Mila Says: Children’s Theater for May and June

By Mila Vincent with Nancy Churnin
May 1, 2023

Fun shows about animals, magic, and friendship.

Seven-year-old theater critic Mila Vincent can’t wait to find out how Charlotte is going to save Wilbur in Charlotte’s Web; what Alex the Lion, Marty the Zebra, Melman the Giraffe, and Gloria the Hippo will find in Madagascar; and which child will win the big prize in Willy Wonka’s chocolate factory.

Charlotte’s Web

Adapted by Joseph Robinette from the book by E.B. White.

A spider sets out to save a pig the only way she knows how: By weaving words in her web. This adaptation of E.B. White’s beloved novel is a joyful, poignant, hopeful story of a friendship that transcends species, life, and time. Recommended for ages three and older.

Where: Dallas Children’s Theater | 5938 Skillman St., Dallas

When: Now through Sat., May 27



Madagascar — A Musical Adventure JR.

Book by Kevin Del Aguila, adapted from the animated Dreamworks film, with music and lyrics by George Noriega and Joel Someillan.

Expect a lot of laughing as Alex the Lion, Marty the Zebra, Melman the Giraffe, Gloria the Hippo, and some plotting penguins escape from New York’s Central Park Zoo and “move it move it” on unexpected adventures. Children three and older will enjoy this show alongside adults of all ages.

Where: Winspear Opera House | 2403 Flora St., Dallas

When:  June 23-24



Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka Jr.

Words and music by Leslie Bricusse and Anthony Newley, adapted by Leslie Bricusse and Timothy A. McDonald from the book Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl.

Five lucky kids — including Charlie, a boy from a poor but lovely family — win golden tickets to tour Willy Wonka’s magical chocolate factory. And one of the kids will get a special prize. Who will it be?

Where: The Firehouse Theatre | 2535 Valley View Lane, Farmers Branch

When:  June 24-25


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