According to their website, Atlantic Productuctions will soon present the Asian premiere of Disney's Aladdin. The show will open at Manila's Meralco Theatre in November 2012. Casting has not yet been announced.
Music for Aladdin is by Alan Menken (Beauty and the Beast, The Little Mermaid, Tangled), who has won a total of eight Oscars, more than any living person; lyrics are by the late Howard Ashman (Little Shop of Horrors, Beauty and the Beast, The Little Mermaid) and Tim Rice (Jesus Christ Superstar, Chess, The Lion King).
The animated film Aladdin was released by Disney in 1992 and was a critical and box office smash, grossing over $504 million worldwide and becoming the highest-grossing film of the year. Adapted from Arabian folktales and the famous "One Thousand and One Nights," Aladdin tells the story of a resourceful young man who dares to woo a princess with the help of an all-powerful Genie. The film introduced the hit songs "Friend Like Me" and "A Whole New World," which won one of the film's two Academy Awards® as Best Original Song. Part of the "Disney Renaissance" that began with 1989's The Little Mermaid, the film Aladdin was praised for its witty script and tuneful, eclectic score.
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Established in 1999, Atlantis Productions, Incorporated (API) is a multi-media production company engaged in creative consulting and educational media development. Our first production, under the auspices of The Little Engine Film Society of Vancouver, a non-profit feature film forum, was the short film "Portrait of a Lady on a Balcony," aired nationally in the US and Canada. Atlantis also has a publishing division called Atlantis Manuscripts and has published the children's book WINDOWS IN THE SKY. Our premiere theatrical venture was the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical RENT (which also played in Singapore in February 2001 and a repeat in Manila in October 2001).
This was followed by the Pulitzer Prize-winning HOW I LEARNED TO DRIVE by Paula Vogel, and a revival of the classic rock opera JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR, the Off-Broadway rock musical HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH, the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award Winning play PROOF by David Auburn, Jonathan Larson's TICK TICK BOOM, THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW by Richard O'Brien, DREAMGIRLS by Henry Krieger and Tom Eyen, URINETOWN, the Musical by Greg Kotis and Mark Hollman, BABY the Musical by Sybille Pearson, David Shire and Richard Maltby, Jr., Anne Nelson's THE GUYS, Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, John Patrick Shanley's DOUBT, AVENUE Q (Manila and Singapore 2008), DOGEATERS, SEUSSICAL, HAIRSPRAY, THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE (Manila and Singapore 2009), SPRING AWAKENING, XANADU, LEGALLY BLONDE, A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC, NEXT TO NORMAL, AIDA, and recently IN THE HEIGHTS. Atlantis' future productions include Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID. Atlantis was also one of the investors in the Off-Broadway musical TICK! TICK! BOOM!, with music and lyrics by Jonathan Larson.