Adam Jacobs (Aladdin) and Isabelle McCalla (Jasmine) star in the national touring production of Aladdin. Photo by Deen van Meer.
How many people does it take to put on a national tour of a Broadway show? If the show is Aladdin, the answer is 75…if you only count the people who show up each night. Factor in the preparation and the number quickly balloons: building the costumes alone was a task for 342 different people.
Here are some facts and figures for the Aladdin national tour:
- Touring Company Size: 75.
- Costumes: 337
- Custom-Made Shoes: 161 pairs
- Costume Designs: 134
- Staff who built costumes: 342 people in 26 workshops
- # of Fabrics and Trims used: 2,039
- Sources of Fabric: 13 countries (Morocco, Turkey, India, Uzbekistan, China, Tahiti, Japan, Guatemala, Mexico, France, Italy, England, and Germany.)
- # of rhinestones in costumes for “Friend Like Me”: 8,644 each
- Weight of Jasmine’s wedding dress: 12 pounds
- 84 special effects
- 53 automated scenic effects
- 111 moving lights
- 171 non-moving lights
- 38 tons of flying scenery, lighting, and effects units
- Total Box Office Gross: Aladdin (1992 film) – $504 million worldwide
- Weekly Box Office Gross: Aladdin (2014 Broadway production) – $1.4 to 2.04 million