SkippyJon Jones at Dallas Children’s Theater January 23-February 23, 2015
SkippyJon Jones is a celebration of the unbridled imagination of the very young as seen through the eyes of a Siamese kitten who longs to lead the life of the swashbuckling Chihuahua Skippito Friskito! While raucous and full of infectious humor, the story also demonstrates a child’s ability and need to explore all aspects of their identity. When faced with loneliness and self-doubt, the determined young Skippyjon retreats to his toy-strewn closet to find adventure and become a hero. Peppered with joyous wordplay and colorful language, this will be an invigorating exploration of the imagination.
DCT Artistic Associate and Director Nancy Schaeffer looks forward to bringing author Judy Schachner’s beloved character to the stage. According to Schaeffer, “Our designers, Amarante Lucero and Lyle Huchton are truly working from page to stage as they create this environment. We can see that this is the world inside Skippyjon’s mind, made up with his toys playing the characters. We can all remember getting lost in our own world playing, and that’s what we’re going to show – the wonder of a child’s mind. This group of actors and designers and the original score are all going to bring that to life and it will just be delightful.”
Collecting Non0-Perishable Food Items and Pet Toys
Each year at this time, Dallas Children’s Theater invites audiences to join in acts of kindness. During the run of SkippyJon Jones, DCT will be collecting items for two local organizations that can always benefit from community support. Non-perishable food items will be collected for the Vickery Meadow Neighborhood Alliance Food Pantry as well as toys for cats and dogs at the Operation Kindness animal shelter. If families bring something for one group, they’ll receive one free youth ticket good for the summer production of The Musical Adventures of Flat Stanley. If they choose to bring something for both groups, they can receive up to two tickets to the summer show.
To purchase your tickets, visit dct.org or call their box office at 214-740-0051.