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April 25, 2024

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Sensory-Friendly Show: “Aladdin Jr.”

Kids of all ages are sure to love "Aladdin Jr." and now you can also enjoy a special sensory-friendly performance of the musical.

The Williamson County Parks and Recreation Department’s children’s theatre group, the Rising Stars (formerly Star Bright Jr.), presents the musical Aladdin Jr. at the Williamson County Performing Arts Center at Academy Park June 21 – 23. Performance dates are June 21 – 22 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, June 23 at 2 p.m. In addition to regular programming, there is another performance on Saturday, June 22 at 3 p.m. that is sensory-friendly. This performance creates a more comfortable experience for those with sensitivity to sensory input. Feel free to bring comforting objects and noise-reducing headphones. A sign language interpreter will also be available. Tickets are $10 each and available at

Disney’s Aladdin Jr. is based on the 1992 Academy Award-winning film and the 2014 hit Broadway show about the “diamond in the rough” street rat who learns that his true worth lies deep within. Aladdin and his three friends — Babkak, Omar and Kassim — are down on their luck until Aladdin discovers a magic lamp and the Genie who has the power to grant wishes. With expanded characters, new songs and more thrills, this new adaptation of the beloved story will delight all ages.

Sponsored by Williamson County Parks and Recreation, Rising Stars (formerly Star Bright Jr.) is a theatre program for kids age 5 through 8th grade. Academy Park is located at 112 Everbright Ave., Franklin. For more information on children’s theatre programs and sensory-friendly performances, visit the activities/childrenstheatre page at or contact Alison Worden at 615-786-0186, ext. 2513, or

Aladdin Jr. is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.

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