Twisted (StarKid show)
|Title:||Twisted: The Untold Story of a Royal Vizier|
|Date(s):||July & November 2013|
|External Links:||YouTube link; Soundtrack on iTunes|
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Twisted: The Untold Story of a Royal Vizier is an Aladdin parody musical by StarKid Productions. It was written by Matt Lang, Nick Lang, and Eric Kahn Gale; music by A.J. Holmes and lyrics by Kaley McMahon. It was performed at the Greenhouse Theatre in Chicago, IL on July 4–28, 2013, and was released to YouTube on November 28, 2013.
Twisted is a parody of the Disney film Aladdin, told in the style of the musical Wicked, e.g., from the villain Ja'far’s perspective. It briefly pays homage to a number of other classic Disney movies during the song "Twisted", when several other Disney villains like Ursula, Gaston, and Scar join Ja'far on stage.
The show runs approximately 134 minutes over 12 videos and features 14 original songs.
See the official Wikipedia page for full synopsis and credits.
StarKid performed a concert version of Twisted at 54 Below in New York City on March 17, 2014, though not with most of the original cast.
Twisted is listed on StarKid’s website as available for licensing, alongside Firebringer and The Trail to Oregon!. Unlike the other two shows, it does not have a specifically rewritten all ages version, but the license come with permission to edit the content if needed.
- info on the Twisted YouTube playlist
- chicagoreader.com, Twisted: The Untold Story of a Royal Vizier [Dead link], July 2013. WebCite
- playbill.com, A.J. Holmes, George Salazar, Andrea Ross and Team StarKid Get Twisted in Concert March 17 at 54 Below [Dead link], 17 March 2014
- teamstarkid.com, Liscensing, 25 May 2021