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March 07. 2013 1:13PM

'Disney's Aladdin Jr.' in Derry on Friday and Saturday

DERRY - Kids Coop Theatre's second annual Young Directors Show is "Disney's Aladdin Jr.," set for 7 p.m. Friday, March 8; and 1 and 7 p.m. Saturday, March 9, at the Derry Opera House, 29 W. Broadway, Derry. Tickets are $10 at kids-coop-theatre.org.

This stage adaptation of the Disney hit film is filled with magic, mayhem, and flying carpet rides as well as an Academy Award-winning score with songs including "A Whole New World" and "Friend Like Me."

"Our young directors work incredibly hard and put in many long hours to make these shows a great experience for both the cast and the audience," said Pam Rodgers, 'Aladdin' producer and Kids Coop Theatre's president.

Directing Disney's "Aladdin Jr." is Londonderry High School junior Marc Lussier, 16. Music Director Rebecca ("Bekka") Beland, 18 of Derry, is a senior at Pinkerton Academy.

Choreographer Rachelle Choiniere is a home-schooled 16-year-old from Hudson. Together they direct a cast of 31 kids ages eight to 17 from Derry, Londonderry, Danville, Pelham, Hudson, Hampstead and Windham. The Young Directors are mentored by professional directors Maureen Mansfield and Marilyn Olbrict.



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Tickets are $10 at kids-coop-theatre.org.


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