A local children’s theatre will be putting on a special version of one of Disney’s most iconic animated films.
Knoxville Children’s Theatre will present 16 live performances of “Disney’s Aladdin Jr.,” based on the Disney film and Broadway show. A special adaptation for children and families, this newly-updated version incorporates many new elements from the current Broadway production.
The live stage play will be performed July 13 through 29: Fri., July 13 at 7 p.m., Sat., July 14 at 1 p.m. & 5 p.m., Sun., July 15 at 3 p.m., Thurs., July 19 at 7 p.m., Fri., July 20 at 7 p.m., Sat., July 21 at 1 p.m. & 5 p.m., Sun., July 22 at 3 p.m. & 7 p.m., Thurs., July 26 at 7 p.m., Fri., July 27 at 7 p.m., Sat., July 28 at 1 p.m. & 5 p.m., Sun., July 29 at 3 p.m. & 7 p.m.
The play is performed by 23 young actors, from ages 10 to 17. Joseph Coram will play the title role, and Celeste Paultre will perform as Princess Jasmine. Audrey Jones will take on the role of The Genie, and Noah Seaman will play Jafar.
Derrick Washington, Jr. will direct the production, after serving for the past year as a directing intern. Recent West High graduates Wheeler Moon and Bethany Moon will design lights and costumes, respectively, and high-schoolers Derrick Washington, Kennis Van Dyke, and others will perform the play’s technical duties.
Bearden High sophomore Abby Ann Ramsey will be the play’s stage manager. KCT is east Tennessee’s leading producer of plays for children.
For ticket information, knoxvillechildrenstheatre.com/reservations/.