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and The Wonderful Lamp - Discover all the grandeur, mystery,
and excitement of "The Arabian Nights" favorite
in this delightful dramatization of the saga about the
boy who found a Magic Lamp, and was befriended by a
powerful Genie. 2 Acts. 9 major characters; 4 women (with
doubling: 3 women), 4 men, plus the Genie, who can be
played by an additional actor, or indicated by special
lighting effects. The live Voice of The Genie can be
played by the Sultan. Cast size easily expandable to
include courtiers, townspeople, etc. Settings:
representative pieces indicating multiple areas. Costumes:
Far Eastern (Ancient Persian). Approximate Playing Time:
"Greetings and salutations! Across many centuries I speak to you. My name is Scheherezade. Let me share a tale with you . . . " And so the incredible adventures of Aladdin quietly begin. The son of a poor tailor, Aladdin is a lazy young man, and the despair of his hardworking mother, who wishes that her son would stop his daydreaming and become more industrious.
Magrabi, the evil Magician, is dangerously ambitious, and hungry for power. Although he's ingratiated himself into the Sultan's favor, he wants still more power; he yearns to possess the Great Hidden Treasure. Since only one who is innocent of the ways of magic may enter The Secret Cave where the treasure lies waiting, the Magician befriends Aladdin, pretending to be the boy's long lost, wealthy uncle. Together they go to the Treasure Cave, and Aladdin enters alone. When he accidentally rubs the dust from an old lamp, a Genie appears, saying: "I am ready to obey thee, Master. What is thy wish?" With the help of the Genie and the Treasure - Aladdin gains great wealth, and wins the love of the Sultan's daughter.
The Magician, Magrabi, however, continues to plot against Aladdin's happiness, and finds a way to steal the Magic Lamp. He then commands the Genie to take Aladdin's palace, the princess, and himself to the other side of the world. The angry Sultan gives Aladdin forty days to find the princess, and on the morning of the fortieth day, he does so. Aladdin, his mother, and the princess devise a way to take the lamp from the magician, and when they succeed, Aladdin commands the Genie take them all home. The Genie obeys, and then bids farewell to Aladdin, who has no further need for the magic powers of the lamp.
Scheherezade speaks - ". . . And so ends the story of Aladdin and his Wonderful Lamp. Aladdin and the Princess lived happily for many years and the city of Baghdad prospered. No one knew what happened to the lamp, however. It simply disappeared one day. Perhaps someday someone else may find it. Perhaps one of YOU may find it. I cannot say . . . "
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|The Adventures of Robin Hood||The Adventures of Tom Sawyer||Aladdin and The Wonderful Lamp||Alice In Wonderland||Beauty and The Beast||A Christmas Carol|
|The Christmas Toyshop||Cinderella||The Emperor's New Clothes||Excalibur! The Story of Young King Arthur||Hansel & Gretel||Jack and The Beanstalk|
|King Midas and The Miraculous Golden Touch||One Magical Christmas Eve||Pinocchio!||The Princess and The Pea||Puss In Boots||Rapunzel and The Frog Prince|
|Rumplestiltskin||Sleeping Beauty||Snow White and The Seven Dwarfs||The Story of The Nutcracker||'Twas The Night Before Christmas||The Wonderful Wizard of Oz|
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