Local Theater News
It’s springtime in Uptown for 'The Producers'
To understate, B.J. Cleveland gave Nathan Lane a run for his money as Max Bialystock in Uptown Players’ “The Producers.” Don’t look for overstatements here. This is a must-see.
Matthew Broderick could also learn a thing or two from Brian Hathaway as Leo Bloom. Hathaway opened as the nerdy accountant, and then made the transition to the nerdy producer without a hitch.
This is Uptown Players debut for Hathaway. He has appeared locally in produc...
THEATER REVIEW O’Hurley razzle dazzles ’em in ‘Chicago’
Traditionally, when Bob Fosse creates a show, it is exceptional. When Fosse collaborates with Fred Ebb on the book and lyrics, and John Kander on music, it’s out of this world.
The magic happened with “Chicago,” which opened its two-week run at the Winspear Opera House to a packed house Tuesday night. “Packed house” is an understatement, as every tier of the spectacular theater, in addition to orchestra seating appeared to be sold out.
GSM ‘Succeeds’ again
Story and photo courtesy of GSM
Garland Summer Musicals presents the current Broadway blockbuster, “How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying” July 27 through 29.
“How to Succeed” is a delightful satire on big business and all it holds sacred. The story follows the rise of J. Pierrepont Finch, who uses a little handbook called “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying” to climb the corporate ladder from lowly window washer to ...
Local actor brings real life experiences to show
FESTIVAL OF INDEPENDENT THEATRES
For the 14th successive summer, small local theater companies converged at the Bath House Cultural Center for the annual Festival of Independent Theaters to perform new, rarely seen or avant-garde plays. Adrian Churchill performs the lead in Wingspan Theatre Company’s production of Edward Albee’s “Counting the Ways.”
The 46-year-old actor emigrated from Canada in 2007 and has worked extensively in Dallas prod...
THEATER REVIEW Rigby soars into families’ hearts again at Dallas Summer Musicals
Cathy Rigby is back in town, spreading her fairy dust at Dallas Summer Musicals’ “Peter Pan,” which opened Tuesday and will play through July 22. Rigby takes flight in this new production that is as magical as we’ve come to expect of this two-time, Tony award-nominated adventure.
The word from Never Never Land is that, as the little boy who never wants to grow up, Rigby is at the top of her pretending game. Indeed, she lives up to the claim. ...
THEATER REVIEW Contemporary cast take Henley̓s ̔Crime̓ to heart
Being nuts doesn’t usually get you far in life. But if, as an actor, you’re convincing at being nuts, then you just may be going far. Diane Casey Box, Marianne Galloway, Jenae Yerger-Glanton and Whitney Holotik take being nuts to a whole new level in Contemporary Theatres’ (CT) production of “Crimes of the Heart.”
Three pre-middle aged sisters in the small town of Hazelhurst, Miss. in 1974 endure life’s little kicks in the pants while competi...
'Beautiful Daughters' return to DCT
The Caldecott Award-winning Cinderella tale returns to Rosewood Center following standing ovations at the AT&T Performing Arts Center’s Winspear Opera House and critical acclaim across the nation! When a great African king desires a wife, only the most worthy and beautiful maidens in the land are invited to meet him. This summer, celebrate goodness, generosity and love with traditional chanting, rhythmic drumming, and glorious African song in...
Sixth Floor Museum, Children̓s Theater premiere play at Woodrow
On May 18, presidential historians, museum curators, history professors, playwrights and representatives from the Smithsonian and the Library of Congress descended on Woodrow Wilson High School for the premiere of “Shared Stories.”
Inspired by the Woodrow class of 1967 collection of memories of the Kennedy Assassination (they were at J. L. Long Middle School at the time), the Dallas Children’s Theater and The Sixth Floor Museum collaborated ...
Stellar cast brings 'South Pacific' to life in Garland
When Morgan Mabry Mason sings her first note as a “Cockeyed Optimist” in scene one of the classic “South Pacific,” this Nellie Forbush sets the bar really high at Garland Summer Musicals’ (GSM) “South Pacific.” She gives Mitzi Gaynor a run for her money – not so much with her dancing, but definitely with her singing. Hers is a voice you would like to hear as Dolly Levi, Fanny Brice and Eliza Doolittle. But, wait a minute. Here’s Brian Mathis a...
Bard to act out at celebration
Like the timeless works of Shakespeare, Dallas̓ Medallion Center, the shopping center located on the southwest corner of Northwest Highway and Abrams, has also been a long-lasting part of the North Texas community. The Medallion Center will celebrate its 50th anniversary on June 2, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. with a Sidewalk Sale-A-Bration, featuring, among other things, free performances from scenes of Shakespeare in the Park’s “Twelfth Night” by ...