INA, Ill. (October 18, 2022) — Rend Lake College Theater Professor, Tracey Webb, is proud to announce the cast for the upcoming fall play, Aladdin. The show was written by William Glennon in 1956, predating the Disney version with which so many people are familiar. In fact, there is strong speculation that the monkey role of "Abu" was inspired by Glennon's monkey character called "Tootle-le-toos." And there are two genies in this version of the ancient tale from 1,001 Arabian Nights: the Genie of the Ring and the Genie of the Lamp. This family-friendly show is a fantastic opportunity to introduce children to live theatre.
"This play is going to be so much fun to watch! The pace of the dialogue is quick, and the plot is hilarious," said RLC theater professor and director Tracey Webb. "There is dancing, action, and romance galore, provided by my incredibly talented cast and crew. I am so lucky to get to work with these wonderful people!"
"Everyone in this cast has put so much hard work and heart into their roles and the show as a whole," stated stage manager Taylor Wilburn. "Come watch this hilarious show and see how much our actors shine on stage!"
Front row (L-R) - Whitlee Sheffer (Benton), Daven Ort (Mt. Vernon), and Mattie Loucks (Benton).
Second row (L-R) - Alyssa Sawyer (Ewing), Isaiah Shrum (Mt. Vernon), Piper Chambers (Benton), Conner Teriet (Mt. Vernon), and Deborah Petitt-Loucks (Benton).
Third row (L-R) - Jayme Soldan (Sesser), Imogen Perry (Zeigler), Seyah Schernekau (Mt. Vernon), Korben Cox (Benton), Ella Tinsley (McLeansboro), and Olivia Edmonds (Valier).
Fourth row (L-R) - Olivia Drew (Benton), Jordan Johnson (Norris City), Ethan Bevis (Mt. Vernon), and Caleb Qualls (Sesser).
Fifth row (L-R) - Ethan Wisehart (Texico), Bryne Lassy (Benton), and Logan Smith (Benton).
NOT PICTURED: Taylor Petitt (Marion)
Darkana Nightglade, Imogen Perry, Buckner
Zorah, Daven Ort, Mt. Vernon
Mother, Ella Tinsley, McLeansboro
Toodle-de-toos, Piper Chambers, Benton
Serena, Olivia Drew, Benton
Bulmar, Caleb Qualls, Sesser
Aladdin, Korben Cox, Benton
Friend 1, Ethan Wisehart, Texico
Friend 2, Logan Smith, Benton
Merchant 1, Bryne Lassy, Benton
Merchant 2, Alyssa Sawyer, Benton
Merchant 3, Jayme Soldan, Benton
Genie of the Ring, Conner Teriet, Mt. Vernon
The Grand Wazier, Jordan Johnson, Benton
The Princess, Seyah Schernekau, Mt. Vernon
Palace Guard 1/Kitten carrier, Bryne Lassy, Benton
Palace Guard 2, Logan Smith, Benton
Palace Guard 3, Ethan Wisehart, Texico
Genie of the Lamp, Isaiah Shrum, Mt. Vernon
The Sultan, Ethan Bevis, Mt. Vernon
Princess Attendant 1, Taylor Petitt, Marion
Princess Attendant 2, Alyssa Sawyer, Benton
Princess Attendant 3, Jayme Soldan, Benton
Princess Attendant 4, Olivia Drew, Benton
Princess Attendant 6, Olivia Edmonds, Valier
Princess Attendant 7, Whitlee Sheffer, Benton
Princess Attendant 8, Mattie Loucks, Benton
Director, Tracey Webb, Ewing
Stage Manager & Choreographer, Taylor Wilburn, Benton
Set Designer, Damien Wilburn, Benton
Choreographer, Deborah Petitt, Benton
Asst. Choreographer, Josephine Barton, Mt. Vernon
Lighting Designer, Jaron Hubbard, Christopher
TICKETS ARE ON SALE NOW
Thursday, November 3 - Saturday, Nov. 5 @ 7 PM
Sunday, November 6 @ 2 PM
All tickets are $12 and are reserved.
Tickets may be ordered early by calling the RLC box office @ 618-437-5321 Ext. 1467