Dodd Dazzles in ‘Aladdin Jr.’

Dodd Dazzles in ‘Aladdin Jr.’ photo

Students at Dodd showcased their remarkable talents in the performing arts during their presentation of the classic play “Aladdin Jr.”

The popular musical was co-directed by Vashti N. Burke and Sarafina DeLuca-Padilla, and the performance was attended by members of the board of education, administrators, district faculty and community members. The talented cast was headlined by Antonio Cruz, Kristi Johnson, Sarah Quintanilla and Ryan Francois, who played Aladdin, Princess Jasmine, the Genie and Jafar, respectively. Musical numbers included “Arabian Nights,” “One Jump Ahead, “Prince Ali,” and “Friend Like Me.”

Dodd’s rendition of “Aladdin Jr.” highlighted the extraordinary theatrical talent and commitment of the members of the drama club, in addition to the dedication of several faculty members and students who worked behind the scenes to present a dazzling performance.