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VIDEO: Jonathon Weir Returns Home to Chicago for ALADDIN

In an interview with WBBM, Chicago native Jonathon Weir discusses what it's like to return home for the national tour of Aladdin.

"Theater audiences in Chicago are well informed, they are intelligent. I think the audiences are quite savvy here in Chicago. I'm thrilled to be performing in my adopted hometown. It's the longest I've lived anywhere. I love living and performing here.

Weir, who plays Jafar, is no stranger to the role of a Disney villain; he most recently played Scar on Broadway in The Lion King. He says, "He's a bad guy with a heart of gold. I guess there's something about the Disney villains and the bad guys, I tap into my inner demons," he laughed. "It's totally fun to be the villain. It's so much more fun when I get to come in and mess up everyone's good time."

Check out the full interview below!

Photo credit: Deen Van Meer

VIDEO: Jonathon Weir Returns Home to Chicago for ALADDIN
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