REVIEW: DTC’s feminist ‘Christmas Carol’

Posted on 01 Dec 2016 at 11:34am

REVIEW: DTC’s feminist ‘Christmas Carol’

Opera review: ‘Moby-Dick’

Posted on 11 Nov 2016 at 7:35am

Opera thrives on revivals. Unlike plays and musicals, which replenish themselves at a brisk pace, new operas are few and far between. But the Dallas Opera has nurtured new works in recent years (three in 2015 alone), and leading off the pack was 2010’s Moby-Dick by Jake Heggie (libretto by Gene Scheer). It made an […]

Our better ‘Angels’

Posted on 11 Nov 2016 at 7:20am

Kushner’s epic about the AIDS years makes a triumphal return to Uptown Angels in America is a play that shouldn’t work. It has tons of negatives, from the subject matter (the way we, as a culture, dealt with AIDS during the height of the plague during the Reagan Era) to the structure (ultra-realism combined with […]

STAGE REVIEW: ‘Breadcrumbs’

Posted on 14 Oct 2016 at 7:25am

  A series of random, seemingly unconnected words are furiously scribbled on Post-It Notes and immediately discarded — dropped on the floor, left as clues (breadcrumbs?) that may lead us to understand more about the workings of the human mind of Alida (Stephanie Dunnam), a reclusive writer befriended by Beth *Catherine D. DuBord), a flighty […]

Dark victory

Posted on 14 Oct 2016 at 6:15am

An abduction. An assault. And a 30-year struggle to understand what happened. Behind Terry Vandivort’s eerie one-man show ‘The Incident’   ARNOLD WAYNE JONES  | Executive Editor “Once there was a boy… and something terrible happened to him,” begins — and ends — Terry Vandivort’s one-man show The Incident, and right from the start he draws […]

Kitchen Dog Theater lands permanent new home (and it’s near me!)

Posted on 12 Oct 2016 at 1:09pm

Kitchen Dog Theater lands permanent home (and it’s near me)

In defense of sap

Posted on 16 Sep 2016 at 7:35am

Often maligned as cheesy, ‘Camelot’ remains a solid, satisfying musical ARNOLD WAYNE JONES  | Executive Editor Camelot has long been the reputable musical that it’s completely permissible to shit on. It enjoyed a healthy initial two-year run, opening just weeks after JFK was elected and closing less than a year before his assassination, and its […]

In defense of sap

Posted on 15 Sep 2016 at 10:54am

Often maligned as cheesy, ‘Camelot’ remains a solid, satisfying musical ARNOLD WAYNE JONES  |  Executive Editor Camelot has long been the reputable musical that it’s completely permissible to shit on. It enjoyed a healthy initial two-year run, opening just weeks after JFK was elected and closing less than a year before his assassination, and its […]

Murder afoot!

Posted on 09 Sep 2016 at 7:20am

‘Death’ is something to sing about (again); Agatha takes us deep into ‘The Hollow;’and going Down Under at Theatre Too with ‘The Sum of Us’   ARNOLD WAYNE JONES  | Executive Editor Scott A. Eckert is certainly one of North Texas’ most peripatetic theater practitioners. He’s often seen (or more likely, heard) onstage as a […]

Theater critics forum bestows annual honors

Posted on 06 Sep 2016 at 10:00am

Theater critics forum bestows annual honors