The Dallas Theater Center’s ‘Cabaret’ may takes its cue from Sam Mendes’ hit revival of 1993 – putting theatergoers right in Berlin’s Kit Kat Klub. But director Joel Ferrell has made some crucial changes to this often-changing musical — and created a chilly, smart, disturbing hit.
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The DSO gets a warm reception at Carnegie Hall (with updated reviews as they come in), Jim Lehrer is stepping down, TITAS presents a world-premiere dance commission tonight and will other Broadway tours come to North Texas? All in today’s roundup.
The hit West End and Broadway drama — featuring a giant, innovative puppet playing the horse trained to fight in World War I — will be touring to 20 US cities. Including Dallas.
The Addison company will be presenting ‘Boeing-Boeing’ and ‘Smokey Joe’s Cafe’ – but also the locally-produced premieres of ‘Spring Awakening’ and ‘August: Osage County.”
We’re having a special Afternoon Delight series this week — devoted entirely to great music-and-dance scenes from American films you’ve probably never seen. And who better to start off with than Bob “All That Jazz” Fosse himself — making his film choreography debut in 1955 with a jazzy little duet in an alley?
Yes, the Dallas Theater Center will be presenting a musical version of ‘Giant’ next season — along with a co-production with Casa Manana and three regional premieres. The full schedule complete with artistic director Kevin Moriarty’s promo video.
He’s won a Tony Award and two Obies. He’s designed stage shows in London, Berlin and Japan. And for the past three years, John Arnone has been coming back home to North Texas — to teach and design some of the best sets in town for SMU, the Dallas Theater Center and the Undermain. Audio bonus: Listen to Arnone’s backstage stories of using playwright Edward Albee’s art collection for decoration and how to fake realism with Saran Wrap.
A musical adaptation of ‘Giant’ is eventually coming Dallas — before heading to Broadway. But which version of ‘Giant’?
Mel Brooks has always been about going for the big, outrageous laugh. So what can a Broadway musical adaptation do to make us forget Gene Wilder and Peter Boyle hoofing it as doctor and monster? Jerome Weeks reviews.
‘The Drowsy Chaperone’ is like ‘Mystery Science Theater 3000 Takes on the Ziegfeld Follies.’ A young man cheers himself up by playing a cast album from 1928. And he offers quips and commentary on all the showbiz silliness. But unlike MST3K, ‘Chaperone’ actually offers a defense of brainless escapism, and Theatre 3′s scaled-down version actually suits the musical’s happy-idiot delights.