My Son Pinocchio JR. - Plano

Jan 18, 2019 - Jan 19, 2019

In Disney’s My Son Pinocchio JR., the classic tale of toymaker, Geppetto’s, little wooden puppet is given new life. This new musical, which retells the classic Disney story from Geppetto’s perspective, features the beloved classic songs, “When You Wish upon a Star” and “I’ve Got No Strings,” alongside a host of new songs by Oscar winner and Grammy Award winner, Stephen Schwartz.

Join the Blue Fairy, Stromboli and a lively cast of characters as Geppetto journeys beyond the toyshop to discover the meaning of family. When the Blue Fairy grants Geppetto’s wish to bring his beloved puppet to life, the new father quickly learns that being a parent is full of challenges. He struggles to make his son “the perfect boy,” only to lose him to a gang of Roustabouts. It is only when faced with the thought of never seeing Pinocchio again that Geppetto truly learns the joys of being a father and loving his child unconditionally.

Disney’s My Son Pinocchio JR. is filled with a magical mix of unique roles for all types of performers – from blue Fairies, to Roustabouts and, of course, Geppetto and Pinnochio.

 

Oliver - Frisco

Jan 18, 2019 - Jan 20, 2019

Consider yourself at home with Lionel Bart’s classic musical based on Charles Dickens’ novel, Oliver Twist. The Tony and Olivier Award-winning show is one of the few musicals to win an Academy Award for Best Picture and is widely hailed as a true theatrical masterpiece by actors and audience members alike.

The streets of Victorian England come to life as Oliver, a malnourished orphan in a workhouse, becomes the neglected apprentice of an undertaker. Oliver escapes to London and finds acceptance amongst a group of petty thieves and pickpockets led by the elderly Fagin. When Oliver is captured for a theft that he did not commit, the benevolent victim, Mr. Brownlow takes him in. Fearing the safety of his hideout, Fagin employs the sinister Bill Sikes and the sympathetic Nancy to kidnap him back, threatening Oliver’s chances of discovering the true love of a family.

Oliver! is a musical theatre masterpiece, perfectly showcasing the talents of a large ensemble cast as they bring these classic characters and score to life.

 

She Kills Monsters - Academy

Jan 18, 2019 - Jan 20, 2019

RECOMMENDED AUDIENCE AGE 13+.

A comedic romp into the world of fantasy role-playing games, She Kills Monsters tells the story of Agnes Evans as she leaves her childhood home in Ohio following the death of her teenage sister, Tilly. When Agnes finds Tilly’s Dungeons & Dragons notebook, however, she stumbles into a journey of discovery and action-packed adventure in the imaginary world that was Tilly’s refuge. In this high-octane dramatic comedy laden with homicidal fairies, nasty ogres, and 90s pop culture, acclaimed young playwright Qui Nguyen offers a heart-pounding homage to the geek and warrior within us all.

 

Mary Poppins Jr - Fairview

Jan 18, 2019 - Jan 26, 2019

Based on one of the most popular Disney movies of all time and the Broadway musical that played for over 2,500 performances and received multiple Olivier and Tony Awards nominations, Disney and Cameron Mackintosh’s Mary Poppins is capturing hearts in a whole new way: as a practically perfect Broadway Junior musical!

The jack-of-all trades, Bert, introduces us to England in 1910 and the troubled Banks family. Young Jane and Michael have sent many a nanny packing before Mary Poppins arrives on their doorstep. Using a combination of magic and common sense, she must teach the family members how to value each other again. Mary Poppins takes the children on many magical and memorable adventures, but Jane and Michael aren’t the only ones upon whom she has a profound effect. Even grown-ups can learn a lesson or two from the nanny who advises that “Anything can happen if you let it.”

 

The Brothers Grimm Spectaculathon - Plano

Jan 25, 2019 - Jan 27, 2019

The fairy tales of the Brothers Grimm are turned on their heads in this fast-paced, rollicking ride of a play as two narrators and several actors attempt to combine all 209 stories ranging from classics like Snow White, Cinderella, and Hansel and Gretel to more bizarre, obscure stories like The Devil’s Grandmother and The Girl Without Hands.A wild, free-form comedy with lots of audience participation and madcap fun.

 

Dallas AMP Awards

Saturday, January 26, 2019 - 5:30 PM

Join us for the very fist AMP Awards in Dallas! We are thrilled to have our very own AMP Awards Ceremony this year. Before the program begins our actors will walk the red carpet, where they will be sure to capture memorable photos with friends. Actors and parents will then enjoy an awards ceremony highlighting all of our Dallas actors and performances from 2018! After our actors have been properly celebrated, we will kick off the after party where students and parents alike can dance the night away!

All money raised by the AMP Awards supports the Capital Campaigns for NTPA – Dallas and North Texas Performing Arts. Your attendance will not only help us celebrate our family of actors, but will allow us to continue growing our program in 2019 and the years to come!

Location

Brookhaven Country Club 3333 Golfing Green Dr. Farmers Branch, TX 75234

Schedule

5:30 – Red Carpet 6:00 – Dinner is served 6:30 – Awards 8:00-9:30 – After Party

Pricing

Event Ticket – $45 early bird, $50 regular Early bird pricing ends January 20. Every ticket includes free access to the after party!

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25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee - Plano

Jan 31, 2019 - Feb 3, 2019

RECOMMENDED AUDIENCE AGE 13+.

Winner of the Tony and the Drama Desk Awards for Best Book, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee has charmed audiences across the country with its effortless wit and humor. Featuring a fast-paced, wildly funny and touching book by Rachel Sheinkin and a truly fresh and vibrant score by William Finn, this bee is one unforgettable experience.

An eclectic group of six mid-pubescents vie for the spelling championship of a lifetime. While candidly disclosing hilarious and touching stories from their home lives, the tweens spell their way through a series of (potentially made-up) words, hoping never to hear the soul-crushing, pout-inducing, life un-affirming “ding” of the bell that signals a spelling mistake. Six spellers enter; one speller leaves! At least the losers get a juice box.

 

The Cat in the Hat - Plano

Feb 1, 2019 - Feb 9, 2019

The beloved Dr. Seuss book will come to life on our stage. From the moment his tall, red-and-white-striped hat appears around the door, Sally and her brother know that The Cat in the Hat is the funniest, most mischievous cat that they have ever met. With the trickiest of tricks and the craziest of ideas, he is certainly loads of fun. He turns a rainy afternoon into an amazing adventure… but what will mom and dad find when they get home…?

 

Starcatchers AMP Awards

Saturday, February 2, 2019 - 4:00 PM

You’re invited to our 3rd annual Starcatchers AMP awards at the Sock Hop! Gents, grab your leather jacket and slick back that hair. Ladies, find your poodle skirt and put up that pony tail. Join us for a night of fun! Cheer on your fellow Starcatchers, enjoy entertainment, play games, and dance till the sun goes down!

Before the program begins, everyone will be able to mingle over food and drinks. Photo opportunities will also be available. Desserts will be available after the ceremony. Promotional items will also be for sale.

 

Fairview AMP Awards

Saturday, February 2, 2019 - 6:00 PM
 

Into the Woods JR - Dallas

Feb 7, 2019 - Feb 10, 2019

A new take on Stephen Sondheim’s and James Lapine’s groundbreaking musical fairytale about wishes and the choices we make.

Be careful what you wish for as Stephen Sondheim’s and James Lapine’s cockeyed fairytale comes to life in this adaptation of their groundbreaking, Tony Award-winning musical. Into the Woods JR. features all of your favorite characters – Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Jack (and his beanstalk) and the Witch in this lyrically rich retelling of classic Brothers Grimm fables.

The musical centers on a baker and his wife, who wish to have a child; Cinderella, who wishes to attend the King’s festival; and Jack, who wishes his cow would give milk. When the baker and his wife learn that they cannot have a child because of a witch’s curse, the two set off on a journey to break the curse and wind up changed forever.

With unforgettable roles, minimal dancing and no chorus, Into the Woods JR. showcases a medium-sized ensemble of talented singers and actors. The sophisticated score has been adapted to make it more accessible to young performers.

Credits: Book by James Lapine Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim Based on classic fairy tales Originally Directed on Broadway by James Lapine

 

Once on This Island Jr. - Frisco

Feb 8, 2019 - Feb 17, 2019

With its poignant story and catchy Caribbean-flavored score, Once on This Island JR. is a highly original theatrical adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen’s popular fairy tale, The Little Mermaid, and the Tony-nominated Broadway musical by the legendary writing team, Ahrens and Flaherty.

Through almost non-stop song and dance, this full-hearted musical tells the story of Ti Moune, a peasant girl who rescues and falls in love with Daniel, a wealthy boy from the other side of her island. When Daniel is returned to his people, the fantastical gods who rule the island guide Ti Moune on a quest that will test the strength of her love against the powerful forces of prejudice, hatred and even death.

 

The Great Gatsby - Plano

Feb 8, 2019 - Feb 10, 2019

Jay Gatsby, a self-made millionaire, passionately pursues the elusive Daisy Buchanan. Nick Carraway, a young newcomer to Long Island, is drawn into their world of obsession, greed and danger. The breathtaking glamour and decadent excess of the Jazz Age come to the stage in F. Scott Fitzgerald’s classic novel, and in Simon Levy’s adaptation, approved by the Fitzgerald Estate.

“Somewhere out there, Jay Gatsby is smiling one of those enigmatic smiles, with everything and nothing behind it. ‘Yes, old sport,’ Gatsby is saying, ‘that’s about right. That’s about right.’ Surely, that smiling sign of approval would be Gatsby’s suitably understated take on Simon Levy’s adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby…a beautifully crafted interpretation of the 1925 novel which defined the Jazz Age…This is indeed a grand GATSBY.” —London Free Press. “Sweeping…excellent…Levy’s adaptation wisely anchors itself around the first-person account of narrator Nick Carraway…a satisfying conclusion…affecting.” —Variety. Credits: Based on the book by F. Scott Fitzgerald, adapted for the stage by Simon Levy

 

Stepsisters - Plano

Feb 14, 2019 - Feb 23, 2019

Everybody knows the Brothers Grimm’s most famous fairy tale. But what if they told it from the wrong point of view? Stepsisters tells the totally-true-and-not-at-all-made-up version of the little cinder girl. When Drew and Beth are thrown into the dungeon for conspiring against the throne, these stepsisters, who are not wicked, evil and certainly not ugly, are forced to tell their fellow prisoners the real story of what happened with Cinderella. Part flashback, part story theatre and all high-octane musical comedy, the story unfolds in ways the Grimm tale never did. You see, Harrison is a great prince, but he gets tongue-tied when he has to talk to girls. And how many men did the stepmother marry, and why do they keep dying? Is trying on a shoe really the best way to choose a bride? Drew, Beth and Ella are really the best of friends and—spoiler alert—Drew is actually Ella’s fairy godmother. So bibbity-bobbity-boom! How can two sisters play matchmaker for their tomboy stepsister while trying to out-connive a conniving mother, outwit a sadistic chancellor and make everyone’s dreams come true before the jailer takes their heads? With 13 songs, all shorter than two minutes, the breakneck pace gallivants onward, giving us a fresh take on a story we all thought we knew. But those Brothers Grimm got it wrong again. Credits: Book by Flip Kobler and Cindy Marcus. Lyrics by Flip Kobler. Music by Dennis Poore.

 

Avenue Q - Fairview

Feb 15, 2019 - Feb 24, 2019

Suggested Audience Age: 13 and up (rated PG-13)

Winner of the Tony “Triple Crown” for Best Musical, Best Score and Best Book, Avenue Q School Edition is part flesh, part felt and packed with heart.

The laugh-out-loud musical tells the timeless story of a recent college grad named Princeton, who moves into a shabby New York apartment all the way out on Avenue Q. He soon discovers that, although the residents seem nice, it’s clear that this is not your ordinary neighborhood. Together, Princeton and his new-found friends struggle to find jobs, dates and their ever-elusive purpose in life.

Filled with gut-busting humor and a delightfully catchy score, not to mention puppets, Avenue Q is a truly unique show that has quickly become a favorite for audiences everywhere

Credits: Music and Lyrics by Jeff Marx and Robert Lopez Book by Jeff Whitty Based on an original concept by Robert Lopez and Jeff Marx

 

Plano AMP Awards

Feb 16, 2019 - Feb 16, 2019

Join us on the red carpet as the paparazzi, glamour and glitter comes out for the 9th Annual 2019 AMP Awards on Saturday, February 16!

NTPA – Plano will be recognizing the outstanding performances of its stars in our own “Oscar’s Night” of celebration, recognition and fun! This special celebration puts the spotlight on our kids that bravely take the stage and recognizes their successes on and off the stage!

Learn more at: https://northtexasperformingarts.org/event/ampplano2019/

 

Junie B. Jones, Jr - Plano

Feb 22, 2019 - Mar 2, 2019

Join Junie B. on her first day of first grade, where many changes are in store: Junie’s best friend Lucille has found new best friends – and Junie B. makes friends with Herb, the new kid at school. While in Mr. Scary’s class Junie has trouble reading the blackboard – and she may need glasses. Add in a friendly cafeteria lady, an intense kickball tournament and a “Top-Secret Personal Beeswax Journal,” and first grade has never been more exciting.

Credits: Book and Lyrics by Marcy Heisler Music by Zina Goldrich Adapted from the JUNIE B. JONES Series of books by Barbara Park

 

Mamma Mia! - Repertory

Feb 22, 2019 - Mar 2, 2019

Recommended audience age is 13+.

Free Ticket Cards & Free Passes are NOT eligible for use in this production except those that specifically list this show.

ABBA’s hits tell the hilarious story of a young woman’s search for her birth father. This sunny and funny tale unfolds on a Greek island paradise. On the eve of her wedding, a daughter’s quest to discover the identity of her father brings three men from her mother’s past back to the island they last visited 20 years ago.

The story-telling magic of ABBA’s timeless songs propels this enchanting tale of love, laughter and friendship, creating an unforgettable show. A large cast, non-stop laughs and explosive dance numbers combine to make Mamma Mia! a guaranteed smash hit for any theatre. A mother. A daughter. Three possible dads. And a trip down the aisle you’ll never forget!

 

Romeo and Juliet - Plano

Feb 28, 2019 - Mar 3, 2019

Shakespeare’s classic tale of the star-crossed lovers comes to life on our stage. The Capulets and Montages have a long running feud that gets complicated when Romeo, a Montegue, secretly falls in love with Juliet, a Capulet. Watch this tragedy unfold, using Shakespeare’s original language. Credits: By William Shakespeare

2019 Repertory Season Ticket

Available until February 21, 2019

Season Subscriptions offer the BEST VALUE on NTPA Repertory tickets with 20% on single ticket prices!

ENJOY the Benefits of being a Season Subscriber:
  • - 20% Discount for tickets
  • - Season Ticket Holders receive PRIORITY ADVANCE seating selection
  • - Purchase “Extra Seats” as needed for individual shows at 15% discount!
  • - EXCHANGE PRIVILEGES within the same show for all shows.
  • - EVERY OPENING NIGHT has a Season Ticket Holder’s AFTERPARTY with the Cast & Crew!
  • - NO WAITING in line - all tickets are emailed in advance.
  • - PROTECTION against lost or stolen tickets.
  • - Special coupons for Concession Discounts & Free Offerings
  • - Special Updates to “Member’s Only” Newsletter Recipients
  • - Free access to Director/Cast “Talkbacks”*
  • - Free Admittance and Tony Card to Annual Season Reveal (same night as the Tony Awards!)
  • - Includes NTPA Red Carpet Club Cup - $25 Value!
  • - DINING DISCOUNTS at many fine restaurants in our area (not available for all performances)
After purchasing your season ticket, you will receive a comp code for each of our 7 GREAT SHOWS in 2019 including:
  • - Mamma Mia! – Feb 22-Mar 2
  • - Steel Magnolias – Apr 12-20
  • - Disney’s Beauty and the Beast – Jun 21-30
  • - West Side Story – Jul 19-Jul 27
  • - Peter and the Starcatcher – Sep 6-Sep 14
  • - The Addams Family – Oct 25-Nov 2
  • - Scrooge the Musical – Dec 6-8
To Redeem: When you’re ready to use your comp codes, head to our website and select your preferred date and seat. Enter the comp code at checkout to “pay” for your ticket. Complete checkout and you will receive an email with the tickets attached that you can print or show on your device when you arrive at the theatre.
 

Steel Magnolias - Repertory

Apr 12, 2019 - Apr 20, 2019

Free Ticket Cards & Free Passes are NOT eligible for use in this production except those that specifically list this show.

Come on in to Truvy’s beauty salon in Louisiana, where all the ladies who are “anybody” come to have their hair done. Helped by her eager new assistant, Annelle (who is not sure whether or not she is still married), the outspoken, wise-cracking Truvy dispenses shampoos and free advice. Filled with hilarious repartee the play moves toward tragedy when the spunky Shelby risks pregnancy and forfeits her life. The sudden realization of their mortality affects the others, but also draws on the underlying strength—and love—which give the play, and its characters, the special quality to make them truly touching, funny and marvelously amiable company in good times and bad.

 

Disney's Beauty and the Beast - Repertory

Jun 21, 2019 - Jun 30, 2019

Free Ticket Cards & Free Passes are NOT eligible for use in this production except those that specifically list this show.

Step into the enchanted world of Broadway’s modern classic, Disney’sBeauty and the Beast, an international sensation that played a remarkable 13-year run on Broadway and has been produced in 37 countries worldwide. Based on the Academy Award-winning animated feature, the stage version includes all of the wonderful songs written by Alan Menken and the late Howard Ashman, along with new songs by Mr. Menken and Tim Rice. The original Broadway production ran for over thirteen years and was nominated for nine Tony Awards, including Best Musical.

The classic story tells of Belle, a young woman in a provincial town, and the Beast, who is really a young prince trapped under the spell of an enchantress. If the Beast can learn to love and be loved, the curse will end and he will be transformed into his former self. But time is running out. If the Beast does not learn his lesson soon, he and his household will be doomed for all eternity.

 

West Side Story - Repertory

Jul 19, 2019 - Jul 27, 2019

Free Ticket Cards & Free Passes are NOT eligible for use in this production except those that specifically list this show.

From the first notes to the final breath, West Side Story is one of the most memorable musicals and greatest love stories of all time. Arthur Laurents’ book remains as powerful, poignant and timely as ever. The score by Leonard Bernstein and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim are widely regarded as among the best ever written. The world’s greatest love story takes to the streets in this landmark Broadway musical that is one of the theatre’s finest accomplishments.

Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet is transported to modern-day New York City as two young, idealistic lovers find themselves caught between warring street gangs, the “American” Jets and the Puerto Rican Sharks. Their struggle to survive in a world of hate, violence and prejudice is one of the most innovative, heart-wrenching and relevant musical dramas of our time.

 

Peter and the Starcatcher - Repertory

Sep 6, 2019 - Sep 14, 2019

Free Ticket Cards & Free Passes are NOT eligible for use in this production except those that specifically list this show.

Tony-winning Peter and the Starcatcher upends the century-old story of how a miserable orphan comes to be The Boy Who Would Not Grow Up (a.k.a. Peter Pan). A wildly theatrical adaptation of Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson’s best-selling novels, the play was conceived for the stage by directors, Roger Rees and Alex Timbers, and written by Rick Elice, with music by Wayne Barker. From marauding pirates and jungle tyrants to unwilling comrades and unlikely heroes, Peter and the Starcatcherplayfully explores the depths of greed and despair… and the bonds of friendship, duty and love.

A young orphan and his mates are shipped off from Victorian England to a distant island ruled by the evil King Zarboff. They know nothing of the mysterious trunk in the captain’s cabin, which contains a precious, otherworldly cargo. At sea, the boys are discovered by a precocious young girl named Molly, a Starcatcher-in-training who realizes that the trunk’s precious cargo is starstuff, a celestial substance so powerful that it must never fall into the wrong hands. When the ship is taken over by pirates – led by the fearsome Black Stache, a villain determined to claim the trunk and its treasure for his own – the journey quickly becomes a thrilling adventure.

The Addams Family - Repertory

Oct 25, 2019 - Nov 2, 2019

Free Ticket Cards & Free Passes are NOT eligible for use in this production except those that specifically list this show.

THE ADDAMS FAMILY features an original story, and it’s every father’s nightmare. Wednesday Addams, the ultimate princess of darkness, has grown up and fallen in love with a sweet, smart young man from a respectable family – a man her parents have never met. And if that weren’t upsetting enough, Wednesday confides in her father and begs him not to tell her mother. Now, Gomez Addams must do something he’s never done before – keep a secret from his beloved wife, Morticia. Everything will change for the whole family on the fateful night they host a dinner for Wednesday’s ‘normal’ boyfriend and his parents.

 

Scrooge the Musical - Repertory

Dec 6, 2019 - Dec 8, 2019

Free Ticket Cards & Free Passes are NOT eligible for use in this production except those that specifically list this show.

Ebeneezer Scrooge has spent all his life accruing gold and allowing all his loved ones to slip through his hands. On Christmas Eve 1843, Scrooge is given the gift of one more chance to redeem himself for mankind and for his soul. The musical adaptation of A Christmas Carol reminds us to love one another and to hold each other close!



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