From single life to dating to marriage to the end of relationships, the charming musical revue I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change explores all of love's tumultuous stages with humor, emotion and insight. As the show journeys from cheesy pickup lines to newborns and even to love in one's golden years, it offers something for everyone who's ever been in or out of love. Watch Dallas' Theatre Too perform this long-running musical for the final time.
Like a comet that burns far too brightly to last, Janis Joplin exploded onto the music scene in 1967 and, almost overnight, became the queen of rock & roll. The unmistakable voice, filled with raw emotion and tinged with Southern Comfort, made her a must-see headliner from Monterey to Woodstock. This Broadway musical is fueled by such unforgettable songs as "Me and Bobby McGee," "Piece of My Heart," "Mercedes Benz," "Cry Baby" and "Summertime." Spend A Night With Janis Joplin at the Eisemann Center for Performing Arts in Richardson.
Step back into a time and place far away with the Kerrville Renaissance Festival. Occurring over a single weekend, the fest will see a village's worth of entertainers, musical acts, food vendors and artisans shape an experience that immerses modern-day visitors into a time where kings and queens ruled, parried and made merry. Located in a picturesque setting in Texas hill country -- the River Star Arts and Events Park at the Hill Country Youth Event Center -- the family-friendly festival will feature an array of entertainment, with a show from the locally renowned Last Chance Forever: The Bird of Prey Conservancy as well as native Texan musicians playing on three stages. The merchant village will be full of eclectic and unique crafts from over 40 artisans including potters, jewelers, painters, leather workers and more. Of course, the food will be a feast fit for a king, featuring the ubiquitous turkey legs and other meats on a stick, toasty cinnamon-roasted nuts, deep fried ravioli, panini sandwiches, fresh ice cream and of course, plenty of beer.
Step out of the modern world and back in time to the divinely decadent Kit Kat Klub of prewar Germany, where the music is tantalizing and the drinks are plentiful. Within the club, lives intertwine as a cabaret singer, an expat American writer and other misfits and outcasts of 1930s-era Berlin come together to escape a changing society where their kind is less than welcome ... and dark forces rising to power threaten to end the party forever. Led by the enigmatic master of ceremonies and charismatic singer Sally Bowles, the colorful characters of this Kander and Ebb masterpiece are eager to entertain with beloved musical numbers that include "Don't Tell Mama," "Willkommen" and "Cabaret."
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!
One little white lie leads to another in this hysterical farce, complete with a former movie star, a mobster hit man, an accident-prone neighbor, a mysterious potting shed and a gardener inexplicably masquerading as a psychiatrist (whose misguided advice actually seems to work). Will everyone survive the mayhem? Catch Love, Lies & The Doctor's Dilemma at Rover Dramawerks in Plano to find out for yourself.
You've probably heard the story of Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde before, but you've never seen the classic horror like this. Theatre Three's version of Robert Louis Stevenson's novel, reworks the story of love, lust and depravity into a new and shocking version filled with contemporary overtones and a six-person cast portraying the many facets of Hyde's personality. On the fog-bound streets of Victorian-era London, Henry Jekyll's experiments with exotic "powders and tinctures" have brought forth the villainous alter-ego Edward Hyde -- resulting in a deadly game of cat-and-mouse that determines who shall be the master or his slave.
When Pete the Cat gets caught rocking out after bedtime, the cat catcher sends him to live with the Biddle family to learn his manners -- and boy are they square! But for the groovy blue cat, life is an adventure no matter where he winds up, so the minute Pete walks in the door, he gets the whole family rocking. Well, except for young Jimmy Biddle, the most organized second grader on planet earth. But when Jimmy draws a blank in art class, it turns out Pete is the perfect friend to help. Based on the series of books by Kimberly and James Dean, fun new musical Pete the Cat at Richardson's Eisemann Center for Performing Arts will delight the whole family.
Set in a small town in Louisiana, in the time of really big hair, six women gather in Truvy's beauty shop for gossip, friendship and support. These women are true steel magnolias: southern belles who are flowery on the outside, but tough as steel inside. The play is alternately hilarious and touching as it moves from the excitement of Shelby's wedding to sadness as friends mourn her loss. Enjoy Steel Magnolias at Allen's Community Theatre.
With their amazing athletic, acrobatic and clowning skills, the team of insanely talented men and women known as the Harlem Globetrotters is sort of like the greatest circus troupe you've ever seen -- but with way more slam dunks. And Hi-Lite, Too Tall, El Gato and the others know how to do more than just shoot hoops -- they'll wow you with ball-handling wizardry, rim-rattling jams and four-pointers shot from 30 feet away, not to mention their clever comedy bits. The 'Trotters have been one of the best live shows around for more than 90 years and count Henry Kissinger, Whoopi Goldberg and Pope Francis as honorary members -- though you probably won't see that trio making any under-the-knee passes on this 2018 World Tour. But the hometown Harlem team is making a stop at American Airlines Center in Dallas to play the long-suffering Washington Generals ... and you're humming "Sweet Georgia Brown" right now, aren't you?
A favorite across the country, The Dinner Detective serves up a tasty whodunit along with a seated four-course dinner at Eddie Deen's Ranch in Dallas. And since this popular comic murder mystery is set in the present day, you'll never know whether someone at your table is one of the talented cast of improvisers. In fact, everyone's a suspect, including you. The event starts out with a reception featuring tray-passed hors d'oeuvres, followed by the meal, which includes salad, a buffet with entrée and dessert. Between courses you can expect plenty of murder, mayhem and hidden clues coming to light as you puzzle through the crime. The top sleuth wins a prize package at the end of the evening -- not to mention serious bragging rights.
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.
For Henry Smith -- actor, comedian, raconteur, sporting hero, business tycoon, secret agent, Casanova and acting President of the United States -- life was rarely dull. For Alice Smith -- housewife -- life was rarely anything else. Enter Michel -- tall, dark, and available. Exactly what happens next no one's quite sure, and only their pet goldfish Orca and you will ever know the truth. Enjoy The Secret Lives of Henry and Alice at ONSTAGE in Bedford.