Bring the magic of Broadway to your classroom and school theater with these student adaptations of classic Broadway musicals. Each of these treasured tales is teacher-tested, kid-friendly, and custom tailored for success.
The ShowKit includes the following resources you need for a successful production with easy suggestions for staging, costuming, and sets, making it a perfect opportunity for an all-school collaboration:
- Director's Guide, which includes:
- A three-ring binder allowing you to carry all of your production information in one place and expand and customize the binder to meet your production need
- The Actor's Script section of the Guide features a full-sized script for easier viewing
- Expanded resources in all production and curriculum areas that reach three levels of directing experience: beginning, intermediate and advanced
- Downloadable resources including audition materials and editable forms
- 30 Actor Scripts
- Piano/Vocal Score
- Digital Content Access – including accompaniment tracks, guide vocals, choreography videos, and show resources!
Note: school name, director name, and an email address MUST be provided to receive the licensing agreement and digital content. Your order cannot be completed without this information and will delay the arrival of materials.
The vocal parts have been carefully adapted to be sung by unchanged or changed voices and the script and score have been custom-tailored to make the show appropriate for young performers through the ninth grade. Upon placing your order, you will receive a Dramatic Performing Rights License from Hal Leonard Corporation which will allow your organization unlimited performing rights for one year.
Who is eligible to purchase this showkit?
Accredited schools using actors in Grades K-9, including American schools with an APO address
All other organizations must order directly from Music Theater International (MTI).
SHOWKITS ARE NON-RETURNABLE.
**NOTE: Disney's Aladdin JR. includes additional guidelines and restrictions not commonly associated with Broadway Junior shows. Please read your contract and rider thoroughly to ensure your production is properly licensed.
Some of the additional guidelines for school productions include:
No more than 10 performances can be performed per production.
Ticket price cannot exceed $15 per ticket.
Seating capacity cannot exceed 750 seats per performance.
All performers must be 18 years old or younger.
No performers may be a member of any professional unions.
Billing must include qualifying sub-group above title i.e.: "Town Name Elementary Production of" or "Youth Production of"
***Be sure to read your contract carefully***
Welcome to Agrabah, City of Enchantment, where every beggar has a story and every camel has a tail! Aladdin and his three friends, Babkak, Omar, and Kassim, are down on their luck until Aladdin discovers a magic lamp and the Genie who has the power to grant three wishes. Wanting to earn the respect of the princess, Jasmine, Aladdin embarks on an adventure that will test his will and his moral character. With expanded characters, new songs, and more thrills, this new adaptation of the beloved story will open up "a whole new world" for your young performers!
Based on the Tony Award®-winning Broadway musical, audiences' spirits will soar with excitement over magic, mayhem, flying carpet rides, and songs from the Academy Award®-winning score.
Arabian Nights (Part 1)
Arabian Nights (Part 2)
Arabian Nights (Part 3)
One Jump Ahead (Part 1)
One Jump Ahead (Part 2)
One Jump Ahead (Reprise)
Arabian Nights (Reprise 1)
Arabian Nights (Reprise 2)
Friend Like Me
A Whole New World
Why Me? (Reprise)
Prince Ali (Reprise 1)
Prince Ali (Reprise 2)
A Whole New World (Finale)
Friend Like Me (Bows)
Cast of Characters:
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 this role. He'll need the versatility to play the funny, slick prankster as well as the romantic lead.
Genie is the fast-talking, scene-stealing funny man. Your Genie doesn't need to be the strongest sing and dancer - the ability to do comedy is much more important. Cast a naturally funny actor that will make this character his or her own.
Princess Jasmine should be cast as feisty and rebellious, yet genuinely sweet and somewhat naïve. 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.
Iago is another great comedic 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.
Jafar is the 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.
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.
The Narrators (5) can be any combination of boys and girls. All should be able to sing well and speak clearly since they are responsible for setting scenes and advancing the plot.
The Guards, including Razoul, need not be the strongest singers. Cast students with good comedic skills who can carry a tune.
The Ensemble consists of Townspeople, Shop Owners, a Baker, a Matron, Harem Girls, etc. They should be good actors who sing well, as they are featured in all of the production numbers.
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. Details on how to create and manipulate the Magic Carpet can be found in the Props section of the Director's Guide.