Shining, shimmering, splendid! When was your last magic carpet ride? KD Conservatory College of Film and Dramatic Arts congratulates graduate Clinton Greenspan on landing the starring role in the North American tour of Disney’s Aladdin.
After attending Arlington High School, Greenspan’s decision to train at KD Conservatory was a no-brainer. The colleges involvement in Dallas’ lively theatre scene, along with its nation-wide network of professional alumni, offered an opportunity for growth in this and other markets. His hard work at the Conservatory paid off. Among his Dallas credits he lists WaterTower Theatre, Collin Theatre Center, Uptown Players, Dallas Children’s Theater, Lyric Stage and Garland Summer Musicals.
Michael Serrecchia, a Broadway veteran and Director of the Musical Theatre program at KD Conservatory is a shining star of the Dallas theatre scene. Along with his high-profile faculty, Serrecchia supported Greenspan as he grew his resume under their collective tutelage. The day came when Greenspan decided to spread his wings and fly north to a whole new world. The rest is history.
KD’s founder and CEO Kathy Tyner said, “Clinton’s experience exemplifies KD’s mission to prepare students for professional life. It’s a dream come true for all of us.”
This time last year, Greenspan was cast in the tour’s ensemble, and served as the “Aladdin” understudy for original Broadway and Tour cast member, Adam Jacobs, in the production which expands the 90-minute film into two acts and is adapted from the Disney film and folktales. Upon being cast, Greenspan was quoted as saying, “The story may be fictional, but the adventure and feeling of timelessness are very real.” Look for the tour to arrive in Greenspan’s native Texas in June 6-23, 2019 at the Music Hall at Fair Park. For more information please visit dallassummermusicals.org and http://kdstudio.com/degree-programs/musical-theatre/