May 292014
 

National Trails Day on June 7thNational Trails Day on June 7th

American Hiking Society’s National Trails Day will bring together outdoor enthusiasts across the country on Saturday, June 7, 2014, for the 22nd annual celebration of America’s magnificent trail system and its countless supporters and volunteers. More than 2,000 nationwide events will take place including trail maintenance, hiking, paddling, biking, horseback riding, bird watching, running, trail celebrations and more. 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 »

Dec 312013
 

Lone Star Circus - Charivari - Group Photo w/ Logo

Dallas Children’s Theater Presents Lone Star Circus’ Charivari

With a loyal following that grows every year, Lone Star Circus puts on a show at the dawn of each new year filled with the artistry of multi-generational circus stars thanks to founder Fanny Kerwich who brings together these wonderful entertainers in what has become a favorite part of the holidays for many in the DFW area.

This year was no exception. There were so many performances in Charivari that were truly outstanding. A highlight of the evening was Jesse Patterson’s flawless hula hoop act. At just 16 years old, Jesse’s confidence and poise are amazing to watch. She makes twirling 30 hoops at one time look almost effortless! Continue reading »

Dec 192013
 

Lone Star Circus - CHARIVARI Ticket Giveaway - The Moms Journal

Dallas Children’s Theater presents

Lone Star Circus’ CHARIVARI


An all-new show presented for the first time ever in partnership with Dallas Children’s Theater (DCT), Lone Star Circus’ CHARIVARI brings together an international galaxy of acrobats, aerialists, hand balancers, jugglers, clowns, and dogs as they perform together to create the most sensational and joyous circus spectacular Dallas – Ft. Worth has ever seen.

Playing for 10 shows at the Rosewood Center for Family Arts, December 27 – January 5, CHARIVARI is the perfect way for family and friends to celebrate the end of 2013 and the dawn of the New Year. Continue reading »

Nov 212013
 

The Nutcracker - Dallas Children's Theater

The Nutcracker, One of Two Holiday Shows at Dallas Children’s Theater

(See ticket giveaway below)

No holiday season is complete without Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker. Kathy Burks Theatre of Puppetry Arts’ unique and acclaimed puppet interpretation of Tchaikovsky’s masterpiece returns to Dallas Children’s Theater November 29 – December 22, 2013. Continue reading »