Catch the magic of Aladdin at Genting
THE MAGICAL world of Aladdin is brought to life at the Genting International Showroom stage at Resorts World Genting this month.
This spectacular showing of the classic from Arabian Nights tells the tale of a poor tailor’s apprentice who discovers a magic lamp and the genie inside, who changes his life forever.
Aladdin and the Magic Lamp, a production by China’s DT Kids Theatre, combines a live cast with state-of-the-art 3D holographic projections.
The theatre, part of the larger DT Kids multimedia group, is known for crafting cutting-edge technological stage marvels.
The troupe focuses on bringing classic fairy tales to animated glory, with productions such as Finding the Wizard of Oz, Snow White and the Adventures of the Monkey King: The Golden Hooped Rod, which was staged in Resorts World Genting last year.
Aladdin and the Magic Lamp was developed in 2015, and premiered at the Shanghai Zendai Himalayas Art Centre.
Produced by DT Kids Theatre chief director Zhang Yi with choreography by Mic Thompson (a Disney dance production veteran who has shared the stage with Michael Jackson and Jennifer Lopez), the show is a visual tour de force.
Set to a script by screenwriter Yin Heng and with music by Wang Lingyun, the 65-minute English-language production with Chinese subtitles stars actor and host Zhao Zi Fu, and musical star Yin Shi as Aladdin and Jasmine, respectively.
With the aid of 3D projections, audiences will see some amazing choreography, from Aladdin hurtling away from a giant rolling fire boulder, to the evil magician summoning colossal spears of sand, to watching the genie come to wise-cracking life.
Aladdin and the Magic Lamp is now performing daily at Genting International Showroom until March 25.
Showtimes are 8.30pm from Mondays to Saturdays, with a 4pm matinee show on Saturdays. On Sundays, there is a 5pm show.
For tickets and more, visit the Resorts World Genting website.