AT&T Performing Arts Center Presents the Family Entertainment Series

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The nonprofit AT&T Performing Arts Center announced today that single tickets for the launch of the Family Entertainment series at the AT&T Performing Arts Center, sponsored by Children’s Health, will go on sale Friday, September 6 at 10 a.m. These highly anticipated family-friendly shows feature, music, dance, animation, science and puppetry that will delight, inspire and mesmerize kids and adults alike.

The Family Entertainment series will be performed on the campus of the AT&T Performing Arts Center, in the Margot and Bill Winspear Opera House and the Dee and Charles Wyly Theatre, in the downtown Dallas Arts District.

Single tickets for the Family Entertainment series may be purchased, beginning September 6 at 10 a.m., online, by telephone at 214-880-0202 or in person at the AT&T Performing Arts Center Winspear Opera House Box Office at 2403 Flora Street. The Box Office is open 10:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and before performances – closed Saturdays and Sundays. 

DRUMLine Live Holiday Spectacular (two shows)

Tuesday, November 19, 2019 – 10 a.m. & 7:30 p.m.  Winspear Opera House Ticket range: $29 – $69

The “DRUMLine Live Holiday Spectacular” takes you on an unforgettable musical journey through the most beloved chart-topping holiday classics.  Imagine the festive sounds of holiday cheer combining Gospel, Jazz, Soul, Motown rhythms, and The Nutcracker Suite mixed with a hip-hop beat and the driving force of a Historically Black College and University (HBCU) marching band.  You have to see the “DRUMLine Live Holiday Spectacular” to experience the magic and musicianship.

DRUMLine Live’s dazzling vocalists and talented musicians, coupled with energetic choreography, spectacular lighting, and beautiful holiday costumes, make this Holiday Spectacular one of the coolest, most exciting, and dynamic shows EVER!!  Wait until you see our show-stopping unique version of “The Little Drummer Boy,” highlighted by the creative sights and sounds of the HBCU drumline.  From the modern sounds of Mariah Carey’s #1 holiday hit, “All I want for Christmas Is You,” Ariana Grande’s, “Santa Tell Me,” and Justin Bieber’s, “Mistletoe” to the classic favorites, “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer,” “Santa Clause is Coming to Town,” and “Jingle Bells,” this rockin’ Holiday Spectacular will have audiences around the globe dancing in the aisles.  Our incredible musicianship and talented performers will fill you with holiday cheer from the first tap of the drum to the very last song of the show.

The “DRUMLine Live Holiday Spectacular” comes direct from Producer, Don P. Roberts and the extraordinary musical team behind 20th Century Fox’s hit movie, “Drumline,” and VH1’s, “Drumline: A New Beat,” DRUMLine Live’s  soulful renditions of your favorite holiday songs are guaranteed to fill your heart with joy.  It’s the perfect treat.  So grab your mistletoe and bring your entire family to this amazing and fun-filled experience that will have you singing the entire holiday season.

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical (two shows)

Sunday, December 15, 2019 – 1 p.m. & 5 p.m.  Winspear Opera House Ticket range: $25 – $80

In 1964, the beloved stop-motion animated television classic, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, made its network television debut and has been delighting audiences across the country for over 50 years. “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical is a wonderful new way to experience this family tradition,” says producing partner Jonathan Flom. The national tour is a family favorite — a “holiday staple” (The Boston Globe) and an “utterly charming, top-notch production” (Orlando Sentinel)

Projections, costumes and characters are faithfully brought to the stage against a backdrop of nostalgic set designs. The 12-foot-plus-tall Abominable Snow Monster is jaw-dropping. The cast brings high energy to classic songs and dialogue, while irresistible and loveable puppets highlight the charming “roughness” from the television show’s stop-motion effects. 

Flom says, “The familiar story elements from the television special are addressed with a talented cast and puppeteers who help recreate the magic on stage.” Since the special itself is a classic musical, the stage show does not feel at all like an adaptation and audiences are surprised and delighted when they see performances of songs such as “Fame and Fortune” and “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree” that are heard but not performed in the TV special.  

The story tells the tale of a young Rudolph who, because of the appearance of his bright, shining nose, is excluded from the Reindeer Games. He flees Christmastown and meets up with new friends Hermey the Elf and Yukon Cornelius. After finding The Island of Misfit Toys, Rudolph journeys home, where a snowstorm of epic proportions is threatening Christmas. Can Rudolph rescue his family and friends and help Santa save the holiday?

Rudolph’s partnership with PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center continues this year.  The show offers a free toolkit to teachers that leverages the powerful messages from the Rudolph story to teach important character values.  In addition, a portion of proceeds from venue sales of the book, T.E.A.M. Rudolph and the Reindeer Games, will be donated to PACER.        

PJ Masks Live! (two shows)

Monday, January 20, 2020 – 1 p.m. & 5 p.m.  Winspear Opera House Ticket range: $25 – $59

PJ MASKS LIVE: is back with an all new super-heroic, live musical show, featuring the heroic trio from your favorite series: The PJ MASKS! Watch Catboy, Owlette and Gekko along with their new friend PJ Robot, as they try to save the day from the sneaky villains – Romeo, Night Ninja and Luna Girl! Fluttering Feathers! Leaping Lizards! What a CAT-tastrophe.

Leaping, flipping and climbing – live on stage! Complete with your favorite music and brand new songs you’ve never heard before! Don’t sleep through it – watch the PJ Masks save the day, live on stage.

Magic Tree House: Showtime with Shakespeare (four shows)

Thursday, January 30, 2020 – 10:30 a.m. & 12:30 p.m.

Friday, January 31 – 10:30 a.m. & 12:30 p.m. Wyly Theatre Ticket price: $10

SHOWTIME WITH SHAKESPEARE
A New Hip Hop Musical

A new theatrical production based on the Magic Tree House adventure Stage Fright on a Summer Night by The New York Times best-selling author Mary Pope Osborne.

No matter what the show must go on! That’s what Jack and Annie learn when the Magic Tree House whisks them back to Elizabethan England. There, the daring sibling duo meets William Shakespeare himself—one of the greatest writers of all time! Based on the critically-acclaimed book series by Mary Pope Osborne, this tuneful tale is a hip-hop hit with kids and grown-ups alike. 

 

Mary Pope Osborne’s Magic Tree House series has been translated into 33 languages, has sold more than 135 million copies worldwide and is the No. 1 best-selling chapter book series of all time.

Produced by NJPAC in association with George Street Playhouse
Book and Lyrics by Jenny Laird and Will Osborne
Music and Additional Lyrics by Randy Courts
Based on “Magic Tree House: Stage Fright on a Summer Night” by Mary Pope Osborne

Doktor Kaboom and The Wheel of Science (four shows)

Monday, February 3, 2020 – 10:30 a.m. & 12:30 p.m.

Tuesday, February 4 – 10:30 a.m. & 12:30 p.m. Wyly Theatre Ticket price: $10

So much science, so little time. . . Doktor Kaboom is having trouble picking his favorite science demonstrations, so he’s bringing them all! Unfortunately there are way too many to do them all in one show. The solution: The Wheel of Science! Doktor Kaboom has built a great big spinning wheel and labeled it with everything from optical illusions to chemical reactions to a homemade hovercraft, and more! At least a dozen fantastic demonstrations ready to go. Wherever the wheel stops, that’s what’s next! Will we turn a water bottle into a rocket or catapult bananas across the stage? Electrocute a pickle or create artificial gravity? Who knows? No two shows will be the same. So, step right up, and let’s spin that wheel.

Lightwire Theater’s The Ugly Duckling (one show)

Sunday, March 1, 2020 – 2 p.m.  Winspear Opera House Ticket range: $19 – $99

Lightwire Theater brings a classic tale to the modern stage in an unforgettable theatrical experience. Lined with electroluminescent wire, the beloved story of The Ugly Duckling plays out on stage through a cutting-edge blend of puppetry, technology and dance. 

With dazzling visuals, poignant choreography and the creative use of music ranging from classical to pop, this production brings this story into a new and brilliant light.

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