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BWW Review: DOGFIGHT at Onstage In Bedford BWW Review: DOGFIGHT at Onstage In Bedford
by Jared West - June 23, 2018

Teenagers can be mean to one another. Add to that the stress and fear of war, as well as the traditions of their fathers, and it can turn downright cruel. Yet, cruelty doesn't have to be the end result: it can lead to teachable moments, understanding and love. That's the foundation for the plot of D... (more...)
BWW Review: BRIGHT STAR at Winspear Opera House BWW Review: BRIGHT STAR at Winspear Opera House
by Kyle Christopher West - June 14, 2018

Scrolling through the nearly 900 musical theatre albums in my iTunes library, it's easy to confirm that Broadway seldom features banjo-led scores, although rare exceptions on and off-Broadway might include MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET, ALWAYS PATSY CLINE, THE SPITFIRE GRILL and THE ROBBER BRIDEGROOM. And... (more...)
BWW Review: THE LAST FIVE YEARS at WaterTower Theatre BWW Review: THE LAST FIVE YEARS at WaterTower Theatre
by Kyle Christopher West - June 14, 2018

Composer and prodigy Jason Robert Brown made his mark in the theatre world with his debut song cycle, SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD, which played Off-Broadway in 1995 and continues to be produced by/for theatre enthusiasts. And, although he's since had a handful of celebrated, yet unsuccessful Broadway atte... (more...)
BWW Review: GUYS AND DOLLS at Lyric Stage BWW Review: GUYS AND DOLLS at Lyric Stage
by Samuel Weber - June 11, 2018

Lyric Stage closes their 25th season with an ambitious Guys and Dolls that shows off some incredible voices, but misses timely opportunities.... (more...)
BWW Review: MAMMA MIA at Casa Manana BWW Review: MAMMA MIA at Casa Manana
by Kyle Christopher West - June 09, 2018

If it's Friday night, the lights are low, and you're looking out for a place to go, catching a musical at Casa Manana is generally a pretty solid option. In all honesty, there are few US theatre companies who can compete with their ability to bring Broadway-caliber entertainment to a regional stage.... (more...)
BWW Review: Let GYPSY Entertain You at The Firehouse Theatre BWW Review: Let GYPSY Entertain You at The Firehouse Theatre
by Amanda England - June 07, 2018

At nearly 60 years old, GYPSY still has a story to tell - and the story being told at Firehouse Theatre now through Sunday, June 17th should not be missed! From lead players to ensemble, this bold musical fills every inch of the theatre with big talent, beautiful costumes, and impressive choreograph... (more...)
BWW Review: THE TRIALS OF SAM HOUSTON at Dallas Theater Center BWW Review: THE TRIALS OF SAM HOUSTON at Dallas Theater Center
by Samuel Weber - May 21, 2018

Aaron Loeb's new play The Trials of Sam Houston directed by Kevin Moriarty seeks to rediscover the narrative of one of this period's most notorious figures.... (more...)
BWW Review: THE FULL MONTY at Mainstage Irving Las Colinas BWW Review: THE FULL MONTY at Mainstage Irving Las Colinas
by Christina Hoth - May 14, 2018

Unemployment is on the minds of many worldwide, and while rates continue to fluctuate many people are turning to alternative methods to pay the bills. Making light of this contemporary struggle, The Full Monty explores the tale of six unemployed Buffalo steelworkers who have exhausted their cash res... (more...)
BWW Review: MURDER BALLAD at Imprint Theatreworks BWW Review: MURDER BALLAD at Imprint Theatreworks
by Kyle Christopher West - May 06, 2018

Marking the musical debut of Dallas' hottest new theatre company, Imprint Theatreworks' MURDER BALLAD opened last weekend in an intimate, in-your-face presentation. It's an edgy, racy immersive rock show, and whether or not the style matches your taste, the impressive cast is not to be missed.... (more...)
MTD's MEMPHIS has powerful message, but lacks heart MTD's MEMPHIS has powerful message, but lacks heart
by Jared West - May 06, 2018

Love is love. That is the overarching message to the storyline of MEMPHIS. Love who you love: male, female, black or white. In the case of this particular show, the historically societal boundary being crossed is one of race. However, the words and songs in the script could apply to many current-day... (more...)
BWW Review: LITTLE WOMEN at The Firehouse Theatre Inspires Dallas BWW Review: LITTLE WOMEN at The Firehouse Theatre Inspires Dallas
by Jo-Jo Steine - April 30, 2018

LITTLE WOMEN at The Firehouse Theatre in Farmers Branch is a nuanced and timely production. Watch the actresses shine under the guidance of a female directing team!... (more...)
BWW Review: LES MISERABLES at Music Hall At Fair Park BWW Review: LES MISERABLES at Music Hall At Fair Park
by Kyle Christopher West - April 29, 2018

Nearly two hundred years ago, a small, two-day revolution in Paris (The June Rebellion of 1832) brought together crowds of students and working-class French citizens who could no longer stay silent and were prepared to fight to the deaths over working wages and conditions. And, whether you're famili... (more...)
BWW Review: World Premiere of BREAD at WaterTower Theatre BWW Review: World Premiere of BREAD at WaterTower Theatre
by Amanda England - April 25, 2018

The world premiere of BREAD by, Dallas-based playwright Regina Taylor, is a snapshot in the life of the Bakers - an African American family living in Dallas' South Oak Cliff neighborhood.... (more...)
Circle Theatre Announces Finalists and Semi-Finalists for 2018 High School Playwriting Project Circle Theatre Announces Finalists and Semi-Finalists for 2018 High School Playwriting Project
by Kyle Christopher West - April 17, 2018

Circle Theatre is pleased to announce the four finalists and four semi-finalists plays in the annual High School Playwriting Project.... (more...)
BWW Reviews: Denton Community Theatre's HEATHERS Belting Vocals and Black Humor Make for Big Fun BWW Reviews: Denton Community Theatre's HEATHERS Belting Vocals and Black Humor Make for Big Fun
by Trevor Durham - April 13, 2018

Denton Community Theatre's Heathers is a celebration of all that glorious angst given by some truly beautiful performers.... (more...)
BWW Review: TITAS PRESENTS: LOS ANGELES DANCE PROJECT at Moody Performance Hall BWW Review: TITAS PRESENTS: LOS ANGELES DANCE PROJECT at Moody Performance Hall
by Samuel Weber - April 08, 2018

While the most recent show of TITAS Presents may be over, the dance scene at the AT&T Performing Arts Center is far from winding down.... (more...)
BWW Review: WAITRESS at Music Hall At Fair Park BWW Review: WAITRESS at Music Hall At Fair Park
by Kyle Christopher West - April 03, 2018

At first glance (or at least throughout the first act), Broadway's hit musical WAITRESS, which opened last week at the Musical Hall at Fair Park, seems to be sugar-coated and overstuffed. With its country-pop tunes and slow-but-sweet pacing, the first course lacks substance, instead offering just en... (more...)
BWW Review: MADAGASCAR A MUSICAL ADVENTURE at Casa Manana Theatre BWW Review: MADAGASCAR A MUSICAL ADVENTURE at Casa Manana Theatre
by Lorens Portalatin - March 30, 2018

Join Alex the Lion, Marty the Zebra, Melman the Giraffe, Gloria the hip hip Hippo and, of course, those hilarious, plotting penguins as they bound onto Casa's stage in the musical adventure of a lifetime. Based on the smash DreamWorks animated motion picture, MADAGASCAR - A MUSICAL ADVENTURE follows... (more...)
BWW Review: RIVERDANCE at AT&T Performing Arts Center BWW Review: RIVERDANCE at AT&T Performing Arts Center
by Amanda England - March 26, 2018

If you are a lover of dance, be sure to catch this show as it continues on its 20th-anniversary tour through April 8th! The skill displayed by these dancers is something you do not want to miss.... (more...)
Theatre Wesleyan to present 75th Anniversary Production of 'OKLAHOMA!' at the Scott Theatre Theatre Wesleyan to present 75th Anniversary Production of 'OKLAHOMA!' at the Scott Theatre
by BWW News Desk - March 23, 2018

The Texas Wesleyan University Department of Theatre's production of 'OKLAHOMA!' will be performed at the W. E. Scott Theatre for one weekend only, April 19-22, 2018.... (more...)
BWW Review: THE GREAT SOCIETY Shines at Dallas Theater Center BWW Review: THE GREAT SOCIETY Shines at Dallas Theater Center
by Amanda England - March 18, 2018

It is the story of a brilliant leader, masterful negotiator, and egotistical political figure who presided over the United States during a period of incredible transformation.... (more...)
BWW Review: ON YOUR FEET! at Music Hall At Fair Park BWW Review: ON YOUR FEET! at Music Hall At Fair Park
by Kyle Christopher West - March 05, 2018

I'm not sure that Broadway, or anyone for that matter, was asking for a jukebox musical about Gloria and Emilio Estefan's lives to take the stage in 2015, but after the success of musicals about Carole King (BEAUTIFUL) and recording industry legend Berry Gordy (MOTOWN: THE MUSICAL), I suppose you ca... (more...)
BWW Review: EVITA at MUSIC THEATRE OF DENTON BWW Review: EVITA at MUSIC THEATRE OF DENTON
by Amanda England - March 01, 2018

This show is well worth the trip to the Campus Theatre. Whether it is your first experience traveling back to the time of Eva Peron, or you are familiar with this particular story, you will likely find yourself questioning the character of the famous figure.... (more...)
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...)