Hmmm, “A Year With Frog and Toad”? Sound like a freshman dorm roommate assignment? Nope. It’s the Tony-nominated musical production about friendship that runs from Friday, January 29, thru Sunday, February 28, at the Dallas Children’s Theater. And leave it to those wonderful folks at DCT, they’ve partnered up with the Housing Crisis Center to help children whose families are homeless.
It’s a tradition for the DCT to use “their first production of every new year to spotlight a community partner.” As part of the collaboration, the DCT patrons are asked to make a donation to the HCC.
The DCT is also reserving tickets for some of the HCC children to attend the musical.
Ah, but there’s still more. DCT Co-Founder/Executive Artistic Director Robyn Flatt and her crew are “collecting books and blankets for children ages 3-12” to be provided for the HCC munchkins.
It makes so much sense. As HCC Executive Director Sherri Ansley put it, “Housing Crisis Center is implementing a new program called Imagine Time to bring therapeutic learning experiences to the children in its programs designed to allow them to heal from their situation and protect against many of the issues related to homelessness. By providing children a safe place to learn and grow, they will be given the space and time to process their previous — often traumatic— life experiences.”