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Play ‘Crossing the Line’ astutely mixes fantasy and realpolitik

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April Sunshine

Amphibian Stage Productions has made a curious decision with programming British playwright Kieran Lynn’s Crossing the Line, which opened this weekend, directed by Melissa Crespo. The questionable choice is not whether the play is timely (boy, is it) or funny (... Read more

‘The Book of Moron’ is next chapter in comedian’s irreverent humor

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Bass Hall

Actor, writer and comedian Robert Dubac began his career in theater, and although he admits he never got into the art form of the musical, he owes some gratitude to Trey Parker and Matt Stone for creating the musical Read more

Powerful ‘Distant Echo’ confronts death

The Distant Echo of Ancient Youth

Robert Bourdage

In the past five or so seasons, Johnny Simons has been thinking a lot about death in response to the loss of several people important in the history of his Hip Pocket Theatre. Last season, it was most obvious in his musical The Enchanted Lake — which referenced t... Read more

‘42nd Street’ at Bass Hall dances into your heart

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Chris Bennion

The musical 42nd Street is one of a handful of such shows in which the choreography and dancing overshadow every other artistic element. It could have the world’s best singers and actors, but if the tap dancing is not perfection, it’s all for naught. Read more

Top 10 things to do entertainment guide: July 15-21, 2016

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Dirty Dozen Brass Band

Click through for things to do all over DFW! Read more

Playwright Kieran Lynn discusses ‘Crossing the Line’

Crossing the Line at Amphibian Stage Productions

One night when he was studying acting at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama in Glasgow, Scotland, Kieran Lynn decided to skip a party to stay home and write. As his friends woke up hung over the next morning, he had his first play, Pushing Up Poppies. They... Read more

‘State Fair’ gets a strong staging from Stolen Shakespeare Guild

Bart Stewart

FORT WORTH State Fair doesn’t even come close to the dazzling, deft act of merging entertainment, sociopolitical messages and psychological depth of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s five major musicals — Oklahoma!, Read more

Hard work backstage makes ‘Dreamgirls’ glitz and glamour come alive

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Karen Almond

Friday evening, less than 24 hours after the downtown Dallas shootings, actress Marisha Wallace posted on Instagram a picture of her character, Effie White, looking toward the stage lights of Dallas Theater ... Read more

Nasher Sculpture Center offers free admission for first responders

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The Nasher Foundation

Beginning Tuesday, the Nasher Sculpture Center will offer first responders a year of free admission to the downtown Dallas museum. Read more

Santa Fe Opera celebrates 60th anniversary

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The Santa Fe Opera

Cue the sunset behind the Jemez Mountains darkening to an inky-blue silhouette against the sky. Orange, fuchsia, and cotton candy pink streaks behind them like paint-by-numbers gone wild. Read more

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