Set in ancient China, Aladdin used artful Chinese theatre techniques to sing and dance the familiar tale of a poor boy, a beautiful princess and a very large genie in a very tiny lamp. Based on the classic Arabian Nights story re-popularized by the recent animated film, this Aladdin does Disney better by featuring not one, but two magic genies! Written by
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The company, most of which had played their roles on stage, was well rehearsed and filming was a fairly easy three day process. The cast was plagued by a nasty flu bug, which tried to strike down Will B. Able
(The Genie). He performed the Genie dance with a temperature of 103F. And they had to do three takes, not because he was ill but for technical reasons - he was perfect in each one. See more