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Crossed Up

Amphibian Stage Productions has timely absurdism with British playwright Kieran Lynn's temporarily title-changed Crossing the Line.


published Wednesday, July 20, 2016
Christmas in July

There are several reasons to see Pegasus Theatre's latest Living Black and White production, most notably that it's the last time Kurt Kleinmann plays Harry Hunsacker, the detective he created.


published Wednesday, July 20, 2016
Play Date

At Uptown Players, opening night angst breeds snarling insults, fawning flattery and numbing name-dropping in It’s Only a Play, Terrence McNally’s backstage comedy.


published Tuesday, July 19, 2016
Ribbon Worthy

Stolen Shakespeare Guild has good old-fashioned fun with Rodgers and Hammerstein's State Fair.


published Wednesday, July 13, 2016
Gender Studies

At Second Thought Theatre, a searing and marvelous production of Daniel Pearle's A Kid Like Jake probes deep questions.


published Sunday, July 3, 2016
Hear the Beat of Dancing Feet

An enjoyable touring production of 42nd Street, thanks to top-notch tap dancing, comes to Dallas Summer Musicals at the Music Hall at Fair Park.


published Sunday, July 3, 2016
Coy's Town

At Theatre Three, Charles Busch's Psycho Beach Party is crazy fun, especially with Coy Covington's fabulous Joan Crawford-esque drag.


published Wednesday, June 29, 2016
The Summer of Our Content

Shakespeare Dallas adds a strong production of Richard III to one of its best seasons in years.


published Tuesday, June 28, 2016
Backstage Fright

Circle Theatre goes on a fifth venture with Tom Dudzick in his play Don't Talk to the Actors, but the script is washed up.


published Monday, June 27, 2016
Reign in Spain

Drinking, puppets and flamenco are important elements of Buñuel Descending, a colloration between Ochre House and Dallas Flamenco Festival. 


published Sunday, June 26, 2016
Gang Busters

The tour of Bullets Over Broadway at Dallas Summer Musicals has hits and misses, but like the Wood Allen movie, is good entertainment.


published Thursday, June 23, 2016
Rising to the Top

Dallas Theater Center’s Dreamgirls is a fast-paced and fun must-see for the summer season.


published Wednesday, June 22, 2016
Conquer the World

Shakespeare Dallas is off to a strong start to its summer season with a comically on point production of Oliver Goldsmith's She Stoops to Conquer.


published Wednesday, June 22, 2016
Midsummer Knight

Hip Pocket Theatre's 40th season is off to a rollicking start with Johnny Simons' take on Mark Twain's A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court.


published Tuesday, June 21, 2016
It's the Top

Lyric Stage's reconstructed production of Cole Porter's Anything Goes, with original orchestrations, is simply de-lovely.


published Tuesday, June 21, 2016
Amazing Harriet

Grace and grit survive the atrocities of slavery in Harriet Jacobs in African American Repertory Theater’s moving, elegant production at K.D. Studio Theatre.


published Wednesday, June 15, 2016
Winter Wonderland

Trinity Shakespeare Festival navigates the difficulties of the late romance The Winter's Tale with finesse.


published Wednesday, June 15, 2016
Dream Lovers

At Trinity Shakespeare Festival, A Midsummer Night's Dream is a feast of fantasy and romance.


published Wednesday, June 15, 2016
Face Time

DVA Productions attempts a production of Jordan E. Cooper's Masked, about blackface minstrelsy, but the script, direction and acting still need work.


published Tuesday, June 14, 2016
Dork Matter

Jackie Kashian ventures out of the Dork Forest and into Amphibian Stage Productions' stand-up comedy series.


published Saturday, June 11, 2016
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County Courting

At WaterTower Theatre, all the elements come together for an extraordinary production of John Patrick Shanley's Outside Mullingar.


published Friday, June 10, 2016
Go Ahead and Jump

In WaterTower Theatre's Discover Series, Tanya Barfield's cleverly structured Bright Half Life reminds us that it's OK to take the leap.


published Friday, June 10, 2016
What a Beaut

The fun, if formulaic, Beautiful feeds Carole King fans a delightful dose of classic mid-century pop in the AT&T Performing Arts Center’s Broadway Series.


published Thursday, June 9, 2016
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Seasons of Love

At Uptown Players, the regional premiere of Terrence McNally's Mothers and Sons speaks of the healing power of love.


published Monday, June 6, 2016
Epic Grail

At Casa Manana, Hunter Foster directs a Ni-slapping cast, including Jeff McCarthy and Julia Murney, in Monty Python's Spamalot.


published Monday, June 6, 2016
Kit Kat Kaboom

Gritty, seductive Cabaret delivers provocative thrills and a disturbing warning at AT&T Performing Arts Center ‘s Broadway Series at Winspear Opera House.  


published Monday, May 30, 2016
Of Windmills and Fairies

in the Soluna Festival, the Orchestra of New Spain, along with Avant Chamber Ballet, honors Cervantes and Shakespeare.


published Sunday, May 29, 2016
No Music

With a non-Equity tour of Ragtime that uses canned music over a live orchestra, Dallas Summer Musicals does a grave disservice to audiences.


published Friday, May 27, 2016
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Complex Movement

Complexions Contemporary Ballet closes the first all-dance season of TITAS with an occasionally thrilling concert at Winsper Opera House.


published Thursday, May 26, 2016
And You Don't Stop

At Artes de la Rosa, Kristoffer Diaz's Welcome to Arroyo's fills the Rose Marine Theater with smart storytelling and dope grooves.


published Wednesday, May 25, 2016
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