Dallas Children's Theater Blog

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

Spotlight on DCT Family, Ana, Emily and Nicholas Istre

Meet the youngest of the Istre family, Ana. She along with her mom and dad, Emily and Nicholas, love attending DCT shows.

One of the joys of being a children’s theater is the jubilant audience interactivity during shows. This was definitely the case during a DCT performance of Disney’s BEAUTY AND THE BEAST when a single voice rang out in the theater. When Belle’s father was taken, and audience members expressed fright, a young voice reassured everyone with these thoughtful and caring words:

Whether it’s gently comforting audiences, or helping sponsor our upcoming production of THE LION, THE WITCH AND THE WARDROBE—the Istre Family has been a source of support and love to DCT.

“We couldn’t be more excited to help bring back theater to our children and look forward to spreading the joy to our community,” says mother, Emily.

We couldn’t agree more. Thank you Istre family, for a financial contribution that helps make THE LION, THE WITCH AND THE WARDROBE possible.

With your support, we echo the words of the youngest Istre: Don’t worry, we’ll be fine, you’ll see!

Be sure to check out all of the shows in our current season. There is something for all families to enjoy!

Dec. 5 – Dec. 23, 2021

Ages 4 and up


Jan. 23 – Feb. 20, 2022

Ages 4 and up


April 3 – May 15, 2022

Ages 7 and up


April 29 – May 1, 2022

Ages 13 and up


First photo courtesy of the Istre family. Production photo by Linda Blase.
PRODUCTION IMAGE CREDITS: PADDINGTON SAVES CHRISTMAS image: Courtesy of Rockefeller Productions. © P&Co Ltd 2019 Licensed on behalf of Copyrights Group. DRAGONS LOVE TACOS logo: Courtesy of Penguin Group. Illustration: Daniel Salmieri, from the book Dragons Love Tacos © 2010. 10 SECONDS logo: Courtesy of Imagination Stage. All other images © 2021 Dallas Children’s Theater.