This post is sponsored by Dallas Children’s Theater. All opinions are my own.
Did you go to the theater a lot as a kid? I went a little bit. It wasn’t until high school that I really got involved with theater and if I’m being honest, that was more of a social thing for me, than a passion for drama itself (I was much too shy), but I did love the whole backstage experience of being part of the support crew. I wish I’d had more opportunities as a kid to go to children’s theater, I think I wouldn’t have been so afraid to take the stage myself once I finally hit my teenage years.
“Theater helps connect the head to the heart,” says Linda Hartzell, Artistic Director of the Seattle Children’s Theater in an article about the benefits of kids and their exposure to theater arts. The story goes on to cite, “Students who make time for the arts are also more involved in community service, and less likely to drop out of school. And we’re not just talking about upper middle class kids. These facts remain, regardless of a child’s socio-economic background.”
A growing body of research speaks to the benefits of theater for the very young and our own Dallas Children’s Theater is recognized nationally as introducing amazing kid-friendly theater experiences! I’m thrilled to be partnering with DCT to give away a family 4-pack for each show featured below! Keep reading for more information.
“BLUE” by Annie Cusick Wood
April 21 – May 6, 2018
Pale Blue and Inky Blue are very happy in their blueness. When a red sock enters their kitchen, Pale and Inky AND the audience are surprised by the way their world is turned upside down. This play introduces the idea of acceptance in an age-appropriate, soft-hearted theatrical experience. It is filled with fun, humor, and whimsy—and at the end of the show, you will be too!
“JUNGALBOOK” by Edward Mast
An adaptation of Rudyard Kipling’s The Jungle Book stories
Recommended for ages 5 and up
May 4 – May 26, 2018
See Kipling’s original 1894 coming of age tale brought to the stage, and join Mowgli in learning the moral lessons of home, betrayal, life and death, and loyalty. Mowgli lives in the jungle surrounded by panthers, bears, wolves, snakes, and tigers. They are his protectors, and he believes he is one of them. When Mowgli comes face to face with a fearsome tiger, he is forced to choose between his bond with the jungle and the reality of his humanness. This classic story of the struggle for survival and a place that feels like home will have audiences on the edge of their seats.
DCT’s NATIONAL TOURING PRODUCTION
Based on the book by Melinda Long. Book, Music & Lyrics by Janet Yates Vogt & Mark Friedman. Illustrations by David Shannon.
Recommended for ages 4 and up
June 15 – July 8, 2018
Ahoy matey! It’s time to sail off on a swashbuckling musical excursion with Jeremy Jacob and his new pirate friends. On board the ship, Jeremy travels to new worlds while learning the rules of pirate life, and searches for a place to bury their treasure. But it isn’t long before he misses his family and yearns for someone to tuck him in at night back home. A story of adventure and finding one’s own heart—a path that can’t be found on any map!
Win tickets to: HOW I BECAME A PIRATE: Friday, June 15, at 7:30 p.m.
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NOTE: The box office opens as early as one hour prior to the show time. The house opens one-half hour before, to begin seating.
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Dallas Children’s Theater, 5938 Skillman Dallas, Texas 75231