Magic and mystery come to Milford's Riverfront Theater Aug. 1-3

Show completely crafted by kids
Sydney Gross as Jammal and Dawson Gerke as Aladdin rehearse for the Aug. 1 opening of  "The Magical Lamp of Aladdin." SOURCE SUBMITTED
July 28, 2014

Second Street Players Street Kids will bring “The Magical Lamp of Aladdin” to the Riverfront Theater in Milford Friday to Sunday, Aug. 1 to 3.

Set in the city of Shammar, “The Magical Lamp Of Aladdin” tells the classic story of Aladdin, his monkey sidekick Alakazam, and the beautiful Princess Jasmine. Evil magician Jammal tries to trick Aladdin in a malicious scheme to acquire a magical lamp containing a wish-granting genie. But Aladdin tricks Jammal and claims the lamp for himself, using the power to win the princess and impress the Sultan.

Through another wicked ploy, Jammal regains possession of the lamp and kidnaps Jasmine. To set things right Aladdin must face Chop-Chop the merciless executioner. At last, Aladdin and Jasmine are reunited, and Jammal is transformed into a new person. The audience will also meet also meet three genies, the whining Ali Bubba, the fire-breathing dragon and the haughty Sultan's wife.

Directed by Libby Dissinger, 17, the show was completely crafted by kids with the help of adult mentors.

Friday and Saturday performances are at 7 p.m. with Sunday show at 1 p.m. Friday night is a special pay what you can night. Tickets are general admission and can be purchased at the door. Saturday and Sunday tickets are $5 for children 18 and under, and $10 for adults. For more information, go to