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Weekend rail service suspended
Downtown Dallas only
March 30 – September 2019
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NOTICE: DART Rail operates normal weekend service
Aug 17-18 and Aug 24-25.
Downtown Dallas Rail Replacement Work
Resumes Aug 31-Sept 1.

Through Aug. 25 The Cake is a regional premiere presented by Uptown Players. Della owns a famous bakery in the South. When her best friend's daughter asks her to make her wedding cake, Della must re-examine her belief system once she realizes there is not one bride – there are two. The comedy, created by the writer of the television series, This is Us, plays at the Kalita Humphreys Theater, 3636 Turtle Creek Blvd. Information: www.uptownplayers.org.

Through Sept. 8 Latinidades is a unique festival of solo shows featuring performers from throughout the United States sharing their stories and experiences. The multiday event includes a performance by Puerto Rican poet, singer, and actor Flaco Navaja; Your Healing is Killing Me, a play by Virginia Grise; and Ursula, a border tale seen through the eyes of child by Frida Espinosa-Müller. The festival takes place at the Latino Cultural Center, 2600 Live Oak St. Information: caramiatheatre.org.

Aug. 22-25 Charlie & The Chocolate Factory is the story of young Charlie Bucket, who - along with the other four golden ticket winners - embarks on a mesmerizing joyride through Willy Wonka's marvelous and mysterious chocolate factory. Catch this acclaimed stage adaptation of the classic tale at the Winspear Opera House, 2401 Flora St. in the Dallas Arts District. Information: www.attpac.org.

Aug. 23-Sept. 21 Greater Tuna is a hilarious send-up of small-town life. Two actors create the entire population of Tuna - Texas' third-smallest town - in a "tour de farce" of costume changes and spot-on characters. Two actors and 20 characters add up to lots of laughs in this beloved favorite presented by Pocket Sandwich Theatre, right across the street from the DART Rail station at 5400 E. Mockingbird Lane. Information: www.pocketsandwich.com.

Sept. 5-22 Cats is one of the most beloved musicals by the celebrated Andrew Lloyd Webber. Set in a larger-than-life junkyard playground, the spectacular play is based on the work of T.S. Eliot and has been translated into 16 languages. Catch the one-of-a-kind evening of theater at The Firehouse Theatre, 2535 Valley View Lane in Farmers Branch. Information: www.thefirehousetheatre.com.

Sept. 6-8 The Sleeping Beauty is an enchanting ballet performed by Texas Ballet Theater and the Dallas Opera Orchestra. Beautiful Princess Aurora dances through curses and dreams to find her Prince Charming. The lavish production is full of gorgeous costumes and sets, and is choreographed by Ben Stevenson. Catch it at the Winspear Opera House 2403 Flora St. in the Dallas Arts District. Information: www.texasballettheater.org.

Sept. 12-15 Pete: A New Dance Musical is an ambitious work from Dark Circles Contemporary Dance. Including elements of theater as well as dance, the original piece is inspired by J. M. Barrie's iconic Peter Pan. Adventurous, playful, and creative, the production aims to inspire authentic conversations about race, the ways in which we define it, and how those definitions affect our perceptions and experiences. The dance musical plays at Winspear Opera House, 2403 Flora St. Information: www.attpac.org.

Sept. 22-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.

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.


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