Willsboro Students Oliver Lee as Aladdin, Mackenzie Martin as the Avis the Magic Carpet and Joelle Steeves as the Genie rehearse a scene from the upcoming play “Aladdin Jr.”
Photo by Katherine Clark.
continued “This maximizes everyone’s time, they’ve been here from the beginning and can help by running lines with the kids who aren’t on stage and keeping things organized,” Hopkins said. “They are a great help, it’s really nice to have an extra set of eyes ears and hands and it’s a good learning experience for them.”
Claudia Russell, mother of actors Madison and Jameson Russell, said her kids have had a lot of fun working on the play
“My kids are really excited about the play and all the kids have seen Aladdin 100 times over.,” she said. “It’s a great opportunity for kids to participate in a theater program like this.”
Fifth-grader Olivia Politi said she’s had a lot of fun working on this play after working on other plays at the school such as The Sound of Music in the fall.
“It’s a lot of silly fun and I like how we do silly dances and a lot of singing, me and my friends have a lot of fun,” Politi said.
The performance should have a little something for all audience members, Hopkins said, and is sure to be fun for all who attend.
“The audience is going to have a great time and see their kids be engrossed in theater and dancing,” Hopkins said. “They’ll have a ball, the little ones will have a ball and everyone will enjoy the show.”