Climb onto a Flying Carpet and Soar into a Magical New Musical

Sun, March 20, 2016

For our 2016 season, East Bay Children's Theatre proudly presents a World Premiere Musical Event: ALADDIN AND THE LAMP.

Based on the timeless "Arabian Nights" tale, ALADDIN AND THE LAMP retells the story of a boy who is lost on the highway of life. After being trapped by a comical villain (Felonioso); Aladdin falls in love, discovers a magical lamp and its occupant (one Gene E. Schwartz), changes his ways, and finally learns what it truly means to be “like a man.”

EBCT has commissioned award-winning playwright and composer Ron Lytle to create another high-flying, crowd-pleasing family musical, and ALADDIN AND THE LAMP does not disappoint. Lytle, who wears many turbans, also directs the colorful and lively production.

Public performances of ALADDIN AND THE LAMP will be presented March 13 (1:00 and 3:00) at The Jewish Community Center of the East Bay in Berkeley; and March 20 (1:00 and 3:00) at the Orinda Library Auditorium in Orinda. Tickets are $12-$15, and may be purchased online at: Advance purchase is strongly recommended, as performances will sell out.

The exceptional cast is comprised of talent gathered from throughout the entire Bay Area, and includes: Terry Pink Alexander, Abe Bernstein, Gemma Bulos, Candy Capogrossi, Barbara Ann Cecchetti, Alex Cox, Harriet Hanauer, Aurelia Jordan, Daniel Le, Pablo Hamlin, Jessica LaFever, Jeffrey Morrill, Noel Thomas, Eve McElheney Tieck and Wayne D. Steffen.

With a Broadway-caliber score, hilarious script, positive message, and
in-GENIE-ous special effects, EBCT’s production of ALADDIN AND THE LAMP promises to cast a spell over its audiences!

You WILL believe that a carpet can fly!


Photo credit: Gene E. (Noel Thomas) Princess Balroubadora (Jessica LaFever) andAladdin (Daniel Ye) take off on a high-flying adventurein Ron Lytle’s ALADDIN AND THE LAMP.
(Photo by Sue Ellen Nelsen.)!press/coks

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