Missoula Children’s Theatre’s “Aladdin” comes to Scottsdale

(Submitted photo)

(Submitted photo)

Join the cast of Missoula Children’s Theatre’s “Aladdin” at the Cactus Shadows Fine Arts Center, Aug. 17-22. Students have fun developing stage presence and acting skills at this preeminent theater residency presented by Education and Community Services, a department of Cave Creek Unified School District.

It’s a swirling sandstorm of famous Arabian Tales from Ali Baba to Scheherazade as Aladdin journeys to find a magic lamp in a Cave of (not-so-great) Wonders. Full of memorable characters, from lost Penguins to talking Palm Trees, this is an adventure worthy of 1001 laughs!

According to a press release the roles for students in kindergarten through 12th grade, are Aladdin and his Mother; the Princess Dory and her father, the Sultan; the Grand Vizier; the keeper of the Book of Answers; Dinazade and her sister Scheherazade; the Mysterious One; mischievous Genies; a stubborn Donkey; a spunky Goat; scheming Cassim; Ali Baba; Sinbad and his Sailors; wise-cracking Palm Trees and fleet footed Camels; a Cave of Wonders; Vagabonds and a pack of lost Penguins.

Missoula Children’s Theatre tour directors are to conduct auditions for all roles at 4 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 17, at the Cactus Shadows Fine Arts Center, stated the release. Rehearsals are between 4 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. on Aug. 18, 19 and 20.

Exact times will vary per age group, stated the release. No advance preparation is necessary.

Missoula Children’s Theatre touring productions are complete with costumes, scenery, props and makeup, according to the release.

School assembly performances of MCT’s “Aladdin” take place at 10 a.m. and 12 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 21, with a public performance at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 22, at the Cactus Shadows Fine Arts Center, 33606 N. 60th St., in Scottsdale.

Call Education and Community Services, CCUSD at 480-575-2440 or visit www.ccusd93.org for additional information and registration. Online registration is now available on the ECS page at: http://aceweb.ccusd93.org/wconnect/ace/home.htm.

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