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Aladdin - School Production

Published: 25.11.2021 ( 2 years ago )

With auditions underway, there is a palpable whiff of excitement in the air at St David's College, as the annual school production makes a very welcome return.

After much deliberation, Aladdin based on the 1992 Disney animated film, has been chosen as our next production.

The Broadway and West End hit musical has music by Alan Menken and lyrics by Howard Ashman, Tim Rice, and Beguelin.

It’s a show about the “diamond in the rough” street rat who learns that his true worth lies deep within. Aladdin and his three friends, Babkak, Omar, and Kassim, are down on their luck until Aladdin discovers a magic lamp and the Genie who has the power to grant three wishes. The production will feature new songs, with expanded characters.

The Head of Faculty for Expressive and Performing Arts Jennifer Appleton cannot wait to start rehearsals.

Mrs. Appleton said: “We’ve chosen Aladdin because I’ve seen the same show on the West End and loved it.

“It’s a lovely, colourful show, and I want to make it clear it’s not a pantomime the Disney story is very different.”

She continued: “There’s already a buzz around the school about Aladdin, we've had lots of interest and many of the pupils have taken part in the auditions.

“I think a lot of them have been rehearsing and practicing over the half-term the songs and lines.”

Aladdin will be showing at Theatr Colwyn in Colwyn Bay next March opening on the 19th of the month.

“Being in a drama production is such a massive learning environment and so many transferable skills are learned,” said Mrs Appleton.

“There’s time-keeping, working as a team, confidence building, being able to perform in front of an audience and so on and of course it’s generally a lot of fun too!”

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