Last spring Disney on Broadway offered my family the opportunity to see The Lion King or Aladdin the Musical in New York City. I heard fabulous things about both shows and honestly couldn’t decide so I let my theatre loving teen daughter choose.
She waffled for a couple days, watching clips from each show on YouTube, trying to decide between the elaborate sets of The Lion King or the costumes and songs from Aladdin. In the end, she chose Aladdin and the show was spectacular!
Now Aladdin is coming to Washington, D.C.’s National Theater April 19-30 and I couldn’t be more excited about seeing this high energy show again.
From the producer of The Lion King comes the timeless story of Aladdin, a thrilling new production filled with unforgettable beauty, magic, comedy and breathtaking spectacle. It’s an extraordinary theatrical event where one lamp and three wishes make the possibilities infinite.
You’ll find yourself rooting for Aladdin, as the lovable street urchin tries to prevent Jafar from taking over the kingdom while falling in love with Jasmine.
The Genie is as witty and wonderful on stage as you’d expect him to be! Pro tip: Don’t resist trying to sing along to familiar and catchy songs because it’s nearly impossible. You’ll also be dazzled by the choreography, costumes, and sets!
This performance is recommended for ages of 6 and up. It is about 2 hours and 30 minutes and has one intermission.
Aladdin at The National Theatre
Aladdin opens next Wednesday, April 19th and will be at the National Theatre from Wednesday, April 19th-Sunday, April 30 for 16 performances. Shows are at the following dates and times:
- Wednesday, April 19 at 7:30 pm
- Thursday, April 20 at 2 pm and 7:30 pm
- Friday, April 21 at 7:30 pm
- Saturday, April 22 at 2 pm and 7:30 pm
- Sunday, April 23 at 2 pm and 7:30 pm
- Tuesday, April 25 at 7:30 pm
- Wednesday, April 26 at 7:30 pm
- Thursday, April 27 at 2 pm and 7:30 pm
- Friday, April 28 at 7:30 pm
- Saturday, April 29 at 2 pm and 7:30 pm
- Sunday, April 30 at 2 pm
Tickets start at $65. Use the code BWAYFAN to get $10 off seats for the as low as $55 for on opening night. This same code can be used to get $10 off tickets for the Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Sunday evening performances and Thursday matinee when purchased through this link.
When I looked, I found discounted seats in all sections for both days. To give you an idea of pricing, Orchestra seats were as low as $95 (regularly $105/each) and Balcony seats for $55 (normally $65/each).
Applying the BWAYFAN Discount for Aladdin Tickets
When searching for Aladdin tickets, you’ll do it through the Ticketmaster site. The code BWAYFAN actually unlocks tickets at a special rate for the Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Sunday evening performances and Thursday matinee performances.
Here are the 6 steps you’ll need to go through to use the code to unlock special pricing for seats during these shows:
1. To use the BWAYFAN discount code, log into your Ticketmaster account.
2. Click the Unlock icon in the upper right corner of the screen and enter the code BWAYFAN.
3. This will bring up a seat map with available seats and rates using the BWAYFAN code.
4. When selecting a seat, you should see the Broadway Fan pricing underneath the Section, Row, and Seat. The Standard Ticket price (what you’d pay without the discount) will be listed at the bottom.
6. Select your seats with the Broadway Fan pricing discount. I found Orchestra seats for as low as $95 (regularly $105/each) and Balcony seats for $55 (normally $65/each).
The code BWAYFAN is good for Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Sunday evening performances and Thursday matinee performances only.
UPCOMING SHOWS AT THE NATIONAL THEATRE
After Aladdin, there are 2 more shows that are part of the 2023 Broadway at The National Theatre’s season. Take a look at what’s coming and purchase tickets now!
- April 19-30, 2023: Disney’s Aladdin the Musical
- May 16-28, 2023: Beetlejuice
- June 6-18, 2023: Hadestown
Broadway at The National has also announced shows for their 2023/2024 season. I’m excited about The Wiz, Book of Mormon, Peter Pan, Annie, and more! Click here to take a look at the 2023/2024 shows and get information about subscription benefits and pricing.
The National Theatre provided me with tickets in exchange for this post. Images courtesy of Aladdin and The National Theatre. Affiliate links included in this post.