‘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).
As he prepares to direct ‘Songs for a New World,’ peripatetic theater pro Coy Covington reflects on 50 shows with Uptown Players ARNOLD WAYNE JONES | Life+Style Editor Coy Covington is a man of many wigs … er, hats. Virtually no one has a more varied theater career in Dallas. By day, he’s on staff [...]
Exhilarating ‘Traces’ gives the circus street cred with dazzling ‘acroballetics’ ARNOLD WAYNE JONES | Life+Style Editor When Traces begins its show with a snarky curtain speech (encouraging you to text during the show and use flash photography), you know: This is not Cirque du Soleil. Cirque shows nuzzle up to you with a nudging wonder, [...]
Tim Johnson’s One.Man.Show. is brilliant, while Sister Act is simply brilliant fun.
Father-son matters resonate onstage & off for Stan Graner Stan Graner knows from experience that experience puts you in the know. When Graner first started performing in theater, he was entirely dedicated to musical comedy roles. After 20 years of that, however, he began to worry. “I didn’t want to become the aging chorus [...]
Douglas Beane brings his queer sense back to Texas. Say amen, ‘Sister’ ARNOLD WAYNE JONES | Life+Style Editor To see a show on Broadway lately is to probably see something Douglas Carter Beane had a hand in. Since 2007 he’s received five Tony Award nominations (including his latest, for Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella; he’ll find [...]
The Festival of Independent Theatres kicked off last week (a month earlier than usual) at the Bath House Cultural Center with several shows — more open this week — and as we’ve come to expect, they push boundaries and expose audiences to unique points of view.
Psychosexual parenting of ‘Trainspotting’ proportions in ‘Se Llama Cristina’ ARNOLD WAYNE JONES Life+Style Editor A young man and a woman awake in a crappy motel room in a drug-induced haze to a blast of industrial music. A bassinet sits in the corner, empty except for a chicken drumstick. They don’t know each other — [...]
For gay Fort Worth native Guy Stroman, a ‘Forever Plaid’ homecoming is always special JONANNA WIDNER | Contributing Writer firstname.lastname@example.org In many ways, Guy Stroman’s story is the quintessential Fort Worth tale. He grew up a typical Cowtown kid, attending Eastern Hills High School and graduating from TCU with a dual major in German and literature. [...]