Mila Says: Kids’ Theater for September & October 2022

A clever fox, Pooh Bear and friends, a marmalade-loving bear, and a kindergarten-girl with all the answers are among the characters Mila Vincent, our seven-year-old theater critic, is excited to meet in September and October. Mila and her grandmother, co-critic Johannah Luza, think your young fans will enjoy these shows, too.



Emmanuel Elpenord as Eeyore | Chris Palmieri as Tigger | Jake Bazel as Pooh | Kirsty Moon as Piglet | Photo courtesy of Irving Arts Center

Disney’s Winnie the Pooh: The New Musical Stage Adaptation

By Jonathan Rockefeller and Rockefeller Productions, adapted from the books by A.A. Milne, illustrated by E.H. Shephard, and Disney animated featurettes and feature. Music and lyrics by Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman

Local audiences are in for a honey of a treat with a brand-new Disney stage musical about Pooh, Christopher Robin, and friends that kicks off its first national, cross-country tour at Irving Arts Center. Jonathan Rockefeller created and directed the show, in association with Disney Theatrical Productions, using original life-size puppets and songs written by Richard M Sherman and Robert B. Sherman for the popular Disney animated Pooh films.

Where: Irving Arts Center | 3333 North McArthur Blvd., Irving

When: September 16 – September 19



Junie B’s Essential Survival Guide to School

Book and lyrics by Marcy Heisler, music by Zina Goldrich, adapted from the books by Barbara Park

Just when the kids are going back to school, it’s Junie B. Jones to the rescue with Junie B’s Essential Survival Guide to School. Nancy Schaeffer directs Dallas Children’s Theater’s production of a musical adapted from the popular book series. This professional production is aimed at ages five and older.

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

When: Sept. 24 – Oct. 30



Fantastic Mr. Fox

Adapted by David Wood from the book by Roald Dahl

Youth ages 7–14 from Outcry Youth Theatre will perform Dahl’s beloved story of the fox who teams up with other animals to outwit three farmers who want to stop him from stealing food. Jason Johnson-Spinos directs.

Where: Addison Theatre Center Studio Theatre | 15650 Addison Rd., Addison

When: Oct. 7–16



Paddington Gets in a Jam

Adapted by Jonathan Rockefeller Productions from the books by Michael Bond

When Paddington runs out of sugar to make his favorite marmalade jam, he tries to borrow some from Mr. Curry, who is busy tidying up for a visit from his great aunt. Paddington offers to help, but things don’t go exactly as planned. Instead of making jam, Paddington is in a jam in this sweet family-friendly national tour at the Eisemann Center.

Where: Eisemann Center Theater |
2351 Performance Dr.,  Richardson

When: Sat., Oct. 29


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