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Classic Fairy Tales Come to The Alden in June 7 Puppet Show

415aldenThe Alden’s 2013-14 McLean Kids Performance Series will end with a performance by Richmond–based puppet company Applause Unlimited. “The Magic of Hans Christian Andersen” will be presented at 2 p.m. this Saturday, June 7. Tickets are $15, and $10 for MCC district residents. The Alden is located at 1234 Ingleside Ave., inside the McLean Community Center.

In this award-winning show, two puppeteers combine their talents to present three of Hans Christian Andersen’s best loved stories. Puppetry, masks, and storytelling fill the stage as the performers manipulate more than 20 hand puppets, rod puppets, and marionettes while telling “The Ugly Duckling,” “Thumbelina,” and “The Emperor’s New Clothes.” The production is appropriate for children ages 4 years and older.

For more than 20 years, Applause Unlimited has been creating and performing puppet shows based on classic tales.

Tickets are on sale now. For more information or to purchase tickets online, visit or call 703-790-0123.