Tuscaloosa Children’s Theatre Brings “Aladdin, Jr.” to the Stage Featured

The Tuscaloosa Children’s Theatre will present “Aladdin, Jr.” Oct. 6-8 at the Bama Theatre in downtown Tuscaloosa. The cast is hard at work in rehearsals for the show – a musical based on the classic Disney story “Aladdin.” The Tuscaloosa Children’s Theatre will present “Aladdin, Jr.” Oct. 6-8 at the Bama Theatre in downtown Tuscaloosa. The cast is hard at work in rehearsals for the show – a musical based on the classic Disney story “Aladdin.” Ashley Maughan

The Tuscaloosa Children’s Theatre is busily rehearsing for its upcoming production of Aladdin, Jr. This musical, based on the beloved Disney film, will be performed Oct. 6-8 at the Bama Theatre in downtown Tuscaloosa.

When the street urchin, Aladdin, vies for the attention of the beautiful princess, Jasmine, he uses a genie's magic power to become a prince in order to marry her. Iago, Jafar, the Genie and more are here in Disney’s Aladdin, Jr. – a musical adventure filled with magic, mayhem, and the power of love.

Each year, the TCT performs full-scale musicals with a cast of local children. It’s the goal of the non-profit organization: To educate and expose children of Tuscaloosa County to all aspects of stage performing and production, from acting to costumes to set design.

Aladdin, Jr. Director Kelsey Holland said the production has been a joy to work on.

“We are all having so much fun bringing it to life. Each child in the show has worked so hard, and their hard work and dedication really shows every time we rehearse,” she said.

Holland also credits her production staff for their hard work as well, saying she couldn’t have done any of this alone.

“Grace Conner is leading the music with poise and teaching the kids to sing correctly, Lindsey Jones is a master when it comes to choreography, Colton Crowe is my right-hand man and the best stage manager I could have ever asked for," Holland said. "Janelle Heinirch and Vanessa Jones are going to make the kids look fabulous with their costume creations, Wheeler Kincaid designed the most beautiful set – and Carl Hathrone and Allen Taylor are bringing his designs to life.”

Holland said she’s excited to bring Aladdin, Jr. to the Tuscaloosa stage.

“It takes a village, and I can't wait to share the final product with our audiences, they're in for a ride!” 

Show times for Aladdin, Jr. are Oct. 6 at 7 p.m., Oct. 7 at 2 and 7 p.m. and Oct. 8 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $20 (premium), $15 (adult) and $10 (seniors and students). For more information, visit tuscaloosachildrenstheatre.net. 

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