Friday 10.25


Del Shores gets sordid again at the Rose Room

Del Shores makes no bones about his affection for Dallas audiences — they account for his best-selling standup shows anywhere, which is no doubt why he keeps coming back. His latest one-man monologue —about his passions (good and bad) — is called, appropriately enough, My Sordid Best, and he promises classics from his prior shows “as well as new shit.” Yeah, that’s what you get with a Del Shores performance.

The Rose Room inside Station 4
3911 Cedar Springs Road.
8 p.m. $10–$20.

Friday 10.25


‘Carmen’ opens Dallas Opera season

It’s one of the most famous of all operas and hands-down, Bizet’s masterpiece: A story of passion, romance and tragedy, sung in French and set to a captivating score (everyone knows the big aria, “Habanera”). Carmen features French mezzo Clementine Margaine as the fiery gypsy, with two tenors alternating as Don Jose.

Winspear Opera House
2403 Flora St.
Oct. 25–Nov. 11.


Thursday 10.31


You can go to hell & back (in costume!) with MBS’ ‘Inferno’

One thing you can usually count on in a Mark-Brian Sonna production is an ample dose of nudity — or seminudity, at least. And you get it (plus a lot of dark Halloween themes) in the revival of Dante: Inferno. Part play, part musical (there’s dancing! In hell!), it’s now, also, part costume party. Audience members who attend on Oct. 31 are encouraged to show up in costume — at intermission, the best one wins a prize. And all attendees that night get a goodie bag of treats … thought when the devil is involved, you can usually expect a trick or two as well.

Stone Cottage Theatre,
15650 Addison Road, Addison.
Through Nov. 9 (extended). or 214-477-4942.

This article appeared in the Dallas Voice print edition October 25, 2013.