The magic flame

Posted on 24 Feb 2017 at 6:00am

Queer icons have helped campy magician Jeff Hobson find his onstage persona   When he steps onstage, magic isn’t enough for Jeff Hobson. As the emcee for the popular The Illusionists Live From Broadway show — as well as his solo performances — he looked to campy icons for inspiration. Now, he wears rhinestones like […]

Ladies sing the blues

Posted on 17 Feb 2017 at 6:00am

The return of ‘Her Song’ is catchy cabaret … with a feminist message   It’s the Jazz Age, a time when men dress in tuxedoes and women wear long strings of pearls and hats with feathers. The champagne flows as freely as the music at the Echo Room, a speakeasy-style nightclub run by three siblings […]

Come hell or holy water

Posted on 10 Feb 2017 at 5:45am

Worship takes different forms in ‘Hedwig & the Angry Inch’ and ‘The Christians’   Brother and sisters, please be seated. You’re gonna be taken to church. Which church is up to you. Maybe the suburban megachurch on the brink of schism as in The Christians. Or perhaps you prefer to worship on the altar of […]

The end of an era: Theatre Britain’s current season will be its last

Posted on 06 Feb 2017 at 9:37am

BREAKING: The end of an era: Theatre Britain’s current season will be its last

Origin of Hedwig

Posted on 03 Feb 2017 at 6:30am

Director Michael Mayer recounts how ‘Hedwig & the Angry Inch,’ a musical about an East German transgender rock star, became an unlikely smash ARNOLD WAYNE JONES | Executive Editor jones@dallasvoice.com In the mid-1990s, Michael was trying to make a career for himself as a theater director — working off- and off-off-Broadway, developing shows at Juilliard, […]

Stage review: ‘An American in Paris’

Posted on 02 Feb 2017 at 12:29pm

Stage review: ‘An American in Paris’

Dallas Opera, DSM and PAFW reveal upcoming seasons

Posted on 01 Feb 2017 at 12:55pm

Dallas Opera, DSM and PAFW reveal upcoming seasons

Stage reviews: ‘Mame,’ ‘Silent Sky’

Posted on 27 Jan 2017 at 2:57pm

Stage reviews: ‘Mame,’ ‘Silent Sky’

’S Wonderful

Posted on 27 Jan 2017 at 6:30am

Garen Scribner, the rhapsodic dancing star of the sparkling stage version of ‘An American in Paris, is in love with love SCOTT HUFFMAN  | Contributing Writer scott_in_dallas@yahoo.com When Garen Scribner began studying dance, he set three goals for himself — any one of which would be daunting. First, he wanted to dance in an esteemed […]

Skin in the game

Posted on 27 Jan 2017 at 6:15am

Rylee Spire is already the first-ever trans Mr. Dallas Eagle. As he aims to become Mr. Texas Leather this weekend, he reflects on his affection for the leather community A few weeks ago, when Rylee Janus Spire was announced as the 2017 holder of the Mr. Dallas Eagle title, he was met with a chorus […]