Best Bets • 12-06-13

Posted on 05 Dec 2013 at 10:30pm

Friday 12.06

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 DTC brings ‘Christmas Carol’ back to Arts District

For years, theatergoers would trek to a gravel parking lot and step inside a makeshift theater space to see Dallas Theater Center’s annual production of A Christmas Carol in the old Arts District Theater. That structure was razed nearly 10 years ago to make way for the Winspear and the Wyly while Carol settled in at the Kalita in Uptown. Well, the show is finally back Downtown, with a new adaptation from DTC’s gay artistic director, Kevin Moriarty. But not everything is different — it still stars Liz Mikel.

DEETS: Wyly Theatre, 2400 Flora St. Through Dec. 24. DallasTheaterCenter.org.

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Friday 12.06

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 Late night gets campy with ‘The Rocky Horror Show: Christmas Edition’ in Grapevine

Ohlook Performing Arts in Grapevine specializes in a mix of family-friendly shows and edgy stuff aimed often at a gayish audience. This month, the company revives its hit production about tthe sweet transvestite from transsexual Transylvania, The Rocky Horror Show, with a Christmas twist. It plays weekends late-night, costumes are encouraged and it’s BYOB. A toast!

DEETS: Ohlook’s Black Box, 1631 Northwest Highway, Grapevine. Dec. 6–21. OhlookPerform.com.

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Saturday 12.07

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 ‘Normal Heart’ gets staged reading in honor of World AIDS Day

It was just two weeks ago that the Cathedral of Hope performed its version of Larry Kramer’s acclaimed, angry play about the fight for rights for the HIV-positive, The Normal Heart. But who would complain about another version coming this weekend, especi-ally with Worlds AIDS Day taking place earlier this week. This production, a fundraiser for AIDS Arms, takes place at Theatre 3 with a Saturday matinee.

DEETS: Theatre 3, 2900 Routh St. in the Quadrangle. 2 p.m. Contributions requested. Theatre3Dallas.com.

This article appeared in the Dallas Voice print edition December 6, 2013.

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