Dallas Theater Reviews
 


BWW Review: FRANKENSTEIN at Dallas Theater Center BWW Review: FRANKENSTEIN at Dallas Theater Center
by Samuel Weber - February 14, 2018

It may not be Halloween anymore, but there are still monsters in Uptown. Nick Dear's Frankenstein, presented by Dallas Theater Center in association with the Theatre Division of the Meadows School of the Arts at Southern Methodist University, revisits the classic story with a gritty, humanistic twi... (more...)
BWW Review: A CHORUS LINE at Uptown Players BWW Review: A CHORUS LINE at Uptown Players
by Kyle Christopher West - February 04, 2018

Before American Idol and So You Think You Can Dance opened a window into entertainment industry auditions, it was Broadway's A CHORUS LINE that was inviting audiences behind the curtain for a raw glimpse into the life of aspiring performers. And, just as the original 1975 New York production took th... (more...)
BWW Review: THE COLOR PURPLE National Tour Presented by Dallas Summer Musicals BWW Review: THE COLOR PURPLE National Tour Presented by Dallas Summer Musicals
by Kyle Christopher West - January 26, 2018

When THE COLOR PURPLE opened on Broadway in 2005 it was well received, thanks in large part to the support of producing partner Oprah Winfrey, whose performance in the film twenty years earlier earned her an Academy Award nomination. The show left New York on a high note in 2008 and continued to tou... (more...)
BWW Review: GLENGARRY GLEN ROSS at Bath House Cultural Center BWW Review: GLENGARRY GLEN ROSS at Bath House Cultural Center
by Samantha Shepherd - January 25, 2018

I was lucky enough to experience IMPRINT Theatreworks inaugural production of David Mamet's Glengarry Glen Ross at Bath House Cultural Center in Dallas, TX. What a thrill! As soon as I walked into the door, I was surrounded by the feeling of love and encouragement for this cast, crew and artistic te... (more...)
BWW Review: THE VERY HUNGRY CATERPILLAR SHOW at Dallas Children's Theater BWW Review: THE VERY HUNGRY CATERPILLAR SHOW at Dallas Children's Theater
by Lorens Portalatin - January 24, 2018

Dallas audiences are among the first to experience the world of 75 larger-than-life puppets in the critically acclaimed production of THE VERY HUNGRY CATERPILLAR SHOW. Within 55 minutes you'll explore the beautiful worlds of author Eric Carle's books The Artist Who Painted A Blue Horse, Mister Seaho... (more...)
BWW Review: DADDY LONG LEGS at Lyric Stage BWW Review: DADDY LONG LEGS at Lyric Stage
by Kyle Christopher West - January 24, 2018

For only four performances last weekend, the two-person musical DADDY LONG LEGS crawled in and out of the Majestic Theatre as Lyric Stage's third production of the 2017-2018 season. And although the production wasn't much larger than a postage stamp, it was a theatrical love letter full of charm.... (more...)
BWW Review: SOMETHING ROTTEN! at Bass Performance Hall BWW Review: SOMETHING ROTTEN! at Bass Performance Hall
by Christina Hoth - January 19, 2018

It's Hard to be the Bard. In fact, it is extremely hard to write anything original today. Hollywood keeps revamping the classics, Television keeps remaking the greats, and Broadway keeps reviving the hits. So when Something Rotten! arrived on Broadway in 2015, bypassing its initial proposed preview ... (more...)
BWW Review: I LOVE YOU, YOU'RE PERFECT, NOW CHANGE at Theatre 3 BWW Review: I LOVE YOU, YOU'RE PERFECT, NOW CHANGE at Theatre 3
by Samuel Weber - January 16, 2018

After 18 years, a Dallas theatre staple is coming to an end of its time. For nearly 2 decades, Theatre 3 has presented Joe Dipietro and Jimmy Roberts' musical revue I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change in what had become a Dallas tradition. Though I am personally not a fan of the book of the sho... (more...)
BWW Review: ORAL FIXATION's Storytelling Hits Close to Home BWW Review: ORAL FIXATION's Storytelling Hits Close to Home
by Amanda England - December 23, 2017

ORAL FIXATION - An Obsession with True Life Tales - is a night of storytelling that takes tales from real people in the community and brings them together under one roof. Each performance is based on a different theme, and the storytellers receive direction from Nicole Stewart. On Tuesday, December ... (more...)
BWW Review: CIRQUE DU SOLEIL's VAREKAI in Texas BWW Review: CIRQUE DU SOLEIL's VAREKAI in Texas
by Samuel Weber - December 18, 2017

Cirque Du Soleil closes one of its longest running tours, Varekai, this month right here in north Texas. I was able to catch the show in Fort Worth last week, and as my first Cirque show, it did not disappoint.... (more...)
BWW Review: FADE at Dallas Theater Center BWW Review: FADE at Dallas Theater Center
by Samuel Weber - December 11, 2017

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) ap... (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 - December 09, 2017

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... (more...)
BWW Review: The Great Distance Home at WaterTower Theatre BWW Review: The Great Distance Home at WaterTower Theatre
by Samantha Shepherd - December 07, 2017

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 w... (more...)
BWW Review: Uptown Players' GEORGIA MCBRIDE Delivers Delightful Drag BWW Review: Uptown Players' GEORGIA MCBRIDE Delivers Delightful Drag
by Amanda England - December 04, 2017

Uptown Players' GEORGIA MCBRIDE balances more drama than 'Heartbreak Hotel' with a slew of drag performances that slay.... (more...)
BWW Review: A CHRISTMAS CAROL at Dallas Theater Center BWW Review: A CHRISTMAS CAROL at Dallas Theater Center
by Samuel Weber - December 02, 2017

The holidays in Dallas would not be complete without the gorgeously wrapped trees of Mockingbird, Mariah Carey, and a production of A Christmas Carol. For at least ten years now, Dallas Theatre Center has brought the wintry story to life right in the heart of balmy Texas. Though the adaptation isn... (more...)
BWW Review: Theatre TCU's FIDDLER ON THE ROOF Showcases Wealth of Student Talent BWW Review: Theatre TCU's FIDDLER ON THE ROOF Showcases Wealth of Student Talent
by Audrey Morabito - November 30, 2017

For the Fall 2017 semester, Theatre TCU produced a studio season made up of three successful productions. These included Tom Kellogg in B Flat, an original play written by Theatre TCU faculty Member T.J. Walsh, Sylvia by A.R. Gurney, and finally, the renowned classic Fiddler On the Roof (Book by Jos... (more...)
BWW Review: A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS at Dallas Children's Theater BWW Review: A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS at Dallas Children's Theater
by Jared West - November 19, 2017

As the Christmas holiday approaches, people turn to family, friends and traditions. One tradition that continues to connect generations is A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS, and you can now see it come to life onstage at Dallas Children's Theater.... (more...)
BWW Review: God Help The Hunchback BWW Review: God Help The Hunchback
by Kyle Christopher West - November 18, 2017

When your job is to share your honest feedback on local productions, the only thing more disappointing than delivering a negative review is having a poor audience experience. So, it is with regret that I share that THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME, Lyric Stage's first production of the 2018-2019 season, ... (more...)
BWW Review: JOHN Bewitches Audiences at Undermain Theatre BWW Review: JOHN Bewitches Audiences at Undermain Theatre
by Amanda England - November 17, 2017

If you are interested in a show that is intelligent, haunting, and deeply human, don't miss this spectacular production of Annie Baker's JOHN at Undermain Theatre. Tickets are available at http://www.undermain.org/. Show runs through December 3rd, with tickets for remaining performances starting at ... (more...)
BWW Review: Irving Berlin's White Christmas National Tour BWW Review: Irving Berlin's White Christmas National Tour
by Kyle Christopher West - November 15, 2017

If you're dreaming of a White Christmas this holiday season, look no further than the stages of Texas. Now in its 17th year of spreading festive fun, IRVING BERLIN'S WHITE CHRISTMAS is the tap-tastic wintery classic that perfectly marries the famous 1954 film with all of your old-fashioned Broadway ... (more...)
BWW Review: EVITA at Casa Mañana BWW Review: EVITA at Casa Mañana
by Kyle Christopher West - November 07, 2017

With a catalog full of hits like JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR, JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT and CATS, Andrew Lloyd Webber's famous musicals seem to polarize musical theatre fans into those who either love him or those who feel like he is a no-substance sellout. And, although I occasionally... (more...)
BWW Review: SISTER ACT at MAINSTAGE IRVING - LAS COLINAS BWW Review: SISTER ACT at MAINSTAGE IRVING - LAS COLINAS
by Amanda England - November 06, 2017

If you are in search of a musical that will speak to your soul, grab your family and friends (don't forget your sisters) and head to SISTER ACT at Mainstage Irving - Las Colinas!... (more...)
BWW Review: SEX TIPS Audiences Raise the Roof at McDavid Studio in Ft. Worth BWW Review: SEX TIPS Audiences Raise the Roof at McDavid Studio in Ft. Worth
by Amanda England - November 04, 2017

Looking for a fun adventure this weekend in Fort Worth? You have three more opportunities to see SEX TIPS FOR STRAIGHT WOMEN FROM A GAY MAN! Whether you are seeking a memorable date night or want to hit the town with friends, put down the Cards Against Humanity and go see this show instead!... (more...)
BWW Review: THE SECRET GARDEN at Brick Road Theatre BWW Review: THE SECRET GARDEN at Brick Road Theatre
by Samuel Weber - October 23, 2017

Oh Secret Garden, a show that is both close to my heart and vastly under produced but sort of for a reason. Despite having several strong voices and bold design choices, Brick Road's version is not quite one of these.... (more...)
BWW Review: Janelle Lutz is approved in APPLICATION PENDING BWW Review: Janelle Lutz is approved in APPLICATION PENDING
by Jared West - October 22, 2017

Everyone can agree on the importance of proper education. But, what if you don't get into the right school? And, do you have to attend a private school to make it into an Ivy League school? There can be a lot of stress and strain around the application process. In Circle Theatre's latest production,... (more...)