Friday & Saturday, June 1 & 2 at 7:00pm
Sunday, June 3 at 2:00pm
Willsboro Central School Auditorium
Disney’s stage adaptation of the 1992 animated film Aladdin will be brought to life on stage June 1 and 2 at 7 p.m. and a special performance on Sunday, June 3, at 2 p.m. in the school auditorium.
“It’s the story every one’s heard of and knows but scaled back for easier dialogue to be easier for kids to understand and to act out,” Director Derrick A. Hopkins said. [...]
“We do our high school play in the fall and when spring comes and the kindergarteners have had a good eight months to get comfortable with their school schedule, we like to have this play to give them time to learn about what it means to be in a play,” Hopkins said. “This way they can start to really enjoy it and hopefully grow to love doing it.” (The Valley News).
Embracing the Arts
The play not only gets young elementary students involved in theatre and perhaps ignites a passion that will grow through the years, but it is giving several older students who already interested the chance to help out and gain experience with behind the scenes work. Three high school students are acting as “assistant directors who help run lines with students, organize props and do all the things the director does” (The Valley News).
The play contains many of the original songs, and there will be dance routines to go along with them throughout this Arabian tale. It’s sure to be a lot of fun for both performers and the audience!
The play is expected to run about half an hour. So go out tonight or another day this weekend to support (and enjoy!) our local children’s first pursuit into the arts!