The Arkansas Arts Center Children's Theatre is kicking off its season with a fun barnyard tale: "Giggle, Giggle, Quack."

This delightful play is based off the book by Doreen Cronin and illustrated by Betsy Lewin (who also wrote and illustrated "Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type"). In "Giggle, Giggle, Quack," Farmer Brown is off on a much-needed vacation, leaving his brother Bob in charge with one crucial word of advice: "Keep an eye on Duck. He's trouble."

What could possibly go wrong? Find out at the show, which takes the stage every Friday at 7 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays at 2 p.m. from Sept. 22-Oct. 8. Tickets range from $10-$12.50. Click here for more information and to purchase tickets.

There are several special events that happen along with the show:

  • "Pay What You Can" preview night is 7 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 21. Tickets must be purchased in person at the Arkansas Arts Center from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. at the Stephens Inc. Visitors Center, or from 6-6:45 p.m. at the Children's Theatre Box Office, Lower Lobby Level. The maximum "pay what you can" ticket purchase is six tickets per person and additional tickets can be purchased at regular price.
  • The cast of the show will visit Heifer Village on Thursday, Sept. 21 to read "Giggle, Giggle, Quack" at Heifer Village’s 10 a.m. story time. This event is free to attend! (And while you're there, check out a real-life barnyard with goats, pigs and more. For more details on Heifer's Urban Farm, click here.)
  • Canvas, the restaurant at the Arkansas Arts Center, will host a special dinner before the opening-night performance from 5-7 p.m. on Sept. 22. Families can enjoy the full regular menu as well as a special kids' menu with coloring placemats that featuring activities and artwork from the show.
  • On Friday, Sept. 29, patrons are invited to toss on their cutest pajamas and join a special "Giggle, Giggle, Quack" pajama party. Stickers are available at the Box Office before the show for children (and parents!) wearing pajamas.

For details on the shows coming up in remainder of the 2017-18 Arkansas Arts Center Children's Theatre season, click here.