AT&T Performing Arts Center and Children’s HealthSM
Partner on Book Donation Drive during Dallas engagement of
Disney’s Beauty and the Beast
June 22 – 26, 2016
Winspear Opera House
Celebrity Readers to Conduct Pre-show Children’s Book Readings
Dallas - The nonprofit AT&T Performing Arts Center is pleased to be partnering with Children’s HealthSM to bring the smash hit Broadway musical Disney’s Beauty and the Beast presented by NETworks, to Dallas’ Margot and Bill Winspear Opera House from June 22 to June 26, 2016.
In the spirit of Beauty’s book-loving heroine, during the eight-performance engagement, AT&T Performing Arts Center and Children’s Health will conduct a book drive called “Books for Belle”. Attendees are invited to visit a pop-up library in the Winspear Opera House lobby and donate a new or gently used children’s book to benefit patients and families at Children’s Health hospitals and clinics. In return, children who donate two or more books can select a book of their own from the lobby shelves to keep and read over the summer.
To further inspire and celebrate families reading together, patrons are also encouraged to arrive one hour prior to each performance and attend a reading of a family-friendly story presented by a local celebrity in the lobby. Participating celebrities will include media personalities, athletes and even the Funnyatrics Clown Troupe from Children’s Health.
Celebrity Reader Schedule (subject to change)
Wednesday, June 22 (7:30pm performance, 6:30 pm reading: Gloria Campos
Thursday, June 23 (2pm matinee, 1pm reading): Shelly Slater, WFAA-TV
Thursday, June 23 (7:30pm performance, 6:30 pm reading): Steve Noviello, FOX
Friday, June 24 (2pm matinee, 1pm reading): Amy Vanderoef, ABC
Friday, June 24 (7:30pm performance, 6:30 pm reading): Funnyatrics Clown Troupe
Saturday, June 25 (2pm matinee, 1pm reading): SMU football players
Saturday, June 25 (7:30pm performance, 6:30 pm reading): to be announced
Sunday, June 26 (2pm matinee, 1pm reading): Nancy Churnin, The Dallas Morning News