‘Aladdin Jr.’ to soar on Runnels stage _lowres

Photo provided by ALLISON WRENN -- Sixth-grade performer Madison Milam does a first read-through of the ‘Aladdin Jr.’ script during rehearsal recently at Runnels School.

Students in the sixth-grade class at Runnels School will support second- through fifth-graders as they present “Aladdin Jr.” in the Gladys Hague Runnels Theater at 7 p.m. Oct. 24 and 2 p.m. Oct. 26.

The play will feature characters Aladdin, Jasmine, the Genie, Iago and Jafar, and many of the songs from the award-winning score, such as “Arabian Nights,” “Friend Like Me,” “Prince Ali” and “A Whole New World,” a news release from the school said.

Featured cast members are Madisan Milam as Aladdin, Sophie Edwards as the Genie, Caroline Collins as Iago, Rachel Middlebrook as Jafar, Grace Scott as Princess Jasmine, Nina Woodward as Razoul, James Power as the Sultan, and Thea Knowles and Muskaan Mahes as Guards.

The narrators are Ansley Brown, Emma Schlotterer, Caroline Daigle and Sophie Arceneaux. Brayden Hebert portrays an animated magic carpet.

Directing the show are elementary drama teacher Cristin Ponjuan and kindergarten through 12th-grade theater program chair Neena Kelfstrom.

Runnels parents Brooke Yura and Kristen Manning are assisting with choreography and vocal direction.

Tickets are $10 each in advance or $12 at the door.

Call the Runnels High School office at (225) 751-2192 to order tickets or for information.