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 »

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 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 082014
 

Rapunzel, Rapunzel a Very Hairy Tale - Dallas Children's Theater - TheMomsJournalDCT opens season with wild and whimsical musical with an eco-friendly set

Dallas Children’s Theater begins its 2014-2015 season with Rapunzel! Rapunzel! A Very Hairy Fairy Tale (Sept. 19 – Oct 26). The scenery for this hilarious musical will be created using 90% recycled and repurposed materials. Enjoyed by ages 4 and up. Sensory-friendly performance on Saturday, Oct. 11th. 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 »

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 »