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Bret 'Hitman' Hart is...Aladdin?

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Canadian superstar Bret "Hitman" Hart will return to Toronto on a different stage than fans are used to as he portrays the Genie of the Lamp in Ross Petty Productions' "Aladdin, the Magical Family Musical" this holiday season.

Ross Petty Productions returns to the Elgin Theatre for the 9th consecutive year this holiday season with another family musical adventure full of magic lamps, flying carpets, tall tales and merry mischief. ALADDIN, THE MAGICAL FAMILY MUSICAL will play from December 2 - 31, 2004.

The classic tale of ALADDIN takes place in a land far, far away, where a poor young boy, falls in love with a princess, finds a magical lamp which grants him three wishes, encounters an evil wizard, and with help from members of the audience, embarks on a journey of enchantment and romance.

Jennifer Dale makes her debut with Ross Petty Productions as the beautiful Scheherazade, teller of tall tales. A multi Genie and Gemini nominated actor (Power Play, Once a Thief, Night Heat, Grand Larceny), Jennifer most recently appeared on stage in DUSE as Eleanora Duse, the legendary Italian actor. Adam Brazier returns to the Elgin stage in the title role of Aladdin after appearing last year as The Prince in the Ross Petty Production of CINDERELLA. This summer Adam wowed audiences as Joey Evans in the smash hit PAL JOEY at the Shaw Festival. Adam also originated the role of Sky, the young groom, in the Toronto production of MAMMA MIA.

WWF Superstar Bret 'Hitman' Hart will make his Toronto stage debut as The Genie of the Lamp. Bret voices the character of the Hooded Fang in the animated series, Jacob Two-Two, based on Mordecai Richler's timeless classic and has appeared as Luther Root in Lonesome Dove: The Series. A veteran of stage and screen (Doc, My Secret Identity, Cheers, Ellen) Derek McGrath will don a wig and gown to play Aladdin's hysterical mother, the Widow Twankey. And what would a Ross Petty Production be without the man behind this yearly tradition? Ross Petty will appear as the wise-cracking Abanazar, the evil wizard of the East.

This year ALADDIN will be directed by Ted Dykstra (2 PIANOS, 4 HANDS, BULLY, THE LOWEST SHOW ON EARTH, TEQUILA VAMPIRE MATINEE), with music direction by David Warrack (SHENANDOAH, A CHORUS LINE, CLOSER THAN EVER, and the last eight Ross Petty Productions holiday musicals) and choreography by Tracey Flye (GO GO BEACH, CABARET, and ROBIN HOOD and CINDERELLA for Ross Petty Productions).

Ross Petty Productions Presents ALADDIN, THE MAGICAL FAMILY MUSICAL Elgin Theatre, 189 Yonge Street, Toronto Performances begin December 2, OPENS Thursday, December 9th @ 7pm

runs until December 31/04 Showtimes: 2pm & 7pm (weekly schedule varies)

dark on Mondays, Christmas Day & Boxing Day All Children's Tickets $37

Adult tickets $47/$57/$67

Family 4-pack $148.00

Ticket Prices increase $2.00 per ticket as of December 21

Tickets may be purchased in person at The Elgin Theatre Box or any Ticketmaster outlet, by calling TicketMaster at 416.872.5555 or online at www.ticketmaster.ca

For groups of 15 or more call 416.597.0965 ALADDIN is sponsored by MasterCard, Pizza Pizza, and Le Royal Meridien King Edward Hotel.

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WTF?!? That is going to be sooooooooooooo bad...and yet I'm still going to go. I'll be the jackass in the back yelling for him to lock in a sharpshooter on Aladdin.

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This is gonna turn out to suck soooo much. I'd go see it though, but only with a group of drunk friends so we can yell at him to hit Aladian in the kneecap with a chair and lock in a sharpshooter.

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I don't think it'll suck since I imagine he did have to have SOME talent to get the part.

That and I think it'll be pretty cool.

That and it's good to see he can do something beyond wrestling. It's certainly a positive story instead of the ones we usually hear about people who've left the wrestling business.

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This was just one of three extremely odd newsbits from the stage that came out in Toronto a couple days ago. The other two were Elvis Stojko (Olympic Figure Skating Medalist) as Danny in "Grease", and Former Liberal Member of Parliament Sheila Copps playing the lead in a stage version of "Steel Magnolias". Toronto isn't exactly Broadway. :P

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To those who haven't seen it yet go to:


And look at "Guttman's Take" (RAW 4/10/04 review) (*** Spoilers ***).

He has a brilliant take on how he predicts the play will go, including the parts of HBK, Vince and others in the play...

It's also yet more proof that Guttman rules.

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