November 06, 2020 - November 08, 2020
  • Oglebay Institute's Towngate Theatre & Cinema
    2118 Market Street Wheeling
  • 304-242-7700
  • Hours
    Saturday & Sunday: 7:00pm / Sunday: 3:00pm
  • $12.50 adults, $10 children (10 & under)

Towngate Children’s Theater presents Aladdin and the Wonderful Lamp by Jack Neary November 6-8. Curtain is at 7pm November 6 & 7 and 3pm Sunday, November 8.

Part of the famous “Tales of the Arabian Nights,” the story of Aladdin is as well known as any childhood fairy tale, but the upcoming Towngate production brings a fresh perspective to a story many audience members may assume they already know.

The king of an ancient land commands his resident storyteller to mesmerize him with a good story or be banished. The teller, under great pressure, transforms the townspeople into actors and recruits them to perform the classic Arabian Nights’ Tale.

The production is directed by Dave Henderson.

Tickets are $12.50 ($11 OI members) for adults and $10 ($8.50 OI members) for children 10 & under.

Purchase tickets online or call 304-242-7700.

Sponsored by the Helen J. Prince Foundation.

2020-21 Towngate Children’s Theater Season:

Cinderella the Ballet – October 10, 11 & 18, 2020
Aladdin and the Wonderful Lamp – November 6-8, 2020
The Nutcracker – December 20-21, 2020
Rumpelstiltskin – January 29-31 & February 5-6, 2021

Experience the Magic of Children’s Theater…

Want to boost literacy? Teach your child to imagine the unimaginable? Cultivate curiosity? Go to the theater, and bring your kids.

Plays ignite the imagination and bring stories to life. Words and characters jump from the page to the stage, thus connecting children to the importance of reading. They learn valuable lessons, too. Theater teaches skills such as empathy, critical thinking and teamwork. Kids watch the actors working together onstage. They see that REAL people are behind entertainment and realize performers are not just images on TV or computer screens. Live action happens right before their eyes. There’s no app for that! All their senses are engaged “in the moment.”  Nothing can be paused or muted.  Some may even discover the actor, director or writer within themselves. Most of all, you get to spend quality time as a family. Theater is a social experience meant to be shared with one another. So, gather the kids, go to Towngate and experience the magic of theater together.

Keeping the Community in Community Theater in Wheeling. . .

Located in Wheeling’s historic Centre Market District, Towngate is a cornerstone of creative life in Wheeling and serves as an entertainment destination for residents of the Ohio Valley and beyond. People of all ages and backgrounds gather here to create and experience art onstage. Most of all, Towngate celebrates the essential power of theater to illuminate our common humanity. The community enjoys and participates in hundreds of live performances, classes and workshops year-round.