What is the best way to have fun this summer for anyone ages 8-18? By participating in Oakwood Summer Theatre’s children’s camp production of Disney’s “Aladdin Jr!” Based on the 1992 award winning Disney film and the 2014 Tony winning production this production is sure to send you soaring to new heights!
The story you know and love has been given the royal treatment! 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. Wanting to earn the respect of the princess, Jasmine, Aladdin embarks on an adventure that will test his will and his moral character. With expanded characters, new songs, and more thrills, this new adaptation of the beloved story will open up “a whole new world!”
Aladdin: A poor street urchin who longs to make his mother proud, but sometimes loses his way. He’s the thief with a heart of gold.
Babkak: One of Aladdin’s loyal and playful pals. The Agrabahn foodie who loves to snack.
Omar: One of Aladdin’s loyal and playful pals. Has a sensitive soul,
Kassim: One of Aladdin’s loyal and playful pals. Yearns to be a leader.
Genie: The fast-talking, fun-loving, scene- stealing wisecracker who lives in the lamp and yearns to be free.
Iago: The fawning and funny sidekick to Jafar.
Isir: One of Jasmine’s devoted attendants. Optimistic as her name means “inspiration.”
Manal: One of Jasmine’s devoted attendants. Assertively encouraging as her name means “achievement.”
Rajah: One of Jasmine’s devoted attendants. The most protective as her name means “hope.”
Jafar: The power-hungry and crooked Grand Vizier.
Jasmine: The Princess of Agrabah who longs to experience the world outside the palace walls. Curious and assertive, she knows what she wants and craves the freedom to make her own choices.
Sultan: the warm-hearted ruler who dotes on his daughter. Is committed to upholding the ancient laws of Agrabah.
Agrabahns: the citizens of Agrabah who help to create the bustling marketplace – merchants, shoppers, beggars, guards, etc. Included in this ensemble are the following featured roles:
• The Beggars (3) are a small group with whom Aladdin briefly interacts.
• The Apple Vendor is a merchant who reviles the beggars and from whom Jasmine unintentionally steals an apple.
• The Fortune Teller unwittingly helps Aladdin escape the guards in “One Jump Ahead.”
• The Shop Owner is a marketplace vendor from whom Aladdin steals bread.
• Razoul, the rough and commanding head of the palace guards, answers to Jafar.r.
• The Guards follow Razoul’s orders.
Prince Abdullah: one of Princess Jasmine’s haughty and arrogant suitors.
Attendants: accompany Prince Abdullah on his journey to Agrabah.
Spooky Voice: The mysterious Spooky Voice, conjured by Jafar, reveals the location of the lamp.
Cave of Wonders: The ominous voice that instructs Aladdin to fetch only the lamp from the treasures within.
Ensemble: The Ensemble in “Friend Like Me” is conjured by Genie to help wow Aladdin by singing, dancing, and assisting in performing fun and fabulous magic tricks.
Entourage: The Entourage, led by Aladdin’s three pals, helps to create the visually spectacular parade through the palace in “Prince Ali.”
Auditions will be held Monday, May 21st and Wednesday, May 23rd from 6pm-9pm in the Davidow Hall at the Salem Community College in Carneys Point, New Jersey.
For your audition you will be asked to prepare a song of your choice. For your song it is advised to prepare 16 bars of a selection and to bring CD accompaniment and/or sheet music. You will also be asked to do a cold reading, provided by the director.
Rehearsals will be held in during the day beginning in late June in the Davidow Hall of the Salem Community College,
The production will run
- Wednesday, July 11th at 10am
- Thursday, July 12th at 10am and 7pm
- Friday, July 13th at 10am and 7pm
Performances will be held in the Davidow Theatre at the Salem Community College.
For more information please feel free to contact us!
Disney’s Aladdin Jr. Is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI).
All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.
This program is made possible in part by funds from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts, through the Salem County Board of Chosen Freeholders, and the Salem County Cultural and Heritage Commission.