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ASU Summer Children's Theatre announces 2009 season

May 11, 2009 -- The Arkansas State University Theatre has released the schedule for the 2009 ASU Summer Children’s Theatre season. All performances will be held at Fowler Center, 201 Olympic Drive, Jonesboro, on the ASU campus.

The 14th season of children’s theatre at ASU-Jonesboro will open with “The Little Mermaid” by Sandra Fenichel Asher, adapted from the story by Hans Christian Anderson. This classic story, about a young mermaid who is willing to give up everything to gain the love of a human prince, comes alive with the help of the audience. Audiences are invited to join the beautiful mermaid, the sea witch, and the handsome prince in an underwater adventure. Performance dates are Wednesday, June 24, at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.; Thursday, June 25, at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.; and Friday, June 26, at 10 a.m. and 7:30 p.m.  This production of “The Little Mermaid” is sponsored by the ASU Theatre Guild.

The second production of the 2009 season will be “Aladdin,” dramatized by Robert Neil Porter, with music and lyrics by Jack Perry. This adventurous and engaging story details Aladdin’s discovery of a magic lamp. With the aid of the lamp’s genie, Aladdin wins the hand of the lovely princess, despite difficulties from the evil magician.

Performance dates are Wednesday, July 29, at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.; Thursday, July 30, at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.; and Friday, July 31, at 10 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. This production of “Aladdin” is sponsored by the Golden Grotto and the ASU Theatre Guild.

All seating is reserved, and tickets for reserved seating may be purchased in advance at the ASU Central Box Office in the Convocation Center or by calling 972-ASU1. Tickets are also available online at the ticket icon or the tickets tab in the menu bar.  Reserved seating tickets (if available) may be purchased at the door on the evening of the performance. Ticket prices for ASU Theatre’s 2009 Summer Children’s Theatre performances are $5 in advance and $7 at the door. Purchasing tickets in advance is highly recommended.



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