Kyle Christopher West is a recent transplant to Texas, having previously worked in Arizona, New York City and Massachusetts. For his work in theatre, Kyle has received numerous awards for his stage direction, choreography, costume and scenic design. He has recently served on the board of directors for Phoenix Youth Ballet Theatre and Mesa Encore Theatre and has produced and directed dozens of stage productions. Outside of theatre, Kyle is passionate about travel, event planning and photography. For more information, visit www.KyleChristopherWest.com.
Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID debuted in movie theatres way back in 1989, but nearly twenty years of children singing "Kiss The Girl," "Part of your World," and "Pour Unfortunate Souls" led Disney to produce the celebrated story on a Broadway stage in 2009. And although the show lasted less than two years in New York, it is quickly becoming a staple among high schools, regional and youth theatres. Casa Manana's current production (using the edited "Junior" version of the script) is a shining example of what the show is written to inspire: fun and freedom!BWW Review: ELECTRA at Dallas Theater Center April 24, 2017
There are few theatres doing Greek tragedy these days, but Dallas Theater Center has taken on the challenge of making Sophocles' tragic tale of ELECTRA one that will resonate with a modern audience. Dallas Theater Center's 'one-of-a-kind outdoor experience' of the play not only embraces all the drama; it raises the stakes with a fresh, in-your-face approach.BWW Previews: A MAN OF NO IMPORTANCE at Brick Road Theatre April 15, 2017
Brick Road Theatre will present A MAN OF NO IMPORTANCE, the 2003 Outer Critics Circle Best Musical Award recipient, on May 5th-13th, 2017. The Tony Award-winning trio behind RAGTIME writes the show: Terrance McNally (Book), Stephen Flaherty (music) and Lynn Ahrens (lyrics). Lon Barrera directs.BWW Previews: SMU Students to Stage 24-Hour CHICAGO Musical This Saturday April 13, 2017
Tonight (Wednesday, April 5th), after their evening performance, members of the national touring cast of KINKY BOOTS will appear at Oak Lawn's Round Up Saloon for LASHES OFF: AN AFTER-HOURS BENEFIT CONCERT at 11:00pm. The evening will benefit True Colors Fund, which was co-founded by KINKY BOOTS songwriter Cyndi Lauper to help end LGBTQ youth homelessness. Tickets to KINKY BOOTS and an autographed poster will also be raffled at the event.BWW Review: IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU at Uptown Players March 29, 2017
When IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU opened on Broadway in April of 2015, it didn't quite get the reception the producers intended, closing just shy of three months later and receiving zero Tony Awards nominations. But, the producers at Uptown Players saw a hidden gem, and took a chance on this sweet, funny wedding-themed musical and now local audiences have a chance to take part in the nuptial entertainment.BWW Feature: Top Artists to Lead Free, Outdoor Dance Classes in the Arts District for Dallas Arts Month March 29, 2017
Between their two lofty resumes, Broadway husband-and-wife duo Amy Spanger and Brian Shepard have a grand total of 15 Broadway credits to their names. Adding in their multiple film/TV credits and cast recordings, the phrase 'triple threat' couldn't be a better fit to define their talents. And with the skills they've honed on 'the boards,' the couple is eager to support the next generation of Broadway gypsies through their new training program: 'Married to Broadway.'BWW Interview: Rose Hemingway of KINKY BOOTS at Music Hall At Fair Park March 25, 2017
Earlier this week, I caught up with Rose Hemingway, who returns to Dallas next week in the national tour of KINKY BOOTS. Last year, Rose created the role of Misty Mae in the critically acclaimed production of MOONSHINE: THAT HEE HAW MUSICAL, shortly after making a name for herself in Broadway's HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING. We chatted about the timeliness of KINKY BOOTS' themes, falling in love onstage with her husband, and her favorite food in the Big D.Photo Flash: In Rehearsal For PARADE at WaterTower Theatre March 21, 2017
This Saturday, WaterTower Theatre will produce a one-night-only benefit concert production of PARADE, a musicalthe theatre produced10 years ago in their 2006-2007 Season. Inspired by the true events surrounding the 1913 murder trial of Leo Frank, a Brooklyn-raised Jew living in Georgia who is wrongly convicted of the murder of 13-year old Mary Phagan, PARADEis filled with soaring music and a heart-wrenching story, offering a moral lesson about the dangers of prejudice and ignorance that should not be forgotten.Amid religious intolerance, political injustice and racial tension, the stirring Tony Award-winningPARADEexplores the endurance of love and hope.