50+ children to take part in ‘Aladdin’

Published 12:00 am Friday, August 22, 2014

0822 Aladdin and Vagabonds

More than 50 children will participate in this weekend’s Missoula Children’s Theater production of “Aladdin.”

Today, fourth graders will get a sneak peak at the performance, and locals can watch the show Saturday at 2 p.m., at the Martha and Solon Dixon Center for Performing Arts on the LBWCC campus.

CAC executive director Paula Harr said Thursday that 52 children were participating, which was the least they’ve ever had for a production of this kind.

Admission is $10 for adults and children.

For Aladdin it’s not easy to find a magic lamp but it’s even harder to get a date! The Missoula production is a swirling sandstorm of famous Arabian Tales from Ali Baba to Scheherazade and even Sinbad the Sailor, as Aladdin journeys to find a magic lamp in a Cave of (not-so-great) Wonders.

Along his way Aladdin seeks answers and advice from wise Genies, a powerful Sultan and even his own Mother to find a way to meet the Princess. However, even with the lamp in hand, Aladdin will have to learn that it takes more than a wish to make a good impression.

Ashley Spears plays Aladdin and Holley Majors is Princess Dory.

The production is directed by Kat Key and Erick Heuchert, who also plays the Genie.