Category Archives: Musical Theatre

Richland College to host Dallas Children’s Theater with performance of ‘Flat Stanley’
Cutline: Shown here, left to right: Deborah Brown (Ageny Assistant), Clinton Greenspan (Stanley), Natalie Weaver (Agent Assistant), Andy Baldwin (Hollywood Agent)

Cutline: Shown here, left to right: Deborah Brown (Ageny Assistant), Clinton Greenspan (Stanley), Natalie Weaver (Agent Assistant), Andy Baldwin (Hollywood Agent)

DALLAS – Richland College will host the Dallas Children’s Theater (DCT) in a special performance of the DCT’s “The Musical Adventures of Flat Stanley” on Sept. 13 at 1:30 p.m. in Richland’s Fannin Performance Hall.

The performance at Richland College will be the final performance in Dallas before the DCT takes the show on the road, quite literally, on a national tour.

Based on Jeff Brown’s beloved children’s book, “Flat Stanley,” the musical comedy follows Stanley Lambchop, a boy just like everyone else, who makes a wish to be something special. When that wish comes true after a bulletin board falls on Stanley and literally flattens him, he discovers how easy it is to travel the world as a letter via the postal system.

“What I love about the show are all the teachable moments that don’t feel like lessons,” said guest director and Broadway veteran Michael Serrecchias. “It’s a fun, Broadway-style musical comedy about the value of being different and the importance of family.”

The Richland College performance of “The Musical Adventures of Flat Stanley” is an opportunity for the DCT to preview the show to an audience and begin the process of working in different venues as the cast and crew prepare for the national tour. The production is appropriate for children over the age of five and is free and open to the public.

The DCT is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization and was founded in 1984 to address a growing need for professional family theater. It is a forum for artistic collaboration, an educational resource for metropolitan schools and a vehicle of enrichment for the greater Dallas community. The DCT has been touring nationally for 17 years and has been designated as an American Masterpieces Touring Artist by the National Endowment for the Arts.

For more information about the Dallas Children’s Theater, visit dct.org.


A hoppin’ good musical: “A Year With Frog and Toad”

frog-and-toad2Richland College presents “A Year With Frog and Toad,” April 30-May 3 in the Arena Theatre.

The characters of Arnold Lobel’s well-loved book hop from the page to the stage in this whimsical, Tony-nominated musical. “A Year With Frog and Toad” follows two great friends — the cheerful, popular Frog and the rather grumpy Toad — through four, fun-filled seasons.

The jazzy, upbeat score bubbles with melody and wit, making it an inventive, exuberant, and enchanting musical for the whole family.

Tickets are free and will be given on a first come, first served basis. Seating is limited. Showtimes are nightly at 7:30 p.m. on April 30-May 3 and at 2:30 p.m. on May 3. For more information, call 972-238-6256.