This month, MainStreet produces the West Coast premiere of an imaginative re-telling of a much-loved tale. Aladdin's Luck by Janet Stanford, uses audience participation and imaginative staging to tell the familiar story with only three actors. Get a first look at the show, opening today, January 26, in the photos below!
A clever street urchin called Aladdin falls madly for the Princess Leilah when they meet by chance at the bazaar. Determined to impress the Princess, he embarks on a search for fortune and instead finds a dingy oil lamp. But this is no ordinary lamp; it houses a magical genie who helps Aladdin masquerade as a Grand Emir to win Leilah's hand. Leilah, however, fell for the street urchin, not the Grand Emir. Frustrated that Aladdin won't admit who he really is, Leilah gives the lamp to an unscrupulous magician and ends up his prisoner. Now Aladdin must travel across the desert to rescue Leilah by doing the thing that scares him the most...being himself.
Aladdin's Luck, recommended for ages 5 and up, is directed by Robert Castro, who directed MainStreet's Ovation Recommended production of A Wrinkle in Time. It will run for three weeks through February 10, with performances on weekends for family audiences, and weekday morning performances for school groups.
Lewis Family Playhouse at Victoria Gardens Cultural Center is located at 12505 Cultural Center Drive, Rancho Cucamonga, Calif. Call the Box Office at (909) 477-2752 or go online at lewisfamilyplayhouse.com.
Photo Credit: Ed Krieger
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Wyatt Fenner and Amielynn Abellera
Michael Stone Forrest, Amielynn Abellera and Wyatt Fenner
Michael Stone Forrest and Wyatt Fenner