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


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
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
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
To Be Clear

It's all about clarity at Trinity Shakespeare Festival, where repertory productions of King Lear and Love's Labour's Lost play beautifully together.


published Tuesday, June 16, 2015
Sky Ha'i

Lyric Stage ends its excellent run of the major Rodgers and Hammerstein musicals with a luminous South Pacific with 38-piece orchestra.


published Monday, June 15, 2015
Hot Chekhov

At Stage West, Christopher Durang's Chekhov-referencing Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike is light, refreshing and very funny.


published Sunday, June 14, 2015
Lake Effects

Hip Pocket Theatre's season opens with Johnny Simons' beautiful The Enchanted Lake, bolstered by a captivating score from Darrin Kobetich.


published Sunday, June 14, 2015
Rad Boys

With Turtle-y 80s, the Turtle Creek Chorale uses nostalgia for some most excellent fun, and a little heartbreak.


published Sunday, June 14, 2015
What a Ball

The national tour of Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella, with some updates to the story, is terrific family fun at Dallas Summer Musicals.


published Saturday, June 13, 2015
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Little Feats

At Echo Theatre, Madeleine George's Precious Little asks if language defines or limits humanity at Echo Theatre.


published Tuesday, June 9, 2015
How the West was Won

Fun House Theatre & Film again surprises with bold youth productions of Sam Shepard's True West and David Mamet's Speed-the-Plow.


published Wednesday, June 3, 2015
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That'll Be a Yay!

Texas native Andy Christopher rocks the title role in Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story at Fort Worth's Casa Mañana.


published Monday, June 1, 2015
City of Frights

Second Thought Theatre takes on Amy Herzog's disturbing Belleville, and gets it breathlessly right.


published Saturday, May 30, 2015
All About the Middle

The TITAS season closes with Ballet West, which fumbles on Balanchine but picks back up on dances by William Forsythe and Jodie Gates.


published Saturday, May 30, 2015
Mad World

Adam Adolfo's concept for Man of La Mancha is intriguing, but is muddled in a production with too much going on.


published Friday, May 22, 2015
Shining Bright

The Blue Candlelight Music Series ends the season brilliantly with guests DeMarre McGill, David Cooper and Alex Kerr.


published Friday, May 22, 2015
With the Flow

Dark Circles Contemporary Dance and Lil Buck are standouts in the 2015 edition of the TITAS Command Performance, who signals a changing tide.


published Wednesday, May 20, 2015
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Radio Stars

Set your dial for the fun RadioVision reading of Pegasus Theatre’s Deadline! at Bath House Cultural Center.


published Tuesday, May 19, 2015
Steps in Time

At Teatro Dallas, the Afro-centric poetry of Cuban writer Nicolás Guillén is beautifully dramatized in Poetry Dances.


published Tuesday, May 19, 2015
Past Perfect

At Houston Grand Opera, the marvelous mariachi opera El pasado nunca se termina proves that opera can reach new audiences.


published Friday, May 15, 2015
Pantaloons on Fire

At Theatre Three, the boisterous, brazen The Liar lands laughs with broad gestures, rhymed couplets and classic panache.


published Friday, May 15, 2015
Have Mercy

Amphibian Stage Productions hosts Michael Milligan in his conversation-starting one-man show Mercy Killers, which deals with the healthcare issue.


published Monday, May 11, 2015
Bright and Shining Ruby

The new music champions of Voices of Change prove they still have something important to say with the 40th anniversary concert.


published Saturday, May 9, 2015
Ride, Walkuries, Ride!

At Houston Grand Opera, the second installment in the Ring Cycle, Die Walküre, is on a whole other level.


published Wednesday, May 6, 2015
Get Thee to Hamlet

After seeing Fort Worth Opera's marvelous production of Ambroise Thomas' Hamlet, the question is why isn't it produced more often?


published Tuesday, May 5, 2015
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