Performance Academy: Aladdin Kids

mar 16 - mar 17, 2018

Aladdin Kids is a 35-minute version of the popular stage and film musical, adapted to suit young voices. When the street urchin, Aladdin, vies for the attention of the beautiful princess, Jasmine, he uses a genie’s magic power to become a prince in order to marry her. Iago, Jafar, and more are here in a musical adventure filled with magic and mayhem.

During Spring Break week, 40 students representing 21 elementary and middle schools, are rehearsing 9:00 AM-4:00 PM, Monday through Friday. By the end of the week, they will have learned their lines, dances, songs, and blocking for the featured production, Aladdin Kids. They will then have two shows, 5:00 PM, Friday, Mar. 16, and 1:00 PM, Saturday, Mar. 17, that are open to the public.

The Playhouse Performance Academy is young people creating shows, under the direction of professional artistic staff, and complete with set pieces, costumes, and props, to be seen by families. Open to students in grades 3-8, Spring Break Performance Academy provides an opportunity for young people to work on performance skills.

Aladdin
Carson Doss
Jasmine
Samantha Miller
Avis
Eliza Schwiesow
Clara Smit
Jafar
Owen Ferguson
Iago
Ethan Kellar
Sultan
Ridge Rutherford
Genie
Maddie Davis
Lamp Vendor
Addie Van Dyke
Belly Dancer/Bread Vendor
A'Taurea Dunlap
Juggler/Vendor
Chloe Ramaeker
Peasant Boy/Vendor
Nathan Rhone
Beggar Woman/Vendor
Sofia Ream
Head Guard
Kiran Kothavale
Singing Vendor 1
Elisa Richter
Singing Vendor 2
Teddi Karnes
Singing Vendor 3
Carly Gezel
Singing Vendor 4
Kaylen Torrence
Singing Vendor 5
Aaliyah Trimble
Singing Vendor 6
Leah Ferguson
Vendor Girl
Kylie Jorgensen
Singing Vendor 7
Hannah Siefken
Singing Vendor 8
Evie Smith
Junior Djinn/Skeleton 1
Ava Reynolds
Junior Djinn/Skeleton 2
Maya Rousseau
Junior Djinn/Skeleton 3
Frances Winn
Junior Djinn/Prince Ali Solo 1
Grace Aerisolphal
Junior Djinn/Prince Ali Solo 2
Grace Decker
Junior Djinn/Prince Ali Solo 3
Zoey Jorgensen
Junior Djinn/Maitre D'
Paige Ebert
Junior Djinn
Kristin Coons
Junior Djinn
Lily Decker
Junior Djinn
Bella Gaines
Junior Djinn
Caden Naonady
Junior Djinn
Kaena Naonady
Junior Djinn
Dani Puls
Junior Djinn
Jack Szymczyk
Junior Djinn
Reed Szymczyk
Junior Djinn
Sophia Towns

Des Moines Community Playhouse Press Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Kill Date: Mar. 17, 2018
Subject: Des Moines Community Playhouse Performance Academy presents “Aladdin Kids”
Contact: Lee Ann Bakros, Playhouse Marketing & Public Relations Director, 515-974-5358, lbakros@dmplayhouse.com.

The Des Moines Community Playhouse Performance Academy presents “Aladdin Kids,” Mar. 16-17, 2018. Tickets may be purchased online at dmplayhouse.com, by phone at 515-277-6261, and at the Playhouse ticket office, 831 42nd St.

“Aladdin Kids” is a 35-minute version of the popular stage and film musical, adapted to suit young voices. When the street urchin, Aladdin, vies for the attention of the beautiful princess, Jasmine, he uses a genie’s magic power to become a prince in order to marry her. Iago, Jafar, and more are here in a musical adventure filled with magic and mayhem.

During Spring Break week, the 40 students, representing 21 elementary and middle schools, are rehearsing 9:00 AM-4:00 PM, Monday through Friday. By the end of the week, they will have learned their lines, dances, songs, and blocking for the featured production, “Aladdin Kids.” They will then have two shows, 5:00 PM, Friday, Mar. 16, and 1:00 PM, Saturday, Mar. 17, that are open to the public. The show is directed by Greg Millar, with music direction by Robin Spahr and choreography by Katie Dorrell.

The Playhouse Performance Academy is young people creating shows, under the direction of professional artistic staff, and complete with set pieces, costumes, and props, to be seen by families. Open to students in grades 3-8, Performance Academy provides an opportunity for young people to work on performance skills.

The Playhouse is Iowa’s oldest and largest producing theatre. Located at the 42nd Street exit of I-235, the theatre has presented a full season of shows since 1919 and also offers a wide variety of educational experiences including classes for ages 4 to adult, theatre trips to New York, and volunteer opportunities onstage and backstage.

For more information about the Playhouse and “Aladdin Kids,” contact the Playhouse ticket office at 515-277-6261. 

“Aladdin Kids” Performances: Mar. 16-17, 2018
5:00 PM Friday
1:00 PM Saturday
General admission seating

“Aladdin Kids” Tickets
$5/person, all ages
To purchase tickets:
www.dmplayhouse.com
515-277-6261
Des Moines Community Playhouse Ticket Office, 831 42nd St., Des Moines, IA 50312

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