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PADDINGTON BEAR COMES TO DALLAS CHILDREN’S THEATER FOR THE HOLIDAYS (DALLAS, TX) – Dallas Children’s Theater (DCT) is re...
12/01/2021

PADDINGTON BEAR COMES TO DALLAS CHILDREN’S THEATER FOR THE HOLIDAYS

(DALLAS, TX) – Dallas Children’s Theater (DCT) is ready to cheer on the holiday season with PADDINGTON SAVES CHRISTMAS, running December 5 – December 23, 2021. Based on the children’s book by Michael Bond, this play stays true to the heart of what makes Paddington Bear so beloved by all ages. DCT’s production is just under an hour in length and is perfect for ages 4 and older.



It’s holiday time in the Brown household and Paddington – the famous, accident-prone bear – is here to save the day! When he and the Brown’s housekeeper, Mrs. Bird, run out of sugar for the seasonal marmalade jam they are preparing, Paddington heads next door to borrow some from Mr. Curry. Unfortunately, the usually grumpy Mr. Curry is even more short tempered than normal as he prepares for a visit from his great aunt who is a stickler for tidiness. Paddington, feeling sorry for Mr. Curry, volunteers to help him with his chores. But Paddington’s good intentions end up leading to chaos, as one by one, each of his tasks take on an unexpected outcome! Will Paddington be able to fix everything in time for everyone to properly celebrate the holidays? Find out in this fun-filled holiday comedy!



"We could all learn a lot from Paddington,” says Douglass Burkes, director and master puppeteer. “He's an actual bear living among humans but one who always does his best to be kind, respectful and polite. As far as Paddington's concerned, the greatest crime isn't making a mistake – he makes plenty of those – but forgetting your manners.”



Burks goes on to talk about the timeliness of the show, “Right now, with everything that's going on in the world, it's so important to be kind and respectful of our neighbors and have fun. We could all use Paddington in our lives!”



Everyone at DCT is committed to doing everything within our power to ensure that our environment is a safe and welcoming space. To that end, DCT will be requiring all attendees to wear masks. The theater has implemented a number of other policies and procedures to prioritize safety including reduced capacity seating, contactless ticketing and others so people should order their tickets soon and plan ahead. Interested patrons can read the complete plan at dct.org/COVID. Tickets for PADDINGTON SAVES CHRISTMAS are on sale now at dct.org/plays and selling fast!



PADDINGTON SAVES CHRISTMAS

Adapted by Doug Kmiotek

Based on the book by Michael Bond

Created by Jonathan Rockefeller

Directed by Douglass Burks



December 5 – December 23, 2021



Recommended for ages 4 and up



Cast:

Mr. Curry - Duke Anderson*

Aunt Matilda - M. Denise Lee*

Paddington - Teddy Warren*

Paddington - Ziggy Renner



Understudy Mr. Curry & Paddington - Douglass Burks*

Understudy Aunt Matilda - Sally Fiorello



*Denotes member of Actors Equity Association.

Crew:

Production Manager - Janel Villatoro

Technical Director - Josh Smith

Lead Carpenter - Isabel McNeil

Master Electrician - Troy Carrico

Sound Engineer - Brian Christensen

Scenic Artist - Emily Hausein

Production Assistant - Maddie Collins

Puppetry Consultant - Sally Fiorello

Carpenters - Lazarus Salinas, Jeremy Claycamp, Brian Christensen, Troy Carrico, Karl Schaeffer

Production Apprentice - CaitLyne Martin



Performance Dates and Times:

December 5 – December 23, 2021

- Saturday, December 4, 1:30PM (Sensory-Friendly)

- Sunday, December 5, 1:30PM – Opening (Sold out)

- Sunday, December 5, 4:30PM (Sold out)

- Saturday, December 11, 1:30PM (Sold out)

- Saturday, December 11, 4:30PM (Sold out)

- Sunday, December 12, 1:30PM (Sold out)

- Sunday, December 12, 4:30PM

- Friday, December 17, 7:30PM

- Saturday, December 18, 1:30PM (Sold out)

- Saturday, December 18, 4:30PM (Sold out)

- Sunday, December 19, 1:30PM (Sold out)

- Sunday, December 19, 4:30PM (ASL) (Sold out)

- Tuesday, December 21, 10:30AM

- Tuesday, December 21, 1:30PM

- Wednesday, December 22, 10:30AM

- Wednesday, December 22, 1:30PM

- Thursday, December 23, 10:30AM

- Thursday, December 23, 1:30PM





Ticket Prices:

Section A: $30 Adult, $28 Youth

Section B: $23 Adult, $ $21 Youth

Prices subject to change. Phone reservations required for Sensory-Friendly performances. Call the Box Office for details, 214-740-0051. Group Prices Available. General tickets are available online at dct.org



Weekday Student Matinee shows also available Tuesdays through Fridays. Call Dallas Children's Theater at 214-978-0120 or visit dct.org/fieldtrips





2021-22 Season Sponsors are: Texas Instruments, City of Dallas Office of Arts and Culture, Anonymous Family/Bank of America Charitable Foundation, The Carlson Foundation, The Shubert Foundation, Hillcrest Foundation, TACA, Anonymous Family, March Family Foundation, and CARES Act/American Rescue Plan. General Sponsors Include: The Rosewood Corporation, The Holloway Family Foundation, The MR and Evelyn Hudson Foundation, The Eugene McDermott Foundation, Lisa K. Simmons, The Theodore and Beulah Beasley Foundation, Inc., and the Carl B. & Florence E. King Foundation. Additional Support is Provided By: Dallas Tourism Public Improvement District, TXU Energy, Oncor Electric, Deborah and Craig Sutton, The Dolan Family, Frost Bank, Vibeke Jarnum & Niels Anderskouv, Jennifer & Peter Altabef, Melinda & Jim Johnson Charitable Fund, Karen & Ken Travis, Joan Becker, Capital for Kids, Strake Foundation, Texas Commission on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts, The Hersh Foundation, Stephen M. Seay Foundation, Margot B. Perot/Perot Foundation, Maintenance Inc., and Green Mountain Energy, DCT's official renewable energy partner. Sensory-Friendly Sponsors Include: Fichtenbaum Charitable Trust, Neiman Marcus. Building Fund Supported By: The Carlson Foundation, The March Family Foundation, Laurie Sands Harrison, The Rosewood Corporation, Anonymous Family, Elizabeth & Bart Showalter, Karen & Ken Travis, The Hersh Foundation, and Everett & Becky Spaeth.

Logo Credit: Courtesy of Rockefeller Productions



About Dallas Children’s Theater

Dallas Children’s Theater features professional actors performing for an annual audience of 250,000 young people and their families through mainstage productions, a national touring company, and an arts-in-education program. As the only major organization in Dallas focusing solely on youth and family theater, DCT builds bridges of understanding between generations and cultures, instilling an early appreciation of literature, art, and the performing arts in tomorrow’s artists and patrons.

PADDINGTON BEAR COMES TO DALLAS CHILDREN’S THEATER FOR THE HOLIDAYS

(DALLAS, TX) – Dallas Children’s Theater (DCT) is ready to cheer on the holiday season with PADDINGTON SAVES CHRISTMAS, running December 5 – December 23, 2021. Based on the children’s book by Michael Bond, this play stays true to the heart of what makes Paddington Bear so beloved by all ages. DCT’s production is just under an hour in length and is perfect for ages 4 and older.



It’s holiday time in the Brown household and Paddington – the famous, accident-prone bear – is here to save the day! When he and the Brown’s housekeeper, Mrs. Bird, run out of sugar for the seasonal marmalade jam they are preparing, Paddington heads next door to borrow some from Mr. Curry. Unfortunately, the usually grumpy Mr. Curry is even more short tempered than normal as he prepares for a visit from his great aunt who is a stickler for tidiness. Paddington, feeling sorry for Mr. Curry, volunteers to help him with his chores. But Paddington’s good intentions end up leading to chaos, as one by one, each of his tasks take on an unexpected outcome! Will Paddington be able to fix everything in time for everyone to properly celebrate the holidays? Find out in this fun-filled holiday comedy!



"We could all learn a lot from Paddington,” says Douglass Burkes, director and master puppeteer. “He's an actual bear living among humans but one who always does his best to be kind, respectful and polite. As far as Paddington's concerned, the greatest crime isn't making a mistake – he makes plenty of those – but forgetting your manners.”



Burks goes on to talk about the timeliness of the show, “Right now, with everything that's going on in the world, it's so important to be kind and respectful of our neighbors and have fun. We could all use Paddington in our lives!”



Everyone at DCT is committed to doing everything within our power to ensure that our environment is a safe and welcoming space. To that end, DCT will be requiring all attendees to wear masks. The theater has implemented a number of other policies and procedures to prioritize safety including reduced capacity seating, contactless ticketing and others so people should order their tickets soon and plan ahead. Interested patrons can read the complete plan at dct.org/COVID. Tickets for PADDINGTON SAVES CHRISTMAS are on sale now at dct.org/plays and selling fast!



PADDINGTON SAVES CHRISTMAS

Adapted by Doug Kmiotek

Based on the book by Michael Bond

Created by Jonathan Rockefeller

Directed by Douglass Burks



December 5 – December 23, 2021



Recommended for ages 4 and up



Cast:

Mr. Curry - Duke Anderson*

Aunt Matilda - M. Denise Lee*

Paddington - Teddy Warren*

Paddington - Ziggy Renner



Understudy Mr. Curry & Paddington - Douglass Burks*

Understudy Aunt Matilda - Sally Fiorello



*Denotes member of Actors Equity Association.

Crew:

Production Manager - Janel Villatoro

Technical Director - Josh Smith

Lead Carpenter - Isabel McNeil

Master Electrician - Troy Carrico

Sound Engineer - Brian Christensen

Scenic Artist - Emily Hausein

Production Assistant - Maddie Collins

Puppetry Consultant - Sally Fiorello

Carpenters - Lazarus Salinas, Jeremy Claycamp, Brian Christensen, Troy Carrico, Karl Schaeffer

Production Apprentice - CaitLyne Martin



Performance Dates and Times:

December 5 – December 23, 2021

- Saturday, December 4, 1:30PM (Sensory-Friendly)

- Sunday, December 5, 1:30PM – Opening (Sold out)

- Sunday, December 5, 4:30PM (Sold out)

- Saturday, December 11, 1:30PM (Sold out)

- Saturday, December 11, 4:30PM (Sold out)

- Sunday, December 12, 1:30PM (Sold out)

- Sunday, December 12, 4:30PM

- Friday, December 17, 7:30PM

- Saturday, December 18, 1:30PM (Sold out)

- Saturday, December 18, 4:30PM (Sold out)

- Sunday, December 19, 1:30PM (Sold out)

- Sunday, December 19, 4:30PM (ASL) (Sold out)

- Tuesday, December 21, 10:30AM

- Tuesday, December 21, 1:30PM

- Wednesday, December 22, 10:30AM

- Wednesday, December 22, 1:30PM

- Thursday, December 23, 10:30AM

- Thursday, December 23, 1:30PM





Ticket Prices:

Section A: $30 Adult, $28 Youth

Section B: $23 Adult, $ $21 Youth

Prices subject to change. Phone reservations required for Sensory-Friendly performances. Call the Box Office for details, 214-740-0051. Group Prices Available. General tickets are available online at dct.org



Weekday Student Matinee shows also available Tuesdays through Fridays. Call Dallas Children's Theater at 214-978-0120 or visit dct.org/fieldtrips





2021-22 Season Sponsors are: Texas Instruments, City of Dallas Office of Arts and Culture, Anonymous Family/Bank of America Charitable Foundation, The Carlson Foundation, The Shubert Foundation, Hillcrest Foundation, TACA, Anonymous Family, March Family Foundation, and CARES Act/American Rescue Plan. General Sponsors Include: The Rosewood Corporation, The Holloway Family Foundation, The MR and Evelyn Hudson Foundation, The Eugene McDermott Foundation, Lisa K. Simmons, The Theodore and Beulah Beasley Foundation, Inc., and the Carl B. & Florence E. King Foundation. Additional Support is Provided By: Dallas Tourism Public Improvement District, TXU Energy, Oncor Electric, Deborah and Craig Sutton, The Dolan Family, Frost Bank, Vibeke Jarnum & Niels Anderskouv, Jennifer & Peter Altabef, Melinda & Jim Johnson Charitable Fund, Karen & Ken Travis, Joan Becker, Capital for Kids, Strake Foundation, Texas Commission on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts, The Hersh Foundation, Stephen M. Seay Foundation, Margot B. Perot/Perot Foundation, Maintenance Inc., and Green Mountain Energy, DCT's official renewable energy partner. Sensory-Friendly Sponsors Include: Fichtenbaum Charitable Trust, Neiman Marcus. Building Fund Supported By: The Carlson Foundation, The March Family Foundation, Laurie Sands Harrison, The Rosewood Corporation, Anonymous Family, Elizabeth & Bart Showalter, Karen & Ken Travis, The Hersh Foundation, and Everett & Becky Spaeth.

Logo Credit: Courtesy of Rockefeller Productions



About Dallas Children’s Theater

Dallas Children’s Theater features professional actors performing for an annual audience of 250,000 young people and their families through mainstage productions, a national touring company, and an arts-in-education program. As the only major organization in Dallas focusing solely on youth and family theater, DCT builds bridges of understanding between generations and cultures, instilling an early appreciation of literature, art, and the performing arts in tomorrow’s artists and patrons.

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Saturday, December 4th, 2021
Parade runs from 1:30 – 5:00 PM
Since 2020, the FaLaLa Lakewood toy drive has brought the local community together to share in the festive season of joy and giving to support Dallas Children’s Advocacy Center. The holidays can be a difficult time, especially for children living in the aftermath of severe child abuse. The organized drive features Santa and his elves on a parade route through the streets of North Lakewood collecting toys in order to provide hope and bring a smile to the thousands of children DCAC serves each year through their holiday program.

https://dcac.org/lakewood/?fbclid=IwAR0uwus5d5glplXqgGZ31yUDGbKEFJMlQ-0PPOy5eqUovFWgCuBVSyxVmwA

Since 2020, the FaLaLa Lakewood toy drive has brought the local community together to share in the festive season of joy and giving to support Dallas Children’s Advocacy Center. The holidays can be a difficult time, especially for children living in the aftermath of severe child abuse. The organiz...

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WRLC Holiday Raffle
Pick your favorite raffle package and buy a $10 ticket online to win! The drawing will be held December 10th and delivered to your door by December 15th, just in time to regift it or enjoy it yourself!

All proceeds go towards improvements at White Rock Lake Park. Entries must live in the state of Texas.
www.whiterockdallas.org

WRLC Holiday Raffle
Pick your favorite raffle package and buy a $10 ticket online to win! The drawing will be held December 10th and delivered to your door by December 15th, just in time to regift it or enjoy it yourself!

All proceeds go towards improvements at White Rock Lake Park. Entries must live in the state of Texas.
www.whiterockdallas.org

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Free Tickets at The Dallas Comedy Club
We have a few extra tickets to our headliner Jen Kober tomorrow 8:30 & 10:30 or Saturday 8 or 10PM. Limited FREE tickets available, so if you do claim them please use them! Click here and use promo code ROSIE for comp’d tickets :)

Thank you so much! Hope to see you soon!

Rosie Caruth
Dallas Comedy Club // Owner

Free Tickets at The Dallas Comedy Club
We have a few extra tickets to our headliner Jen Kober tomorrow 8:30 & 10:30 or Saturday 8 or 10PM. Limited FREE tickets available, so if you do claim them please use them! Click here and use promo code ROSIE for comp’d tickets :)

Thank you so much! Hope to see you soon!

Rosie Caruth
Dallas Comedy Club // Owner

Brand new Chamber Member - come for Ribbon Cutting and Free Lunch! Crisp & Green - in the former Boston Market location ...
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Brand new Chamber Member - come for Ribbon Cutting and Free Lunch! Crisp & Green - in the former Boston Market location at 6333 E Mockingbird Lane Suite 165. 10:15 a.m. See you there!!

Brand new Chamber Member - come for Ribbon Cutting and Free Lunch! Crisp & Green - in the former Boston Market location at 6333 E Mockingbird Lane Suite 165. 10:15 a.m. See you there!!

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Tuesday 8am - 5pm
Wednesday 8am - 5pm
Thursday 8am - 5pm
Friday 8am - 5pm
Saturday 10am - 5pm
Sunday 6am - 8pm

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(214) 328-4100

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MISSION STATEMENT The purpose of the Greater East Dallas Chamber of Commerce is to promote the cultural, educational and industrial interests of the East Dallas Area so that its businesses, neighborhoods and citizens shall prosper.

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The multifaceted approach of the Greater East Dallas Chamber of Commerce provides benefits to our members in a variety of different arenas. We offer a number of forums for the promotion of all of our member businesses. We are also proud to provide our members with relevant information regarding the East Dallas community, as well as insight into local, state and national government issues. The events that provide a conduit for these benefits, and others, include our monthly luncheons that highlight a variety of topics addressed by featured keynote speakers. We also present an annual Economic Summit - essentially a "state of the union" with respect to the Dallas Economy. Member businesses and guests are encouraged to gather and exchange information through our numerous networking events, especially our Business After Hours excursions, which are hosted by a spotlighted member business. Sponsorship opportunities abound for these events, as well as for many of our other Chamber gatherings. For more information, please contact the chamber directly.

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