Dallas Theater Reviews
 


BWW Review: MATILDA at Bass Performance Hall BWW Review: MATILDA at Bass Performance Hall
by Kyle Christopher West - June 15, 2017

When the tour of MATILDA premiered in Dallas in September of 2015, the musical was plagued with sound issues, making Tim Minchin's intricately witty score impossible to follow. Fortunately, in its return to town (now at Fort Worth's Bass Hall), the Tony and Olivier Award-winning musical has been rev... (more...)
BWW Review: EVITA at Theatre Frisco BWW Review: EVITA at Theatre Frisco
by Kyle Christopher West - June 15, 2017

Whether or not you're a fan of Andrew Lloyd Webber, you likely know what to expect when approaching any of his famous musicals. From JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR to JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT, his catalog is filled with wordy, pop-sounding scores that often offer a CliffsNotes version of... (more...)
BWW Review: A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC at THEATRE THREE BWW Review: A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC at THEATRE THREE
by Jared West - June 13, 2017

Opening night at Theatre Three's A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC got off to a slow start, due to the late arrival of one of the theatre technicians. The show itself followed suit, starting off slow, but finding its stride as the evening continued, and ultimately ending in a heartwarming finale. While it may no... (more...)
BWW Review: ALL ABOUT BETTE at Margo Jones Theatre BWW Review: ALL ABOUT BETTE at Margo Jones Theatre
by Kyle Christopher West - June 10, 2017

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BWW Review: ROCK OF AGES at Casa Manana BWW Review: ROCK OF AGES at Casa Manana
by Kyle Christopher West - June 07, 2017

When ROCK OF AGES (the stage musical…not the dreadful movie) debuted on Broadway in 2014, they were 'Living on a Prayer' that they'd find enough middle-aged former frat guys and metal heads willing to rock out on The Great White Way, but after 2,328 New York performances of people saying 'I Wanna Ro... (more...)
BWW Review: CIRCUS 1903 at Music Hall At Fair Park BWW Review: CIRCUS 1903 at Music Hall At Fair Park
by Kyle Christopher West - May 28, 2017

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BWW Review: INTO THE WOODS at Winspear Opera House BWW Review: INTO THE WOODS at Winspear Opera House
by Samuel Weber - May 17, 2017

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BWW Review: GUTENBERG! THE MUSICAL! at Tarrant Actors Regional Theatre BWW Review: GUTENBERG! THE MUSICAL! at Tarrant Actors Regional Theatre
by Jared West - May 14, 2017

Gutenberg. Without Johannes Gutenberg and his invention of the printing press, life would be very different in our world. We wouldn't have widely distributed books. Most of us wouldn't know how to read or write. And, tragically, we wouldn't have this wildly ridiculous, often inappropriate and hilari... (more...)
BWW Review: PETER AND THE STARCATCHER at The Firehouse Theatre BWW Review: PETER AND THE STARCATCHER at The Firehouse Theatre
by Samuel Weber - April 27, 2017

The Firehouse Theatre's recent production of PETER AND THE STARCATCHER manages a challenging text in an unconventional space.... (more...)
BWW Review: LYSISTRATA at Lakeside Community Theatre BWW Review: LYSISTRATA at Lakeside Community Theatre
by Christina Hoth - April 25, 2017

Currently on stage at Lakeside is the Greek comedy: 'Lysistrata'.  Though written by Aristophanes eons ago, this play has many shockingly contemporary, relevant themes of women rising up to have their voices heard, while men consistently fight to prove who boasts the larger... ego.  As an audience m... (more...)
BWW Review: THE LITTLE MERMAID at Casa Manana BWW Review: THE LITTLE MERMAID at Casa Manana
by Kyle Christopher West - April 24, 2017

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 y... (more...)
BWW Review: ELECTRA at Dallas Theater Center BWW Review: ELECTRA at Dallas Theater Center
by Kyle Christopher West - 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 dram... (more...)
BWW Review: SWEENEY TODD: THE DEMON BARBER OF FLEET STREET at Scott Theatre BWW Review: SWEENEY TODD: THE DEMON BARBER OF FLEET STREET at Scott Theatre
by Audrey Morabito - April 20, 2017

With music and lyrics by the celebrated Stephen Sondheim and book by Hugh Wheeler, this vulgar delight of a production is no small undertaking; however, the students and faculty of TCU's Theatre department proved they were certainly up to the challenge.... (more...)
BWW Review: BRUISES: ANIMAL VS MACHINE at PrismCo BWW Review: BRUISES: ANIMAL VS MACHINE at PrismCo
by Samuel Weber - April 04, 2017

PrismCo strikes again in Bruises: Animal vs Machine, the next in their line of wordless, movement theatre pieces. While this production is a revival of PrismCo's well-received Animal vs Machine from last year, it remains fresh in this ambitious new touring venture.... (more...)
BWW Review: KINKY BOOTS at Dallas Summer Musicals BWW Review: KINKY BOOTS at Dallas Summer Musicals
by Christina Hoth - March 31, 2017

Kinky Boots stomped its way into the Music Hall at Fair Park this week, starting the early summer heat off on the right foot for Dallas Summer Musicals.  This high energy, feel good, family friendly show has a quiet way of loudly speaking its truth.... (more...)
BWW Review: IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU at Uptown Players BWW Review: IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU at Uptown Players
by Kyle Christopher West - 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 wed... (more...)
BWW Review: MISTER MAJOR AND THE MINOR WIFE at Marlene & Spencer Hays Theatre TCU BWW Review: MISTER MAJOR AND THE MINOR WIFE at Marlene & Spencer Hays Theatre TCU
by Audrey Morabito - March 29, 2017

'Sometimes the greatest show on Earth isn't the one you came to see'. Mister Major and the Minor Wife is a dynamic and haunting original one-act play written by senior Theatre TCU student Devin Berg and directed by senior Theatre TCU student Hannah Wright. A tragic tale of stifling imagination, deep... (more...)
BWW Review: PETER AND THE STARCATCHER  at Onstage In Bedford BWW Review: PETER AND THE STARCATCHER at Onstage In Bedford
by Jef Tingley - March 27, 2017

In this never never land, you don't need elaborate set pieces and props to bring the story to life; a piece of rope can become a pirate ship and mermaids appear with some fabric and strategically placed cups.... (more...)
BWW Review: MASTER CLASS at Brick Road Theatre BWW Review: MASTER CLASS at Brick Road Theatre
by Sarah Comley Caldwell - March 25, 2017

'Domination. Collaboration. Assets. Know your limitations.   Never move your hand, unless your heart follows it. Just listen.  Everything is in the music.'  I first read these words in the Terrence McNally play when I was a vocal performance major in college, experiencing a vocal master ... (more...)
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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