Students invited to participate in ‘Alladin’ theater experience


Local students ages seven to 18 are invited to participate in a week-long theater experience on April 23-28 in the musical production of the Prairie Fire Children’s Theatre version of the classic tale, “Aladdin and his Magic Lamp.”

With script and music by Daniel Nordquist and costume and set design by Deborah Nelson-Pick, “Alladin” is an exotic journey full of fun and surprises. This experience will be beneficial for young actors of all skills. Available roles include Alladin, his mother Harmonia, the vagabonds, the merchants, the slaves of the Genie, the giant gemstones, the Sultan, the Princess Serena, Zanda the tiger, the maidens, the Vizier, and the Genie of the Ring.

Any student registered will be cast, and all cast members are required to participate in the audition process on Monday, April 23, to determine their role. Cast members must be available for rehearsals on Monday to Friday, April 23-28, from 4 to 8:15 p.m., as well as performances on Friday, April 27, at 7 p.m., and on Saturday, April 28, at 2 p.m. Performances are in the Minnesota Conservatory for the Arts (MCA) Academy Theatre at the Valéncia Arts Center, 1164 West Howard Street.

Students may register to participate at The cost is $65, with need-based scholarships available.

Tickets to the Friday and Saturday performances are $5 and will be on sale during MCA business hours from April 23-28, and one hour prior to each performance. Payment must be made in cash or check only.

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