The DAC Youth Theatre & Performing Arts program provides a unique opportunity for children and youth to unleash their creativity and bring their imagination to life through movement, speech, storytelling and character development.

For more information about classes and performances, contact Emily Simpson Grandt, DAC Youth Theatre Program Director at or (970) 259-2606, Ext 32.


As parents, you have the pleasure of watching your child join DAC, make new friends and experience the excitement of being on stage.  If you would like to join the fun, you may sign up to volunteer to work the front of the house or backstage during a show.

Sign up sheets are  available on the bulletin board by the studio where classes are held, or you may sign up by emailing Emily or calling 970-259-2606 EXT 32.


Seussical Jr.

By Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty
Based on the stories of Dr. Seuss
Seussical Jr. is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International

December 6, 7, 8, 14 & 15 at 7pm

December 8 & 15 at 1pm

$12 DAC Members and Children 12 and under
$16 General

The Cat in the Hat tells the story of Horton, an elephant, who discovers a speck of dust on a clove that contains the Whos who live on it. Horton faces a double challenge; not only must he protect the Whos from a world of danger, but he must guard an abandoned egg, left in his care by the irresponsible Mayze La Bird. Meanwhile, smitten Gertrude McFuzz tries to catch the attention of the kind and compassionate Horton.  Through adventures and mishaps, Seuss’s beautifully creative characters find what they seek and the powers of friendship, loyalty, family, and community emerge triumphant!

The Durango Arts Center is grateful for the generous support of our sponsors who enable culturally innovative programs to exist in our community.  Seussical, the Musical is presented by Alpine Bank.


Run-Time:  60-70 minutes

Seussical Jr. is produced by the DAC Applause youth performing arts program, grades 3rd-10th grades.

“The DAC Applause! theatre program for kids has had a profound influence on the youth of our community.”

— Proud parent







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