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OUT IN THE CROWD: Aurora Theatre's children's shows to feature circus, puppets, juggling

Photo by Corinne Nicholson

Photo by Corinne Nicholson

The Aurora Theatre will close out its children's performance series this month with circus antics.

Two shows are left in the final installment of the Aurora's Children's Playhouse series in the 2009-10 show season.

First up Saturday is storyteller and musician Sean Driscoll in town from Savannah to perform his show "The Circus King," which combines comedy, theater, puppets, magic, music and animation in a story about a young boy raised by a circus of misfits. Fully animated, the story will be shown on a large screen, with the animated characters interacting with Driscoll and the audience and, using a little stage magic, stepping off the screen and onto the stage.

Driscoll's show will be followed May 22 by children's entertainer Ron Anglin performing "Quite A Catch," a show in which he demonstrates his juggling skills using yo-yos, soap bubbles and other props.

Both shows will begin at 10 a.m. and tickets are $7.