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, Dec 14, 2018 / 8:00pmSaturday, Dec 15, 2018 / 8:00pmFriday, Dec 21, 2018 / 8:00pmFriday, Dec 28, 2018 / 8:00pm
Have you ever been told you have a great voice? Whether you're looking for a new career or just interested in making some extra money on the side, this workshop gives you a fun, realistic behind-the-scenes look at the voice-over industry. From audiobooks to training material, cartoons, documentaries, commercials and more, you'll learn the ins and outs of this growing field and how to avoid the common mistakes made by newcomers. Hear what a professional voice demo sounds like, discover which vocal types are most in-demand and record a short script under the direction of your instructor. At Crystal Clear Sound in Dallas, this class is a great first step for anyone interested in voice acting.
RuPaul said it best: "You better work!" The award-winning superstar brought national attention to the exciting world of drag with her reality TV series, RuPaul's Drag Race. Now MyOhMy The Show collects the best talent in Texas to create the ultimate lineup for one crazy night of fabulous fun at Lizard Lounge in Dallas. No two performances are ever the same, but you can always expect plenty of sass and class from these divas, who bring big stars like Mariah Carey, Donna Summer, Beyonce, Tina Turner and Whitney Houston to fabulous life.
Saturday, Dec 15, 2018 / 7:00pm (Doors open at 6:00pm)
A former winner of Goldstar National Nutcracker Award, A Bur-Less-Q Nutcracker is back at Dallas' Stone Cottage Theatre for its 12th smash year of holiday mayhem. The Beulaville Baptist Book Club is in dire straits financially, so the club decides to stage Tchaikovsky's famous ballet as a fundraiser. But thanks to a disastrous piña-colada casserole at a pre-show party, the hired cast of ballet dancers falls ill, and the ladies are forced to re-cast the show with members of a stranded burlesque troupe that happens to be stuck in town. The ensuing performance by the Velvet Kittens might not feature any nudity, per se, but it does contain a festive string of sexual puns, adult language and bump-and-grind dance numbers.
Thursday, Dec 13, 2018 / 8:00pmFriday, Dec 14, 2018 / 8:00pmSaturday, Dec 15, 2018 / 8:00pmSunday, Dec 16, 2018 / 2:00pmThursday, Dec 20, 2018 / 8:00pmFriday, Dec 21, 2018 / 8:00pmSaturday, Dec 22, 2018 / 8:00pmSunday, Dec 23, 2018 / 2:00pm
Do you like 80s holiday action films? Can you not spell holiday without Die Hard? Then join us this December for Solstice: A New Holiday Adventure! Follow Stuart and Paulette, last year’s favorite mischievous characters, on a wild holiday adventure from North Park to Pleasant Grove and back. Through story and song, you'll discover the true meaning of the season. This is not your mother’s Christmas Carol, but it does feature the most lovable, drug-addled grandparents Dallas has to offer.
Thursday, Dec 13, 2018 / 7:30pmFriday, Dec 14, 2018 / 8:00pmSaturday, Dec 15, 2018 / 8:00pmSunday, Dec 16, 2018 / 2:30pmThursday, Dec 20, 2018 / 7:30pmFriday, Dec 21, 2018 / 8:00pmSaturday, Dec 22, 2018 / 2:30pmSaturday, Dec 22, 2018 / 8:00pm
The hilarious holiday comedy, Santa Claus vs. The Martians, returns to the Margo Jones Theatre in Fair Park for a fifth holiday season. This year, you'll definitely want to catch this holiday classic,'cause it's going into semi-retirement! Based on the infamously bad '60s cult movie, Santa Claus Conquers the Martians,the show became an instant critical hit when it was first performed in 2010. It's been wildly popular every time it's performed, but after this run, the show won't be produced for at least 5 years. Don't miss the on-stage recreation of the hilariously bad acting and low budget props from the original film, as Martian leader Kimar kidnaps Santa Claus to bring happiness and laughter to the children of Mars. Opposing Kimar in his plan are Martian villain Voldar, as well as two Earth children, Billy and Betty Foster. New cast members join the returning favorites with new jokes added to keep the show fresh.
Thursday, Dec 13, 2018 / 8:15pmSaturday, Dec 15, 2018 / 1:00pmSaturday, Dec 15, 2018 / 8:15pmSunday, Dec 16, 2018 / 3:00pmThursday, Dec 20, 2018 / 8:15pmFriday, Dec 21, 2018 / 8:15pmSaturday, Dec 22, 2018 / 1:00pm
Jacob Marley's Christmas Carol is a twist on the Dickens classic. In this irreverent, funny, and moving tale, Marley’s condemned spirit is given one chance to escape his eternal chains – he must redeem his old business partner, Ebenezer Scrooge. Thus begins a journey of laughter, terror, redemption, and renewal, where Scrooge’s heart is indeed opened, but not before Jacob Marley discovers his own.
Thursday, Dec 13, 2018 / 7:30pmThursday, Dec 20, 2018 / 7:30pmFriday, Dec 21, 2018 / 8:00pmSaturday, Dec 22, 2018 / 8:00pm
Whether you're a Quidditch expert or merely a muggle, you'll find laughs aplenty in Potted Potter, the smash-hit comedy that takes on the zany challenge of cramming all seven books in the popular Harry Potter series -- that's roughly 4,000 pages -- into 70 hilarious minutes. Created by Olivier-nominated actors Dan Clarkson and Jeff Turner, this unauthorized parody has played to sold-out houses all over the world. Two actors inhabit 360 characters, fend off a live fire-breathing dragon and even manage to stage a real-life game of Quidditch in the theater. The show was a critic's pick of The New York Times, Daily Herald and Time Out London, among others, who hailed it as a must-see family event for anyone age 6 to Dumbledore, and now it comes to the Texas Theatre in Dallas.
Thursday, Dec 13, 2018 / 7:30pmSaturday, Dec 15, 2018 / 2:00pmSaturday, Dec 15, 2018 / 8:00pmSunday, Dec 16, 2018 / 2:00pmTuesday, Dec 18, 2018 / 7:30pmThursday, Dec 20, 2018 / 7:30pmFriday, Dec 21, 2018 / 7:30pmSaturday, Dec 22, 2018 / 2:00pm
Jacob Marley is dead. And, in order to change his eternal fate, he unwittingly accepts an impossible assignment from the Record Keeper -- redeem the worst of the worst, Ebenezer Scrooge. He has help from a small demon, Bogle, and together they travel the timeless universe to improvise a ghostly plan to save Scrooge, and thus, themselves. Don't miss this very nontraditional take on A Christmas Carol!
Thursday, Dec 13, 2018 / 7:30pm (Box Office opens 1 hour before curtain)Friday, Dec 14, 2018 / 8:00pm (Doors open at 7:30)Saturday, Dec 15, 2018 / 8:00pm (Doors open at 7:30)Sunday, Dec 16, 2018 / 3:00pm (Box Office opens 1 hour before curtain)
Chicago has everything that makes a Broadway musical great: sizzling songs, seductive dance numbers and a showbiz story that packs a powerful punch. Set amidst the showy decadence of the 1920s, Chicago tells the tale of convicted murderers Roxie Hart and Velma Kelly, who'll stop at nothing to get the attention of the press and celebrity attorney Billy Flynn. Their malicious crimes turn them into media darlings, producing a barrage of sensational headlines, the likes of which could just as easily be ripped from today's tabloids. A smash on Broadway (winning six Tony Awards) and on the big screen (winning six Academy Awards), this biting satire features the unforgettable songs of Kander and Ebb, including "All That Jazz," "Cell Block Tango" and many more hits. Enjoy this musical trip back to a time when a little razzle-dazzle made everything just fine when this dazzling production comes to Winspear Opera House in Dallas.
Tuesday, Dec 18, 2018 / 7:30pm Wednesday, Dec 19, 2018 / 7:30pm Thursday, Dec 20, 2018 / 7:30pm Friday, Dec 21, 2018 / 8:00pmSaturday, Dec 22, 2018 / 2:00pmSaturday, Dec 22, 2018 / 8:00pmSunday, Dec 23, 2018 / 1:30pmSunday, Dec 23, 2018 / 7:00pm
From the songwriting team behind the smash hit Tony-winning musical Dear Evan Hansen and the Oscar-winning film La La Land, A Christmas Story: The Musical brings the classic 1983 movie to hilarious life on stage. Set in 1940s Indiana, a young and bespectacled Ralphie Parker schemes his way toward the holiday gift of his dreams, an official Red Ryder Carbine-Action 200-Shot Range Model Air Rifle. An infamous leg lamp, outrageous pink bunny pajamas, a maniacal department store Santa, and a triple-dog-dare to lick a freezing flagpole are just a few of the distractions that stand between Ralphie and his Christmas wish. A Christmas Story: The Musical was nominated for three 2013 Tony Awards, including Best Musical. Fans of the movie will thrill to see this beloved tale come to life, while newbies are in for one fun introduction at the Winspear Opera House in Dallas.
Friday, Dec 14, 2018 / 8:00pmSaturday, Dec 15, 2018 / 2:00pmSaturday, Dec 15, 2018 / 8:00pmSunday, Dec 16, 2018 / 1:30pmSunday, Dec 16, 2018 / 7:00pm
Eat, drink, ice skate, say hi to Santa, search for gifts and be merry at Enchant in Arlington, returning to Globe Life Park with the world's largest Christmas light maze and much more. This glittering winter wonderland offers tons of family fun, and it all starts with Eddie the Mischievous Elf, who's hidden eight of Santa's gifts somewhere in the giant maze for you to find. Then hit the ice skating trail, visit Santa and the Mrs., check out the nightly live entertainment and grab a hot dinner or sweet dessert. There are gifts galore to shop for at the Enchant Christmas Market too, so make your season extra special with a nighttime outing to Enchant.
Thursday, Dec 13, 2018 (Various Entry Times)Friday, Dec 14, 2018 (Various Entry Times)Saturday, Dec 15, 2018 (Various Entry Times)Sunday, Dec 16, 2018 (Various Entry Times)Saturday, Dec 22, 2018 (Various Entry Times)Sunday, Dec 23, 2018 (Various Entry Times)Monday, Dec 24, 2018 (Various Entry Times)Tuesday, Dec 25, 2018 (Various Entry Times)