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Posted on 03 Oct 2013 at 11:10pm

Friday 10.04

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‘The Lion King’ will be DSM’s final State Fair musical

It’s a tradition that goes back a long way: Every fall, the Dallas Summer Musicals closes out its season with a month-long run of a show that has come to be called The State Fair Musical. But as of 2014, that relationship ends, and DSM will end its season before the fair kicks off. That makes The Lion King the last time you have to fight fair traffic to see a show at the Music Hall — and the tuneful, extravagant production (with music by
Elton John and eye-popping costumes and direction by Julie Taymor) is a fitting swan song. Hakuna Matata, everyone!

DEETS:
Music Hall at Fair Park
901 First Ave.
Oct. 2–20.
DallasSummerMusicals.org.

 

Friday 10.04

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Miss Sophia McIntosh yuks it up for Dallas Black Pride

DFW Pride Movement marks its fifth anniversary with a slew of events this weekend, from performances by locals like Jurni Rayne
to discussions led by activist Cd Kirven to appearances by celebs like Noah’s Arc actor Rodney Chester. But we’re most looking forward to seeing drag comic Miss Sophia McIntosh deliver her unique cross-dressing humor.

DEETS:
Doubletree Campbell Centre,
8250 N. Central Expressway
$15–$25.
DFWPrideMovement.org.

 

Saturday 10.05

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Out ‘Torchwood’ star John Barrowman in Dallas for ComicCon

It’s time again for Dallas ComicCon, the thrice-yearly congregation of fanboys, nerds and all forms of comic book lovers. As always, the guest list is extensive and — for true devotees of pop culture — pretty awesome, from Lou Ferigno to Steven Yeun to Jaime Bamber. But for the gay community, the real draw is probably John Barrowman, the B’way song-and-dance star who also happens to play bisexual immortal heartthrob Jack Harkness on Torchwood, as well as a villain on the new hit Arrow.
He’ll be signing autographs Saturday afternoon.

DEETS:
Irving Convention Center
500 W. Las Colinas Blvd.
Oct. 4–6.
SciFiExpo.com.

This article appeared in the Dallas Voice print edition October 4, 2013.

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