Best Bets • 10-21-16

Posted on 21 Oct 2016 at 8:10am

Friday 10.21 B.J. Cleveland performs his cabaret Laughing Matters If you’ve attended a theater event in North Texas in the past 30 years, chances are you’ve seen B.J. Cleveland work his magic as an actor, comedian and singer. But he shows all of those talents at once in his one-man cabaret show Laughing Matters, which […]

Best Bets • 10-14-16

Posted on 14 Oct 2016 at 7:22am

Friday 10.14 — Sunday 11.06 Linda Leonard portrays legendary Texas governor Ann Richards in Stage West’s ‘Ann’ Recently out Emmy-winning and Tony-nominated actress Holland Taylor created the play Ann, about Texas firebrand Ann Richards, as a one-woman show, and she exclusively has performed it in every incarnation. Until now. Local luminary Linda Kay Leonard is […]

Best Bets • 10-07-16

Posted on 07 Oct 2016 at 7:30am

Saturday 10.08 Singer Anne Steele performs retro show at the Rose Room The Rose Room is used to seeing big hair and big dreams, but that usually is accompanied by a drag queen. But what about a Midwestern girl growing up in the 1980s? That’s part of the one-woman show that out singer Anne Steele […]

Best Bets • 09-30-16

Posted on 30 Sep 2016 at 7:55am

Friday 09.29 — Sunday 10.20 Jubilee Theatre gets busy with Working: A Musical Nine actors, singers and dancers performing multiple characters and vocal numbers put the everyday situations of a workaday world to music in Working: A Musical, directed by William Earl Ray and adapted by Stephen Schwartz and Nina Faso from Studs Terkel’s book. The […]

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 […]