Childrens Series

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 2013-2014 production (excluding Fancy Nancy), subject to availability. It is strongly recommended to call ahead when exchanging tickets or purchasing last minute.

School Groups

Reserve seats now. No deposit is necessary. You must have a minimum of 10 seats to book as a group. It is understood that your number of seats reserved is approximate. The final number of seats needed is due at least 3 weeks prior to each performance. For more information contact Diane Angeline.

Ellis Island: Gateway to a Dream
A high-spirited musical by American Family Theater about courage, hope and the challenges of the immigration experience as told through the eyes of those who came to make a new home in America.

Tickets: $7.50 | Grades 3-8 | download study guide

Thursday, February 27, 2014 – Dover directions – 10:00 am & noon

Henry & Mudge
Moving from the city to a new house in the country can be tough. Just ask Henry, who can’t find a playmate in his new neighborhood! Luckily, he’s got Mudge, a great big, 182-pound canine buddy, with whom he can share all kinds of adventures! When Henry’s cousin Annie comes for a visit, Mudge is so charmed by her that he finally rolls over at her command! Henry thinks Mudge must love Annie more than him, because the dog only does the trick for her. Very upset, Henry runs away into the cold dark woods to find adventures on his own. Mudge follow’s the boy’s scent into the forest — he really does love Henry and doesn’t want to be without him. Will the two friends be reunited? Find out in this Theatreworks musical, based on the best-selling series of books by Cynthia Rylant.

Tickets: $6.25 | Grades K-3 | download study guide

Thursday, March 20, 2014 – Wilmington – 9:30 am & noon
Friday, March 21, 2014 – Dover directions – 10:00 am & noon

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: $6.25 | Grades K-4 | download study guide

Thursday, April 3, 2014 – Wilmington – 9:30 am & noon

The Monster Who Ate My Peas
Based on the multi-award winning book written by Danny Schnitzlein. ArtsPower’s newest musical tells the funny and poignant story of a young boy who doesn’t want to eat his peas. When a crafty monster appears underneath his kitchen table, the boy is ready to make a deal. If the monster eats his peas, the boy will give the monster any of his possessions. First, it’s the boy’s soccer ball. Then, his bike. But, when the monster raises the stakes, will the boy refuse the monster and make the difficult decision to face his own fears? Children and adults alike will be entertained and engaged by this wonderfully written tale about the value of will power.

Tickets: $6.25 | Grades P-2 | download study guide

Tuesday, May 13, 2014 – Wilmington – 9:30 am & noon

Fancy Nancy The Musical

Fancy Nancy and her friends, Bree, Rhonda, Wanda, and Lionel are going to be performing in their very first show, “Deep Sea Dances.” Nancy is positive, that’s fancy for 100 percent sure, that she and Bree will be picked to be mermaids. When another girl wins the coveted role of the mermaid, Nancy is stuck playing a dreary, dull tree. Can Nancy bring fancy flair to her role, even though it isn’t the one she wanted? Family Musical for ages 3 and up.

Tickets: $15 – $20 | WEEKEND PERFORMANCE!

Sunday, May 18, 2014 – Wilmington – 12:30 & 3:00 pm

Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day
Have you ever had a really rotten day? Alexander has. Laugh and sing along with Alexander’s misadventures in this hilarious musical, featuring book and lyrics by Judith Viorst, author of the best-selling classic book. Discover along with Alexander that sometimes, everyone has a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day.

Tickets: $6.25 | Grades K-3 | download study guide

Friday, May 30, 2014 – John Dickinson High School – 9:30 am & noon

Already presented in the 2013-14 Season

Skippyjon Jones
Back by popular demand after last year’s sold out performance. Join us and the greatest canine sword fighter in all of Mexico. 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 Chihuahua… Anything BUT a Siamese cat! 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 K-4 | download study guide

Tues. & Wed., October 22-23, 2013 – Wilmington – 9:30 am & noon

Stone Soup
Stone Soup is the story of a poor traveler seeking refuge in a town that can barely feed itself. They quickly learn that the only way to survive is to share their food, their homes, and their hearts. This compassionate tale about the importance of sharing is one you won’t want to miss.

Tickets: $6.25 | Grades P-5 | download study guide

Tuesday, November 12, 2013 – Wilmington – 9:30 am & noon

The Teacher from the Black Lagoon & Other Story Books
An exciting new musical revue based on favorite contemporary children’s books and presented by Theatreworks USA. In the Title story Follow Hubie’s imagination as he faces his comically horrific fears and discovers that his new teacher is pleasantly human after all.Other stories featured include Dogizilla, Grumpy Bird, I Want My Hat Back, Love Splat the Cat, Lily’s Purple Plastic Purse, and The Grasshopper and the Ant.

Tickets: $6.25 | Grades K-4 | download study guide

Thursday, December 12, 2013 – Wilmington – 9:30 am & noon

Jigsaw Jones and the Case of the Class Clown
Athena Lorenzo has been slimed and she doesn’t think it’s very funny. Someone in Ms. Gleason’s class is playing practical jokes. Theodore “Jigsaw” Jones claims to be the very first detective in the whole school. It’s up to Jigsaw and his friend Mila to investigate the sliming and track down the class clownBrimming with music, charm, and humor, ArtsPower’s new production – based on the book by renowned author James Preller – will make audiences laugh and think as they learn the secret codes that Jigsaw must decipher to solve the mystery.

Tickets: $6.25 | Grades 1-4 | download study guide

Tuesday, December 17, 2013 – Wilmington – 9:30 am & noon

Freedom Train
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. Presented by Theatreworks USA, 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 3-9 | download study guide

Thurs. & Fri, January 30-31, 2014 – Wilmington – 9:30 am & noon