Mar 212014
 

Beauty and the Beast at Dallas Children's Theater

Adventure, romance, mystery and magic come to life on stage in Beauty and the Beast

by Mina Frannea

Watching the beautiful puppets come to life in Beauty and the Beast performed by the Kathy Burks Theatre of Puppetry Arts is a treat in itself. They look so realistic that it’s easy to forget that we’re watching puppets perform. The sets are simple, but effective and the intimate theater setting at Dallas Children’s Theater is perfect for this show.

This version of Beauty and the Beast is an original adaptation and is about a father, Jacques, who is a shipping merchant by trade and who dotes on his daughters, especially his youngest named Beauty. Beauty’s two older sisters, Joy and Hope, are a bit shallow and focused more on material things such as fine clothes and jewelry, whereas Beauty is content with simple, everyday things like planting a rose garden and befriending a duck called Hector who lends humor to several scenes tormenting the older sisters. Continue reading »

Mar 102014
 

Coupon Mom Shares 7 Ways to Save Money at Target

7 Ways to Save Money at Target from Coupon Mom

Stephanie Nelson, founder of the 7 million member CouponMom.com website, wants to share a few of her favorite secrets for getting the ultimate savings when shopping at Target!  With a little effort, you’ll be able to get great products with big savings every week.

1.  Find Advertised and Unadvertised Deals. One of the most popular deals lists on CouponMom.com is our Target deals list because we list advertised and unadvertised deals, updated several times per week.  New advertised deals are added weekly when they change on Sundays. Continue reading »

Mar 042014
 

Beauty & The Beast - Dallas Children's Theater

A visually thrilling production at The Dallas Children’s Theater through March 30th

Adventure, romance, mystery and magic come to life on stage in Kathy Burks Theatre of Puppetry Arts’all new and original adaptation of the beloved classic novel Beauty and The Beast, playing March 7 – 30, 2014 at Dallas Children’s Theater. Enjoyed by ages 5 and up. Continue reading »

Feb 192014
 

Home Safety Tips

Tips on Keeping Kids Safe from Household Hazards

Each year, more than 3.4 million children experience an unintentional injury in their homes. To help keep little ones safe, the Electronic Security Association (ESA) recommends these safety tips.

Keep dangerous items out of reach

The National Capital Poison Center reported that 52 percent of all poisoning victims in 2012 were under the age of 12. To ensure your children don’t become a part of the statistic, it’s important to take extra precautions to keep them away from dangerous household items. Continue reading »

Jan 232014
 

Go, Dog. Go! - Dallas Children's Theater

Enjoy Floppy Eared, Four-Legged Friends at Dallas Children’s Theater in Go, Dog. Go!

Big dogs and little dogs.  Dogs in cars.  It’s a carnival of color and dance and song in Go, Dog. Go! playing Jan 24th through Feb 23rd, 2014 at DCT’s Rosewood Center for Family Arts.

In a series of rollicking vignettes, dogs of all shapes, colors and sizes travel by boat, car, scooter, roller skates and unicycle.  “You will fall in love with these dogs as they work, play and travel like nobody’s business,” says director Nancy Schaeffer.  Among all the hustle and bustle, these floppy eared, four-legged friends even manage to slip-in some important life lessons. Continue reading »

Jan 042014
 

Lone Star Circus - Charivari - Jesse Patterson

Jesse Patterson, Practice Makes Perfect

by Mina Frannea

Watching Jesse Patterson perform her hula hoop act in Lone Star Circus‘ all new holiday show Charivari was a highlight of the evening for my family. I was completely blown away and words such as “flawless” and “graceful” ran through my head as I watched her. At just 16 years old, Jesse displays a confidence and poise on stage beyond her years. Continue reading »

Dec 312013
 

Lone Star Circus - Charivari - Group Photo w/ Logo

Dallas Children’s Theater Presents Lone Star Circus’ Charivari

by Mina Frannea

With a loyal following that grows every year, Lone Star Circus puts on a show at the dawn of each new year filled with the artistry of multi-generational circus stars thanks to founder Fanny Kerwich who brings together these wonderful entertainers in what has become a favorite part of the holidays for many in the DFW area.

This year was no exception. There were so many performances in Charivari that were truly outstanding. A highlight of the evening was Jesse Patterson’s flawless hula hoop act. At just 16 years old, Jesse’s confidence and poise are amazing to watch. She makes twirling 30 hoops at one time look almost effortless! Continue reading »