Fresh off its Tony-nominated Broadway revival, Falsettos arrives at Winspear Opera House in Dallas as "an exceptional production of a perfect musical" (The New York Times). The story revolves around a charming, intelligent, neurotic gay man named Marvin, his wife, his lover, his about-to-be-Bar-Mitzvahed son, their psychiatrist, and the lesbians next door. At times both hilarious and achingly poignant, Falsettos shines an ahead-of-its-time spotlight on the infinite possibilities that make up a modern family ... and a beautiful reminder that love can tell a million stories. A hit when it premiered on Broadway in 1992, this always-timely show won Tony Awards for its book by James Lapine and William Finn (The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee) and its score, also by Finn.
Tuesday, Feb 12, 2019 / 7:30pmWednesday, Feb 13, 2019 / 7:30pmThursday, Feb 14, 2019 / 7:30pmSunday, Feb 17, 2019 / 7:00pm
This comedy parodies every English mystery play ever written, but with a decidedly American flair. Miss Maple, a dowager with a reputation for "clever" weekend parties, invites a group of detective writers to eerie Ravenswood Manor on Turkey Island, where they're going to impersonate their fictional characters. The hostess has arranged all sorts of amusing incidents. Then a real murder takes place, and Miss Maple is outraged. She offers an immense reward to the "detective" who can bring the killer to justice. See The Butler Did It at Allen's Community Theatre.
Sunday, Jan 27, 2019 / 3:00pmThursday, Jan 31, 2019 / 7:30pmSunday, Feb 3, 2019 / 3:00pmThursday, Feb 7, 2019 / 7:30pmSunday, Feb 10, 2019 / 3:00pm
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.
Saturday, Jan 19, 2019 / 8:00pmFriday, Jan 25, 2019 / 9:00pmFriday, Feb 1, 2019 / 9:00pmSaturday, Feb 2, 2019 / 8:00pmFriday, Feb 8, 2019 / 9:00pmSaturday, Feb 9, 2019 / 8:00pmFriday, Feb 15, 2019 / 9:00pmSaturday, Feb 16, 2019 / 8:00pm
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
In The Book of Moron, the latest solo show from actor-comedian Robert Dubac (The Male Intellect: An Oxymoron?), we meet a man who can't remember who he is or what he believes in because he's been bombarded by so much propaganda and hype. While he's racking his brain for answers, his inner voices take turns trying to talk sense into him. Go on a head trip in Robert Dubac's one-man show as he portrays his voice of reason, his common sense, his inner idiot, his inner child and his inner a$$hole -- all of which try to wake him up from the coma of modern-day life. Don't miss The Book of Moron at the Eisemann Center for Performing Arts in Richardson.
Saturday, Feb 9, 2019 / 4:00pmSaturday, Feb 9, 2019 / 8:00pmSunday, Feb 10, 2019 / 2:00pm
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 Coal Black Rose and more entertainment on seven 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.
Friday, Jan 25, 2019 / 10:00amSaturday, Jan 26, 2019 / 10:00amSunday, Jan 27, 2019 / 10:00amSaturday, Feb 2, 2019 / 10:00amSunday, Feb 3, 2019 / 10:00am
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.
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.
Friday, Feb 1, 2019 / 10:30pmSaturday, Feb 2, 2019 / 10:30pmFriday, Feb 8, 2019 / 10:00pmSaturday, Feb 9, 2019 / 10:00pmFriday, Feb 15, 2019 / 10:00pmSaturday, Feb 16, 2019 / 10:00pm
There's no better way to experience modern dance than a performance by the spectacular Paul Taylor Dance Company. The prestigious company is back at the Eisemann Center, bringing some of the best pieces from Mr. Taylor's ever-growing repertoire to this landmark stage. The program includes a world premiere of Continuum, a new work by Taylor Alumna Lila York, set to Vivaldi's "The Four Seasons" recomposed by Max Richter. This exciting new abstract piece presents images of modern life in an anxiety-filled world, and ultimately is about finding peace in a hostile environment. Also on the program are two works from the Taylor repertoire, Book of Beasts and Cascade. After performing in more than 500 cities and 62 countries, Paul Taylor Dance Company makes a triumphant return to Richardson's Eisemann Center, where they first came to perform in 2002 as part of the venue's grand opening.
The singer-songwriter duo formerly known as LoCash Cowboys make their only DFW appearance in concert on the Live! Arena stage at Arlington Backyard's Texas Live. Preston Brust and Chris Lucas weren't born and raised in the South, but the duo has earned their country cred with huge hit singles like "I Know Somebody" and "I Love This Life." LOCASH has also written top tunes for the likes of Keith Urban and Tim McGraw.
Hot and sweet, the Bumper Jacksons paint America's story from the seductive sounds of New Orleans to the hollers of the Appalachian Mountains. Folding together early styles of jazz, blues and country swing, the Bumper Jacksons strike a bold yet elegant balance between paying homage to the traditions and fashioning their own unique sound. Bursting at the seams with rich threads of Americana, their playfully creative originals and reimagined roots music have earned them "Artist of the Year" and "Best Folk Band" at the Washington Area Music Awards. The Bumper Jacksons' hard-driving energy brings you into the center of a party where everyone's invited and the dance floor never sleeps. Catch this concert at the Eisemann Center for Performing Arts.
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
You've heard of Christian Grey -- now meet Christian Black, an expert in the ways of love who'll guide you through 50 ways to please your lover. Experience music, poetry and seduction in this interactive night of erotic education at the East Park Community Center in Nashville. Be sure to bring an open mind for this intimate evening featuring kinky demonstrations, seductive dance and a few sexy surprises. Foreplay doesn't start in the bedroom -- it starts with Christian Black!