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Theatre Guild Of Hampden Presents Finian's Rainbow

ALADDIN JR. (2017)

In Agrabah, City of Enchantment, a kind but wily street urchin named Aladdin falls in love with the beautiful Princess Jasmine, who he knows is way out of his league. It just so happens, however, that the Sultan has declared Princess Jasmine must choose a husband within the next day. After she turns down the offers from various wealthy suitors, Aladdin - with the help of a fast-talking, magical Genie - introduces himself as the wealthy suitor Prince Ali Ababua. Meanwhile, evil royal advisor Jafar also has his sights set on the kingdom, and tries to convince the Sultan to force Jasmine to wed him. Will love conquer all? Perhaps - if love has a little help from a Genie.

​Directed by Darcey Fuller Walulak
Musical Direction by KK Walulak
Stage Manager Kathy Lawson

Theatre Guild of Hampden Presents Aladdin

Youth productions


With its unique combination of romance, magic and political satire, Finian’s Rainbow tells the story of Irishman Finian McLonergan and his daughter Sharon. Finian sets out for the small town of Rainbow Valley in the mythical state of Missitucky with the hope that he will grow a fortune if he buries a stolen pot of gold near Fort Knox. The true owner of the pot of gold is Og, a leprechaun in hot pursuit of Finian. Og must recovering his fortune before the loss of it turns him permanently human. Meanwhile, a crooked and bigoted senator gets the surprise of his life when Sharon accidentally turns him black by making a wish near the magic crock of gold. Add a delicious love story between Sharon and local hunk Woody Mahoney as well as another love story between Woody’s mute sister Susan the Silent and the comical Og, and you have a rainbow of happy endings for the lovable characters in this charming show that had 725 Broadway performances.

                                Directed by Kathleen Delaney

Musical Direction by Elisabeth Weber

Theatre Guild of Hampden Presents The King & I

The King & I (2013)

Anna Leonowens arrives in Siam to serve as a tutor to It is the early 1860s when newly widowed Anna Leonowens and her son, Louis, set sail from their native England for Bangkok, Siam (now Thailand). Anna, still grieving, has set her sights on a new adventure and taken a position as the schoolteacher for the royal offspring of the King of Siam. The King is determined to usher Siam into the modern world, and he thinks Western education can be a part of that – yet, Anna is horrified at first by many of the traditions that he holds dear. Anna and the King struggle to find common ground. The King is largely considered to be a barbarian by rulers of the West, and he takes Anna on as an advisor, asking her to help change his image – if not his actual practice. With both keeping a firm grip on their respective traditions and values, Anna and the King teach each other about understanding, respect, and love that can transcend the greatest of differences. Beneath the fraught, fiercely opinionated, conflict-ridden surface of Anna and the King’s relationship lies one of the most unique love stories in the musical theatre canon.

                       ​        Directed by Kathleen Delaney

Musical Direction by Elisabeth Weber