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The Firehouse Theatre Announces 2021 Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 19, 2021


The Firehouse Theatre has announced its 2021 Season. With plans to host performances at both indoor and outdoor venues in 2021, the theatre’s new season of musical productions includes Cotton Patch Gospel, Roald Dahl’s Matilda the Musical, In the Heights and more.

TUCK EVERLASTING Opens Children's Theatre Season in October
by Julie Musbach - Sep 20, 2019


Happy State Bank and Casa Mañana Children's Theatre presents Tuck Everlasting, October 4-20, sponsored by Frank Kent Cadillac. Tickets are on sale now.

BWW Review: THE CAKE Bakes Up a Deliciously Thoughtful Delight at Uptown Players
by Zac Thriffiley - Aug 16, 2019


With a plot seemingly ripped from the headlines, Uptown Players' production of THE CAKE tells a delightful, surprisingly nuanced story of the ever-present conflict between idealism and reality, rock-steady faith and troubling doubt.

Uptown Players Hosts The Regional Premiere Of THE CAKE
by Julie Musbach - Jul 23, 2019


Uptown Players closes its 2018-2019 season with the regional premiere of The Cake by Bekah Brunstetter, running August 9 - August 25, 2019.

BWW Review: BRIGHT STAR shines at The Firehouse Theatre
by Jo-Jo Steine - May 30, 2019


'Bright Star,' by Steve Martin and Edie Brickell is billed as 'an uplifting musical journey.' The story sprawls over decades, steeped in the history and culture of the American south, accompanied by the most beautiful, toe-tapping, heart-breaking folk music you've ever heard. A story rooted in family, tradition, and home deserves a venue as homey as The Firehouse Theatre.

BRIGHT STAR Comes To The Firehouse Theatre Next Month
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 29, 2019


The Firehouse Theatre is proud to present the regional premiere of Bright Star May 23 - June 9, 2019. Inspired by real events of the 1940s, Bright Star tells a tale of love and redemption told through a Grammy-nominated bluegrass score. Written by Texans Steve Martin and Edie Brickell, Bright Star premiered on Broadway in 2016. Local favorite Lucy Shea will return to Dallas from Chicago to star as Alice Murphy in Bright Star. Tyler Jeffrey Adams directs.

Photo Flash: TUCK EVERLASTING At Rosewood Center for Family Arts
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 2, 2019


Would you drink from the fountain of youth if you had the chance? In TUCK EVERLASTING at Dallas Children's Theater (DCT), family, friendship and the value of a life well lived is contemplated in the heartwarming stage adaptation of Natalie Babbitt's award-winning novel. TUCK EVERLASTING runs at the Rosewood Center for Family Arts from March 22 - April 7, 2019.

TUCK EVERLASTING Returns to the DCT Stage
by Stephi Wild - Mar 7, 2019


Would you drink from the fountain of youth if you had the chance? In TUCK EVERLASTING at Dallas Children's Theater (DCT), family, friendship and the value of a life well lived is contemplated in the heartwarming stage adaptation of Natalie Babbitt's award-winning novel. TUCK EVERLASTING runs at the Rosewood Center for Family Arts from March 22 - April 7, 2019.

Leading Men Rotate Roles in The Firehouse Theatre's OF MICE AND MEN
by Kyle Christopher West - Oct 17, 2018


John Steinbeck's American literature classic, Of Mice and Men has been brought to life in a dramatic stage play opening soon at The Firehouse Theatre. Set in California during the Great Depression, the story follows two migrant workers George, a sharp but uneducated, short-tempered man, and Lennie, a large but simple-minded man. Together they hope to one day acquire their own piece of land. But when Lennie stirs up trouble on the job, George must choose between protecting his friend or staying the course towards his version of the American dream.

BWW Review: PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT at Uptown Players
by Kyle Christopher West - Jul 21, 2018


Life isn't always rainbows, sequins, and platform shoes unless of course, you've taken a seat at one of Uptown Players' frequent musical spectacles. And, although this season's PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT could use a pinch of polishing, the over-the-top extravaganza promises a gay old time.

Complete Casting Announced for PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT at Uptown Players
by Kyle Christopher West - Jun 26, 2018


Uptown Players and director Ann Nieman have cast an array of celebrity divas to star in Priscilla Queen of the Desert, running July 13-July 29, 2018. Jack Donahue and Blake McIver enthusiastically come to Dallas to make their Uptown debut, leading the cast alongside Dallasites Dana Harper and Kelly Groves, bringing a wide array of illustrious performance experience to the Kalita Humphreys Theater this summer.

Theatre Three Announces an All-Star, One-Night-Only Fundraising Performance of I LOVE YOU, YOU¹RE PERFECT, NOW CHANGE
by Julie Musbach - Jan 30, 2018


Theatre Three Artistic Director Jeffrey Schmidt has announced details about its upcoming all-star fundraising performance of I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change. On Valentine's Day evening, Wednesday, February 14 at 7:30 p.m., the long-running Theatre Three production will move upstairs to the Norma Young Arena Stage for a one-night-only performance featuring returning cast members from all eighteen previous productions. All tickets are $75 and are on sale now at the Theatre Three box office (theatre3dallas.com/214-871-3300, option 1). Theatre Three is located in the Quadrangle in Uptown Dallas (2800 Routh Street, Ste #168, Dallas, TX 75201).

Lyric Stage presents the World Premiere of Larry Gatlin's QUANAH
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 8, 2017


Quanah, the Parker Family Saga, is a new musical written by Grammy Award-winning country music legend Larry Gatlin. It is the story of Quanah Parker, the last Comanche chief, his mother Cynthia Ann Parker and the Parker Family settling in Texas and the survival and ascendancy of the great Comanche people.  It is, in part, a tragic, sad, heartbreaking story-a story of war, bloodshed, death and heartbreak-but it is, more importantly, a story celebrating the strength and power of the human spirit. Gatlin's wife Janis-who says he is never wrong-believes that it is the best music he has ever written.

WaterTower Theatre Announces Cast and Creative Team for RING OF FIRE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2016


WaterTower Theatre Managing Director Greg Patterson and Associate Artistic Director Kelsey Leigh Ervi today announced casting and creative team details for the Regional Premiere of Ring of Fire: The Music of Johnny Cash, Directed by B.J. Cleveland, with Musical Direction by Sonny Franks. Created by Richard Maltby Jr., Conceived by William Meade, with Orchestrations by Steven Bishopand Jeff Lisenby, Ring of Fire: The Music of Johnny Cash will run October 7-30, 2016 in the Canterbury Family Main Stage at the Addison Theatre Centre. The cast features Spencer Baker as Eddie, Ian Ferguson as Mark, Sonny Franks as David, Katrina Kratzer as Trenna, and Brian Mathis as Jason.

BWW Review: CAMELOT at Lyric Stage
by Guest Blogger: Sam Weber - Sep 13, 2016


Lyric Stage at the Irving Arts Center once again brings an off forgotten show back to life with their most recent production, Camelot.  While the text of the show has had its fair share of revisions and struggles, due in part to a wordy book, Lyric's production manages to bring smiles to the audience and music to their ears.

GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE Star Kristen Beth Williams to Lead Lyric Stage's CAMELOT
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2016


Relive the time-honored legend of King Arthur, Guinevere, Lancelot and the Knights of the Round Table.

WaterTower Theatre Announces Cast and Creative Team for RING OF FIRE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2016


WaterTower Theatre Managing Director Greg Patterson and Associate Artistic Director Kelsey Leigh Ervi today announced casting and creative team details for the Regional Premiere of Ring of Fire: The Music of Johnny Cash, Directed by B.J. Cleveland, with Musical Direction by Sonny Franks. Created by Richard Maltby Jr., Conceived by William Meade, with Orchestrations by Steven Bishopand Jeff Lisenby, Ring of Fire: The Music of Johnny Cash will run October 7-30, 2016 in the Canterbury Family Main Stage at the Addison Theatre Centre. The cast features Spencer Baker as Eddie, Ian Ferguson as Mark, Sonny Franks as David, Katrina Kratzer as Trenna, and Brian Mathis as Jason.

Pocket Sandiwch Theatre Presents DEATH THE MUSICAL II-DEATH TAKES A HARMONY
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 31, 2016


Running through September 24 is 'Death The Musical II: Death Takes a Harmony', by Scott A Eckert, a follow up to his 2009 musical hit, 'Death: The Musical,' which also premiered at The Pocket and was the winner of the DFW Theater Critics Ward and Column Award for best new play. With its 'melodies bright and fast... lyrics wickedly witty' (The Dallas Observer), it 'provided a dandy showcase for his clever lyrics and twisted sense of humor' (The Dallas Voice). 

GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE Star Kristen Beth Williams to Lead Lyric Stage's CAMELOT
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2016


Relive the time-honored legend of King Arthur, Guinevere, Lancelot and the Knights of the Round Table.

Pocket Sandiwch Theatre Presents DEATH THE MUSICAL II-DEATH TAKES A HARMONY
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 10, 2016


Opening on August 26 and running through September 24 is 'Death The Musical II: Death Takes a Harmony', by Scott A Eckert, a follow up to his 2009 musical hit, 'Death: The Musical,' which also premiered at The Pocket and was the winner of the DFW Theater Critics Ward and Column Award for best new play. With its 'melodies bright and fast... lyrics wickedly witty' (The Dallas Observer), it 'provided a dandy showcase for his clever lyrics and twisted sense of humor' (The Dallas Voice). 

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