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Ir­ish pup­pet com­pany Lam­bert Pup­pet Theatre is bring­ing The Naughty Dog – a 40 minute pup­pet show – to Duc­tac’s Ki­lac­hand Stu­dio on July 7 and 8. Run by hus­band-wife pup­peteer duo Noel and Eva Lam­bert (right), the show fea­tures lov­able char­ac­ters like Dinin the di­nosaur and Dash the dog and teaches im­por­tant con­cepts of re­spect­ing na­ture through slap­stick hu­mour and catchy mu­sic. Tick­ets are Dh50 per per­son; visit duc­tac.org.

Stu­dents of the Di­verse Chore­og­ra­phy Per­form­ing Arts School in Dubai are putting on a Romeo and Juliet-in­spired dance show called Turn

Up the Mu­sic at the Mad­i­nat Theatre. Tal­ented kids will be get­ting foot­loose to and sing­ing Motown tunes by Berry Gordy, Marvin Gaye and Aretha Franklin and hits from mu­si­cals like Foot­loose and West Side Story. Last day; tick­ets from Dh145 at mad­i­natthe­atre.com.

Here’s some­thing Dis­ney for­got to tell us: Aladdin has a lit­tle brother named... Xavier? Meet him and the girl of his dreams, Aisha, in Xavier and

Aisha’s Amaz­ing Choral Ad­ven­ture ,a show for kids at Dubai Opera on July 6 and 7. Co­or­di­nated by lo­cal com­poser Joanna Marsh, the per­for­mance by stu­dents of Sid­ney Sus­sex Col­lege Cam­bridge nar­rates the story of how Xavier learns to sing and defeat an evil con­duc­tor to marry Aisha. Dh50 per per­son, shows at 11am and 2pm.

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