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THE STORY:

Although the story of Aladdin is about a poor boy in China, it is still one of the tales from the Arabian Nights, and often is told with the Arabian Setting.  Elwoodettes Aladdin is set in China, as told in the original story, but adds not only the Arabian influences which must have crept in as Sheherezade told the story, but also the exuberance of English Pantomime and musical comedy.  The story opens in the marketplace in China, where Maddass, the evil Magician, is looking for an impressionable youth who can help him retrieve the wonderful lamp, but in the course of events, the characters travel to the far off lands of Persia and Africa, for after all, anything is possible in a fairy tale – or Genie tale.  And naturally, as in all good fairy tales, our hero and his bride overcome all the obstacles and come back home to China for the traditional happy ending.  We hope you enjoy this retelling of the exotic and magical tale of Aladdin and the Wonderful Lamp.

SYNOPSIS OF SCENES:

SCENE 1:  China – The Marketplace
SCENE 2:  The Persian Desert – Outside the Caves
SCENE 3:  Inside the Caves
SCENE 4:  House of the Widow Chu Chin Chins
SCENE 5:  Aladdin’s Palace
SCENE 6:  The Palace in Africa
SCENE 7:  Home again

MUSICAL NUMBERS:

Spells by the Score……………………………Maddass, the Magician & Scud
The Ballad of Good Fortune…………………………..Princess Sheherezade
Spells by the Score (Reprise)…………………………………………Maddass
Tapping a Tune on Broadway…………..Jeanie, Aladdin, Skeleton & Jewels
The Ballad of Good Fortune………..Aladdin, Princess, Hum Ho & Whiskers
The Wily Widow Waltz………………………Widow Chu Chin Chins & Sultan
Sing High, Sing Low…………………Princess, Aladdin, Hum Ho & Whiskers
Finale………………………………………………………………The Company

VOICES:

The Lamp……………………………………………………….Mike Scannell
Maddass, the Magician…………………………………………Brian Leonard
Scud, his politically incorrect pet missile………………………..Mike Scannell
The Widow Chu Chin Chins…………………………………Elizabeth Elwood
Aladdin…………………………………………………….Dwayne Campbell
Skeleton………………………………………………………..Mike Scannell
Jeanie……………………………………………………..Isabel Mendenhall
Ginnie…………………………………………………………..Deborah Tom
Princess Sheherezade………………………………………Elizabeth Elwood
Hum Ho, Honourable Ancestor of Max…………………………Mike Scannell
Whiskers………………………………………………………..Bethan Lewis
The Sultan…………………………………………………………Dirk Oertel

VIDEO SLIDE SHOW VOICE-OVER ARTISTS:

Spells by the Score……………………………………………………Brian Leonard
The Wily Widow Waltz………………………………..Elizabeth Elwood, Dirk Oertel
Tapping a Tune on Broadway…………………………………….Isabel Mendenhall
Ballad of Good Fortune…………………………………………….Elizabeth Elwood
What happened to me?………..Dwayne Campbell, Mike Scannell, Elizabeth Elwood
Ballad of Good Fortune……………………………………………………….Chorus

 

ELWOODETTES MARIONETTES ALADDIN IS THE PROPERTY OF ELWOODETTES MARIONETTES
Copyright 2000 by Elizabeth Elwood

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