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September 10, 2009
Student stars take center stage in Aladdin Jr. production

A group of local elementary and middle school actors are hoping to transport audiences to a whole new world during performances of Disney's Aladdin Jr. at the California Stage Theatre this weekend.

The play is presented by Flying Monkey Productions, a nonprofit organization that gives young students an opportunity to perform on stage and run the artistic elements of theatre production, according to a news release.

Fourth- through eighth-grade students are starring in the play, which is a stage adaptation of the animated Disney hit. The production includes songs from the movie's Academy Award-winning score, such as "A Whole New World" and "Friend Like Me."

Four performances will be held, beginning with a show at 7 p.m. Friday. Additional shows will be at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. The California Stage Theatre is located at 1723 25th St., Sacramento.

For tickets, call (916) 215-9077 or purchase them at the door.

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