Dec 202014
 

Dallas Children’s Theater brings the Lone Star Circus back by popular demand!

Ring in the New Year with an unforgettable circus extravaganza featuring an international cast of acrobats, aerialists, hand balancers, jugglers, clowns and more. As part of its season themed Believe, Dallas Children’s Theater invites patrons to believe in the unbelievable with acts from the award-winning Lone Star Circus’ presentation of Oh lá lá, an all-new holiday production.  The spectacular runs December 27, 2014 through January 4, 2015 at the Rosewood Center for Family Arts and it’s definitely a New Year’s tradition the whole family can enjoy. 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 »

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 »

Jul 232014
 

Ringling Bros - Built to Amaze - Clown Alley

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey’s Built to Amaze is Coming to DFW

Dallas’ American Airlines Center, 7/ 30-8/10 and Fort Worth Convention Center, 8/13-17

(Giveaway Info. Below)

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Presents Built To Amaze!, is an extraordinarily engineered circus experience where Children Of All Ages find out what it takes to build The Greatest Show On Earth. The foundation is set and the rising anticipation of high-energy, high-jinx and hilarity is ready to be transported by colorful circus machinery and unleashed from shipping crates right before the audience’s eyes this summer. 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 »