Last Chance to Catch CMS Spring Musical
Catch Cinnaminson Middle School's performance of 'Aladdin' this weekend.
In the story of Aladdin, a hungry young man steals food to keep himself from starving. For Cinnaminson Middle School's (CMS) production of the classic fairy tale, they're hoping audience members will bring food to keep local kids from starving.
Middle school music teacher Brian Bacon explained that for the school's matinee on Sunday, March 3, they're asking guests to bring non-perishable food in lieu of buying a ticket. The items will be donated to the Bread of Life Food Pantry in Palmyra. He said they're particularly looking for breakfast food.
"Aladdin was a hungry kid on the street, and maybe we can help some hungry kids right here," said Bacon.
The school will put on several other performances of its spring musical, which for the first time this year will stretch into a second weekend. (Click here for the full schedule of performances.)
"The kids do a lot of work," Bacon said. "For it all to be over in one weekend, it just seemed it was over too quickly."
The play, which is heavy on singing and dancing, will cleave closely to the Disney movie (though slightly shorter since it's the Jr. version). It has sentimental value for Bacon.
"Aladdin was the first Disney movie I saw in the theater," he said. "So it's always been kind of special to me."
There are about 52 students between the two casts and crew of the show. The only role that was not double-cast is the Magic Carpet, which is being played by a gymnast who will flip and fly across the stage during each of the six shows.
"It's a very, very fun show. There's a lot of energy," said Bacon, mentioning some of the more well-known songs from the Disney movie, including "A Whole New World" and "Friend Like Me." "There are some showstoppers."
Tickets are $5 for students, $8 for adults and free for senior citizens. The show runs about an hour and 15 minutes.