It has been over a year since we had to stop practices for our production of Aladdin Jr. After keeping track of updates in New York at Broadway as well as theatres in Bluffton and surrounding areas, we have decided to pick up where we left off and will be performing Aladdin JR this summer, July 29th - August 1st.
We will be holding auditions to add new members to our cast on June 18th and 19th.
Ticket information will be available soon.
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"The old adage "What matters the most is the performance", is not one by which I live. Directing, writing, and choreographing for over 30 years has led me to a better truth: it is not the end, but how you get to the end that matters most.
A good performance is bred through hard work, commitment, and trust. It is hard work to remember blocking, dance steps, and music notes. It is commitment not to just know your lines, but to know the person you are to portray; their emotions, their likes and dislikes - to know essentially what "makes them tick". It is commitment to come to practice even when you are tired, and to "stick to it" even when times get tough. And, there is a great deal of trust that must be between the cast and crew members and the directors. In short, a massive team effort and a plethora of time culminates in just a few performances. Yet, the audience only sees and judges that culmination. As a director, I get the privilege of living through months of preparation, with a cast and crew whom I have grown to love, honor, and respect. Yes, the cast is young and the task of doing such a play is monumental, but I have found that young people always rise to the occasion."
-Founder of Bluffton Youth Theatre-