Posts Tagged ‘theater’
Gabriel Lawson comes face to, uh, face? with Audrey in Jubilee Theatre’s Little Shop of Horrors. See Sunday.

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KRISTIAN LIN
WED ▪ 2 The recent mild controversy over the newly crowned Miss USA’s body type has made beauty pageants sort of relevant again, so now might be a good time to catch the Miss Texas pageant (an offshoot of Miss America, not ...


(From left to right) Mary Jane Greer, Seth Johnston, and Laura Lutz Jones star in Drag Strip Courage’s production of Pinter’s giddy romp Old Times. Lee Chastain

Drag Strip’s Pinter Play

Local modern troupe tackles the legend’s wily Old Times.
JIMMY FOWLER
Much has been written about the enigmatic, vexing work of British playwright, screenwriter, director, and Nobel Laureate Harold Pinter, who died in 2008 at the age of 78. He began his career on the 1950s London stage, writing c...



Quaker City Night Hawks are just one of the 48 bands playing at our Music Awards Festival, Sun. Lee Chastain

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KRISTIAN LIN
WED ▪ 18 Sundance Square has held outdoor screenings of movies before on summer evenings, but this year they’re better (and better attended) than ever, thanks to a huge screen visible from every corner of the new plaza. Ton...


The cast of Hope & Gravity (all nine of them) at Circle Theatre.

Love (and Other Things) in an Elevator

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Michael Hollinger’s new stage work, Hope & Gravity, was originally entitled Ups & Downs and set largely on an elevator. We’re really glad he changed the title, and while the elevator remains part of the play, it’s...



See Thursday

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KRISTIAN LIN
WED ▪ 11 The Tony-nominated songwriting team of Pasek and Paul (specifically Benj Pasek and Justin Paul) is best known for its songs for A Christmas Story, The Musical, based on the movie that came out a little more than a ye...


(From left to right) Wendy Welch, Dana Schultes, and Natalie Wilson King star in Stage West’s outstanding new drama.

Dark Themes

Presumptions about The Other lead to disaster in Stage West’s production of The Unmentionables.
JIMMY FOWLER
“I think any progressive person has the ability to recognize problems in other parts of the world,” insists Jane (Dana Schultes), an American TV actress who’s impetuously joined her missionary fiancé Dave (Jake Buchanan)...



See Wednesday

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KRISTIAN LIN
WED ▪ 4 The appeal of Patsy Cline remains undiminished more than 50 years after the country singer’s death. Always … Patsy Cline may not be the most au courant theatrical option, but for a midweek evening, Casa Mañana’...


See Tuesday.

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KRISTIAN LIN
WED ▪ 28 This month’s Wondercrust Movie Watchers Club takes up Think Big as its target of derision. The 1989 comedy about two dull-witted truck drivers transporting toxic waste tried to make stars out of pro wrestlers Peter...



Like the real-life Ma Rainey, Valerie Houston’s character is a diva of the first order.

Blues Breakers

In Jubilee Theatre’s production of Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, the existential conversation is spiked with racial drama.
JIMMY FOWLER
When August Wilson’s scorching drama Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom made its New York debut in 1985, it was just the second non-musical show authored by an African-American to receive a Broadway production. You had to go back alm...


National Theatre Live brings King Lear to the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth on Wednesday.

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KRISTIAN LIN
WED ▪ 21 Sam Mendes’ staging of King Lear won rave reviews for its conception of Shakespeare’s tragic hero as a genocidal dictator and its opulent staging. (The Guardian opened its review with, “It would be worth it for...