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Berkshire County Students Take the Stage in Disney's ALADDIN JR


Berkshire County Students Take the Stage in Disney's ALADDIN JR

Berkshire Theatre Group (BTG) will present Disney's Aladdin JR., April 26-28 at The Colonial Theatre, featuring Berkshire elementary and middle school students. This production is directed by Travis Daly, with music direction by Erin M. White and choreography by Kathy Jo Grover.

Disney's Aladdin JR. is based on the 1992 Academy-Award-winning film and the 2014 hit Broadway show, Aladdin. This production is sponsored by Lyon Aviation, MountainOne, Massachusetts Cultural Council and The Shubert Foundation.

As part of ArtWeek, BTG is hosting a meet and greet with the full cast after the April 26th, 7pm performance. After all performances, audiences will have the chance to meet Aladdin, Jasmine and other cast members in The Garage.

Director Travis Daly says, "The talent, creativity and commitment by our cast and crew of over 100 Berkshire County students is truly inspiring to see at every rehearsal. I can't wait for them to present this magical tale as an ensemble at the end of April."

Aladdin and his three friends, Babkak, Omar and Kassim, are down on their luck until Aladdin discovers a magic lamp and a wisecracking Genie who has the power to grant three wishes. Aladdin embarks on a magic carpet ride adventure where he faces the evil sorcerer, Jafar and ultimately, himself. With favorite songs such as "Friend Like Me," "One Jump Ahead" and "Prince Ali," along with original songs and thrills, this new adaptation of the beloved story will open up "A Whole New World" for the entire family!

The cast of Aladdin JR. represent students from: Allendale Elementary School, BART Charter School, Becket Washington School, Berkshire Country Day, Capeless Elementary School, Clarksburg Elementary, Conte Community School, Craneville Elementary School, Crosby Elementary School, Egremont Elementary, Herberg Middle School, Hoosac Valley Middle and High School, Ichabod Crane High School, Kittredge Elementary School, Lanesborough Elementary, Lee Elementary School, Lenox Memorial Middle and High School, Montessori School of the Berkshires, Monument Mountain Regional High School, Monument Valley Regional Middle School, Morningside Community School, Morris Elementary School, Mt. Greylock Regional High School, Muddy Brook Regional Elementary School, Nessacus Regional Middle School, New Lebanon Jr/Sr High School, Pine Cobble School, Pittsfield High School, Reid Middle School, Richmond Consolidated School, St. Agnes Academy, St. Mary's School, St. Stanislaus Kostka School, Rudolph Steiner School, Under Mountain Elementary and Williams Elementary School.

Tickets to Disney's Aladdin JR. are $10 for children 16 and under, and $15 for adults. To purchase tickets, contact the Colonial Ticket Office at 111 South Street, Pittsfield by calling 413-997-4444, or online at Ticket Offices are open Monday-Saturday 10am-5pm, Sundays 10am-2pm or on any performance day from 10am until curtain. All plays, schedules, casting and prices are subject to change.

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