Best Bets • 01-31-14

Posted on 30 Jan 2014 at 11:10pm

Saturday 02.01 A game of domination and submission gets the stage treatment in the local premiere of ‘Venus in Fur’ Thomas (Chris Hury), a writer-director, is desperate to find the right actress for the lead in his latest literary adaptation. Vanda (Alison Pistorius) is equally desperate to get cast. Despite arriving late and being completely [...]

Best Bets • 01-24-14

Posted on 23 Jan 2014 at 11:10pm

Sunday 01.26 Dance Theatre of Harlem makes Bass debut Inspired by the empowerment message of Martin Luther King Jr., Arthur Mitchell founded the Dance Theatre of Harlem 45 years ago, and it has been a tremendous success, known for its innovative, athletic and beautiful choreography. The company makes its Bass Performance Hall debut on Sunday, with [...]

Best Bets • 01-17-14

Posted on 16 Jan 2014 at 11:10pm

Friday 01.17 Uptown Players opens annual fundraiser Broadway Our Way The divas will be out in force at the Kalita Humphreys Theater this weekend, and that’s how it should be. Uptown Players kicks off its 2014 season with its annual fundraiser, in which boys sing the girls’ songs and vice versa. And the bench is [...]

Best Bets • 01-10-14

Posted on 09 Jan 2014 at 11:10pm

Friday 01.10 Saturday 01.11 Sunday 01.12 Steven Jay Crabtree returns with ‘Dysfunctional Divas’ The new year may be more than a week old, but for screwed up women inside Steven Jay Crabtree’s mind, there’s never a reason to let the liquor stop flowing. With characters like Martini Glass and Trayla Park, Crabtree unleashes his brand of [...]

Best Bets • 01-03-14

Posted on 02 Jan 2014 at 11:10pm

Friday 01.03 Saturday 01.04 Mr. Dallas Eagle kicks off 2014 leather season It’s one of the the important stepping stones on the way to the leather immortality: Win Mr. Dallas Eagle, then go on to Mr. Texas Leather and maybe take the title International Mr. Leather. But you gotta start with Mr. Dallas Eagle, which [...]

Best Bets • 12-27-13

Posted on 26 Dec 2013 at 11:10pm

Friday 12.27 Lone Star Circus returns to Dallas Children’s Theater We have to admit: As newish holiday traditions go, the after-Christmas spectacle of the Lone Star Circus is one we’ve grown to love. It’s something fresh and unexpected during the final weeks of the holiday rush, and it’s family friendly, but mostly it has to [...]

Best Bets • 12-20-13

Posted on 19 Dec 2013 at 11:10pm

Friday 12.20 You don’t have to dream of a ‘White Christmas’ — it’s here! For more than 70 years, the holiday season has practically been defined by the song “White Christmas.” For more than 50, the splash film musical by that name has been equally as iconic. But if your VHS tape is chewed up [...]

Best Bets 12-13-13

Posted on 12 Dec 2013 at 11:10pm

Friday 12.13   Chorale goes traditional and campy with its holiday concerts If it’s Decemeber in Dallas, the Turtle Creek Chorale is making their list and checking it twice — twice being the operative word here. The chorale doubles your pleasure, first with its concert of traditional holiday music, December Song, which starts Thursday in Dallas [...]

Best Bets • 12-06-13

Posted on 05 Dec 2013 at 10:30pm

Friday 12.06  DTC brings ‘Christmas Carol’ back to Arts District For years, theatergoers would trek to a gravel parking lot and step inside a makeshift theater space to see Dallas Theater Center’s annual production of A Christmas Carol in the old Arts District Theater. That structure was razed nearly 10 years ago to make way [...]

Best Bets • 11-29-13

Posted on 27 Nov 2013 at 3:00pm

Friday 11.29 You know it’s the holidays: Texas Ballet Theater mounts ‘Nutcracker’ It’s the one ballet everyone has seen — or should see. Texas Ballet Theater, which divides its time between Dallas and Fort Worth, will mount Sir Ben Stevenson’s production of Tchaikovsky’s timeless classic, with those wonderful tunes, enchanting costumes and gorgeous choreography. DEETS: Winspear [...]