Rider Insider Online Calendar
DART to Theater & Dance
downtown Dallas on Saturday, August 31 through the end of the State Fair of Texas. There will be no track improvement work done on these dates.
Rail replacement work resumes in downtown Dallas following the State Fair of Texas.
Through Oct. 20 In the Heights is the story of New York's vibrant Washington Heights neighborhood. It's a community on the brink of change, where the biggest struggle can be deciding which traditions to carry one and which ones to discard. The play – which won the 2008 Tony Awards for Best Musical, Best Score, Best Choreography, and Best Orchestrations is presented by Dallas Theater Center at the Wyly 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, then about a 7-minute walk
Through Oct. 27 Beauty and the Beast gets a spirited production by the Dallas Children's Theater. Belle longs for adventure, but gets more than she bargained for. Can she be the one to help the misunderstood Beast learn to love, and release the castle dwellers from the curse? Expect to hear all the beloved songs in this large-scale musical at the Rosewood Center, 5938 Skillman St. In Dallas. Information: www.dct.org.
Through Oct. 27 Dracula is a fresh take on the classic tale - it's told through the eyes of the vampire's mistress. There are plot twists and Romanian folklore aplenty in this production at Theatre Three, 2800 Routh St. in Dallas. Information: www.theatre3dallas.com.
- Via M-Line Trolley
Through Oct. 27 The Wild Party takes place in the decadent '20s. The jazzy musical features an exciting score, a glimpse into prohibition-era Manhattan, and a hardboiled, darkly brilliant story with love, jealousy, and violence. It's presented by the Bishop Arts Theatre Center at 215 S. Tyler St. Information: bishopartstheatre.org.
- Via DART Bus Route 405 to Tyler @ Sunset
Through Nov. 10 Ann is an unvarnished, hilarious portrait of Ann Richards, the legendary Texas governor. The play gives audiences an intimate glimpse of the complex, larger-than-life woman who captivated everyone she met. A coproduction between the Dallas Theater Center and Arena Stage in Washington D.C., the one-woman tour de force stars Jayne Atkinson. It plays at the Kalita Humphreys Theater, 3636 Turtle Creek Blvd. Information: www.dallastheatercenter.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
Oct. 18-27 The Madness of Edgar Allan Poe portrays an author who is haunted - by his characters, by his past, and by the dead. In this production by Outcry Theatre, the writer's most famous stories and poems come to life before him. Catch it at the Addison Theatre Centre, 15650 Addison Road. Information: www.outcrytheatre.com.
Oct. 24-Nov. 10 Side Show is based on the true story of conjoined twins who became famous in the 1930s. Told through song, the story follows them from England to America, and ultimately to Hollywood, where they are cast in the movie Freaks. The musical at The Firehouse Theatre in Farmers Branch also explores the twins' past, including their relationship with Harry Houdini. The venue is at 2535 Valley View Lane, right across the street from the DART Rail station. Information: www.thefirehousetheatre.com.
Oct. 24-Nov. 10 Sister Act is the story of a disco diva who witnesses a murder - and is put in protective custody in a convent. The show is full of powerful music and lively dancing, as well as an entertaining and uplifting story. It plays at WaterTower Theatre, 15650 Addison Road. Information: www.watertowertheatre.org.
Nov. 1-9 A Chorus Line examines a day in the lives of 17 dancers vying for a spot in a Broadway musical. After the director asks the dancers to speak about themselves, the audience begins sees each dancer's individuality. The funny and moving show has some of the best-known songs in all of musical theater. It's playing at the Irving Arts Center, 3333 N. MacArthur Blvd. Information: www.irvingtheatre.org.
Wednesdays Zalaughs is an open-mic comedy event that takes place each week at Zalat Pizza in the Downtown Plano Arts District. Signup is at 9:30 p.m. and performances begin at 10 p.m. While you're there, enjoy some of the best pizza in town. Zalat is at 1032 E. 15th St., right around the corner from the DART Rail station. Information: www.visitdowntownplano.com.
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 3036 Elm St. in Deep Ellum. Information: dallascomedyhouse.com.