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Review: SIX THE MUSICAL at Winspear Opera House Photo Review: SIX THE MUSICAL at Winspear Opera House
by Lorens Portalatin - December 09, 2022

What did our critic think of SIX THE MUSICAL at Winspear Opera House?...
Review: BIG SCARY ANIMALS Tackles Big Scary Topics at Theatre Three Photo Review: BIG SCARY ANIMALS Tackles Big Scary Topics at Theatre Three
by Emily Short - September 15, 2022

BIG SCARY ANIMALS invites you to Oaklawn where a small group of unlikely neighbors share drinks with a side of damning glares and dark secrets. Theatre Three September 1-25....
Review: Broadway's AIN'T TOO PROUD: THE LIFE AND TIMES OF THE TEMPTATIONS Brings Moto Photo Review: Broadway's AIN'T TOO PROUD: THE LIFE AND TIMES OF THE TEMPTATIONS Brings Motown to Music Hall
by Emily Short - September 10, 2022

Watch The Temptations’ journey through the limelight and witness them change the music industry forever. Origin story, history lesson, live concert–this is AIN’T TOO PROUD: THE LIFE AND TIMES OF THE TEMPTATIONS. Music Hall at Fair Park. September 6-18....
Review: CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF Transforms Tragedy To Tolerance Photo Review: CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF Transforms Tragedy To Tolerance
by Emily Short - September 05, 2022

Raw inner turmoil leads to familial corrosion in CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF by Tennessee Williams. Get up close and personal with The Classics Theatre Project as they tell this tale of jealousy, disgust, tolerance, and trust. Addison Theatre Center. August 26-September 11....
Review: KINKY BOOTS at Kalita Humphreys Theater Photo Review: KINKY BOOTS at Kalita Humphreys Theater
by Buster Spiller - July 31, 2022

Uptown Players delivers a ROUSING production of the Award-Winning musical Kinky Boots!...
Review: Disney's FROZEN Warms Hearts at Fair Park Photo Review: Disney's FROZEN Warms Hearts at Fair Park
by Emily Short - July 23, 2022

Disney’s FROZEN is a family-friendly show that awes adults and children alike. Take a break from the heat to build a snowman, sing, dance, and fall in love. Music Hall at Fair Park July 20-August 7....
Review: THE SECRET COMEDY OF WOMEN Unboxes Truths Through Wit and Laughter Photo Review: THE SECRET COMEDY OF WOMEN Unboxes Truths Through Wit and Laughter
by Emily Short - July 25, 2022

THE SECRET COMEDY OF WOMEN is an interactive performance that will have you laughing so hard, you’ll think you just completed an ab workout. This show is inspiring, honest, outrageously funny, and exactly what women need right now. Eisemann Center for the Performing Arts July 6-31. Don’t miss it!...
Review: Mesquite Arts Theatre Gives a Beaming Performance of LIKE KISSING MOONLIGHT Photo Review: Mesquite Arts Theatre Gives a Beaming Performance of LIKE KISSING MOONLIGHT
by Emily Short - June 21, 2022

Mesquite Arts Theatre’s LIKE KISSING MOONLIGHT is a tale full of sorrowful twists and heartfelt turns. There are only a few more moons until it’s gone. Mesquite Arts Center Black Box Theatre June 10-26. Don’t miss it! ...
BWW Review: Broadway's OKLAHOMA! Leaves the Audience Less Than OK! Photo BWW Review: Broadway's OKLAHOMA! Leaves the Audience Less Than OK!
by Emily Short - June 04, 2022

Leave all expectations at the door and prepare for Daniel Fish’s new interpretation of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s musical. OKLAHOMA! is at the Winspear Opera House May 31-June 12. Whether you love it or hate it, it’s an experience you won’t forget....
BWW Review: UNDER THE MOON Enchants with Comedy and Complexity Photo BWW Review: UNDER THE MOON Enchants with Comedy and Complexity
by Emily Short - June 02, 2022

Ochre House Theater’s Under the Moon is brief but bold. In their last installation of their IN THE GARDEN series, Ochre House Theater is finishing strong with captivating characters and malicious magic. May 25-May 28 and June 1-June 4. Go see Under the Moon before it’s too late!...
BWW Review: SEX, GUNS, AND VODKA Intoxicates with Intimacy and Inner Turmoil Photo BWW Review: SEX, GUNS, AND VODKA Intoxicates with Intimacy and Inner Turmoil
by Emily Short - May 22, 2022

The Classics Theatre Project's Joey Folsom adapts and directs Anton Chekhov's untitled first play, giving it the name it deserves–Sex, Guns, and Vodka. Buy a ticket and raise a glass to this rejuvenation of a classic. The Margo Jones Theatre May 20-June 11....
BWW Review: Broadway's MEAN GIRLS Makes Nice at Music Hall at Fair Park Photo BWW Review: Broadway's MEAN GIRLS Makes Nice at Music Hall at Fair Park
by Emily Short - May 06, 2022

Welcome to Girl World, also known as Music Hall at Fair Park. Broadway's Mean Girls brings you a story of friendship, insecurity, curiosity, and acceptance. Don't miss out, and don't forget to wear PINK! Music Hall at Fair Park May 3-15. It’s going to be so FETCH!...
BWW Review: WAIT UNTIL DARK Revives a Story of Resilience Photo BWW Review: WAIT UNTIL DARK Revives a Story of Resilience
by Emily Short - May 01, 2022

Garland Civic Theatre's production of WAIT UNTIL DARK has moments of jam-packed action and instances of inward reflection. Frederick Knott's story was first performed in 1966. To take a story so well-known and perform it is resilient and brave, just like the main character, Susy Hendrix. Don't miss ...
BWW Review: МАРНІ ТРОЯНДИ (FUTILE ROSES) Bears Witness to War Photo BWW Review: МАРНІ ТРОЯНДИ (FUTILE ROSES) Bears Witness to War
by Emily Short - April 22, 2022

Ochre House Theater's third installment of their IN THE GARDEN series, Марні троянди (FUTILE ROSES), is an opportunity to hear the voice of war, look terror in the eyes, and stop allowing what’s happening in Ukraine to remain a headline. April 20-23 & 27-30....
BWW Review: Dallas Theater Center's THE SOUND OF MUSIC Modernizes a Beloved Classic Photo BWW Review: Dallas Theater Center's THE SOUND OF MUSIC Modernizes a Beloved Classic
by Emily Short - April 21, 2022

Dallas Theater Center brings the well-known, beloved story of The Sound of Music to Wyly Theatre for a short while longer. Don't miss out on the songs you know and love, performed by this skilled, multicultural cast. March 26-April 24. Read our critic's review. ...
BWW Review: STEDE BONNET: A F*CKING PIRATE MUSICAL Steals the Show with Silliness and Photo BWW Review: STEDE BONNET: A F*CKING PIRATE MUSICAL Steals the Show with Silliness and Sorrow
by Emily Short - April 13, 2022

STEDE BONNET: A F*CKING PIRATE MUSICAL tells the story of the worst pirate of all time, Stede Bonnet. This show will expose you to emotional highs and lows, make you laugh at things you maybe shouldn’t, and allow you to escape your reality for an evening. Don't miss out!...
BWW Review: JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR Rocks the Audience With Songs and Sparkles Photo BWW Review: JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR Rocks the Audience With Songs and Sparkles
by Emily Short - April 08, 2022

JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR tells the story of Judas’s betrayal of Jesus Christ, but it’s not the same narrative you might have heard. This inventive musical humanizes both characters and invites the audience to witness their thoughts and experiences behind closed doors, putting their flaws and triumphs ...
BWW Review: THE PEARL FISHERS Proves to Be a Real Catch at The Dallas Opera Photo BWW Review: THE PEARL FISHERS Proves to Be a Real Catch at The Dallas Opera
by Zac Thriffiley - April 06, 2022

The Dallas Opera's production of Bizet's THE PEARL FISHERS acts as a satisfying palate cleanser, providing the talent audiences have come to expect from the company as well as a dream of a show....
BWW Review: RAGE Rebels By Telling Stories Untold Photo BWW Review: RAGE Rebels By Telling Stories Untold
by Emily Short - April 03, 2022

Janelle Gray's RAGE will be at Wyly Studio Theatre March 31-April 9. Go see RAGE to ask questions, hear stories, and celebrate rebellion of all forms....
BWW Review: EUGENE ONEGIN Thrillingly Enchants at Dallas Symphony Orchestra Photo BWW Review: EUGENE ONEGIN Thrillingly Enchants at Dallas Symphony Orchestra
by Zac Thriffiley - April 03, 2022

The near-perfect production runs April 1, 3, and 5, a strictly limited engagement that will be talked about for years to come....
BWW Review: DO NO HARM Heals with Hurt at Soul Rep Theatre Company Photo BWW Review: DO NO HARM Heals with Hurt at Soul Rep Theatre Company
by Zac Thriffiley - March 24, 2022

The powerful full theatrical premiere of a pandemic favorite runs March 10-19 at the Wyly Theatre at the AT&T Performing Arts Center....
BWW Review: COME FROM AWAY Realizes an Unimaginable Event and a Hopeful Destination Photo BWW Review: COME FROM AWAY Realizes an Unimaginable Event and a Hopeful Destination
by Emily Short - March 11, 2022

COME FROM AWAY, presented by Dallas Summer Musicals, welcomes you to Gander, Newfoundland where you will learn about the hopes of human connection amidst a horrific tragedy. DSM partnered with George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum to present artifacts relating to the events of September 11,...
BWW Review: FLIGHT Soars through an Exciting and Enlightening Journey at The Dallas O Photo BWW Review: FLIGHT Soars through an Exciting and Enlightening Journey at The Dallas Opera
by Zac Thriffiley - March 07, 2022

The Dallas Opera’s premiere production of Jonathan Dove’s Flight beautifully captures these happenstance experiences in all their simplicity, magic, humor, and heartbreak, reminding us that we are at our most human when we find ourselves at our most vulnerable....
BWW Review: The Dallas Opera's MADAME BUTTERFLY Stirs Hearts and Minds at Winspear Op Photo BWW Review: The Dallas Opera's MADAME BUTTERFLY Stirs Hearts and Minds at Winspear Opera House
by Zac Thriffiley - February 19, 2022

TDO’s newest production marks the long-awaited and triumphant return of an art form that cannot help but remind us of our shared humanity....
BWW Review: DEAR EVAN HANSEN Spotlights The Importance of Community and Acceptance Photo BWW Review: DEAR EVAN HANSEN Spotlights The Importance of Community and Acceptance
by Emily Short - January 06, 2022

Dear Evan Hansen encourages smiles and laughs, steals gasps and tears, and teaches one of life’s most important lessons–we all have a place in this world....