Friday 10.20 — Sunday 11.05

Uptown Players launches new season with ‘The Full Monty’

What would you do if you needed to raise money and there were no prospects for employment? How about become a stripper, who goes down to the altogether? That’s the premise of the movie — and later Broadway musical — The Full Monty. Terrence McNally wrote this adaptation, with a fun score by composer David Yazbek (you’ll enjoy “Big Black Man” … in many ways). This production, directed by Cheryl Denson, kicks off Uptown Players’ 2017–18 season.

DEETS: Kalita Humphreys Theater,
3636 Turtle Creek Blvd.

Tuesday 10.17 – Sunday 10.22

20th anniversary tour of ‘Rent’ open at Bass Hall

It’s hard to believe that Rent — the Tony- and Pulitzer Prize-winning musical adaptation of La Boheme, about hipsters living in New York in the age of AIDS — has been around for more than 20 years. But that’s the truth, and the 20th anniversary tour, which has been making the rounds for more than a year, finally makes its way back to North Texas with a stop at Bass Hall. When should you set it? No day but today, of course.

DEETS: Bass Performance Hall,
525 Commerce St., Fort Worth.

Thursday 10.19

You can Werq it with Drag Racers

If you’re already a fan of RuPaul’s Drag Race, all you need to know about the Werq the World Tour coming to Dallas this week is that the lineup includes not only Kim Chi (who we profiled last week) and Dallas’ Alyssa Edwards and Shangela, but Violet Chachki, Peppermint, Alaska, Bianca Del Rio (pictured) … and more! Sashay, you get to stay (as long as you buy a ticket).

DEETS: The Majestic Theater,
1925 Elm St.

This article appeared in the Dallas Voice print edition October 13, 2017.