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Disney’s Aladdin North American Tour Celebrates Performance 1,001 with an Emotional Onstage Surprise for a North Carolina Drama Teacher

The North American tour of Disney’s Aladdin, which was adapted from the animated Disney film and the centuries-old folktales including “One Thousand and One Nights,” celebrated performance 1,001 on Wednesday, September 18 in Charlotte, NC at The Belk Theater at Blumenthal Performing Arts Center, where the hit Broadway musical is playing through Sunday, September 29, 2019.

To commemorate the occasion, Korie Lee Blossey (the tour’s new Genie) surprised Nicole DePietro, a drama teacher at Parkwood Middle School, onstage by recognizing her vast contributions to the Charlotte arts community and presented her with a check for $1001 for her school’s drama department.  Nicole’s students from Parkwood Middle School were in attendance to witness the special presentation.

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