Jun 132016

Pinkalicious the Musical - Dallas Children's Theater - The Moms Journal

The Moms Journal is partnering with North Texas Kids Magazine and we’re giving away two family 4-packs of tickets! See giveaway information below!

Fans of all ages will surely need something to balance the sugar rush that is Pinkalicious, The Musical at Dallas Children’s Theater this summer from June 17 to July 17. Fortunately, there is a great green message also contained in the story of healthy living, family, and friendship. As DCT’s #1 all-time box office hit, Pinkalicious, The Muscial promises to provide the perfect pink fix this summer in Dallas!

When Pinkalicious doesn’t heed her parents’ warnings and indulges in too many pink goodies, she has to make some healthy choices to fight off a bad case of Pinkititis. Follow along from the moment she bakes those infamous cupcakes with her mom to the confusion she goes through when some birds, bees, and butterflies mistake her for a real flower at the park! Pinkalicious finally eats a little green food, and her little brother is no longer feels blue, and all kids will learn to show their true colors!

The popular book pops off the stage in this high-energy musical treat that kids will love even more than pink cupcakes! Throughout the show’s run, fans are invited to don their favorite pink attire and join the pinkatastic celebration taking place at DCT this summer. With the pinkest chair borrowed from our friends at Helen Ficalora, displayed prominently in our lobby, to pink cutouts and more, there’ll be loads of memorable Kodak moments.

To purchase tickets, visit www.dct.org or call their box office at 214-740-0051.

Read my review of Pinkalicious, The Muscal at NorthTexasKids.com.

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Feb 022016

Monster Jam - Monster Trucks

Discovery Channel’s Gas Monkey Garage is Debuting at Monster Jam on Saturday, February 13th!

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Celebrate Valentine’s Day checking out Monster truck action at Monster Jam® on Saturday, February 13th at AT&T Stadium in Arlington.  Monster Jam events are affordably priced for the whole family. Ticket prices vary. Visit www.MonsterJam.com or www.Ticketmaster.com for details.   Tickets may also be purchased by calling 800-745-3000 or visiting the stadium’s box office.  All seats are reserved. Continue reading »

Nov 212013

The Nutcracker - Dallas Children's Theater

The Nutcracker, One of Two Holiday Shows at Dallas Children’s Theater

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No holiday season is complete without Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker. Kathy Burks Theatre of Puppetry Arts’ unique and acclaimed puppet interpretation of Tchaikovsky’s masterpiece returns to Dallas Children’s Theater November 29 – December 22, 2013. Continue reading »

Nov 102013

'Twas the Night Before Christmas - Dallas Children's Theater

DCT Presents ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas

Multi-ticket giveaway below

Dallas Children’s Theater has a NEW holiday show this year ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas!  Watch this classic poem comes to life with bells, toys, Sugar Plum Fairies and holiday delight for all! Playing November 22 – December 22, 2013.

‘Twas the Night Before Christmas captures the wonder of Clement C. Moore’s classic poem and is an imaginative, highly visual event for families to share and cherish during the holiday season. Continue reading »

Jan 122013

Good Night Moon - Dallas Children's Theater

Kids, wear your favorite pajamas and join Dallas Children’s Theater at the opening night pajama party for Goodnight Moon!

(Win 4 tickets to see Goodnight Moon on opening night – details below)


Dallas Children’s Theater (DCT) presents the wonderful, whimsical bedtime story Goodnight Moon, playing January 25 – March 3, 2013. Goodnight Moon is the sparkling musical adaptation by Chad Henry of the timeless bedtime story by Margaret Wise Brown, now celebrating its 66th year.

About the Show

Starring the little bunny in the Great Green Room, this fanciful poem of goodnight wishes comes to life in an extravaganza of magic, singing, dancing and puppetry.  “All the familiar characters from the book are featured in the show, with a few surprises and funny inventions,” says director Nancy Schaeffer.

Goodnight Moon - Dallas Childen's TheaterThree Styles of Puppetry!

Three styles of puppetry including hand puppets, marionettes and Black Theatre rod puppets combine with special effects to create nursery magic and bring inanimate objects to life. The fireplace smiles, a lamp teases, the telephone talks, a red balloon squeaks and the clock dances.  Hand held puppets of a naughty mouse and kittens create the pandemonium that makes this little bunny feel wide-awake at bedtime.

Live Music

Another special element of the play is live musical accompaniment, producing an enchanting, extraordinary nighttime world.  Pianist and composer B. Wolf accompanies the performers with Mr. Henry’s score full of vaudeville, jazz, show-tunes, ragtime and lullaby.  Costumed in jammies herself, Ms. Wolf creates a compelling and dynamic musical experience as she interacts casually with the action.

Will the tooth fairy come?  Who is growling into the telephone?  Will Clarabelle finally make it over the moon?  And something mysterious is very noisy in the little toy house!

Goodnight Moon - Dallas Children's TheaterOpening Night Pajama Party

Attend Goodnight Moon on opening night, Friday, January 25 for extra fun one hour prior to the show and at intermission.  Children are encouraged to wear their favorite pajamas and enjoy coloring, face painting and more.  FREE milk and cookies provided by Tiff’s Treats, and one free show poster per family.

Book Drive for VMLC

During the run of Goodnight Moon (January 25 – March 3), donate a new book for ages 4 months to 5 years to DCT for VMLC and receive a FREE ticket to DCT’s summer show, “The True Story of the Three Little Pigs!” (one ticket per family).  VMLC provides English Literacy programs to 1,000 adults and 200 young children in the Vickery Meadow, West Dallas, and Bachman Lake neighborhoods – helping adults improve their English skills and helping their young children successfully prepare for elementary school. VMLC services are provided at no cost to the families.  Help DCT support VMLC!

For more information and to purchase your tickets, visit the Dallas Children’s Theater website at www.dct.org.


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Contest ends Sunday, January 20th. Winner will be notified by email (the one you use to leave the comment below) on Monday, January 21st and must respond ASAP.

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Nov 112012

Disney on Ice : Treasure Trove - Thanksgiving Week 2012

Disney on Ice: Treasure Trove is Coming to Allen Event Center November 21st – 25th

Discover endless riches when an extraordinary lineup of stories from the Disney animated film vault comes to life right in your hometown in Disney On Ice presents Treasure Trove!

Get tangled up in Disney’s 50th animated feature with Rapunzel and Flynn and enter the worlds of your other favorite Disney princesses –Tiana, Cinderella, Jasmine, Ariel, Sleeping Beauty, Belle, Mulan and of course, the one who started it all, Snow White.  Ahoy, Mateys!  Set sail with Peter Pan, the always sassy Tinker Bell and the cantankerous Captain Hook and his pirate pals on an adventure beyond Never Land!  Trek the wilds of Africa with Simba, Nala, Pumbaa and Timon as they discover the true meaning of the ‘Circle of Life.’  Tick-Tock!  Tick-Tock!  Don’t be late to a very important date with Alice and the Mad Hatter as they march with the Queen of Hearts’ Army of Cards.  Relive magical moments in this ultimate Disney animation celebration coming to Allen! Continue reading »

Nov 092012

The Nutcracker - Dallas Children's Theater

(Win 4 tickets to this show — see below)

No holiday season is complete without Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker. Kathy Burks Theatre of Puppetry Arts’ unique and acclaimed puppet interpretation of Tchaikovsky’s masterpiece returns to Dallas Children’s Theater November 16 – December 23, 2012.

Director Kathy Burks says, “Since The Nutcracker is primarily known as a vehicle for ballet, many people expect to see puppet ballet dancers. They will not find them, but will, however, find a great deal of dancing and rhythmic movement performed by unique beings and inanimate objects, which come to life on-stage.  The skill and artistry of the puppeteer gives them breath.  Our production is a fresh, original visual interpretation of a holiday tradition.”

This Nutrcracker utilizes the experimental theater technique of Black Theatre, a form of puppetry in which puppets perform in a stream of light with the puppeteers rendered invisible through the use of black robes, hoods and gloves.  The Black Theatre rod puppets move without strings or any visible means of manipulation creating a dramatic, magical effect. Continue reading »