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Teen Board Inspires Sweetness!

The DCT Teen Board members have been busy spreading the word about DCT shows, raising awareness on important issues and giving back to the community.

Inspired by one of their favorite childhood books, some members of the DCT Teen Board decided to give back to Dallas Children’s Theater by doing a bake sale, face painting and giving away prizes at Sunday’s performance of “If You Give a Mouse a Cookie” to promote the show.

The sweetness was contagious – the lobby smelled like cookies, and many of the teens, who wore white mouse ears, interacted with the little ones, some of whom bought cookies while others got their faces painted as little mice.

One little boy (pictured below) concentrated very hard on the guessing game. His hard work paid off because he ended up being the winner, and he ran towards the stage in excitement.

The members of the Teen Board did an amazing job coordinating Sunday’s event! Pictured below, the group went over their game plan just before coming to the front of the stage after the intermission of the show to announce the winners of the prizes from each of the contests.

Sunday’s event was not the first time that the teens have put their sweet tooth to good use. The Sophomores of the Teen Board did their own bake sale during another performance of “If You Give a Mouse a Cookie” earlier in the run of the show, complete with mouse ears, pink noses and having yummy treats available to the young audience members and their families.

The Sophomores led an impressive event! They met ahead of time to decide on supplies and packaging, make signs and even some of the cookies themselves!

The audience had a great time enjoying the baked goods in honor of The Mouse who inspired the teens to promote the mischievous creature’s hilarious escapades in “If You Give a Mouse a Cookie”, one of their childhood favorites.

In another event to bring more awareness to Dallas Children’s Theater and the work of the Teen Board, members of the Teen Board filmed and produced their own “Glee” inspired homage to the Dr. Pepper “I’m a Pepper” commercial from the 1970s. Check it out:

Here are some great photos of behind-the-scenes moments (below) from when the teens filmed their video:

In a separate Teen Board event, this time raising awareness on an issue that hits close to home, the teens, led by the Juniors, drove attendance to DCT’s “The Secret Life of Girls” by encouraging friends, teachers, school counselors and other community members to attend the show.

The Juniors hosted a post-show reception for the whole audience after a performance of “The Secret Life of Girls”, which had Cane’s chicken and Sprinkles cupcakes.

They also participated in post-show talkbacks to provide a teen perspective on the issue of bullying and ways to prevent it.

As with all of the comments expressed by teens during these discussions, people were impressed by and appreciative of their engagement on this important subject. When teens said, stand up instead of just blending in when something is going wrong, people were very inspired.

DCT is proud to highlight the amazing group of students on the Teen Board. Not only are these teens giving back to the community, their working together for a common goal makes them positive role models for the young audience members attending DCT shows.

Providing leadership on important issues, as well as getting involved in Dallas Children’s Theater through fun activities – that’s what the Teen Board is all about! Bravo to all!

We can’t wait to see what this active group will be up to next! Here are a couple more pictures from Sunday’s event:

Inside Scoop: “The Secret Life of Girls”

Some of the teen actresses in DCT’s The Secret Life of Girls talk backstage about the show and what it means to them.

The show explores the complicated world of bullying in the form of gossiping, manipulating, keeping secrets, name-calling, exclusion, spreading rumors and clinging to cliques.

Each performance will include an informative post-show talkback, which will give the audience a chance to discuss the difficult issues in the show and ask questions.

The Secret Life of Girls, recommended for ages 12 and up, will run February 10 – 26th. To purchase tickets,  call the Box Office at 214-740-0051, or visit www.dct.org.