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The Arts Partnership of Greater Hancock County will sponsor three performances of Youtheatre’s “Disney Aladdin JR.” Performances of this family-friendly musical are March 14 and 15 at 7 p.m. and March 16 at 2 p.m. in the Great Room at First Presbyterian Church, 2330 S. Main St. in Findlay.
Ticket prices are $10 for adults, $8 for seniors and $6 for students. A limited number of tickets will be available at the door for $12, based upon availability.
All seats are general admission. For more information or to purchase tickets, contact The Arts Partnership box office by calling 419-422-4624 or visit www.artspartnership.com. The Arts Partnership is located at 618 S. Main St., Findlay. Office hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
“Disney Aladdin JR.” is the story of a poor thief named Aladdin. Aladdin wishes to be a prince to impress Princess Jasmine, who is trying to find a husband. But at the same time the evil Grand Vizier Jafar wants to marry Princess Jasmine to gain the kingdom.
Aladdin finds a genie’s lamp and wishes to be a prince. When Princess Jasmine finds out that it was the poor boy Aladdin the whole time, will she marry him? Will the genie ever be free of the trap of his lamp? “Disney Aladdin JR.” includes songs such as “A Whole New World” and “Friend Like Me.”
Music for “Disney Aladdin Jr.” is by Alan Menken with lyrics by Howard Ashman and Tim Rice. The book was adapted and additional lyrics were written by Jim Luigs and the music was adapted and arranged by Brian Louiselle. The musical is based on the screenplay by Ron Clements, John Musker, Ted Elliott and Terry Rossio. “Disney Aladdin JR.” is presented through special arrangement with and all authorized performance materials are supplied by Music Theatre International, New York, N.Y.
There are more than 75 youth in grades 1-5 involved in the onstage cast or technical crew. Also, 15 local middle and high school students are involved as youth assistants. The students represent 14 area schools and homeschools.
The members of the on stage cast and technical crew are:
Cast: Xavier Ball, Shelby Blair, Oliver Bundy, Aiden Camiscione, Emily Caton, Sophie Caton, Ben Christiansen, Elayna Church, Alex Cleveland, Macy Combs, Lilly Conrad, Ellie Copeland, Emily Copeland, Morgan DeBoo, Ellie Denike, Jack Detmer, Allie Detterman, Sonoma Eynon, Sydney Eynon, Kennedy Garmong, Nina Green, Abi Harjala, Rosaline Hertenstein, Emma Holdgreve, William Kanwit, Maggie Kenny, Addison Kokensparger, Carson Koomen, Shaina Lako, Caitlyn Lentz, Mya Lunguy, Katelyn Mays, Shea McMaster, Hayley Mertz, Margaret Meyer, Hannah Mueller, Sophie Myers, Krista Price, Rebecca Pueschel, Natalie Rakestraw, Ashleh Robinson, Katelyn Rose, Laine Shenise, Drianna Smith-Caskie, Ashley Sterling, Olivia Thomas, Cassidi Tiech, Nolan Tiech, Elizabeth Tisdale, Phoebe Treece, Josh Trimble, Nyla Wolfrom, Will Yates and Katie Young.
Crew: Amber Bihn, Morgan Billmaier, Seth Camiscione, Erin Caton, Makenzie Caton, Taylor DeBoo, Drew Denike, Ava Frantz, Lauren Gayhart, Jessica Hughes, Josie Kessler, Caroline Kiffmeyer, Elizabeth Laird, Erin Meier, Ava Neat, Riley Parkins, Madi Reinhart, Addie Roach, Beth Sayer, Madeline Williams and Nadia Yu.
Youth assistants include: Landon Smith is assistant director; Lena Kennedy is assistant music director; Jenna Gobrogge, Victoria Hunteman and McKenzie Hutchison are stage managers; Isaac Dryden is assistant technical director; Mason Clouse is assistant sound designer; Suzanne Zuver is assistant lighting designer; Andrew Pueschel is assistant costumer; Kylie Bates, Jerusha Dysinger and Mary Yates are assistant makeup designers; Olivia Christiansen and Jenny Fleck are assistant marketing managers/house managers; and Victoria Denike is script master.
“Disney Aladdin JR.” is co-directed by Julie Lane and Lindsay Taylor. Merv Schrock is technical director, Cathy Williams is costumer, Megan Hall is set painter, and Becca Shaheen and Becca Snedeker Meier are Youtheatre interns.

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