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Musical Theatre of Anthem Presents Disney’s Aladdin Jr.  

Anthem, Ariz.  August 23, 2011 – Musical Theatre of Anthem (MTA) announces its upcoming production of the tuneful Disney hit Aladdin Jr.  Filled with magic, mayhem, and carpet rides, this musical favorite features an Academy award-winning score with songs including “A Whole New World” and “Friend Like Me.”  Join the cast of 56 area youth, ages 6-12, in Agrabah, City of Enchantment, where every beggar has a story and every camel has a tail!  

“With over-the-top characters and lessons about following your heart, Aladdin, Jr. promises to be a great time for people of all ages,” said director, vocal director and choreographer Shawna Quain Weitekamp. “I am excited to take something from my childhood and bring it to life on stage.”  Ginette Rossi, Sarah Brayer, and Alyssa Angieri will be assisting the director, and Jackie Hammond is producing the show.  

Performances take place on October 13, 14 and 15 at 7:00 p.m., and October 15 and 16 at 3:00 p.m. at Boulder Creek High School’s Mini Auditorium, 40404 N. Gavilan Peak Pkwy, Anthem, AZ 85086.  Tickets may be purchased online at Adult tickets are $18 and Students, Seniors and Children 12 and under are $15.  

Disney’s Aladdin Jr. is based on the music by Alan Menken and lyrics by Howard Ashman and Tim Rice.  

Musical Theatre of Anthem (MTA) is an award-winning, non-profit theater company located in Anthem, Arizona.  The mission of MTA is to develop youth and adults within the field of performing arts while enhancing their intrinsic creativity and brokering their vast talents.  MTA trains and educates youth so that they can become the artists, patrons, and leaders of tomorrow while providing opportunities to adults that empower them and foster their creativity.  MTA’s principles include casting all who audition in select productions, presenting high quality shows that everyone can enjoy, and providing a positive environment where performers can practice teamwork and communication skills while experiencing the pride of accomplishment.


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