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Dallas Children's Theater

BALLOONACY (weekdays)

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During School Day
Field Trip
Pre K, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd


Guess what? It’s The Old Man’s birthday! Students are invited to celebrate as they play the role of engaged audience members during this special, one-man production. 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. During the performance, students will view the contributions of many different theater artists, from the director to the set designer, that combined create a live theatrical performance. Great for short attention spans and the wee ones, this uplifting and interactive experience shows how, with a little imagination, companionship is everywhere.

Students Will

  • Experience a live theatrical production and observe the contributions of professional theater artists including actors, set and costume designers, director, stage manager, and the crew.
  • Participate as a member of the audience throughout the performance. Students will have ample opportunity to identify, apply, and evaluate appropriate audience behavior while in DCT’s Studio Theater.
  • Enjoy and explore an uplifting and wonder-filled performance that addresses the following themes: friendship, creativity, imagination, and kindness.
  • Visit a professional theater.


Dates: April 15 - May 1, 2020
Times: Tuesday thru Friday at 10:30am; selected 12:30pm performances
Duration: Less than one hour
School Fee: Price Per Non Teacher: $9.50
Price Per Student: $9.50
Price Per Teacher: $9.50
Minimum Attendance: 10
Maximum Attendance: 145
Bilingual: No
Technical Needs:
Other Information: 1 free adult admission for every 20 students

Scheduling / Booking

Instructions: To book weekday matinees go to or email [email protected] or [email protected] or call 214-978-0120 - For weekend performances or additional information call Dallas Children's Theater box office at (214) 978-0110 To book residencies or after school programs call 214-978-0110.
Deadline: Bookings begin August 1 and continue as availability allows.
Cancellation Policy: Cancellation Policy: For shows: no refunds once tickets are reserved, deposit paid, or Voucher # issued. In the case of inclement weather Dallas Children's Theater does not cancel performances unless DISD has closed. For After School or During School programs- In cases of inclement weather, DCT will make every attempt to reschedule a make-up class, but if the class cannot be rescheduled the school will be expected to pay for the full program.
After School Policy: After School Policy: The school provides: a physical space large and quiet enough to allow the group to work comfortably and without interruption; at least one staff member on site during the drama class session; distribution of enrollment forms; and a contact person.

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