Joshua Morrison/News The cast of Aladdin Jr.! is all set and ready to go for this weekend’s performance at the Danville High School theater. Pictured are, from left, Karley Ackert (genie), Grant Hauger (sultan), Hannah Frye (Princess Jasmine), Aaron Vess (Aladdin), Erin Finnell (magic carpet), Dylan Feo (Jafar) and Samantha Addair (Iago).

DANVILLE — Romance, intrigue and adventure await the audience on Friday and Saturday (March 17 and 18) at 7 p.m. when the Danville Drama Department presents Disney’s magical musical “Aladdin Jr.!” in the high school theater.

This familiar rags-to-riches story with a Danville twist unfolds to catchy music and dancing and is sure to delight theater-goers of all ages.

Come experience a whole new world during this adaptation of the classic Arabian nights tales. Aaron Vess portrays the street rat Aladdin, who is befriended by The Genie (Karley Ackert). Princess Jasmine (Hannah Frye) falls in love with Aladdin, but will her father the sultan (Grant Hauger) let her follow her heart or marry her off to the power-hungry evil sorcerer Jafar (Dylan Feo)? Will anyone learn to be careful about what he or she wishes for?

For an even more enchanted evening, sign up for Saturday’s “dinner with the cast,” a spaghetti dinner which starts at 5 p.m. Tickets for the dinner are pre-sale only.

To purchase tickets for the dinner as well as the theater production, send an e-mail to or leave a voice message on the drama line at 740-599-6116, ext. 5402.


Pam Schehl: 740-397-5333 or and on Twitter, @mountvernonnews




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