Texas A&M University-Kingsville

Public preview performance of children's play Aladdin scheduled for Sunday, Feb. 4

KINGSVILLE - January 30, 2007

Contact: Jason Marton
jason.marton@tamuk.edu or 361-593-4143

Week of elementary school performances to follow

Aladdin
L-R: Joey Olivarez as Aladdin,
Rick Saenz as the Genie
of the Lamp

KINGSVILLE (January 30, 2007) — The beloved tale of Aladdin, the magic lamp and the genie that lives inside it comes to life on the stage of Texas A&M University-Kingsville’s Jones Auditorium.

Aladdin debuts with its only public preview performance Sunday, Feb. 4, at 7 p.m. Admission is $1.

Following the public preview performance, a week of morning performances for area schools takes place Feb. 5-9.

Dr. Patrick Faherty, associate professor of communications and theatre arts, directs the production. Griselda Gonzalez, a senior theatre arts and Spanish major from Driscoll, is assistant director. Stage manager is Christina Garcia, a sophomore theatre arts major from Zapata. This version of Aladdin was adapted by William Glennon.

The cast of Aladdin is:

Jannah Morales, a junior theatre arts and history major from Kingsville, plays Darkana Nightglade. Heraclio Gonzalez Jr., a junior theatre arts and radio/television major from Kingsville, plays the part of Jafar. Felicia Morin, a Kingsville theatre arts sophomore, plays the part of Mother. Heidi Langschied, a student at Santa Gertrudis Elementary School, plays Abu. Bulmar is played by Garrett Henke, a Ricardo Middle School student. Lorraine Rodriguez, a theatre arts and communications junior from Laredo, plays Serena. Joey Olivarez, a Taft freshman majoring in theatre arts, plays the titular role of Aladdin. The Genie of the Lamp is played by Rick Saenz, a sophomore theatre arts major from Falfurrias. The Genie of the Ring is played by Leah Lizzett Luna, a freshman theatre arts major from Del Rio. Grand Wazier is played by Aaron Martwick, a theatre arts freshman from Beeville. Lindsay Ramos, a junior theatre and early childhood education major from Falfurrias, plays the Princess. The Sultan is played by Clifford Moore of Kingsville. The Palace Attendant is played by Jennifer Jackson, a communication sciences and disorders sophomore from San Antonio. Kristie Vela, a freshman communications major from Falfurrias, plays a merchant.
More information on Aladdin is available at 361-593-3401.


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