For the first time, Imagination Stage is teaming up with The Washington Ballet to create a world premiere fusion of dance, theater, and puppetry in Imagination Stage’s summer production, The Lion, The Witch & The Wardrobe. In this groundbreaking collaboration, based on the novel by C.S. Lewis, the roles of Lucy, Edmond, Susan, and Peter are played jointly by an actor and a dancer, and the courageous lion Aslan is portrayed by a life-size puppet operated by three actor/puppeteers, similar to the puppets used in the Broadway production War Horse. When Lucy discovers a magical wardrobe that leads her and her siblings into the fantastical world of Narnia, the four become embroiled in an enduring battle between the evil forces of the White Witch and her arch nemesis, the great lion Aslan. Performance times vary. Appropriate for ages 5 and up. Tickets are $10 to $27.