Jan 262015
 

SkippyJon Jones - Dallas Children's Theater

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. Continue reading »

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 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 »