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General Facts
Student Matinee Performances are Tuesday-Friday mornings (see individual performance descriptions for show times).

Group Sales Only - Single Ticket Sales are not available for Student Matinee performances and NO tickets may be purchased at the door.

Groups of 10 or more $9.50 per person (1 FREE chaperone per 20 student tickets).

Non-refundable deposit payment due within 10 days of booking confirmation to guarantee reservation (see Deposit Table at right).

Balance due six weeks before performance. All plays, locations, dates and times are subject to change.

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Disney’s BEAUTY AND THE BEAST

Music by Alan Menken
Lyrics by Howard Ashman & Tim Rice
Book by Linda Woolverton

October 11 – October 25, 2019 at 10:30 AM
Maximum Theater Capacity: 380
Estimated Run Time: 90 minutes (with intermission)

Grade 1 and up

Be our guest for this tale as old as time! Spirited Belle longs for adventure beyond her small, country town. But does she get more than she bargained for when the Beast captures her father and she is forced to trade places to save him? Favorite castle figures Lumiere, Cogsworth, Chip, and Mrs. Potts hold out hope that Belle can, at last, be the one to help the misunderstood Beast learn to love and be loved in return. If so, they can all be rescued from the curse they are under. Can she do it before the last rose petal falls? Beloved songs mixed with a touch of compassion and kindness highlight the power of true love in this large-scale, family musical based on the Disney classic.

Show Themes: LOVE, REDEMPTION, TRUST, KINDNESS, COMPASSION

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THE VERY HUNGRY CATERPILLAR CHRISTMAS SHOW

Created by Jonathan Rockefeller
Presented in association with Rockefeller Productions
Based on four Eric Carle books

November 14 – December 18, 2019
10:00 AM and 12:30 PM with selected 10:30 AM shows
Sensory-Friendly performance on Friday, November 22 at 10:30 AM

Maximum Theater Capacity: 380
Estimated Run Time: 60 minutes (no intermission)

Pre-K and up

And he was still hungry! So...the Very Hungry Caterpillar came back to Dallas. During the 2019 holiday season, the whole family can make their way to a happy place thanks to a new collection of stories brought to life from beloved children's author/illustrator Eric Carle. Enjoy Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?;10 Little Rubber Ducks; Dream Snow; and of course, a reprisal of The Very Hungry Caterpillar – now celebrating its 50th birthday! Filled with colorful puppets and adorable animals, this extraordinary spectacle is pure holiday magic, and sure to be a sellout, so buy your tickets early!

Show Themes: PUPPETRY, NATURE, BEAUTY, WONDER, KINDNESS, EXPLORATION, HOLIDAYS

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DCT’s NATIONAL TOURING PRODUCTION

MISS NELSON HAS A FIELD DAY

Book, Music & Lyrics by Joan Cushing
Based on the book by Harry Allard and James Marshall

December 2 – December 6, 2019 at 10:00 AM
(Moody Performance Hall)

Maximum Theater Capacity: 700
Estimated Run Time: 60 minutes (no intermission)

December 9 – December 13, 2019 at 10:30 AM and 12:30 PM
(Richland College Fannin Performance Hall)

Maximum Theater Capacity: 485
Estimated Run Time: 60 minutes (no intermission)

Kindergarten and up

Are you ready for some football?! Well…don’t look to the Horace B. Smedley Tornadoes for a win because they’ve never even scored a single point! With an unfocused team that won’t change their attitudes, Coach Armstrong goes crazy. So, Miss Nelson, the school’s favorite teacher, calls in a trusted, but highly feared reinforcement in this zany musical spectacular. The bold and intimidating Coach Viola Swamp whips the Tornadoes into shape just in time for the big rivalry game. Ready. Set. Hut!

Show Themes: HUMOR, SCHOOL, SPORTS, TEAM EFFORT, HARD WORK

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TEEN SCENE PLAYERS PRESENT

LITTLE WOMEN: THE MUSICAL

Script & Lyrics by Linda Daugherty
Music & Lyrics by B. Wolf
Based on the book by Louisa May Alcott

December 10 – December 18, 2019 at 10:30 AM
Maximum Theater Capacity: 145
Estimated Run Time: 90 minutes (no intermission)

Grade 4 and up

Celebrate life, love, and family in this festive musical adaptation of Louisa May Alcott’s cherished novel set against the backdrop of the American Civil War. The March sisters – romantic Meg, spirited Jo, sweet Beth, and headstrong Amy – face adventure, heartbreak, and enduring hope as they weather life’s changes in this timeless drama. Embrace the spirit of the holiday season through a story that has captured the hearts of readers for more than 150 years. Performed by the DCT Academy all-teen cast!

Show Themes: HISTORY, LITERATURE, FAMILY, GROWTH, COMMUNITY

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SCHOOLHOUSE ROCK LIVE!

Originally Conceived and Directed by Scott Ferguson
Book by Scott Ferguson, Kyle Hall, and George Keating
Music and Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens, Bob Dorough, Dave Frishberg, Kathy Mandry, George Newall, and Tom Yohe

January 23 – February 28, 2020
10:00 AM and 12:30 PM with selected 10:30 AM shows

Maximum Theater Capacity: 385
Estimated Run Time: 70 minutes (no intermission)

Grade 1 and up

If you were a kid from the early 70s to mid 80s when this series was first on TV, or in the mid 90s when it ran again; you owe it to yourself to go back in time to the good old days. Relive how fun learning English, history, science, and math was thanks to Saturday morning television and this pop culture phenomenon! There’s no time like the present to start teaching the rest of the family such megahits as Conjunction Junction, Just A Bill, Three Is A Magic Number, and others so everyone can be a part of the show! Join nervous school teacher Tom, and all of those crazy cartoon characters, for a turn-up-the-volume blast you won’t soon forget!

Show Themes: CREATIVITY, IMAGINATION, EDUCATION, LEARNING

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TEEN SCENE PLAYERS PRESENT

ANDI BOI

Written by Bruce R. Coleman
Co-produced with Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts in partnership with First Unitarian Church of Dallas

February 11 – 13, 2020 at 10:30 AM
Maximum Theater Capacity: 145
Estimated Run Time: 90 minutes (no intermission) includes post-show talkback

Grade 7 and up -- Not suitable for children under 13

As more and more young people are coming to terms with the issue of gender identity and transitioning, there is a need for resources that can encourage conversation and understanding in a safe and open environment. Dallas Children’s Theater is pleased to add this topic to its series of internationally-recognized teen issue plays. Andi is a transgender teen entering his first day of school identifying as a male. Stephanie is no more. Soon his new teachers, classmates, and his classmates’ parents will figure it out. How will they react? With aggression? With compassion? With confusion? Inspired by one teen’s journey, ANDI BOI is told with a sensitivity towards Andi and uses wit, heart, and warmth to help audiences find their way to greater compassion and awareness. Talkbacks with subject matter experts will follow every performance.

Interested in attending a reading workshop in the Fall as the playwright finalizes the script? For questions or to have your name added to the list for updates, please email us at family@dct.org.

Show Themes: GENDER IDENTITY, TOLERANCE, EMPATHY, KINDNESS, GROWTH

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LAST STOP ON MARKET STREET

By Matt de la Peña, Illustrated by Christian Robinson
Winner of the 2016 Newbery Medal
Adapted by Gloria Bond Clunie

March 24 – April 9, 2020
10:00 AM and 12:30 PM with selected 10:30 AM shows

Maximum Theater Capacity: 385
Estimated Run Time: 75 minutes (no intermission)

Kindergarten and up

On a Sunday after church in a bustling, ethnically and culturally diverse American city, CJ and his Nana board the public bus for their weekly trip across town to help out at a soup kitchen. Along the way, CJ notices the many differences among people and asks tons of curious questions: Why don’t we have a car? How come that man can’t see? How come it’s always so dirty over there? How?...Why?...With Nana’s fearless and compassionate guidance, CJ discovers that everyone and everything has a unique rhythm and purpose; that the world’s got answers if we listen with more than our ears and see with more than our eyes. This inspiring and imaginative play is based on The New York Times bestseller that won a Newbery Medal, Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor, and a Caldecott Honor.

Show Themes: KINDNESS, GENEROSITY, SERVICE, EMPATHY, COMPASSION, DIVERSITY, ABILITIES

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BALLOONACY

Adapted for the stage by Barry Kornhauser

April 15 – May 1, 2020 at 10:30 AM with selected 12:30 PM shows
Sensory-Friendly performance on Wednesday, April 22 at 10:30 AM

Maximum Theater Capacity: 145
Estimated Run Time: 60 minutes (no intermission)

Pre-K and up

Guess what? It’s The Old Man’s birthday! And the entire audience is invited to celebrate. The Old Man lives a quiet, solitary life. That is, until a mischievous red balloon blows through his window looking for a friend. The wonder and magic of play take centerstage in this charming show packed with hilarious antics and delightful surprises. Great for short attention spans and the wee ones, this uplifting and interactive experience shows how, with a little imagination, companionship is everywhere.

Show Themes: FRIENDSHIP, CREATIVITY, IMAGINATION, KINDNESS

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THE LION, THE WITCH AND THE WARDROBE

Adapted by Joseph Robinette
Based on the book by C.S. Lewis

April 30 – May 22, 2020 at 10:00 AM and 12:30 PM with selected 10:30 AM shows
Maximum Theater Capacity: 385
Estimated Run Time: 90 minutes (with intermission)

Grade 2 and up

One of the most celebrated books in children's literature and the #1 most requested DCT play returns to the stage to create a remarkable world of magic. Join young adventurers Peter, Susan, Edmund, and Lucy as they step through the not so ordinary wardrobe and into the mythical land of C.S. Lewis’ Narnia. Facing fantastic creatures and fierce battles in the heart and on the land, the four siblings must find the courage to battle the treacherous White Witch in order to end the deadly eternal winter in the beautiful forest. Guided by the all-knowing Lion, Aslan, these discoverers learn to cast aside their own fears to find the heroes within themselves.

Show Themes: BETRAYAL, FORGIVENESS, COURAGE, GOOD VS EVIL, KINDNESS, FAMILY, TRANSFORMATION, EXPLORATION

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DCT’s NATIONAL TOURING PRODUCTION

MISS NELSON HAS A FIELD DAY

Book, Music & Lyrics by Joan Cushing
Based on the book by Harry Allard and James Marshall

June 30 – July 2, 2020 at 10:30 AM
(Rosewood Center for Family Arts)

Maximum Theater Capacity: 385
Estimated Run Time: 60 minutes (no intermission)

Kindergarten and up

Are you ready for some football?! Well…don’t look to the Horace B. Smedley Tornadoes for a win because they’ve never even scored a single point! With an unfocused team that won’t change their attitudes, Coach Armstrong goes crazy. So, Miss Nelson, the school’s favorite teacher, calls in a trusted, but highly feared reinforcement in this zany musical spectacular. The bold and intimidating Coach Viola Swamp whips the Tornadoes into shape just in time for the big rivalry game. Ready. Set. Hut!

Show Themes: HUMOR, SCHOOL, SPORTS, TEAM EFFORT, HARD WORK

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IMAGE CREDITS

Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST JR and SCHOOLHOUSE ROCK LIVE! JR are used with the authorization of MTI. THE VERY HUNGRY CATERPILLAR and associated logos are trademarks and/or registered marks of Eric Carle LLC, © &™. LAST STOP ON MARKET STREET courtesy of Penguin Random House LLC. All other images © 2019, 2020 Dallas Children's Theater.

ADDITIONAL CREDITS

Disney’s BEAUTY AND THE BEAST JR and SCHOOLHOUSE ROCK LIVE! JR are presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. MTIShows[dot]com.

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