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FAC presents ‘Aladdin’ starring local youth

A Magic Lamp

Posted: March 8, 2012 10:18 a.m.
Updated: March 9, 2012 5:00 a.m.

Close to 150 children take the stage in this year’s Community Youth Production, “Aladdin” presented by Columbia Children’s Theater. “Aladdin” began March 8 and will run through Sunday, March 11 at the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County. Evening performances are at 7 p.m. and the Sunday matinee is at 3 p.m. Tickets to the production are $8. Sponsorship of this year’s Community Youth Production is provided by Modern Turf, Pitts Insurance Team, LLC and Target.

The Cast and Crew

Co-Directed by Jerry Stevenson and Candice Fuller from Columbia Children’s Theatre, this production is truly a community production.

“We were delighted and overwhelmed with the turnout this year,” said Director of Marketing, Jane Peterson. “Candice will have her hands full, but I know that she is quite capable and that the production will be phenomenal.”

Nearly 150 local youth are scheduled to appear including: Claire Alvey, Jessica Alvey, Adam Arledge, Caleb Arledge, Noah Barker, Sarah Barks, Natalie Bean, Madison Benton, Olivia Bishop, LaBella Blackwell, Casey Blair, MacKenzie Blankenship, Nikki Boggs, Mary Boucher, Mell Boucher, Trey Bowen, Anna Boyce, Jamia Bracey, Sydney Branham, Brittny Cain, Elizabeth Carpenter, Chloe Carter, V’dell Carter, Andrew Clark, Ashley Cobb, Courtleigh Cobb, Meagan Cobb, Zy Cook, Joe Coveney, Lilly Coveney, Mary Margaret Crayne, Meredith Creel, Molly Creel, Louisa DeLoach, Illia Dia, Rayghan Dowey, Wallyce Dowey, Mikayla Drost, Morgan Duggan, Madison Edmonds, Taylor Edmonds, Fanny Estrada, Sidney Evans, Kaitlyn Fuller, Deanna Furniss, Casey Gibson, Cameron Gillard, Daylan Giovati, Alyson Goodwin, Mya Grant, Alex Greenwood, Elie Griggs, Sarah Guy, Trace Guy, Cassidy Hall, Joey Hall, Anna Heaton, Hope Hendrix, Sara Hendrix, America Hernandez, Carolina Hernandez, Elia Hernandez, Hannah Hibbard, Jonathan Hinely, Olivia Hinson, Morgan Hogue, Alexia Hopkins, Aslan Irizarry, Ethan Irizarry, Sabri Irizarry, Renne Jordan, Henry Kerfoot, Libby Kerfoot, Sarah Kerfoot, Chandler Kiester, Abby-Grace Knafelc, Maggie Knotts, Patrick Koeppen, Zachary Koeppen, Eliana Langston, Anthony Latimer, Joshua Layne, Joshua Lee, Mayah Lee, Michael Lee, Mary Dawson Lindsay, Abbi Little, Camryn Lorick, Halee Man, Andrew Manor, Natalie Marmolejo, Grace McCoy, Alyssa McDonald, William McKelvey, Kinsley McLemore, Lauren Miles, Robby Moreno, Alexis Mulero, Elyse Mulero, Zachary Munger, Hannah Nelson, Helen Odom, McKayla Padgett, Matthew Palmer, David Parrott, Alanna Paterson, Janiah Paterson, Aiden Powell, Jessica Powell, Gabby Powers, Mikella Ransom, Paige Rice, Alona Richardson, Emily Riley, Sallee Rose, Madison Rowe, Caroline Rowell, Mackenzie Saverance, Shelby Setzer, Anthony Sheheen, Mary Baxley Shuler, Talasia Stuckey, Kierston Swainson, Hank Tarte, Laurel Taylor, Mariah Teasdale, Cole Thompson, Rocky Tosh, Anna Trapp, Isabel Trapp, Alexander Trznadel, Aaliyah Tucker, Anna Warren, Makenzie Watkins, Shannon Whalen, Langley Whisenhunt, Lauren Wickham, Anthony Williams II, Solomon Williams, Julianna Willoughby, Zac Willoughby, Brooke Wilson, Gracie Wilson and Riley Wilson. The crew includes Margaret Buckelew, stage manager; Bryant Herring, technical manager; Kayla Gainey, director’s assistant, Autumn boone and Denny Methhe, tecnical crew and Jenna Little and Cmaeron Methe, stage crew.

About Aladdin

In a far off land Omar the Magician seeks the magic lamp from the Cave of Wonders. Only Aladdin and his side-kick cat Persia can pass through its doors! From the wondrous lamp, the Genie appears granting Aladdin three wishes and a ride upon a magic carpet, flying off to a world of adventure. Aladdin longs for the love of the Princess and fights upon land and sea to win her hand. Fast-paced and full of fun, this heart-warming children’s play will carry you away to a land of enchantment!

For more information or to purchase advance tickets call 425-7676, extension 300, or visit the FAC website at www.fineartscenter.org.  The Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County is located at 810 Lyttleton St. in Camden. Office hours are Monday through Wednesday and Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., and Thursday 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

The Fine Arts Center is funded in part by the Frederick S. Upton Foundation and the South Carolina Arts Commission, which receives support from the National Endowment for the Arts. Additional funding provided by the City of Camden, Kershaw County, and BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina along with donations from businesses and individuals.

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