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'Aladdin': Let Yourself Be Swept Away by the Magic

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The Houston ballet gets a unique opportunity to be the American premiere of the English choreographer David Bintley's full-length "Aladdin" production. The show had it's opening night on Feb. 20th and has performances through March 2nd.

This production has a history as rich as its storyline, originally it was commissioned by the National ballet of Japan in 2008. David Bintley created a story that pulls from the original tale as well as the Disney classic that, especially American audiences, have grown to love.

"Aladdin" is set in Arabia although Aladdin and his mother are now immigrants from China, which adds a new twist on the story. Adding this minor details allows for visually creative choices that will amaze the audience. The overall story remains much the same and allows for the audience to easily follow along. Audiences can be swept away by the amazing choreography, costumes and set designs while enjoying a family favorite.

This ballet has traveled around the world surprising and amazing audiences. The Houston ballet is sure to deliver a world class performance that will be sure not to disappoint. With a run time of almost three hours and two intermissions, you can be sure you will get your money's worth. Fans of ballet, fans of the story or those who are just interested, should take the chance of a production that is sure to entertain the whole family.

Now taking place in the Brown Theater at the Wortham Theater Center, located at 500 Texas Avenue, Houston 77002. The age recommendation is for children ages three and old. For more information and tickets, please visit http://houstonballet.org or call (800) 828-2787.

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