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Emily Short

Emily Short

Emily Short is the Grant Program Specialist in the Education Policy & Leadership and Research in Mathematics Education units at Southern Methodist University (SMU). She previously taught high school English for six years but is a lifelong learner. She attended University of Kentucky for her BA in Secondary English Education and a minor in Communications. She then attended The Ohio State University for her MA in Education, specializing in Integrated Language Arts.

Over the course of Emily’s schooling and professional career, her love for writing and reading has continuously deepened. She enjoys writing sincerely about her own life and the situations that have influenced who she is. Her favorite genres to read are historical fiction and nonfiction. Both of these genres lend themselves to the portrayal of the raw human experience. Emily believes her passion for writing and reading the truth lends itself to her love for theatre—a place where stories, true or not, feel real.

Emily also enjoys spending time listening to live music, exercising, trying new foods, and spending time with her friends and family. She is excited to further explore the Dallas theatre scene and share her experiences with her audience.


Review: BIG SCARY ANIMALS Tackles Big Scary Topics at Theatre Three
September 15, 2022

BIG SCARY ANIMALS invites you to Oaklawn where a small group of unlikely neighbors share drinks with a side of damning glares and dark secrets. Theatre Three September 1-25.

Review: Broadway's AIN'T TOO PROUD: THE LIFE AND TIMES OF THE TEMPTATIONS Brings Motown to Music Hall
September 10, 2022

Watch The Temptations’ journey through the limelight and witness them change the music industry forever. Origin story, history lesson, live concert–this is AIN’T TOO PROUD: THE LIFE AND TIMES OF THE TEMPTATIONS. Music Hall at Fair Park. September 6-18.

Review: CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF Transforms Tragedy To Tolerance
September 5, 2022

Raw inner turmoil leads to familial corrosion in CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF by Tennessee Williams. Get up close and personal with The Classics Theatre Project as they tell this tale of jealousy, disgust, tolerance, and trust. Addison Theatre Center. August 26-September 11.

Review: Disney's FROZEN Warms Hearts at Fair Park
July 23, 2022

Disney’s FROZEN is a family-friendly show that awes adults and children alike. Take a break from the heat to build a snowman, sing, dance, and fall in love. Music Hall at Fair Park July 20-August 7.

Review: THE SECRET COMEDY OF WOMEN Unboxes Truths Through Wit and Laughter
July 25, 2022

THE SECRET COMEDY OF WOMEN is an interactive performance that will have you laughing so hard, you’ll think you just completed an ab workout. This show is inspiring, honest, outrageously funny, and exactly what women need right now. Eisemann Center for the Performing Arts July 6-31. Don’t miss it!

Review: Mesquite Arts Theatre Gives a Beaming Performance of LIKE KISSING MOONLIGHT
June 21, 2022

Mesquite Arts Theatre’s LIKE KISSING MOONLIGHT is a tale full of sorrowful twists and heartfelt turns. There are only a few more moons until it’s gone. Mesquite Arts Center Black Box Theatre June 10-26. Don’t miss it!

BWW Interview: Sasha Hutchings Talks Tour of OKLAHOMA!
June 7, 2022

Playing the lead role of Laurey Williams in the Daniel Fish revival of OKLAHOMA! is Sasha Hutchings, a fiercely passionate actress who is committed to her craft. Hutchings shares her celebrations and challenges from tour, reminisces on a powerful moment in her career, and gives us a glimpse into her dedication to connect with her characters.

BWW Review: Broadway's OKLAHOMA! Leaves the Audience Less Than OK!
June 4, 2022

Leave all expectations at the door and prepare for Daniel Fish’s new interpretation of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s musical. OKLAHOMA! is at the Winspear Opera House May 31-June 12. Whether you love it or hate it, it’s an experience you won’t forget.

BWW Review: UNDER THE MOON Enchants with Comedy and Complexity
June 2, 2022

Ochre House Theater’s Under the Moon is brief but bold. In their last installation of their IN THE GARDEN series, Ochre House Theater is finishing strong with captivating characters and malicious magic. May 25-May 28 and June 1-June 4. Go see Under the Moon before it’s too late!

BWW Review: SEX, GUNS, AND VODKA Intoxicates with Intimacy and Inner Turmoil
May 22, 2022

The Classics Theatre Project's Joey Folsom adapts and directs Anton Chekhov's untitled first play, giving it the name it deserves–Sex, Guns, and Vodka. Buy a ticket and raise a glass to this rejuvenation of a classic. The Margo Jones Theatre May 20-June 11.

BWW Review: Broadway's MEAN GIRLS Makes Nice at Music Hall at Fair Park
May 6, 2022

Welcome to Girl World, also known as Music Hall at Fair Park. Broadway's Mean Girls brings you a story of friendship, insecurity, curiosity, and acceptance. Don't miss out, and don't forget to wear PINK! Music Hall at Fair Park May 3-15. It’s going to be so FETCH!

BWW Interview: English Bernhardt Talks MEAN GIRLS National Tour
May 2, 2022

Look out Dallas, there's a new Cady Heron in town, and she's even more 'grool' than you could imagine. English Bernhardt is coming in hot with a performance full of personality, popularity, and PINK. Don't miss out on Broadway's MEAN GIRLS National Tour. Music Hall at Fair Park May 3-15.

BWW Review: WAIT UNTIL DARK Revives a Story of Resilience
May 1, 2022

Garland Civic Theatre's production of WAIT UNTIL DARK has moments of jam-packed action and instances of inward reflection. Frederick Knott's story was first performed in 1966. To take a story so well-known and perform it is resilient and brave, just like the main character, Susy Hendrix. Don't miss it! Granville Arts Center April 29-May 15.

BWW Review: МАРНІ ТРОЯНДИ (FUTILE ROSES) Bears Witness to War
April 22, 2022

Ochre House Theater's third installment of their IN THE GARDEN series, Марні троянди (FUTILE ROSES), is an opportunity to hear the voice of war, look terror in the eyes, and stop allowing what’s happening in Ukraine to remain a headline. April 20-23 & 27-30.

BWW Review: Dallas Theater Center's THE SOUND OF MUSIC Modernizes a Beloved Classic
April 21, 2022

Dallas Theater Center brings the well-known, beloved story of The Sound of Music to Wyly Theatre for a short while longer. Don't miss out on the songs you know and love, performed by this skilled, multicultural cast. March 26-April 24. Read our critic's review.

BWW Review: STEDE BONNET: A F*CKING PIRATE MUSICAL Steals the Show with Silliness and Sorrow
April 13, 2022

STEDE BONNET: A F*CKING PIRATE MUSICAL tells the story of the worst pirate of all time, Stede Bonnet. This show will expose you to emotional highs and lows, make you laugh at things you maybe shouldn’t, and allow you to escape your reality for an evening. Don't miss out!

BWW Interview: Jenna Rubaii Talks JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR 50th Anniversary Tour
April 10, 2022

Known for her debut as Joelle in the original Broadway cast of Groundhog Day and now playing the lead role of Mary in Broadway’s Jesus Christ Superstar, Jenna Rubaii is nothing short of exceptional. BroadwayWorld spoke with Rubaii about her current role, why Jesus Christ Superstar is a must-see, and more!

BWW Review: JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR Rocks the Audience With Songs and Sparkles
April 8, 2022

JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR tells the story of Judas’s betrayal of Jesus Christ, but it’s not the same narrative you might have heard. This inventive musical humanizes both characters and invites the audience to witness their thoughts and experiences behind closed doors, putting their flaws and triumphs on display.

BWW Review: RAGE Rebels By Telling Stories Untold
April 3, 2022

Janelle Gray's RAGE will be at Wyly Studio Theatre March 31-April 9. Go see RAGE to ask questions, hear stories, and celebrate rebellion of all forms.

BWW Review: COME FROM AWAY Realizes an Unimaginable Event and a Hopeful Destination
March 11, 2022

COME FROM AWAY, presented by Dallas Summer Musicals, welcomes you to Gander, Newfoundland where you will learn about the hopes of human connection amidst a horrific tragedy. DSM partnered with George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum to present artifacts relating to the events of September 11, 2001. Visit Music Hall at Fair Park March 8-20.