Ethan Rains (left) Michael Federico and Lulu Ward star in Jihad Jones and the Kalashnikov Babes at Kitchen Dog Theater. Photo: Matt Mrozek Guest blogger Lee Trull is Associate Artist with the Dallas Theater Center and a member of the Kitchen Dog Theater Company. Ethan Rains made the trek from sunny L.A. to sunny Dallas […]
BREAKING DOWN ‘ANGELS AND DEMONS’: The adaptation of Dan Brown’s best-seller Angels and Demons was the No. 1 movie in the country last weekend, debuting with a so-so $46 million. Those who took in the movie required the same level of belief-suspension as when they saw Angels‘ predecessor, The Da Vinci Code. But don’t take […]
Terry Teachout, the Wall Street Journal theater critic, attended last night’s opening of Lost in the Stars at Theatre 3. Teachout and I both blog for Artsjournal.com — his peripatetic and prolific jottings about the arts can be found there in About Last Night — so it was a pleasure to meet him in person […]
KURT WEILL COMES TO TOWN: If you are familiar with German composer Kurt Weill, it’s most likely from his The Threepenny Opera, which he wrote before immigrating to America in 1935. Weill continued to work once he got here, but those musicals are not seen as often as the ones he wrote in Germany. Theatre […]
The New York Times reports that Blind Lemon, the musical created by local actor-director Akin Babatunde (left) and Texas music historian Alan Govenar, will open the York Theater Company‘s new season Sept. 8. The 40-year-old New York company (“Where musicals come to life!”) is dedicated to developing and producing new musicals, performing them in the […]
Where do we find true pleasure? Can everyday activities like swimming or reading bring us joy? Willard Spiegelman, Hughes Professor of English at Southern Methodist University and editor of the Southwest Review, joined us for the Art & Seek segment to discuss his new collection, Seven Pleasures: Essays on Ordinary Happiness.
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.