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BWW Review: CALENDAR GIRLS at MainStage Irving-Las Colinas BWW Review: CALENDAR GIRLS at MainStage Irving-Las Colinas
by Jared West - March 19, 2017

Everyone has those friends who have been with you through thick and thin, who know your ins and outs and for whom you'd do pretty much anything. Lon Barrera, in his Director's notes for MainStage Irving-Las Colinas' latest show CALENDAR GIRLS, calls them "framily," and this play is about the meaning... (more...)
BWW Review: WEST SIDE STORY at Casa Manana BWW Review: WEST SIDE STORY at Casa Manana
by Kyle Christopher West - March 09, 2017

There's one sizable concern that I have about Casa Manana's production of WEST SIDE STORY, and that's the fact that it's only slated to perform for two weekends, with closing night quickly approaching. This version of the classic 1950's American musical may not only be the best production to appear ... (more...)
BWW Review: PASSING STRANGE at Theatre Three BWW Review: PASSING STRANGE at Theatre Three
by Kyle Christopher West - March 08, 2017

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BWW Review: THE ILLUSIONISTS at Music Hall At Fair Park BWW Review: THE ILLUSIONISTS at Music Hall At Fair Park
by Kyle Christopher West - March 04, 2017

At its best, theatre is an escape from our day-to-day lives, a mirror to society, and an opportunity to see something special. But, when that mirror is combined with a little smoke, the escape turns into an incredible disappearing act, the special becomes magical and the audience is spellbound.... (more...)
BWW Review: BROADWAY OUR WAY at Kalita Humphrey's Theater BWW Review: BROADWAY OUR WAY at Kalita Humphrey's Theater
by Christina Hoth - March 03, 2017

Uptown Players has your weekend evenings planned as they present Broadway Our Way.  BWOW is the Players' annual fundraiser that gender-bends the typical Broadway numbers and allows some of Dallas' finest actors and actresses to play the dream roles they'd never land in a heteronormative casting call... (more...)
BWW Review: SISTER ACT at Music Theatre Of Denton BWW Review: SISTER ACT at Music Theatre Of Denton
by Kyle Christopher West - February 27, 2017

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BWW Review: Cirque Du Soleil's KURIOS in Dallas BWW Review: Cirque Du Soleil's KURIOS in Dallas
by Christina Hoth - February 23, 2017

A case of Kuriosity struck Dallas/Ft. Worth this past weekend as Cirque Du Soleil rolled out the big top tents for their newest series, KURIOS, at Lone Star Park in Grand Prairie.  As a premier performing arts troupe, Cirque never ceases to delight crowds with their authentically unique shows.... (more...)
BWW Review: WHO AM I THIS TIME? (& OTHER CONUNDRUMS OF LOVE) at Circle Theater BWW Review: WHO AM I THIS TIME? (& OTHER CONUNDRUMS OF LOVE) at Circle Theater
by Robin Bangert - February 20, 2017

It was a packed house last night at Fort Worth's charming Circle Theater for the preview of Director Aaron Posner's "Who Am I This Time? (& Other Conundrums of Love)". Classic 60's love songs gently set the tone and era as a cheerful audience settled into their seats. The play is based on three shor... (more...)
BWW Review: STOMP at Dallas Summer Musicals BWW Review: STOMP at Dallas Summer Musicals
by Christina Hoth - February 16, 2017

This Valentine's day, Dallas Summer Musicals further cultivated Dallas' love affair with the percussive performing arts powerhouse, STOMP.... (more...)
BWW Review: HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH at Winspear Opera House BWW Review: HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH at Winspear Opera House
by Guest Blogger: Sam Weber - February 08, 2017

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BWW Review: Dallas Theater Center Takes Us to Church with THE CHRISTIANS BWW Review: Dallas Theater Center Takes Us to Church with THE CHRISTIANS
by Jared West - February 05, 2017

What do you believe? How certain are you of those beliefs and how far are you willing to go to fight for them when they are challenged? These questions and many more are at the heart of Dallas Theater Center's new play THE CHRISTIANS, directed by Joel Ferrell and running at the Kalita Humphreys Thea... (more...)
BWW Review: AN AMERICAN IN PARIS at Music Hall at Fair Park - I Couldn't Ask For Anything More! BWW Review: AN AMERICAN IN PARIS at Music Hall at Fair Park - I Couldn't Ask For Anything More!
by Robin Bangert - February 03, 2017

'S wonderful. 'S marvelous. 'S absolutely freaking flawless! The audience was humming with excitement as the lights grew dim at the Music Hall at Fair Park on Wednesday night for the Dallas debut of 'An American in Paris'. Inspired by the Academy Award winning 1951 film and wonderfully reimagined fo... (more...)
BWW Review: JUNIE B. JONES IS NOT A CROOK at Dallas Children's Theater BWW Review: JUNIE B. JONES IS NOT A CROOK at Dallas Children's Theater
by Kyle Christopher West - January 26, 2017

JUNIE B. JONES IS NOT A CROOK might be intended as a lighthearted afternoon for elementary school students, but the lessons of honesty and friendship that are shared by the team at Dallas Children's Theater, however simple, are still meaningful and important for children today, and can even be a nic... (more...)
BWW Review: ANNIE at Bass Performance Hall BWW Review: ANNIE at Bass Performance Hall
by Kyle Christopher West - January 19, 2017

It's fitting that the weather on opening night of ANNIE as Bass Hall was gloomy and quite wet. Despite the redundant anthem boasting 'the sun'll come out tomorrow,' the quality of the current tour didn't seem so bright. With generally unremarkable performances across the board, any themes of hope or... (more...)
BWW Review: BUYER & CELLAR at Daum Theatre Company BWW Review: BUYER & CELLAR at Daum Theatre Company
by Kyle Christopher West - January 13, 2017

There's a brand new theatre company about to make a major splash in the gigantic pool of DFW theatres, and although it's not quite bathing suit season, this hot new troupe is ready to come out and play. With the opening night of their inaugural play, BUYER & CELLAR, now under their belt, Daum Theatr... (more...)
BWW Review: THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME at AT&T Performing Arts Center, Winspear Opera House BWW Review: THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME at AT&T Performing Arts Center, Winspear Opera House
by Shelby-Allison Hibbs - January 13, 2017

The Curious Incident offers a profound theatrical experience using captivating movement, images, and sound that work in full collaboration. The result is a thrilling ride down an unpredictable rabbit hole of action that overwhelms the senses.... (more...)
BWW Review: THE BOOK OF MORMON at Winspear Opera House BWW Review: THE BOOK OF MORMON at Winspear Opera House
by Jared West - December 22, 2016

When you think of SOUTH PARK and its no-holds-barred, foul-mouthed humor, you don't tend to think of stories of faith and hope. But, when writers Trey Parker and Matt Stone (along with Robert Lopez of AVENUE Q and FROZEN fame) got together to write a musical based on The Church of Jesus Christ of La... (more...)
BWW Review: GLORIA at Dee And Charles Wyly Theatre BWW Review: GLORIA at Dee And Charles Wyly Theatre
by Aaron Zilbermann - December 20, 2016

Trauma, in all of its forms and embodiments, can affect all of us in a variety of ways. Gloria by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, a finalist for the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and nominated for the 2016 Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Play, which opened on Wednesday December 7th at the Dallas Theate... (more...)
BWW Interview: Daxton Bloomquist of THE BOOK OF MORMON at Winspear Opera House BWW Interview: Daxton Bloomquist of THE BOOK OF MORMON at Winspear Opera House
by Kyle Christopher West - December 16, 2016

Last week, I caught up with Daxton Bloomquist, who is not only a leading player among the cast of THE BOOK OF MORMON tour, but a long-time member of the musical's family. While walking his dog through Louisville, Kentucky ('a surprisingly nice city'), Daxton shared his experience of being on Broadwa... (more...)
BWW Review: BROADWAY CHRISTMAS WONDERLAND at Music Hall At Fair Park BWW Review: BROADWAY CHRISTMAS WONDERLAND at Music Hall At Fair Park
by Aaron Zilbermann - December 14, 2016

Perhaps it's because I'm a Jew, bringing my two Jew daughters (age six) to a Christmas musical, or perhaps it's the fact that a strong majority of the Christmas songs presented in Broadway Christmas Wonderland were, in fact, written by Jews, however when sitting down to enjoy this show, it quickly b... (more...)
BWW Review: PENTATONIX WORLD TOUR at American Airlines Center BWW Review: PENTATONIX WORLD TOUR at American Airlines Center
by Kyle Christopher West - December 07, 2016

In August 2015, the a cappella group Pentatonix visited Dallas as an opening act for superstar Kelly Clarkson, although which act received more vocal support is certainly up for discussion. Fast-forward a year later, and the popular group just made a return stop in town - only this time, they were t... (more...)
BWW Review: Rudolph Takes Flight at Dallas Summer Musicals BWW Review: Rudolph Takes Flight at Dallas Summer Musicals
by Jared West - November 28, 2016

You know Dasher and Dancer . . . and, unless you've been living without television since the TV special first aired in 1964, you know the most famous reindeer of all: RUDOLPH, THE RED-NOSED REINDEER. And now, he's here in Dallas, starring in a stage musical! This marks the third year of the nation... (more...)
BWW Review: THE GREAT AMERICAN SH*T SHOW at Dark Circles Contemporary Dance BWW Review: THE GREAT AMERICAN SH*T SHOW at Dark Circles Contemporary Dance
by - November 20, 2016

Dark Circles Contemporary Dance once again doesn't shy away from commentary and comedy in their new program: The Great American Sh*t Show.  Comprised of four pieces (in order "The Great American Sh*t Show", "For Allen", "Coyotes Tip-Toe", and "Gal Friday"), the evening's performances range from sole... (more...)
BWW Review: MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET at Casa Manana BWW Review: MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET at Casa Manana
by Guest Blogger: Sam Weber - November 07, 2016

Fort Worth audiences are sure to delight with Casa Mañana's newly open Million Dollar Quartet.... (more...)
BWW Review: CHICAGO at Mainstage Irving-Las Colinas BWW Review: CHICAGO at Mainstage Irving-Las Colinas
by Kyle Christopher West - November 05, 2016

Although many guests at the opening night of MainStage Irving-Las Colinas' sparkling production of CHICAGO commented that they've only ever seen the musical's famous (and fantastic) movie, the minimalist stage version has razzle-dazzled audiences for nearly twenty years, making it the longest runnin... (more...)