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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.

For more information contact Marianne Kolar, Field Trip Coordinator at 214-978-0120
or email fieldtrips@dct.org.

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214-740-0051
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TEEN SCENE PLAYERS PRESENT

ANDI BOI

Written and Directed 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
(Contains adult language)

As more and more young people are coming to terms with 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. Former classmates recall his last name when they hear it, but there is something different about Andi that keeps the dots from connecting clearly in their minds. 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. Setting up post-show conversations with subject matter resources is encouraged.

Inspired by one teen's journey, this play is not attempting to represent the spectrum of scenarios that are going on in the transgender community, but rather to pave a way to start conversation and foster awareness and understanding.

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

Canceled due to COVID-19

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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

Canceled due to COVID-19

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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

Canceled due to COVID-19

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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
Directed by K. Doug Miller

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

Canceled due to COVID-19

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Dates times and titles subject to change without notice. Dates in red indicate sensory-friendly performances


Book a Dramashop

After your class views a show at the Rosewood Center for Family Arts, a professional theater artist conducts a workshop using hands-on activities to emphasize important themes and concepts from the play. Learn more

 

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ANDI BOI logo designed by Bruce R. Coleman. LAST STOP ON MARKET STREET courtesy of Penguin Random House LLC. All other images © 2019, 2020 Dallas Children's Theater.

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