Jan 022015
 

Lone Star Circus - Oh La La! - TheMomsJournal

Review of Oh La La! Presented by Lone Star Circus

Lone Star Circus infuses this year’s exciting circus spectacular Oh La La! with a chic western flair, a great ensemble of music and a talented cast of internationally renowned entertainers.

When Fanny Kerwich, creative director and founder of Lone Star Circus puts together a show, it’s important to her to create a memorable, vibrant and fun cirque experience that everyone can enjoy. Not surprisingly, Lone Star Circus’ annual productions, which celebrate and usher in the New Year in great style, have developed a huge fan following that grows every year. What most folks may not know is that the show literally comes together in about 2 – 3 days. Quite impressive considering the caliber of the performances. Each act is performed by experienced circus professionals who mesmerize the audience with their brilliant skill in the circus arts.

Unique to this year’s production, directed by Kerwich and Dimitri Bogatirev, is a western theme that brings with it a sense of good old fashioned Texas pride. Serenading the crowd in between introducing acts, show host Gary Lynn Floyd has a relaxed, southern manner about him and does a great job bringing a cohesive flow to the production. Continue reading »

Dec 202014
 

Dallas Children’s Theater brings the Lone Star Circus back by popular demand!

Ring in the New Year with an unforgettable circus extravaganza featuring an international cast of acrobats, aerialists, hand balancers, jugglers, clowns and more. As part of its season themed Believe, Dallas Children’s Theater invites patrons to believe in the unbelievable with acts from the award-winning Lone Star Circus’ presentation of Oh lá lá, an all-new holiday production.  The spectacular runs December 27, 2014 through January 4, 2015 at the Rosewood Center for Family Arts and it’s definitely a New Year’s tradition the whole family can enjoy. Continue reading »

Oct 242014
 

Night of the Living Dead - Dallas Children's Theater

Zombies take over the stage in Night of the Living Dead

by Mina Frannea

Caught the opening night performance of Night of The Living Dead at Dallas Children’s Theater which features an all teen cast. The play is based on the 1968 low budget horror movie by George Romero and John Russo, adapted for the stage by Lori Allen Ohm.

The story opens with siblings Barbara (Bailey Thixton) and Johnny (Jude Hebert) going to the local cemetery to visit their father’s grave. Unbeknownst to the brother and sister, radiation fallout from a satellite is causing people to turn into flesh-eating zombies. After Johnny is bitten by a zombie in the process of saving Barbara, she runs away, ending up at a farm house. Still in a state of shock from her previous encounter, Barbara is further traumatized when Ben (Jacob Segoviano) forces his way into the farm house as he’s trying to get away from a mob of zombies. Ben manages to eventually calm Barbara then begins to barricade the doors and windows of the house to keep the zombies out. What the two characters don’t realize is that there are other people in the house who are hiding in the basement. The confusion and hysteria resulting from the apocalyptic event are palpable and well played out by the cast as the story unfolds. Continue reading »

Oct 222014
 

Special Needs Fall Carnival and Resource Fair

Fall Carnival and Resource Fair Oct 25th for Individuals with Special Needs and Their Families

Especially Needed provides resources and fun events to individuals with special needs and their families in the North Texas area.  This non-profit is hosting it’s 5th Annual Fall Carnival and Resource Fair on October 25th, 5pm to 8pm. Continue reading »

Oct 172014
 

Night of the Living Ded - Dallas Children's Theater

Night of the Living Dead Playing at Dallas Children’s Theater, October 17 – 31, 2014

You can’t keep a good zombie down! DCT’s Halloween tradition rises again! They’re back…they’re dead…and they’re hungry….The cult classic Night of the Living Dead returns to the DCT stage!  Radiation from a fallen satellite transforms the dead into flesh-eating zombies, and no one is safe. It’s the 1968 black and white, B-movie horror classic brought to life (figuratively speaking)! Full of thrills, chills, and dark satire,  Night of the Living Dead is intended for an audience of teens and adults, 13 years old and above.  The production contains strong language and situations and is not suitable for young children. Continue reading »

Sep 162014
 

Sixth Annual North Texas Giving Day is September 16, 2014

Stretch Your Donation to Your Favorite Participating Non-Profit on North Texas Giving Day

Thursday, Sept 18, 2014 (6am – midnight) is North Texas Giving Day, your opportunity to support more than 1,500 certified non-profit organizations in North Texas by enabling them to receive additional funds when you make an online donation of at least $25. Continue reading »

Sep 092014
 

Expressions of Gratitude Art Contest - Thanks-Giving Foundation

Students (K-12) are invited to participate in the 10th annual Thanks-Giving Foundation Expressions of Gratitude Art Contest

Expressions of Gratitude inspires students to think creatively about being grateful in different aspects of their lives.  It’s a chance for students and their teachers or school to win prize money and participate in an exciting competition!  There are three categories:  art, dance and essay.

The 2014 theme is “I am grateful for the Golden Rule.” This topic encourages students to express cultural and personal gratitude on the value of treating everyone the way they would want to be treated.

Teachers, mentors and parents are invited to enter the work of their students and children from Sept. 15 through Dec. 15. Students can enter individually by having a teacher, parent or adult mentor sign the entry form.

Cash prizes will be awarded for the winners and for their teachers or schools for class supplies. Entries are accepted from K-12 students across the United States and globally.  Awards will be presented in early 2015. For more details, visit thanks-giving.org.