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Lonesome Valley Playhouse presents non-musical 'Aladdin'

Cheryl Hartz/The Prescott Valley Tribune<P>
From left are Mercedes Ogden (Aladdin’s mother), Amelia Harris (Aladdin), Joe Aldridge (a wicked stranger), Darcie Hill (Princess Jasmine), Henry Villani (Sultan), Trinity Divelbiss (lamp genie) and Isabelle Jensen (ring genie) in the Lonesome Valley Playhouse non-musical production of “Aladdin.”

Cheryl Hartz/The Prescott Valley Tribune<P> From left are Mercedes Ogden (Aladdin’s mother), Amelia Harris (Aladdin), Joe Aldridge (a wicked stranger), Darcie Hill (Princess Jasmine), Henry Villani (Sultan), Trinity Divelbiss (lamp genie) and Isabelle Jensen (ring genie) in the Lonesome Valley Playhouse non-musical production of “Aladdin.”

The Lonesome Valley Playhouse will kick off holiday season family entertainment with a production of "Aladdin" 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 21.

The show features 17 kids ages 6 to 14 playing 24 parts in the non-musical play, which runs about an hour and 20 minutes.

"This gives me an opportunity to work with kids," said show director Clyde Neville. "A lot of them are first-timers. It brings out a lot of self-esteem and does something positive for the youth of the community.'

Neville directed his first children's theater show 12 years ago with "The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe" at Prescott Fine Arts.

"Aladdin" is the third children's theater production at Lonesome Valley Playhouse, starting with "The Best Christmas Pageant Ever" last year, then a workshop this past summer with "Aesop's Oh-So-Slightly-Changed-Fables."

Admission is $10 for adults, $6 for students, free for children under 5.

The Lonesome Valley Playhouse is located at 8859 E. Valley Rd. in Prescott Valley, next to Hope's Attic and Alvarez Tire.