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Algonquin's Aladdin set to take the stage next week

Performances will take place on June 4 and 5
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More than 100 Grade 9 to Grade 12 students from various art classes at École secondaire catholique Algonquin, are pleased to present Disney© Aladdin Jr. musical production on Tuesday, June 4 and Wednesday, June 5, 2019 at 7 p.m. in the school’s Perron auditorium located at 555 Algonquin Avenue, North Bay.

Tickets are available at the school's main office and will be on sale at the door on the evening of the show, at a cost of $10.00.

The Aladdin performance, composed of students in the construction, dance, music, visual arts, drama, media arts, design technology and hairdressing programs, is a testament to the many skills learned in these classes.

Through the ESCA MakerSpace program, students were able to design and make several accessories and costumes using the school’s embroidery and laser cutting equipment. The technical team coordinating the sound and lighting during the show is also composed of students.

This French adaptation (Diane Patenaude) of Chad Beguelin's book is licensed by Music Theater International (MTI), written by Ron Clements, John Musker, Ted Elliott and Terry Rossio, and directed and produced by John Musker and Ron Clements. The music of this production is written by Alan Menken and lyrics by Howard Ashman, Tim Rice and Chad Beguelin.

This project, spearheaded by the Specialist High Skills Major (SHSM) program, a ministry-approved specialized program that meets the requirements of the Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD), allows grades 11 and 12 students to customize their high school education and to focus on a career path that complements their skills and interests. As part of the SHSM program, students explore, identify, and refine career goals and make informed decisions related to postsecondary education or training.

The students also gain confidence in their ability to succeed and make the connections between their studies, the world beyond high school and their future.

The various SHSM programs offered at Conseil scolaire catholique Franco-Nord engage students in their learning and assist them in obtaining their OSSD. More than 25% of grade 11 and 12 students at École secondaire catholique Algonquin enrol in one of these programs.