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Ashton To Stage 'Aladdin Jr.'

A community performance of Disney's "Aladdin Jr." will be shown at Ashton Elementary Thursday at the school.

Ashton Elementary School will ready for a magic carpet ride this week.

At Ashton Elementary, the curtain will rise on Disney’s Aladdin Jr., a stage adaptation of the animated film, at 1 p.m., Wednesday and Thursday, May 23 and 24, for Ashton students. The show will also be performed at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, May 24, in the school cafeteria for parents and other community members. Admission is free.  

The production features a cast of almost 70 students from kindergarten through fifth grade, including a full chorus and a magic carpet that actually flies.

“Our young actors have been working hard since March,” said Assistant Principal Jacob Ruscoe, who is directing the play. “I believe our families and friends will be amazed at the high quality of theater they will experience.”

Ashton Elementary School is located at 5110 Ashton Road, Sarasota.

Asher King May 23, 2012 at 11:13 AM
I just hope this is not another seemingly innocent ploy to indoctrinate kids into the Islamic way of life. I know that in Disney's Aladdin the words "praise allah" exist. I won't be too harsh. I'm just saying Evil exists at every turn we as parents need to see through the ploys. I hope this is as innocent as it appears and the kids enjoy it.
Margaret Overstreet May 24, 2012 at 04:01 AM
I can't wait to see these children in this play. I am driving from Gainesville to watch my granddaughter play Jasmine. I can assure you that this should be seen as students having fun. Way to go Ashton Elem. Can't wait for tomorrow!!!

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