The streets of Agrabah will come to life in Bendigo tonight when Golden Square Primary School presents its production of Aladdin.
It is the school's first production since it introduced a performing arts curriculum.
Almost 400 students are involved in the school-wide production that opened at Ulumbarra last night and closes tonight.
Golden Square Primary School's first production in two years is giving students a chance to flex their dramatic talents.
Performing arts teacher and Aladdin director Emily Holmes said she sees a different side to students when they take on drama.
"It is so rewarding to see students who were quiet last year take on a main role. That personal development is amazing," she said.
"I really believe every single child should have performing arts as part of their development. It helps with things like public speaking and talking to audiences whether its a crowd of 1000 or just two people."
Ms Holmes said students found the story matched the school's core values of respect, resilience, achievement and community.
"I have always loved the story of Aladdin," she said. "It's been great seeing the kids enjoy getting to now the characters and using it as a point of reference for our (core values)."
Ms Holmes said the efforts of staff members Robyn Powell and Denton Arthur had also helped stage a show with 400 students in it.
Golden Square's Aladdin is at Ulumbarra tonight and tomorrow night.