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Written by Ernie Nolan
Based on the book by Adam Rubin
Illustrated by Daniel Salmieri
Published by Penguin Group
Produced by special arrangement with Plays for Young Audiences
Directed by Nancy Schaeffer

January 29 – February 20, 2022

A boy and his dog are watching a TV show about dragons when a mind-blowing secret is revealed: Dragons love tacos! Chicken tacos, beef tacos, great big tacos, teeny tiny tacos, all kinds of tacos. So, the boy and his dog decide to throw a taco party to end all taco parties for a flock of dragons, each with their own unique style and personality. But what are the fiery consequences for eating tacos with spicy jalapeño pepper salsa? This hilarious, dance-filled journey into the field of Dragonology is equal parts ridiculous and delicious, and has all the ingredients for a fantastic time!

Recommended for ages 4 and up

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

April 3 – May 15, 2022

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.

Recommended for ages 7 and up

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Written by Miriam Gonzales
Directed by Richard T. Quadri

April 29 – May 1, 2022

In a world where deeply-rooted biases and misperceptions easily take hold, life can often feel unnerving – things can change for better or worse in a blink of an eye. Ray and Jimi are Washington, DC high school students who are navigating their young adult worlds and what it means to be young black men in the city. Ray tells the story of a day, and the 10 seconds inside that day, that they will never forget. We see not only their perspectives, but also those of the police they encounter. Through audience engagement and interactive moments, the play provides opportunities for reflection and discussion. Each performance will be followed by a talkback facilitated by Visions for Change’s Denise Lee and Thomas Collier and featuring helpful subject matter resources from law enforcement and area youth groups. This play was originally commissioned by Imagination Stage in Bethesda, MD.

Recommended for ages 13 and up

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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

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.

Created especially for ages 13 and up and those who love them...
(Contains adult language)

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By Philip Schaeffer
Music by Philip Schaeffer
Based on Edgar Allan Poe's "The Raven"
Directed by Nancy Schaeffer

Quoth the Raven..."Nevermore." Meet The Raven Society: a group of nine dedicated to meeting at midnight to recite and discuss Edgar Allan Poe's poem "The Raven." Trouble is, with the 2019–2021 COVID recommendations, meeting in a graveyard — while appealingly atmospheric — is just too uncertain. Surely a Zoom call could work just as well. But, what's this mysterious figure that keeps appearing? In this spooky, funny, and educational show, The Raven Society proves that true horror dwells within.

Recommended for ages 9 and up

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DCT presents...


Created by Dick Monday and Tiffany Riley
Produced by Laughter League, Inc.

September 18 – September 26, 2021

Oh, how we've missed you! So, DCT has pulled out all the stops for our long-awaited reopening with an interactive and fun event curated by those fabulously festive clowns, Slappy and Monday, and a host of their friends. Come witness incredible performances including spectacular juggling, tap dance, high-energy drumming, animated storytelling, and of course...hilarious clowning! No matter your age, there'll be something to put a smile on your face. Return to the incredible world of live performance with your DCT family! We can't wait to see you!

Recommended for ages 5 and up

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Adapted by Doug Kmiotek
Based on the book by Michael Bond
Created by Jonathan Rockefeller
Directed by Douglass Burks

December 5 – December 23, 2021

It's holiday time in the Brown household and Paddington — the famous, accident-prone bear — is here to save the day! When he and the Brown's housekeeper, Mrs. Bird, run out of sugar for the seasonal marmalade jam they are preparing, Paddington heads next door to borrow some from Mr. Curry. Unfortunately, the usually grumpy Mr. Curry is even more short tempered than normal as he prepares for a visit from his great aunt who is a stickler for tidiness. Paddington, feeling sorry for Mr. Curry, volunteers to help him with his chores. But Paddington's good intentions end up leading to chaos, as one by one, each of his tasks take on an unexpected outcome! Will Paddington be able to fix everything in time for everyone to properly celebrate the holidays? Find out in this fun-filled holiday comedy!

Recommended for ages 4 and up


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The following shows are ASL (American Sign Language) interpretation performances*:

December 19, 2021, 4:30 PM

January 30, 2022, 4:30 PM

May 15, 2022, 4:30 PM

* Please call our Box Office at 214-740-0051 to confirm as unexpected changes may occur.


CIRCO METROPOLIS logo: Courtesy of Laughter League, Inc. PADDINGTON SAVES CHRISTMAS images: Courtesy of Rockefeller Productions. © P&Co Ltd 2019 Licensed on behalf of Copyrights Group. DRAGONS LOVE TACOS logo: Courtesy of Penguin Group. Illustration: Daniel Salmieri, from the book Dragons Love Tacos © 2010. 10 SECONDS logo: Courtesy of Imagination Stage. ANDI BOI logo designed by Bruce R. Coleman. All other images © 2021 Dallas Children's Theater.


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