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There’s a Mouse in the House at DCT and it’s Stuart Little!

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Stuart Little at Dallas Children's Theater

Stuart Little at Dallas Children’s Theater June 13th through July 13th

ASL interpretation performance June 29, 2014 – 4:30 pm

Sensory Friendly Performance on July 12th

This summer, join Dallas Children’s Theater on a big adventure with Stuart Little playing in the Baker Theater at the Rosewood Center for Family Arts from June 13 through July 13.

Meet The Littles.  They’re a typical American family living in New York City.  Their eldest son, George, loves ping-pong, and the youngest son, Stuart, is every parent’s dream.  He’s smart, polite, well dressed and small enough to retrieve lost rings in the bathtub drain.  Stuart’s different. Well… he’s a mouse, but nobody seems to notice or care except Snowbell, the family cat.  He may only be two inches tall, but Stuart’s a giant when it comes to friendship and bravery.

Playwright Joseph Robinette has adapted Stuart Little in the style of Story Theater.  Story Theater uses narrative to link various episodes together. It simply defines a style of theater that lies somewhere between storytelling and the acted-out play.  Story Theater also engages the audiences’ imagination.

In keeping with the style of Story Theater, DCT’s Stuart Little   includes an ensemble of actors that play numerous roles, except for the actor portraying Stuart.  Actors assume new characters and change locations with the help of scenery, props and numerous costume pieces

Stuart Little  tells the surprising story of a most unusual mouse who happens to be born into an ordinary New York City family. In no time at all, his life becomes a series of adventures and misadventures as he learns to survive in his super sized world of humans.

First, the well-dressed Stuart is trapped in a window-blind while doing his exercises, and Snowbell, the malevolent family cat, places his little hat and cane outside a mouse hole, panicking the whole family. Stuart then sails to victory in an exciting boat race in Central Park. Very soon, the Little family adopts a beautiful bird named Margalo who becomes Stuart’s best friend. Unfortunately, Margalo is forced to flee the city when she is warned that one of Snowbell’s friends intends to eat her.

Leaving his home and family behind, Stuart sets out in a gasoline-powered model car on his most thrilling adventure of all – to see the country and bring Margalo home. Along the way, he encounters a variety of colorful characters and exciting situations that test his spirit. Hopeful and determined in his quest to find Margalo, Stuart discovers the true meaning of life, loyalty and friendship.

Stuart Little is recommended for audiences of all ages and proves that great things do come in small packages!

Opening Night Party

Attend the show on Friday, June 13 beginning at 6:30pm for extra fun one hour prior to the show.  Everyone will get a chance to “MAKE LIKE STUART” and try their hand at crafting mouse ears.  Giveaways, free treats from Big D Kona Ice, and one free show poster per family!

For more information or to purchase your tickets, visit www.dct.org or call the Dallas Children’s Theater box office at

 

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