Dallas Summer Musicals has officially announced its 2010 season, and one of the most distinctive features is: Not much in the summer. Of 12 shows — 10 at the Music Hall and two at the Majestic — only two technically take place during the summer months … and only four between Memorial Day and Columbus Day. Hmmm.

The other odd thing: The return of so many (recent) prior shows. I mean, I love me some Wicked, but this marks its third tour to Dallas in about five years. What’s up with that?

Some other gay-interest shows include the soon-to-open 101 Dalmatians Musical, Xanadu, Dreamgirls, The Color Purple and Shrek the Musical. But how about some new stuff?

The brief run-down after the jump (all at the Music Hall unless otherwise noted).

Christmas with the Rat Pack: Live at the Sands, Dec. 1-12 (Majestic)

The 101 Dalmatians Musical, Dec. 1-20

The Color Purple, Jan. 19-24.

The 39 Steps, Jan 26-31 (Majestic)

The Phantom of the Opera, Feb. 17-March 14

Rain: A Tribute to the Beatles, March 16-21

Xanadu, April 6-18.

Little House on the Prairie, The Musical, May 11-23

Wicked, May 27–June 18

Dreamgirls, June 30–July 18

Shrek the Musical, Sept. 28–Oct. 17 (State Fair musical)сайтпиар сайтов