Kyle Christopher West

Kyle Christopher West 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.


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BWW Review: THE BODYGUARD National Tour at Dallas Summer MusicalsBWW Review: THE BODYGUARD National Tour at Dallas Summer Musicals
Posted: Jul. 22, 2017


Photo Flash: BLOODY BLOODY ANDREW JACKSON at Casa MananaPhoto Flash: BLOODY BLOODY ANDREW JACKSON at Casa Manana
Posted: Aug. 1, 2017


BWW Previews: Cast Announced for MAMMA MIA! at Phoenix TheatreBWW Previews: Cast Announced for MAMMA MIA! at Phoenix Theatre
Posted: Aug. 11, 2017


BroadwayWorld Dallas & Fort Worth Seeks InternBroadwayWorld Dallas & Fort Worth Seeks Intern
Posted: Jul. 28, 2017


BWW Review: HIT THE WALL at WaterTower TheatreBWW Review: HIT THE WALL at WaterTower Theatre
Posted: Aug. 8, 2017


BWW Review: TIL DEATH DO US PART at The Murder Mystery Co. Of DallasBWW Review: TIL DEATH DO US PART at The Murder Mystery Co. Of Dallas
Posted: Aug. 2, 2017


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BWW Interviews: Touring Veteran Reaches Milestone Performance In 42ND STREETTouring Veteran Reaches Milestone Performance In 42ND STREET
Posted: Feb. 16, 2017


Fort Worth Arts Organizations Oppose Texas 'Bathroom Bill'Fort Worth Arts Organizations Oppose Texas 'Bathroom Bill'
August 16, 2017

Earlier this week, the 'Bathroom Bill,' a controversial bill that would require people to use restrooms and facilities that match the sex on their birth certificates, was back on the table for discussion in Texas. Performing Arts Fort Worth - the non-profit organization that manages Bass Performance Hall - commented that although they 'generally [shy] away from involvement in political or social issues, [they feel] particularly passionate about this topic,' inspiring PAFW President & CEO Dione Kennedy to send the below letter to Joe Straus, Speaker of the Texas House of Representatives. The letter was a collaborative letter, signed by several leaders in local arts organizations. The bill has since died in Texas Legislature, for now.

BWW Previews: Cast Announced for MAMMA MIA! at Phoenix TheatreBWW Previews: Cast Announced for MAMMA MIA! at Phoenix Theatre
August 11, 2017

Kicking off Phoenix Theatre's 2017/2018 season with the unforgettable songs of ABBA, MAMMA MIA! follows Sophie and her journey to find the identity of her father, while her mother, Donna, comes face to face with three men from her romantic past. What Sophie hopes to be a joyful reunion before her wedding quickly turns hilariously complicated.

BWW Review: HIT THE WALL at WaterTower TheatreBWW Review: HIT THE WALL at WaterTower Theatre
August 8, 2017

Last Monday night, the Addison Theatre Center was abuzz, eagerly anticipating the directorial debut of WaterTower Theatre's new Artistic director, Joanie Schultz and the play HIT THE WALL that she carried with her from her previous Chicago home, the Steppenwolf Theatre Company. When the house opened, actors milled about the stage, an enthusiastic indie band jamming away behind them, casually greeting ticket buyers as they took their seats. And, although we weren't yet sure if we were there to witness humor or horror, we entered ready for a riot.

BWW Review: TIL DEATH DO US PART at The Murder Mystery Co. Of DallasBWW Review: TIL DEATH DO US PART at The Murder Mystery Co. Of Dallas
August 2, 2017

While Dallas is celebrated for its thriving theatre scene, a good, old-fashioned dinner theatre can be hard to find in our great state. So, in my effort to track down the next best thing, I came across the Murder Mystery Co. of Dallas. While the troupe's creators have plenty of room to grow in order to perfect their intended experience, they're certainly on the right track.

Photo Flash: BLOODY BLOODY ANDREW JACKSON at Casa MananaPhoto Flash: BLOODY BLOODY ANDREW JACKSON at Casa Manana
August 1, 2017

Check out rehearsal photos for CasaMaana'sApprentice Programproduction of BLOODY BLOODY ANDREW JACKSON, featuringCharlie H. Ray as 'Andrew Jackson', Brooke Verbois as 'Rachel' and Hayden Hart as 'Bandleader,' with Shelby Parker, Lauren Magee, Lauren Davidsen, Camryn Wright, Alejandro Saucedo, Ashton Miramontes, Brandon Shreve, Sydney Dotson, Daniel DiPinto, Tatem Lee, Brad Weatherford, Lance Jewett, Caleb A. Barnett, Katie Blanton, Sarah Youngblood, Grace Moore, Josie Dawn, Tristin Thomas and Hunter Hall rounding out the cast.

BroadwayWorld Dallas & Fort Worth Seeks InternBroadwayWorld Dallas & Fort Worth Seeks Intern
July 28, 2017

Apply today to join the Dallas and Fort Worth BroadwayWorld.com team as a Social Media Intern. Flexible hours and complimentary theatre tickets are on your upcoming agenda!

BWW Video: Catching Up With Deborah Cox of THE BODYGUARD at Dallas Summer MusicalsBWW Video: Catching Up With Deborah Cox of THE BODYGUARD at Dallas Summer Musicals
July 24, 2017

Catch up with Deborah Cox about her experience on tour with THE BODYGUARD, now playing at Dallas Summer Musicals' Music Hall at Fair Park.

BWW Review: THE BODYGUARD National Tour at Dallas Summer MusicalsBWW Review: THE BODYGUARD National Tour at Dallas Summer Musicals
July 22, 2017

Like a burst of light, Whitney Houston put herself on the movie screen map with her performance in the 1992 Warner Bros. blockbuster hit, THE BODYGUARD, leaving a long-lasting impression in our hearts and in the music industry. But, it appears that lightning won't be striking twice with this title, as the current stage attempt creates musical magic, but falls short of memorable.

BWW Vlog: PIPPIN at The Firehouse Theatre, Vlog #2BWW Vlog: PIPPIN at The Firehouse Theatre, Vlog #2
July 17, 2017

Will Carlton (Pippin) gives a sneak peak at the rehearsal process of The Firehouse Theatre's Big Summer Musical, PIPPIN. The Firehouse Theatre will offer two $13 Preview performances of PIPPIN on Wednesday July 19th, and Thursday July 20th. And a Special 'Charlemagne Champagne' Opening Night on Friday July 21st. Join us for the Magic. For tickets and more information, visit www.TheFirehouseTheatre.com.

BWW Review: LA CAGE AUX FOLLES at Uptown PlayersBWW Review: LA CAGE AUX FOLLES at Uptown Players
July 15, 2017

There's a fabulous party going on at the Kalita Humphreys Theatre hosted by Uptown Players and, as is often the case with this acting troupe, the festivities include drag queens, glitter, and a whole lot of laughter. Although not everyone on the guest list is a solid ten, the hosts have pulled out all the stops to guarantee a great evening. This serves as your invitation to come and join the denizens of LA CAGE AUX FOLLES!

BWW Review: FINDING NEVERLAND at Winspear Opera HouseBWW Review: FINDING NEVERLAND at Winspear Opera House
July 14, 2017

With enough glittering pixie dust and wonder for children of all ages, it doesn't take much magic for a musical to fly high. Any that's exactly the case in the touring production of FINDING NEVERLAND, which opened to a cheerful crowd last night at Dallas' Winspear Opera House for a two-week engagement.

BWW Feature: DFW Producers Collaborate for Joint BOY GETS GIRL PlayBWW Feature: DFW Producers Collaborate for Joint BOY GETS GIRL Play
July 13, 2017

Theatre is known for being a collaborative art form. Working with designers, directors, performers, house management, and all the myriads of roles often includes its challenges. But what happens when you take three unique companies and bring them together to work on a single production? Resolute Theatre Project, L.I.P. Service, and Proper Hijinx Productions are aiming to find out.

BWW VLOG: PIPPIN at The Firehouse TheatreBWW VLOG: PIPPIN at The Firehouse Theatre
July 11, 2017

Will Carlton (Pippin) gives a sneak peak at the rehearsal process of The Firehouse Theatre's Big Summer Musical, PIPPIN. The Firehouse Theatre will offer two $13 Preview performances of PIPPIN on Wednesday July 19th, and Thursday July 20th. And a Special 'Charlemange Champagne' Opening Night on Friday July 21st. Join us for the Magic. For tickets and more information, visit www.TheFirehouseTheatre.com

BWW Review: Douglas Carter Beane's New Musical HOOD at Dallas Theater CenterBWW Review: Douglas Carter Beane's New Musical HOOD at Dallas Theater Center
July 10, 2017

Not every new musical can be a HAMILTON, but that's exactly what makes the eclectic genre of American musical theatre thrive and bloom. However, there are a few necessary, key ingredients in creating musical theatre magic, including relatable principal characters and some heartfelt showtunes. And, although Dallas Theater Center's efforts to produce an edgy new musical based on the Robin Hood folklore don't ever get past the surface of the legendary story, there's still something irresistible about being in the room where a new work is being created.

Photo Flash: PIPPIN at The Firehouse TheatrePhoto Flash: PIPPIN at The Firehouse Theatre
July 8, 2017

The Firehouse Theatre (2016 BWW Award for Best Theatrical Venue under 500 Seats) in Farmers Branch, TX, unveils their big summer musical of Pippin, by Steven Schwartz and Roger O. Hirson. Pippin was originally directed for the Broadway stage in 1972 by Bob Fosse, and the 2013 Broadway revival earned 4 Tony awards including Best Musical Revival. The Firehouse Theatre will present their summer musical in a Big Top Circus presentation, similar to the style of the Broadway Revival production, including aerial performers, magic tricks, and death defying acts! PIPPIN runs July 19th through August 20th, with show times Wednesday-Saturday at 7:30pm and matinees on Saturday and Sunday at 2:30pm. Tickets and more information can be found at www.TheFirehouseTheatre.com or call 972-620-3747.

BWW Interview: Alysha Umphress of HOOD: THE ROBIN HOOD MUSICAL ADVENTURE at Dallas Theater CenterBWW Interview: Alysha Umphress of HOOD: THE ROBIN HOOD MUSICAL ADVENTURE at Dallas Theater Center
June 29, 2017

With the challenges of putting a brand new musical on its feet, finding a moment where actress Alysha Umphress could steal away from rehearsal for this interview was a challenge of its own. And when we did connect, it was not without technical difficulties on my end, and a coffee spilling fiasco on her end as she prepared for her long day of rehearsal. Through it all, Alysha, who has appeared on Broadway in AMERICAN IDIOT, ON A CLEAR DAY YOU CAN SEE FOREVER, PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT, BRING IT ON and ON THE TOWN (starring opposite DFW's Jay Armstrong Johnson), was upbeat, down-to-earth, excited to talk about her new big gig, and just as happy to humor me with stories from her early career.

Casting Announced for THE TOXIC AVENGER at 5TH WALL THEATRECasting Announced for THE TOXIC AVENGER at 5TH WALL THEATRE
June 23, 2017

Carol Piersol and 5th Wall Theatre are proud to announce their production of The Toxic Avenger (book and lyrics written by Joe DiPietro, music and lyrics written by David Bryan), a raucous rock musical based on the 1984 cult classic film of the same name. Keith Fitzgerald helms as director with a cast of talented Richmond performers: Alexander Sapp, Debra Wagoner, Rachel Rose Gilmour, William Anderson, and Chris Hester, with music direction by Starlet Knight and choreography by Emily Dandridge.

BWW Review: MATILDA at Bass Performance HallBWW Review: MATILDA at Bass Performance Hall
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 revamped to create an easier listening experience, resulting in a perfect evening of theatre for "miracles" of all ages.

BWW Review: EVITA at Theatre FriscoBWW Review: EVITA at Theatre Frisco
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 the tales they are retelling. His demanding productions also require strong performers and creative visionaries to effectively communicate his material to the audience. Unfortunately, the black-box style EVITA offered at Frisco Theatre struggles to overcome the show's challenges, despite an earnest community theatre effort.

Joey Folsom Brings Lenny Bruce Back to Dallas, Chicago, Los Angeles and New York with Upstart Productions' Latest UndertakingJoey Folsom Brings Lenny Bruce Back to Dallas, Chicago, Los Angeles and New York with Upstart Productions' Latest Undertaking
June 15, 2017

Joey Folsom Brings Lenny Bruce Back to Dallas, Chicago, Los Angeles and New York with Upstart Productions' Latest Undertaking



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