'Aladdin Jr.'

The stars of "Aladdin Jr." at the Lewis Family Playhouse are Samantha Passalaqua as the Genie, Bella Hamm as Jasmine, and Jonathan Buenaventura as Aladdin. (Contributed photo by Inland Pacific Ballet Academy)

Disney’s "Aladdin Jr." will be presented by Inland Pacific Ballet Academy's Broadway Workshop Program at Lewis Family Playhouse during the weekend of July 26-28.

The play is based on the 1992 Academy Award-winning film and the 2014 hit Broadway show about the “diamond in the rough” street rat who learns that his true worth lies deep within. Wanting to earn the respect of the princess, Jasmine, Aladdin and friends embark on an adventure that will test his will and moral character.

Inland Pacific Ballet Academy’s Broadway Workshop Program provides a platform for youth to experience firsthand the professional elements of putting on musical theater performances. Cast members ages 6-18 are selected by open audition to work with industry professionals and receive coaching in dancing, acting and singing. The five-week summer program culminates with public performances of the selected production.

Six Fontana residents are members of the cast. They are Naomi Bailey, Isaac Bussell, Arianna Bussell, Marcela Munoz, Andre Ramirez, and Greta Zimmerman.

"Aladdin Jr." will be staged on Friday, July 26 and Saturday, July 27 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, July 28 at 1 p.m. and 4 p.m.

Lewis Family Playhouse is located at 12505 Cultural Center Drive in Victoria Gardens in Rancho Cucamonga.

Tickets range from $15 to $45 with senior, child, and group discounts available. For information and tickets, visit IPBALLET.org or call (909) 345-5053.

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