They may be few and far between, but sometimes Texans get a snow day, too!
Tiny flakes fall all around the Metroplex. News crews gather to watch ice freeze on overpasses. Cars creep along slick streets. A day the world (or at least our communities) seems to stop. And no one is more excited for this day, than our children. While many of us adults lament the potential inconvenience, kids have been waiting since the first day of school to hear those two wondrous words: “Snow Day!”
Maybe it’s because it doesn’t happen that often, or, when it does, our cities come to a halt. Or maybe it’s that our summers are so stifling that we actually crave a little chilly weather. Whatever the reason, snow days are enchanting to North Texas children (and children at heart). Tiny snowmen dot front yards, snowball fights with mud-caked snowballs ensue, and every little hill has the potential for sledding. We may be wearing too-snug ski wear or sopping-wet knit gloves, and the snow may actually be more ice than anything else, but that doesn’t seem to matter. For a brief moment, we get to experience Texas’s version of a winter wonderland.
I can’t guarantee we’ll get a snow day this year (although my own children have their fingers crossed), but I do know that that if you come to Dallas Children’s Theater, you can experience the magic of a snowy day through the eyes of Keats’ beloved character, Peter.
THE SNOWY DAY AND OTHER STORIES BY EZRA JACK KEATS runs December 8 through January 20. Follow Peter and his friends as they enjoy the excitement of a fresh snowfall and the magic of childhood. For tickets, go to dct.org.
Written by Guest Mom Blogger, Jessica Colaw.
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
Dec. 8, 2018 – Jan. 20, 2019
Ages 3 and up
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.
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