2017 Production Season

Dates: January 5-8, 2017
Time: Thursday-Saturday at 8pm and Sunday at 2:30pm
Location: Dallas City Performance Hall (2520 Flora St. Dallas, TX 75201)
Tickets: Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for students and seniors

Set in the East Village of New York City, Rent is about falling in love, finding your voice and living for today. Winner of the Tony Award for Best Musical and the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, it has become a pop cultural phenomenon with songs that rock and a story that resonates with audiences of all ages.

Based loosely on Puccini's La Boheme, Rent School Edition follows a year in the life of a group of impoverished young artists and musicians struggling to survive and create in New York's Lower East Side, under the shadow of HIV/AIDS. The physical and emotional complications of the disease pervade the lives of Roger, Mimi, Tom and Angel. Maureen deals with her chronic infidelity through performance art; her partner, Joanne, wonders if their relationship is worth the trouble. Benny has sold out his Bohemian ideals in exchange for a hefty income and is on the outs with his former friends. Mark, an aspiring filmmaker, feels like an outsider to life in general. How these young bohemians negotiate their dreams, loves and conflicts provides the narrative thread to this groundbreaking musical.

PUP Fest 2017
Dates: June 10, 2017
Time: 1pm and 4pm
Location: TBD
Tickets: PUP Fest performances are free and open to the public.

PUP Fest allows high school playwrights the opportunity to have their plays produced as a staged reading at Kitchen Dog Theater.  They are also mentored by some of Dallas’ most renowned playwrights, including Erin Burdette, David Goodwin, Vicki Caroline Cheatwood, and Chelsea Miller.  Each script that is chosen is paired with a cast of teen actors and directed by professional local directors. Six scripts will be selected for the 2017' PUP (Playwrights Under Progress) Fest. 

Dates: July 25-30, 2017
Time: 8:15pm
Location: Samuell-Grand Park Amphitheatre (1500 Tenison Parkway Dallas, Texas 75223)
Tickets: Tickets go on sale May 1, 2017 and can be purchased on the Junior Players website or by calling the Junior Players office at 214-526-4076.

Powerful, intriguing and timeless, Othello is one of Shakespeare’s most disturbing and schematic stories. This story centers around the devastating dominance of suspicion and character. This play revolves around four central characters: Othello, a general in the military world; his beloved wife, Desdemona; his loyal lieutenant, Cassio; and his trusted but ultimately unfaithful ensign, Iago. Othello is honorable and beloved for his talents, but is subjected to prejudice, jealousy and betrayal. Not to worry as he has the love of the Desdemona who loves and protects him unconditionally. Iago, Othello's loyal friend, gets passed over for promotion and an excruciating jealousy overcomes him and he conspires to undermine Othello's love for Desdmona. 

Shakespeare formulates the perfect malicious puzzle that reveals how prejudice, jealousy, and manipulation can break the human bond and destroy the purest of loves.

Junior Players Presents: Metamorphosis
Dates: August 11-12, 2017
Time: 8:00pm
Location: Dallas City Performance Hall
Tickets: $10 | Tickets go on sale July 1, 2017

Junior Players Presents: Metamorphosis is the third installation of a 5-year dance production series.  This dance series provides a glimpse of what challenges exist within our teen communities and family ecosystems.  Metamorphosis will pair their light-hearted and life-altering struggles to music, stage combat, and choreography for a thought provoking production performed entirely by a cast of North Texas' most talented teen dancers and movers. The issues are real, the teens are real, and the experience is life changing.