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‘Aladdin’ coming to Cactus Shadows Fine Arts Center

8/12/2015

SCOTTSDALE – Join the cast of Missoula Children's Theatre’s ‘Aladdin’ at the Cactus Shadows Fine Arts Center, Aug. 17-22, for fun and theater skills, and be part of the magic of the classic tale. Students have fun developing stage presence and acting skills at this preeminent theater residency presented by Education & Community Services, a department of the 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 1,001 laughs.

Among the roles for students grades K-12 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 will conduct auditions for all roles at 4 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 17, at the Cactus Shadows Fine Arts Center. Rehearsals are Aug. 18, 19 and 20, between 4 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. Exact times will vary per age group. No advance preparation is necessary. Missoula Children's Theatre touring productions are complete with costumes, scenery, props, and makeup.

School assembly performances of MCT’s ‘Aladdin’ will 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. Reverse Tickets for MCT's ‘Aladdin’ are audience donations made at the door following the performance. 

Call Education & Community Services of Cave Creek Unified School District at (480) 575-2440 for details and registration. Enrollment information is also available on the ECS page at www.ccusd93.org. Online registration is now available on the ECS page at: http://aceweb.ccusd93.org/wconnect/ace/home.htm. 
The Cactus Shadows Fine Art Center is located at 33606 N. 60th Street, in Scottsdale, approximately 1/2 mile south of Carefree Highway.