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Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld Dallas Awards; Just Two Weeks Left! Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld Dallas Awards; Just Two Weeks Left!
by BWW News Desk on December 15, 2017 in Dallas

The 2017 awards honor productions which opened between October 1, 2016 and September 30, 2017. Nominations were completely reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended October 31, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. (more...)
Keith Cerny Announces Departure from The Dallas Opera Keith Cerny Announces Departure from The Dallas Opera
by BWW News Desk on December 15, 2017 in Dallas

After seven-and-a-half years with The Dallas Opera, Keith Cerny, The Kern Wildenthal General Director and CEO, has tendered his resignation. He has been appointed General Director and CEO of Calgary Opera, where he will assume his duties in January. (more...)
Danielle Georgiou Dance Group presents THINGS MISSING/MISSED Danielle Georgiou Dance Group presents THINGS MISSING/MISSED
by BWW News Desk on December 15, 2017 in Dallas

In a unique partnership with Dallas-based dance theatre company the Danielle Georgiou Dance Group, the Dallas Public Library will present the local premiere of Things Missing/Missed, a devised, movement theatre work by playwrights Philip Hays, Melissa Flower, and Justin Locklear. Directed by Locklear, the ensemble cast, including Danielle Georgiou and Gloria Benavides, will use physical theatre techniques, puppetry, and contemporary dance to bring to life the story of a young couple on the brink of disaster and a hermit, who may or may not, be stealing their property. (more...)
Photo Flash: Brad Leland Leads A CHRISTMAS CAROL at Dallas Theater Center Photo Flash: Brad Leland Leads A CHRISTMAS CAROL at Dallas Theater Center
by BWW News Desk on December 14, 2017 in Dallas

2017 Regional Theatre Tony Award Recipient Dallas Theater Center will present the annual hit production of the holiday classic A Christmas Carol at the Dee and Charles Wyly Theatre. (more...)
Off-Broadway's Kate Hamill to Lead CYRANO at Amphibian Stage Off-Broadway's Kate Hamill to Lead CYRANO at Amphibian Stage
by BWW News Desk on December 14, 2017 in Dallas

Amphibian Stage Productions, the contemporary theater cultural explorers call home, announced the cast for the world premiere of Cyrano, the first play in Amphibian's bold five-production 2018 season. (more...)
Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 12/15 - BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, ANNIE, and More! Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 12/15 - BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, ANNIE, and More!
by BWW Special on December 15, 2017 in Dallas

BroadwayWorld presents a comprehensive weekly roundup of regional stories around our Broadway World, which include videos, editor spotlights, regional reviews and more. This week, we feature BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, ANNIE, and More! (more...)
Eisemann Center's Family Series Presents PETE THE CAT Eisemann Center's Family Series Presents PETE THE CAT
by BWW News Desk on December 14, 2017 in Dallas

Eisemann Center Presents the Theatreworks USA production of PETE THE CAT, on Sunday, January 21, 2018 at 2:30 pm in the Hill Performance Hall. PETE THE CAT, a new musical, is based on the series of books by Kimberly and James Dean. (more...)
THE VERY HUNGRY CATERPILLAR SHOW Chews Its Way to Dallas THE VERY HUNGRY CATERPILLAR SHOW Chews Its Way to Dallas
by BWW News Desk on December 13, 2017 in Dallas

THE VERY HUNGRY CATERPILLAR SHOW, created by Jonathan Rockefeller and produced in association with Rockefeller Productions based on four Eric Carle books, will run January 19 - February 25, 2018 at Dallas Children's Theater. (more...)
WaterTower Theatre Announces Details For The Remainder Of The 2017-2018 Main Stage Season WaterTower Theatre Announces Details For The Remainder Of The 2017-2018 Main Stage Season
by BWW News Desk on December 12, 2017 in Dallas

WaterTower Theatre Artistic Director, Joanie Schultz, today announced casting and creative team details for the remainder of the 2017-2018 Main Stage Season, which includes the Regional Premiere of Elliot, A Soldier's Fugue by Quiara Alegr a Hudes, Bread, a World Premiere by Regina Taylor, The Last Five Years by Jason Robert Brown, and the Regional Premiere of Hand to God by Robert Askins. The directors for the remainder of the Season include David Lozano, Leah C. Gardiner, Kelsey Leigh Ervi, and Joanie Schultz. (more...)
Photo Flash: SISTER'S CHRISTMAS CATECHISM Brings Gift of Laughter to McDavid Studio Photo Flash: SISTER'S CHRISTMAS CATECHISM Brings Gift of Laughter to McDavid Studio
by BWW News Desk on December 13, 2017 in Dallas

Performing Arts Fort Worth proudly presents the hilarious holiday show SISTER'S CHRISTMAS CATECHISM: THE MYSTERY OF THE MAGI'S GOLD at McDavid Studio, 301 E. 5th St., December 13-17, 2017. Tickets are $30-$40 and are on sale NOW! (more...)
Cirque du Soleil's VAREKAI to Fall from the Sky for the Last Time in Dallas Cirque du Soleil's VAREKAI to Fall from the Sky for the Last Time in Dallas
by BWW News Desk on December 13, 2017 in Dallas

After 15 years performing around the world and thrilling more than 11 million people, Varekai will take its final bow this December in the Dallas region. (more...)
Audition Dates Announced for Boston Ballet School's Summer Dance Program Audition Dates Announced for Boston Ballet School's Summer Dance Program
by BWW News Desk on December 12, 2017 in Dallas

Boston Ballet School's Summer Dance Program (SDP) is a five-week intensive summer residential dance program for Pre-Professional level students from all around the world and gives young dancers the opportunity to work with Boston Ballet School's internationally-renowned faculty. (more...)
BWW Review: FADE at Dallas Theater Center BWW Review: FADE at Dallas Theater Center
by Samuel Weber on December 11, 2017 in Dallas

Saracho's story is almost cheekily influenced by her own time as a television writer, though instead of being the Rom-Com one might expect from the aforementioned scenario, she uses the setting to cleverly approach the concepts of Latinx identity, class, and (in a silver-screen-reminiscent twist) appropriation in a way that is more personal than cultural. (more...)
Pocket Sandwich Theatre presents THE FINAL ADVENTURES OF HERCULES Pocket Sandwich Theatre presents THE FINAL ADVENTURES OF HERCULES
by BWW News Desk on December 11, 2017 in Dallas

Opening on December 30 at Pocket Sandwich Theatre is the another one of their infamous, popcorn-tossing melodramas, The Final Adventures of Hercules, written by Chris Irby and Sean Freeman and directed by Staci Cook. (more...)
Dallas Summer Musicals Dedicates 'WHITE CHRISTMAS' Shows to Ruth Altshuler Dallas Summer Musicals Dedicates 'WHITE CHRISTMAS' Shows to Ruth Altshuler
by BWW News Desk on December 11, 2017 in Dallas

Dallas Summer Musicals, Inc. (DSM) dedicated its two December 10, 2017 performances of Irving Berlin's White Christmas to Ruth Altshuler. A long-time friend and supporter of Dallas Summer Musicals and recent Presenting Sponsor of DSM's November 4, 2017 Gala, Ruth Altshuler's steadfast passion and generosity was an integral part of DSM's success over the past seven decades. (more...)
Final Casting Announced For AT&T Performing Arts Center Elevator Project Show Final Casting Announced For AT&T Performing Arts Center Elevator Project Show
by BWW News Desk on December 11, 2017 in Dallas

Casting is now complete for the upcoming production of ELEMENTAL: Nature's Rhapsody. Alex Peters takes on the role of a young man struggling with the harsh realities of literary rejection while coping with the loss of his father. Currently in his first year of training in Musical Theatre at the Guildford School of Acting in the United Kingdom, Alex will return to North Texas next spring to play 'The Poet' in Adam Adolfo's ELEMENTAL: Nature's Rhapsody which is debuting in April at the AT&T Performing Arts Center as part of the Elevator Project series. After previously working with Adolfo on Theatre Arlington's Legally Blonde: The Musical, Peters interned in the Music Department on Dallas Theater Center's production of HAIR. (more...)
Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions Sunday, Dec. 10 Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions Sunday, Dec. 10
by Audition Roundup on December 10, 2017 in Dallas

Updated this week! Check out upcoming Non-Equity Auditions from Sunday, December 10, 2017 for productions in your area and around the country. (more...)
BWW Interview: Laura Michelle Kelly of THE KING & I  at Winspear Opera House BWW Interview: Laura Michelle Kelly of THE KING & I at Winspear Opera House
by Sarah Comley Caldwell on December 11, 2017 in Dallas

Laura Michelle Kelly's impressive body of creative work ranges the West End, Broadway, television, and film. She won an Olivier award for her performance as Mary Poppins and most recently starred on Broadway in the new musical Finding Neverland. Her latest musical theatre project is portraying Anna Leonowens in the Lincoln Center touring production of The King and I which will play the Winspear Opera House in Dallas, Texas during the 2017 holiday season. (more...)
BWW Review: Steal Away to See THE GRINCH at Winspear Opera House BWW Review: Steal Away to See THE GRINCH at Winspear Opera House
by Amanda England on December 09, 2017 in Dallas

Highlights from the show include magical jokes, a versatile set and props that all appear to be straight out of Seuss' book, and awesome moments of audience participation. The musical is fast-paced, with a relatively short running time and no intermission. A definite must-see for families with young children. The constant action and humor will keep even the more hesitant young theatergoers engaged. (more...)
Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld Dallas Awards - Round 2! AN AMERICAN IN PARIS Leads Best Tour! Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld Dallas Awards - Round 2! AN AMERICAN IN PARIS Leads Best Tour!
by BWW News Desk on December 08, 2017 in Dallas

The 2017 awards honor productions which opened between October 1, 2016 and September 30, 2017. Nominations were completely reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended October 31, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. (more...)
BWW Review: The Great Distance Home at WaterTower Theatre BWW Review: The Great Distance Home at WaterTower Theatre
by Samantha Shepherd on December 07, 2017 in Dallas

THE GREAT DISTANCE HOME is quite possibly the greatest theatre experience I have ever had. Kelsey Leigh Ervi, her cast and creative team left me completely speechless and in awe with this new devised work. The piece came out of the question, 'What does it mean to go home?'. In a previous interview with The Dallas Observer, it was stated that the piece was not to be done until it opened on the first of December, but you would not believe that from the final product. (more...)
Texas Ballet Theater to Present Holiday Classic THE NUTCRACKER, Featuring Dancers from Queensland Ballet Texas Ballet Theater to Present Holiday Classic THE NUTCRACKER, Featuring Dancers from Queensland Ballet
by BWW News Desk on December 08, 2017 in Dallas

Texas Ballet Theater (TBT) presents the annual holiday classic, The Nutcracker, featuring a twist this year, a dancer swap with the Queensland Ballet in Australia. (more...)
Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 12/8 - Les Mis, Newsies, School of Rock, and More! Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 12/8 - Les Mis, Newsies, School of Rock, and More!
by BWW Special on December 08, 2017 in Dallas

BroadwayWorld presents a comprehensive weekly roundup of regional stories around our Broadway World, which include videos, editor spotlights, regional reviews and more. This week, we feature ... (more...)
Dallas Theatre Critic to Direct EVITA in Denton Dallas Theatre Critic to Direct EVITA in Denton
by BWW News Desk on December 07, 2017 in Dallas

Kyle Christopher West is best known to Dallas and Fort Worth as an editor for BroadwayWorld.com, but his theatre critic qualifications are based off nearly two decades experience as a director and choreographer (although his resume lists awards for both costume and scenic design as well). His work has been seen from New York to Boston and Arizona with recent direction and choreography credits including FIDDLER ON THE ROOF for Scottsdale Desert Stages Theatre, HAIRSPRAY for Mesa Encore Theatre, CABARET at Arizona State University, and SMOKEY JOES CAFE at Riverside Theatreworks, among others. He is a multiple award recipient, with several honors including the AriZoni Awards, MET Awards, Annie Awards and more. Additionally, before joining the BroadwayWorld team, Mr. West worked for various Broadway marketing departments in NYC, working on everything from the Christina Applegate revival of SWEET CHARITY to New York staple, FORBIDDEN BROADWAY. He has also sat on the Board of Directors for both a ballet company and non-profit theatre group. (more...)
STAND-UP TRAGEDY Opens at Latino Cultural Center 12/7- 16 STAND-UP TRAGEDY Opens at Latino Cultural Center 12/7- 16
by BWW News Desk on December 07, 2017 in Dallas

The Oak Cliff Cultural Center and the Latino Cultural Center, in collaboration with local theater artists Stephanie Cleghorn Jasso and Ruben Carrazana, proudly present Stand-Up Tragedy, a play by Bill Cain. (more...)