Yesterday, we linked to Channel 8/WFAA’s report about how the Dallas Summer Musicals‘ contract with the city to run the Majestic Theater is expiring in June and how the DSM wasn’t eager to renew it on the same terms. Plus, there’s that new competition from the Dallas Center for the Performing Arts. In TheaterJones today, [...]
THAT’S A QUARTER CENTURY!: Thursday night, supporters of Dallas’ Undermain Theatre gathered at DiTerra’s on Lower Greenville to celebrate the group’s 25th birthday. The video above is a good companion to the night, walking you through Undermain’s many successes. And there was a bit of news amid all the merrymaking. Artistic director Katherine Owens says [...]
Channel 8/WFAA reports that the Dallas Summer Musicals is giving the Majestic back to the city at the end of June, having already lost $1 million in running it. The DSM’s president Michael Jenkins is quoted as saying, “When we first took over the Majestic Theater it was used 6 percent of the time. I’m [...]
With Echo Theatre’s Nibroc Trilogy, we have a rarity in area theater: a second chance to visit a worthy little production. When Echo presented the Nibroc Trilogy at the Bath House Cultural Center in February, the response was so enthusiastic that Theatre 3 invited the company to re-stage them in Theatre Too.That’s the basement space at Theatre 3. This month, all three plays will be there in succession.
A GOOD SIGN FOR THE KIMBELL: Architect Renzo Piano has his work cut out for him in expanding the Kimbell Art Museum. Louis Kahn’s 1972 building is an architectural gem, and messing with masterpieces can be tricky. Piano unveiled his plans for the expansion back in November, and his refocusing of attention on the museum’s [...]
Actually, a curtain. The Dallas Center for the Performing Arts announced that it’s chosen Argentine artist Guillermo Kuitca to design the curtain for the Winspear Opera House. The DCPA has also acquired the artist’s Dallas Opera House (2008), one of his mixed media works on paper that use seating charts of such performance halls as [...]
AND THE WINNER IS: Congratulations to Tanner Ellison, a University of North Texas student, whose photo took top honors in a national student contest hosted by the Society of Publication Designers. Her photo of a slide at White Rock Lake topped more than 250 entries in the Land/Sea/Air contest. “I have always been interested in [...]
The Kalita Humphreys Theater is one of only three theaters designed by Frank Lloyd Wright (photos of the other two: here and here). The Kalita, the longtime home of the Dallas Theater Center, is clearly the great architect’s “little Guggenheim” — it was completed in 1959, nine months after Wright’s death and two months after the New York art museum opened.
PAUL SLOCUM IN DENVER: Last week, we talked with Dallas video artist Paul Slocum about his decision to close And/Or Gallery and focus more on his work. To that end, he’s got a pretty big exhibition about to open at the Museum of Contemporary Art Denver. Building on his love of kitsch TV, You’re Not [...]
One of the more excited claims for the Dallas Center for the Performing Arts is that it’s the most important cultural complex to be built since Lincoln Center. In “Mixed Reviews,” his 50-year look-back and current assessment of Lincoln Center, the New York Times’ classical music critic Anthony Tommasini makes you wonder if a comparison [...]