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Holly Theater revamps plays for kids
Dinosaurs Before Dark and Into the Woods Jr. geared toward youth
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While many children are entertained with iPhones and iPads, the Holly Theater strives to introduce the youngest generation to the arts.

To that end, the theater is presenting two plays starring and geared toward children — “Dinosaurs Before Dark” and “Into the Woods Jr.”

“Dinosaurs Before Dark” brings the classic book series “The Magic Treehouse” to life by retelling Jack and Annie’s very first adventure.

Based on a book by Mary Pope Osborne, Jack and Annie go on a walk in the and find a treehouse full of books. While reading a book about dinosaurs, the brother and sister are transported back in time to see the extinct animals in person. This leads the children on a journey in time.

The Holly Theater thespians will produce this book-turned-play from March 18-20 at 69 W. Main St. in downtown Dahlonega. Showtimes will be 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday, according to the Holly Theater website. The show lasts 45 minutes

Tickets are $8 for adults and $5 for children and students.

In the second play, characters from favorite childhood fairytales come to life in “Into the Woods Jr.”

The play follows the character of Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Jack and his beanstalk, the baker and his wife and the Witch through their interactions with each other. And the story is filled with magic, romance, danger and adventure, all tied up in one production.

“Into the Woods Jr.” will run from March 4-6 with showtimes at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at the Holly Theater in downtown Dahlonega. The show lasts one hour.

Tickets are $14 for adults and $10 for children and students.

For more information, visit or call 706-864-3759.

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