In The Bodyguard, world-famous pop superstar Rachel Marron has hired former Secret Service agent Frank Farmer to protect her from an anonymous stalker. At first, the headstrong and free-spirited Marron finds herself at odds with her disciplined and risk-averse bodyguard -- but as her stalker's threats intensify, she and Farmer begin to fall in love. Catch this breathtaking musical adaptation of the smash hit 1992 romantic thriller at the Music Hall at Fair Park in Dallas, starring Grammy-nominated R&B star Deborah Cox and featuring irresistible songs that include "Queen of the Night," "So Emotional" and one of the biggest-selling songs of all time: "I Will Always Love You."
Wednesday July 26, 2017 / 7:30pmThursday July 27, 2017 / 1:30pm (Jasmin Richardson as Rachel Marron)Thursday July 27, 2017 / 7:30pmFriday July 28, 2017 / 7:30pm
Las Vegas' longest-running scripted show, Menopause The Musical has been seen by more than 11 million women worldwide! This joyful musical parody tells the tale of four ladies with nothing in common except a certain black lace bra. They meet by chance at a lingerie sale in a department store and end up poking fun at their woeful hot flashes, forgetfulness, mood swings, wrinkles, night sweats and chocolate binges. With classic tunes from the '60s, '70s and '80s moving the action along, these diverse women in Menopause The Musical create a sisterhood as they realize that menopause is a shared experience. Be there when the show comes alive at the Eisemann Center's Bank of America Theatre in Richardson.
Wednesday July 26, 2017 / 7:30pmThursday July 27, 2017 / 7:30pmFriday July 28, 2017 / 7:30pmSaturday July 29, 2017 / 7:00pmSunday July 30, 2017 / 5:30pmWednesday August 2, 2017 / 7:30pmThursday August 3, 2017 / 7:30pmFriday August 4, 2017 / 7:30pm
Bursting with one showstopping number after another, Pippin is the hip, anachronistic fairy tale featuring fabulous music from three-time Oscar-winning composer Stephen Schwartz (Wicked). The musical follows the son of Charlemagne, leader of the Holy Roman Empire, as he struggles to find meaning in his life. On his journey, Pippin samples the glories of the battlefield, the wisdom of a grandmother, the intrigues of political power, the pleasures of the flesh and simple farm life -- all as part of his quest to find where he fits in. It's a magical, musical fairy tale that is just as entertaining and thought-provoking as when it debuted 40 years ago. Get swept away in the fanciful, moving Pippin when it descends on the Firehouse Theatre in Farmers Branch.
Thursday July 27, 2017 / 7:30pmFriday July 28, 2017 / 7:30pmSaturday July 29, 2017 / 7:30pmSunday July 30, 2017 / 2:30pmThursday August 3, 2017 / 7:30pmFriday August 4, 2017 / 7:30pmSaturday August 5, 2017 / 7:30pmSunday August 6, 2017 / 2:30pm
As a young girl living in rural Mexico, Conchita Zaragoza saw a Carmen Miranda movie and decided that she'd venture to Hollywood to become just like her idol. Alas, her illiteracy and illegal status pose major roadblocks and she never makes it farther than Texas. There she stumbles from Marfa to Waxahachie to Dallas, working in strip clubs, supper clubs and renaissance fairs. Will the aspiring star ever make it to Hollywood? Find out as Mark-Brian Sonna's musical The Life and (Cruel) Times of Conchita Zaragoza mambos its way into the Studio Theatre at the Addison Conference & Theatre Centre.
Thursday July 27, 2017 / 8:00pmFriday July 28, 2017 / 8:00pmSaturday July 29, 2017 / 8:00pmThursday August 3, 2017 / 8:00pmFriday August 4, 2017 / 8:00pmSaturday August 5, 2017 / 8:00pmSunday August 6, 2017 / 2:00pm
With megahits like "Come Sail Away," "Lady," "Fooling Yourself" and many more, the arena rock gods of Styx took the world by storm in the late '70s and early '80s. The success of their soaring power ballads and progressive rock jams led the band to musical immortality, landing them four consecutive multi-platinum albums. Performing more live shows since '99 than in all the years prior, Styx continues to prove their lasting power and appeal. REO Speedwagon has enjoyed similar longevity. The undisputed arena kings of the '80s, they packed stadiums on the strength of power ballads like "Keep on Loving You," "Can't Fight This Feeling," Take It on the Run" and "Time For Me to Fly." This summer the two groups are teaming up and heading out on the United We Rock Tour, along with ex-Eagles guitarist Don Felder. You can see these epic rock icons when they come through the Starplex Pavilion in Dallas.
Though she was just 30 when her life was cut short by a tragic 1963 plane crash, Patsy Cline's unmistakable voice lives on through her smash hits like "Walkin' After Midnight," "I Fall to Pieces" and the iconic "Crazy." Now Julie Johnson brings these songs and more to the Courtyard Theater stage in her new concert, The Songs of Patsy Cline & More, featuring beloved tunes by the most influential female singer in country music history, as well as a few surprise favorites thrown in. Johnson has performed on Broadway (Memphis), brought down the house at Carnegie Hall and starred as the country music superstar in A Closer Walk With Patsy Cline and Always, Patsy Cline opposite Sally Struthers.
Friday July 28, 2017 / 7:30pmSaturday July 29, 2017 / 7:30pmSunday July 30, 2017 / 2:30pm
Get ready for a feast of bite-sized entertainment when the 10-Minute Play Festival returns to Rover Dramawerks in Plano for the third year in a row. Featuring works by playwrights from around the globe, the festival brings to the stage short comedic works filled with quirky characters and unexpected storylines that are sure to tickle your funny bone.
Thursday July 27, 2017 / 8:00pmFriday July 28, 2017 / 8:00pmSaturday July 29, 2017 / 3:00pmSaturday July 29, 2017 / 8:00pm
The award winning Backdoor Comedy Club is the city's longest running stand-up comedy showcase and, after 20 years, still reigns as the hot spot for Dallas comedy. Named "Best Comedy Club" by D Magazine and "hottest stand-up comedy showcase in the Southwest" by the Dallas Observer, Backdoor Comedy Club is the place to go for laughs. Shows feature eight or more comedians per night, including national touring comics from Comedy Central, Showtime and NBC's Last Comic Standing, as well as the best of the local pros. The coziness of the Backdoor takes you back to the roots of stand-up and gives you the intimate vibe of the original comedy rooms in NYC and LA.
Friday July 28, 2017 / 9:00pmSaturday July 29, 2017 / 8:00pmSaturday July 29, 2017 / 10:15pmFriday August 4, 2017 / 9:00pmSaturday August 5, 2017 / 8:00pmSaturday August 5, 2017 / 10:15pmFriday August 11, 2017 / 9:00pmSaturday August 12, 2017 / 8:00pm
Fans around the globe just can't get enough of Strangelove, the ultimate tribute to '80s new-wavers Depeche Mode, who perform the British synthpop band's biggest hits with precision and style. Beyond your everyday cover band, this ultimate tribute act also recreates the original group's famed theatrical concert experience, including costume changes and multiple screen projections, to take you through the different eras of Depeche Mode's decades-spanning career. Considered the most commercially successful electronic band ever, Depeche Mode has sold more 100 million albums and singles worldwide. From "People Are People" to "Personal Jesus" and beyond, now you can experience all the '80s electro-pop glory up close and personal at the legendary House of Blues Dallas. The Smites, a tribute to The Smiths, open the concert.
Sunday July 30, 2017 / 8:00pm (Doors open at 7:00pm)
"Astonishment Artist" Mat LaVore will have you believing in the impossible at Magic & Mystery, a spellbinding 90 minutes of jaw-dropping hypnosis and mental magic. Watch in awe as LaVore swallows needles, figures out the names of people and places merely thought of, hypnotizes audience members to forget their own names, and even predicts the future as this mind-bending show appears onstage at the AT&T Performing Arts Center in Dallas.
FC Dallas makes their triumphant return to the field for the 2017 season, fresh off their thrilling and decisive 4-2 win over the New England Revolution in the last year's U.S. Open Cup Final. There's nothing quite like an FC Dallas match at the soccer-specific Toyota Stadium, from the festive pre-game tailgates to the passionate singing, chanting and jumping of supporters' groups like the Dallas Beer Guardians and Lone Star Legion. And that's to say nothing of the action on the field, where an explosively powerful offense and a finely balanced defense put every challenger through their paces. In 2017, sharpshooter Maximiliano Urruti, talented playmaker Mauro Diaz and their teammates are gunning for another conference-topping season, coached by former Dallas midfielder and MLS Best XI player Óscar Pareja. Please see the full event description for individual matchup details.
Saturday July 29, 2017 / 7:00pm (vs. Vancouver Whitecaps FC)Saturday August 12, 2017 / 7:00pm (vs. Colorado Rapids)Wednesday August 23, 2017 / 8:00pm (vs. Houston Dynamo)Saturday September 2, 2017 / 8:00pm (vs. New York Red Bulls)Saturday September 16, 2017 / 7:00pm (vs. Seattle Sounders)Wednesday September 27, 2017 / 7:00pm (vs. Colorado Rapids)Sunday October 22, 2017 / 3:00pm (vs. LA Galaxy)
Join daring Captain Kurt and his good friend Smok as they race across the galaxy to thwart the dastardly plans of Darkness in this affectionate satire of the beloved sci-fi shows of past and present. As full of cosmic romance and interstellar intrigue as the reaches of space are full of stars yet unseen, this hilarious show promises a good time for every intrepid explorer who ventures in. Boldly throw popcorn where no man has thrown before with Star Trip at the Pocket Sandwich Theatre in Dallas.
Step into the rustic decor of the Old Mill Inn -- surrounded by dark wood, hand-carved beams and vintage stonework -- and you're in the perfect setting for an evening of mystery and intrigue. Indeed, the historic landmark building is said to be haunted by the spirit of an old German cook named Hilda who died by falling (or being pushed) into a vat of her famous bread dough. At Keith and Margo's Ultimate Murder Mystery Dinner, you'll have a murder mystery of your own to investigate. As you enjoy a three-course dinner featuring award-winning chicken-fried steak with cream gravy (vegetarian options available), the action will unfold all around you -- and you'll get drawn into it by the homicide detective (a professional stand-up comedian) who considers you a suspect. Deemed "the masterminds of the genre" (Los Angeles Times), Keith and Margo's improvisational actors mingle amongst you as you follow clues and try to solve the crime. The murderer might be sitting right next to you ... A prize goes to the person who's the best sleuth!
Leapin' lizards! First a comic, then a radio show, then a Tony-winning Broadway musical, then a movie (twice!), Annie Jr., the beloved story of a plucky orphan adopted by a wealthy businessman, is an eternal favorite. Marvel as the talented young performers of Plano's Art Centre Theatre bring all the show's iconic characters to life, including the lovable Daddy Warbucks, the wicked Miss Hannigan and the adorable orphan herself. Annie Jr. is a pared-down production made for the whole family and features one of Broadway's most memorable scores, including "It's the Hard-Knock Life," "Easy Street," "N.Y.C." and the ever-optimistic "Tomorrow."
Friday July 28, 2017 / 6:00pmSaturday July 29, 2017 / 6:00pmSunday July 30, 2017 / 1:00pmFriday August 4, 2017 / 6:00pmSaturday August 5, 2017 / 6:00pmSunday August 6, 2017 / 1:00pm
Called "a Dallas treasure," The Victims improv comedy troupe have been making a name for themselves at The Alternative Comedy Theater since 2006 with their highly theatrical, unscripted comedic mayhem. In the world of comedy nothing can quite match the electricity of long-form improv, seeing a group of experienced comedians taking an idea and running with it, crafting hilarious scenes on the fly and playing off each other with near telepathic skill. A staple of the Dallas comedy scene, The Victims have performed at festivals and venues from Atlanta to NYC. Now you can catch them at the Pocket Sandwich Theatre.
Friday July 28, 2017 / 10:30pmSaturday July 29, 2017 / 10:30pm