Meridian Star

Local News

April 11, 2013

Aladdin debuts tonight in Newton

MERIDIAN —     The Newton Theatre Company will present the musical, Aladdin, at the Roxy Theatre in downtown Newton today and Friday at 7 p.m. and on Sunday at 2 p.m.

    The play is based on the 1992 Disney animated film adapted from one of the Arabian tales in the book, "One Thousand and One Nights."

    "The play is very, very family friendly," director Kay Gaddis said. "It is even good for little kids since it only lasts for about an hour to hour and five minutes. The pace is fast action and it is very entertaining for kids of all ages."

    The cast consists of 34 children from schools in Newton, Neshoba, Leake and Scott counties.

    Scott Central High School senior Jake Wilbourne has been cast to play the character of Aladdin and the role of Jasmine is played by Newton County High School freshman Olivia Vaughn.

    The play gives those who have not been out to the Roxy Theatre in a while a chance to see the improvements that have recently been made, Gaddis said.

    "The theater has been given a facelift and remodeled," Gaddis said. "It is fabulous."

    The Roxy Theatre is located on Church Street in downtown Newton. Tickets for Aladdin are $10 for adults and $5 for children ages 12 and younger.

1
Text Only
Local News
Facebook
Helium debate
Helium
Twitter Updates
AP Video
Raw: Greeks Celebrate Easter With "Rocket War" Police Question Captain, Crew on Ferry Disaster Raw: Orthodox Christians Observe Easter Rite Ceremony Marks 19th Anniversary of OKC Bombing Raw: Four French Journalists Freed From Syria Raw: Massive 7.2 Earthquake Rocks Mexico Captain of Sunken SKorean Ferry Arrested Raw: Fire Destroys 3 N.J. Beachfront Homes Raw: Pope Presides Over Good Friday Mass Raw: Space X Launches to Space Station Superheroes Descend on Capitol Mall Man Charged in Kansas City Highway Shootings Obama Awards Navy Football Trophy Anti-semitic Leaflets Posted in Eastern Ukraine Raw: Magnitude-7.2 Earthquake Shakes Mexico City Ceremony at MIT Remembers One of Boston's Finest Raw: Students Hurt in Colo. School Bus Crash Raw: Church Tries for Record With Chalk Jesus Raw: Faithful Celebrate Good Friday Worldwide Deadly Avalanche Sweeps Slopes of Mount Everest
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide