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Theater shows continuing this weekend include:

“Frozen the Musical Jr.” at the Rhode Center for the Arts, 514 56th St.

The final performances for the show, which features 33 young people in the cast, are 7:30 p.m. Friday, 3 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday.

Tickets are $15 for adults and $13 for students and senior citizens and are available at www.rhodecenter.org and at the door.

Jodi Diderrich, an English as a second language teacher at Gateway Technical College, is directing the show, which opens the Lakeside Players community theater troupe’s season.

“Frozen the Musical Jr.” is based on the 2013 Disney animated film and tells the story of princesses Elsa and Anna and the magical land of Arendelle.

During their adventures, they meet a goofy snowman named Olaf and sing a bunch of songs, including the Oscar winning hit “Let It Go.”

The two-character romance “Chapatti” at the Over Our Head Players, 318 Sixth St. in Racine.

The Irish love story by Christian O’Reilly “takes a sweet and often funny look at the lives of two lonely animal-loving senior citizens,” according to show organizers.

The play stars Kevin Hlavka and Barbi McGuire.

The final performances are 8 p.m. Friday, 5:30 and 8 p.m. Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $20 ($18 on Sunday) and are available online at overourheadplayers.org or by calling 262-632-6802.

Neil Simon’s semi-autobiographical play “Lost in Yonkers” at the Racine Theatre Guild, 2519 Northwestern Ave. in Racine.

The show runs through Sept. 29. are 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays. There are also 2 p.m. Saturday matinees on Sept. 21 and 28.

Also, 7 p.m. “value” performances, with reduced ticket prices, are Sept. 22 (Sunday) and Sept. 26 (Thursday).

Tickets are $13-$18. Call 262-633-4218 or log on at www.racinetheatre.org.

Lisa Kornetsky, a retired professor in theater arts at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside, is the guest director for this show.

In the show, set in 1942, two young teens — Arty and Jay — are sent to live with their stern grandmother in Yonkers after the death of their mother. Their father, faced with piles of medical bills, goes on the road as a salesman.

Also in their grandmother’s household is childlike Aunt Bella and Uncle Louie, who works for local mobsters.

In their strange new world of Yonkers, the boys learn lessons about love, responsibility and the importance of family that will carry them into adulthood.

The coming of age story “perfectly combines reality and comedy,” according to organizers.

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