Performance Dates: October 16, 17, 18, 23, 24, 25 (CLOSED)
Music by Alan Menken
Lyrics by Howard Ashman, Tim Rice
Book Adapted and Additional Lyrics by Jim Luigs
Music Adapted and Arranged by Bryan Louiselle
Directed by Fred Zirm
Music Direction by Arielle Bayer
Produced by Doe B. Kim
Based on the 1992 Disney film, Aladdin
1 Act, Book Musical, Rated G
Broadway Junior Version
60 Minute Version for Young Performers
Welcome to Agrabah, City of Enchantment and the fantastic tale of the street rat who became a prince! All of your favorite characters from the hit Disney film – Aladdin, Jasmine, Iago, Jafar, the Genie, and more – are here in Disney’s ALADDIN JR, a musical adventure filled with magic, mayhem, and flying carpet rides. Disney’s ALADDIN JR’s tuneful, accessible Academy award-winning score, with songs like “A Whole New World” and “Friend Like Me,” will send audiences soaring.
Fred Zirm (Director) After receiving an M.F.A. in playwriting from the University of Iowa, Fred Zirm directed nearly one hundred plays at the Landon School in Bethesda while also teaching courses in English and acting. The musicals among his productions include The Music Man, Guys and Dolls, Into the Woods, Urinetown, Bye Bye Birdie, Kiss Me Kate, H.M.S. Pinafore, Fiddler on the Roof, The Pirates of Penzance, The Mikado, and Anything Goes. His non-musical productions range from The Importance of Being Earnest to The Crucible and The Cherry Orchard, in addition to seven of Shakespeare’s plays. Several of his students have become professional actors, including Julia Louis-Dreyfus, of Seinfeld and Veep fame, and Wallace Acton, who played Hamlet and Richard III at the Shakespeare Theater.
Outside of Landon, he has served as script evaluator for the Chautauqua Theater Company, Silver Spring Stage, and New Playwrights’ Theater, as well as directing Fiddler on the Roof at the Jewish Community Center in Rockville and several staged readings and one full professional production at New Playwrights’ Theater in DC. He is looking forward to working at the Arts Barn with Kensington Arts Theater’s Second Stage program.