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A Whole New Musical: StarKid Set to Make 54 Below Debut with Hit Aladdin Parody Twisted

A Whole New Musical: StarKid Set to Make 54 Below Debut with Hit Aladdin Parody Twisted
A scene from the Chicago premiere of 'Twisted'
This hilarious twist on 'Aladdin' was already a hit in Chicago.

Got Aladdin fever? You're not alone! The acclaimed theater troupe StarKid are bringing a concert version of their hit musical parody Twisted: The Untold Story of a Royal Vizier to 54 Below for two performances on March 17 at 7PM and 11:30PM.

A spoof of the 1992 Disney movie Aladdin (which is, of course, now a Broadway musical), Twisted premiered at the Greenhouse Theatre in Chicago in 2013. Just as Wicked revealed the real story of the Wicked Witch of the West, Twisted intriguingly promises to tell the story of Aladdin from the perspective of Ja’far, the Royal Vizier.

Twisted features a score by A.J. Holmes (currently standby for Elder Cunningham in The Book of Mormon) and Kaley McMahon and a book by Matt Lang, Nick Lang and Eric Kahn Gale. Robert W. Schneider directs the concert, with music direction by Justin Fisher and orchestrations by Andrew Fox.

Holmes will play Ja’far, joining Jeff Blim as Aladdin, Tyler Brunsman, Andrea Ross, Holly Grossman, Rebecca Spigelman and George Salazar (Godspell).

StarKid Productions (aka Team StarKid) was founded at the University of Michigan in 2009 by Glee star Darren Criss, Brian Holden, Matt Lang and Nick Lang. Best known for A Very Potter Musical, the company has also created the musicals Me and My Dick, Starship, Holy Musical B@man!, A Very Potter Sequel and A Very Potter Senior Year.

For Twisted tickets and more info, click here.

Get a sneak peek of Twisted from the YouTube video below!

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