‘Dragons Love Tacos’ Comes to Arkansas Museum of Fine Arts This Month

It’s going to be another busy season at the Arkansas Museum of Fine Arts.

Beginning March 9, AMFA’s Children’s Theatre will perform “Dragons Love Tacos,” based on the vibrant and humorous book by Adam Rubin.

“Dragons Love Tacos” is a #1 New York Times-bestselling, giggle-inducing story that follows a boy and his faithful pup who find themselves entangled in the whimsical world of dragons and their dietary preferences. Taking a break from homework, the boy and his dog watch TV when suddenly the spokesperson draws the two into a documentary about dragons and their favorite food, tacos.

The show is high in energy with vibrant costumes, imaginative storytelling and a fantastical set. It will be a playful treat for those who are familiar with the books and those who may be encountering these mythical beings for the first time.

Matt Peoples, costume designer for the show, is returning to AMFA’s Children’s Theatre after almost 10 years.

“When I was first approached about designing the costumes for this production, the idea of turning these actors into dragons was a bit intimidating,” Peoples says. “Fortunately, I’ve worked with the director before on productions with similarly challenging design concepts. Chad always wants to do something visually striking that excites the audience, and he knows that’s exactly the kind of project that I enjoy, too. It’s been awesome working with him again. The entire production cast and crew have been working their hardest to make something truly amazing for our audiences, and I’m thrilled for everyone to see what we’ve created together.”

The first performance of “Dragons Love Tacos” will take place on March 9 at 10:30 a.m. The final performance is on March 23 at 2 p.m. Plus, don’t miss these special dates for extra fun:

For tickets and more information, visit AMFA’s website. Be sure to follow the museum on Instagram and Facebook for updates and photos from the performances.

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