‘Wind’ blown

Posted on 02 Jun 2017 at 6:00am

The classic play of science vs. religion deserves a better production than the one at the Kalita Humphreys Theater   Inherit the Wind is one of those works — The Great Gatsby is another — that, for 30 years now, I have read, and reread, and reread again, at irregular intervals, just to remind myself […]

Into the woods… and out of the closet

Posted on 19 May 2017 at 7:30am

Into the Woods isn’t the only place you can get a fresh look at Little Red Riding Hood this week. Playwright Ben Schroth is contributing his own revisionist version with the staged reading of his latest play, Little Red, which will be performed May 19, 25 and 27 at the Bath House Cultural Center as […]

Theater in the age of alternative facts

Posted on 19 May 2017 at 6:15am

Just honored with the regional theater Tony Award, DTC’s Kevin Moriarty takes on the classic play ‘Inherit the Wind’ in an era of fake news   ARNOLD WAYNE JONES | Executive Editor On Sunday, June 11, a lot of producers, actors, directors and designers will be sitting in Radio City Music Hall, waiting on tenterhooks […]

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 — […]