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From magic to classics, Paramount unveils kids' shows

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  • Disney Junior's "Imagination Movers" comes to the Paramount Theatre in Aurora in May.

    Disney Junior's "Imagination Movers" comes to the Paramount Theatre in Aurora in May.

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Showcasing everything from magic shows to a Christmas classic, Paramount Theatre in Aurora unveiled its 2013-14 lineup of kid-friendly programming Friday.

Shows for the coming year, open to families as well as school groups, are:

• "Mathemagic," 9:30 a.m. (for grades K-3) and noon (for grades 4-8), Thursday, Oct. 17. The 60-minute magic show emphasizes math and problem solving. Tickets $8.50.

• "Henry & Mudge," 9:30 a.m. and noon Wednesday, Dec. 4. Henry gets a friend and a lesson in responsibility from canine Mudge in this Theatreworks production. Tickets $8.50.

• "A Christmas Carol," 2 and 6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7; 1 and 5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 8; 9 a.m. and noon Monday, Dec. 9. Charles Jones' adaptation of the Charles Dickens holiday classic features music, dance and more. Tickets $14-$25.

• "The Magic of Bill Blagg," 2 and 6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 28. Tickets $25-$35.

• The Peking Acrobats, 5 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 16. Tickets $25-$35.

• "The Red Sky's The Great Mountain," 9:30 a.m. and noon Tuesday, Feb. 18. The Holden & Arts production, inspired by the story "Jumping Mouse," features an eco-friendly message. Tickets $8.50.

• "My Heart in a Suitcase," 9:30 a.m. and noon Thursday, April 24. Artspower's Holocaust play is suitable for those in grades 4 through 8. Tickets $8.50.

• "Peter Pan," 9:30 a.m. and noon Friday, May 9. The classic story of the boy who refused to grow up gets a staging by Theatreworks. Tickets $8.50.

• "Imagination Movers," 11:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Sunday, May 18. The performance features singing, dancing and comedy from the stars of the live kid's show on Disney Junior. Tickets $20-$29.

To buy tickets or for additional information, go to or call (630) 896-6666. The Paramount is at 23 E. Galena Blvd. in Aurora.

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