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<cal1>Now Through May 29

<cal2>George & Martha: Tons of Fun! Saturdays and Sundays at 1:30 and 4 p.m. Some Saturday 11 a.m. performances. Single ticket prices range from $10-$22, with group rates available. The two endearing hippos from the James Marshall picture books stomp onto stage in this warm and funny musical adaptation. George and Martha are best friends. They play music together and share meals, presents, picnics, and exciting adventures like flying a balloon. Sometimes they have differences as all friends do. But it cannot last. Like all good friends, George and Martha just can’t stay angry for long! This simple story says much about our relationships at any age. Geared for our youngest theatre-goers but enjoyable for all, this new musical by Joan Cushing sparkles with clever lyrics and laughter. At Imagination Stage 4908 Auburn Avenue, Bethesda. Visit www.imaginationstage.org.

<cal1>April 21 Through June 2

<cal2>"Snow White and the 7 Dwarves." Show times are Wednesdays at 11:30 a.m.; Thursdays and Fridays at 10 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.; Saturdays and Sundays at 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Tickets are $10/adults and children. Recommended for K-6. Group rates available. Presented by the Puppet Co. and based on the Grimm fairytale. Call 301-634-5380 or visit www.thepuppetco.org.

<cal1>Now Through May 29

<cal2>"The Day John Henry Came to School." Saturdays and Sundays at 1:30 and 4 p.m. Some Saturday 11 a.m. performances. Johnny is a typical fifth-grader, way into video games and not especially motivated at school. Imagine his surprise one night when there’s a loud knock at the door and his ancestor John Henry bursts into his bedroom, wielding a 12 lb. hammer and insisting that he will visit Johnny’s class the next day for "Show & Tell." At first unimpressed by John Henry’s tragic tale about his race with the steam engine, the children in Johnny’s class come to appreciate the importance of his ultimate sacrifice. Tickets are $10 to $22. Visit www.imaginationstage.org, at the Imagination Stage box office, or via phone at 301- 280-1660. Group rates are available. Box office hours are 10 to 5 daily. At the Imagination Stage, 4908 Auburn Ave., Bethesda. Call 301-280-1660 or www.imaginationstage.org.

<cal1>Now through May 29

<cal2>"Tiny Tots @ 10." 10 a.m. "Tiny Tots @ 10" is designed for young children ages 0-4. The program features master puppeteer Bob Brown. The lights stay on, the doors stay open, and everyone has a great time! Tickets are $5. All individuals must have a ticket, including babes-in-arms. Running time is 30 minutes. Email: c.piper@thepuppetco.org or visit www.thepuppetco.org. For reservations, call 301-634-5380.

* April 27 — "Teddy Bear’s Picnic"

* April 30 — "Teddy Bear’s Picnic"

* May 4 — "Baby Bear’s Birthday"

* May 7 — "Baby Bear’s Birthday"

* May 8 — "Bunny Business"

* May 11 — "Old McDonald’s Farm"

* May 14 — "Old McDonald’s Farm"

* May 15 — "Clowning Around"

* May 21 — "Merlin’s Magic"

* May 22 — "Magic Toyshop"

* May 25 — "Merlin’s Magic"

* May 28 —"Magic Toyshop"

* May 29 — "Panda-Monium"

Adventure Theatre continues its literary series with seven popular children’s book adaptations. Experience the journey from reading the books at home to seeing the plays unfold before your eyes. Book Club performances are always on Sundays at 1:30 p.m. at the theatre in Glen Echo Park. Recommended for children ages 4 and up. $10/family. Call 301-634-2270 or visit www.adventuretheatre.org.