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Dallas Children's Theater


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Field Trip
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th


Are you ready for some football?! Well…don’t look to the Horace B. Smedley Tornadoes for a win because they’ve never even scored a single point! With an unfocused team that won’t change their attitudes, Coach Armstrong goes crazy. So, Miss Nelson, the school’s favorite teacher, calls in a trusted, but highly feared reinforcement in this zany musical spectacular. The bold and intimidating Coach Viola Swamp whips the Tornadoes into shape just in time for the big rivalry game. Ready. Set. Hut! This play give students the opportunity to view a musical adaptation of a popular picture book staged by Dallas Children’s Theater professionals who have, among many other things, choreographed the dances, blocked the action, designed the costumes, etc. During the show, students can practice being engaged audience members.

Students Will

  • Experience a live theatrical production and observe the contributions of professional theater artists including actors, set and costume designers, director, musical director, stage manager, choreographer, 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 the theater.
  • Enjoy a hilarious musical that addresses the following themes: school, sports, team effort, and hard work.
  • Visit a professional theater.
  • Literacy Connection: Miss Nelson Has a Field Day ISBN-10: 0395486548


Dates: December 2 - December 13, 2019 (Summer June 30 - July 2, 2020)
Times: Monday thru Friday at 10:00am, or 10:30am and 12:30pm (Summer 10:30am)
Duration: Approximately 60 minutes
School Fee: Price Per Non Teacher: $9.50
Price Per Student: $9.50
Price Per Teacher: $9.50
Minimum Attendance: 10
Maximum Attendance: 700
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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