\"Hairspray\" is a popular title in 2011-\'12

New Seasons: Community Round-Up

Here are the 2011-'12 lineups for community theaters throughout North Texas. Which titles are hot?

published Thursday, June 30, 2011
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It's season announcement time, and here's a roundup of the 2011-'12 seasons for some of the community theaters throughout the area, in Garland, Irving, Richardson, Grapevine, Lewisville, Rockwall, Arlington, Coppell, Denton and Duncanville. Look for others to be added to this in the coming days.

If Jekyll and Hyde was the hot musical property for the 2010-'11 season, then Hairspray is the one for 2011-'12, all coming after its area professional premiere at Casa Mañana in August, that is. Look for loads of productions of The Drowsy Chaperone and Rent starting to fill out seasons, too. In the play category, The 39 Steps is the popular new title.

Here's what's up at area theaters:


Creative Arts Theatre & School (Arlington)

  • The Miracle Worker October 7-23
  • The Twelve Daze of Christmas December 2-18
  • Madeline and the Gypsies January 27-February 12
  • Tale of the West Texas Marsupial Girl March 23-April 8
  • All Shook Up April 27-May 6

Denton Community Theatre

  • The 39 Steps September 9–18
  • Macbeth October 28–November 6
  • A Christmas Story December 9-18
  • Laughter on the 23rd Floor January 27–February 5
  • Little Women April 6-15
  • The Dresser June 8-17
  • The Pajama Game August 10-19

Duncanville Community Theatre

  • The Nerd July 21-20
  • Agatha Christie's And Then There Were None September 15-24
  • Don't Dress for Dinner November 10-19
  • Weekend Comedy February 2-11
  • The Diary of Anne Frank March 22-31
  • The Curious Savage May 10-19

Garland Civic Theatre

  • The Mikado (Children On Stage) Aug. 3-7 
  • Romeo and Juliet Aug. 25-Sept. 17
  • Pillow Talk Oct. 6-29 
  • Musical TBA Nov. 17-Dec. 10 
  • Pollyanna (Children On Stage) Dec. 28-30
  • Death by Chocolate Jan. 19-Feb. 11 
  • Agatha Christie's Love From a Stranger March 1-24 
  • The Johnny Cash musical Ring of Fire April 12-May 5 

Greater Lewisville Community Theatre

  • Tuna Does Vegas August 27-September 4 (annual fundraiser)
  • Great American Trailer Park Musical October 14-30
  • Nucrackers: The Nunsense Christmas Musical December 2-18
  • Room Service February 10-26
  • The Cover of Life April 20-May 6
  • Hairspray July 6-29

ICT Mainstage (Irving)

  • No Sex Please, We're British November 4-19 
  • Alan Ayckbour's Woman In Mind January 20-Feb 4
  • The Cat and the Canary March 23-April 7
  • A Few Good Men June 1-16
  • Urinetown, the Musical Aug 3-18

McKinney Repertory Theatre

  • Del Shores' Daddy's Dying (Who's Got the Will?) September 30-October 9
  • A Christmas Carol November 25-December 4
  • New Play Competition Winner (winner selected in July 2011) March 2-11
  • Peter Shaffer's White Liars and Black Comedy May 25-June 3
  • The Last Chance Inn (melodrama) August 3-12

Repertory Company Theatre (Richardson)

  • The Wiz September 16-25
  • The 39 Steps October 14-30 
  • Musical TBA December 9-18 (although the graphic next to this slot on the RCT website gives it away) 
  • The American Bandstand Revue December 30-31 
  • The Importance of Being Earnest February 10-19 
  • Broadway's Best (revue) April 6-7 (at the Courtyard Theatre, Plano) 
  • Don't Dress for Dinner April 20-29 
  • The Drowsy Chaperone June 15-24 
  • Annie July 20-29 
  • Li'l Abner August 17-26

Rockwall Community Playhouse

  • Hello Dolly! September 23-October 9
  • Annie November 25-December 11
  • Little Women February 10-26
  • Of Mice and Men March 16-April 1
  • I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change! May 11-27
  • Hairspray July 27-Aug. 12

Runway Theatre (Grapevine)

  • The Miracle Worker September 30-Oct. 16
  • Scrooge: The Musical November 25-December 18
  • Hallelujah Girls January 27-February 12
  • Come Back to the 5 & Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean March 16-April 1 
  • Stealing Home May 4-20
  • Guys and Dolls June 29-July 22 
  • Lee Blessing's Two Rooms August 10-18

Theatre Coppell

  • Murder at the Howard Johnson’s August 19-28
  • Wait Until Dark October 7-23
  • The Best Christmas Pageant Ever December 2-18
  • Lost in Yonkers February 10-26
  • The 39 Steps April 13-29
  • The Will Rogers Follies July 20-August 5

◊ If we've missed your theater, please contact All of these seasons (and many more for other theaters) are listed in our Events & Performances listings. The season announcements for the professional and semi-pro theaters and arts organizations can be found in our Season Announcements section. Thanks For Reading


Natalie Coca writes:
Sunday, July 10 at 4:08PM

Grand Prairie Arts Council is also looking to do Hairspray.. (sigh,) Why can't anyone do AIDA?!?!?!?!?

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