STAGE REVIEW: ‘Grounded’

Posted on 19 Jan 2017 at 12:26pm

STAGE REVIEW: ‘Grounded’

STAGE REVIEW: ‘The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time’

Posted on 12 Jan 2017 at 3:19pm

STAGE REVIEW: ‘The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time’

The ‘Curious Incident’ of movement choreographer Steven Hoggett’s career

Posted on 05 Jan 2017 at 9:19am

The ‘Curious Incident’ of movement choreographer Steven Hoggett’s career

2016 in entertainment… Stage

Posted on 30 Dec 2016 at 6:15am

Critical rankings of the best of 2016 in screen, stage, tube/online and books  … plus our local Actor of the Year ARNOLD WAYNE JONES Executive Editor I saw a lot of good local theater in 2016. But great…? Well, that’s a matter of judgment (which is, of course, what I’m here for), but there […]


Posted on 30 Dec 2016 at 6:00am

While 2016 wasn’t a great year for productions across the board, it goes without saying that individual artists continued to do exceptional work, especially the actors who repeatedly put themselves out there, and into the hands of producers, costumers, directors and others, and trust them do make each other look good. A great performance can […]

BREAKING: WaterTower appoints new artistic director

Posted on 15 Dec 2016 at 10:31am

There was a period of time when I got asked a lot if I was straight or gay, because I lived with a lesbian who is a playwright. I’d say, I’m not gay, but [as with many in the LGBT community] I have felt like an outsider for most of my life

Go nuts

Posted on 09 Dec 2016 at 6:00am

This year, we need a little Christmas, and TBT’s ‘Nutcracker’ fits the bill By almost any metric, 2016 has been a rough year. From elections to celebrity passings, the specter of grimness has loomed ominously. Which is why, sometimes, you just want to be filled with joy. Joyous is the word for Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker. […]

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 […]