April 10, 2007
Sometimes even a magic lamp isn't enough and the audience has to help a clever boy through a fantastical world of treasure, good genies, and an evil magician. A great play for young and young at heart - HACC's Theatre for Young People's (TYP) performance of Aladdin will encourage imaginative interaction while spinning a classic tale of good and evil.


TYP will present their 2007 Theatre Outreach production, Aladdin, a participatory play by Moses Goldberg, in the Rose Lehrman Arts Center theatre on the Harrisburg Campus of HACC, Central Pennsylvania's Community College. Two public performances running without an intermission will be presented on Saturday, April 28 at 1 and 3:30pm.

The production is also this year's outreach program for registered school groups Monday through Friday, April 23-27.

Directed by Brenda C. Eppley, HACC Associate Professor of theatre, TYP's presentation provides many opportunities for direct audience participation. The audience will be transported to the Arabian Desert where, under a flowing tent, they become part of the "play within a play" and share in the magical adventure of Aladdin. Costume design is by Paul Foltz, Adjunct Theatre Instructor. Lighting design is by Lori Friedlander, Theatre Technical Director. The set design/construction is by David J. Olmsted, Scenic Designer/Production Manager. Sound design is by Tamara Heagy. The Stage Manager for the production is HACC student, Mike Statler.

The Aladdin cast is comprised of HACC students featuring (in alphabetical order) Josh Arnold, Ryan Hays, Vida Joines, Martha Mosquera, Adam Newborn, and Tristan Stasiulis.

This year's Outreach program, for pre-registered school groups only, is designed for ages 5 years and up and will begin at 9:30 am in HACC's Rose Lehrman Arts Center theatre. The live school performances will be immediately followed by our popular "talk-back" session with the cast, director and crew. Registration is still open and schools can call Linda Dale at 717-780-2604 or find information and downloadable registration form on the TYP website www.hacc.edu/typ. The cost is $4.00 per student. One chaperone per ten students is required but no fee is charged for the chaperones.

Public performances of the Theatre for Young People's production of Aladdin are on Saturday, April 28, at 1 and 3:30pm. These performances run without an intermission and are recommended for ages 5 and up.

Tickets are $8.00 for all seats. Tickets are available online at hacc.edu/typ or by calling the RLAC Box Office at 717-231-ROSE (7673). Study information is available at hacc.edu/typ.

In conjunction with the Aladdin performances, belly dancing workshops for children ages 5 and up will be held before each performance. Conducted by Belly Dancing by Renata, sessions will be held at 11:45am and 2:15pm. Cost is $2 per child. Pre-registration is required by calling 780-2604.

Also occurring on HACC's Harrisburg Campus on Saturday, April 28, is Globalfest 2007. Guests can make a day of it at HACC taking in Globalfest events and the TYP presentation of Aladdin. Globalfest features kid's activities, games and food vendors. International performances by the Coyle School of Irish Dance, Asian Indian Americans of Central PA Dancers, Capital City Polka Dancers, Bharatanatyam South Indian Classic Dance, PRAZON Contemporary School of Dance, Chinese Cultural and Arts Institute Dancers, Egyptian Moon Dance Company Belly Dancers, Martial Arts Demonstration by Harrisburg Kung Fu Center, GRUPO FUEGO Latino Dance Ensemble, NEGO GATO African-Brazilian Music and Dance Group and a South Central PA Salsa Dance Party to close the event. For additional information on Globalfest 2007 please contact Robert William, Director of Multicultural Affairs, at 717-780-3276 or rcwillia@hacc.edu.

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