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

September 30, 2018, 4:30 PM
TREASURE ISLAND Reimagined! - Baker Theater

October 21, 2018, 4:30 PM
A WRINKLE IN TIME - Studio Theater

November 25, 2018, 4:30 PM
A GHOST TALE FOR MR. DICKENS - Baker Theater

December 16, 2018, 4:30 PM
THE SNOWY DAY AND OTHER STORIES BY EZRA JACK KEATS - Studio Theater

January 27, 2019, 4:30 PM
ELLA ENCHANTED: THE MUSICAL - Baker Theater

February 24, 2019, 1:30 PM
THE SECRET LIFE OF GIRLS - Studio Theater

March 31, 2019, 4:30 PM
TUCK EVERLASTING - Baker Theater

May 12, 2019, 4:30 PM
THE ISLAND OF THE SKOG - Baker Theater

June 30, 2019, 4:30 PM
DIARY OF A WORM, A SPIDER & A FLY - Baker Theater

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

For 35 years, it has been our privilege to delight and entertain your children, grandchildren and you, for that matter, through the magic of live theater. We know how life-changing a moment in a class or seeing one of these extraordinary plays can be. We see it every day. We hope all of you will join us for another exceptional year of storytelling as only DCT can provide. Your shared family moments of wonder and surprise begin now with your season ticket order for DCT's 35th Anniversary Season.

Online ordering tip: Decide ahead of time what shows, dates and performance times you prefer for your season subscription BEFORE you begin your online purchase. Once you begin subscribing online, you only have 20 minutes to complete your order!

 
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TREASURE ISLAND Reimagined!


Adapted for the stage by Katy Tye, Jeffrey Colangelo, and Robyn Flatt
Based on the book by Robert Louis Stevenson

September 23 - October 21, 2018
Friendship, betrayal, and adventure are front and center in this bold world premiere! And Jim Hawkins, Ben Gunn, and Long John Silver will do just about anything to be the first to claim the buried treasure. From the moment you enter the theater, you'll find yourself in the middle of the action. Step into a world of dramatic sword fights, thrilling acrobatics, and magical shadow puppetry as Dallas Children's Theater, Prism Movement Theatre, Kathy Burks Theatre of Puppetry Arts, and Lone Star Circus come together to present a wildly original version of this iconic tale. Grab your costume and come aboard our ship. Your help is needed to decide who gets to take home the gold!

Recommended for ages 7 and up

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Magic Tree House's Holiday Musical:

A GHOST TALE FOR MR. DICKENS

Book by Will Osborne and Jenny Laird
Lyrics by Randy Courts and Will Osborne
Music by Randy Courts
Based on Magic Tree House Merlin Mission #16: A Ghost Tale for Christmas Time
by Mary Pope Osborne

MAGIC TREE HOUSE: A GHOST TALE FOR MR. DICKENS TYA is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. www.MTIShows.com

November 16 - December 23, 2018
Magic Tree House, the #1 bestselling chapter book series of all time, premieres this large-scale, holiday-themed spectacular in Dallas! Be among the first to see brother and sister duo, Jack and Annie, whisked back in time aboard their magical tree ride to the foggy streets of Victorian England. Their mission: to help the famous writer Charles Dickens overcome a terrible bout of writer's block. With a little help from three ghost friends, Jack and Annie learn how charity and kindness can change the course of history. No "Bah Humbug" here...this musical is a fantasy adventure filled with wonderful songs and dances of the season!

Recommended for ages 6 and up

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THE SNOWY DAY AND OTHER STORIES BY EZRA JACK KEATS

Adapted for the stage by Jerome Hairston
Based on the books by Ezra Jack Keats
Music by Victor Zupanc
Produced in collaboration with Soul Rep Theatre

December 8, 2018 - January 20, 2019
Oh, the magic of childhood! Follow Peter and his friends as they enjoy the excitement of a fresh snowfall, the delight of whistling for the first time, the awe in finding a special treasure, and the feelings of a first crush. Packed with humor and fun, this production combines wonderfully innovative shadow puppetry and live action to showcase Keats' beautiful appreciation for diversity. In fact, his characters ultimately became an inspiration for Sesame Street! An adaptation of Whistle for Willie, Goggles!, A Letter to Amy, and the groundbreaking Caldecott Winner The Snowy Day, this uplifting story collection encourages us to play and live life to the fullest each day.

Note: There will be no performances of THE SNOWY DAY AND OTHER STORIES BY EZRA JACK KEATS between December 24, 2018 and January 3, 2019.

Recommended for ages 3 and up

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ELLA ENCHANTED: THE MUSICAL

By Karen Zacarías
Music by Deborah Wicks La Puma
Adapted from the book by Gail Carson Levine
By special arrangement with Miramax

January 25 - February 24, 2019
Ella of Frell is turning the traditional Cinderella story upside down! At birth, she was given the "gift" of obedience which forces her to do anything people command: whether that's hopping on one foot all day or telling her best friend to just go away! As a teenager, strong-willed Ella chooses to reject this lifestyle as her fate and embarks on a quest to break the curse forever. Along the way, feisty Ella must outwit her evil stepsisters, escape hungry ogres, and save the prince before she can claim her real voice. In this fun and spirited musical extravaganza that stays true to the Newbery Honor book, children will discover the power of words while laughing, singing, and dancing out loud.

Recommended for ages 6 and up

 
 
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TUCK EVERLASTING

Script by Mark J. Frattaroli
Based on the book Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt

March 22 - April 7, 2019
What if you could live forever? What if you were asked to keep a shocking secret? Young Winnie Foster suddenly finds herself faced with these dilemmas when she ventures from her routine one single summer morning. What she encounters at the foot of a magnificent tree in the woods on her family's land brings her face to face with monumental life choices. A romance, a new family, perhaps eternal life? What follows is a whirlwind of events and a life-affirming adventure that The New York Times called "fearsome and beautifully written." Considered one of the classics of modern children's literature, this poetic story comes intensely to life on the DCT stage.

Recommended for ages 10 and up

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THE ISLAND OF THE SKOG

Script by Linda Daugherty
Based on the book The Island of the Skog by Steven Kellogg

May 3 - May 25, 2019
The best laid plans of mice and well, Skog, are upended in this lively musical adventure that navigates land and sea. When Jenny and her mice friends grow weary of ravenous cats, noisy humans, and peril on the streets, they decide a new island paradise is the order of the day. Led by the surly Captain Bouncer, the Rough-riding Rowdies think they've hit the jackpot until they discover that a "giant" already has dibs on their newfound home. The Rowdies and Skog each devise a survival of the fittest plan that, in the end, only points out the flaws that come with assuming the worst and refusing to compromise. A delightfully charming and gentle story that brings to life the author's beloved illustrations and characters.

Recommended for ages 3 and up

 
 
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DCT's NATIONAL TOURING PRODUCTION

DIARY OF A WORM, A SPIDER & A FLY

Book, Music & Lyrics by Joan Cushing
Based on the three books by Doreen Cronin and illustrated by Harry Bliss

© 2011 Doreen Cronin and Harry Bliss. By special arrangement with Pippin Properties, Inc. and Gurman Agency LLC.

June 14 - July 7, 2019
The coolest ever rock-n-roll romp through a bug's world commands center stage in this hip-hoppin' musical that promotes eco-consciousness, earth science, and tolerance of others. The popular characters from the bestselling books are not so unusual: Worm eats his homework and has no legs. Fly has 327 siblings and wants to be a superhero. And Spider can't wait to grow up and molt. When Fly's Aunt Rita needs help getting out of a tight spot, the squad must combine their talents and work as a team on the rescue mission of a lifetime. While there's no pop quiz, you might just learn that a bug's life isn't that different from your own.

Recommended for ages 3 and up

Three Season Specials

These performances are not part of a season package, but you will be able to buy single tickets at a special discounted rate.

If purchasing online, you will have the option to buy tickets for these Season Specials once you have finished choosing your subscription package.

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TEEN SCENE PLAYERS PRESENT

A WRINKLE IN TIME

Adapted by John Glore
From the book by Madeleine L'Engle
Produced by special arrangement with Stage Partners

October 19 - October 28, 2018
It was a dark and stormy night when Meg Murry's journey began. Mrs. Whatsit, a mind-reading celestial being, arrives to tell Meg about the evil forces that are holding her missing father prisoner on another planet and the existence of a tesseract - a sort of wrinkle in space and time - that will help her save him. Mrs. Whatsit and two of her unconventional friends (Mrs. Who and Mrs. Which) transport Meg along with her super-genius younger brother Charles Wallace, and friend Calvin O'Keefe through the fifth dimension on a quest to rescue her father and free the universe. This groundbreaking sci-fi/fantasy tale captures the classic struggle between good and evil, the power of love, and the value of individuality. Teens can save the world!

Recommended for ages 10 and up

 

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LONE STAR CIRCUS'

FOREVER

December 28, 2018 - January 1, 2019
In a fun and daring tribute to the birth of the modern circus, Dallas' own Lone Star Circus brings its unique brand of spectacle back for the holidays in this all-new show! Jugglers, acrobats, clowns, and four-legged performers from around the world come together to create a parade of not-to-be-forgotten moments for the entire family. Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls...New Year's just wouldn't be the same without their death-defying feats, surprising stage genius, and showstopping special effects. Reserve your seats now to create memories that will last...forever!

Enjoyed by all ages


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TEEN SCENE PLAYERS PRESENT

THE SECRET LIFE OF GIRLS

By Linda Daugherty

February 15 - February 24, 2019
Bullying in every form - from open tactics like gossiping and keeping secrets, to using friendship as a weapon - can become the prelude to dangerous behaviors like depression, cutting, and eating disorders. This show takes an unflinching look into the world of mean girls and exposes the consequences that bullying creates. Because that girl everyone is spreading rumors about...the one who just can't seem to fit in...chances are, you know who she is. This production by award-winning playwright Linda Daugherty generated massive buzz when it debuted in 2007 and subsequently launched DCT's internationally-praised teen issue series. In DCT tradition, teens and those who love them are invited to see a performance, and then stay after for a conversation with local experts.

NOT suitable for children under 12



Here's another special add-on opportunity

Wanna play and party? Add the Saturday, September 22 TREASURE ISLAND option to your season ticket package.

A limited number of tickets are now available and season subscribers have priority access.

WHAT: Hoist your sails, you wily Pirates! Here's your chance to be the very first buccaneers to see the world premiere of TREASURE ISLAND Reimagined! and enjoy a swashbuckling time shipwrecked at DCT for an afternoon of shiver me timbers adventure! The TREASURE ISLAND Play and Party is a fun, family, fundraising event that supports DCT's Sensory-Friendly Programming Initiative.

WHEN: Saturday, September 22, Play starts at 1:30PM
Party 3-5:30PM (immediately following the 1:30PM performance of TREASURE ISLAND Reimagined! This performance is only open to those attending the party.)

WHERE: Dallas Children's Theater

WHO: Children and parents

TICKETS: Party and Play

Party Ticket and Section A Show Seating: Adults - $88; Children - $86

Party Ticket and Section B Show Seating: Adults - $81; Children - $79

Party tickets are considered a donation and are non-refundable.

THE FUN: Ahoy, me Hearties! Time to get shipshape for DCT's fifth fall family event full of adventure, grog and grub, and booty! All pirates will have the exclusive opportunity to swab the deck, learn songs and dances from the show, and perform them on the DCT mainstage. Buckos will also learn the secrets behind some of the coolest circus acts and get a chance to be crowned #1 sea-dog when you ace your lesson in shadow puppetry. And it's yo-ho-ho when we all gather at the end to sing pirate songs and dance a few pirate moves. So don your eye patches, captain's hat, bandanas, glovelets, or whatever buccaneer outfit you choose, and join us for a pirate party for the ages. Sail ho!

THE CAUSE: The party benefits DCT's sensory-friendly plays and classes that welcome and include children on the autism spectrum and others with developmental disabilities. Sensory-friendly performances feature a relaxed, accepting atmosphere with friendly, trained helpers; reduced sound; increased lighting in the seating area; and a custom lighting plan to reduce harsh stage lighting. Amply staffed sensory-friendly acting classes build social-emotional skills and self-confidence. Your support facilitates discounted pricing that, since 2014, has given more than 5,800 children with developmental delays and their family members a unique and rare opportunity to benefit from live theater and connect with the community. After all, doesn't everyone deserve to experience the educational rewards of live theater as well as a chance to bond with their family through such an outing?

If you'd like to learn more about buying a table or sponsoring the DCT Sensory-Friendly Programming Initiative, contact michael.gonzales@dct.org or 214-978-0110.

Bring your family and come party for a purpose at Dallas Children's Theater!

 


IMAGE CREDITS

THE SNOWY DAY AND OTHER STORIES BY EZRA JACK KEATS - Peter illustration used by permission of the Ezra Jack Keats Foundation. THE ISLAND OF THE SKOG - Illustrations from The Island of the Skog copyright ©1973 by Steven Kellogg. All rights reserved. Used with permission. DIARY OF A WORM, A SPIDER & A FLY - Illustrations © 2003, 2005, and 2007 by Harry Bliss. Used with permission of Pippin Properties, Inc. Circus show imagery courtesy of Lone Star Circus. All other images © 2018, 2019 Dallas Children's Theater

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