Aladdin brought to life by Cornerstone Youth Theatre

The musical production starts Friday in Red Deer

Love, heroism and magic are all woven into the story of Aladdin, which will be staged as a musical this month in Red Deer.

More than 60 young actors of Cornerstone Youth Theatre will appear in Aladdin, which opens Friday at the New Life Fellowship on 20 Kelloway Cres.

They will portray a colourful array of characters in this tale from the Middle East — including the titular street urchin, his love interest Princess Jasmine, evil villain Jafar, and the mystical Genie of the Lamp.

Also watch for harem girls, bazaar merchants, palace guards, gypsies — and a flying rug.

“Come and be swept away on a magic carpet ride,” say producers of the production that offers some lessons about life choices.

Aladdin continues Saturday and also on March 10 and 11.

For tickets and more information, please visit (There’s a discount matinee this Saturday.)

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