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Stanley Lambchop is just like everyone else. That’s the problem. For Stanley, life is TOO normal. He wants to travel the world, do something amazing, something no one’s ever seen before. Careful what you wish for, Stanley! One night, the bulletin board on the wall above Stanley’s bed comes loose and falls – right on top of Stanley! The next morning, Stanley Lambchop wakes up flat. Not just a little flat…really, REALLY flat! In a whirlwind musical travelogue presented by Dallas Children’s Theatre, Flat Stanley – the ultimate exchange student – explores the globe and learns that heroes come in all shapes and sizes.
Show Times: 9:30 & 11:30 a.m. (approximately 60 minutes in length)
Recommended for kindergarten – 4th grade
Curriculum Connections: Language Arts, Geography/Environment, Mathematics, Multicultural Studies, Fine Arts, Performing Arts
Experience a new kind of Electronic Music. With world-class acrobats and the stellar beats of DJ Buckline, Circus Electronica brings a completely fresh approach to high European Circus. Circus Electronica Singularity represents a bold new direction in theatrical entertainment that blends the scintillating grooves of electronic music and the most awe-inspiring traditions of the Circus into an incredible, once in a lifetime experience. As technology and the Human experience merge, witness high-flying acro-ballet blended seamlessly with Electronic Dance Music in a revolution that is leaving audiences of all ages stunned!
Theatreworks USA is proud to present We the People, an all-new musical revue that brings American Civics lessons to life and promises to make Social Studies exciting and accessible. Students will have a blast learning about the three branches of government, the First Amendment, presidential elections, democracy, the judicial process, and more. Barreling through a variety of musical styles relevant to today’s youth, including rock, rhythm-and-blues, and hip-hop, We the People will instill American pride in audiences of all ages, and perhaps even inspire them to get involved and make a difference.
Show Times: 9:30 & 11:30 a.m. (approximately 60 minutes in length)
Recommended for 4th – 8th grade
Curriculum Connections: Communication and Language Arts, Music, Relationships and Family, Social Studies
SISTER ACT is Broadway’s feel-amazing musical comedy smash! The New York Post calls it “RIDICULOUSLY FUN,” and audiences are jumping to their feet in total agreement! Featuring original music by 8-time Oscar® winner ALAN MENKEN (Beauty and the Beast, The Little Mermaid, Little Shop of Horrors), SISTER ACT tells the story of Deloris Van Cartier, a wannabe diva whose life takes a surprising turn when she witnesses a crime and the cops hide her in the last place anyone would think to look—a convent! Under the suspicious watch of Mother Superior, Deloris helps her fellow sisters find their voices as she unexpectedly rediscovers her own. A sparkling tribute to the universal power of friendship, SISTER ACT is reason to REJOICE!
Mooseltoe is the charming story about a Moose who wants to fly with Santa’s reindeer. Mooseltoe sets out to find the great wise Mooseking for advice, and along the way meets a variety of characters, all of whom teach Mooseltoe valuable life lessons. Meanwhile, there is trouble at the North Pole. Will Mooseltoe be able to save Christmas?
9:30 a.m. (sold out!) & 11:30 a.m. (approximately 60 minutes in length)
Recommended for pre-kindergarten – 5th grade
Curriculum Connections: Language Arts, Music, Performing Arts, Relationships and Family
For 50 years, Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer® has delighted television audiences of all ages, and now he soars off the screen and onto the stage “in a show that will go down in history…as a SMASHING HIT!” (Dallas Examiner). Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer®, The Musical, produced by Wishing Star Productions, “is a happy and fast-moving family show with clever puppets, bright costumes and an enthusiastic and playful cast of singers and dancers” (Theater Jones). “The whole production bounces with joy and energy” and is sure to be “the best holiday entertainment value on any local stage this year” (Fort Worth Star-Telegram), so come join Rudolph, Hermey the Elf, and Yukon Cornelius as they escape the Bumble Snow Monster of the North, save Christmas, and prove that every Misfit has a place in the world!
Adapted from the Animated Television Special Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and all elements from the 1964 television special “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” © and ™, presented under license from Character Arts, LLC. All rights reserved.
ALL ABOARD for this saucy and splendid production of ANYTHING GOES, winner of three 2011 Tony® Awards including Best Musical Revival and Choreography! Peppering this Cole Porter first-class comedy are some of musical theater’s most memorable standards, including “I Get a Kick out of You,” “You’re the Top,” and of course, “Anything Goes.” Don’t miss what the AP exclaims as, “So DELIGHTFUL, So DELICIOUS, So DE-LOVELY!”
The most beloved family show in the world, featuring an amazing cast of house cats, dogs, parrots…even geese and doves! Critics describe the show as a unique blend of comedy, world-champion juggling, and the extraordinary talents of more than 30 performing pets. The world famous Gregory Popovich is a fifth-generation Russian circus performer who learned early on how to develop strong bonds with animals. Popovich has rescued the animals from shelters all over the country and transformed them into stars, using positive reinforcement and working with the animals’ natural abilities to create a fun, one-of-a kind show. The Popovich Comedy Pet Theater has performed in over 20 countries, was voted “Best Family Show in Las Vegas, and has been featured on The Tonight Show, David Letterman, Animal Planet, and as a finalist on NBC’s “America’s Got Talent.”
Adapted from the classic children’s book series by Stan and Jan Berenstain, The Berenstain Bears LIVE! brings everyone’s favorite bear family to life in a thrilling theatrical experience that kids as well as their parents will treasure for many years to come. Come on down to Bear Country where Brother Bear, Sister Bear, Papa Bear, and Mama Bear sing and dance in this colorful new musical filled with fun for the whole family. As always, Bear Country is not without its complications: Brother Bear’s grades are slipping, Sister Bear still has a few things to learn about making new friends, and Papa Bear just can’t stop eating junk food. Thankfully, we can always depend on Mama Bear and her loving patience to help set things right. The Berenstain Bears LIVE! will give boys and girls of all ages the chance to fall in love with these characters, just as their parents did when they were growing up.
Show Times: 9:30 & 11:30 a.m. (approximately 55 minutes in length)
Recommended for pre-kindergarten – 2nd grade
Curriculum Connections: Literature, Visual and Performing Arts, Communications and Language Arts, Social Studies, Health and Physical Education, Relationships and Family.
One of the great cautionary tales about the American Dream, The Great Gatsby is now brought to the stage by Montana Repertory Theatre. This production of Gatsby will convince you that Simon Levy’s masterful adaptation captures, perhaps better than all movies of varying artistic merit, the elusive magic of Fitzgerald’s slim novel. It’s all here: the beautiful people, the decadence, the idealism–and the darkest fate.
A brief Question & Answer session with the cast will follow the performance.
Show Time: 10:00 a.m. (approximately 2 hours in length)
Recommended for 9th – 12th grade
Curriculum Connections: Fine Arts, Language Arts, Literature, Social Studies