‘Aladdin’ National Tour Begins Magic Carpet Ride in Chicago

The Oscar-winning animated Disney film “Aladdin” has been translated to the stage, and the national tour opened right here in Chicago

  • Chicago actor Jonathan Weir rehearses for the role of Jafar in “Aladdin.” (Justin Barbin / Broadway in Chicago)

    Chicago actor Jonathan Weir rehearses for the role of Jafar in “Aladdin.” (Justin Barbin / Broadway in Chicago)

  • Adam Jacobs rehearses for the title role in “Aladdin.” (Justin Barbin / Broadway in Chicago)

    Adam Jacobs rehearses for the title role in “Aladdin.” (Justin Barbin / Broadway in Chicago)

  • Anthony Murphy in rehearsal for “Aladdin.” (Justin Barbin / Broadway in Chicago)

    Anthony Murphy in rehearsal for “Aladdin.” (Justin Barbin / Broadway in Chicago)

  • Isabelle McCalla in rehearsal for “Aladdin.” (Justin Barbin / Broadway in Chicago)

    Isabelle McCalla in rehearsal for “Aladdin.” (Justin Barbin / Broadway in Chicago)

  • Adam Jacobs in rehearsal for “Aladdin.” (Justin Barbin / Broadway in Chicago)

    Adam Jacobs in rehearsal for “Aladdin.” (Justin Barbin / Broadway in Chicago)

Joining host Phil Ponce in discussion Thursday are Anthony Murphy, who plays the genie, and Jonathan Weir, the Chicago actor and theater professor who plays the evil Jafar. 


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