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Astonishing Kids And Families With The Fun of Broadway-Like Plays and A Lot More!


Meet the shining stars in this extraordinary spectacle that is pure holiday magic!

Charli Armstrong**
Charli has previously been seen in DCT’s National Touring productions of The Musical Adventures of Flat Stanley and Mufaro’s Beautiful Daughters: An African Tale. Also at DCT, you may have seen her in the Dallas premiere of The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show; and the 2010 production of The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. She has appeared in several productions throughout the Dallas area including The Three Musketeers with Theatre Britain, Jack The Ripper with Pocket Sandwich Theatre, and Marianela with MBS Productions.

Douglass Burks*
A veteran of Dallas area theater, Mr. Burks has worked with Dallas Children’s Theater for many years as an Equity actor, stage manager, sound designer, and director. He is a founding member of the nationally acclaimed Kathy Burks Theatre of Puppetry Arts and has earned the distinction of Master Puppeteer. A popular actor with DCT audiences, Doug will be remembered for his many roles on the DCT stage, which include The Giver (The Giver), Goodnight Moon (Larry the Tooth Fairy), James and the Giant Peach (Old Grasshopper), Peter Pan (Captain Hook), Young King Arthur (Merlin), The Emperor’s New Clothes (the Emperor), The Mummy’s Claw (Sir Nevil Blore), Jungalbook (Baloo), Holes (Mr. Sir), and Treasure Island (Long John Silver). He also portrayed the title characters in Frankenstein, The Reluctant Dragon, The Canterville Ghost, and the 2001 production of The BFG (Big Friendly Giant). Mr. Burks was a member of the first graduating class of Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts in Dallas, Texas.

Gerald Taylor II**
Gerald feels joyful and triumphant to be home for the holidays at DCT. You may have seen him in last season’s The Snowy Day and Other Stories by Ezra Jack Keats, or in the National Tours for The BFG (Big Friendly Giant) and Mufaro’s Beautiful Daughters: An African Tale. Next for Gerald is the world premiere of Denise Lee’s Funny, You Don’t Act Like A Negro, followed by The Elephant Man at Theatre Three.


Teddy Warren*
Teddy Warren is an Equity Actor originally from Milwaukee, WI. He graduated from SMU with a BFA in Theatre Studies and is happy to be back in Dallas to play with DCT again. Locally, Teddy has worked with Shakespeare Dallas in Romeo and Juliet, Trinity Shakespeare in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and Stage West in Murder for Two. As always, special thanks and love to the McPhersons.

*Indicates member of Actors’ Equity Association 

**Indicates Equity Membership Candidate.

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

Enjoyed by all ages

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!

Title sponsors: Dallas Tourism Public Improvement District, Sharron Hunt

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