‘Aladdin, Jr.’ coming to Florence

By: Staff report

FLORENCE, S.C. — The prince of thieves will be stealing the show at Florence Little Theater this July.

“Aladdin, Jr.” will run July 13, 14, 20 and 21 at 7:30 each night, with matinee shows July 15 and July 22 at 3 p.m.

The condensed 60-minute family-friendly adaptation is based on the 1992 Academy Award-winning film and the 2014 hit Broadway show. It tells the story of a “diamond in the rough” street rat who learns that his true worth lies deep within.

Aladdin and his three friends, Babkak, Omar, and Kassim, are down on their luck until Aladdin discovers a magic lamp and the genie who has the power to grant three wishes. Wanting to earn the respect of the princess, Jasmine, Aladdin embarks on an adventure that will test his will and his moral character.

The hour-long show includes actors ages 6 to 18. The show is recommended for ages 5 and up.

Tickets are $15 adults, $12 for those 62 and over, and $10 for students and children under 18. Tickets can be purchased by phone at 843-662-3731 or by going on Florence Little Theatre’s website at www.florencelittletheatre.org. The theater is open Mondays through Fridays from noon to 5 p.m.

The theater is located at 417 S. Dargan St. in Florence, S.C.

Staff report