The Snowy Day- Arkansas Art’s Center Children’s Theatre

Last week, my kiddos and I attended the preview show for The Snowy Day and other stories by Ezra Jack Keats at the Arkansas Art’s Center Children’s Theatre. I had been wanting to take my children to one of the Children’s Theatre shows for the longest time. So I’m really happy that we finally got the chance to see a show.

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A Snowy Day

We really enjoyed the how the Children’s Theatre presented the play The Snowy Day. I know a lot of people are familiar with the story either from reading the book. Or from watching the Nextflix cartoon. But if you are not, the story is centered around the main character, Peter, waking up to a snowy day and the adventures that ensue as the plays throughout the day in the snow.

A Snowy Day
My daughter with “Peter” after the show

While the Children’s Theatre couldn’t have real snow. There were still plenty of pretend snowflakes and snowballs around to create a very snowy feeling for all of Peter’s snow adventures. 🙂 The Children’s Theatre did a fantastic job of bringing The Snowy Day to life and we enjoyed watching every minute of it.

A Snowy Day

We were equally entertained by the other Jack Ezra stories that the Children’s Theatre presented during the play. My children especially loved the story “Goggles”. In which Peter and his friend found a pair of goggles while playing. Only to have bigger kids come and try to take them away. Luckily, Peter and his friend were able to escape the grasp of the big kids all while keeping the beloved goggles. This story was served up just the right amount of thrill and danger for little ones without being overly scary.

There were two other Jack Ezra stories included in the play, but I’ll let those remain a surprise in case your family is planning on catching the show.

After the curtain call was over, some of the members of the cast remained on stage and explained how the puppetry element of the play worked. This was fascinating for me to learn, because I had no idea that the puppetry involved using an overhead projector. They also answered a few questions from the audience.

Meanwhile, other cast members headed out to the hallway. Where they signed autographs and also took pictures with people from the audience. My daughter was able to get pictures with “Peter” who was played by Jared Thomas Kneip Gibson and his “friend” who was played by Verda Devenport. 🙂

A Snowy Day

The Snowy Day and other stories by Ezra Jack Keats will have shows times every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday through February 18th. To find out more information about showtimes and ticket prices visit the Arkansas Art’s Center Children’s Theatre website.

We had so much fun watching this show we have already decided to catch the next main stage show, Junie B. Jones is not a Crook.

Is your family a fan of The Snowy Day?


  • Reply nerline February 6, 2018 at 1:40 pm

    Your daughter stole the show. She does not look shy at all. It looks like they had a lot of fun. I have not see the show nor read the book yet. I will look into getting the book for my kids. It sounds interesting.

    • Reply Sonya February 7, 2018 at 9:59 pm

      She can be shy at times but she LOVES attention and being silly in front of the camera. It’s a good read and a great cartoon too. I’m sure your kids would enjoy it. 🙂

  • Reply Julianne Thompson February 6, 2018 at 6:15 pm

    Love reading the book to Coen! I didn’t know there was a play version. Looks like a fun outing!

    • Reply Sonya February 7, 2018 at 9:57 pm

      It was such a fun play. I can’t wait to see more of the plays at the Children’s Theatre.

  • Reply Mary February 7, 2018 at 3:14 am

    I still remember going to plays when I was a child. It made a serious impression on me. I’m not familiar with this cartoon but now I need to check it out. You guys even got pictures with the actors, now that’s pretty darn cool. This sounds like a lovely event. I know I always say it but the kids are getting bigger and bigger every time you post them.

    • Reply Sonya February 7, 2018 at 9:55 pm

      The cartoon version of The Snowy Day is really cute. Boys II Men even sing the music in the cartoon.
      My kiddos are getting so big. Pretty soon my son will probably be taller than me. It’s funny because all of my older nieces and nephews are taller than me. But it’s not too surprising since I’m the shortest person in my family. 🙂

  • Reply Marina @ Parental Journey February 7, 2018 at 10:18 am

    Looks like so much fun! My daughter would love it!

    • Reply Sonya February 7, 2018 at 9:51 pm

      It was a lot of fun! 🙂

  • Reply Akaleistar February 8, 2018 at 12:54 am

    That looks like a fun show!

    • Reply Sonya February 16, 2018 at 3:36 pm

      It was a really fun show.

  • Reply Tamara February 8, 2018 at 1:03 am

    Ohhh! That’s enchanting! What fun. I’d love to see The Snowy Day. And I love love love Boyz II Men.. like hardcore.
    I really love your daughter’s heart jacket!

    • Reply Sonya February 16, 2018 at 3:36 pm

      It was a lot of fun. 🙂 We can’t wait to see more shows.

  • Reply LaKita Anderson February 8, 2018 at 9:08 pm

    Looks like so much fun and that your kids definitely had a great time. It’s so cool they were able to meet and take pictures with the actors afterward.

    • Reply Sonya February 16, 2018 at 3:35 pm

      It was a lot of fun.

  • Reply Stacie February 9, 2018 at 4:50 pm

    I slightly remember this book but it’s been soo long. I did buy these stamps though because they are so cute.

    • Reply Sonya February 16, 2018 at 3:34 pm

      I didn’t even know they had Snowy Day stamps. I always try to buy cutesy stamps or black heritage stamp. I’ll have to look for these.

  • Reply Lou February 16, 2018 at 12:55 am

    I never heard of this book before. My girls may have read it before when they were younger, but unsure. I love attending Children’s Theatre’s, so much fun!


    • Reply Sonya February 16, 2018 at 3:04 pm

      I’m looking forward to going to more Children’s Theatre shows! I agree they are a lot of fun. 🙂

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