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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...)
BWW Vlog: WaterTower Theatre's RUNNING RIOT: Episode 5 BWW Vlog: WaterTower Theatre's RUNNING RIOT: Episode 5
by Garrett Reeves - August 09, 2017

In the latest episode of RUNNING RIOT, Joshua takes us backstage for a look inside the dressing rooms, and he tells us a little more about WaterTower's new community engagement program, INTERSECTIONS.... (more...)
BWW Review: HIT THE WALL at WaterTower Theatre BWW Review: HIT THE WALL at WaterTower Theatre
by Kyle Christopher West - August 08, 2017

Last Monday night, the Addison Theatre Center was abuzz, eagerly anticipating the directorial debut of WaterTower Theatre's new Artistic director, Joanie Schultz and the play HIT THE WALL that she carried with her from her previous Chicago home, the Steppenwolf Theatre Company. When the house opened... (more...)
BWW Vlog: WaterTower Theatre's RUNNING RIOT: Episode 4 BWW Vlog: WaterTower Theatre's RUNNING RIOT: Episode 4
by Garrett Reeves - August 03, 2017

Episode 4: OPENING NIGHT!!  Joshua takes us to the after-party for HIT THE WALL Opening Night!... (more...)
BWW Review: TIL DEATH DO US PART at The Murder Mystery Co. Of Dallas BWW Review: TIL DEATH DO US PART at The Murder Mystery Co. Of Dallas
by Kyle Christopher West - August 02, 2017

While Dallas is celebrated for its thriving theatre scene, a good, old-fashioned dinner theatre can be hard to find in our great state. So, in my effort to track down the next best thing, I came across the Murder Mystery Co. of Dallas. While the troupe's creators have plenty of room to grow in orde... (more...)
BWW Vlog: WaterTower Theatre's RUNNING RIOT: Episode 3 BWW Vlog: WaterTower Theatre's RUNNING RIOT: Episode 3
by Garrett Reeves - July 26, 2017

Episode 3: This week, cast member Joshua Gonzales takes us backstage during Tech weekend for HIT THE WALL!... (more...)
BWW Review: PIPPIN at The Firehouse Theater BWW Review: PIPPIN at The Firehouse Theater
by Samuel Weber - July 24, 2017

Firehouse Theater once again takes a bite of a huge show with Pippin - and though at time it felt like more than the space was prepared to chew, some great comedic timing and a strong supporting cast make the evening a fun one.... (more...)
BWW Review: THE BODYGUARD National Tour at Dallas Summer Musicals BWW Review: THE BODYGUARD National Tour at Dallas Summer Musicals
by Kyle Christopher West - July 22, 2017

Like a burst of light, Whitney Houston put herself on the movie screen map with her performance in the 1992 Warner Bros. blockbuster hit, THE BODYGUARD, leaving a long-lasting impression in our hearts and in the music industry. But, it appears that lightning won't be striking twice with this title, ... (more...)
BWW Review: LA CAGE AUX FOLLES at Uptown Players BWW Review: LA CAGE AUX FOLLES at Uptown Players
by Kyle Christopher West - July 15, 2017

There's a fabulous party going on at the Kalita Humphreys Theatre hosted by Uptown Players and, as is often the case with this acting troupe, the festivities include drag queens, glitter, and a whole lot of laughter. Although not everyone on the guest list is a solid ten, the hosts have pulled out a... (more...)
BWW Review: FINDING NEVERLAND at Winspear Opera House BWW Review: FINDING NEVERLAND at Winspear Opera House
by Kyle Christopher West - July 14, 2017

With enough glittering pixie dust and wonder for children of all ages, it doesn't take much magic for a musical to fly high. Any that's exactly the case in the touring production of FINDING NEVERLAND, which opened to a cheerful crowd last night at Dallas' Winspear Opera House for a two-week engageme... (more...)
BWW Review: Douglas Carter Beane's New Musical HOOD at Dallas Theater Center BWW Review: Douglas Carter Beane's New Musical HOOD at Dallas Theater Center
by Kyle Christopher West - July 10, 2017

Not every new musical can be a HAMILTON, but that's exactly what makes the eclectic genre of American musical theatre thrive and bloom. However, there are a few necessary, key ingredients in creating musical theatre magic, including relatable principal characters and some heartfelt showtunes. And, a... (more...)
BWW Review: DISASTER! at ONSTAGE In Bedford BWW Review: DISASTER! at ONSTAGE In Bedford
by Jef Tingley - July 03, 2017

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BWW Review: MATILDA at Bass Performance Hall BWW Review: MATILDA at Bass Performance Hall
by Kyle Christopher West - June 15, 2017

When the tour of MATILDA premiered in Dallas in September of 2015, the musical was plagued with sound issues, making Tim Minchin's intricately witty score impossible to follow. Fortunately, in its return to town (now at Fort Worth's Bass Hall), the Tony and Olivier Award-winning musical has been rev... (more...)
BWW Review: EVITA at Theatre Frisco BWW Review: EVITA at Theatre Frisco
by Kyle Christopher West - June 15, 2017

Whether or not you're a fan of Andrew Lloyd Webber, you likely know what to expect when approaching any of his famous musicals. From JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR to JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT, his catalog is filled with wordy, pop-sounding scores that often offer a CliffsNotes version of... (more...)
BWW Review: A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC at THEATRE THREE BWW Review: A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC at THEATRE THREE
by Jared West - June 13, 2017

Opening night at Theatre Three's A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC got off to a slow start, due to the late arrival of one of the theatre technicians. The show itself followed suit, starting off slow, but finding its stride as the evening continued, and ultimately ending in a heartwarming finale. While it may no... (more...)
BWW Review: ALL ABOUT BETTE at Margo Jones Theatre BWW Review: ALL ABOUT BETTE at Margo Jones Theatre
by Kyle Christopher West - June 10, 2017

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BWW Review: ROCK OF AGES at Casa Manana BWW Review: ROCK OF AGES at Casa Manana
by Kyle Christopher West - June 07, 2017

When ROCK OF AGES (the stage musical…not the dreadful movie) debuted on Broadway in 2014, they were 'Living on a Prayer' that they'd find enough middle-aged former frat guys and metal heads willing to rock out on The Great White Way, but after 2,328 New York performances of people saying 'I Wanna Ro... (more...)
BWW Review: CIRCUS 1903 at Music Hall At Fair Park BWW Review: CIRCUS 1903 at Music Hall At Fair Park
by Kyle Christopher West - May 28, 2017

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BWW Review: INTO THE WOODS at Winspear Opera House BWW Review: INTO THE WOODS at Winspear Opera House
by Samuel Weber - May 17, 2017

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BWW Review: GUTENBERG! THE MUSICAL! at Tarrant Actors Regional Theatre BWW Review: GUTENBERG! THE MUSICAL! at Tarrant Actors Regional Theatre
by Jared West - May 14, 2017

Gutenberg. Without Johannes Gutenberg and his invention of the printing press, life would be very different in our world. We wouldn't have widely distributed books. Most of us wouldn't know how to read or write. And, tragically, we wouldn't have this wildly ridiculous, often inappropriate and hilari... (more...)
BWW Review: PETER AND THE STARCATCHER at The Firehouse Theatre BWW Review: PETER AND THE STARCATCHER at The Firehouse Theatre
by Samuel Weber - April 27, 2017

The Firehouse Theatre's recent production of PETER AND THE STARCATCHER manages a challenging text in an unconventional space.... (more...)
BWW Review: LYSISTRATA at Lakeside Community Theatre BWW Review: LYSISTRATA at Lakeside Community Theatre
by Christina Hoth - April 25, 2017

Currently on stage at Lakeside is the Greek comedy: 'Lysistrata'.  Though written by Aristophanes eons ago, this play has many shockingly contemporary, relevant themes of women rising up to have their voices heard, while men consistently fight to prove who boasts the larger... ego.  As an audience m... (more...)
BWW Review: THE LITTLE MERMAID at Casa Manana BWW Review: THE LITTLE MERMAID at Casa Manana
by Kyle Christopher West - April 24, 2017

Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID debuted in movie theatres way back in 1989, but nearly twenty years of children singing "Kiss The Girl," "Part of your World," and "Pour Unfortunate Souls" led Disney to produce the celebrated story on a Broadway stage in 2009. And although the show lasted less than two y... (more...)
BWW Review: ELECTRA at Dallas Theater Center BWW Review: ELECTRA at Dallas Theater Center
by Kyle Christopher West - April 24, 2017

There are few theatres doing Greek tragedy these days, but Dallas Theater Center has taken on the challenge of making Sophocles' tragic tale of ELECTRA one that will resonate with a modern audience. Dallas Theater Center's 'one-of-a-kind outdoor experience' of the play not only embraces all the dram... (more...)
BWW Review: SWEENEY TODD: THE DEMON BARBER OF FLEET STREET at Scott Theatre BWW Review: SWEENEY TODD: THE DEMON BARBER OF FLEET STREET at Scott Theatre
by Audrey Morabito - April 20, 2017

With music and lyrics by the celebrated Stephen Sondheim and book by Hugh Wheeler, this vulgar delight of a production is no small undertaking; however, the students and faculty of TCU's Theatre department proved they were certainly up to the challenge.... (more...)