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Our 2017-18 Season

This season, we want to invite you to make yourself at home with Dallas Children's Theater and our season stars who are on their very own quest to discover what home is for them. For our youngest ones, the journey is filled with a variety of great and unexpected emotions, so we know your entire family will enjoy spending the season with all of us...finding the way home.

 
 
 
GOOSEBUMPS THE MUSICAL: PHANTOM OF THE AUDITORIUM

GOOSEBUMPS THE MUSICAL: PHANTOM OF THE AUDITORIUM

Based on the best-selling book series by R. L. Stine
Book and Lyrics by John Maclay
Music and Lyrics by Danny Abosch

September 22 - October 29, 2017
The haphazard detective work of Scooby Doo meets the witty banter of Glee in this frighteningly fun musical based on the beloved Goosebumps series. Brooke and Zeke are starring in their school play ... The Phantom. (Yep - it's a spoof of the Broadway musical!) When strange things start to happen during rehearsals, no one is sure if it's a practical joke or if the school's theater is haunted. Wear your favorite costume and bring the entire family to this silly, and only a little spooky, adventure.

Recommended for ages 7 and up

Wanna play and party? Buy tickets now for the September 23 GOOSEBUMPS PLAY and PARTY package!

Single tickets on sale August 1

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TEEN SCENE PLAYERS PRESENT

GHOULS AND GRAVEYARDS

Featuring the works of Edgar Allan Poe, W.W. Jacobs, Philip Schaeffer and The Coterie Theatre

October 13 - October 29, 2017
Things do go bump in the night! This spine-tingling collection of chilling masterpieces and supernatural surprises arrives just in time for Halloween. Join the all-teen cast for a night of fright as they present a collection of stories from horror's greatest authors-Edgar Allan Poe and W. W. Jacobs-plus our own Texas ghostlore.

Recommended for ages 12 and up

Single tickets on sale September 1

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FROSTY & FRIENDS

KATHY BURKS THEATRE OF PUPPETRY ARTS'

FROSTY & FRIENDS

Scripted Dialogue, Musical Arrangements & Music Performance by B. Wolf

November 17 - December 23, 2017
Kathy Burks' celebrated troupe melts hearts with the endearing tale of Frosty, a lonely frozen figure hoping to make a difference during the season of giving. Frosty is sad when his elf friends Barry, Surly, and Zoe become too busy to even play in the snow! Fortunately, Frosty meets a kind snowy owl and a friendly reindeer who are more than happy to spend the cold winter days with his gentle soul. Revel in the joy of the holidays as this spirited musical comes to life.

Recommended for ages 4 and up

Single tickets on sale September 1

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A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS

by Charles M. Schulz
Based on the television special by Bill Melendez
and Lee Mendelson
Stage Adaptation by Eric Schaeffer
By Special Arrangement with Arthur Whitelaw and Ruby Persson

November 17 - December 23, 2017
We're fortunate that Christmastime means Charlie Brown, Linus, Lucy, Snoopy, and friends are back at DCT by popular demand! Rediscover the true reason for the season while sharing laughs with the Peanuts Gang along the way. As a live combo fills your heart with music, merriment, and warmth, Charles Schulz's classic special makes you nostalgic for days gone by. Button up your coat, and meet us on the ice!

Recommended for ages 5 and up

Single tickets on sale September 1

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CIRQUE JOYEUX

LONE STAR CIRCUS' ®

CIRQUE JOYEUX

December 28, 2017 - January 1, 2018
'Tis the season to swing from the rafters! You're invited to ring in 2018 with thrilling daredevils, electrifying jugglers, mesmerizing acrobats, hilarious clowns, and endearing four-legged performers. Dallas' very own Lone Star Circus gets you up close and personal with circus stars from around the world at this family-friendly New Year tradition!

Enjoyed by all ages

Single tickets on sale September 1

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THE VERY HUNGRY CATERPILLAR SHOW

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

January 19 - February 25, 2018
The illustrations of beloved children's author Eric Carle leap from the page to the stage in a display of color and artistry like you've never seen before in this Southwest premiere. Visit the worlds of The Artist Who Painted a Blue Horse, Mister Seahorse, The Very Lonely Firefly and of course, the star of the show - The Very Hungry Caterpillar. DCT audiences are among the first to experience the larger-than-life world of 75 loveable puppets that will delight and captivate people of all ages. An Off-Broadway and London hit!

Enjoyed by all ages

Single tickets on sale September 1

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SCREEN PLAY

TEEN SCENE PLAYERS PRESENT

SCREEN PLAY

By Linda Daugherty

February 9 - February 18, 2018
Fact: More than 50% of teens admit that they are addicted to their phones. They're plugged in and often tuned out. In her new play, Linda Daugherty, DCT's award-winning playwright-in-residence, explores the blurry lines between real life and life online. Cyber-bullying, explicit content and screen addiction impact the lives of a group of teens, leading to tragic consequences.

NOT suitable for children under 12

Single tickets on sale September 1

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YANA WANA'S LEGEND OF THE BLUEBONNET

By Roxanne Schroeder-Arce and María F. Rocha
Music by Héctor Martínez Morales
Co-Produced with Cara Mía Theatre Company

March 23 - April 8, 2018
Ten-year-old María is having trouble in school, so her mom sends her to stay with her Coahuiltecan grandmother in distant Laredo for discipline and perspective. There, María is told an ancient story of young Yana Wana who followed a revered deer to find water to save her people. Yana Wana's story exposes an amazing and unknown ancestral connection to the bluebonnet that gives María a renewed sense of self and family pride. You may have read one version in school; now we invite you to come see the legend through the eyes of Yana Wana in this world premiere. A beautiful, original play that illustrates the power of heritage and the value of one's own story - especially one as ancient as the petroglyphs of Texas.

Recommended for ages 6 and up

Single tickets on sale September 1

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BLUE

BLUE

By Annie Cusick Wood

April 21 - May 6, 2018
Dallas Children's Theater is proud to be part of the national effort to introduce more toddler-friendly theater experiences. A growing body of research speaks to the benefits of theater for the very young. BLUE is returning as part of this initiative while additional new works for these audiences continue to be developed.
Pale Blue and Inky Blue are very happy in their blueness. When a red sock enters their kitchen, Pale and Inky AND the audience are surprised by the way their world is turned upside down. This play introduces the idea of acceptance in an age-appropriate, soft-hearted theatrical experience. It is filled with fun, humor, and whimsy - and at the end of the show, you will be too!

Recommended for squirmy toddlers and their families

Single tickets on sale September 1

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JUNGALBOOK

An adaptation of Rudyard Kipling's The Jungle Book stories
By Edward Mast

May 4 - May 26, 2018
See Kipling's original 1894 coming of age tale brought to the stage, and join Mowgli in learning the moral lessons of home, betrayal, life and death, and loyalty. Mowgli lives in the jungle surrounded by panthers, bears, wolves, snakes, and tigers. They are his protectors, and he believes he is one of them. When Mowgli comes face to face with a fearsome tiger, he is forced to choose between his bond with the jungle and the reality of his humanness. This classic story of the struggle for survival and a place that feels like home will have audiences on the edge of their seats.

Recommended for ages 5 and up

Single tickets on sale September 1

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HOW I BECAME A PIRATE

DCT'S NATIONAL TOURING PRODUCTION

HOW I BECAME A PIRATE

Book, Music & Lyrics by Janet Yates Vogt & Mark Friedman
Based on the book by Melinda Long
Illustrations by David Shannon

June 15 - July 8, 2018
Ahoy matey! It's time to sail off on a swashbuckling musical excursion with Jeremy Jacob and his new pirate friends. On board the ship, Jeremy travels to new worlds while learning the rules of pirate life, and searches for a place to bury their treasure. But it isn't long before he misses his family and yearns for someone to tuck him in at night back home. A story of adventure and finding one's own heart - a path that can't be found on any map!

Recommended for ages 4 and up

Single tickets on sale September 1

 
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Our 2017-18 Season
Our 2017-18 Season


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

October 1, 2017, 4:30 PM
GOOSEBUMPS THE MUSICAL: PHANTOM OF THE AUDITORIUM - Baker Theater

October 22, 2017, 1:30 PM
GHOULS & GRAVEYARDS - Studio Theater

November 26, 2017, 4:30 PM
A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS - Baker Theater

December 3, 2017, 4:30 PM
FROSTY & FRIENDS - Studio Theater

January 28, 2018, 4:30 PM
THE VERY HUNGRY CATERPILLAR SHOW - Baker Theater

February 18, 2018, 1:30 PM
SCREEN PLAY - Studio Theater

April 8, 2018, 4:30 PM
YANA WANA'S LEGEND OF THE BLUEBONNET - Baker Theater

April 29, 2018, 4:30 PM
BLUE - Studio Theater

May 13, 2018, 4:30 PM
JUNGALBOOK - Baker Theater

July 1, 2018, 4:30 PM
HOW I BECAME A PIRATE - Baker Theater

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

Our 2017-18 Season
Our 2017-18 Season

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