Astonishing Kids & Families With The Fun of Broadway-like Plays & A Lot More
Our 2012-13 Season

With the mission of inspiring young people to creative and productive lives through the art of the theater, DCT is now proud to be able to create a positive, fun atmosphere for families with sensory friendly needs. A child with autism or some other sensory challenge who loves theater and the arts will be excited about this new program at DCT and, hopefully, with the transformational experience of theater, will be inspired to creatively contribute to the world and their community in their own way.


Performances

We are so pleased to be able to offer you these specially-adapted plays for the enjoyment of those with sensory needs. Throughout the course of the year, Dallas Children's Theater will present a variety of plays from which you can choose.  Some stories, especially fairy tales, may be disturbing to some children, for example, the villain or conflict in the story.  If you desire more specific detail about how the story is presented, don't hesitate to call us.

Next Sensory-Friendly Performance Day Schedule

3:30 - 4:30 Optional pre-show activities including facepainting, clown performances and other activities Participate at whatever level is best for your family
4:00 Doors to the theater are opened
4:30 Show begins
(There will be an intermission for this production.)


SKIPPYJON JONES

February 21 at 4:30 p.m. - Be among the first audiences to enjoy this brand new musical adaptation of Judy Schachner's beloved book! Skippyjon Jones is a rambunctious Siamese kitten with big ears and an even bigger imagination. When his loving but exasperated mother puts Skippyjon in time-out, he starts to daydream. His imagination takes him far, far away to Mexico, where he pretends that he is a swashbuckling Chihuahua named Skippito Friskito. This silly, sweet tale celebrates the power of imagination. As Skippyjon would say... mucho fun! Enjoyed by ages 4 and up

Sensory Shows Coming Up


BALLOONACY

April 25 at 1:30 p.m. - Our youngest audiences will enjoy this award-winning story of a lonely old man (played by DCT's own Karl Schaeffer) and his friendship with a balloon. The old man is set in his solitary ways until a red balloon blows through his window and insists on becoming his friend. Sweet, inventive and packed with physical comedy, this play shows how, with a little imagination and acceptance, companionship is everywhere. Enjoyed by ages 3 and up

THE MUSCIAL ADVENTURES OF FLAT STANLEY

June 27 at 1:30 p.m. - DCT's National Touring production is back from a whirlwind musical travelogue across the United States! Stanley is a normal 10-year-old boy—too normal, if you ask him. His wish for adventure is granted when a bulletin board flattens Stanley, enabling him to mail himself all around the world! Stanley—the ultimate exchange student—scours the globe, visiting Paris, Los Angeles, Hawaii, and more! In this heartwarming musical adventure, Stanley learns that there is no place like home. Enjoyed by ages 5 and up

Sensory Show Adaptations

General production adaptations include leaving the house lights up a few levels higher than for a standard performance and reducing the sound level. We also offer a "Quiet Room" for children who need a break.

There will be some fun and engaging activities presented before the play, so plan to come as early as one hour before the show.

To Purchase Tickets

DCT wants to make sure families have no barriers that would prevent them from at least sampling these great opportunities created especially for them! Tickets to see Rapunzel are $10 per person. Regular DCT show prices range from $13 to $28.

Thanks to a national grant, we have been pleased to offer our first shows at a greatly reduced price. Now we must prepare to secure the program for its long-term existence. This will require a combination of ticket sales and sponsorship donations from our community. It is hoped that with this kind of partnership, the theater will be able to hold at the low $10 per ticket price for years to come. If at any time, this ticket price is a hardship, please call the box office and inquire about scholarships.

To purchase tickets, please call 214-740-0051

Family Resources


Social Story - A pictorial guide with simple language explaining what can be expected when visiting the theater.


Parent Tipsheet – Specific details about the production.


Want to arrange a pre-visit to the theater or have additional questions? Contact Gina Waits at: 214-978-0110 or gina.waits@dct.org

Dallas Children's Theater is a participant in the Audience (R)Evolution Program, funded by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and administered by Theatre Communications Group, the national organization for the professional not-for-profit American theatre.

Autism Speaks is also providing a grant to DCT so that it can document this year's experience. Local partners include Autism Speaks, the Center for Autism and Developmental Disabilities at UT Southwestern, University of North Texas Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences and the Health Science Center and the Autism Center, Children's Medical Center and the Dallas Museum of Art.

Dallas Children's Theater Needs Your Financial Support For This Program


We are so fortunate that this work has been funded for the calendar year 2014. But we've heard the need and we have a dream to ensure these families in Dallas can come see shows like this year after year after year after year. In order to make this dream a reality, we need some help for you. If you, your company or your foundation would like to learn more about how you can support sensory-friendly programming at DCT through a tax-deductible contribution, please contact Michael Gonzales at michael.gonzales@dct.org or Click Here. Thanks for helping us make a difference in the lives of all children and families.

 


 

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FROM NORTH (VIA I-75)

Travel I-75 (Central) S and take the Northwest HWY Exit. Merge onto Northwest HWY East. Go approximately 1 mile. Take the Skillman North exit to the right. Go approximately 1/8 mile, turn RIGHT onto Theater Way.

FROM NORTH (VIA DALLAS NORTH TOLLWAY)

Travel South on the Dallas Tollway and take the Northwest HWY Exit. Travel East on Northwest HWY. Take the Skillman North exit to the right. Go approximately 1/8 mile, turn RIGHT onto Theater Way.

FROM NORTH (DENTON AREA)

Travel South on 35E and take the I-635 East exit. Travel East on I-635. Merge onto I-75 South towards Dallas. Exit Northwest HWY East. Go approximately 1 mile. Take the Skillman North exit to the right. Go approximately 1/8 mile, turn RIGHT onto Theater Way.

FROM GARLAND AREA

Travel South on Garland Ave / TX –78 S. Continue to follow TX-78 S. Turn Slight Right onto E Northwest HWY/ TX-244 Spur West. Turn Right onto North Skillman. Go approximately 1/8 mile, turn RIGHT onto Theater Way.

FROM DOWNTOWN (VIA I-75)

Travel I-75 (Central) N and take the Northwest HWY Exit. Merge onto Northwest HWY East. Go approximately 1 mile. Take the Skillman North exit to the right. Go approximately 1/8 mile, turn RIGHT onto Theater Way.

FROM EAST (MESQUITE AREA)

Travel I-30 West (R.L. Thorton) and take the I-75 North exit. From I-75 N take the Northwest Hwy Exit. Merge onto Northwest HWY East. Go approximately 1 mile. Take the Skillman North Exit to the right. Go approximately 1/8 mile, turn RIGHT onto Theater Way.

FROM SOUTH (OAK CLIFF AREA)

Travel I-30 East and take the I-75 North exit. Continue down I-75 N and take the Northwest Hwy Exit. Merge onto Northwest HWY East. Go approximately 1 mile. Take the Skillman North Exit to the RIGHT. Go approximately 1/8 mile, turn RIGHT onto Theater Way.


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