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Webster's definition of kindness looks something like this: an act of good will; benevolence; that temper or disposition which delights in contributing to the happiness of others; charity; hospitality. Other words used to describe kindness include empathy, sensitivity, affection, humanitarianism, and sensibility. Author Henry James is quoted as saying: "Three things in human life are important: the first is to be kind; the second is to be kind; and the third is to be kind."

In DCT's 2019-2020 season of amazing plays, we are coloring the world with kindness. Whether it is showing a Beast a little compassion, or giving companionship to a lonely Old Man....Whether it's a Nana taking the time to show her grandson that our differences are what make us special, or a shy teacher getting just the encouragement he needs from his students...the theme of kindness is guaranteed to be a big part of the conversation before the show, on the way home, and hopefully in the acts and deeds of our young people for years beyond.

Join us this season in coloring the world with kindness...

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Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST

Music by Alan Menken
Lyrics by Howard Ashman & Tim Rice
Book by Linda Woolverton
Directed by Nancy Schaeffer

September 22 - October 27, 2019
Be our guest for this tale as old as time! Spirited Belle longs for adventure beyond her small, country town. But does she get more than she bargained for when the Beast captures her father and she is forced to trade places to save him? Favorite castle figures Lumiere, Cogsworth, Chip, and Mrs. Potts hold out hope that Belle can, at last, be the one to help the misunderstood Beast learn to love and be loved in return. If so, they can all be rescued from the curse they are under. Can she do it before the last rose petal falls? Beloved songs mixed with a touch of compassion and kindness highlight the power of true love in this large-scale, family musical based on the Disney classic.

Recommended for ages 5 and up

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THE VERY HUNGRY CATERPILLAR CHRISTMAS SHOW

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
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!

Enjoyed by all ages

Single tickets on sale September 3

 
 
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SEASON SPECIAL

TEEN SCENE PLAYERS PRESENT

LITTLE WOMEN: THE MUSICAL

Script & Lyrics by Linda Daugherty
Music & Lyrics by B. Wolf
Based on the book by Louisa May Alcott
Directed by K. Doug Miller

December 7 - December 22, 2019
Celebrate life, love, and family in this festive musical adaptation of Louisa May Alcott's cherished novel set against the backdrop of the American Civil War. The March sisters - romantic Meg, spirited Jo, sweet Beth, and headstrong Amy - face adventure, heartbreak, and enduring hope as they weather life's changes in this timeless drama. Embrace the spirit of the holiday season through a story that has captured the hearts of readers for more than 150 years. Performed by the DCT Academy all-teen cast!

Recommended for ages 9 and up

Single tickets on sale September 3

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SCHOOLHOUSE ROCK LIVE!

Originally Conceived and Directed by Scott Ferguson
Book by Scott Ferguson, Kyle Hall, and George Keating
Music and Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens, Bob Dorough, Dave Frishberg, Kathy Mandry, George Newall, and Tom Yohe
Directed by Nancy Schaeffer

January 25 - February 23, 2020
If you were a kid from the early 70s to mid 80s when this series was first on TV, or in the mid 90s when it ran again; you owe it to yourself to go back in time to the good old days. Relive how fun learning English, history, science, and math was thanks to Saturday morning television and this pop culture phenomenon! There's no time like the present to start teaching the rest of the family such megahits as Conjunction Junction, Just A Bill, Three Is A Magic Number, and others so everyone can be a part of the show! Join nervous school teacher Tom, and all of those crazy cartoon characters, for a turn-up-the-volume blast you won't soon forget!

Recommended for ages 5 and up

Single tickets on sale September 3

 
 
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LAST STOP ON MARKET STREET

By Matt de la Peña, Illustrated by Christian Robinson
Winner of the 2016 Newbery Medal
Adapted by Gloria Bond Clunie
Directed by vickie washington

March 21 - April 5, 2020
On a Sunday after church in a bustling, ethnically and culturally diverse American city, CJ and his Nana board the public bus for their weekly trip across town to help out at a soup kitchen. Along the way, CJ notices the many differences among people and asks tons of curious questions: Why don't we have a car? How come that man can't see? How come it's always so dirty over there? How?...Why?...With Nana's fearless and compassionate guidance, CJ discovers that everyone and everything has a unique rhythm and purpose; that the world's got answers if we listen with more than our ears and see with more than our eyes. This inspiring and imaginative play is based on The New York Times bestseller that won a Newbery Medal, Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor, and a Caldecott Honor.

Recommended for ages 4 and up

Single tickets on sale September 3

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BALLOONACY

Adapted for the stage by Barry Kornhauser
Directed by Dick Monday

April 18 - May 3, 2020
Guess what? It's The Old Man's birthday! And the entire audience is invited to celebrate. The Old Man lives a quiet, solitary life. That is, until a mischievous red balloon blows through his window looking for a friend. The wonder and magic of play take centerstage in this charming show packed with hilarious antics and delightful surprises. Great for short attention spans and the wee ones, this uplifting and interactive experience shows how, with a little imagination, companionship is everywhere.

Recommended for squirmy toddlers and their families

Single tickets on sale September 3

 
 
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THE LION, THE WITCH AND THE WARDROBE

Adapted by Joseph Robinette
Based on the book by C.S. Lewis
Directed by Artie Olaisen

May 2 - May 23, 2020
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.

Recommended for ages 7 and up

Single tickets on sale September 3

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DCT's NATIONAL TOURING PRODUCTION

MISS NELSON HAS A FIELD DAY

Book, Music & Lyrics by Joan Cushing
Based on the book by Harry Allard and James Marshall
Directed by K. Doug Miller

June 20 - June 28, 2020
Are you ready for some football?! Well...don't look to the Horace B. Smedley Tornadoes for a win because they've never even scored a single point! With an unfocused team that won't change their attitudes, Coach Armstrong goes crazy. So, Miss Nelson, the school's favorite teacher, calls in a trusted, but highly feared reinforcement in this zany musical spectacular. The bold and intimidating Coach Viola Swamp whips the Tornadoes into shape just in time for the big rivalry game. Ready. Set. Hut!

Recommended for ages 5 and up

Single tickets on sale September 3

 

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The following shows are ASL (American Sign Language) interpretation performances*:

September 29, 2019, 4:30 PM
Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST - Baker Theater

December 1, 2019, 4:30 PM
THE VERY HUNGRY CATERPILLAR CHRISTMAS SHOW - Baker Theater

December 15, 2019, 4:30 PM
LITTLE WOMEN: THE MUSICAL - Studio Theater

February 9, 2020, 4:30 PM
SCHOOLHOUSE ROCK LIVE! - Baker Theater

March 22, 2020, 4:30 PM
LAST STOP ON MARKET STREET - Baker Theater

May 17, 2020, 4:30 PM
THE LION, THE WITCH AND THE WARDROBE - Baker Theater

June 28, 2020, 4:30 PM
MISS NELSON HAS A FIELD DAY - Baker Theater

* Please call our Box Office at 214-740-0051 to confirm as unexpected changes may occur.

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Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST JR and SCHOOLHOUSE ROCK LIVE! JR are used with the authorization of MTI. THE VERY HUNGRY CATERPILLAR and associated logos are trademarks and/or registered marks of Eric Carle LLC, © &TM. LAST STOP ON MARKET STREET permission granted by Penguin Random House LLC. All other images © 2019, 2020 Dallas Children's Theater.

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