Best Bets • 09-23-16

Posted on 23 Sep 2016 at 7:40am

Friday 09.23 — Sunday 10.22 Dallas Theater Center shows a more colorful take on the Old West with the world-premiere musical ‘Bella’ We all know what the Old West was like — white cowboys and blond milkmaids whooping it up in saloons. Only that’s not the Old West — there were African-Americans out there, too, […]

Best bets • 09/16/16

Posted on 16 Sep 2016 at 8:10am

Saturday 09.17 NOH8 photo-fundraiser returns California photographer Adam Bouska tapped into a specific energy when he came out with the concept for his NOH8 campaign — the leged painted on people’s faces, their mouths taped shut, protesting the anti-gay Prop 8 legislation. Now, marriage equality is the law of the land, but Bouska’s photos still have […]

Best Bets • 09-09-16

Posted on 08 Sep 2016 at 11:10pm

Thursday 09.15 — Sunday 09.25 TeCo’s gay play fest starts Both TeCo Theatrical Productions and Uptown Players are host gay Pride play fests this month, with TeCo getting started a day early with its lineup of six short (under 20 minutes) queer-themed plays. Audiences get to vote on their favorites, and first, second and third-place […]

Best Bets • 09-02-16

Posted on 02 Sep 2016 at 7:20am

Friday 09.09 — Sunday 09.11 Musical star Megan Hilty teams up with DSO Die-hard theater queens probably first remember hearing the name Megan Hilty when she took over the role of Glinda (created by Kristen Chenoweth) in the original Broadway production of Wicked. She’s since gone on to star in 9 to 5, Noises Off (a […]

Best Bets • 08.26.16

Posted on 25 Aug 2016 at 11:10pm

Friday 08.26 — Sunday 10.09 The stars turn out for ‘Constellations’ Nerd alert! Roland is a beekeeper. Marianne is as Cambridge academic, a physicist who studies theoretical cosmology. They meet and fall and love. And that should be it. But there’s chaos theory and wormholes and tons of other intellectual justifications for the myriad ways […]

Best Bets • 08.19.16

Posted on 18 Aug 2016 at 11:10pm

Friday 08.26 Throwing Shade podcasters Erin and Bryan return to Texas For a while now, Bryan Safi and Erin Gibson have gotten together once a week to share their insights into issues that affects women and gays and give them, as they say, “much less respect than they deserve.” The popular Throwing Shade podcast is one […]

Best Bets • 08.12.16

Posted on 11 Aug 2016 at 11:10pm

Tuesday 08.16 — Sunday 08.28 Tony musical favorite ‘Gentleman’s Guide’ opens at Winspear In 2014, A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder beat the odds, winning the Tony for best musical against heavy-hitters like Aladdin and Beautiful. Certainly it won over voters with its plot, taken from the old Ealing Studios comedy Kind Hearts & Coronets, […]

Best Bets • 08.05.16

Posted on 04 Aug 2016 at 11:10pm

Sunday 08.07 Saxmen Dave Koz and David Sanborn headline at Fair Park Music Hall As two of the most famous and acclaimed saxophonists out there, the pairing of Dave Koz and David Sanborn is a natural fit. They just launched their co-headlining tour Side by Side, and bring it to Fair Park for a matinee […]

Best Bets • 07.29.16

Posted on 28 Jul 2016 at 11:10pm

Friday 07.29— Saturday 07.30 Dallas Cabaret Festival continues with a stellar lineup Day 1 of the inaugural Dallas Cabaret Festival has ended, but the fun is just beginning. Friday welcomes Linda Petty at 7 p.m., Julie Johnson at 8:30 p.m. and Marisa Diotalevi at 10 p.m.; Saturday is an all-star tribute to the late pianist […]

Best Bets • 07.22.16

Posted on 21 Jul 2016 at 11:10pm

Friday 07.22 Who will be the new Miss Gay Texas? Last week, we wrote about Asia O’Hara, pictured, and her term as the current Miss Gay Texas America coming to an end. Well, tonight, following three nights of preliminaries, we find out who will reign. And hey, it beats what’s going on in Cleveland. DEETS: […]