‘Beast’ no burden

Posted on 11 Apr 2014 at 7:35am

Out actor Paul Crane may not be Belle, but he’s having a ball in Disney tour ARNOLD WAYNE JONES  | Life+Style Editor Everyone in theater has to start out as the new guy some time. But Paul Crane never expected to be the oldest fella with the shortest resume. A few years ago, Crane was [...]

REVIEW: ‘Gidion’s Knot’ at KDT

Posted on 09 Apr 2014 at 12:04pm

A mother attends a parent-teacher conference to discuss her 5th grader, who was suspected for a week, but the the teacher doesn’t recall making the appointment … unless the mother is … oh, her.

DTC announces 2014-15 season

Posted on 08 Apr 2014 at 6:01am

Stagger Lee and Bruce Wood make their Wyly debuts, and June Squibb and A Christmas Carol returns in DTC’s 2014-15 season

Catwalk strut

Posted on 04 Apr 2014 at 7:35am

‘Pageant’ gender-bends the runway   ARNOLD WAYNE JONES   Shameful as it can be to admit, part of us — especially gay men — secretly enjoy beauty pageants. We can make fun of them, and YouTube can get millions of hits watching Carolina rubes stumble awkwardly through the question session, and the talents can be [...]

REVIEW: ‘The Mousetrap’

Posted on 28 Mar 2014 at 7:35am

A houseful of travelers, all virtual strangers to each other, arrive at a newly-opened bed and breakfast on the Moors of England just as a snow storm traps them all inside. At the same time, news reports of a vicious killer on a rampage, recently seen in the area, fill them with dread. Could it [...]

‘Pageant’ queen

Posted on 28 Mar 2014 at 6:15am

‘Pageant’s’ Kevin Gunter went from SMU music professor to gay go-to guy for musical directors   ARNOLD WAYNE JONES  | Life+Style Editor Kevin Gunter’s introduction to Dallas musical theater was a trial by fire. Literally. In 2006, Gunter happened to meet Jeff Rane, one of the co-founders of Uptown Players, at Amy Stevenson’s Mama’s Party [...]

Frankly explicit ‘Stranger by the Lake’ goes full-frontal

Posted on 21 Mar 2014 at 7:40am

Oh, what it must have been like at Cannes last year! First, Blue Is the Warmest Color — a three-hour, sexually-explicit lesbian romance — won the coveted Palme d’Or, then Alain Guiraudie’s Stranger by the Lake takes the Queer Palm and the best director trophy in the Un Certain Regard competition (it later scored eight [...]

Hero worship

Posted on 21 Mar 2014 at 7:30am

DTC’s world premiere musical ‘Fortress of Solitude’ explores a bromance derailed ARNOLD WAYNE JONES  | Life+Style Editor …………………………………. FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE Wyly Theatre, 2400 Flora St. Through April 8. DallasTheaterCenter.org. …………………………………. Dylan (Adam Chanler-Berat) was one of those kids who was more his parents’ experiment than their child. They were hippie-dippy social pioneers, ones who [...]

Consciences & Queen

Posted on 14 Mar 2014 at 6:00am

Rock’s glam days reborn, and ‘Hamlet’ becomes a comedy at Theatre 3   ARNOLD WAYNE JONES  | Life+Style Editor The biggest surprise about Less Than Kind, a 70-year-old romantic comedy from British playwright Terence Rattigan making its North American debut at Theatre 3, is: Who knew Rattigan did comedy? His works were the quintessence of [...]

In the ‘House’

Posted on 21 Feb 2014 at 7:45am

TCC’s chamber chorus tackles ‘Alexander’s House,’ a gay mini-opera   RICH LOPEZ  | Contributing Writer getrichindallas@gmail.com When the Turtle Creek Chorale’s artistic director, Trey Jacobs, first saw the play-with-music Alexander’s House, it hit close to home. The story — about a gay man who passes away, leaving behind his partner, friends and a son who [...]