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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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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...)