Children's Performing Arts Series

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


Tickets for the "Wizard of Oz" are currently sold out! See below for more details


Wizard of Oz

"The Wizard of Oz" will blow into Abilene at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 27, 2014 at Paramount Theatre, 352 Cypress St.

The show is currently sold out, but some tickets may become available at noon Monday, April 21.  For each show, CPAS donates at least 200 ticket vouchers to families and children with limited financial means. Any voucher seats that aren’t claimed by the week before the show are then put back on sale to the public.

Shows for the 2014-15 season will be announced soon! Season tickets will go on sale at that time.

An advantage of being a season ticket holder: When it comes time to buy season tickets for next year, returning season ticket holders keep their same seats or move to better seats!


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Season Passes on Sale

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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 2013-2014
  • Jill Teague, CPAS Board President
  • Jill Keim, CPAS Board Vice-President
  • Jennifer Eller, CPAS Treasurer
  • Beverly McCallen, CPAS Secretary


Meredith Back, Christen Brokaw, Rita Gonzalez, Marilyn Hare,
E. J. Jessup, Jennifer Little, Jennifer Mansker, Terri Marcus,
Kelley Messer, Johanna Morrow, Dennise Naredo, Janelle Ramirez, Amber Smith, Susan Steele, Tamberley Thomas,
Marti Wade, Sheila Warren, Angela Witkowsky, Naomi Wood



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