Paramount Theatre to offer first-ever children's plays

Apr. 20—ANDERSON — Keeping fans in the Paramount Theatre's seats requires younger audiences, which is why the Paramount is hosting shows for children.

Starting in September, the theater will feature plays from nationally known children's theater companies.

The plays featured will be "The Math Maniac," "The Pout Pout Fish," "The Magic School Bus," and "Charlotte's Web."

"It's a great opportunity for kids to come and see educational programming," said Rich Jorn, executive director for the Paramount. "We've got four shows lined up. We're going to do one per quarter."

Jorn said he reached out to schools in the area to gauge interest in making such performances field trip opportunities.

Performances will not be open to the general public.

The plays are not the only upcoming opportunities for youth. The Paramount will offer summer youth camps from June 17-28.

The camps will feature various classes and workshops.

The camps will end with a free performance of "School House Rock Jr." on June 28, which will be open to the public.

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