ACT 2! to hold auditions for annual children's play

Thursday, June 14, 2018

The ACT 2! Community Theatre will be holding open auditions for “Aladdin” on Friday, June 15 from 6:00 – 8:00 pm, Saturday, June 16 from 2:00 – 4:00 pm, and Monday, June 18 from 6:00 – 8:00 pm at the Ritz Theater in Blytheville. This will be the tenth annual children’s production under the direction of Candie Groves and J.D. Harris.

“Aladdin” is based on the “Arabian Nights” tales and has been adapted for children’s theatre by William Glennon. In the play, Aladdin and his friends, including the dancing monkey, Toodle-de-Toos, have an eye for adventure. Zorah, the mysterious stranger from the East, has an eye on Aladdin's old lamp. Darkana Nightglade, a flamboyant sorceress, has an eye on her clouded crystal ball. The beautiful Princess has an eye on Aladdin. The Sultan thought he had an eye on his great palace until it vanished! And the two genies from the lamp and the ring have an eye on each other's talents. There are spells, potions, and reversals of fortune as Aladdin discovers the magic of the lamp and his love for the Princess—and finally outwits the crafty Zorah. This new version of the "Arabian Nights" story is fast paced and funny!

Children and teenagers ages 8 and up are invited to audition. There are large and small roles available for boys and girls, as well as room for speaking and non-speaking extras. No previous stage experience is required.

“Aladdin” is being produced by special arrangement with the Dramatic Publishing Company of Woodstock, Illinois, and will be performed live on stage at the Ritz Theater August 24, 25, and 26, 2018.