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ALADDIN AND HIS WINTER WISH at the Pasadena Playhouse

Deborah Klugman – LA Weekly

Aladdin

Wit and the magic of a well-designed spectacle combine in the beguiling, interactive adaptation Aladdin and His Winter Wish, embellished with comic characters, polished performances and colorful tech and costumes. Directed by Bonnie Lythgoe, Kris Lythgoe’s engaging script preserves the basic story of a penniless youth (Jordan Fisher) who garners wealth and the hand of a beautiful princess (Ashley Argota) via a dusty old lamp and a genie (Ben Vereen).
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David C. Nichols – LA Times

Snowflakes hit the Sahara in “Aladdin and His Winter Wish,” now turning the Pasadena Playhouse into a surefire seasonal oasis. Although this second annual holiday romp from Lythgoe Family Productions (“A Snow White Christmas”) is again a broadly drawn merger of English panto, theme-park show and Nickelodeon special, its critic-proof formula is polished scimitar-sharp.
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Now running through December 29.

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