Sunday, November 9, 2014

In the Wings: Disney's Aladdin Jr. Meet Brendan White.

Brendan White plays Aladdin in Disney's Aladdin Jr., the second show in the 2014-2015 Civic Youth Theatre season at Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette.

Tickets for all three performances of Disney's Aladdin Jr. are sold out. A Pay What You Can preview will be Thursday, Nov. 13 at 7:30 p.m.

Question: Why did you try out for Disney's Aladdin Jr.? Had you seen the movie before?
Brendan White: My friend Sarah Weaver asked me to audition with her, so I said, "I'll definitely do that." I have seen the movie before. I love it. I grew up on Disney.

Question: What makes Aladdin a hero?
B.W.: He is able to realize his flaws in the end. He fixes them and becomes a better person.

Question: What will an audience love about this show?
B.W.: There's a lot of action and a lot of movement. There is a lot of singing and dancing. We keep the audience involved throughout the play.

Question: If you could trade roles with anyone, who would it be and why?
B.W.: Aaron Walker, who plays the Genie. The part is so much fun. There is so much freedom to have fun.

Question: Imagine you come across a pile of junk and on top is an old, beaten-up lamp. What do you do?
B.W.: I make my three wishes.

The mission of Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette is to enhance the artistic and cultural environment of Greater Lafayette through theatrical productions and educational opportunities.

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