EXCLUSIVE: Uptown Players’ Pride Fest line-up

Two world premiere musicals (one written locally), a stage version of a beloved gay film, a Bruce Coleman original and the return of a fan favorite are among the shows debuting in September during Uptown Players’ inaugural Pride Performing Arts Festival.

In its 10 seasons, Uptown Players has moved from producing four shows a year in the 120-seat KD Theatre to being the resident company in the famed 440-seat Kalita Humphreys Theater (producing local premieres of hits like Next to Normal), in addition to mounting bonus shows in places like The Rose Room. Last year, the gay-run company announced that it would premiere its first festival of plays during Dallas Pride in September.

Check out the line-up for the festival below.

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Sister Helen Holy on the High Seas

We all know and love Paul J. Williams (and of course, Sister Helen Holy) here in North Texas. This video clip, “RSVP 2010 Caribbean Cruise: Sister Helen Holy’s Bingo (and David’s Banana)” from his cruise ship gig last month, goes to show they love Paul J. and Sister Helen on the high seas, too.

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