Aladdin Trouble at Greenpark School
GREENPARK School is ready for its senior production, which has all the great elements of pantomime— fun, laughter, dance, song, goodies and baddies — and of course a genie that leaps out of a lamp.
Aladdin Trouble is a pantomime-musical with catchy songs, colourful costumes and a cheeky story line which is a spoof on the original Aladdin script.
About 130 children from Greenpark School will be onstage performing the musical, which has about 65 spoken parts.
Music teacher and show director Judy Inkster says they choose Aladdin Trouble because it was age appropriate, but it also provided a large number of speaking parts.
“It’s great to promote a musical which as many parts,” she says.
“Children feel privileged if they just get one line and it allows more children a chance.
“It makes them feel special and they take the time to perfect it.”
Children from the art extension group have been busy with set design and props, Judy says, and the cast is supported by a great backstage team as well.
Judy describes the show as more quirky and funny than the original Aladdin with added scenes, more dancing and original music. Aladdin Trouble features characters including Princess Jasmine, the wicked Abanazar, Widow Twankey and of course, the Genie.
‘‘Children feel privileged if they just get one line and it allows more children a chance. It makes them feel special and they take the time to perfect it.’’ Judy Inkster, director
Oscar Johanson, 10, plays Aladdin on the magic carpet.
AladdinTrouble features Melissa Lovell, 10, with Mackenzie Hohaia, 10, Zoe Hume, 10, Leonelle Mathee, 9 and Vella Hawkings, 9 as the Gems.