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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...)
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...)