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Family Friendly Shows at Michigan Theater in Ann Arbor

Five short performances take center stage in the 2013-14 Not Just for Kids series, featuring fun musicals on Oct. 20, Nov. 10, Feb. 9, March 16 and May 4

Live performances are not just for grown-ups – and the Benard L. Maas Foundation is working to prove just that with its 2013-14 Not Just For Kids series at the Michigan Theater in Ann Arbor. This annual family favorite features five short musical performances running approximately one hour each – making it a perfect introduction to live theater for young kids. Tickets for the series are sold individually for $12 for Michigan Theater members and $15 for nonmembers – or, order in five- and four-show packages for $45 and $55, respectively. All shows are on Sundays. Here's what's in store!

The Little Engine That Could Earns Her Whistle

When Little Blue Engine dreams of pulling cars on the main line track, she first has to convince Big Silver that she is fit for the job. This musical performance takes place at 1:30 p.m. Oct. 20 and teaches kids the importance of hard work and determination. This show is recommended for kids in pre-K to second grade.

Madeline and the Bad Hat

Resourceful young Madeline helps her new neighbor, Pepito, when he finds himself in danger. She learns about first impressions in this original musical based on the Ludwig Bemelmans books. The performance takes place at 1:30 p.m. on Nov. 10 and is recommended for kids in pre-K to second grade.

The Verve Pipe Kids' Show

East Lansing-based band The Verve Pipe performs some of the rock music from their CD, A Family Album, including the songs "Suppertime!" and "Wake Up." The performance is at 1:30 p.m. on Feb. 9. The show is recommended for kids in pre-K to fourth grade.

The Teacher from the Black Lagoon and Other Story Books

A musical revue of contemporary and classic children's books, including Teacher from the Black Lagoon, Chrysanthemum and Splat the Cat. The show takes place at 1:30 p.m. on March 16 and is recommended for kids in pre-K to fourth grade.

Henry & Mudge

Henry and his dog Mudge are best friends. But when Henry's cousin Annie comes over for a visit, Henry is convinced that Mudge loves Annie more than him – and Henry runs away. This musical tells the story of Mudge and Henry's attempt to reunite. The show, recommended for kids pre-K to fourth grade, takes place at 1:30 p.m. on May 4.

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