Give It Up! is the bawdy, boisterous, college-basketball adaptation of the classic anti-war comedy, Lysistrata. The Dallas Theater Center’s brand-new musical is slick, kinetic, very funny and very up-to-date. It’s also too long and too disposable. That’s pop entertainment, kids. Jerome Weeks reviews.
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As the multitalented singer and actress preps for the Dallas Theater Center’s world premiere of Give it Up!, we caught up with her to ask about the new show and look back at some of her career highlights. **** UPDATE **** Liz Mikel lost her condo in a fire early Thursday morning. Details about how to help her can be found with the complete story.
Big noisy fun but that’s all: DTC artistic director Kevin Moriarty opens the company’s new home with A Midsummer Night’s Dream that pumps up the volume and the dancefloor energy. It’s got balloons, graffiti art and squirt guns. Forget about anything heartfelt, though.
The October issue of American Theatre magazine (“New Leaders, New Visions”) includes a feature profile of Kevin Moriarty, the Dallas Theater Center’s artistic director. The fact that the story came out just before for the opening of the glass-and-aluminum Wyly certainly doesn’t hurt the impression of Moriarty’s new leadership. Living in a glass house suits [...]
They’ve been telling us the Wyly Theatre will be unlike any other theater ever built. But what does that mean? And why would anyone create such a thing? Follow our tour of the industrial insides of the Wyly with Dallas Theater Center artistic director Kevin Moriarty and Theatre Projects Consultant project manager Benton Delinger — to learn how this remarkable facility will work. And why.
DECONSTRUCTING THE WYLY: The new Wyly Theatre is turning into quite the Rubik’s cube, offering so many staging, seating and lighting combinations. The trick is figuring out which setup goes with which show. That’s a process Dallas Theater Center artistic director Kevin Moriarty and his team of designers are working through as they figure out [...]
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 Dallas Theater Center announced the lineup on Tuesday for its 51st season and the first in its new home, the Wyly Theatre.
Liz Mikel in In the Beginning Lawson Taitte’s review in The Dallas Morning News UPDATE: Mark Lowry’s review on Theater Jones UPDATE: Arnold Wayne Jones’ review in the Dallas Voice UPDATE: Ed Townley’s review for Pegasus News Feature story on In the Beginning: The Genesis of a New Drama A front page story in the [...]
KERA radio story: Online review here Expanded online story: The Dallas Theater Center has been rehearsing a new show. But the cast and crew have also been writing it at the same time. That’s only fitting because it’s a play about creativity — in this case, the creation of the world. [ambient rehearsal sounds, muttering, [...]