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Presented by Dallas Summer Musicals Academy of Performing Arts
Date: 11/23/2013
Cost: Free

An uncle dies. An unexcited niece named Missy McBog inherits her uncle's toy store. She chooses to stock the store with only the latest toys like a Laser Spin Master for the Christmas holidays. When Missy McBog discovers old toys stored in the attic, she decides to have her assistant, Riley, throw them into the dumpster. To her an old rag doll, teddy bear, robot, stuffed dog and other old toys from the 1960's to the 1980's are worth nothing. Late in the night the old toys escape and search for a new home. They become lost in a dark and scary forest. They are eventually trapped by a goblin and a banshee. In the end, if they are able to answer a riddle, they will not be thrown into a bonfire by the banshee. The riddle, "When I am spoken, I don't exist" is answered, but the old toys end up back in the toy shop on Christmas Eve without a place to call home. Missy McBog controls their fate.

SHINE features a pop rock score with Broadway-style dancing performed by 17 Dallas Summer Musicals Academy students. Highlights of the show are such song and dance numbers as SHINE US UP, DANCE CONGA, TOMORROW MAY NOT COME and CHRISTMAS IS HERE! The show is appropriate for ages 4 and up. Admission is free. Performances are at the Uptown Theater, 120 E. Main St., Grand Prairie, TX 75050, November 23, 2013, 1 & 4pm. Donations are requested of unwrapped toys and non-perishable foods to benefit the City of Grand Prairie's Santa Cop Program. Also, Prairie Paw Adoption Center of Grand Prairie is in serious need of dog toys, paper towels, small blankets, bleach and Dawn original blue dish washing liquid. Donation boxes will be in the lobby prior to each performance. For information and reservations, please call 214-498-5434 or visit

1 p.m., 4 p.m., Uptown Theater, 120 E. Main St.

For more information, visit or call 214-969-7469.