Nashville area dancers invited to audition for TPAC and Lythgoe Family Give Kids Panto Present ‘Aladdin and His Winter Wish’

Aladidn Winter Wish Auditions

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.

dancers performing in Aladdin

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.



The schedule for Aladdin and His Winter Wish auditions and National Dance Day is as follows:

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


  • Audition registration for kids and adults’ auditions will begin promptly at 10:00 am.
  • Come prepared to dance; wear comfortable clothes, soft sole shoes or jazz shoes, and bring water.
  • Kids’ auditions will end by 2:00 pm and adult auditions will end by 5:00 pm.
  • A rehearsal schedule and performance dates will be provided later.
  • Contact with questions.

Tickets for Aladdin and His Winter Wish on sale now at, 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.

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