Twisted: The Untold Story of a Royal Vizier

UNSW MTS

2022

UNSW Musical Theatre Society presents "Twisted: The Untold Story of a Royal Vizier" as produced by StarKid Productions.

We all know how Disney stories go: there's a struggle between good and evil, and inevitably, goodness (and beauty) prevails. But have you ever thought that these stories may have been... Twisted?

Reimagining the story of Aladdin from the perspective of it's original villain, Ja'Far, this StarKid production celebrates and lovingly pokes fun at the stories we heard in childhood.

Long ago in a Magic Kingdom, one misunderstood Royal Vizier named Ja'Far goes on a quest to save his city from its bumbling sultan, an invading prince, and the most notorious thief to ever live. With the help of the Kingdom's free-spirited, teenage Princess, the Vizier must find a magical lamp containing a wish-granting Djinn (who's really funny, by the way) and defeat the city's most-wanted criminal... Aladdin!

Playing off the stereotype of Disney characters and the satirical perspective of the play, the graphic design response is playful, colourful and a little bit silly. The play and the directors vision show these fairytales through a new lens, and as such really wanted to show the story as actors as people who are retelling these iconic stories.

Twisted: The Untold Story of a Royal Vizier
As Produced by Starkid Productions.
Music by A.J. Holmes
Lyrics by Kaley McMahon
Book by Matt Lang, Nick Lang, & Eric Kahn Gale
Arrangements by Justin Fischer
Orchestrations by Andrew Fox