A FIT of peaks

Posted on 21 Jul 2017 at 7:30am

Festival of Independent Theatres roars in its opening weekend We’ve seen plenty of plays and movies in which a beautiful, healthy female actor pretends to have a serious illness. Think Cynthia Nixon as the cancer patient in Wit, Diane Keaton as a leukemia sufferer in Marvin’s Room or Mary Tyler Moore as the quadriplegic in […]

I know why ‘La Cage’ birds sing

Posted on 21 Jul 2017 at 6:15am

Uptown Players finds the human connection in a camp classic   In a world of Kinky Boots, Priscilla Queen of the Desert, The Producers and more, it can be a challenge to wrap your mind around the idea that, in 1983, La Cage aux Folles was absolutely revolutionary. There had been gay characters on Broadway […]

Building a ‘Wall’

Posted on 21 Jul 2017 at 6:00am

WaterTower’s new artistic director chooses as her first production a rollicking history of Stonewall ARNOLD WAYNE JONES | Executive Editor jones@dallasvoice.com Whenever an arts organization brings in a newcomer to lead it, there’s an expectation that fresh blood equates with fresh ideas … and sometimes radical rethinking. The decision by Addison’s WaterTower Theatre to tap […]

STAGE REVIEW: ‘The Bodyguard’

Posted on 20 Jul 2017 at 10:50am

The Bodyguard is the stage iteration of the beach-read novel, or the summer movie blockbuster. Its aim is pure entertainment, and it hits a bullseye. 

STAGE REVIEWS: The first weekend of FIT off to an auspicious start

Posted on 19 Jul 2017 at 1:34pm

STAGE REVIEWS: The first weekend of FIT off to an auspicious start

For your protection

Posted on 14 Jul 2017 at 6:30am

R&B diva Deborah Cox takes on ‘The Bodyguard’ Most performers would shudder at the task of tackling the iconic role of Rachel Marron, a character portrayed legendarily by Whitney Houston in the 1992 movie The Bodyguard. After all, the film is probably better remembered for its wildly popular soundtrack and for its co-stars or plot.  […]

STAGE REVIEWS: ‘Hood,’ ‘The Necessities,’ ‘Finding Neverland’

Posted on 13 Jul 2017 at 8:37am

STAGE REVIEWS: ‘Hood,’ ‘The Necessities,’ ‘Finding Neverland’

Play about Dallas Police ambush opens on 1-year anniversary

Posted on 06 Jul 2017 at 10:02am

Play about Dallas Police ambush opens on 1-year anniversary

‘Ann,’ frankly

Posted on 23 Jun 2017 at 7:20am

Linda Leonard transforms into the  firebrand guv The current production of Ann, about firebrand Texas Gov. Ann Richards, begins with the actual video of her infamous keynote address at the 1988 Democratic National Convention. Then actress Linda Leonard walks onstage to take over, and I’ll be damned if there aren’t several moments (especially if you […]

‘Fun Home’ tickets to Dallas show go on sale Friday

Posted on 21 Jun 2017 at 9:55am

‘Fun Home’ tickets to Dallas show go on sale Friday