Legacy Christian Academy High School to Perform Aladdin

One Weekend Only – Three 7pm Performances April 25 -27 plus 2pm Sat Matinee

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The Legacy Christian Academy High School Dramatic Arts Department is at it again, bringing another musical your way, opening this THURSDAY evening April 25 at 7pm. Only one weekend of performances this year on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, April 25, 26, & 27, at 7pm nightly with a 2pm Saturday matinee on the 27th.

The Aladdin cast of 27 consists of 1 staff member (Dave Bryant), 9 middle schoolers (Rachel Combs, Hannah Curto, Tucker Ervin, Jeffery He, Lucy Holohan, Avery Jackson, Anthony Mascola, Hayley Potter, and Lucy Schrinner), 2 freshmen (Ashley Bush and Abby Newell), 3 sophomores (Nathan Prather, Elijah Smith, and Gary Zhou), 3 juniors (Jacob Combs, Jack Ewing, and Michelle Snyder), and 9 seniors (Sam Curto, Serena Ford, Grant Freese, Josh Frueh, Will Hess, Debbie Kuruvilla, Sammie Lomelin, Jessica Stinson, and Alec Wichman). “It’s great to have several experienced seniors in this cast,” said Kettering. “Their leadership is invaluable to this show, and I appreciate so much the support they are giving to the many other seniors and underclassmen who are participating in a production for the first time.” Lomelin, playing Jasmine, and Jack Ewing, playing Aladdin, are new to lead roles, and are “doing a great job,” Kettering added.

Unlike most years, no animals will be making on-stage appearances, although Kettering tried really hard to get a camel! Ohio Sports Academy will be providing jugglers and aerial artists, which are sure to wow, along with the great sights and sounds of this popular show.

Kettering always credits his production team for its dedication and amazing contributions to the LCA musical productions. Returning to help are Assistant Director Alex Shaeffer, Choreographer Carrie Anthony, Set Construction Manager Ron Surls, Prop Master/Set Decorator Marilyn Short, Sound Director Bryce Holland, and Lighting Director Mike Mikesell. Kettering is beyond thrilled to have added to the team this year Choral Director Amadee Royer, Stage Director and LCA Alum Matt Sullivan, and Kettering’s daughter Leah Sparling, coordinating hair/makeup and costumes.
Ron Surls’s will be leaving LCA at the end of this school year and “leaving some big shoes to fill,” said Kettering. “Ron has been with me for over 15 years and has blessed our casts and audiences with his phenomenal sets. He will be missed!”

The student stage crew will be working their behind-the-scenes magic as well: Clint Brads, Payton Burdette, Josh McClain, Emma Schrinner, Adeline Shaeffer, Savannah Surls, Thomas Walquist, Aiden Wilgus.

Over 22 local businesses have purchased program ads, which helps defray the cost of the show. “The local support is incredible and deeply appreciated,” said Greg Scheck, Interim LCA Superintendent.

Check out their promotional video on YouTube, produced by LCA senior and cast member Sam Curto: https://youtu.be/__am2nURVgY See Aladdin ride his magic carpet by Shawnee Park, downtown, MacDonald’s, and the water tower in Xenia, Veterans’ Memorial Park in Beavercreek, and the Gospel Mission and Carillon Park in Dayton.

Tickets at iTickets.com, the Legacy Christian Main Office, or at the door one hour before each performance. Seating is General Admission. For more info, visit legacyknights.org or call 937-352-1640. The LCA Arts and Worship Center is located at 1075 Wesley Avenue in Xenia on the Athletes in Action Campus. Tickets: Adult $10, Student $7, Senior Citizen & Pre-schoolers $5. A $35 Family Pass for parents and the children in the home may be purchased for single shows.

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