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DTC Announces FOE DESTROYER and MAX BROWN as Featured Musicians in FLY BY NIGHT

Dallas Theater Center announced today that Austin-based Foe Destroyer and Denton's Max Brown will be the featured musicians in the upcoming production of Fly By Night. The three-member rock band and Max Brown will appear in this new rock-musical by Will Connolly, Michael Mitnick and Kim Rosenstock and directed by Bill Fennelly at Dallas Theater Center from April 26 through May 26.

"We are very excited to be working with Foe Destroyer and Max Brown," said Fennelly. "We were looking to collaborate with a talented group of musicians who would work with the writing and creative teams to develop the musical "sound" of this amazing story. Fly By Night is an engaging mix of rock and musical theater; the show's music, rhythm and electricity help to create the fabric of people's daily lives - a fabric that ultimately connects them to each other and, quite possibly, the larger universe."

Two members of Foe Destroyer, Chris McQueen and Daniel Garcia, were members of Oso Closo. Dallas audiences will remember Oso Closo as the featured band in Artistic Director Kevin Moriarty's DTC debut in 2008, The Who's Tommy. Also part of Foe Destroyer is Cade Sadler. The three take turns playing drums, bass, guitar and keyboards and share the role of lead vocals.

"Doing Tommy with Dallas Theater Center was one of the most rewarding experiences I've ever had, musically or otherwise," said McQueen. "It's great to be surrounded by people who are not only talented, but creative and funny. I can't wait to be a part of it again and am especially thrilled to work on Fly By Night. It's well written, it's fresh and modern, and it feels like a perfect musical fit for Foe Destroyer."

Max Brown of Denton's pop/indie rock band Savage and the Big Beat, joins Foe Destroyer on stage in Fly By Night. Savage "plays high-tempo, upbeat music that sounds like music you would listen to while storming a castle if you were really, really excited about it," says the group's website.

"When Foe Destroyer first approached me to be a part of this musical, I was excited for the chance to work with them," said Brown. "It will be a wonderful experience to expose its originality and catchy songs to the Dallas community. The sound is so different from what people might be expecting and I can't wait to work on it."

All performances of Fly By Night will take place at the Kalita Humphreys Theater, located at 3636 Turtle Creek Blvd. at Blackburn St. where it runs April 26 through May 26. Fly By Night opens with previews on Friday, April 26 at 8:00pm with a Pay-What-You-Can performance. Tickets to this performance will be available for purchase online at www.DallasTheaterCenter.org beginning Monday, April 22. Any unsold tickets to the PWYC performance will be available for purchase at the Kalita Humphreys Theater box office the night of the show beginning at 6:30pm. Press night will take place on Friday, May 3 at 8:00pm. DTC's Come Early sponsored by Wells Fargo will take place one hour before every performance. Patrons will have the opportunity to learn about the play prior to viewing the production. DTC's Dr. Pepper Snapple Stay Late will take place after each performance. Patrons will have the opportunity to engage with artists, learn about the production and share insights about the play in a lively discussion. Details for Come Early and Stay Late are available online. Tickets for Fly By Night are on sale now. Ticket prices start at $15 and are available online at www.DallasTheaterCenter.org or by phone at (214) 880-0202.

Dallas Theater Center gratefully acknowledges Brierley Partners and Assistant Producing Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP.


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