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Rappin’ Ratz can be found dancing in the Horizon Casino Resort

Tim Parsons

The Rappin' Ratz perform twice Saturday in the Horizon's Golden Cabaret.

The Ratz are in the house.

Rappin’ Ratz, a magical, dancing quartet, will perform for children at noon and 2:30 p.m. Saturday, June 18, in the Horizon Casino Resort Golden Cabaret Showroom. The show is made for children ages 3 to 7.

Choreographed by South Lake Tahoe’s Derek “Cooley” Jaxson, “Ratz in the House” is a live stage show to help educate awareness for the kids about safety via fun dance-style hip-hop. The characters will deliver real educational messages to show how much there is to gain from dancing and singing. Ronnie, Rita, Ruffles and Runt will teach children to read, write, spell and do math.

The Horizon’s director of entertainment, Jim Whirlow, sought out the Rappin’ Ratz after seeing the success of Saturday afternoon puppet shows in the casino’s arcade.

“I want to continue to do family orientated shows Saturdays and maybe Sundays in the summer,” Whirlow said. “If it does well we’ll do a nice steady run through the summer.

The Horizon will have lots of activity this weekend. For the second year, a carnival will be set up in the parking area Thursday through Sunday. And more than 40 vendors will display their wares at the porte-cochere, the Horizon’s west entrance on Highway 50. Capt. Tom’s Blues Cruise is broadcast on KTHO 96.1 FM from 4-6 p.m. at the casino.

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Rappin Ratz is funded in part by Big George adventures and has cooperative agreement with Bianca Children’s studio.