2013-10-24 / Family

McCbg. Elementary And Middle School To Present “Aladdin!”


Pictured above is Elliott Wakefield as Aladdin. Pictured above is Elliott Wakefield as Aladdin. Fifty- eight students’ grades fourth through seventh are preparing to bring “Aladdin and His Wonderful, Magical Lamp” to life on Friday and Saturday, November 15 and 16, at 7 p.m., and Sunday, November 17, at 2:30 p.m., in McConnellsburg High School auditorium.

Hop on a flying carpet to visit the exciting city of Shammar in Old Arabia! Meet the adventurous Aladdin and his mischievous monkey, Alakazam. Aladdin’s mother and sister are at their wit’s end trying to get Aladdin to settle down. It’s not easy, especially with merchants and neighbors complaining about Aladdin’s tricks. One day Aladdin meets the beautiful Princess Jasmine and vows he will marry her. Aladdin, however, is visited by the evil magician, Jammal, and his wicked sister, Halima. They know that only a boy named Aladdin can enter the mysterious cave, which houses a strange lamp containing a genie who will grant Jammal all the power he craves. Tricking Jammal, Aladdin claims the magic lamp for himself and with its power, wins the princess and impresses the sultan by building a beautiful palace. But Jammal isn’t through with his evil ways! He regains possession of the lamp, kidnaps Jasmine and magically transports Aladdin’s new palace to the shores of Morocco! Aladdin, in his attempt to save Jasmine, must face Chop-Chop, the executioner and, of course, regain possession of the lamp. Cheer the finale when Aladdin and Jasmine are reunited and Jammal is transformed into a new person. You’ll meet not one, but three genies, the whining Ali “Bubba” and his umbrella, the fire-breathing dragon and the haughty sultan’s wife.

The thrilling adventure will be sure to delight audiences as this musical fantasy comes to life. Students were cast and began rehearsals in September and have been working hard to bring this classic story to the community. “Aladdin and His Wonderful, Magical Lamp” is McConnellsburg Elementary/Middle School’s 12th musical production since 1994.

Anyone wanting to make a donation to the MES/MMS musical, please send your name as you would like it to appear in the program and your donation to Susanne Moore, Producer, C/O Mc- Connellsburg Elementary School, 151 East Cherry Street, McConnellsburg, PA 17233.

This project was supported in part by the Fulton County Medical Center Foundation and the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency, through the Pennsylvania Partners in the Arts (PPA), its regional arts funding partnership. State government funding for the arts depends upon an annual appropriation by the Pennsylvania General Assembly and from the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency. PPA is administered in this region by the Cultural Alliance of York County. Tickets will be $5.00 and can be purchased in advance by contacting Susanne Moore, producer, at 717- 485-3195 or at the door at any of the performance times.

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