Aladdin swoops into Four Rivers Cultural Center this week

Members of the Four Rivers Children's Community Theatre production of 'Aladdin' practice dance steps during a rehearsal last week. The musical kicks off Thursday at 7:30 p.m. at Four Rivers Cultural Center. (The Enterprise/Pat Caldwell).

ONTARIO – Magic, a genie in a bottle, palace intrigue and evil villains’ rule arrive in Ontario Thursday night.

And there’s also a love triangle, of sorts.

Oh, and a flying carpet.

All those ingredients are mixed to create three evening performances and a Saturday matinee of the Disney classic “Aladdin” at Four Rivers Cultural Center.

Performed by the Four Rivers Children’s Community Theatre, “Aladdin” opens Thursday, with evening shows Friday and Saturday and a 2 p.m. matinee Saturday. Performances begin each night at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $5 and can be . . .