Dec 262016
 

Lone Star Circus Celebrates 10th Anniversary with All-New Holiday Show La Fête


A circus is certainly one of the greatest celebrations ever and Dallas’ very own Lone Star Circus is inviting you to join them for an all-new show that will both celebrate their tenth birthday AND ring in the New Year in style.  That’s right – it’s a party (La Fête); it’s an amazing show filled with circus acts from around the world that are making their first appearance ever here in Dallas! Continue reading »

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 242015
 

Teen Brain: The Musical - The Moms Journal - Dallas Children's Theater

Review of Teen Brain: The Musical, Presented by Dallas Children’s Theater

by Mina Frannea

Teen Brain: The Musical, written by award winning playwright Linda Daugherty, follows a group of high school students who portray the everyday struggles that adolescents go through with school, family, friends and relationships as well as their emotional responses to a variety of situations like peer pressure and alcohol and drugs.

Teen Brain the Musical - Dallas Children's Theater - ZiggyThe show creatively incorporates the latest in neuroscience to educate the audience about how the teenage brain develops. This is done in a fun way as part of an interactive class report that Ziggy (Jacob Segoviano) puts together. Segoviano does a great monologue explaining his research, complete with a brain hat and an Albert Einstein like accent – wonderfully done! An interesting fact we learn is that the frontal lobes of a teen brain are not fully developed which is why teens are known to act on impulse. Their brains process things so fast that consequences of choices may not be factored in. Reasoning and decision making based on forethought apparently don’t come into play until about the mid 20′s. Continue reading »

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 »

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 »

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 »