Children's Theater Takes 'Aladdin' in New Direction

By Williams, Candy | Tribune-Review/Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, June 12, 2008 | Go to article overview

Children's Theater Takes 'Aladdin' in New Direction


Williams, Candy, Tribune-Review/Pittsburgh Tribune-Review


Young audiences who loved Disney's popular animated movie "Aladdin" will be taking a magic carpet ride in a different direction with the Johnny Appleseed Children's Theater production of the same name.

The stage show opening Tuesday at Apple Hill Playhouse in Delmont doesn't feature the voice of Robin Williams as the wacky genie or the popular romantic melody "A Whole New World" that helped make the cartoon feature a box-office hit.

Instead, the Apple Hill version contains new music and digs deeper into the relationship between Aladdin and his mother.

"Aladdin's mother is just very concerned about her son," says Maria Bruno, 18, of Apollo, who plays the maternal role that she says adds some comedic relief to the production. "Whenever the genie comes in, she falls to the floor and passes out."

Although the play has similarities to the Disney movie, Bruno says there are differences that make it unique.

"We don't have a Jafar character (the villain); we have a magician, instead. We have a Genie of the Lamp and a Genie of the Ring," she says. "It puts a different twist on 'Aladdin.' It's an all-around fun show."

There's another reason that Bruno is having fun performing in this Apple Hill production that opens the Johnny Appleseed Children's Theater's summer season. "Aladdin" is being directed by her sister, Alyssa Bruno, 20, a junior majoring in musical theater at Point Park University. …

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

Children's Theater Takes 'Aladdin' in New Direction
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.