Wellesley Theatre Project (WTP) will present the musical, Disney’s ALADDIN, JR. Thursday, November 21 at 5:30 PM, Friday, November 22 at 7:00 PM, Saturday, November 23 at 7:00 PM, and Sunday, November 24 at 2:00 PM. All performances will take place at the Wellesley Middle School Auditorium, 50 Kingsbury Street, Wellesley. Tickets are priced $12 for adults and $6 for students and seniors, and may be purchased online at www.wellesleytheatreproject.org in advance, or at the door for $15 for adults and $10 for students and seniors.
Adapted from Disney’s 1992 animated film, Disney’s ALADDIN, JR. features tuneful songs from the Academy award-winning score by Alan Menken, Howard Ashman, and Tim Rice including “A Whole New World” and “Friend Like Me,”. Join us in Agrabah as we follow Aladdin, Jasmin, Jafar, and the Genie on a musical adventure filled with magic, mayhem, and flying carpet rides.
A talented cast and crew of 50 students between the ages of eight and fifteen bring to life these classic movie characters. Cast members of Disney’s ALADDIN, JR. reside in Wellesley as well as neighboring communities including, Weston, Waban, Needham, Natick, and Newton. Director Hannah Shihdanian says, “During the rehearsal process of Aladdin Jr., the students explored the culture of the Middle East in order to bring their characters to life!”
Disney’s ALADDIN, JR. production staff includes: Hannah Shihdanian, Director and Resident Choreographer; Mindy Cimini, Musical Director; Peter Waldron, Set Designer; Courtney Butt, Costume Designer; Seif Allah Cristobal, Lighting Designer; and Mike Stanton, Sound Designer. The music is by Alan Menken and lyrics are by Howard Ashman and Tim Rice. Book adapted and arranged by Bryan Loiselle.
Wellesley Theatre Project is an arts academy and a Wellesley nonprofit devoted to providing students (PreK – 12th Grade) with the opportunity to study and experience theatre and performing arts through year round classes, staged productions, workshops and summer camps.
For more information about Disney’s Aladdin, Jr. or upcoming summer camps, visit the website, www.wellesleytheatreproject.org or call 781-235-1550.