Amazed by Aladdin at Robert Frost


More than 600 members of Deer Park’s school community attended the Robert Frost musical production of “Aladdin,” directed by Michael Moriarty.

The colorful, romantic tale, written in 1993 by playwright Craig Sodaro, hews closer to the folktale from “The Arabian Nights” than the Disney animated film, providing a fabulous setting for the young actors to shine.

“The kids did a great job and really brought the story to life,” said Moriarty. “The cast and crew worked very hard to make the whole experience wonderful.”

The production starred Ray Ugalde in the title role, with the cast list rounded out by Sahir Azizy as Violet, Alexa Belotti as Buyer No. 3 and Guard No. 2, Daniella Belotti as Cave Creep No. 2 and Guard No. 1, Justin Berman as Gorgan, Louis Bianco as El Kahsid, Ciara Boltz as Sindah, Mackenzie Caldone as the Old Woman and Princess Celestia, Lauren Corrigan as Khoja, Emily DeStefano as the Genie of the Lamp, Justin Diaz as the Vizier, AJ Edghill as the Executioner and Townsfolk No. 1, Isabella Giglio as Lily, Jackie Izzo as Ben Wali, Camryn Lefebvre as Buyer No. 2, Mariandre Lopez as the Sultan’s Wife, Gianna Luongo as Baba, Jordan Minerva as the Snake, Josephine Moser as El Kahsid’s Wife, Amanda Muller as Jachim, Aruba Nadeem as the Servant, Sam Petrizzo as the Lady in Waiting, Katie Plitt as Aster, Dianna Rainone as the Genie of the Ring, Nimra Salim as Iris, Jen Sebok as Abdu, Isabella Serrano as Yahoo, Sanjay Singh as the Sultan, Joanna Sroka as Buyer No. 1 and Townsfolk No. 2, Alisha Suhail as Rosepetal, Nina Ugalde as Aladdin’s Father and Cave Creep No. 1, Christina Vittorio as the Old Woman and Princess Celestia, and Jen Wern as Aladdin’s Mother.

“What a phenomenal production of ‘Aladdin’ this was,’ said Bradley Murphy, the district’s curriculum associate for fine and performing arts. “Congratulations on a well-directed and well-produced performance, and congratulations to all the students that made this a production to remember.”