Families looking for inexpensive entertainment this winter can check out offerings by the cities of Auburn and Shoreline. For $5 or $6 a...

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Families looking for inexpensive entertainment this winter can check out offerings by the cities of Auburn and Shoreline.

For $5 or $6 a person, families can watch kid-friendly matinee puppet shows, theater productions and musical performances.

Auburn

The all-ages series takes place at Auburn Riverside Theatre, 501 Oravetz Road, Auburn. All begin at 2 p.m. To request a brochure or to order tickets ($6 a person), call 253-931-3043.

Dec. 9, “Seasoned Greetings,” by The Noiseguy (vocal impressionist Charlie Williams).

Jan. 13, “How to Fly,” by Nomadic Theatre Co. (clowns and puppets).

Feb. 3, Captain Bogg & Salty (pirate-themed rock ‘n’ roll).

March 3, Al Simmons (musician and inventor).

April 21, “Little One-inch” by Tears of Joy Theatre.

Shoreline

Shows are recommended for ages 4 and older except as noted. All start at 2 p.m.

Tickets are $5 a person for general seating, www.shorelinearts.net or 206-417-4645.

Feb. 3, “The Trumpet of the Swan,” by Book-It Repertory Theatre, Shoreline Community College theater, 16101 Greenwood Ave. N., Bldg. 1600, Shoreline.

Feb. 23, “Thumbelina,” by Oregon Shadow Theatre, Shorecrest Performing Arts Center, 15343 25th Ave. N.E., Shoreline.

March 24, “Klondike! The Alaskan Gold Rush Story,” by 5th Avenue’s Adventure Musical Theatre, Shoreline Community College theater. Recommended for ages 6 and older.

April 13, “Momotaro (Peach Boy),” by Thistle Theatre, Shorecrest Performing Arts Center.

Stephanie Dunnewind,

Seattle Times staff reporter