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







On sale now!

Choose your package!

  • A PARTY LEVEL package for two or three shows will secure seats for "Mark Nizer 4D," "The Jungle Book" and
  • after party with the "The Jungle Book" cast and/or the bonus show, "Pinkalicious, The Musical"



A PATRON LEVEL package for two or three shows will secure your seats for the aforementioned shows

but does not include "The Jungle Book" after party:



A MILITARY LEVEL package for two or three shows will secure your seats for the aforementioned shows:

("The Jungle Book" after party not included)



Buy INDIVIDUAL TICKETS for "Mark Nizer, 4D Juggler" (Jan. 31), "The Jungle Book" (March 6) and "Pinkalicious, The Musical" (April 2).

Also you can buy the "Merry Pinkmas" gift basket here!



Mark Nizer


Mark Nizer


The Jungle Book


"The Jungle Book"




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Season flyer

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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 2015-2016
  • Jill Keim, CPAS Board President
  • Sheila Warren, CPAS Board Vice President
  • Aubrey Jarrett, CPAS Treasurer
  • Naomi Wood, CPAS Secretary


Jaime Adams, Marissa Clark, Emily Dean, Leslie Galovich, Tabitha Garcia, Kathryn Glackmeyer, Jennifer Hammett, Kate Haney, Sharon Hasenak, Aubrey Jarrett, EJ Jessup, Jennifer Kent, Jennifer Mansker, Beverly McCallon, Johanna Morrow, Dennise Naredo, Melissa Noonan, Nikki Ramolia, Amber Smith, Jamie Snider, Diane Stearns, Susan Steele, Tamberley Thomas, Marti Wade




2015-16 Season Sponsors

Season Underwriters

  • Dian Graves Owen Foundation
  • KRBC/KTAB Television
  • Mall of Abilene



  • Anonymous
  • Community Foundation of Abilene
  • Greathouse Foundation
  • Shelton Family Foundation
  • T&T Foundation, from the Future Fund, a program at the Community Foundation of Abilene
  • United Supermarkets
  • Abilene Reporter-News
  • Cumulus Radio
  • Hispanic Life Magazine
  • Townsquare Media
  • LaVoz 93.3 FM



  • Abilene Pediatric Dental Associates, PLLC
  • Abilene Teachers Federal Credit Union
  • Chick-fil-A North Abilene
  • Carl Childers Advised Donor Fund at the Community Foundation of Abilene
  • Dodge Jones Foundation
  • Cypress Street Station, Home of the Abilene Brewing Co.
  • TMI Creative Media Services
  • WesTex Connect
  • Third Street Printing & Sign Co.




  • Abilene Regional Medical Center
  • Animal Health and Medical Center
  • Condley and Company, L.L.P.
  • First Abilene Federal Credit Union
  • Phil and Jane Guitar
  • Hendrick Health System
  • Kids Village
  • Lee Orthodontics
  • Bill & Linda Lacey, Eagle NDT
  • Dr. Hector Garcia Marrero
  • Schlotzky's Deli
  • Nikki's Swirl Shoppe
  • Wagstaff LLP



  • Adams Pediatrics
  • Market Street
  • Athony Raborn Construction
  • Dr. & Mrs. Jay Capra
  • CBS Insurance, LLP
  • Dian Graves Owen Foundation
  • Beverly & Russell Guthrie
  • Family Vision Associates
  • First Bank Texas
  • First Financial Bank
  • Community Foundation of Abilene, Sandip & Mishi Mathur Donor Advised Fund
  • Security Title Company
  • Key West Concert/Event
  • Marti Wade Photography
  • Piano Man Mike Schuler
  • Stamford American/Noteworthy