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Racism proves deadly poison in Charles Fuller's wrenching A Soldier’s Play at African American Repertory Theater.


published Monday, August 24, 2015
Carnival of Delights

At Hip Pocket Theatre, James Maynard's adaptation of the 1953 film Lili is a sweet, whimsical and uncynical journey.


published Friday, August 21, 2015
Family Matters

Dennis Canright directs and stars in ICT Theatre on the Edge's Widows and Children First!, the third act of Harvey Fierstein's masterpiece Torch Song Trilogy.


published Thursday, August 20, 2015
Stranger Danger

Jeff Swearingen and Fun House Theatre and Film have done it again. A School Bus Named Desire is a hilarious and insightful youth parody of the Tennessee Williams masterpiece.


published Wednesday, August 19, 2015
When Larry Met Freddy

Thanks to great chemistry, Stolen Shakespeare Guild's production of Dirty Rotten Scoundrels makes the musical better than it is.


published Tuesday, August 18, 2015
Naughty and Nice

Pegasus Theatre finds something funny for everyone with The Naughty Bits. Still, it could be naughtier.


published Sunday, August 16, 2015
The Rite of Springfield

At Stage West, the regional premiere of Mr. Burns, a post-electric play is, to quote the man himself, excellent.


published Monday, August 10, 2015
Full Glass

Theatre Three has a success with its season-opening revival of Tennessee Williams' The Glass Menagerie.


published Monday, August 10, 2015
Get Your Motor Runnin'

The tour of Motown the Musical, now at AT&T Performing Arts Center, is best when that legendary music is center stage.


published Saturday, August 1, 2015
The Lying Game

Fun House Theatre & Film takes a chance with 17-year-old Chris Rodenbaugh's play about the IRA, The Wraith, but it has a ways to go.


published Friday, July 31, 2015
Faith in Charity

At WaterTower Theatre, a talented ensemble keeps the musical Sweet Charity dancing.


published Thursday, July 30, 2015
A Perfect Catch

Uptown Players raises the bar for musical productions with its tight Catch Me If You Can.


published Wednesday, July 29, 2015
Of Monsters and Men

Second Thought Theatre delivers a dynamic staging of Shakespeare's Othello, bolstered by outstanding performances.


published Thursday, July 23, 2015
Crazy in Love

Garland Summer Musicals delights with a fizzy production of the Gershwin's Crazy for You.


published Tuesday, July 21, 2015
Lake o' the Pines

Tree Pop, Lake Simons' latest creation at Hip Pocket Theatre, is a wonderfully whimsical meditation on death, and life.


published Tuesday, July 14, 2015
Search for Signs

DragStrip Courage takes on Pirandello's Six Characters in Search of an Author, but surprisingly, this play is hard to make fresh.


published Tuesday, July 14, 2015
This Terpsichorean Life

NPR's popular Ira Glass, along with Monica Bill Barnes and Anna Glass, delight AT&T Performing Arts Center audiences with 3 Acts, 2 Dancers, 1 Radio Host.


published Tuesday, July 14, 2015
More Than OK

Stolen Shakespeare Guild does a bang-up Oklahoma!, even without one major component.


published Monday, July 13, 2015
Quixotic Study

At Amphibian Stage Productions, Brenda Withers' clever The Quixotic Days and Errant Knights of the Knight Errant Don Quixote is a love song to books and imagination.


published Saturday, July 11, 2015
Magic in the Air

A vibrant, circus-themed revival of Stephen Schwartz's Pippin closes the Dallas Summer Musicals season on a high note.


published Friday, July 10, 2015
Kountry Fried

At Theatre Three, the new musical The Kountry Girls serves up cornball clichés.


published Tuesday, July 7, 2015
O Brawling Love!

At Shakespeare Dallas, a terrific production of Romeo and Juliet seems written in the stars.


published Tuesday, June 30, 2015
Most Appealing

At Circle Theatre, Bill C. Davis' Mass Appeal is both entertaining and challenging thanks to spot-on casting.


published Sunday, June 28, 2015
Leapin' Lizards

A non-Equity tour of Annie comes to AT&T Performing Arts Center, and as this stalwart musical should, delights audiences of all ages.


published Sunday, June 28, 2015
Lift Us Up

The tour of Dirty Dancing mostly captures the magic of the movie, and the important part—the dancing—is exquisite.


published Sunday, June 28, 2015
Bard Cards

Shakspeare Dallas opens its summer season with a rip-roaring Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged).


published Thursday, June 25, 2015
Bringing It Home

Casa Mañana proves that at the end of the day, a gloriously sung Les Misérables is what matters most.


published Wednesday, June 24, 2015
The Space Between

Dallas playwright Vicki Caroline Cheatwood's Manicures & Monuments gets lots of room—perhaps too much—at WaterTower Theatre.


published Wednesday, June 24, 2015
Pansy Division

At Uptown Players, the hilarious and heartbreaking The Nance delivers a wrenching love story and bawdy burlesque thrills.


published Monday, June 22, 2015
White and Black Like Us

In Kitchen Dog Theater's New Works Festival, Meridith Friedman's The Firestorm holds up an uncomfortable mirror.


published Tuesday, June 16, 2015
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