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Mid-Prairie Home School Students Perform Aladdin the Musical

Posted: Tuesday, March 13th, 2018 at 6:20 am
Author: KCII News - Sam McIntosh

You’re invited to a magic carpet ride as the Mid-Prairie Home School Assistance Program and the Family Room Theater present the stage musical “Aladdin.”

This musical isn’t an adaptation of the popular animated movie, but shares an overarching lesson, as junior Nathaniel Lamansky explains, “It’s a really fun and pretty light-hearted story about Aladdin and his journey to find gratitude in what he has and who he is.”

Director Cheryl Ferreira adds, “One of the fun elements, I think, about this play is we actually have a lot of animals which should make it really fun for kids. So Aladdin has a camel sidekick, so we’re going to have a two-person camel and a monkey that follows him around. And Zoltan has some sidekicks, a hyena and a vulture. And we have a cobra so all those animals are going to make it really, really fun.”

The Family Room Theater has been putting on productions with home school students in the Mid-Prairie area for nine years, but this year is the first they are partnering with the Mid-Prairie Home School Assistance program, broadening opportunities to student thespians of all ages. Aladdin will be performed Friday at 7 p.m. and Saturday at 2:30 and 7 p.m. in the multipurpose room at Mid-Prairie High School. Cost is $4 for students and $6 for adults.