The Sherman Playhouse will open an original production of "Aladdin" Dec. 6 at 8 p.m.

Following opening night, the play will be staged Fridays at 8 p.m. through Jan. 3, and Saturdays and Sundays at 2 p.m. through Jan. 5.

The show will presented as a "Panto," or pantomime in the British style.

There is no miming in British Pantomimes, just songs, dancing and jokes, and also includes audience participation.

The cast features Elizabeth Hawley of Washington; Lynn Nissenbaum, Tommy Ovitt, Martin Rosato, Cheyenne Brown, Danielle and Ava Biondino, Lorina Milay and Lee Johnson of New Milford; Spencer Hauspurg, Jack Day, Jessica Gleason and Gabe Fowler of Sherman; Maya Daley of Danbury; Christine Amorin of Bethel; Julie-Ann Brand of Woodbury; Bruce Tredwell of Brewster, N.Y.; and David and Katherine Almquist of Sharon.

The Sherman play has been adapted and directed by British native Patricia Michael of Dover Plains, N.Y.

Tickets are $20. Patrons are invited to pay half price Dec. 5 at 8 p.m. Students may attend any performance for $10 if they pay cash and carry a valid student ID card, but they may not make reservations.

For more information and reservations, call the theater at 5 Route 39 North at 860-354-3622 or visit www.shermanplayers.org.