Childhood is the perfect time to begin exploring the arts. Studying the performing arts helps children develop confidence, creativity, and communication skills which will last a lifetime. The DuPont Theatre Children’s Series offers school children, from pre-school through 8th grade, exposure to our theatre and to performances at an extremely affordable price and with a wide variety of selection. We reach over 40,000 children per year! The one-hour performances are all of professional, superior quality, with both educational and entertainment value. The teachers receive a resource packet which helps them maximize the significance of the plays. Backstage tours, pre-theatre school visits, and opportunities to meet the cast are offered to the classes as enrichment to the experience.
Single Ticket Buyers (10 seats or less)
No reservations needed. Buy your tickets now at 1.800.338.0881 or 302.656.4401 to ensure that you have seating for next year’s shows. Not able to make a show? Tickets are non-refundable, but we will exchange them for any other Children’s Series 2012-2013 production, subject to availability.
Reserve seats now. No deposit is necessary. It is understood that your number of seats reserved is approximate. The final number of seats needed is due two weeks prior to each performance. For more information contact Diane Angeline.
E.B. White’s loving story of the friendship between a pig named Wilbur and a little gray spider named Charlotte comes to life in Charlotte’s Web . Wilbur has a problem: how to avoid winding up in the slaughterhouse. Enter Charlotte, a fine writer and a true friend, who assures Wilbur she will save him. Charlotte hits on a plan to fool Farmer Zuckerman – she will create a “miracle”. Spinning the words “Some Pig” in her web, Charlotte weaves a solution which not only makes Wilbur a prize pig, but ensures his place on the farm forever.
This treasured tale, featuring mad-cap and endearing farm animals, explores bravery, selfless love, and the true meaning of friendship.
Tickets: $6.25 | Grades K-5 | download study guide
Thursday, April 18, 2013 – Wilmington – 9:30 am & noon
Friday, April 19, 2013 – Dover directions – 10:00 am & noon
Pinkalicious can’t stop eating pink cupcakes despite warnings from her parents. Her pink indulgence lands her at the doctor’s office with Pinkititis, an affliction that turns her pink from head to toe – a dream come true for this pink loving enthusiast. But when her hue goes too far, only Pinkalicious can figure out a way to get out of this predicament.
BALCONY SPECIAL 1 WEEK ONLY!
All balcony seats are $12 for Pinkalicious. Makes a great Easter or Passover gift! Hurry, offer ends March 26th!
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Tickets: $15.00 | WEEKEND PERFORMANCE!
Sunday, May 19, 2013 – Wilmington – 3:00 pm
Click, Clack Moo
All day long Farmer Brown hears “click clack moo, clickety clackety moo…” The cows are typing and protesting their working conditions! A hilariously “moo-ving” new musical about compromise, based on the award-winning book by Doreen Cronin and Betsy Lewin.
Tickets: $6.25 | Grades K-4 | download study guide
Mon. & Tues., May 20-21, 2013 – Wilmington – 9:30 am & noon
Skippyjon Jones is a little kitten with big ears and even bigger dreams! Sometimes he pretends to be a bird, sometimes he pretends to be a llama, and sometimes he pretends to be a whale… Anything BUT a Siamese cat!
His Mama sends him to his room so that he can think about behaving like the cat he really is. While bouncing on his big boy bed, Skippyjon’s wild imagination takes over again as he catches his reflection in a mirror. “Holy guacamole,” Skippyjon exclaims. “My ears are too big for my head, my head is too big for my body. I am not a Siamese cat – I am a CHIHUAHUA!”
And not just any Chihuahua. He dons a mask, a cape, and an accent, and transforms into Skippito Friskito, the greatest canine sword fighter in old Mexico! But when the local pack of chihuahuas is terrorized by the gigantic bee, Alfredo Buzzito El Blimpo Bublebeeto Bandito, will Skippyjon be a ‘fraidy-cat or the top dog’?
Tickets: $6.25 | Grades P-3 | download study guide
Tuesday, October 16, 2012 – Wilmington – 9:30 am & noon
Have you always wanted to write your own Skippyjon Jones adventure? Here’s your chance! Enter your original story or drawing for a chance to win Skippyjon Jones hardcover books for your entire class* as well as some “special friends for you.”**
* Maximum class size is 30.
** Grandprize winner will recieve a book, and a Skippyjon Jones and Alfredo Buzzito character.
- Have your students create their own SkippyJon Adventure. It can be a story, a picture…. whatever you decide. The only requirement is to use your imagination.
- All entries must be received by Monday October 1st, 2012. All entries will be considered. You need not attend the performance to submit an entry.
- Submitted Artwork will be displayed at the DuPont Theatre on the day of the show.
- Either MAIL or SCAN to the address below:
ATTN: DuPont Theatre, Children’s Series Coordinator
1007 North Market Street
Wilmington, DE 19801Scan and Email:
Junie B. Jones
Outspoken, precocious, lovable Junie B. Jones stars in a colorful, funny, fast-paced musical about new friends, new glasses, sugar cookies, the annual kickball tournament, and other various first-grade angst-ridden situations. Follow her adventures as she writes down the story of her life in her “Top-Secret Personal Beeswax Journal.”
Tickets: $7.50 | Grades K-5 | download study guide
Tuesday, November 27, 2012 – Dover directions – 10:00 am & noon
Wednesday, November 28, 2012 – Wilmington – 9:30 am & noon
A Brown Bear, A Moon and A Caterpillar: Treasured Stories by Eric Carle
A Brown Bear, A Caterpillar And A Moon: Treasured Stories By Eric Carle, will bring together old favorites and new friends. Featuring evocative music, stunning visual effects and innovative puppetry, the triple-bill highlights three of Eric Carle’s most beloved tales.
The Very Hungry Caterpillar (veteran of more than 2000 performances), is joined by a whimsical cast of adventurous animals drawn from the pages of Brown Bear, Brown Bear What Do You See? The poignant story of a young girl’s unusual quest, Papa Please Get The Moon For Me, completes an hour-long performance, which both entertains and educates.
Tickets: $7.50 | Grades P-2 | download study guide
Tuesday, December 18, 2012 – Wilmington – 9:30 am & noon
Freedom Train tells the thrilling story of Harriet Tubman, the Moses of her people, in a fascinating series of highly theatrical scenes that use dance, dialogue, and music of the period. Freedom Train is the story of self-sacrifice, dedication and survival, laced with warmth and a sense of humor that celebrates the human spirit – a universal story for all.
Tickets: $6.25 | Grades 3-8 | download study guide
Thursday, January 24, 2013 – Wilmington – 9:30 am & noon
Friday, January 25, 2013 – Dover directions – 10:00 am & noon
The Rainbow Fish
With her lovely coloring and shimmering scales, the Rainbow Fish is used to being the most beautiful creature in the ocean. So when the other fish ask her for some silver scales, she refuses. How can she sacrifice the one thing that makes her so unique?
Will some good advice from the wise old Octopus persuade the Rainbow Fish to share her gifts with those around her?
Tickets: $6.25 | Grades P-2 | download study guide
Thurs. & Fri., February 7-8, 2013 – Wilmington – 9:30 am & noon
The Civil War
The Civil War was a defining moment in American History – the fire of war burned away the scourge of slavery and, in time, melded the separate states into a true nation. In telling the tale of this large and complex event, this theatrical show focuses on the smaller stories of some of the soldiers who are caught up in it, including, Zak, a runaway slave who demands the right to fight his own fight; Will, his former best friend and “master;” Johnny, an Irish immigrant who volunteers to defend his new home; and Jackie, a girl who becomes a drummer boy.
Tickets: $6.25 | Grades 4-8 | download study guide
Tuesday, February 19, 2013 – Wilmington – 9:30 am & noon
Mysteries of Ancient Egypt
When “Gama” Harriet, a famous Egyptologist, mysteriously disappears, two children search for clues among the ancient Egyptian amulets and scientific journals in the trunks in “Gama’s” attic. Before they know it, they are magically transported to ancient Egypt in 620 BCE. They unravel the mystery and learn, along with your audience, fascinating facts about one of the world’s most amazing cultures. You students will love this fun and creative melding of child-friendly mystery and accurate cultural exploration.
Tickets: $6.25 | Grades K-6 | download study guide
Thursday, March 7, 2013 – Wilmington – 9:30 am & noon