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LAURENHILL ACADEMY TEACHER DIRECTING “ALADDIN”

Repercussion Theatre

MONTREAL, FEBRUARY 16, 2011 – Parents looking for a wholesome activity for their children during March Break need only use one of three wishes as LaurenHill Academy’s Simone Nichol and the Left of Centre Theatre Company is producing “Aladdin” for three consecutive weekends running from February 19 until March 6.

The story of Aladdin, which was made popular by the 1992 Disney film, is set to be told entirely in pantomime, a unique form of storytelling which will undoubtedly provide for intergenerational fun for children, parents and grandparents.

Directed by Nichol and written by James Barry, audiences will be delighted by the live performance which will include audience participation, slapstick moments as well as even a few risqué double entendres for the parents.

Nichol’s performance of Aladdin will feature an all star cast who bring a youthful vitality to each whacky and wonderfully delightful character. The play stars as Aladdin the talented Oliver Koomsatira who was the recipient of the 2008 Elsa Bolam Award, recognizing him as a top emerging artist.

Aladdin beings its run at the Lodge Room Victoria Hall (4626 Rue Sherbrooke Ouest) in Westmount on Saturday, February 19 at 2:00 P.M. and Sunday, February 20 at 2:00 P.M. It will continue throughout March Break at the St. George Anglican Church (1101 Stanley, Metro Bonaventure) in downtown Montreal with shows at 2:30 P.M. on both Saturday, February 26 and Sunday, February 27. The final weekend of Aladdin will feature three shows: Saturday, March 5 at 2:30 P.M and 7:00 P.M and on Sunday, March 6 at 2:30 P.M.

Tickets can be purchased at the door for a price of $12.00 for adults, $8.00 for children and $10.00 for seniors and students. Tickets to the March 5 performance are two for one.

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Michael J. Cohen
Communications and Marketing Specialist
English Montreal School Board
Tel: (514) 483-7200 ext. 7243
Fax: (514) 483-7213
E-mail: mcohen@emsb.qc.ca