Absurdly ever after Over-the-top and ‘Into the Woods:’ If Stomp met Sondheim

Posted on 19 May 2017 at 6:00am

  ARNOLD WAYNE JONES | Executive Editor Here’s a sentence nobody has ever said before in reference to Into the Woods: “The cow gave the best performance.” As any theater fan will know, the cow — named Milky White — in the James Lapine–Stephen Sondheim fractured fairy tale musical is usually played by a plastic […]

Happy endings

Posted on 12 May 2017 at 6:15am

‘Into the Woods:’ Out music director Evan Rees leads a fairy tale life   SCOTT HUFFMAN  |  Contributing Writer Scott_in-dallas@yahoo.com Ordinarily, conductors of musicals perform their duties with their backs to the audience and their heads barely visible, standing vigil in an orchestra pit. But that’s soooo last millennium. In a new production of Stephen […]

BREAKING: WaterTower announces 2017-18 season

Posted on 25 Apr 2017 at 12:01pm

BREAKING: WaterTower announces 2017-18 season

BREAKING: DSM appoints new president

Posted on 22 Apr 2017 at 12:10pm

Dallas Summer Musicals taps new president

STAGE REVIEWS: ‘Discord,’ ‘Straight White Men’

Posted on 21 Apr 2017 at 12:23pm

Emily Scott Banks, who directed Discord, may herself be the spiritual successor to Rene Moreno

Life in the in-between

Posted on 14 Apr 2017 at 6:15am

Zo Pryor, a teenaged, self-identified genderqueer actor, casts in doubt the privileges of ‘Straight White Men’ JONANNA WIDNER  | Contributing Writer jonanna.widner@gmail.com Ever-so-slowly, the world is changing when it comes to its transgender — as well as its “non-binary” — population. Obviously, we are far from an ideal state. Change can be agonizingly slow. But […]

My mean, lean Greek tragedy

Posted on 14 Apr 2017 at 6:00am

DTC’s outdoor vision of ‘Electra’ The first thing you hear in Dallas Theater Center’s new adaptation of Electra is breath panting in your ear. It comes as a shock — so intimate, so real. The DTC has supplied every patron with headphones, which brings every word conspiratorially into your brain. It’s a practical device — […]

We are family

Posted on 31 Mar 2017 at 6:00am

Love takes many shapes in ‘It Shoulda Been You’ and ‘Kinky Boots’   It’s a wedding nobody seems to be glad about except the happy couple. Jenny (Jodi C. Wright), the plump, dour older sister of the bride, Rebecca (Katie Moyes Williams), is stressed with helping plan the wedding, while their mother Judy (Linda Leonard) […]

Appreciation: Rene Moreno, 1959–2017

Posted on 28 Mar 2017 at 10:14pm

Rene Moreno was an authentic genius of his craft whose work transformed all who saw it

ANOTHER SIDE OF ‘TUNA’

Posted on 24 Mar 2017 at 7:30am

When Greater Tuna was created more than three decades ago, it was the brilliant script and performances by co-stars Joe Sears and Jaston Williams that made it an instant classic. Three more plays followed set in Tuna — about the third-smallest town in Texas, a sort of Peyton Place for right wing goofballs — each […]