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Volume 26, Number 7 — July 2018

Arts Calendar

Knoxville Children’s Theatre presents 16 live performances of “Disney’s Aladdin Jr.”

Date(s):  July 13 - 29, 2018
Location:  Knoxville, TN

KNOXVILLE, TN — A special adaptation for children and families, this version of “Disney’s Aladdin Jr.” incorporates many new elements from the current Broadway show.

The live stage play is performed July 13 through 29: Friday, July 13 at 7 p.m., Saturday, July 14 at 1 p.m. and 5 p.m., Sunday, July 15 at 3 p.m., Thursday, July 19 at 7 p.m., Friday, July 20 at 7 p.m., Saturday, July 21 at 1 p.m. and 5 p.m., Sunday, July 22 at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. Thursday, July 26 at 7 p.m., Friday, July 27 at 7 p.m., Saturday, July 28 at 1 p.m. and 5 p.m., Sunday, July 29 at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m.

Aladdin discovers a magic lamp, which contains a genie who has the power to grant three wishes. Wanting to earn the respect of Princess Jasmine, Aladdin embarks on an adventure that tests his will and moral character. Featuring the hit songs, “A Whole New World” and “Friend Like Me,” “Disney’s Aladdin Jr.” will capture the hearts of audiences young and old.

The play is performed by 23 young actors, from ages 10 to 17. Joseph Coram plays the title role, and Celeste Paultre performs as Princess Jasmine. Audrey Jones takes on the role of The Genie, and Noah Seaman plays Jafar. Six actors are making their KCT debuts: Conard Belitz, Hannah Cobb, Mateo Mejia, Lauren Norton, Audrey Randall and Olivia Rhea. The rest of the cast includes KCT veterans: Sydney Allen, Lydia Baxter, Jacob Borden, Caleb DeLong, Deshayla Foley, Miley Jenkins, Anna Kimsey, Hannah Liske, Christopher Lawson-Palmer, Bella Patterson, Leigh Shields, Jacob Sousley and Alyssa Vogt. Derrick Washington, Jr. directs the production, after serving for the past year as a directing intern. Bearden sophomore Abby Ann Ramsey is the play’s stage manager. Other students from West & L&N STEM fill the crew positions. KCT is East Tennessee’s leading producer of plays for children.

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