CENTER FOR THE ARTS
Bilingual Aladdin Takes Center Stage
At The Center For The Arts In Murfreesboro April 12-28
Disney’s beloved Aladdin is coming to the Center for the Arts in bilingual form.
The plot uses Spanish and English languages to separate the palace inhabitants from the common people on the street, but two characters who serve as interpreters and three bilingual animals make sure that whatever is spoken in one language is understood by those who speak the other.
The clever script attributes the linguistic segregation to the evil intentions of the Sultan’s right-hand man, the Vizier. He used a Genie wish to prevent the ruling class and working class from communicating with each other so that the Vizier could finagle his way to replace the Sultan. But street urchin Aladdin comes upon the mistakenly discarded Magic Lamp and, with a sympathetic Genie at his command, is able to woo and win the Princess Jazmin, restore mutual comprehension, and bring the Vizier to justice – after many a twist and turn.
Audience members familiar only with English or Spanish quickly are brought up to speed through the translation devices in the script, and the music has the familiar Disney flair.
Disney Aladdin Dual Language Edition will be performed at 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays from April 12-28, though there will be no evening show April 20.
Tickets cost $13 for adults, $11 for seniors (60 and older), students (13 and older) and military, and $9 for children up to age 12. There also will be a “Marketplace at Agrabah” lunch with face painting, piñatas, crafts and photos with cast members at 12:30 p.m. April 13, 20 and 27 before the Saturday matinees. The lunch and matinee ticket combined costs $15.
For more information or ticket reservations call 615 904-2787 or go online at www.boroarts.org.