ERYKAH REMEMBERS MICHAEL: We can probably expect a summer filled with Michael Jackson covers. So kudos to Erykah Badu and the Roots for taking the path less traveled in their cover of “I Wanna Be Where You Are” from 1972′s Got to Be There. The song was recorded when Badu was in New York to […]
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t was quite a special evening, something very few theater companies in the United States could pull off. Tuesday night at the Kalita Humphreys Theater, the Dallas Theater Center brought together six representatives from the different artistic administrations that have run the company since its founding in 1959: three of the original artistic directors (Kevin Moriarty, Richard Hamburger and Adrian Hall) plus family representatives from the other three (Robyn Flatt, director of the Dallas Children’s Theater and daughter of founding director Paul Baker, Linda Gehringer, widow of Ken Bryant; and Trey Birkhead, nephew of Mary Sue Jones). Paul Baker, 97, also appeared on camera in a moving video intro that surveyed the construction of the Kalita Humphreys (with architect Frank Lloyd Wright) along with highlights of performances and acting company members down through the years, ending, of course, with footage of the new Wyly Theatre.
THE DTC’S BIG SIX: On Tuesday night, the Dallas Theater Center will honor the six artistic directors who have led the organization during its 50 year history. Current A.D. Kevin Moriarty will be joined by two of his peers (Adrian Hall and Richard Hamburger) plus family members representing those who can’t be there or have […]
The occasion of the Guggenheim Museum’s 50th anniversary — and its very first exhibition on Wright — has prompted a spate of evaluations and retrospectives. We did something of the same because Wright’s Kalita Humphreys Theater is also wrapping up its 50th year with the Dallas Theater Center.
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 […]
Guest blogger Lee Trull is Associate Artist with the Dallas Theater Center and a member of the Kitchen Dog Theater Company. Recently, Kitchen Dog Theater announced the slate for its 2009 – 10 season. It is jammed packed with new work. Each play is bold, funny and appealing. Each writer, save the many years dead […]
Patricia MacLachlan’s award-winning children’s novel is quite modest, its small events are told in simple language. Those are its strengths. But the original, 64-page novel simply doesn’t have enough material for a full-length musical. The creators of the show currently premiering at the Dallas Theater Center — bookwriter Julia Jordan, songwriters Nell Benjamin and Laurence O’Keefe — originally staged a version of this show in New York in 2002. Here, they’ve kept many of the same actors, designers and director, but they’ve added even more conventional musical comedy material
There are several reasons why you should check out the Dallas Theater Center’s new musical, Sarah, Plain and Tall: It’s the world premiere adaptation of Patricia MacLachlan’ Newbery Award-winning novel. Dallas Morning News Theater Critic Lawson Taitte says, “The production, directed by Joe Calarco, is deluxe top to bottom. Major theaters around the country will […]
Guest Blogger Gail Sachson owns Ask Me About Art, is Vice-Chair of the Cultural Affairs Commission, a Public Art Committee member and the Office of Cultural Affairs Liaison to the Dallas Theater Center. Even if you’re not plain, strange, tall or peculiar, as Sarah of the show is described, you will love the world premiere of […]