A year in the arts

Posted on 14 Aug 2015 at 7:25am

The upcoming season of theater, dance, music, art and more — at a glance In addition to the highlights of the arts season (Page 26), there’s lost more to keep you occupied from now until next summer. Here’s the lineups for more than 20 local arts organizations, from theater to ballet, opera to music, comedy [...]

Theatre 3’s next act

Posted on 14 Aug 2015 at 6:30am

The deaths earlier this year of T3’s founder and music director left the 54-year-old company without a clear leader. But interim artistic director Bruce R. Coleman knows the show must go on By MARK LOWRY Bruce R. Coleman began his relationship with Theatre 3 as an intern, when he was thrown into the production crew of [...]

It’s showtime!

Posted on 14 Aug 2015 at 6:15am

How one couple is shaping the landscape of musical theater in North Texas By MARK LOWRY If North Texas has a gay power couple in the performing arts — specifically the realm of national touring musicals — it’s Jason Wise and Tony Joy. If the names don’t sound familiar to most theatergoers, that’s not all that [...]

Plan your (night)life

Posted on 14 Aug 2015 at 6:00am

We narrow down a year’s worth of performing arts into one fantastic events calendar by ARNOLD WAYNE JONES The arts community in North Texas is a thriving one — not only the museums and galleries, theaters and stages, but sometimes the city itself. (Remember the NasherX two years ago?) Well, we’ve curated this list of [...]

Applause: Joel Ferrell is the hardest working man at the DTC (Sorry, Kevin!)

Posted on 25 Aug 2011 at 5:02pm

Over a 30 year career, Joel Ferrell has gone from journeyman actor and dancer to one of the driving creative forces at the Dallas Theater Center Joel Ferrell gets a brief respite from his busy schedule with the Theater Center, and gets to sit where the audience does for a change: In the lime green [...]

Applause: Don’t Ohlook away

Posted on 25 Aug 2011 at 5:00pm

Keep an eye out for Ohlook Performing Arts, a suburban theater company with an edge Ohlook doesn’t offer your mother’s idea of community theater. Shows like ‘Debbie Does Dallas,’ ‘Vampire Lesbians of Sodom’ and ‘The Rocky Horror Show’ (pictured) definitely give edge to the ‘burbs. A conservative bedroom community like Grapevine, Texas,  isn’t the first [...]

Applause: Let Love Out Has Texas Ties

Posted on 25 Aug 2011 at 5:00pm

Carl Priolo isn’t gay himself, but as a resident of the San Francisco Bay Area, he was personally appalled by the hatred that kept gay men and lesbians from enjoying full social equality, including marriage rights. That’s when the jewelry designer and his son launched the Let Love Out campaign this past spring. “I wanted [...]

Applause: Piece o’ work

Posted on 25 Aug 2011 at 5:00pm

The Perot Museum is the most promient new space on Dallas’ skyline, but older, offbeat museums resonate with historic import   The Perot Museum will be under construction for the rest of the year, but this rendering illustrates what the final facility will look like when landscaping is complete. DAVID TAFFET  | Staff Writer While [...]

Applause: In step with Stevenson

Posted on 25 Aug 2011 at 5:00pm

Texas Ballet Theater’s acclaimed artistic director looks ahead to a career milestone: His first staging of ‘Giselle’ Ben Stevenson has had many distinctions in his 75 years. Now entering his ninth season as artistic director of the Texas Ballet Theater, the legendary leader of the Houston Ballet has been named an Officer of the Order [...]

Applause: Chris Heinbaugh: Act 3

Posted on 25 Aug 2011 at 5:00pm

Former TV newsman Chris Heinbaugh left the mayor’s office to return to his roots in the arts community Being near the stage (including the iconic Wyly Theatre) is nothing new for the former mayoral chief of staff; Heinbaugh once made his living as an actor. | Photography by Arnold Wayne Jones ARNOLD WAYNE JONES  | [...]