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 […]

REVIEW: ‘A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder’

Posted on 24 Aug 2016 at 2:07pm

REVIEW: ‘A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder’

Sign of the times

Posted on 12 Aug 2016 at 7:40am

Don Jones has been translating the arts for the hearing-impaired for more than a quarter century, but he’s not the only one … at least not anymore. Last month, Theatre 3 announced its partnership with the Deaf Action Center to begin interpreted performances of its shows this coming season, in both the mainstage and smaller […]

Booty-licious

Posted on 12 Aug 2016 at 7:35am

Out playwright and director Robert O’Hara tackles the twin minorities of being black and gay in Stage West’s provocative ‘Bootycandy’ Playwright and director Robert O’Hara has been a rising name in theaters around the country for nearly a decade, but he hasn’t been introduced in North Texas — until now. And we’re about to get […]

A season of the arts … at a glance

Posted on 12 Aug 2016 at 7:30am

Your handy guide to a year of theater, dance, music and the arts In addition to our Best Bets rundown of the arts, here’s a comprehensive guide to what’s going on in North Texas for the next 12 months (and beyond). You’ll never be able to say “I’m bored — there’s nothing to do!” again. […]

A year in the life

Posted on 12 Aug 2016 at 7:25am

We narrow down a year’s worth of performing and visual arts into one fantastic must-see events calendar by Arnold Wayne Jones There’s so much offered by the North Texas arts community, it’s easy to get lost in it all. So once again, we’ve curated a list of the best of the best. Culled from all […]

Uptown boys

Posted on 12 Aug 2016 at 6:30am

Uptown Players co-founders Jeff Rane and Craig Lynch reflect on 15 years of changing the landscape of theater in North Texas By Arnold Wayne Jones In the summer of 2001, two friends, both local actors — Jeff Rane and Craig Lynch — decided they were tired of looking for good theater; they wanted to create […]

Uptown Players announces lineup for Pride Performing Arts Fest

Posted on 02 Aug 2016 at 9:00am

Uptown Players announces lineup for Pride Performing Arts Fest