Main Street Theater is offering an especially magical show for children with Madeline's Christmas. The story is adapted from Ludwig Bemelmans's wonderful series of children's books about a plucky student at an all-girls' school. Madeline learns about compassion when "all the girls get sick and a genie appears to help Madeline with the chores," says Main Street Theater's Jeffrey Lane. And here's where the cool stuff starts. Without giving too much away, Lane says, "It involves magic carpet rides, an ice cream cart that comes in and out on its own, saucers and plates that tidy themselves up in the cupboard, napkins that fold themselves and, above all, it all takes place at Christmas in Paris." Even the grownups will love that. 11:30 a.m. Fridays, 1 and 4 p.m. Saturdays. Through December 11. Main Street Theater, Chelsea Market, 4617 Montrose. For information, call 713-524-6706 or visit www.mainstreettheater.com. $12 to $14.
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