Diamond in the Rough
Major Impact Theater is preparing to produce its seventh musical theater performance, “Diamond in the Rough,” an adaptation of a popular Disney animated classic. “It’s an adaptation of ‘Aladdin,’” said Shawnda Davis, director and co-founder of Major Impact Theater. “It’s a comedy and a musical. It’s not exactly like ‘Aladdin,’ but it parallels to it.”
The performance will feature a cast of characters, led by Philip Cobos as Aladdin, and a team of adult actors with special needs, including Sara Palmer as Jasmine, Amanda Stegall as Jafar and Alison Benno as Lago. During the performance there will be raffles, a snack bar and a few speeches, she said.
This is a nonprofit theater group that parodies plays for performance by adults with disabilities in the Santa Clarita Valley. “When we first started putting on plays, our goal is that just because you have special needs doesn’t mean you can’t,” Davis said. “There isn’t any limitations when it comes to special needs. Sometimes there is a stigma out there, which is now changing and is so beautiful, and were seeing it right in front of our eyes.”
Saturday, November 17 at 6:30pm
Newhall Family Theatre 24600-24628, Walnut St, Santa Clarita, CA 91321