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Short and sweet: Monroe Theatre Guild kids show 'Aladdin Jr.' condenses Disney movie
Young actors rehearsed for the Monroe Theatre Guild's production of "Aladdin Jr." on Tuesday. Grace Saunders plays Jasmine, and Jahir Valentin plays Aladdin. (Times photo: Marissa Weiher)
MONROE - A quick tweak to the Disney classic "Aladdin" and suddenly the stage show is feasible for young people to play an assortment of characters, from beggar and food thief Aladdin to rebellious princess Jasmine. At the Monroe Theatre Guild, some actors starring in the upcoming performance of "Aladdin Jr." are as young as 8, director Katie McIlvanie noted. "It's a great group of kids," McIlvanie said.