Children's Performing Arts Series

Phone: 325-677-1161 or 325-370-6291| email: | Offices in the T&P Depot, 1101 North 1st St., Abilene


Tickets on sale now for Popovich



Popovich Comedy Pet Theater Tickets

Two performances – 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. on Saturday, February 28, 2015
Buy individual tickets for $9

The world-famous Popovich Comedy Pet Theater is a perennial favorite at performing arts centers across the US. The son of Russian circus performers,
Gregory Popovich leads a cast of jugglers, clowns and more than 30 trained animals,
including house cats, dogs, geese, doves and parrots. All animals have been rescued from animal shelters across the country. Gregory and his pets have been featured on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Late Night with David Letterman, and as a finalist on “America’s Got Talent.” Their show has also been voted “Best family show in Las Vegas.”


2-show season


2-Show Season Pass

Popovich Comedy Pet Theater – Saturday, February 28, 2015 at 11 a.m. and 7 p.m.
Fancy Nancy, the Musical – Sunday, April 19, 2015 at 2 p.m.

Buy two-show season passes to guarantee seats for both shows!
$27 Party Level Season passes admit you to the “Popovich Comedy Pet Theater” show and "Fancy Nancy, The Musical," plus the Fancy Nancy after party.
Patron level 2-show season passes are $18, military patron level is $16.


Call 325-370-6291 to buy 2 show season passes

Fancy Nancy

Individual tickets for Fancy Nancy, the Musical go on sale on this website SUNDAY, MARCH 15 at 2 PM

Mark your calendars because these tickets will sell quickly!

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All shows are performed on Sunday afternoons at 2 p.m. at the historic Paramount Theatre in downtown Abilene (352 Cypress). Group discounts are available. To learn more about group discounts, call Hollye at 677-1161.

For more information or to purchase tickets call 677-1161. You may also come by the Abilene Cultural Affairs office in the T&P Depot, 1101 North 1st Street between 1-5 p.m. Monday – Friday.

If you have any questions or concerns, call Hollye Jaklewicz at 325-370-6291.



CPAS Mission

Since its creation in 1985, the Children’s Performing Arts Series, a program of the Abilene Cultural Affairs Council, has provided children from the ages of 3-10 the opportunity to see live Children’s Theatre.


This series consists of three performances yearly by some of the best professional children’s theatre companies in the United States. These performances are all presented at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday afternoons at the beautifully restored Paramount Theatre in downtown Abilene.


The major goal of the Children’s Performing Arts Series is to assure that each performance reaches children of all backgrounds. The Series was established to enable families of the Big Country to experience quality live entertainment without having to leave the area. Thanks to our sponsors, free tickets are provided to a number of human service agencies to ensure that children from families with limited resources may attend.


We are pleased to report that over 2,500 patrons attended the performances during the last season. Because of the nominal ticket prices ($8.00 per show) and the number of tickets donated, the Series solicits sponsors for performances.


The Series has continued for over twenty-five years in the same location providing entertainment to delighted families whose children may be exposed for the first time to the beauty of the Paramount and the wonder of quality live theatre and song.



Children’s Performing Arts Series   CPAS Board of Directors 2014-2015
  • Jill Keim, CPAS Board President
  • Sheila Warren, CPAS Board Vice President
  • Kathryn Glackmeyer, CPAS Treasurer
  • Naomi Wood, CPAS Secretary


Jaime Adams, Christen Brokaw, Kristen Chicoine, Tabitha Garcia, Sharon Hasenak, Aubrey Jarrett, EJ Jessup, Jennifer Kent, Jennifer Mansker, Terri Marcus, Beverly McCallon, Susan Miller, Johanna Morrow, Dennise Naredo, Melissa Noonan, Nikki Ramolia, Amber Smith, Jamie Snider, Susan Steele, Tamberley Thomas, Marti Wade




2013-14 Season Sponsors

Season Underwriters

  • KRBC / KTAB Television
  • Mall of Abilene



  • Abilene Reporter-News
  • Community Foundation of Abilene
  • Cumulus Radio
  • Future Fund of Abilene
  • Greathouse Foundation
  • Hendrick Health System
  • La Voz 93.3 FM
  • The Real Yellow Pages
  • Townsquare Media
  • Hispanic Life Magazine
  • United Supermarkets
  • Shelton Family Foundation
  • H.R. Stasney & Sons, Ltd. and Stasney Well Service



  • Abilene Pediatric Dental Associates, PLLC
  • Abilene Regional Medical Center
  • Cypress Street Station, Home of the Abilene Brewing Co.
  • Dodge Jones Foundation
  • Gift from the Childers Family Donor Advised Fund at the Community Foundation of Abilene
  • Hispanic Life Magazine
  • H.R. Stasney & Sons, Ltd. and Stasney Well Service
  • Junior League of Abilene
  • Abilene Teachers Federal Credit Union
  • Bill and Linda Lackey, Eagle NDT
  • Sharon's Barbeque & Catering and Lytle Land & Ca
  • TMI - Creative Media Services
  • Wagstaff, Alvis, Stubbeman, Seamster & Longacre, LLP




  • Holiday Inn Express I-20
  • Chick-fil-A at North Abilene
  • Dian Graves Owen Foundation
  • Lee Orthodontics
  • Proforma Promotions Group
  • Schlotzsky’s Deli
  • Red Star Studio
  • Star Family of Dealerships



  • Adams Pediatrics
  • Albertsons
  • Anthony Raborn Construction
  • CBS Insurance, LLP
  • Dr. and Mrs. Clifford DePrang
  • Dr. Jay & Nancy Capra
  • Family Vision Associates
  • First Financial Bank
  • Goober on the Go Catering
  • Beverly & Russell Guthrie
  • Kids Village
  • Marti Wade Photography
  • McGlothlin Associates Construction
  • Piano Man Mike Schuler
  • Abilene Ballet Theatre
  • First Abilene Federal Credit Union
  • Dr. and Mrs. Sandip Mathur