TPAC and Lythgoe Family Give Kids Panto are pleased to announce that open auditions for Aladdin and His Winter Wish will be held at CoolSprings Galleria on National Dance Day, September 21, 2019. Judges are seeking kids ages 7-16 as well as adults ages 18-30, of all ethnicities, to take the stage alongside previously announced stars Kira Kosarin and Emmy Award-winning writer and comedic actor Bruce Vilanch. Additional stars will be announced at a later date.
The creative team for Aladdin and His Winter Wish includes newly announced choreographer Chase Benz (Step Up 2), currently on tour with American Idol’s Carrie Underwood. Previously announced Ernie Nolan (Nashville Children’s Theater) will direct.
Aladdin and His Winter Wish will run at TPAC from December 12-22. Called “magic for the holidays, a family fun ride!” (The Los Angeles Times), the star-led production blends fairytales, comedy, the holidays, dancing, contemporary songs and local and regional references to create an unforgettable theatre experience. The age-old fairytale of Aladdin is given a modern twist with pop music, from “Treasure” by Bruno Mars to Ray Charles’s “You Don’t Know Me,” magic and comedy.
Auditions for Aladdin and His Winter Wish will coincide with National Dance Day, an annual celebration that aims to promote dance as a valuable form of exercise and artistic expression. Each year since 2010, people of all ages from all parts of the country come together to learn a dance routine. Before Aladdin and His Winter Wish auditions begin on September 21, choreographer Chase Benz will hold an open class to teach this year’s NDD routine. Participants of all ages are welcome to take the free class.
10:00am Registration opens for National Dance Day (for all ages)
10:30am Choreographer Chase Benz teaches National Dance Day routine
11:00am National Dance Day performance
11:30pm Kids’ auditions begin
3:00pm Adult auditions begin
Tickets for Aladdin and His Winter Wish on sale now at TPAC.org, by phone at 615-782-4040, and at the TPAC Box Office, 505 Deaderick St., in downtown Nashville. Single tickets start at $35, or a four-pack of tickets can be purchased for $99.