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North Texas Performing Arts Page to Stage series develops literacy through the performing arts by bringing beloved books to life! Children and teachers alike will be delighted by our fully-staged musicals performed by a professional troupe of actors.

Shows are approximately 1hr and perfect for preschool-5th grade.

Questions? Email Bethany at

Touring Shows: We come to your school!

Bring the art of theatre straight into your school building! We bring the actors, sets, props and theatre magic to you. Perfect for schools with tight budgets or tight schedules. Shows are flexible and can perform in any space.

Chicken Big
Based on the book by Keith Graves
Key Lesson: Finding your purpose

April 8– June 28, 2019
(Performances available Monday-Thursday, select the performance time that works for you!)

On a teeny little farm, in an itty-bitty coop, a very small hen laid a big, giant egg. And out of this egg came one big, humongous . . . something. No matter how they try, these clueless chickens can’t make sense of the gigantic new member of their family until he saves the day. With wacky, laugh-out-loud humor and silliness to spare, this BIG twist on the classic Chicken Little story lends a whole new perspective to what it means to be chicken.

Written by Books Alive!

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Princess Penelope’s Parrot
Based on the book by Helen Lester

October 2019-May 2020
(Performances available Monday-Thursday, select the performance time that works for you!)

Spoiled Princess Penelope cannot get her new parrot to talk, even after threatening it and calling it nasty names. But when Prince Percival comes courting, the parrot gets revenge on the greedy princess in a hilarious and fitting conclusion.

Written by Books Alive!

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Touring Show Pricing: For audiences up to 300

  • Single Performance: $900 ($100 discount if booking for Oct-Nov)
  • Double Performance: $1,350
  • Triple Performance: $1,600

*Additional charges will be added if touring location is more than 15 miles from North Texas Performing Arts – Plano (located at The Shops at Willow Bend).

(16-29 mile travel distance = $100 surcharge, 30-49 mile travel distance  = $200 surcharge)

*Subsidized rates/Discounts available based on need and availability of funding.  Inquire prior to booking.

Field Trip Shows: Your school comes to our theatre!

Give your students the full theatre experience by taking a field trip to the theatre. Students will see a full production with theatre lighting, sets, and sound. Our performing arts facilities provide raised seating giving every child the perfect view to enriching educational performing arts.

James and The Giant Peach
By David Wood, based on the book by Roald Dahl

July 23-25 & July 30-August 1, 2019 performing at North Texas Performing Arts — Plano
Showtimes at 10:00 AM daily (12:15 PM shows may be added if 10:00 shows sell out)

A magical peach! An imprisoned boy! Insect friends! An incredible journey! This amazing adventure of James Henry Trotter will fulfill the fantasy of anyone who has ever dreamed of escape. Roald Dahl’s story comes hilariously to life in this delightful dramatization that reveals the wickedness of some, the goodness of others, and the indecision encountered by many when they are faced with crises. You will see James (as he cleverly gets the Peach out of danger), the wise Old-Green-Grasshopper and the pessimistic Earthworm. You will also see James’ mean Aunt Spiker and cruel Aunt Sponge come to a suitably sticky end. Join James on an exciting, peachy adventure!
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Field Trip Pricing: For audiences up to 230

  • $7.00/ticket (One free Chaperone ticket with every 12 tickets purchased).

*Discount pricing available for Title 1 Schools

Additional Programming

Interactive Workshops lead by the actors in Music, Dance, and Art can be added to enhance your students learning experience!

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Become a Page to Stage Sponsor

We are determined to bring the magic of theatre and the love of reading to children from all walks of life. With access to our programming, children in underprivileged communities will be freed from the limits placed on them by poverty. We welcome you to join us in bringing the performing arts to DFW Title 1 schools, inner-city organizations, and family shelters.
Are you ready to support reading, creativity, and imagination for every student?

Learn more about becoming a Page to Stage sponsor