I think it's great that a full scale musical designed for a theme park is playing at DCA. However, the one (and only) time I saw "Aladdin" back in 2007 I was underwhelmed. The cast seemed bored and it was if they were just going through their paces in stage direction and choreography from Point "A" to Point "B." Even "Friend Like Me," which should have been stellar, was weak.
Still, the Hyperion is a very nice theater and I hope that in the future a much more interesting and entertaining new show takes the place of "Aladdin." I don't recommend it to people when I go to DCA and am asked about it.