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Thursday, September 25, 2014

"Aladdin" Cast Interviews #3

   It’s time for more interviews with the young and talented cast of the musical Disney's Aladdin, Jr., which takes the stage this Friday, Saturday and Sunday at Huntington's Renaissance Theatre!

   Today let’s hear from four of the show’s cast – they play townspeople, the Genie’s chorus and a number of roles. Here’s Ella Adkins, Sophie Eastone, Thomas Miller and Shannon Rawlinson

Q: Tell us about the story of "Aladdin."

Shannon: There is a common thief named Aladdin who falls in love with the Princess Jasmine, but she can only marry royalty, and Jasmine doesn't want to be wed. But things take a turn on Jasmine's big day.

Thomas: It's a story of true love.

Sophie: The story of Aladdin is about a poor boy who finds a magic lamp and wishes for a better a life. However, along the way, he learns that being himself is the secret to really being happy.

Ella: It's about the street rat that falls in love with a princess and when he gets 
captured in a cave and meets a genie, he'll wish for anything to get to her.

Q: What's your favorite song or part in the show?

Thomas: I love the song "Friend Like Me."

Ella: My favorite part is when Aladdin makes his first wish.

Shannon: (The song) “One Jump Ahead.”

Sophie: "Friend Like Me" because it is SO MUCH FUN!

Q: Would you recommend this show to our readers?

Sophie: YES! The music is fun and most people know a little about Aladdin. They will have a fun time watching the story and singing along to all the great songs! It will be good for all ages!

Ella: I think it's a great source of entertainment!

Shannon: It’s a wonderful show with an extremely talented cast.

Thomas: It's awesome!

Q: Have you enjoyed working on "Aladdin?"

Shannon: I love working on shows like this - there just too many reasons for me to put into words.

Thomas: Yes, I love it!

Ella: Yes!

Sophie: I love working on shows. I love to sing and dance, be with my First Stage friends and perform for an audience. I'm always sad when a show closes… each one is my "favorite!"

   Thanks, Ella, Sophie, Thomas and Shannon!

   The stage musical Disney’s Aladdin, Jr. will be presented by First Stage Theatre Company at the Renaissance Theatre (the old Huntington High School) at 900 8th Street. 

   Shows will be presented on Friday, Sept. 26 at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 27 at 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, Sept. 28 at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are $8 for children and senior citizens and $12 for adults.

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