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DART to Theater & Dance
Through Oct. 29 The Firehouse Theatre presents Little Shop Of Horrors, a deviously delicious Broadway and Hollywood sci-fi smash musical. Seymour Krelborn, a meek floral assistant, stumbles across a new breed of plant he names "Audrey II" - after his coworker crush. This loud mouth, R&B-singing carnivore promises unending fame and fortune to the down and out Krelborn as long as he keeps feeding it...BLOOD. Winner of Best Musical by Drama Critics Circle Award, Drama Desk Award, Outer Critics Circle Award, and Evening Standard Award. The Firehouse Theatre is located at 2535 Valley View Lane in Farmers Branch. Information: www.thefirehousetheatre.com.
Through Nov. 5 Pride and Prejudice is a classic comedy about the entanglements of love, family, marriage and money. The playwright Kate Hamill has successfully adapted Jane Austen material before, and she brings an imaginative, irreverent take to the English author's most famous novel. It's being staged at the WaterTower Theatre, 15650 Addison Road. Information: watertowertheatre.org.
Through Nov. 5 The Full Monty follows six down-on-their luck steelworkers who are desperately seeking employment and a paycheck to support their families - until they come up with a bold way to make some quick cash. As the guys work through their fears, self-consciousness, feelings of worthlessness and anxieties, they come to discover that not only are they stronger as a group, but that the strength they find in each other gives them the individual courage to face their demons and overcome them. Performances are at Kalita Humphreys Theater, 3636 Turtle Creek Blvd. Information: uptownplayers.org.
- Via DART Rail Red Line, Blue Line or Orange Line to Cityplace/Uptown Station, then DART Bus Route 36 or Bus Route 409 to Blackburn @ Turtle Creek
Pocket Sandwich Theatre, as its name implies, serves up theatre of a different sort with deadly musical comedy and pirates on the loose:
|Through Nov. 11||The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde by Joe Dickinson. The ultimate two-faced villain returns so that you can explore the weighty philosophical questions about good and evil, love and hate, buttered and unbuttered popcorn. Our last popcorn-tosser of the year and just in time for the Halloween season.|
Through Nov. 11 Dracula The Musical plays at the Granville Arts Center in a production by Garland Civic Theater. Set in Europe at the end of the Victorian Age, the story follows the famed vampire as he lusts for new blood. Jonathan Harker and Mina Murray fall victim to Dracula's unnatural charm and, along with Doctor Van Helsing, must fight Dracula's supernatural powers. The Granville Arts Center is located at 300 N. Fifth St. in Garland. Information: garlandcivictheatre.org.
Nov. 3-4 A trial for the soul of Martin Luther, and the prosecutor... is the Devil. In the new original play Martin Luther on Trial, Luther's beloved wife Katie defends him as witnesses including Adolf Hitler, Sigmund Freud, Rabbi Josel, St. Paul, Martin Luther King, Jr. and Pope Francis take the stand. Even as 2017 marks 500 years since Luther ignited the Protestant Revolt against Rome, he continues to spark intense debate. You be the judge in this witty, provocative exploration of one of history's most explosive personalities and the religious and political controversies he unleashed. Performances are at the Eisemann Center, 2451 Performance Drive. Information: www.eisemanncenter.com.
Nov. 3-18 MainStage Irving-Las Colinas presents Sister Act. When disco diva Deloris Van Cartier witnesses a murder, she's thrown into protective custody in the one place she'd never be spotted - a convent! Her loud, abrasive nature doesn't mesh well with the rigid, uptight nuns, but that won't stop her from breathing new life into the church and, in the process, blowing her cover. This divine musical comedy is inspired by the smash hit 1992 film starring Whoopi Goldberg. Performances are at the Dupree Theater in the Irving Arts Center, 3333 N. MacArthur Boulevard. Information: www.irvingtheatre.org.
- Via DART Bus Route 401 to MacArthur and Finley
Nov. 12 Pinkalicious: The Musical is based on the popular children's book series. Despite her parents' warnings, Pinkalicious can't stop eating pink cupcakes, which leads to a bout of "Pinkitis." The affliction turns her pink from head to toe - not that that's a bad thing to her, at first. But eventually she must find a way out of her predicament. The performance features high-energy tunes and a captivating, family-friendly storyline. It happens at the Eisemann Center, 2351 Performance Drive in Richardson. Information: www.eisemanncenter.com.
Nov. 17-19 Lyric Stage presents the regional premiere of The Hunchback of Notre Dame at the Majestic Theatre. From the Oscar®-winning team of Alan Menken and Stephen Schwartz comes a lushly scored retelling of Victor Hugo's epic story of love, acceptance, and what it means to be a hero. Based on the Victor Hugo novel and songs from the beloved Disney animated feature, The Hunchback of Notre Dame features the film's Oscar®-nominated score as well as new songs by Menken and Schwartz. The Majestic Theatre is located at 1925 Elm St. Information: www.dallasculture.org.
Nov. 24-Dec. 17 Theatre Three presents Solstice: Stories & Songs for the Holidays. Let some of Dallas' best actors tell you a story! The winter solstice has inspired storytellers for thousands of years from cultures all over the world. Celebrate the beginning of winter and the shortest day in the northern hemisphere snuggled up inside Theatre Three with your favorite beverage. We hope to start a new family tradition filled with celebration, stories and songs performed by professional actors and musicians. Theatre Three is located at 2800 Routh St. in the Quadrangle. Information: theatre3dallas.com.
- Via DART Rail Red Line, Blue Line or Orange Line to Cityplace/Uptown Station, then M-Line Trolley (use West Entrance of the station to access the M-Line)
Nov. 25-Dec. 30 The Three Musketeers by Jackie Mellor-Guin is presented by Theatre Britain at the Cox Building Playhouse, 1517 H Ave. in Plano. A traditional British panto is a fairy tale told in the style of melodrama. The audience is encouraged to cheer for the good guys, boo and hiss the bad guys and join in with the characters on stage. The show works on two levels, with a story children can follow and jokes adults can appreciate. Information: theatre-britain.com.
Dec. 6-Jan. 7 The Dallas Theater Center presents Fade. When Lucia, a young Mexican born novelist, begins her dream career as a television writer in L.A., she finds herself much more comfortable with the only other Latino around, one of the janitors, than with anyone in the writers' room. This new comic-drama by Tanya Saracho, a writer for HBO's Girls and ABC's How to Get Away with Murder, poses tricky questions about identity and community, as Lucia struggles to bridge the distance between where she came from and where she's going. Contains profane language, mature themes, and sexual humor. Recommended for people High School age and up. Performances are at the Studio Theatre, 2400 Flora St. Information: www.dallastheatercenter.org.
- Via DART Rail Red Line, Blue Line, Green Line or Orange Line to Pearl/Arts District Station
Via D-Link (Route 722) (Monday-Saturday)
Every Thursday Dallas Comedy House is a beloved local institution, and it offers something unique every Thursday - the weekly Improv Comedy Night, in which some of the club's best comedians create a fully improvised scene based on audience suggestions. The Dallas Comedy House is at 3025 Main St. in Deep Ellum. Information: dallascomedyhouse.com.