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 – Due to weather the 11 a.m. performance will now be at 1 p.m. with no concessions (popcorn, etc.). The second performance is at 7 p.m. on Saturday, February 28, 2015. Tickets are still available to both shows! Email
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 8 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




2014-15 Season Sponsors

Season Underwriters

  • KRBC / KTAB Television
  • Mall of Abilene



  • Abilene Reporter-News
  • Community Foundation Future Fund of Abilene
  • Cumulus Radio
  • Greathouse Foundation
  • La Voz 93.3 FM
  • T&T Family Foundation Donor Advised Fund at the Community Foundation of Abilene
  • Townsquare Media
  • Hispanic Life Magazine
  • United Supermarkets
  • Shelton Family Foundation



  • Abilene Pediatric Dental Associates, PLLC
  • Abilene Teachers Federal Credit Union
  • Bill & Linda Lackey, Eagle NDT
  • Carl Childers Advised Donor Fund at the Community Foundation of Abilene
  • Chick-fil-A North Abilene
  • Cypress Street Station, Home of the Abilene Brewing Co.
  • Dian Graves Owen Foundation
  • Dodge Jones Foundation
  • H.R. Stasney & Sons, Ltd. and Stasney Well Service
  • Hendrick Health System




  • City of Abilene Animal Services
  • Dr. and Mrs. Jay Capra
  • Condley and Company, L.L.P.
  • First Abilene Federal Credit Union
  • Phil and Jane Guitar
  • Schlotzsky's Deli
  • South Abilene Pediatric, Dr. Hector Garcia and Abilene Regional Medical Center
  • Star Family of Dealerships



  • Adams Pediatrics
  • Albertsons
  • Anthony Raborn Construction
  • Beverly and Russell Guthrie
  • CBS Insurance, L.L.P.
  • Dr. and Mrs. Sandip Mathur
  • Family Vision Associates
  • First Financial Bank
  • Key West Concert/Event
  • Kids Village
  • Marti Wade Photography
  • Nikki's Swirl Shoppe
  • Piano Man Mike Schuler
  • Security Title Company