Cock of the walk

Posted on 31 Jan 2014 at 6:15am

Second Thought Theatre opens ‘Cock’ a play about … well, that’s sort of the question ARNOLD WAYNE JONES  | Life+Style Editor The name a playwright gives to his work can be a game of expectation. Call your play Ghost, people expect to meet a ghost; call your play The Motherfucker with the Hat, and folks [...]

Return of the divas: ‘Broadway Our Way,’ ‘Avenue Q’ and ‘On the Eve’

Posted on 24 Jan 2014 at 6:00am

  A new year is usually a time for renewal, but three local theater companies have used January to look back with revivals — all worth seeing. Uptown Players’ Broadway Our Way, pictured, isn’t a revival, really, but rather a tradition: The yearly musical revue and fundraiser for the gay theater troupe. And because Uptown [...]

The boy from Oz: Queer puppeteer Jackson Eather of ‘Dinosaur Zoo Live’

Posted on 17 Jan 2014 at 9:29am

Aussie-born gay puppeteer Jackson Eather opens world premiere show ‘Dinosaur Zoo Live’

‘Avenue Q’ begins farewell run at Stage West

Posted on 10 Jan 2014 at 7:35am

  For a while, Avenue Q seemed like one of those shows that wouldn’t die — not that that’s a bad thing. It began a typical six-week run in the summer of 2012 at the Theatre Too space in Dallas, but was such a hit it was renewed three times, finally closing around Thanksgiving of [...]

REVIEW: Lone Star Circus: Charivari

Posted on 03 Jan 2014 at 7:35am

Circuses are always most fun when kids are there, so it’s a good thing the Dallas Children’s Theater is presenting Lone Star Circus’ latest creation, Charivari. This family-friendly performance combines professional clowns, acrobats and athletes with youngsters still learning the basics. (On opening night, the mom of one of the participants, Erykah Badu, showed up [...]

Dallas Voice’s Actor of the Year

Posted on 27 Dec 2013 at 9:21am

Dallas Voice’s Actor of the Year

The year in entertainment: Stage

Posted on 27 Dec 2013 at 6:15am

Our critics rank the best of 2013 in film, stage and music and more   ARNOLD WAYNE JONES   Year-end “best of” lists are always a mixed bag. Theater is the liveliest art form, and there can be gaffes or “off” days on performances, shows that grow on you and those that start strong but [...]

Darius’ turn

Posted on 13 Dec 2013 at 6:30am

Everything’s coming up roses for Darius-Anthony Robinson, a veteran gypsy of theater striking out with his one-man cabaret   ARNOLD WAYNE JONES  | Life+Style Editor Darius-Anthony Robinson never intended to become the sassy, sashaying drag actor he has become, but when you are as fabulous as he is, you kinda expect something like that would [...]

‘Rudolph’ hosts gay-family matinee

Posted on 06 Dec 2013 at 8:30am

UPDATE: Discount! Use promo code PRANCER for $10 off tickets in select sections for the performance on Dec. 15 at 2 p.m. Seats in great locations for the reduced price of only $40 (regularly $50). Booking fees apply. Valid on price level 2 only. Promotion is not valid on previously purchased tickets. ORIGINAL POST: Rainbow [...]

REVIEW: ‘Other Desert Cities’

Posted on 27 Nov 2013 at 4:30pm

  The Wyeths are the kind of family that pretend to be superficially progressive but still use vaguely racists terms like “Chink food” and proudly display photos of themselves having dinner with the Reagans. Still, mom Polly (Connie Coit), a retired writer of cheesy ’60s teen comedies and dad Leland (John S. Davies), a former actor-turned-politician, [...]