While some may not find Shakespearean literature exciting, Director Kevin Moriarty has crafted a show of epic, theatrical proportions. In the Dallas Theater Center production of the “Twelfth Night”, Moriarty takes a huge risk by emphasizing debaucherous aspects of the beloved Shakespeare play.
“Twelfth Night” itself refers to an Old English festival; the end of Christmas, where the entire town is eating, drinking and being merry. Moriarty’s version is set on a beach, where wild, young and attractive adults are participating in festivities that make it seem like spring break is taking place in the winter. Continue reading →
2017 Regional Theatre Tony Award RecipientDallas Theater Center presents Fetch Clay, Make Man by Dallas Theater Center Playwright-in-Residence Will Power at the Dee and Charles Wyly Theatre Studio Theatre. Directed by Nataki Garrett, Fetch Clay, Make Man begins on Dec. 5 and runs through Jan. 13. A Pay-What-You-Can performance will be Wednesday, Dec. 5 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets to Fetch Clay, Make Man are on sale now at their website or by phone at (214) 880-0202.
2017 Regional Theatre Tony Award RecipientDallas Theater Center (DTC) presents White Rabbit Red Rabbit by Nassim Soleimanpour at the Dee and Charles Wyly Theatre Studio Theatre. White Rabbit Red Rabbit begins on May 30 and runs through July 1. A Pay-What-You-Can performance will be Sunday, June 3 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are on sale now online and by phone at (214) 880-0202. Continue reading →
The AT&T Performing Arts Center and Dallas Theater Center jointly announced today an unprecedented new collaboration to co-produce the Broadway musical HAIRSPRAY which will be the first title on the AT&T Performing Arts Center’s Broadway Series 2018/2019 season. The smash hit musical comedy HAIRSPRAY will play 12 performances July 7 through July 15, 2018 at the Winspear Opera House in the downtown Dallas Arts District.
HAIRSPRAY will be included in the six-show 2018/2019 Broadway Series package which will be announced on Sunday, March 11, 2018. Continue reading →
The Dallas Theater Center (DTC), in association with the Theatre Division of Meadows School of the Arts at Southern Methodist University (SMU), presents Frankenstein at the Kalita Humphreys Theater. Directed by DTC’s Associate Artistic Director Joel Ferrell, Frankenstein begins on Feb. 2 and runs through March 4. A Pay-What-You-Can performance will be Sunday, Feb. 4 at 2 p.m., and Press Night will be Wednesday, Feb. 7 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets to Frankenstein are on sale now hereand by phone at (214) 880-0202. Continue reading →
Zack Weinstein always knew he wanted to be an actor. A native of Massachusetts, he did plays and musicals in middle and high school and went on to major in theatre at Skidmore College in upstate New York. In the summer after his freshman year, however, Zack’s dreams were put on hold after a canoeing trip in Maine took a tragic turn and Zack broke his neck. The accident left Zack paralyzed and in a wheelchair. Continue reading →
“Part play, part rock show, part party” was how Director Joel Ferrell described The Rocky Horror Show to me last night after the showing at the Dallas Theater Center (DTC). His production certainly treats Richard O’Brien’s masterpiece as such. There are first-rate musicians belting out the familiar but pleasurable numbers. A strong and enthusiastic cast animating the story. And an engaging and contrived stage design to build it all on. Little wonder that row upon row of the audience were on their feet when Time Warp came around and all the audience interjections familiar to attendees of the film version (The Rocky Horror Picture Show) peppered the dialog as well. Sometimes these were used to good effect, as when an interrupted Riff Raff improvised “as that lady said” to a Frank N. Furter cross examination. Continue reading →