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WHITTIER, CA (NOVEMBER 6, 2006) – The California Theatre Center will bring three popular children’s plays to campus as apart of the Ruth B. Shannon Center for the Performing Arts’ Family Series.

The series starts with The Elves and the Shoemaker. The play is a holiday production about two elves that discover a poor shoemaker in the small village of Black Forest. The elves help the struggling shoemaker produce more shoes. Their assistance gives the shoemaker a merry Christmas. The play will be Friday, December 1 at 9:30 and 11 a.m., Sunday, December 3 at 2 p.m.  

Charlotte’s Web is based on the popular children’s novel of the same name. The play is a retelling of a magical farm world where the animals talk to one another. The play follows the friendship between Wilber, a pig, and a spider named Charlotte. The play will be Friday, January 19 at 9:30 and 11 a.m. and Saturday, January 20 at 2 p.m. 

Lazer Vaudeville is an international touring show featuring juggling, lasers, balancing acts, a fire breathing dragon and slapstick comedy. The show features Carter Brown, formerly a clown with Ringling Bros. Barnum & Bailey Circus and Cindy Marvell, the first woman ever to win the International Juggling Association Championship. The shows will be Friday, February 9 at 9 and 11 a.m. and Saturday, February 10 at 2 p.m.

The Bremen Town Musicians is a retelling of a classic story by the Brothers Grimm but the setting is California during the famed gold rush. Four abandoned animals – a donkey, a dog, a rooster, and a cat – travel, make music and seek their fortunes together. The shows will be Friday, May 11 at 9:30 and 11 a.m. and Saturday, May 12 at 2 p.m.  

All shows will be held in the Robinson Theatre at the Ruth B. Shannon Center for the Performing Arts, 13406 E. Philadelphia St. $8. $6 children/seniors. 907-4203. 

Founded by Quakers in 1887, Whittier College is an independent, four-year college offering a traditional liberal arts program integrated with both professional and pre-professional courses of study. With an emphasis on diversity, community, and curricular innovation, the College’s primary mission is to endow students with the education, skills, and values appropriate for global leadership and service.  

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