(SPOILERS): From the Aladdin movie, there is Abu, Aladdin’s monkey. However, in the stage show, Abu is missing. So does Aladdin have any friends in the stage show? Yes, in the stage show, there is Omar, Babkak, and Kassim. There are people who do wish Abu was not kicked out, but for me, I love Omar, Babkak, and Kassim. I think they are a wonderful substitute. Why exactly?
I have only been around those three friends for about a week. It creates these two wonderful songs- “High Adventure” and “Omar, Babkak, Aladdin, Kassim”. In some ways, I believe it develops Aladdin a bit further. With the stage show, those three friends create these incredible sword fights. I love Abu in the movie, but for the stage show= Omar, Babak, and Kassim work better. There are more energetic songs because of those three characters.
I still am quite new to Omar, Babkak, and Kassim- after all, I only met them on 9/11 when I saw the stage show. I loved seeing them-they are three of my favorite characters in musical theatre. In Aladdin (as in the stage show), the characters I do love are Aladdin, Jasmine, Genie, Babkak, Omar, and Kassim.