Iago has several sarcastic jibes and asides. Make sure to work with your actor to stay in character during his or her audience asides. Ideally, this character is not in a parrot costume. Iago should be costumed to suggest a parrot, but should bring human characteristics to Jafar's sidekick.

Gender: male
Vocal range top: D4
Vocal range bottom: Bb3

Jafar is our villain. In order to portray this through casting, consider a taller boy with a changed voice. His songs will not only be more effective, but a deeper voice will help convey Jafar's menace. However, Jafar should be more of a caricature of classic evil villains than someone really scary. Jafar and Iago also share some comic moments, so cast accordingly.

Gender: male
Vocal range top: Eb4
Vocal range bottom: Ab3

The Sultan should be able to play a father figure convincingly. Although a bit scattered, he needs to be able to portray love and care for Jasmine. Solo singing is not required for this role.

Gender: male

Your five Narrators can be any combination of boys and girls. All should be able to sing well and be able to speak clearly since they are responsible for setting scenes and advancing the plot. Comedic skills are a plus. Two of your Narrators may also be Magic Carpet puppeteers.

Gender: both
Vocal range top: C4
Vocal range bottom: B3

Razoul also need not be the strongest singer. Cast a student with good comedic skills who can carry a tune. Razoul should be played as highly incompetent - always making mistakes. Cast a student who can play the role a la The Three Stooges.

Gender: male
Vocal range top: E4
Vocal range bottom: C3

The Guards, including Razoul, need not be the strongest singers. Cast students with good comedic skills who can carry a tune. The Guards and Razoul should be played as highly incompetent - always making mistakes. Cast students who can play the roles a la The Three Stooges.

Gender: both
Vocal range top: E4
Vocal range bottom: C3

Your Ensemble consists of Townspeople, Shop Owners, a Baker, a Matron, Harem Girls, Visiting Princes, etc. They should be good actors who sing well, as they are featured in all of the production numbers. There are opportunities for many featured moments for your ensemble members.

Gender: both
Magic Carpet

The Magic Carpet works best when treated as a character in the show. Rather than a platform on wheels with no personality, having two actors puppeteer the carpet adds much more fun and creativity. Empower your two actors to work together to show how they would react emotionally to the action onstage. Details on how to create and manipulate the Magic Carpet follow in the "Props Suggestions" section.

Gender: both
Full Song List
Disney's Aladdin JR.: Arabian Nights (Part 7)
Disney's Aladdin JR.: One Jump Ahead (Part 1)
Disney's Aladdin JR.: One Jump Ahead (Part 2)
Disney's Aladdin JR.: One Jump Ahead (Reprise)
Disney's Aladdin JR.: Arabian Nights (Reprise 1)
Disney's Aladdin JR.: Why Me?
Disney's Aladdin JR.: Arabian Nights (Reprise 2)
Disney's Aladdin JR.: Friend Like Me
Disney's Aladdin JR.: Magic Carpet
Disney's Aladdin JR.: Prince Ali
Disney's Aladdin JR.: A Whole New World
Disney's Aladdin JR.: Why Me? (Reprise)
Disney's Aladdin JR.: Prince Ali (Reprise 1)
Disney's Aladdin JR.: Prince Ali (Reprise 2)
Disney's Aladdin JR.: A Whole New World (Reprise)
Disney's Aladdin JR.: Friend Like Me (Bows)


Curriculum Connection

  • Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves
  • Islamic Calendar
  • Islamic History
  • Middle Eastern Cultures
  • Arabian Marketplace
  • Making Parchment
  • Measurement
  • Poverty


Based on the 1992 Disney film, Aladdin


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