REVIEW: DTC’s anything-but-rocky, definitely-not-a-horror ‘Show’

Posted on 23 Sep 2014 at 2:24pm

Seeing the Dallas Theater Center’s full-on erection of Richard O’Brien’s puzzling, explosive cult classic did not make me more gay … as if that were possible.

Even better

Posted on 19 Sep 2014 at 6:00am

Queer sex advice columnist Dan Savage brings his live Savage Love show to Dallas JONANNA WIDNER  | Contributing Writer __________________ SAVAGE LOVE LIVE Kalita Humphreys Theater, 3636 Turtle Creek Blvd. Sept. 20. 8 p.m. $29–$44. __________________ Dan Savage began his career as the man behind the now-syndicated advice column Savage Love, which first ran [...]

IN BRIEF: ‘Fiddler on the Roof,’ ‘Nice Work If You Can Get It’

Posted on 12 Sep 2014 at 7:25am

In many ways Fiddler on the Roof — which debuted an amazing 50 years ago — rewrote the book on musicals. It was a comedy, with a bubbly score that also incorporated ethnic melodies and traditional dances while it took heartbreaking turns. Set at the turn of the century in a small Russian village, it’s [...]

Playful Pride

Posted on 12 Sep 2014 at 6:15am

Dan Savage, Steven Crabtree and other favorites return for Uptown fest   ARNOLD WAYNE JONES  | Executive Editor Uptown Players, Dallas’ gay theater company, is back again with its annual Pride Performing Arts Festival including musicals, plays, comedy and spoken word performances, with an opening night gala show Sept. 12, and performances every day through [...]

Well played

Posted on 05 Sep 2014 at 8:10am

Out Tony-winner Joe DiPietro reinvents an old musical with ‘Nice Work If You Can Get It’ SCOTT HUFFMAN  | Contributing Writer ………………………….. NICE WORK IF YOU CAN… Fair Park Music Hall, 909 First Ave. Through Sept. 21. Bass Performance Hall, 535 Commerce St., Fort Worth. Sept. 23–28. ………………………….. Though its 20 classic Gershwin tunes would [...]

Babs babble on

Posted on 05 Sep 2014 at 8:00am

Dishy one-man show ‘Buyer & Cellar’ gives a perfect vehicle to star Michael Urie ARNOLD WAYNE JONES Executive Editor .………………………. BUYER & CELLAR City Performance Hall, 2420 Flora St. Through Sept. 6. ……………………….. Buyer & Cellar, which has a brief run (it closes Saturday) at City Performance Hall as part of ATTPAC’s new Off Broadway [...]

The unkindest cut

Posted on 15 Aug 2014 at 7:25am

We take a closer look at the suspects in ‘Shear Madness,’ the (very gay) comic mystery at Theatre 3 The victim was not well-liked. Her “friends” all have motives to want her dead. And the bumbling policemen investigating her murder, Nick O’Brien and Mikey Thomas, need the audience’s help in figuring out whodunit. We got [...]

Urie gregarious

Posted on 15 Aug 2014 at 6:30am

From ‘Betty’ to Babs, Plano native Michael Urie prepares for a rite of passage:  His North Texas professional stage debut in the one-man comedy ‘Buyer & Cellar’ ARNOLD WAYNE JONES  | Executive Editor If you ask most knowledgeable Americans to name the country’s preeminent school for drama, most will probably reply “Juilliard.” But those in the [...]

A ‘Boy’ and his ‘Dogfight’

Posted on 01 Aug 2014 at 7:25am

This summer in Dallas has been a golden age for excellent musicals. In addition to DTC’s exceptional rethinking of Les Miz, Uptown Players has mounted the can’t-miss show of the year, and WaterTower Theatre gives a joyous but serious-minded show a crackling production. How to choose? Don’t — see them all. You can start with [...]

Musical Keyes

Posted on 01 Aug 2014 at 6:15am

Justin Keyes adds a touch of sexy passion  to his role in DTC’s stirring production of ‘Les Miserables’ ARNOLD WAYNE JONES  | Executive Editor Dallas Theater Center’s acclaimed rendering of Les Miserables has been praised for all the invigorating changes made by director Liesl Tommy, especially the modern dress. But if you’re paying attention, there’s [...]