By Ellen Blaize, June 1, 2018
Central Missouri Repertory Theatre will present Aladdin and the Magic Lamp by Kathryn
Schultz Miller this summer at numerous locations during the month of June. Full of
adventure and audience participation, Aladdin and the Magic Lamp is a light-hearted
romp through childhood imagination. Bored with regular chores, Aldo and Cindy dream
of a land of princesses, knights and dragons. Suddenly, as if in a dream, they are
whisked away by a magician. The sorcerer needs a magic emerald from a cave, but only
a boy can get in the cave. So begins Aladdin’s amazing journey where he saves his
lady from the sultan and the fire-breathing dragon. Aladdin and the Magic Lamp is
directed by Caleb Gazaway, a BFA Performance student at UCM.
Aladdin and the Magic Lamp will be on tour presenting public performances at several
sites in west-central Missouri, including June 5 at Legacy Park Amphitheatre in Lee’s
Summit with performances at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.; June 6 at 9 a.m. in Clinton; June
7 at 11 a.m. at Camp Wonderland, Lake of the Ozarks; June 8 at 10 a.m. in Richmond;
June 12 at 9:30 a.m. at the Lex Center, Lexington; June 13 at 10 a.m. in Carrollton;
and June 14 at 10 a.m. in the UCM Highlander Theatre in Warrensburg. All performances
are free. At the Highlander performance on June 14, canned food donations will be
accepted as the suggested price of admission on behalf of UCM’s Campus Cupboard.
The company includes: Adam Segura as Aladdin/Aldo; Ashton Bennett as Cynthia/Cindy; Dalton Grafton as the Magician/Sultan; and Hannah Michaelree as the Genie/Mother/Dragon. John Wilson is the show’s producer; Hope Bonner is the company manager; Allyson Fields is the assistant company manager/sound board operator; Caitlin Hahn is the stage manager; Adriana Randall is the scenic designer; Jordan Malone is the costume designer; Rhiannon Hinkle is the costume shop manager/costume designer mentor; Ethan Shaffer and Chasen Brown are scene shop hires. Aladdin and the Magic Lamp is sponsored through the support of the Wetzel Family Foundation. This season marks the 36th anniversary of CMR bringing live children’s theatre productions to West-Central Missouri.