‘Xmas’ reviews: ‘Carol,’ ‘Story,’ ‘Trailer Park’

Posted on 12 Dec 2014 at 7:35am

You can’t swing a dead reindeer around North Texas this month and not hit a production with the word “Christmas” in it. And why not? But not all Christmas tales are the same — from the sentimental to the spiritual to the irreverent to the secularly nostalgic, there’s something for every taste …. whether you’re [...]

‘Once’ is not enough

Posted on 12 Dec 2014 at 6:00am

For multi-talented performer Donna Garner, tuneful musical is a great fit Donna Garner first sang in front of an audience when she was five years old. She began piano about a year later, violin when she was nine, cello when she was 12… We could go on. The veteran stage star, who currently plays the [...]

Review: Kitchen Dog’s ‘The Arsonists’ becomes a farce of the mind

Posted on 13 Nov 2014 at 9:04am

Review: ‘The Arsonists’ at KDT — a farce of the mind

Instant car-ma

Posted on 31 Oct 2014 at 7:25am

  ARNOLD WAYNE JONES  | Executive Editor The film version of Driving Miss Daisy was one of those delightful confluences of popular appeal and critical acclaim — so pervasively loved that it’s easy to forget it started life as a simple three-character, one-act off-Broadway play. Who does a play about a car, anyway? (Actually, from [...]

‘Size’ matters

Posted on 24 Oct 2014 at 6:15am

Bulging with sexual tension, Jubilee’s ‘Brothers Size’ has mythic dimensions ARNOLD WAYNE JONES  | Executive Editor jones@dallasvoice.com Ogun Size (Rico Romalus Parker) is almost the stereotype of the angry black man: He’s a business owner — the best auto mechanic in the neighborhood — for which he’s had to work his ass off his whole [...]

Criminal minds

Posted on 17 Oct 2014 at 7:45am

‘Bonnie & Clyde’ on a spree; Lulu Ward kills Tennessee ARNOLD WAYNE JONES  | Executive Editor jones@dallasvoice.com Should we be concerned that Dallas is best known for a presidential assassin, a ruthless oil baron named Ewing, a pair of Depression-Era gangsters and now the Ebola virus? Well, J.R. is dead, Bill O’Reilly has killed Kennedy [...]

Martin-izing WaterTower

Posted on 10 Oct 2014 at 7:20am

Family man Terry Martin begins his 15th season as WTT’s artistic director with ‘Bonnie & Clyde’   MARK LOWRY  | Contributing Writer marklowry@theaterjones.com Many people figure this out as they get older, but 30 years ago if you told a twentysomething Terry Martin that he’d one day identify as two things he couldn’t fathom at the [...]

Review: ‘Rapunzel! Rapunzel!’

Posted on 10 Oct 2014 at 7:20am

The best children’s theater offers something for kids and adults alike, whether in the form of subtext, spectacle or simple delightfulness, all of which are in abundance in Dallas Children’s Theater’s current production, Rapunzel! Rapunzel! A Very Hairy Fairy Tale (the subtitle alone cues you in that this isn’t just for the wee ones). From [...]

Q the reel

Posted on 10 Oct 2014 at 6:00am

Our guide to the film offerings at  Q Cinema 16, Cowtown’s big LGBT film fest Q Cinema, North Texas’ long-running gay film festival, holds its 16th big event (for only the sec ond time, in the fall instead of the spring) and we watched a whole passel o’ the offerings. There’s something for every taste, [...]

Review: “Hands on a Hard Body’

Posted on 03 Oct 2014 at 6:32am

The manager at Floyd King Nissan in Longview needs a gimmick to move inventory, and for a decade or more, his Hands on a Hard Body contest seems to do the trick: Let locals put their name in a hat, and 10 lucky folks will get the opportunity to win a $22,000 pickup, and all [...]