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

My chemical romance

Posted on 02 Sep 2016 at 7:40am

Love, laughter, lyrics get ‘Toxic’ at Uptown   ARNOLD WAYNE JONES  | Executive Editor There’s a sick, delicious history of turning unlikely stories into stage musicals. From The Rocky Horror Show to Little Shop of Horrors (riffing on sci-fi) to Avenue Q (the profanitizing of children’s television), the tradition of twisting camp sources into even […]

Where to get your gay on this month

Posted on 02 Sep 2016 at 7:40am

  Fifteen years ago, Uptown Players became Dallas’ first theater company expressly dedicated to producing shows by, about and for North Texas’ LGBT community; five years ago, Uptown started its Dallas Pride Performing Arts Festival, a week long of one-acts and cabaret shows set to coincide with Dallas Pride and expand its mission. Three years […]

Gay for play

Posted on 02 Sep 2016 at 6:15am

Dallas Pride is a great time for theatergoing, and several gay short-play festivals — and Theatre Too’s full-sized production of ‘The Sum of Us’ — can attest   ARNOLD WAYNE JONES  | Executive Editor In the play The Sum of Us, the straight dad and his sexually-active gay son live together in harmony, each supportive […]