Aladdin and His Wonderful Lamp
from the Arabian Nights
Audition Dates: August 6 and 7, 2013
(Must be able to perform day time school shows)
Production Dates; September 26 – 30, 2013
Show Information: Aladdin is an impoverished young ne'er-do-well, who is recruited by a sorcerer, who passes himself off as the brother of Aladdin's late father, convincing Aladdin and his mother of his goodwill by apparently making arrangements to set up the lad as a wealthy merchant. The sorcerer's real motive is to persuade young Aladdin to retrieve a wonderful oil lamp from a booby-trapped magic cave of wonder. After the sorcerer attempts to double-cross him, Aladdin finds himself trapped in the cave. Fortunately, Aladdin retains a magic ring lent to him by the sorcerer as protection. When he rubs his hands in despair, he inadvertently rubs the ring, a genie appears, who takes him home to his mother.
With the aid of the genie of the lamp, Aladdin becomes rich and powerful and marries Princess, the Sultan’s daughter. The genie builds Aladdin a wonderful palace – a far more magnificent one than that of the Emperor himself.
The sorcerer returns and is able to get his hands on the lamp by tricking Aladdin's wife, who is unaware of the lamp's importance, by offering to exchange "new lamps for old". He orders the genie of the lamp to take the palace along with all its contents to his home in the desert. Fortunately,
Aladdin retains the magic ring and is able to summon the lesser genie and he is able to transport Aladdin and help him recover his wife and the lamp and defeat the sorcerer. Everyone lives happily ever after, Aladdin eventually succeeding to his father-in-law's throne.
Cast of Characters
Jusuf, a boy
Sharah, a girl
Abu Abat, the Sultan’s minister
Genie of the Ring
Genie of the Lamp
Mid Michigan Family Theatre at Schmidt Community Center
5825 Wise Road
Lansing, MI 48911
(517) 339-2145 business