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Aladdin
Large Cast School Play for Kids to Perform

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ALADDIN (Large Cast Version)
CAST LIST
Running Time: About 45 minutes
Flexible Cast of 31: 9 Male, 3 Female, 19 M/F
Easily adapted for larger or smaller cast

STORYTELLERS (Storytellers Speak Together 11 lines)
BAKI (5 lines, m/f)
FARIS (4 lines, m/f)
HADI (4 lines, m/f)
LAYLA (5 lines, m/f)
NASIB (5 lines, m/f)
RANA (4 lines, m/f)

OMAR (Magician) (Total 84 lines, m/f)
OMAR #1 (27 lines, m/f)
OMAR #2 (14 lines, enter page 19)
OMAR #3 (23 lines, enter page 31)
OMAR #4 (22 lines, enter page 41)

GEEWIZ (Magician's Assistant) (Total 48 lines, m/f)
GEEWIZ #1 (23 lines, m/f)
GEEWIZ #2 (25 lines, m/f, enter page 17)

MARKET PEDDLERS (Peddlers Speak Together 1 line)
RUG PEDDLER (7 lines, m/f)
INCENSE PEDDLER (6 lines, m/f)
SILK PEDDLER (7 lines, m/f)
APPLE PEDDLER (9 lines, m/f)

ALADDIN (Total 92 lines, m)
ALADDIN #1 (28 lines)
ALADDIN #2 (26 lines, enter page 23)
ALADDIN #3 (16 lines, enter page 33)
ALADDIN #4 (22 lines, enter page 39)

JASMINE (Princess) (Total 47 lines, f)
JASMINE #1 (21 lines)
JASMINE #2 (26 lines, enter page 28)

PERSIA (Aladdin's Cat) (22 lines, m/f)
GENIE (Of the Magic Lamp) (29 lines, m/f)

SULTAN (Total 41 lines, m)
SULTAN #1 (20 lines)
SULTAN #2 (21 lines, enter page 36)

THOR (Eligible Prince) (7 lines, m)
YOGI (Eligible Prince) (3 lines, m)

FISH IN THE OCEAN
BABYLON (5 lines, m/f)
MAMALON (7 lines, f)
PAPALON (7 lines, m)


"Humorous!  Great Story!  The Cast Loved It!"
Aladdin for kids to perform! Funny Characters for Kids to Perform!
Suitors, Princess, Sultan - Monkton Central School, Vermont

"Your scripts are so great, simple to use and adapt, fun for the kids and the audiences, and perfectly geared to use with a young cast. The audience loved our production!"
Greg Tutt, Buford Elementary School, Lennox, CA

The School Play Package gives you rights to adapt the script, add characters, lines, scenes and songs!  You also have the rights to make a DVD/Video of your special performance!


ALADDIN (Large Cast Version)
WHY IS THIS PLAY BEST FOR YOUR SCHOOL?

Written especially for young people to perform.
While you may find large cast plays from other publishers, most of those were originally written for adults or professional actors to perform. They often contain difficult dialogue, unfamiliar or complex language, and speeches too long for young children to memorize. They may even contain jokes, innuendos and subject matter that may not be appropriate for children.

Easy to understand and memorize.
Dialogue is simple, fresh, quick and humorous, keeping the action flowing without stops and starts between scenes. This keeps young people and young audiences engaged throughout the performance - no awkward pauses, no dead-time, no wiggles!

Everyone participates!
All children are involved throughout the performance. This builds confidence, promotes team spirit and eliminates rehearsal rowdiness. The audience is often asked to join in the fun, and action often spills into the aisles! All of our SCHOOL PLAYS give suggestions on how to divide up large parts (such as Peter Pan) among several performers so that no one child is the "star".

Familiar stories with upbeat endings.
The story line stays as close as possible to the familiar story the kids already know.  While some authors feel the need to "improve" the story, our SCHOOL PLAYS stay as close to the familiar narrative as possible, making it easier for children - and your audience - to understand.

Feel free to edit!  Go ahead and tape it!
Most publishers insist that no changes may be made to their scripts.  We know that your goal is to engage every child in the most meaningful way and that your needs are unique.  Cut, eliminate, re-assign lines, or add as much as you like!  Also, there are no restrictions on video tapes.  Parents want a tape or DVD to remember their child's big moment.   Go ahead and tape away!


ALADDIN (Large Cast Version)
A NOTE FROM THE PLAYWRIGHT

that the experience will be best for all when you keep a few things in mind:

Free yourself from worry about whether or not it's "good".  No one is paying big ticket prices; no one expects a Broadway success.  The key to making this project meaningful is to put the emphasis on process; realize that rehearsal and practice are as much a part of the experience as the actual performance.  Encourage fun and you will free the children from embarrassment and stress.  If the kids can't learn the lines let them carry a script or use their own words to convey the character's message.  If they seem to wander the stage, let them explore where they want to go - they might surprise you with a wonderful idea.  In every aspect of the process give them the wings to create and think.  Give them a comfortable, supportive place to go and their confidence and self-expression will soar!

Above all else, make sure you are having fun.  If you've never directed a play before, don't worry.  It's all just pretend -- you can't do it wrong!  The quality of your experience is every bit as important as that of the children.  You need the joy of self-expression too, that doesn't go away when we grow up.  So give yourself a break.  And when all else fails, laugh!

Thank you so much for choosing Aladdin.  I hope you and your young friends have as much fun performing this play as I did writing it.

- KSM

Funny Parts for Lots of Kids!
Aladdin for Kids to Perform! Exciting Comedy and Drama for Kids!
Scripted Drama, Currambine AU

"We love your easy to use scripts and short lines for kids to memorize!"
Julie Echelmeier, Higginsville Theatre Company, Youth Theatre Academy



ALADDIN (Large Cast Version)
CD SOUNDTRACK CUES
Cues, sound effects, background music (traditional-classical)

The CD Soundtrack contains special sound effects and background music (public domain traditional-classical) that may be used to greatly enhance the performance. It does not contain music and songs from the popular movie or stageplay, nor does it contain music for the performers to sing along with. Cues have 10 seconds of silence at the end - times shown below include silence.
[ Click on [sample] to hear a short sample of the indicated cues ]

  1. INTRO MUSIC  (1:15) [sample]

 2. GONG, CAVE SOUNDS  (0:31)

 3. WHIRLING WIND  (0:24)

 4. HAPPY MUSIC, MARKET SOUNDS  (1:05) [sample]

 5. SAILOR'S MUSIC  (0:19)

 6. CAVE SOUNDS, GONG  (0:28)

 7. GONG, DOOR, CAVE, SILENCE, ICY (1:26) [sample]

 8. RUB LAMP, GENIE APPEARS  (0:45)

 9. MAGIC CARPET, WIND, FLYING, CAMELS  (1:54) [sample]

 10. WHOOSH! FLYING SOUNDS (1:47) [sample]

 11. GENIE MUSIC, GENIE INTO LAMP  (0:20)

 12. UNDERWATER SOUNDS  (1:01)

 13. RUB LAMP, GENIE APPEARS  (0:36)

 14. RUB LAMP, GENIE APPEARS  (0:36)

 15. SAD, DRAMATIC MUSIC  (0:46) [sample]

 16. RUB LAMP, GENIE APPEARS  (0:36)

 17. COMICAL CHASE MUSIC  (1:34) [sample]

 18. MAGICAL LAMP, OMAR DISAPPEARS  (0:36)

 19. GONG  (0:17)

 20. CURTAIN CALL MUSIC  (3:02) [sample]

 21. GENIE EXPLOSION  (0:16)


Note: Some teachers choose familiar songs, obtain sheet music and insert these songs into the play.  We recognize that each school has a wide variety of educational needs to fulfill and we invite you to be creative in your use of our scripts; including changes or additions that are appropriate for your students. As author/publisher of our own creative works, we do ask that you obtain proper copyright permission for any additions you might make - that responsibility is up to you.

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ALADDIN (Large Cast Version)
SCRIPT SAMPLE

Two Princes interviewed as potential suitors to marry Princess Jasmine.
(Script pages 24-27)

(STORYTELLERS set up stage for palace as SULTAN enters in a huff, speaking over his shoulder.)

SULTAN:  Young lady I have had quite enough of your head strong ways.

(JASMINE enters.)

JASMINE:  But, father!  If you would only listen to me!

SULTAN:  I can't listen to you!  It fills my ears with camel crud and monkeyfeathers!

JASMINE:  Well, listening to you fills my eyes with tears, father!

SULTAN:  Oh, my little apricot.  When will you listen to your poor old papa?  A princess must marry a prince!  Now please, my dear.  Just sit still and let us see how you like this next one.

(SULTAN seats JASMINE, claps his hands.)

Enter!

(THOR enters with a bound.  He makes a deep exaggerated bow then jumps up with arms up like an Olympic swimmer.)

THOR:  I am here, your highness!  I have arrived!

SULTAN:  Now here's a worthy prince, my dear.  From a different country but quite eligible.  Show her how strong you are, Thor.

THOR:  I am most gifted with a slender physique as you can plainly see... (Poses to show himself off.)  And yet for all of this delicate splendor I am strong like bull!  (Makes muscle in his arm.)  You see this?  Ha-hah!

(He lifts a set piece and poses with it as if his picture is being taken.)

SULTAN:  You see, my dear.

JASMINE:  (Yawning.)  Ho.  Hum.

SULTAN:  Show her, Thor!  Do something splendid.

(THOR points to an adult audience member in the front row.)

THOR:  I could lift this sack of clothing right here in the front row.

SULTAN:  (Clapping with delight.)  Oh, yes, do!

(THOR goes to lift audience member.  He struggles but can't lift him.)

THOR:  This sack is too large.  I could lift a smaller one if you like.

SULTAN:  (Clapping.)  Go on!  Go on!

(THOR tries to lift a child audience member.  Struggles, can't do it.)

THOR: This small sack is obviously stuffed with bricks.

(RANA crosses downstage cradling a baby doll, making baby crying sounds -- "wah-wah!".  She hands THOR the baby doll.  He takes it and lifts it above his head.  He is triumphant, strutting and waving as he imagines adoring crowds.) 

Ha! Ha!  Strong like bull!  

(Even the SULTAN can see this is lame.)

SULTAN:  Next.

THOR:  Huh?  What? 

(STORYTELLER BAKI begins to escort THOR away.) 

THOR:  I do not marry the princess?

SULTAN:  You do not.  Next please.

(THOR exits, dejected, carrying the baby doll by the foot.  FARIS enters with PRINCE YOGI.)

FARIS:  Prince Yogi, your highness.

(FARIS bows and exits. YOGI enters stumbling, with his nose in a book.  He is nearsighted and clumsy, pushing his glasses to his face.)

SULTAN:  This one is very smart, my dear.  You'll see.  Go ahead, say something smart, Yogi!

YOGI:  Sorry, sir.  Were you talking to me?

SULTAN:  Yes, yes, Yogi!  Read something from your book there.  Something astute.

YOGI:  Oh.  Um.  Well, here is a love poem.

SULTAN:  Excellent.  Read!  Read!

YOGI:  Roses are red, violets are succulent.  I love you more than a smelly elephant.

SULTAN:  Next!

(FARIS rushes YOGI away, they exit.)

JASMINE:  Oh, father, don't you see?  No matter how many princes you bring to me, I will love only one!  The prince I met at the market today!

SULTAN:  Nonsense!  What kind of a prince goes skulking around in the market?  Wait until you see the next one, my dear.  You'll fall in love in an instant.  (Clapping.)  Enter!  Enter!

(GEEWIZ enters and bows.)

GEEWIZ:  Your highness, I present my master, Prince Omar.

(OMAR enters.  He makes great sweeps of his cape as he bows.)

OMAR:  Your highness.   (He slinks up to JASMINE.)  You told me of your daughter's charms, sir, but I see you were modest.  Why, not even the stars in the sky can compare to these sparkling eyes.

(OMAR kisses JASMINE's hand.  JASMINE rolls her eyes and pulls away.)

SULTAN:  This would be a very good match for you, Jasmine.  Omar is well connected. 

OMAR:  Did he tell you that I'm a magician? 


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