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Cortland Rep Presents ALADDIN, 7/12 - 21

Cortland Repertory Theatre's "CRT KIDS" program, starring the 2012 Performing Interns, will present four performances of "Aladdin", aparticipation play adapted by Moses Goldberg. This version of the kind-heartedlittle thief is appropriate for children in Kindergarten through 5th grade and includes a great deal of audience participation.

Performances of "Aladdin" are available on July 12, 14, 20 and 21 at 10:00 am at the Little York Pavilion. Tickets may be purchasedby calling 800-427-6160 or in person at the NEW location of the CRT Box Officeat 24 Port Watson Street in downtown Cortland. Tickets are also available forsale 24 hours a day through the CRT website at The show isa wonderful introduction to live theatre for young people.

A traveling group of actorsstumble on the stage at the Little York Pavilion, after struggling through aterrible storm that sunk their ship. After piecing together bits of costumes and props, they decide toperform the magical Arabian Nights story of Aladdin the peasant boy for theaudience. The audience - young peopleand adults alike - help Aladdin discover the Genie of the Lamp, win the heartof the Princess, and defeat the evil Sorceress. The story contains lots of slapstick humor, audience participation and avaluable lesson about friendship.

Directing thisproduction is Homer resident Kim Hubbard, whose previous CRT KIDS creditsinclude "Dorothy and the Wizard of Oz","The Jungle Book", "Treasure Island"and many more. Assistant Director isMeredith Van Scoy, who has previously assisted Mr. Hubbard with the children'sshows.

The cast, all membersof CRT's Performing Intern Company include Chris Collins as The Genie, AveryEpstein as the Director, Alexander Hulett as Aladdin, Alexa Shanahan as the Sorceress, Abby Sheridan as the Princess and Parker Slaybaugh as the Sultan.

Stage Manager Natasha Thompson, also a member of the CRT intern program, leads the production staff, which includes Scenic Designer Jason Bolan, Costume Designer Jimmy Johansmeyer, Lighting Designer LouisKreienkamp, Sound Designer Seth Asa Sengel, and Properties Designer Sam Sheehan.Patrick McGovern serves as Technical Director.

Tickets are also on sale for CRT's mainstage summerseason, including the current production of the musical "Cats", and the upcoming Agatha Christie's "The Hollow", "The Drawer Boy",and "The Mystery of Irma Vep". SeeCRT's website for more details at

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