NWCook CYT (Formerly Spotlight Youth Theater) Presents Disney's "Aladdin Jr."

Daily Herald (Arlington Heights, IL), October 12, 2017 | Go to article overview

NWCook CYT (Formerly Spotlight Youth Theater) Presents Disney's "Aladdin Jr."


Byline: Jennifer Schneider

Come feel the magic as Northwest Cook Countys Spotlight Youth Theater (now CYT) presents Aladdin Jr., Disneys Broadway musical featuring everyones favorite blue-skinned Genie. Performances run October 27-November 5 at Prairie Lakes Community Center, 515 E. Thacker St. Des Plaines.

This musical is particularly relevant to Spotlight Youth Theater as they rejoin Christian Youth Theater (CYT), the largest after-school theater arts training program in the nation. Affiliates across the country (now including CYT Chicago), offer classes in drama, music, dance, and technical theater. Spotlight started out as part of CYT 20 years ago. For the last 5 years, Spotlight has been operating as its own separate program, but recently decided to partner once again with CYT.

"Our name has changed since last season, but nothing about our mission or what we stand for has," says Kim Renko, CYT Chicagos Marketing Director. "We couldnt be more thrilled to once again be affiliated with Christian Youth Theater (CYT) for our 21st season of quality childrens theater."

With a theme of being open to new ideas and experiences, Aladdin Jr. is a great way to kick off CYT Northwest Cooks 2017-2018 season.

"I love this company," says Lindsey Branson, Aladdins director, whos been involved in CYT/Spotlight since 2005. "It's really incredibly special. We have kids that are so talented and dedicated to the craft of theater, but equally passionate about creating a safe environment for everyone, where everyone is loved and accepted."

Set in Agrabah, the story follows Aladdin, a "street rat" with big dreams, and Jasmine, the princess doomed to marry someone she doesnt love. Enter the Genie and his magic carpet to stir things up a bit, discover new worlds, new possibilities, and the power of friendship.

"The best thing about CYT are the friends, lots and lots of friends. Friends in ways that most places cant possibly compare to," says Eli Oleson, who plays the Sultan, Jasmines father. "They dont feel as genuine, or as open as they do at CYT. People here tend to make me feel more real, like when you walk in, they are genuinely happy to see you."

Eli (who is 18) started with CYT when he was 9, and has done 23 shows, encompassing both the CYT and Spotlight eras. …

The rest of this article is only available to active members of Questia

Already a member? Log in now.

Notes for this article

Add a new note
If you are trying to select text to create highlights or citations, remember that you must now click or tap on the first word, and then click or tap on the last word.
One moment ...
Default project is now your active project.
Project items
Notes
Cite this article

Cited article

Style
Citations are available only to our active members.
Buy instant access to cite pages or passages in MLA 8, MLA 7, APA and Chicago citation styles.

(Einhorn, 1992, p. 25)

(Einhorn 25)

(Einhorn 25)

1. Lois J. Einhorn, Abraham Lincoln, the Orator: Penetrating the Lincoln Legend (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1992), 25, http://www.questia.com/read/27419298.

Note: primary sources have slightly different requirements for citation. Please see these guidelines for more information.

Cited article

NWCook CYT (Formerly Spotlight Youth Theater) Presents Disney's "Aladdin Jr."
Settings

Settings

Typeface
Text size Smaller Larger Reset View mode
Search within

Search within this article

Look up

Look up a word

  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
Please submit a word or phrase above.
Print this page

Print this page

Why can't I print more than one page at a time?

Help
Full screen
Items saved from this article
  • Highlights & Notes
  • Citations
Some of your highlights are legacy items.

Highlights saved before July 30, 2012 will not be displayed on their respective source pages.

You can easily re-create the highlights by opening the book page or article, selecting the text, and clicking “Highlight.”

matching results for page

    Questia reader help

    How to highlight and cite specific passages

    1. Click or tap the first word you want to select.
    2. Click or tap the last word you want to select, and you’ll see everything in between get selected.
    3. You’ll then get a menu of options like creating a highlight or a citation from that passage of text.

    OK, got it!

    Cited passage

    Style
    Citations are available only to our active members.
    Buy instant access to cite pages or passages in MLA 8, MLA 7, APA and Chicago citation styles.

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn, 1992, p. 25).

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn 25)

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn 25)

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences."1

    1. Lois J. Einhorn, Abraham Lincoln, the Orator: Penetrating the Lincoln Legend (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1992), 25, http://www.questia.com/read/27419298.

    Cited passage

    Thanks for trying Questia!

    Please continue trying out our research tools, but please note, full functionality is available only to our active members.

    Your work will be lost once you leave this Web page.

    Buy instant access to save your work.

    Already a member? Log in now.

    Search by... Author
    Show... All Results Primary Sources Peer-reviewed

    Oops!

    An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while.