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Book, Music & Lyrics by Joan Cushing
Based on the book by Harry Allard and James Marshall
Directed by K. Doug Miller

July 10 - August 16
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!

Recommended for ages 5 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. Post-show conversations with subject matter resources will follow every performance.

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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Lunch & Learn Talkback on Children and Racism

Recorded August 7th

For those who missed the Lunch & Learn Talkback hosted by Dallas Children’s Theater and longtime partners Texas Instruments along with Capital One, the entire talkback is now available to watch for FREE. Created on the heels of the world premiere of a new virtual production entitled, A KIDS PLAY ABOUT RACISM, this event featured national cultural competence researcher and educator, Anthony Peterson, as well as Jelani Memory, author of A Kids Book about Racism, and Play Adaptor and Director, Khalia Davis. Families were encouraged to listen in on the conversation and pose questions online.

Recommended for parents and children looking for meaningful ways to talk about race and racism.

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The DCT Academy All Youth Cast presents

THE SHOW MUST GO ONLINE: A Virtual Children’s Musical

Book by Jessica Penzias Lyrics by David Hudson
Music by Denver Casado
Directed by Doug Miller
Music Director Adam Wright

Oh, the drama! BRUSHES WITH GREATNESS: THE DENTAL HYGIENE MUSICAL might never see the light of day, due to measures taken for social distancing. However, the show must go on-- online that is! In THE SHOW MUST GO ONLINE: A Virtual Children's Musical, a drama class pushes through all the distractions of quarantine life: cute pets, younger siblings, and technical difficulties to create the show of a lifetime! With songs including: Defying Cavities, and My Face (if only the camera could see it), this comedy celebrates theater at a time when theater needs it most! Don't miss the popular K. Doug Miller in his online/virtual directorial debut!

Recommended for 8 and up

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Webster's definition of kindness looks something like this: an act of good will; benevolence; that temper or disposition which delights in contributing to the happiness of others; charity; hospitality. Other words used to describe kindness include empathy, sensitivity, affection, humanitarianism, and sensibility. Author Henry James is quoted as saying: "Three things in human life are important: the first is to be kind; the second is to be kind; and the third is to be kind."

In DCT's 2019-2020 season of amazing plays, we are coloring the world with kindness. Whether it is showing a Beast a little compassion, or giving companionship to a lonely Old Man....Whether it's a Nana taking the time to show her grandson that our differences are what make us special, or a shy teacher getting just the encouragement he needs from his students...the theme of kindness is guaranteed to be a big part of the conversation before the show, on the way home, and hopefully in the acts and deeds of our young people for years beyond.

Join us this season in coloring the world with kindness...

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

September 22 - October 27, 2019
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.

Recommended for ages 5 and up

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

December 7 - December 22, 2019
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!

Recommended for ages 9 and up

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

November 23 - December 29, 2019
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!

Enjoyed by all ages

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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
Directed by Nancy Schaeffer

January 25 - February 23, 2020
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!

Recommended for ages 5 and up

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

March 21 - April 5, 2020
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.

Recommended for ages 4 and up

Canceled this season

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Adapted for the stage by Barry Kornhauser
Directed by Dick Monday

April 18 - May 3, 2020
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.

Recommended for squirmy toddlers and their families

Canceled this season

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

May 2 - May 23, 2020
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

Canceled this season


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

September 29, 2019, 4:30 PM
Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST - Baker Theater

December 1, 2019, 4:30 PM

December 15, 2019, 4:30 PM

February 9, 2020, 4:30 PM

February 16, 2020, 1:30 PM
ANDI BOI  - Studio Theater

March 22, 2020, 4:30 PM

May 17, 2020, 4:30 PM

June 28, 2020, 4:30 PM

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


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


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