Why was Ernie Nolan the perfect choice to direct the upcoming ‘Aladdin and His Winter Wish’ at TPAC? Well, one might say he never really grew up.
Have you ever wondered what your favorite childhood story would be like sprinkled with some holiday magic and reimagined for a modern audience? Well, Kris and Becky Lythgoe did. And for the past decade, Lythgoe Family Panto has been revamping the age-old classics with a contemporary twist of comedy, dance and pop songs interwoven into the scripts.
Magic carpet ride? Check. Wish-granting Genie? Check. Evil sorcerer? Check. Aladdin and His Winter Wish, which comes to TPAC Dec. 12-22, may seem to check all the boxes of the children’s classic we all know and love.
Star casting for Aladdin and His Winter Wish includes Damon J. Gillespie (Broadway’s Newsies, Aladdin, NBC’s Rise) as Aladdin, Richard Karn (Home Improvement) as the Sultan, Josh Adamson (ABC Family’s First Landing) as
Abanaazar, and Jonathan Meza (The Familiar of Zero, Nickelodeon’s The Jumpitz) as Wishee Washee. They join Kira Kosarin (Nickelodeon’s The Thundermans) and Emmy Award–winning writer and comedic actor Bruce Vilanch.
TPAC and Lythgoe Family Give Kids Panto announce open auditions for Aladdin and His Winter Wish will be held at CoolSprings Galleria on National Dance Day, Saturday, Sept. 21. Judges are seeking kids ages 7–16 as well as adults ages 18–30 to take the stage alongside stars Kira Kosarin (Nickelodeon’s The Thundermans) and Emmy Award–winning writer and comedic actor Bruce Vilanch.
After the success of last year’s holiday spectacular Peter Pan and Tinkerbell – A Pirate’s Christmas, Tennessee Performing Arts Center and Lythgoe Family Give Kids Panto reunite this holiday season to present Aladdin and His Winter Wish Dec.12-22 in TPAC’s Polk Theater.