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Musical Season: ‘Billy Elliot,’ ‘Next to Normal,’ ‘Pippin’ take Dallas Stages

Musical Season: 'Billy Elliot,' 'Next to Normal,'  'Pippin' take Dallas Stages

Three very unique musicals have taken Dallas stages and stolen the hearts of local audiences with stellar singing and dancing.

Undermain Theatre’s ‘The Shipment’ delivers big laughs, relevant issues

Undermain Theatre's 'The Shipment' delivers big laughs, relevant issues

There’s nothing quite like seeing “The Shipment” at Undermain Theatre. This 'variety show' has dancing, stand-up comedy and skits that have side-splitting laughs and biting messages.

Broken Gears Project Theatre caps off strong season with ‘The Hand’

Broken Gears Project Theatre caps off strong season with 'The Hand'

“The Hand,” currently onstage at Broken Gears Project Theatre, is a pseudo- absurdist satiric play that is certain to keep the audience on the edge of their seats.

The Dallas Comedy House Has a Breakaway Hit in “Buddies!”

The Dallas Comedy House Has a Breakaway Hit in

I gave up on sitcoms (which I define as 30 minutes, a laugh track, and a living room set) close to a decade ago, but that was before I knew they could be improvised. "Buddies!" is a parody of a mid-1990s sitcom which is made up on the spot every Friday night at the Dallas Comedy House.

Blue Men Invade Dallas

Blue Men Invade Dallas

What happens when you put a room full of people- all of varied ages, experiences, and cultural backgrounds- with a trio of hairless, painted men with no ears?  Awesomeness.  That is what I experienced this past Wednesday as the Blue Man Group took to the stage at the Winspear Opera House and converted one of […]

THEATRE REVIEW: Brighton Beach Memoirs

THEATRE REVIEW: Brighton Beach Memoirs

Brighton Beach Memoirs at the Contemporary Theatre of Dallas is a celebration of family, tradition and really awesome Brooklyn accents.

Phantoms “Haunt” the Dallas Stage


As the lights dimmed at The Music Hall at Fair Park, the familiarly haunting opening refrain of one of America's most famous contributions to musical theater began to fill the air. As the richness of the pipe organ soared above the crowd, the eyes of all were drawn upward as the stage and the room were magically transformed into an opera house reminiscent of early 20th century France; as the all too famous chandelier took its place above the crowd, it became suddenly and undeniably clear- the Phantom of the Opera had once again arrived in Dallas.

“39 Steps” Marches into Dallas

It was a beautiful night that found people of all ages making their way towards the historic Majestic Theatre this past Tuesday.  As the lights went dim and the crowd silent, a solitary figure could be seen on the stage.  He began to talk...and it was then that the audience knew they were in for […]

“Mama” Brings Down the House

Every Monday, Lower Greenville is home to some of the best and brightest musical talent in the city of Dallas; but it's not coming from one of the countless bars that line its streets, and the songs aren't sung by some indie, pop-rock, jam band. No- these songs are sung by a group that the Dallas Observer has called the "Best Belters" in the city. This is Mama's Party.