On the eve of his appearance before the Senate Permanent Sub Committee on Investigations on Un-American Activities led by Senator Joseph McCarthy, American writer Langston Hughes fitfully attempts to compose a poem. As accusations whirl, censorships abound, and freedoms are called into question, this inspired-by-true-events, lyrical drama examines not only the tense yet necessary relationship between art and politics, but also the emotional and deeply personal connection between the artist and his craft in the face of oppressive power.
Saturday, Feb 16, 2019 / 8:00pmThursday, Feb 21, 2019 / 7:30pmFriday, Feb 22, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, Feb 23, 2019 / 8:00pmSunday, Feb 24, 2019 / 3:00pmThursday, Feb 28, 2019 / 7:30pmFriday, Mar 1, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, Mar 2, 2019 / 8:00pm
Based on interviews conducted with women from all over the world, Eve Ensler's award-winning play The Vagina Monologues is a hilarious and deeply poignant collection of stories that gives voice to a chorus of common experiences and feelings once considered taboo. A thoughtful look at the female experience, with an unblinking look at topics such as sex, love, rape, birth, and the vagina as an expression of female individuality, the popular show manages to be entertaining without being trite, political without being offensive.
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.
Saturday, Feb 16, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, Feb 16, 2019 / 10:15pmFriday, Feb 22, 2019 / 9:00pmSaturday, Feb 23, 2019 / 8:00pmFriday, Mar 1, 2019 / 9:00pmSaturday, Mar 2, 2019 / 8:00pmFriday, Mar 8, 2019 / 9:00pmSaturday, Mar 9, 2019 / 8:00pm
A native of Los Angeles, Grammy nominated drummer SAMMY MILLER has become known for his unique maturity and relentless focus on making music that "feels good" as a drummer, singer, and bandleader. Upon completing his Master's at The Juilliard School, Sammy formed his ensemble, THE CONGREGATION. As a band they are focused on sharing the power of community through their music--joyful jazz. This is a return engagement for SAMMY MILLER AND THE CONGREGATION due to popular demand.
Hanson's hauntingly beautiful Fantasy Variations on a Theme of Youth opens this evening from Dallas Chamber Symphony with lush harmonies for piano and strings. Platinum artist and award-winning violinist Chee-Yun brings the evocative sounds of the tango to life as she and the DCS perform Piazzolla's ever-entertaining The Four Seasons. The evening ends with Martin's most important early work, his Petite symphonie concertante, which offers a quirky, modern take on baroque style, featuring double string orchestra, harp, piano and harpsichord. Don't miss this concert at Moody Performance Hall
Sugar Brown -- the slinky and seductive alter ego of Atlanta diva Lanita Shera -- visits The Bruton Theater in Dallas to dish some steamy stand-up comedy and show off her sexy burlesque moves. In Burlesque Bad & Bougie, Sugar dives into her diaries, exploring her experiences onstage through her lusty dance numbers and bawdy comedy. You'll get turned on and laugh at the same time, and the room will be a whole lot steamier by the time all is said and done. This is definitely a show for adults only.
The Screwtape Letters is a provocative and "wickedly witty" (Wall Street Journal) theatrical adaptation of C.S. Lewis' novel about spiritual warfare ... from a demon's point of view. Set in a remarkably stylish office in the depths of hell, the show centers on a senior demon named Screwtape -- played by acclaimed actor Brent Harris -- who also happens to be Satan's top psychiatrist and who sets up a meticulous scheme to capture the soul of an unsuspecting human on earth. “The Devil has rarely been given his due more perceptively,” said The New York Times. See this acclaimed production at the Eisemann Center for Performing Arts in Richardson.
Saturday, Feb 23, 2019 / 4:00pmSaturday, Feb 23, 2019 / 8:00pm
Kelli Grant's Swing Me Back to Texas is a tribute to "the boys who made the noise that's known as western swing," aka The Texas Playboys. As far as we know, Kelli is the only woman to ever front Bob Wills' former band members. Kelli won Female Artist of the Year from the Academy of Western Artists, and was inducted into the Western Swing Hall of Fame. Grab your hats and spur up your boots for this concert and dance as the Queen of Swing showcases her award-winning, chart-topping hits. She'll also take time to regale you with wonderful stories about The Texas Playboys and what it was like to ride the trail with the King of Western Swing. Come on down to Kokomo Theater in Longview for an exciting evening of song, stories and memories of the King of Western Swing, Bob Wills.
Saturday, Feb 16, 2019 / 7:30pmFriday, Feb 22, 2019 / 7:30pmSaturday, Feb 23, 2019 / 7:30pmFriday, Mar 1, 2019 / 7:30pmSaturday, Mar 2, 2019 / 7:30pmFriday, Mar 8, 2019 / 7:30pmSaturday, Mar 9, 2019 / 7:30pm
The Music Hall at Fair Park in Dallas will shine with opulent sets and dazzling costumes, and ring with the sounds of a soaring score as Anastasia embarks on its romantic musical adventure. Inspired by the beloved films -- and featuring songs like "Journey to the Past" and "Once Upon a December" -- the new musical Anastasia transports you from the twilight of the Russian Empire to the euphoria of 1920s Paris. You'll meet brave young Anya, who's being pursued by a ruthless Soviet officer determined to silence her. She enlists the aid of a dashing conman and a lovable ex-aristocrat and, together, they take off on an epic quest to help her find home, love and family. The show boasts a book by celebrated playwright Terrence McNally, a lush new score by Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens (Ragtime, Little Dancer) and direction by Tony Award winner Darko Tresnjak. Get your tickets today.
Tuesday, Feb 19, 2019 / 7:30pmWednesday, Feb 20, 2019 / 7:30pmThursday, Feb 21, 2019 / 7:30pmTuesday, Feb 26, 2019 / 7:30pmWednesday, Feb 27, 2019 / 7:30pmThursday, Feb 28, 2019 / 1:30pmThursday, Feb 28, 2019 / 7:30pm
Lisa and Sebastian were a successful romantic comedy playwriting team and lovers whose professional and personal relationships unraveled, crashed, and burned. After several years apart, they are thrown together by a producer to create a revival play. As they try to recapture their signature spark, their characters revolt as the lines between reality and fantasy blur. The Playmakers was the winner of Rover Dramawerks' 2018 New Full-Length Play Contest!
Saturday, Feb 16, 2019 / 8:00pmThursday, Feb 21, 2019 / 8:00pmFriday, Feb 22, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, Feb 23, 2019 / 3:00pmSaturday, Feb 23, 2019 / 8:00pm
Do you daydream at work? Does ABBA make you dance? Are you on an epic quest that only you know about? Escape the winter cold with The Manufactured Myth of Eveline Flynn. This new musical follows Eveline through her dreams, her waking life, and the Chicago “el” train as she tries to put her family back together. Love, loss, an intergalactic all-girl punk band defending the universe -- anything your most vivid dreams could conjure will be on stage at Theatre Three in Dallas.
Sunday, Feb 17, 2019 / 2:30pmThursday, Feb 21, 2019 / 7:30pmFriday, Feb 22, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, Feb 23, 2019 / 2:30pmSaturday, Feb 23, 2019 / 8:00pmSunday, Feb 24, 2019 / 2:30pm
Whether you've been told you have a great voice, had compliments on your speaking style or use effective communication in a current profession, this seminar gives you a behind-the-scenes look at how people make money every day with their voices. From audio books and training materials to cartoons, documentaries, commercials and more, this workshop introduces you to the growing field of voice-over. Learn what the pros look for and how to avoid many common mistakes, along with how to avoid web-based pitfalls and how to develop an action plan designed to build lasting success close to home. The seminar leaders discuss industry pros and cons, answer questions, and play samples from working voice professionals, as well as give you an opportunity to record a short script under the direction of your instructor. This event at Voice Coaches in Dallas is fun, realistic and a great first step for anyone interested in the voice-over field.