Jun 272011

Last weekend, my children and I got to see “The Pied Piper’s Magic” at Dallas Children’s Theater. We’ve been to several of their shows and have not been disappointed with the quality of DCT’s productions.

This show a was a stage adaptation of Steven Kellogg’s book, “The Pied Piper’s Magic.” It was a special treat for us because we got to meet Steven Kellogg at a pre-show book signing! He was really nice and took the time to write detailed autographs in every book that was presented to him.

Steven Kellogg's autograph in my kids' copy of "The Pied Piper's Magic"

The show was really uplifting–quite unlike the traditional story of a punitive and greedy Pied Piper. The production had a bunch of young actors too. It was the largest cast of characters we’ve seen yet and the whole experience was fun!

During the show, my kids remembered that Deborah Brown, who plays Elbavol in “The Pied Piper’s Magic,” was part of the cast in another of DCT’s shows: “The True Story of the Three Little Pigs.”

Deborah Brown as Elbavol (the bride in this photo) Photo by Karen Almond

Even better was that they recognized B.J. Cleveland from that show as well and he was in the audience! Guess both of these wonderful actors made a big impression on my children. I went up to B.J. after the show to tell him about my kids recognizing him and he was nice enough to take a photo with them.

B.J. Cleveland from "The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs"

What a nice way to spend a Saturday afternoon! The only downside was that my husband wasn’t able to join us like he usually does, but a good friend of mine came along with her daughter to help keep an eye on my kids.

“The Pied Piper’s Magic” plays Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through July 17th and you can check out my review here at DFWmama.com. Hope you enjoy it as much as we did!