In brief: ‘Noises Off,’ ‘Good People’

Posted on 13 Jun 2014 at 10:32am

Noises Off. A farce about a theater troupe doing a terrible production of an even worse play could get too meta — what if this production really is terrible? And could you tell? Trust me, you could. But you needn’t worry about that with Noises Off, perhaps the most bulletproof slamming-door romp since Moliere died, given [...]

DSM, Bass theater series announced

Posted on 13 Jun 2014 at 9:31am

Kinky Boots, Cinderella, Once and Pippin among the highlights of the upcoming seasons for Dallas Summer Musicals and Bass Hall’s Performing Arts Fort Worth

UP’s Pride Fest moves back to fall

Posted on 13 Jun 2014 at 7:35am

For the past three years, Uptown Players has produced the Pride Performing Arts Festival — a showcase of plays and live performances with gay themes — during Dallas’ Gay Pride Week in September. But when the group announced its upcoming season last summer, the fest was moved to National Gay Pride Month — that’s now [...]

Cinderella stories

Posted on 13 Jun 2014 at 6:30am

Out actors Peter DiCesare and Sean Burroughs create their own fairy tale endings   ARNOLD WAYNE JONES  | Executive Editor For actors Peter DiCesare and Sean Burroughs, the Dallas theater experience had been like a fairy tale. In less than two years, DiCesare has had acclaimed featured roles in The Producers (as Carmen Ghia), Sweeney [...]

Eddy monster

Posted on 06 Jun 2014 at 7:25am

Religion and mawkishness make for strange bedfellows in ‘Art and Science’ Robert (David Benn) is one of those older-generation gay men, now in his twilight, who came of age when being out was virtually unheard of — the kind who says “lover” and “homosexual” because he’s never felt totally comfortable in his own skin, and who [...]

A Tony primer

Posted on 06 Jun 2014 at 6:15am

Before Sunday’s awards, we take a look at the hottest hits on Broadway   CLINT HASSELL  | Contributing Writer The Tony Awards are Sunday, and that means a host of new plays and musicals will be enshrined in the gay collective consciousness for all time. But as of now, chances are you haven’t seen [...]

Grilled to perfection

Posted on 30 May 2014 at 7:20am

‘BBQ’ roasts modern society; ‘Booth’ explores the making of an assassin   ARNOLD WAYNE JONES  | Life+Style Editor Some people are just inherently, effortlessly funny. They have porous minds, where ideas seem to escape in a slow leak — you’re never sure where a drip will lead, or if it  will pool into a primordial [...]

REVIEW: ‘Shear Madness’ at T3

Posted on 21 May 2014 at 1:49pm

At press night for Shear Madness, the audience was involved but sometimes puzzled about how to proceed, and the finale lacked some punch. Until then, though, the play is a hoot

Dysfunctional divas

Posted on 09 May 2014 at 7:35am

Fitting in with ‘Sherlock’ and ‘The Lyons’   The Lyons begins with the end. Act 1, set entirely in a hospital room, is about a dysfunctional family tentatively coming together while dear ol’ dad (Terry Vandivort) is in the grip of a death-rattle that includes spewing contempt for his gay son Curtis (Austin Tindle) and [...]

Oh, grow up

Posted on 09 May 2014 at 6:15am

At 25, monologuist John Michael discovered himself by serving old folks   ARNOLD WAYNE JONES  | Life+Style Editor The cliché advice to authors is, “Write what you know.” For John Michael, that’s always come fairly easy. Or at least, it did. John Michael has always burned to express himself creatively. He tried acting, but he [...]