Uptown Players has scored two coups, snagging local rights to two Tony Award-winning hits: The musical The Boy from Oz and this year’s best play winner, Christopher Durang’s Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike
The great thing about the stage musical of Xanadu is that the premise alone is so outrageous, the audience does a lot of the heavy lifting itself. Based on the 1980 movie musical that, by consensus, was the death knell of disco, it keeps all the ridiculous tropes in place: the ancient Greek muse Clio [...]
Lost Boy Campbell Walker Fields’ 2 dads helped him ‘Fly’ at DTC ARNOLD WAYNE JONES | Life+Style Editor It’s probably no coincidence that Campbell Walker Fields’ favorite TV show is Dance Moms. He’s kind of living that life. No, Campbell isn’t Abby; he’s the kid of the story, the young actor who had a hankering [...]
Dallas Summer Musicals announced its 2014 season at an event Tuesday night, showcasing a larger eight-show mainstage season, as well as two special events. And boy! Is it ever a gay season.
How Jacob Brent went from small town roller rink to choreographer for discorific ‘Xanadu’ ARNOLD WAYNE JONES | Life+Style Editor When a choreographer works on a show, he’s usually looking for actors who can dance. But when Jacob Brent was tapped to work on WaterTower Theatre’s production of Xanadu, the requirements weren’t that simple. Not [...]
The last time I saw Peter Pan and company onstage (just last year), the Boy Who Never Grew Up was played by a post-menopausal woman, Capt. Hook was a foppish dandy in pristine Victorian garb and Tinkerbell was little more than a lighting designer’s wet dream. Oh, how things have changed. Fly, the new musical [...]
For the third consecutive year, Uptown Players will put on a bonus series of play to coincide with Dallas Gay Pride Week, including some returning favorites and several acclaimed off-Broadway shows.
The hardest thing to parse about the play Children of a Lesser God isn’t really that half the exposition takes place in a largely foreign language — specifically, American Sign Language. A play about deafness? How does that work? The fact is, it works just fine. No, the problem is another, albeit it also [...]
‘Songs’ doesn’t remain the same; ‘Flashdance’ is more like ‘Silly Elliot’ Generally speaking, I’m not a fan of song cycles, the theatrical equivalent of rock concept albums. Typically, they are songs linked only because they come from the same composer, sometimes loosely connected with a common theme. If I wanna see that, I can go [...]
The show rests largely on its close-harmony duets, especially “What You Don’t Know About Women: (sung by Lee Jamison and Kassiani Menas) and “You’re Nothing With Me” (sung by Gregory Lush and Alexander Ross).