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OUT IN THE CROWD: Aurora program to feature music, puppets, fairy tales

Photo by Corinne Nicholson

Photo by Corinne Nicholson

They're exercises in imagination.

Aurora Theatre's Children's Playhouse is keeping make-believe muscles stretched and artistic abilities fit with a lineup of kids' shows to inspire the performer in all.

The Lawrenceville theater will kick off its March Playhouse events Saturday with Celtic Music for Kids performed by Georgia band The BorderCollies. The experience comes complete with a hands-on session with the band's instruments. Those who attend are invited to wear the color green in celebration of the upcoming St. Patrick's Day holiday.

Saturday's musical experience will be followed up March 20 by repeat Playhouse performer Lee Bryan, better known as That Puppet Guy. Bryan will be accompanied by rod and hand puppets that will assist him in presenting "The Big Bad Little Red Pig Show," a mishmash of two classic fairy tales starring one malevolent wolf.

Another fairy tale will be brought to life March 27 as children's performer Wendy Bennett transforms herself into Cinderella. Audience participation will be invited as pumpkins will transform into coaches and mice into horses.

Each of the Children's Playhouse shows, open to kids of all ages, will begin at 10 p.m. and will last about 45 minutes. Tickets are $7. For more information, call the Aurora Theatre at 678-226-6222 or visit www.auroratheatre.com.