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When: Saturdays. Continues through June 5 2016

It's aimed at kids ages three to 13, but this Emerald City Theatre production of the 70s Saturday-morning favorite may also appeal to nostalgic parents. Performed by four vibrant singer/dancer/actors, the show is framed by the story of Tom (Ron King), a new teacher, on the first day of the school year; the three other actors announce themselves as he prepares for his classes. More than 20 musical numbers follow, all the classics from “I’m Just a Bill” to “Conjunction Junction.” I was expecting a few more contemporary updates, but there aren’t many departures, though the Apollo Theater staging is modern—kids get light sticks, and the performers are framed by video images. "I wish school were this fun!," my eight-year-old companion declared. —Suzanne Scanlon

Price: $15-$20

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