Disney's Aladdin JR. Creative

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Allison McNeely
Allison McNeely is delighted to direct Workshop Theatre’s production of Aladdin Junior!. The last time Allison had the privilege of performing at Workshop was in 1995 in You Can’t Take It With You. Allison is a retired drama teacher and holds an undergraduate degree in Theatre/ Communication Arts from Appalachian State University and a master’s degree in Acting/ Directing from USC. Mainly, Allison has been directing theatre productions in the community at Town Theatre and previously the children’s theatre program at Chapin Community Theatre. Allison wants to thank Jeni DeCamp McCaughan for her devoted support and for allowing her this wonderful opportunity. As always, Allison extends a very special thank you to her mother and best friend, Pat McNeely and her father and favorite actor, Al McNeely.
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Music Director
Kathy Seppamaki
Kathy Seppamaki has almost 30 years of experience working with children as a music director. She holds both bachelor's and master’s degrees in vocal performance and has been appearing as a performer on the Workshop Theatre stage for over 25 years. She was formerly the music director for the Youth Theatre Program at Town Theatre, where she has musically directed The Lion King Jr, Frozen Jr, My Son Pinocchio, Elf Jr, and Peter Pan Jr. At Workshop she’s been seen in shows such as Little Shop of Horrors (Crystal), Legally Blonde (Paulette) and was the music director and performed in both Fierce and Fabulous Cabarets. She will be musically directing as well as performing in the holiday cabaret “We Need a Little Christmas” here at Workshop Theatre in December 2022.
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Carrie Eberhardt
Carrie Eberhardt is so excited to be the choreographer for this show! While this is her first choreography credit, she has been teaching dance at Bailey Fine Arts for 10 years. Carrie grew up in Hamburg, NY, just outside of Buffalo. She began dancing at Hamburg Dance Center at age 4, and danced there for 14 years, training in ballet, tap, and jazz. She attended college at SUNY Fredonia, where she earned her BS in Mathematics with a Theatre minor. Next, she moved south, to pursue her MS in Mathematical Sciences at Clemson, but also found many opportunities to participate in community theatre, and met her husband Mat! Carrie has 3 children, Nick (age 14), Emmie (age 11), and Lily (age 7). All three of them are in this show, which has made this experience even better! In the last few years, Carrie has been seen on stage in many shows at Town Theatre, including “Big Fish,” "Catch Me If You Can,” and most recently, “Mary Poppins” and “Hello Dolly.” She also taps at Town with the Town Tappers. Carrie is so grateful to have had this opportunity, and hopes you enjoy the show!
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Producer/Props Mistress
Jeni McCaughan
Jeni McCaughan (Producer) has been actively volunteering at Workshop for the last fourteen years. By day, she works as the Executive Director of Workshop Theatre. Some of Jeni’s favorite shows that she has produced and been the props mistress for are Caroline, or Change, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Disney Camp Rock, The Wedding Singer, and The Color Purple. Jeni would like to thank Allison for letting her be a small of this fun show. She wants to thank the cast, crew, and production team for sharing their time and incredible talents with us. As always, a big thank you and lots of love to her very patient and talented husband, Dean.
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Stage Manager
Brantley Evans
Brantley is sophomore studying Entertainment Management & Theater at Temple University. He is excited to return back to his home theater and help stage manage Aladdin Jr. Last year, he served as Workshop’s intern and is very grateful for all the opportunities he received while working at the theater. Soon he will be returning back to the stage at Chapin Theatre in Beauty and the Beast (Prince/Ensemble) and will be performing in his first college production, Once on This Island (Tonton) in October. He is so proud of the kids in Aladdin Jr. and hopes that they will continue to make art on the stage!
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Ellie Hedgepath
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Emily Clelland
Emily Clelland is no stranger to Midlands theater! She is excited to step behind the curtain to bring the bright colors and beautiful tapestries of Agrabah fashion to life. Emily last appeared on the Workshop stage in The Wedding Singer. In addition to her love of singing, Emily is classically trained in tap, jazz, ballet, clogging, and pointe. Some of her favorite prior roles have been Minnie Fay in Hello Dolly, Bitsy Hargis in The Red Velvet Cake War as well as a featured dancer in Jesus Christ Superstar, Singin’ in the Rain, Spamalot, and Chicago. Emily has also filmed numerous commercials, worked regionally as a voice-over artist, and can be remembered as “over-night girl” Emma Lee on Oldies 103. In her spare time, she loves shopping, traveling, running, and CrossFit workouts. Her favorite role is being wife to Chase and dog-mom to rescued pups; Lucy, Izzy and Eliza.
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Set & Lighting Designer
Patrick Faulds

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