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Narrators and Iago surround sinister and freighful, Jafar.
Aladdin and the lamp
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Locked away in one of Jafar's caves, Aladdin finds and rubs a magic lamp.
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The Genie and the narrators performed "Friend Like Me" in a cave on the outskirts of Agrabah.
Aladdin returns
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Aladdin returned to Agrabah as Prince Ali with the aid of Genie.
On the flying carpet
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Prince Ali gained Jasmine's trust and together they rode the magic carpet.
Washington, CT - "Welcome to Agrabah, the City of Enchantment, where every beggar has a story and every camel has a tail!" In late March, Glenholme's Center for the Arts was transformed into the mythical Arabian kingdom of Agrabah for two performances of Disney's Aladdin Jr., the classic tale of a young street urchin who finds a magic lamp on his quest for true love.

Jake portrayed the title role of Aladdin with delightful charm and an incredible voice. Helping him win princess Jasmine’s heart was Austin as the Genie, who artfully led the show-stopping ensemble number, “Prince Ali.” Matt R. made use of his deep voice to convincingly portray Aladdin's nemesis, the ever sinister and frightful Jafar, while Matt M., donning an over-the-top red and orange costume, provided comedic relief as Iago, Jafar's side-kick parrot. Narrators Ashlyn, Steve G., Steve M., Sanjana, and Aaron kept the audience engaged and the plot moving forward. Other notable performances included Rachel as Jasmine, David as the Sultan, Brendan as the Magic Carpet, and Jack, Rodion, and Abdel-Latif as the three princes. Beautifully accenting the performance were vibrant, airy costumes, colorful sets, and magical lighting effects.

The Arts program at Glenholme allows students with special needs to share their talents, to develop confidence in their abilities, and to take chances in a safe and supportive environment, where their creative efforts and successes are genuinely celebrated.

Disney’s Aladdin Jr. features music by Alan Menken and lyrics by Howard Ashman and Tim Rice, with an adapted book and additional lyrics provided by Jim Luigs, and music adapted and arranged by Bryan Louiselle. The musical is based on the 1992 animated Disney film, Aladdin.

The Glenholme School is a therapeutic boarding school for young people diagnosed with Asperger's, ADHD, PDD, OCD, Tourette's, depression, anxiety and variouslearning differences. The program provides a treatment milieu designed to build competence socially and academically. Our learning environment supports and enhances the ability for young people with special needs to succeed. For more information about The Glenholme School and its program, visit Devereux Connecticut.
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The Glenholme School is accredited as an independent boarding school for children with special needs by The New England Association of Schools and Colleges, with diploma granting privileges. Glenholme is a member of the Connecticut Association of Independent Schools, licensed by the Connecticut Department of Children and Families, and approved by the Connecticut Board of Education, New Jersey Department of Education, California Department of Education, and the New York State Education Department.The Glenholme School, 81 Sabbaday Lane, Washington, Connecticut 06793, phone: 860-868-7377, fax: 860-868-7894, email: