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Derik Vanderford|Daily Times“Princess Jasmine,” played by Reid Bailey, left, is pulled away by “Jammal the Magician,” played by Tayshon Smith, right.
Derik Vanderford|Daily Times“Princess Jasmine,” played by Reid Bailey, left, is pulled away by “Jammal the Magician,” played by Tayshon Smith, right.
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UNION — The Union County High School Drama Department will present a production of “The Magical Lamp of Aladdin” by Tim Kelly at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 13, in the UCHS Cafetorium.

The play — directed by Ralph Lawson — tells the story of the evil magician Jammal trying to trick Aladdin in a scheme to acquire a magical lamp containing a wish-granting genie. Aladdin tricks Jammal and claims the magical lamp for himself, using its power to win over the princess and impress the sultan. Trouble arises for Aladdin when Jammal regains possession of the lamp and kidnaps Princess Jasmine, and to set things straight, Aladdin must face Chop-Chop, the merciless executioner. Finally, Aladdin and Jasmine are reunited, and Jammal is transformed into a new person. This version of the story also features three genies, the whining Ali “Bubba,” a fire-breathing dragon and the haughty sultan’s wife.

In addition to the public performance on Friday, the group will perform a total of three daytime shows for local school groups. The first of those was Tuesday; the second is at 9 a.m. today; and the third will be at 9 a.m. on Thursday.

Lawson said he wanted to thank all merchants and individuals who placed ads in the show program. He said members of the G/T Drama class will go to Walt Disney World during spring break to participate in acting workshops with Disney artists, and 100 percent of funds raised from the ads will go toward those students’ trips.

The cast and crew of the UCHS production of “The Magical Lamp of Aladdin” is as follows:


  • Aladdin — Bailey Quinn
  • Princess Jasmine — Reid Bailey
  • Jammal, the Magician — Tayshon Smith
  • Halima, sister of Jammal — Tatiana Ferguson
  • Queen Sultana — Madi Gardin
  • Sultan — Jacob Boineau
  • Chop Chop — Zyquan Henderson
  • Ali Bubba — Alex Heatherly
  • Mother of Aladdin — Blayke Lawson
  • Neela, sister of Aladdin — Taylor Garrett
  • Zara — Lily Kearse
  • Sheba — Tia Gilliam
  • Genie of the Ring — Matt Haney
  • Genie of the Jewels — Abbie Kingsmore
  • Genie of the Lamp — Connor Randall
  • Scheherazade, a storyteller — Anna Kelly
  • Merchant woman — Ashley Peterson
  • Neighbor — Macy Scarborough
  • Alakazam, a monkey — Jacob Gault
  • Dragon — Dylan Boyd
  • Market merchants — Jessica Fleming, Joycelyn Henderson, Dyasia Byrd

Tech Crew

  • Stage Manager — Tykeezie Thompson
  • Assistant Stage Manager — Jamie Cantrell
  • Assistant Stage Manager — Charlie Long
  • Sound Crew — Cole Heatherly, Sean Brown, Morgan Heatherly
  • Lighting Crew — Tesla Judy, Mark Freeman
  • Prop/Costume Crew — Dyasia Byrd, Jessica Fleming
  • Video Control — Samantha Hindman
  • Stage Crew — Jacob Casey, Savanna England, Joycelyn Henderson, Aletha Hines, Santassia Jeter, Shaniya Jeffries, Michael Johnson, Lindsey Ratliff, Michael Robinson
  • Makeup Crew — Connor Medford, Marah Robinson
  • House Crew — Savannah England, Bryce Holmes, Chasity McCluney, Lindsey Ratliff
  • Video effects by Terrence Kercher

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