AKRON, Ohio — "Aladdin," the hit musical based on the Academy Award-winning Disney animated film, opened on Broadway at the New Amsterdam Theatre to critical acclaim in March of 2014 and quickly established itself as one of the biggest new blockbusters in recent years. Worldwide, it has welcomed more than 14 million people to nine productions, and can be seen currently on Broadway, on tour across North America, and even in Tokyo, the Netherlands, and Mexico City.
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Its latest stop is the Conner Palace at Cleveland's Playhouse Square from March 8-12. Marcus M. Martin plays the iconic Genie and is one of three cast members who are Ohio natives, but before stepping on stage, he visited the Kaulig Media Lab at the I Promise School.
Eighth grade reporter Ariana Miller asked Martin what people can expect from the show, what it's like to play Genie and how he prepared for the role, and about his memories of growing up in Akron!
"3 Questions" can be seen on "What's New" at 4 p.m. every Friday. The interviews are recorded at the Kaulig Media Lab at the I Promise School, and the project is a partnership between Kaulig Companies, the LeBron James Family Foundation, and WKYC Studios.