Current Production

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

The Hot Springs Children’s Dance Theatre Company is pleased to present an encore presentation of A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

This stunning interpretation of Shakespeare’s enchanting tale of love, quarrels, and mistaken identity has thrilled audiences around the world.   A Midsummer Night’s Dream features inspired choreography, amazing theatrical performance, and a breathtaking score by Felix Mendelssohn.

Using Mendelssohn music, this unique dance production tells the magical story of the marital quarrel between the King and Queen of Fairyland over which of them should have the keeping of an Indian changeling boy.  The quarrel of who shall he belong to is the engine that drives the mix-ups and confusion of the other characters in the ballet.  Due to an enchantment cast by Oberon’s servant Puck, Titania magically falls in love with a rude mechanical or day laborer, Nick Bottom.  Nick Bottom the weaver, has been given the head of a donkey by Puck, who feels it is better suited to his character.  Into the forest meanwhile have strayed a happy pair of lovers Lysander and Hermia and there equally unhappy friends Helena and Demetrius, and the madness begins.

The production will feature guest artist Deanna Stanton as Titania Queen of the fairies.  Deanna’s most recently enchanted Hot Springs audiences as Sugar Plum Fairy in this past season’s holiday production of The Nutcracker.  Hot Springs Children’s Dance Theatre Company is thrilled at the returns of Cyrus Bridwell to the Arkansas stage in the pyrotechnical and charismatic role of Puck in Hot Springs Children’s Dance Theatre Company’s dance adaptation of Shakespeare’s masterpiece.

With only two weekends of performances, the tickets will go fast.  Showtime is 7:00pm on May 17, 18 and 21; with additional Saturday matinee performances at 1:00pm., May 18.  The performances will take place at both LakePointe Church 1343 Albert Pike in Hot Springs and the Woodlands Auditorium on May 21. Tickets are $25.00 for adults and $15.00 for student’s general seating, and for preferred seating $35.00 for adult and $20.00 for students.  Visit to reserve your tickets.   For additional information please email