The 2011-'12 season for Dallas Children's Theater has been announced, and the nine shows include stories from England, Zimbabwe, Russia and Canada, with some returning favorites (Mufaro's Beautiful Daughters), a Southwest premiere (Diary of at Worm, a Spider and a Fly), and a new piece from Kathy Burks Theatre of Puppetry Arts, based on the tale of Young King Arthur.
New for this season will be autograph sessions, live music, refreshments and one free show poster per family after each opening night, which is a Friday for all the shows.
Here's the lineup:
- A musical version of Judith Viorst’s Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day, with book and lyrics by Judith Viorst, music by Shelly Markham. Sept. 23-Oct. 23
- Madeline's Christmas by Ludwig Bemelmans, in a musical version with book and lyrics by Jennifer Kirkeby, music by Shirley Mier. Nov. 18-Dec. 22
- Kathy Burks Theatre of Puppetry Arts presents The Nutcracker, adapted for the stage by B. Wolf, music by P.I. Tchaikovsky. Nov. 18-Dec. 22
- If You Give a Mouse a Cookie, based on the book by Laura Numeroff, adapted by Jody Davidson. Jan. 20-Feb. 26, 2012
- The Secret Life of Girls by Linda Daugherty, about girl bullying. Feb. 10-26
- Kathy Burks Theatre of Puppetry Arts presents the world premiere of Young King Arthur, adapted for the stage by B. Wolf. March 9-April 1
- Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery, adapted for the stage by R. N. Sandberg. March 23-April 15
- The Southwest premiere of Diary of a Worm, a Spider and a Fly by Joan Cushing, adapted from the books by Doreen Cronin with illustrations by Harry Bliss (the team behind DCT hits Click Clack Moo and Giggle, Giggle Quack). May 4-June 3
- The return of Mufaro's Beautiful Daughters, based on the Caldecott Award-winning book by John Steptoe, adapted for the stage by Karen Abbott. June 22-July 15
Season subscription packages are now on sale and may be purchased by calling 214-740-0051. Packages range from $56 for four plays up to $144 for all nine productions. Single tickets available on Sept. 1. For more information visit www.dct.org.
Here's a video promo for the season: