‘Aladdin’ flies high at Lancaster arts center

first_imgPublic shows started Friday night, and will continue at 2 and 7 p.m. today and 2 p.m. Sunday at the Lancaster Performing Arts Center, 750 W. Lancaster Blvd. Tickets are $10 for children 12 and younger, $14 for students and seniors, and $16 for adults. For information, call the theater box office at (661) 723-5950. LANCASTER – Aladdin and Jasmine ride on a flying carpet that flies – as does the genie, who swings upside down and flies Superman-style above the stage – at the Lancaster Performing Arts Center. Antelope Valley-based ACME Acting Company used the help of professional stage effects firm Zfx Flying Inc. to add a special touch to Acme’s stage adaptation of Disney’s animated “Alladin.” “You do see the wires. It’s not like the movies. But the kids just love it. They ooh and ah,” said stage manager Mark Mewborne, a Lancaster optometrist who with his wife, Bev, runs the nonprofit ACME. Sponsored by the Westside Union School District’s education foundation, “Aladdin” was performed twice a day Thursday and Friday for local schoolchildren. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more