Zac Thriffiley

Zac Thriffiley Zac Thriffiley is currently a PhD student in English in Dallas. Over the years, Zac has been heavily involved in the arts communities of wherever he has lived. He has performed in and directed theatrical productions through southeastern Louisiana, including in Baton Rouge and New Orleans. While working on his MA in Chicago, Zac covered the arts and culture scene for his university’s graduate student newspaper and served as a judge for Stage Left Theatre’s new playwright residency. Whenever he isn’t catching a show or singing along to showtunes, Zac is exploring the city’s various bookstores and restaurants - usually with his two dogs in tow.



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BWW Review: CHICAGO IN CONCERT Sizzles with Sin at Dallas Symphony OrchestraBWW Review: CHICAGO IN CONCERT Sizzles with Sin at Dallas Symphony Orchestra
Posted: Oct. 5, 2019


BWW Review: Swipe Right on a Flirty and Fun FIRST DATE at Stage West TheatreBWW Review: Swipe Right on a Flirty and Fun FIRST DATE at Stage West Theatre
Posted: Sep. 22, 2019


LAST 365 DAYS

BWW Review: CHICAGO IN CONCERT Sizzles with Sin at Dallas Symphony OrchestraBWW Review: CHICAGO IN CONCERT Sizzles with Sin at Dallas Symphony Orchestra
Posted: Oct. 5, 2019


BWW Review: DISASTER! Delights in Destruction at Uptown PlayersBWW Review: DISASTER! Delights in Destruction at Uptown Players
Posted: Mar. 23, 2019


BWW Review: OUR TOWN Astounds at Circle TheatreBWW Review: OUR TOWN Astounds at Circle Theatre
Posted: Feb. 6, 2019


BWW Review: TWELFTH NIGHT Conjures a Comedic Oasis at Dallas Theater CenterBWW Review: TWELFTH NIGHT Conjures a Comedic Oasis at Dallas Theater Center
Posted: Apr. 4, 2019


BWW Review: The National Tour of CRUEL INTENTIONS Seduces and Thrills at the Wyly TheatreBWW Review: The National Tour of CRUEL INTENTIONS Seduces and Thrills at the Wyly Theatre
Posted: May. 23, 2019


BWW Review: LES MISERABLES Gives a Triumphant Rallying Cry at Bass Performance HallBWW Review: LES MISERABLES Gives a Triumphant Rallying Cry at Bass Performance Hall
Posted: Jun. 26, 2019


BWW Review: CHICAGO IN CONCERT Sizzles with Sin at Dallas Symphony Orchestra
October 5, 2019

The Dallas Symphony Orchestra's CHICAGO IN CONCERT is a thrilling reimagination of a familiar favorite, one that excites with its inventiveness while remaining faithful to the story and sounds audiences have come to hold near and dear to their hearts.

BWW Review: Swipe Right on a Flirty and Fun FIRST DATE at Stage West Theatre
September 22, 2019

FIRST DATE, the romantic comedy musical closing out Stage West Theatre's 40th season, is sweet, charming, tender, uproariously funny, and a celebration of all the worthwhile risks we take in the search for love.

BWW Review: CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY Concocts a Bittersweet Confection at AT&T Performing Arts Center
August 25, 2019

While Wonka's chocolates and candies can still be found in stores across the globe, the latest iteration of his now-classic story of succession tastes stale and a?' at times a?' lacks any taste at all.

BWW Review: A 3D ADVENTURE Screens a Madcap, if Uneven, Blockbuster at Circle Theatre
August 24, 2019

Matt Lyle's A 3D ADVENTURE more than lives up to its title, providing audiences with a madcap rush of scenes filled with action and laughter. But much like a hastily edited fight sequence, the story often feels clunky and uneven, privileging easy gimmicks over dramatic development.

BWW Review: THE CAKE Bakes Up a Deliciously Thoughtful Delight at Uptown Players
August 16, 2019

With a plot seemingly ripped from the headlines, Uptown Players' production of THE CAKE tells a delightful, surprisingly nuanced story of the ever-present conflict between idealism and reality, rock-steady faith and troubling doubt.

BWW Review: FIDDLER ON THE ROOF Successfully Continues the 'Tradition' at Music Hall At Fair Park
August 8, 2019

This current production makes a compelling argument for the freshness and timelessness of FIDDLER and its message. The performers fill every scene and musical number with a renewed sense of urgency, determined to show that the forces that worked upon Tevye's family and his tight-knit community are still very hard at work all these decades later.

BWW Review: LES MISERABLES Gives a Triumphant Rallying Cry at Bass Performance Hall
June 26, 2019

LES MISERABLES is here once more for Dallas-Fort Worth in a triumphant new touring production that is every bit as breathtakingly excitingly and heartbreakingly relevant as when the show first premiered over thirty years ago.

BWW Review: THE VIEW UPSTAIRS Provides a Moving Glimpse into the Past at Uptown Players
June 24, 2019

Under the thoughtful direction of Cheryl Denson, the cast and creative team of THE VIEW UPSTAIRS approaches the story of the Upstairs Lounge Fire with an incredible amount of compassion and authenticity that comes to audiences at a critical moment.

BWW Review: BEAUTIFUL: THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL Will Move the Earth Under Your Feet at AT&T Performing Arts Center
June 19, 2019

As BEAUTIFUL returns to Dallas, it is immediately clear that the musical has lost none of its freshness, remaining just as much of a rousing hit as it was when it first toured in the area several years ago.

BWW Review: UNVEILED Reveals a Powerful Array of Stories at WaterTower Theatre
June 18, 2019

Thankfully, the voices of female Muslims have gained prominence over the years, especially in the fields of art and theatre. Several of those voices have come to Dallas in the form of Rohina Malik's one-woman play, UNVEILED.

BWW Review: SWEENEY TODD Serves Up an Exhilarating Feast at Circle Theatre
June 9, 2019

An ideal mixture of terrifying risk and breathtaking entertainment finds its exhilarating apotheosis in Circle Theatre's production of SWEENEY TODD, running now through July 13.

BWW Review: SUMMER AND SMOKE Sizzles at The Classics Theatre Project
June 4, 2019

Under the keen direction of Emily Scott Banks, this newest offering from TCTP endows the play with an air of intimacy that is both thrilling and heartbreaking.

BWW Review: The National Tour of CRUEL INTENTIONS Seduces and Thrills at the Wyly Theatre
May 23, 2019

With its electrifying mix of sexual intrigue, tongue-in-cheek humor, and a song list better than that of any senior prom's, CRUEL INTENTIONS gleefully throws audiences back into the chaos of high school while reminding them just how far we've come from the age of Nokia cellphones and AOL.

BWW Review: REMEMBER RUDY Strives for Significance at Ochre House Theater
May 1, 2019

A delight in watching celebrities behave badly drives most of the audience's interest in the new musical REMEMBER RUDY, directed by Carla Parker and running at the Ochre House Theater through May 11.

BWW Interview: Cheryl Allison, Denise Lee, Wendy Welch of SHATTER THE SILENCE at the USA Film Festival
April 18, 2019

Cheryl Allison's powerful documentary, SHATTER THE SILENCE, will make its world premiere Sunday, April 28, at the USA Film Festival at the Angelika Film Center. I sat down with Allison to discuss what this process has been like for her, why she made the film the way she did, and what she hopes the film accomplishes in Dallas and across the country more broadly.

BWW Review: TWELFTH NIGHT Conjures a Comedic Oasis at Dallas Theater Center
April 4, 2019

Dallas Theater Center's take on the Bard's beloved comedy pulls audiences into a raucous party that is every bit as moving as it is uproariously funny.

BWW Review: DISASTER! Delights in Destruction at Uptown Players
March 23, 2019

The electrically energetic cast of Uptown Players' DISASTER has fun with tropes from 70's disaster movies, reveling in the ridiculous and happily taking the audience aboard for the ride.

BWW Review: FOOL FOR LOVE Intoxicates at The Classics Theatre Project
March 16, 2019

Van Quattro skillfully directs a powerhouse ensemble in the tight confines of the Margo Jones Theatre, moving actors in natural yet dynamic ways that create Sam Shepard's signature sense of suspense and claustrophobia.

BWW Review: THE WOLVES Scores at Dallas Theater Center
March 15, 2019

Like a winning goal made in the final seconds of the World Cup, Dallas Theater Center has delivered an explosively exciting production of THE WOLVES, one of the most explosively exciting American plays of the last several years.

BWW Review: RAGTIME Plays a Pleasing Tune at Music Theatre Of Denton
February 25, 2019

Listening to ragtime means embracing music with patience and consideration, allowing the melodies to overwhelm you with the emotion of their story. To get a sense of this experience, one only has to see Music Theatre of Denton's production of RAGTIME.



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