In defense of sap

Posted on 15 Sep 2016 at 10:54am

Often maligned as cheesy, ‘Camelot’ remains a solid, satisfying musical ARNOLD WAYNE JONES  |  Executive Editor Camelot has long been the reputable musical that it’s completely permissible to shit on. It enjoyed a healthy initial two-year run, opening just weeks after JFK was elected and closing less than a year before his assassination, and its […]

Murder afoot!

Posted on 09 Sep 2016 at 7:20am

‘Death’ is something to sing about (again); Agatha takes us deep into ‘The Hollow;’and going Down Under at Theatre Too with ‘The Sum of Us’   ARNOLD WAYNE JONES  | Executive Editor Scott A. Eckert is certainly one of North Texas’ most peripatetic theater practitioners. He’s often seen (or more likely, heard) onstage as a […]

Theater critics forum bestows annual honors

Posted on 06 Sep 2016 at 10:00am

Theater critics forum bestows annual honors

My chemical romance

Posted on 02 Sep 2016 at 7:40am

Love, laughter, lyrics get ‘Toxic’ at Uptown   ARNOLD WAYNE JONES  | Executive Editor There’s a sick, delicious history of turning unlikely stories into stage musicals. From The Rocky Horror Show to Little Shop of Horrors (riffing on sci-fi) to Avenue Q (the profanitizing of children’s television), the tradition of twisting camp sources into even […]

Where to get your gay on this month

Posted on 02 Sep 2016 at 7:40am

  Fifteen years ago, Uptown Players became Dallas’ first theater company expressly dedicated to producing shows by, about and for North Texas’ LGBT community; five years ago, Uptown started its Dallas Pride Performing Arts Festival, a week long of one-acts and cabaret shows set to coincide with Dallas Pride and expand its mission. Three years […]

Gay for play

Posted on 02 Sep 2016 at 6:15am

Dallas Pride is a great time for theatergoing, and several gay short-play festivals — and Theatre Too’s full-sized production of ‘The Sum of Us’ — can attest   ARNOLD WAYNE JONES  | Executive Editor In the play The Sum of Us, the straight dad and his sexually-active gay son live together in harmony, each supportive […]

REVIEW: ‘A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder’

Posted on 24 Aug 2016 at 2:07pm

REVIEW: ‘A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder’

Sign of the times

Posted on 12 Aug 2016 at 7:40am

Don Jones has been translating the arts for the hearing-impaired for more than a quarter century, but he’s not the only one … at least not anymore. Last month, Theatre 3 announced its partnership with the Deaf Action Center to begin interpreted performances of its shows this coming season, in both the mainstage and smaller […]


Posted on 12 Aug 2016 at 7:35am

Out playwright and director Robert O’Hara tackles the twin minorities of being black and gay in Stage West’s provocative ‘Bootycandy’ Playwright and director Robert O’Hara has been a rising name in theaters around the country for nearly a decade, but he hasn’t been introduced in North Texas — until now. And we’re about to get […]

A season of the arts … at a glance

Posted on 12 Aug 2016 at 7:30am

Your handy guide to a year of theater, dance, music and the arts In addition to our Best Bets rundown of the arts, here’s a comprehensive guide to what’s going on in North Texas for the next 12 months (and beyond). You’ll never be able to say “I’m bored — there’s nothing to do!” again. […]