Theatre 3’s next act

Posted on 14 Aug 2015 at 6:30am

The deaths earlier this year of T3’s founder and music director left the 54-year-old company without a clear leader. But interim artistic director Bruce R. Coleman knows the show must go on By MARK LOWRY Bruce R. Coleman began his relationship with Theatre 3 as an intern, when he was thrown into the production crew of [...]

It’s showtime!

Posted on 14 Aug 2015 at 6:15am

How one couple is shaping the landscape of musical theater in North Texas By MARK LOWRY If North Texas has a gay power couple in the performing arts — specifically the realm of national touring musicals — it’s Jason Wise and Tony Joy. If the names don’t sound familiar to most theatergoers, that’s not all that [...]

Plan your (night)life

Posted on 14 Aug 2015 at 6:00am

We narrow down a year’s worth of performing arts into one fantastic events calendar by ARNOLD WAYNE JONES The arts community in North Texas is a thriving one — not only the museums and galleries, theaters and stages, but sometimes the city itself. (Remember the NasherX two years ago?) Well, we’ve curated this list of [...]

Local troupe opens gay-themed play ‘Streamers’ tonight

Posted on 13 Aug 2015 at 9:42am

The three gentlemen in Streamers are going to war together and need to create a bond, but continue to fracture it by their own inability to put aside their differences

Glass houses

Posted on 07 Aug 2015 at 6:00am

Theatre 3’s ‘Glass Menagerie’ rediscovers a classic; ‘Motown’ rocks out ARNOLD WAYNE JONES  | Executive Editor When you see a “classic” of theater for the gazillionth time, which is probably a close estimate for me of my experiences with The Glass Menagerie, you kind of lose your ability to be excited, or discover something [...]

Gone in ’60s seconds

Posted on 31 Jul 2015 at 7:30am

Uptown Players travels the world in ‘Catch Me;’ WTT donates to ‘Charity’ ARNOLD WAYNE JONES  | Executive Editor With Mad Men off the air, lovers of the 1960s must be craving a fix. That’s all that could explain why three shows — Catch Me If You Can from Uptown Players, Sweet Charity from WaterTower [...]

Puttin’ the ’mo in Motown

Posted on 31 Jul 2015 at 7:25am

Out actor Jesse Nager heats up ‘Motown’ as Smokey Robinson ARNOLD WAYNE JONES Executive Editor Jesse Nager was born in Boston, raised in New York and touring the country on a show set in Detroit, but Dallas holds a special place in his heart: It’s the hometown of his husband, Jacob. “I love it [...]

Denise Lee closes cabaret series with salute to Broadway

Posted on 24 Jul 2015 at 7:20am

Denise Lee knows she is no spring chicken — she ain’t happy about it, but she knows it. “I’m too old to be a Dreamgirl,” she grimaces. She’s also not a Size 2, not a perky blonde and isn’t waiting to be tapped as Sutton Foster’s stand-by. Simply put, she’s too old, too fat and [...]

Valentine’s day

Posted on 24 Jul 2015 at 6:30am

Actress Whitney Hennen plays the girl unlucky in love in ‘Sweet Charity,’ but in real life she and wife Sara Bollinger are a storybook couple ARNOLD WAYNE JONES  | Executive Editor Charity Hope Valentine is the girl who never finds love. That’s the plot of the musical Sweet Charity. But for Whitney Hennen, who [...]

REVIEW: First look at Festival of Independent Theatres

Posted on 11 Jul 2015 at 2:09pm

All the stories — kind of grown-up versions of Free to Be You and Me — paint a hopeful yet complex picture of mahood