Review: ‘The Totalitarians’

Posted on 26 Nov 2015 at 5:00pm

Imagine a politician as stupid as Michele Bachmann (complete with the gay hubbie), who speaks in Sarah Palin word salads as she pontificates racist screeds like Donald Trump full of the bat-shit crazy ideas of Ben Carson, and you have the hysterically scary demagogue Penelope Easter (Tina Parker) in Peter Sinn Nachtrieb’s The Totalitarians, given [...]

Stage Review: ‘The Sound of Music’

Posted on 13 Nov 2015 at 7:30am

After years of review theater and film, I can honestly say I need to take a moratorium on some genres of performing arts: Shakespeare. Moliere. Anything adapting or inspired by Peter Pan. And — I hate to say it — Rodgers & Hammerstein. Honestly, few theater artists were as lushly thoughtful and transformative as the pair, [...]

Stage reviews: ‘Grand Hotel,’ ‘Picnic’

Posted on 05 Nov 2015 at 12:54pm

Lyric Stage’s ravishing ‘Grand Hotel,’ Theatre 3 oozes sex with ‘Picnic’

The hills are alive!

Posted on 29 Oct 2015 at 10:47am

Acclaimed director Jack O’Brien, on reinventing an American classic Think you’re busy? Try being Jack O’Brien. A three-time Tony Award winner (for The Coast of Utopia, Henry IV and Hairspray), the acclaimed theater director has two shows opening in Dallas this week: The world premiere of the Jake Heggie-Terrence McNally opera Great Scott at the [...]

7 plays, 1 theme

Posted on 23 Oct 2015 at 7:25am

MBS Productions resurrects Theatre of Death Seven plays, one theme, all in less than two hours — That’s what you get in MBS Productions’ Theatre of Death, on stage through Nov. 8 at the Stone Cottage Theatre in Addison. “Theatre of Death” is a collection of plays from the genre known as “Teatro Breve” — [...]

Acting out

Posted on 23 Oct 2015 at 6:15am

Actor/activist Jim J. Bullock, pulling himself up by his own ‘Kinky’ bootstraps SCOTT HUFFMAN  | Contributing Writer “One of the things that has been a huge gift to me is my resilience,” out actor (and former Texan) Jim J. Bullock, 60, says. “I am a resilient person in life. A good thing about this [...]

A ‘Whale’ of a show

Posted on 16 Oct 2015 at 7:30am

Leyva shines in L.I.P. Service production Mark Lowry | Contributing Writer FARMER’S BRANCH — Gay men don’t all look like Abercrombie and Fitch models. But on the flip side, even fewer look like Charlie, the central character of Samuel D. Hunter’s beautifully crafted 2012 play The Whale. In fact, very few people in general [...]

A life in the theater

Posted on 16 Oct 2015 at 6:30am

Texas legend Jaston Williams reflects on a career trodding the boards in his new one-man show ‘Maid Marian in a Stolen Car’ ARNOLD WAYNE JONES  | Executive Editor If you live long enough, hopefully you’ll be blessed with great experiences. For theater people, those experiences often make for incredible stories … literally in-credible. Take, [...]

Review: ‘Harbor’

Posted on 15 Oct 2015 at 12:00pm

Kevin (Kevin Moore) and Ted (Chad Peterson) are living one of the many gay stereotypes: The happy, 30-something male couple living a page out of the Pottery Barn catalogue — oozing understated good taste, drinking appletinis with abandon, making “brunch” into a verb. It’s so idyllic, it makes you sick … only you’re actually jealous [...]

Aren’t they bromantic?

Posted on 09 Oct 2015 at 6:30am

Kevin Moore and Chad Peterson aren’t a couple in real life — they just play one onstage… a lot. Meet Dallas’ gay answer to Lunt & Fontanne ARNOLD WAYNE JONES  | Executive Editor The theater world is filled with famous acting duos. Lunt and Fontanne. Olivier and Leigh. Moore and Peterson. Those last two [...]