A richly imaginative version of the Arabian fantasy Aladdin is playing now through April 6 at the Encore Theatre in nearby Mt. Juliet, Tenn. Romance, mystery, and more fun than a magic carpet ride, that’s what audiences will discover in this version of the story of Aladdin (written by Craig Sodaro)—classic with a modern twist.
Romance, mystery and more fun than a magic carpet ride are found here as director Misty Embry puts her inventive touch on the story of Aladdin. (This is NOT Disney’s musical adaptation—this version is more fun).
Meet the colorful characters including Yahoo (Mikalyn Caudill) and his pet snake (Hope Sloan) who serve as narrators; the evil magician, El Kahsid (Jerry England); the beautiful Princess Celestia (Emma Brown); the spoiled, obnoxious Gorgan (Kendall Rowe) who wants to marry the princess; the lamp (Michael Rex) and ring (Karen Yates) Genies and their “wish-granting associates”; the poetic cave creeps (Delaney Eaves, Aimee Barney); and finally, Aladdin himself (Grace Sloan), who starts out as a lazy insolent boy but proves himself to be a prince. Sloan plays Aladdin with flair and sparkle. Everybody will love Craig Sodaro’s funny and quirky adaptation of Aladdin.
Aladdin continues at Encore now through April 6. Curtain times include: Saturdays (7:30 pm) and Sundays (2:30 pm). Ticket prices are $15, adults; $12 seniors (60+); $10 (12 & under). Tickets are on sale now by calling 598-8950 or visiting the website at www.encore-theatre-company.org and at shop.encore-theatre-company.org
Encore Theatre is located at 6978 Lebanon Rd, Mt Juliet—just west of Hwy 109. Encore Theatre is a non-profit 501(c)3 community theater serving middle Tennessee.
Sisters plays Looby Theatre
The original play Sisters debuts in Nashville for a three show run at the Z. Alexander Looby Theatre, running March 28-30.
Sisters is a humorous and poignant tale of two very different women stranded on New Year’s Eve in an Atlanta office during a snow storm.
Show times follow: Friday, March 28 at 7:30 pm; Saturday, March 29 at 7:30 pm; Sunday, March 30 at 4 pm.
Tickets are $10 and available at www.sistastyleproductions.com or (615) 476-6430. For questions, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Z. Alexander Looby Theatre is located at 2301 Rosa l. Parks Blvd., Nashville, Tenn. 37228.