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Kids Performance Series Opens at Alden Theatre

The Alden Theatre’s 2008-2009 McLean Kids Performance Series will begin at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 27, with Grey Seal Puppets’ production of The Nightingale. Tickets are $12, $8 for McLean tax district residents. The theatre is located at 1234 Ingleside Avenue.

Adapted from the Hans Christian Andersen story, The Nightingale is the story of an emperor who has everything, but seeks only the song of a simple gray bird, the nightingale. The story will be brought to life with large rod and shadow puppets. This production is recommended for children ages 5 and older.

After the performance, Grey Seal Puppets will conduct a Puppetry Styles Workshop. The workshop will begin at 3:30 p.m. Tickets are $8 per child for children ages 5 and older. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Grey Seal Puppeteer Drew Allison will demonstrate rod, hand, shadow and other puppetry styles, for a wacky peek in to this ages-old theatre form. Each participant will leave with their own finger puppet.

Tickets are on sale now! To purchase tickets, stop by the Alden Theatre Box Office, or to purchase tickets by telephone or online, contact TICKETMASTER at 703-573-SEAT, or www.ticketmaster.com. For more information, call 703-790-0123, TTY: 711, or visit: <a href=http://www.mcleancenter.org/alden> www.mcleancenter.org/alden</a>.