Best Bets • 03-13-015

Posted on 12 Mar 2015 at 11:10pm

Friday 03.06 Kitchen Dog enters Oscar race with ‘Wilde/Earnest’ While DTC is gussying up The School for Wives at the Kalita (see the review on Page 23), Kitchen Dog is giving audiences its own take on another classic. Company member Lee Trull adapted and directed Wilde/Earnest, his take on Oscar Wilde’s undisputed masterwork that gives a [...]

Best Bets • 03-06-15

Posted on 05 Mar 2015 at 11:10pm

Friday 03.06 Theatre Britain counts bodies until ‘There Were None’ Last year, Theatre Britain had a rousing success with its production of the record-setting Agatha Christie mystery The Mousetrap. Well, they know a good thing when they see it — they’ve returned to the works of Dame Ag with what is probably her second-best-known stage [...]

Best Bets • 02-27-15

Posted on 26 Feb 2015 at 11:10pm

Friday 02.27 Rain reigns: ‘Hedwig’ is back as the angry rocker Neil Patrick Harris’ last gig before the Oscars was his Tony Award-winning role in the B’way musical Hedwig & the Angry Inch. We don’t get NPH, but we still get a potent musical star in this production of the phenomenal show: Robert Rain, who has [...]

Best Bets • 02-20-15

Posted on 19 Feb 2015 at 11:10pm

Tuesday 02.24 Tony Award-winner ‘Kinky Boots’ makes its North Texas debut Since it was announced on DSM’s season, Kinky Boots has been the most anticipated musical of the year. And why not? Harvey Fierstein, Cyndi Lauper and a bunch of too-cool-for-school drag queens in shiny leather footwear? It’s the musical every gay man has waited [...]

Best Bets • 02-13-15

Posted on 12 Feb 2015 at 11:10pm

Friday 02.13 Sunday 02.15 A one-two punch of John Waters: ‘Flamingos,’ Live What a fabulous weekend to be tickled pink. First, on Friday night CineWilde hosts its annual queer film screening at the Texas Theatre, John Waters’ cult classic Pink Flamingos. Then two days later, Waters himself descends upon the historic theater (can’t wait what he [...]

Best Bets • 02-06-15

Posted on 05 Feb 2015 at 11:10pm

Friday 02.06 Third-rate Texas drag diva Lovely Uranus is back in ‘Confessions’ Lovely Uranus (Mark-Brian Sonna) might not be a good drag queen, but she is Texas’ most famous bad one! The saucy character is back, doling out advice and searching for the perfect man in Lovely Confessions, a world premiere production that follows the diva [...]

Best Bets • 01-30-15

Posted on 29 Jan 2015 at 11:10pm

Friday 01.30 ‘Everest’ premiere at Dallas Opera Dallas Opera continues its season with two mountaintop works — one, the fourth act of the classic La Wally, is set in the Alps, but the second is a world premiere work about the doomed Mt. Everest expedition of 1996. The amazing set (and bearish climbers) is just [...]

Best Bets • 01-23-15

Posted on 22 Jan 2015 at 11:10pm

Friday 01.23 ‘Annie Get Your Gun’ gets concert performance Lyric Stage’s latest production is one of the most popular musicals of the golden age of Broadway, Irving Berlin’s rarely-seen Annie Get Your Gun. The high-kicking Western-themed comedy features classic songs (“There’s No Business Like Show Business,” “Anything You Can Do”), presented as they were originally [...]

Best Bets • 01-16-15

Posted on 15 Jan 2015 at 11:10pm

Friday 01.16 ‘Paris Is Burning’ screening followed by fab after-party For nearly 25 years, Paris Is Burning has been the definition of a cult documentary — a fascinating look into New York’s drag subculture of divaliciousness. Now CineWilde kicks off its 2015 series of monthly movies and mixers with a screening of the film, followed [...]

Best Bets • 01-09-15

Posted on 08 Jan 2015 at 11:10pm

Saturday 01.10 Drag Racer Bianca blasts into The Brick She was the first out-and-out comedy queen to take the top prize on RuPaul’s Drag Race, and you can see why when Bianca del Rio brings her shtick back to Dallas for the monthly Second Saturday at Joe’s/The Brick. Don’t expect lip synching or gymnastic dancing [...]