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For the Kids at Fringe

Beth Nixon & Alex Torra in Cankerblossom

Jason Frank Rothenberg

Beth Nixon & Alex Torra in Cankerblossom

Philadelphia’s 14th annual innovative Live Arts Festival + Philly Fringe boasts more than 1,200 live dance, theater and music performances throughout the city from Sept. 3-18. Among the vast line-up of abstract and avant-garde works, you can find a few kid-friendly shows. Family-appropriate highlights recommended by festival representatives include:

Cankerblossom, a modern fairytale about parents who save their baby by entering a cardboard place called Flatworld, through Sept. 18 at Christ Church Neighborhood House, 20 North American St.

AFOOT!, a giant game board in Northern Liberties where you can follow clues to win prizes, Sept. 4 & 11

The Crowded House, a children’s opera about a poor family helped by a good witch, Sept. 9-12 at the Lantern Theater

Bang on a Can Marathon, ten hours of non-stop music on Sept. 12 at World Café Live.

To learn more, search for shows or buy tickets, visit www.livearts-fringe.org

Stephanie Halinski is calendar editor of MetroKids. Find more shows for your family using MetroKids' theater guide >>

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