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From magic to classics, Paramount unveils kids' shows

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:

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• "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 paramountaurora.com or call (630) 896-6666. The Paramount is at 23 E. Galena Blvd. in Aurora.

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