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Take a magic ride with ‘Aladdin, Jr.’

For the Nevada Appeal
Cathleen Allison/Nevada Appeal

Wild Horse Children’s Theater invites children of all ages to visit Agraba, City of Enchantment, during performances of “Disney’s Aladdin, Jr.” opening Friday at Children’s Museum of Northern Nevada.

The performance, which features the talent of 85 children on stage and many more working magic behind the scenes, is a musical that features everyone’s favorite characters, from Aladdin and Jasmine to the Genie, played by theater alumni Kenni Kinsey in blue face, said Carol Scott, executive director and founder.

Directed by Pat Josten, “Aladdin, Jr.” is an hour and 15 minutes of Academy award-winning music, magic and mayhem, complete with magic flying carpets, strobe lights and puppets.

Those onstage range from 5 to 16 years, with young adults taking on the role of technical or stage hands.

“Although we are a children’s theater, we have professional staff and hold the children to a professional standard,” Scott said.

Performances of “Aladdin, Jr.” take place at 7 p.m. May 14, 15, 21 at 4 p.m. May 15, 16, 22.

Tickets cost $10 for general admission, $8 for students and seniors, $5 for children 12 and younger. Children younger than 3 are free when accompanied by an adult and do not occupy a seat. Early ticket purchase is recommended and can be done online at wildhorsetheater.com or by calling 775-887-0438.

The Wild Horse Children’s Theater and Children’s Museum will also host a Prince and Princess party at 2:30 p.m. May 15. Dress up in your finest party attire.

Cost of $20 per child includes a child’s ticket to the 4 p.m. performance with priority seating on the day of the party, tea party with Jasmine and the Aladdin dancers, photo with Jasmine, craft activity and prize.

The Children’s Museum of Northern Nevada is located at 813 N. Carson St. (Highway 395).