Dallas Children's Theater Blog

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

Presenting the Dallas Children’s Theater 2021-2022 Season…

Created by Dick Monday and Tiffany Riley
Produced by Laughter League, Inc.
Sept. 18 – Sept. 26, 2021
Recommended for ages 5 and up

Oh, how we’ve missed you! So, DCT has pulled out all the stops for our long-awaited reopening with an interactive and fun event curated by those fabulously festive clowns, Slappy and Monday, and a host of their friends. Come witness incredible performances including spectacular juggling, tap dance, high-energy drumming, animated storytelling, and of course…hilarious clowning! No matter your age, there’ll be something to put a smile on your face. Return to the incredible world of live performance with your DCT family! We can’t wait to see you!

Tickets On Sale August 18

Adapted by Doug Kmiotek
Based on the book by Michael Bond
Created by Jonathan Rockefeller

Dec. 5 – Dec. 23, 2021
Recommended for ages 4 and up

It’s holiday time in the Brown household and Paddington – the famous, accident prone bear – is here to save the day! When he and the Brown’s housekeeper, Mrs. Bird, run out of sugar for the seasonal marmalade jam they are preparing, Paddington heads next door to borrow some from Mr. Curry. Unfortunately, the usually grumpy Mr. Curry is even more short tempered than normal as he prepares for a visit from his great aunt who is a stickler for tidiness. Paddington, feeling sorry for Mr. Curry, volunteers to help him with his chores. But Paddington’s good intentions end up leading to chaos, as one by one, each of his tasks take on an unexpected outcome! Will Paddington be able to fix everything in time for everyone to properly celebrate the holidays? Find out in this fun-filled holiday comedy!

Tickets On Sale October 4

Written by Ernie Nolan
Based on the book by Adam Rubin
Illustrated by Daniel Salmieri
Jan. 23 – Feb. 20, 2022
Published by Penguin Group & Produced by special arrangement with Plays for Young Audiences

Recommended for ages 4 and up

A boy and his dog are watching a TV show about dragons when a mind-blowing secret is revealed: Dragons love tacos! Chicken tacos, beef tacos, great big tacos, teeny tiny tacos, all kinds of tacos. So, the boy and his dog decide to throw a taco party to end all taco parties for a flock of dragons, each with their own unique style and personality. But what are the fiery consequences for eating tacos with spicy jalapeño pepper salsa? This hilarious, dance-filled journey into the field of Dragonology is equal parts ridiculous and delicious, and has all the ingredients for a fantastic time!

Tickets On Sale October 4

Adapted by Joseph Robinette
Based on the book by C.S. Lewis
Produced by special arrangement with DRAMATIC PUBLISHING, Woodstock, Illinois

April 3 – May 15, 2022
Recommended for ages 7 and up

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.

Tickets On Sale October 4

Dallas Children’s Theater continues its commitment to lifting up young voices and exploring important topics that affect us all in a safe and welcoming space. We invite you to join us for one or more of these conversations.

10 Seconds
Written by Miriam Gonzales
Commissioned by Imagination Stage in Bethesda, MD

Recommended for audiences ages 13 and up

In a world where deeply-rooted biases and misperceptions easily take hold, life can often feel unnerving – things can change for better or worse in a blink of an eye. Ray and Jimi are Washington, DC high school students who are navigating their young adult worlds and what it means to be young black men in the city. Ray tells the story of a day, and the 10 seconds inside that day, that they will never forget. We see not only their perspectives, but also those of the police they encounter. Through audience engagement and interactive moments, the play provides opportunities for reflection and discussion.

Presented in partnership with
Cry Havoc Theater Company and
the Dallas Police Department

Thursday, September 23
6:30 – 8:00PM
Free with registration

10 Seconds on the stage…

April 29 – May 1, 2022
$10 per person

Tickets On Sale October 4


Each performance will be followed by a talkback featuring helpful subject matter resources from law enforcement and area youth groups.

This project is made possible thanks to
The Melinda and Jim Johnson Family
The MR and Evelyn Hudson Foundation
North Texas Cares
Deborah and Craig Sutton/Rasa Floors

CREDITS: CIRCO METROPOLIS logo and photos: Courtesy of Laughter League, Inc.; Luke Edmondson, Catherine Whiteman; Kelli Ramazini; Mike Williams.10 SECONDS logo and image: Courtesy of Imagination Stage. PADDINGTON SAVES CHRISTMAS images: 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.THE LION, THE WITCH AND THE WARDROBE image by Linda Blase. Models (for lobby poster only): Lloyd Harvey and Morgana Shaw. All other images (c) 2021 Dallas Children’s Theater

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