Photo Flash: First Look at Sherman Playhouse's ALADDIN, Opening Tomorrow

On Friday, December 6, The Sherman Playhouse will open an original production fit for the whole family at Holiday time - the classic tale of ALADDIN. The curtain goes up at 8:00 p.m. on a five-week run. Check out a first look below!

For the third consecutive year, The Sherman Playhouse will be presenting the show as a 'Panto' or Pantomime in the British style. There is no miming in British Pantomimes, just upbeat songs, delightful dancing, and funny jokes galore. A British Panto is a winter tradition of musical comedy theatre that takes familiar fairy tales, like ALADDIN, and injects a bit of vaudevillian sensibility, contemporary references, and lots and lots of audience participation to create a raucous, noisy entertainment that's fun for theatergoers from five to 105.

The large, talented cast of all ages features: Elizabeth Hawley (Washington), Maya Daley (Danbury), Danford Knowlton (New Preston), Christine Amorin (Bethel), Julie-Anne Brand (Woodbury), Bruce Tredwell, (Brewster, N.Y.), David and Katherine Almquist (Sharon), Spencer Lee Hauspurg, Jack Day, Jessica Gleason, and Gabriel Fowler (all Sherman), and Lynn Nissenbaum, Thomas Ovitt, Martin Rosato, Cheyenne Brown, Daniele and Ava Biondino, Lorina Milay, and Lee Johnson (all New Milford).

On Thursday, December 5, all patrons are invited to attend a "Half-Price Preview Night" at 8:00 p.m. where all tickets are only $10 for both adults and children. Students may see any performance for only $10 if they pay in cash at the door and carry a valid student ID. Students may not make reservations in advance for a performance. Reservations can be made online at WWW.SHERMANPLAYERS.ORG or by calling the box office at (860) 354-3622.

Photo Credit: Josh Siegel

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Photo Flash: First Look at Sherman Playhouse's ALADDIN, Opening Tomorrow
Gabriel Fowler as Tariq, Spencer Hauspurg as Hassan, Lynn Nissenbaum as Rashida, Danford Knowlton as Abu bin Brawny, Martin Rosato as Abanazar, Christine Amorin as Scheherazade

Photo Flash: First Look at Sherman Playhouse's ALADDIN, Opening Tomorrow
David Almquist as The Grand Vizier, Danford Knowlton, Thomas Ovitt as Aladdin, Lee Johnson as the Executioner, Katherine Almquist as the Empress of Arabia

Photo Flash: First Look at Sherman Playhouse's ALADDIN, Opening Tomorrow
Maya Daley as Princess Badroulbadour, Jessica Gleason as Anisah, and Katherine Almquist

Photo Flash: First Look at Sherman Playhouse's ALADDIN, Opening Tomorrow
Jack Day as Wishee Washee, Thomas Ovitt, Bruce Tredwell as Widow Twankey, Gabriel Fowler, and Spencer Hauspurg

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