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Artpark: Date change for 'Aladdin'

by jmaloni

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Thu, Nov 14th 2013 05:40 pm

Artpark & Company has changed the date for next summer's "Aladdin & Other Enchanting Tales" to accommodate local school groups.

Artpark has announced "Aladdin & Other Enchanting Tales" as its annual springtime children's theater offering. Philadelphia's Enchantment Theatre Company will present two Mainstage Theater performances (10:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m.) May 1, 2014.

Tickets, priced at $7, are on sale now and can be purchased in person at the Artpark Box Office (Tuesday-Thursday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.), by calling 716-754-4375 or 1-888-223-6000, or online at www.artpark.net and www.tickets.com. Schools and groups of 10 or more must be booked in person or by calling 716-754-9000, ext. 125, or 716-754-4375.

A giant genie, princesses and wizards abound in the marvelous tales of Scheherazade, the storyteller heroine of "Aladdin and Other Enchanting Tales." She tells her stories of Aladdin and a genie's lamp, Sinbad and the enchanted bird, and Ali Baba outwitting the thieves. Set to the music of Rimsky-Korsakov, with stunning costumes, masks, puppets, illusion and pantomime, Scheherazade will captivate audience members' hearts with humor, magic, romance and adventure.

Ideal for school groups and families (recommended for ages 5 and up), these classic stories take the audience on a journey into the wondrous world of "Aladdin and Other Enchanting Tales."

A downloadable study guide is available at www.artpark.net to bring the fun into the classroom before and after attending the performance.

For more information, visit www.artpark.net or call 716-754-4375.

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