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Aladdin, As Ballet

Feb 19, 2017

Genie_Lamps_007This event is not for a young’uns ooey gooey experience or working up a sweat or maneuvering with glue and paste, but we remember being young (8 or 9 years old?) when our grandparents took us to our first ballet, a performance of The Nutcracker at Rockefeller Center in New York City. We were hooked. Years later, as a teenager, we’d head into the City on our own, lining up for cheap standing-only tickets to see the venerable masters, Rudolph Nureyev and Mikhail Baryshnikov.

Combining fairy tale, animated elements, and the art of dance, the Pasadena Civic Ballet presents Aladdin, February 24 and 25 at the grand and historic San Gabriel Mission Playhouse.

The production boasts “120 lavishly costumed dancers,” “beautifully animated sets,” and “a magical flying carpet.”

Chance to Fly

Royal Princess Cathy Kim and Artur Aleksanyan as Aladdin; image courtesy of Pasadena Civic Ballet

 

Win 2 tickets to the show—and receive an on-stage flying lesson—with the “chance to fly” giveaway.

Enter to win @pasadenacivicballet on Instagram and search #chance2fly.

"Ginger Spice" costume; photo courtesy of PCB

“Ginger Spice” costume; photo courtesy of PCB

 

The Sultan's shoes; photo courtesy of PCB

The Sultan’s shoes; photo courtesy of PCB

 

Aladdin illustration composite for the animation segments; courtesy of PCB

Aladdin illustration composite for the animation segments; courtesy of PCB

 

One of the royal costumes; photo courtesy of PCB

One of the royal costumes; photo courtesy of PCB

 

A pre-performance Arabian Princess Tea is offered, too, where kids may enjoy storytelling, photographs with cast members, and enter a drawing to win a pair of Princess pointe shoes.

Girl Scout Package: $45, includes the Aladdin Patch Workshop, Arabian Princess Tea and matinee ballet.
Sold separately: Patch Workshop $15, Tea $20 and $17 Girl Scout Ballet ticket.

 

Photo courtesy of PCB

Photo courtesy of PCB

 

 

Aladdin
Saturday & Sunday, Feb. 24-25
Performances at 1 p.m. & 5 p.m., both days
San Gabriel Mission Playhouse
320 S. Mission Dr., San Gabriel 91776
Tickets: $17-$50; find tickets here
For all details, visit PCBallet.com

 

 

Laura Alegxich, Aladdin guest performer

Laura Alexich, Aladdin guest performer

 

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Photo, top right, “Aladdin” lamp by Vicki Nunn (Own work) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons.

 

 

 




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