by Andrew Chalk
Les Misérables, affectionately known as ‘les Miz’ to millions of theatre goers, has arrived in Dallas just a scant 29 years after its first English language release and what an overwhelming and stylish performance it is by the Dallas Theater Center. Visiting director Liesl Tommy has produced a technically excellent production of this favorite, yet still found opportunities to introduce contemporary references that are fresh and relevant.
She must have found her task daunting. Les Misérables is the most watched musical in history. First performed (in the English language) in 1985 by the Royal Shakespeare Company at London’s Barbican Center after a two-year development program led by director Cameron Mackintosh, it went on to be the longest-running musical ever in London and to a record run on Broadway. This spring, a Broadway revival began at the Imperial Theatre. Add in Canada, Australia, Japan, Korea and Spain as countries currently hosting major productions, and you have a show that ‘everyone’ in your audience has seen and already formed expectations. Continue reading
by Steven Doyle
Dallas Theater Center brings the world’s greatest detective to the stage in Sherlock Holmes: The Final Adventure, written by Steven Dietz and directed by DTC Artistic Director Kevin Moriarty. Audiences will be thrilled by Sherlock Holmes: The Final Adventure, which is based on the original 1899 play by William Gillette and Arthur Conan Doyle and opens in previews on April 25 with a Pay-What-You-Can performance on May 25 at the Dee and Charles Wyly Theatre. Tickets to Sherlock Holmes: The Final Adventure are on sale now at the DTC website and by phone at (214) 880-0202. Continue reading
by Jennifer Thomas
You can have it all this season at Dallas Theater Center. Magnificent musicals. Uproarious comedies. Deeply moving dramas. A new world premiere. Get transported to Greece in 500 B.C., 17th Century France, 20th Century America and back to the present. Get swept up and wowed along the way with spectacular, never-seen-before stagings, both at the state-of-the-art Dee and Charles Wyly Theatre and our beloved, Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Kalita Humphreys Theater. Subscribe today, and buckle up… it’s going to be a sensational ride. Continue reading
by Jayne Herring
Tonight, immediately following the Chiapas International 10th Anniversary Gala, a new young professionals group called Chiapas Connectors will take over the space with live music by Emerald City, open bar, a birthday cake and ice cream bar, and a World Market featuring international vendors.
Chiapas Connectors is a committee of young professionals dedicated to furthering the mission of Chiapas International in the DFW community through outreach and fundraising. Members are emerging community leaders with international and philanthropic interests and a passion for breaking the cycle of poverty through the use of microfinance loans and other anti-poverty solutions. Chiapas International, formerly known as The Chiapas Project, is celebrating their 10-year anniversary tonight at a gala dinner preceding the Connectors’ party. Since its inception in 2003 Chiapas International has raised more than $6 million and has helped more than 300,000 women and their families in seven countries take the first step out of poverty. Continue reading
by Steven Doyle
Dallas Theater Center announced today the upcoming production of Neil Simon’s classic American comedy, The Odd Couple, directed by DTC Artistic Director Kevin Moriarty. When two men with struggling relationships, neat and particular Felix Ungar and disheveled and rough-edged Oscar Madison, decide to live together, the results are funny and poignant. The Odd Couple opens with previews on Friday, March 15 and runs through Sunday, April 14 at the Dee and Charles Wyly Theatre in the AT&T Performing Arts Center. Continue reading
by Steven Doyle
A Christmas in Dallas is not complete without seeing the Dallas Theater Center’s A Christmas Carol at the Kalita Humphreys Theater on Turtle Creek. We really do not get snow, and no one is about to roast a chestnut in the streets, so we grab our traditions where we can. We were about to announce the Pay-What-You-Can show set for November 20, but the it sold out in record time. We are listing other PWYC shows as a holiday gift to our readers. Continue reading
by Steven Doyle
Yesterday we announced tickets were on sale for Second City Does Dallas, a production of the Dallas Theater Center that will be featured at the Wyly in the Arts District in downtown Dallas. Now is your chance for a few free tickets to see the show. We will be able to offer one of several dates, but all you need to do is make a comment below. One random commenter will be the lucky winner which we will select Monday, August 27, 2012.
The Second City troupe was born just over 50 years ago in Chicago at a time when mother-in-law jokes were more the fashion, The Second City railed against the conformist culture with scenes that spoke to a younger generation. Alumni of the group includes Alan Arkin, Barbara Harris, Robert Klein, David Steinberg and Fred Willard, John Belushi, Dan Aykroyd and Gilda Radner, Martin Short, Andrea Martin, Catherine O’Hara, John Candy, Eugene Levy, Dave Thomas, Joe Flaherty and Rick Moranis. Continue reading