Blast From the Past: Diary of a Worm, a Spider, and a Fly

The Arts Education Program’s 6th season of bringing Dallas Children’s Theater to The Paramount saw a joyful, brilliant production that cleverly integrated three books by award-winning author Doreen Cronin into one play: Diary of a Worm, a Spider, and a Fly. “Chock full of earth science facts while celebrating tolerance of others, it was a perfect grand finale to our 2018-19 Arts Education Season!” said Cathy von Storch, The Paramount’s Education & Outreach Manager.

Many teachers commented on how well the performance connected to curriculum, SOLs, and Social Emotional Learning. One teacher wrote: “This was one of our favorite plays to go see! We loved how diverse the characters were and the language they used. It really reflected where our kids come from.”

Cathy also shared a special memory for many of us at The Paramount: “Sponsors Mia and Keith Gardiner (Sarah Lahr Educational Fund) and family and friends of Tana Taylor, in whose memory the show was sponsored, honored us with their presence for the April 15th morning show. It was a special day to celebrate and remember Tana, a dear friend of The Paramount and devoted champion of live theater for young audiences, as it was also her birthday, and there was no better way to celebrate that than with 1,000 happy children soaking up engaging live theater!”

We are diligently working to reschedule many of our events that have been interrupted due to the COVID-19 pandemic. These events contribute significantly toward our yearly operating budget, and we know that we will suffer a devastating loss of revenue as a local nonprofit theater. Please consider making a donation to The Paramount.

Photos by Andrew Shurtleff