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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...)
BWW Review: THE FULL MONTY at Uptown Players BWW Review: THE FULL MONTY at Uptown Players
by Kyle Christopher West - October 22, 2017

The 1997 British comedy film THE FULL MONTY was such a surprise hit, winning four Academy Awards on this side of the pond, that it was no shock to see it musicalized on the Great White Way only three short years later. For Broadway, the setting had been relocated from Northern England to the Northea... (more...)
BWW Review: Dark Circles Contemporary Dance - LES FAIRIES AND BIG BAD WOLF at The Wyly Theatre BWW Review: Dark Circles Contemporary Dance - LES FAIRIES AND BIG BAD WOLF at The Wyly Theatre
by Samuel Weber - October 21, 2017

Fairies and wolves leap and shout in Dark Circles' refreshing performances of Les Fairies and Big Bad Wolf. Choreographer Joshua L. Peugh reimagines Les Sylphides and takes a dark look at fairy tales in the night's two pieces. Despite limitations of space, Dark Circles manages to bring their sensibi... (more...)
BWW Review: RENT at Bass Performance Hall BWW Review: RENT at Bass Performance Hall
by Kyle Christopher West - October 19, 2017

In the 20+ years that RENT has been impacting the theatre-loving world, views on AIDS, drug use, and acceptance of the LGBTQ community have shifted many welcomed steps forward, and recently trumped several steps backward. Although the topics of RENT may not have the original shock value they did upo... (more...)
BWW Review: WaterTower Theatre Unveils Regional Premiere of PRIDE AND PREJUDICE BWW Review: WaterTower Theatre Unveils Regional Premiere of PRIDE AND PREJUDICE
by Amanda England - October 18, 2017

Get thyself to WaterTower Theatre for this fresh take on an old classic. Whether you are a true fan or a Jane Austen novice, you won't be disappointed.... (more...)
BWW Review: THE ADDAMS FAMILY Delivers Halloween Laughs at Runway Theatre BWW Review: THE ADDAMS FAMILY Delivers Halloween Laughs at Runway Theatre
by Amanda England - October 18, 2017

Just in time for Halloween, Runway Theatre opens its 2017-2018 season with a show that audiences of all ages can enjoy. Whether you are familiar with the dark humor of THE ADDAMS FAMILY TV show and movies, or this is your first introduction to the classic characters - this comedic musical directed b... (more...)
BWW Review: HAIR Audiences Transported Half a Century at Dallas Theater Center BWW Review: HAIR Audiences Transported Half a Century at Dallas Theater Center
by Amanda England - October 04, 2017

Head to Dallas Theater Center's production of HAIR for the peace, love, & nudity. Stay for the interactive, multi-sensory experience and reflection on social issues.... (more...)
BWW Review: ALICE IN SLASHERLAND at Lakeside Community Theatre BWW Review: ALICE IN SLASHERLAND at Lakeside Community Theatre
by Christina Hoth - October 03, 2017

LCT opened the relatively new work, Alice in Slasherland written by Qui Nguyen, this weekend to a packed house. Tucked away off the newly expanded Main Street in The Colony, this budding theatre greets audiences warmly in their freshly renovated lobby, complete with complimentary wine. Audiences are... (more...)
BWW Review: FUN HOME at Winspear Opera House BWW Review: FUN HOME at Winspear Opera House
by Samuel Weber - September 17, 2017

Fun Home will always have a special place in my heart. The score and source material are some of the most thoughtful work on the stage in recent years - not to mention the innovation of the Broadway staging. Needless to say, I was curious how well the show would lend itself to tour, perhaps even a... (more...)
BWW Review: JOSEPH AND THE A-MEH-ZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT at Casa Manana BWW Review: JOSEPH AND THE A-MEH-ZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT at Casa Manana
by Kyle Christopher West - September 14, 2017

Amazing is an adjective easily associated with Casa Manana's Broadway-caliber performances, especially considering their recent successes with WEST SIDE STORY, ROCK OF AGES, and notably their kick-ass apprentice production of BLOODY BLOODY ANDREW JACKSON. But despite a top-notch production team an... (more...)
BWW Review: MILLER, MISSISSIPPI at Dallas Theater Center BWW Review: MILLER, MISSISSIPPI at Dallas Theater Center
by Samuel Weber - September 10, 2017

Boo Killebrew's new play rips into the twisted world of family in the Civil Rights era south. This gothic tale packs more than a punch, and provides thrill and drama in equal measure.... (more...)
BWW Vlog: WaterTower Theatre's RUNNING RIOT: Episode 6 BWW Vlog: WaterTower Theatre's RUNNING RIOT: Episode 6
by Garrett Reeves - August 17, 2017

In the last episode of RUNNING RIOT, Joshua plays 'Never Have I Ever' with the cast and reflects on the impact that HIT THE WALL has made on himself, the cast, and the audience. Don't miss HIT THE WALL before it closes this Sunday, August 20th!... (more...)