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‘Aladdin’ opens Friday at children’s theater

Natalie Rodriguez as Princess Jasmine and Drew Aposhyan plays Aladdin, here disguised as Prince Ali.  - Photo courtesy of  WCT
Natalie Rodriguez as Princess Jasmine and Drew Aposhyan plays Aladdin, here disguised as Prince Ali.
— image credit: Photo courtesy of WCT

Whidbey Children’s Theater’s production of “Aladdin” opens at the WCT Mainstage Theater in Langley on Friday, March and closes March 10.

This show, directed by Rose Woods, features the acting talents of first-grade through fourth-grade students, with production assistance from fifth-graders through high school seniors.

Woods, the artistic director for Whidbey Children’s Theater, is particularly pleased with the kindness and cooperation she notices as the children work together to achieve a show that will please all ages, and she adds, “The joy I get from directing these kids is immeasurable to me.”

Sage Monet, the 17-year-old stage manager, said, “Everyone should come see ‘Aladdin’ because the kids have a great energy and it shows through.”

Miranda Cassee, 12, who is an assistant stage manager, added, “This show has been fun and hectic. I love theater at WCT because I get to hang out with my friends and make new friends.”

Her fellow assistant stage manager, Libby Hawkins, noted, “Acting gives us an opportunity to be ourselves and not get weird looks. We can’t always do that at school.”

One of the youngest cast members, Rylie Patching, 6, wants to invite everyone in the community to come see ‘Aladdin’ because “this play is really funny!”

Performances are at 7:30 p.m. March 1, 2, 8 and 9, with Sunday matinees at 2:30 p.m. March 3 and 10.

Tickets prices are $12 for adults, $10 for seniors and $8 for students

At a special family show at 7:30 p.m. March 9, all seats cost $8.

Tickets may be purchased by calling the WCT Box Office at 360-221-2282. Leave a message and calls will be returned in the order they are received.

Whidbey Children’s Theater is dedicated to making a difference in the lives of children by creating opportunities for them to discover, experience and participate in the performing arts.

For more information, contact the box office at 360-221-2282 or For the main office, contact 360-221-8707 or


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