Scranton Players presents “Aladdin Jr.”

Experience stunning artistry, unforgettable music and exhilarating choreography as The Scranton Players presents Disney’s “Aladdin, Jr.” Nov. 15-17,2019. The 54-student cast will present four performances over the weekend at the Brighton Center for the Performing Arts.

Showtimes are 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 15; 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 16; and 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 17.

Tickets are $10 each and available at

The Scranton Players consists of seventh- and eighth-grade students from Brighton’s Scranton Middle School who are elevating youth theater to a new level. This marks the third performance under the creative team of Mark Wilson, Katheryne Friske, JJ Von Voorst, Sarah Hamilton and Susan Gronow. This team brings decades of combined community theater experience to the production.

A widely popular stage adaptation of the Academy Award-winning 1992 Disney animated film, “Aladdin, Jr.” is the story of Aladdin from the land of Agrabah, a penniless, lovable street urchin who falls in love with a princess when she is disguised as a simple towns-person, shopping in the street market.

The story begins in the land of Agrabah and takes you on a magical journey where you will meet a sultan living in an exotic palace with his daughter, Princess Jasmine.

Aladdin and his buddies will need to fight off an evil sorcerer, Jafar, who has the Sultan under an evil spell. The story really takes off once Aladdin awakens a genie from his bottle and unleashes his powers to fight off the evil sorcerer and win the affection of the Princess.

Prepare yourself for stunningly colorful sets and costumes as you embark on this beautiful production, including a magical carpet ride.

This production features award winning music by Alan Menken and lyrics by Howard Ashman and Tim Rice, including “Arabian Nights,” “A Whole New World” and “Friend Like Me.”

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About Scranton Players

Scranton Players is the brainchild of Mark Wilson, former principal of Scranton Middle School. With 13 years of musical theater under his belt, he now works together with Katheryne Friske, Sarah Hamilton, JJ Von Voorst and Susan Gronow to produce award worthy productions including “Shrek Jr” in 2017 and “The Lion King Jr” in 2018. Each year’s production builds uponthe last and this year is sure to be incredible. Be prepared for a “Broadway” worthy musical production from this cast and crew in 2019.


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