By Elaine Liner
By Jim Schutze
By Rachel Watts
By Lauren Drewes Daniels
By Anna Merlan
By Lee Escobedo
Bombay Dreams gives a big, sloppy, super-sweet wet kiss to one of the world's most popular movie genres.
On the sked: Glory of Living by Rebecca Gilman, October 5 to 22, about a 15-year-old daughter of a prostitute and the car thief the girl takes off with on a killing spree; Moliére's Scapin, January 18 to February 4, the classic comedy of servants, masters and secret romances; the Southern premiere of the comedy Lawrence and Hollowman by Canadian playwright Morris Panych, April 5 to 22, about the odd friendship between the ultimate optimist and a confirmed nihilist; and Jack and Jill, May 24 to June 10, Jane Martin's two-hander comedy about a married couple with problems.
Bombay Dreams continues through June 18 at the Music Hall at Fair Park. Call 214-631-2787.
For info about tickets to Second Thought productions, call 972-450-6232 or visit secondthoughttheatre.com.
Then it's the world premiere of The Winner (February 16 to March 3), a musical telling parallel stories of the love between Lyndon Baines Johnson and wife, Lady Bird, and LBJ's notoriously nasty Senate race in 1948.
Terrence McNally's Master Class, April 13 to 28, isn't technically a musical, but makes good use of its leads' vocal cords in its story of Maria Callas, the opera diva, as she coaches a younger singer and shares lots of dish about the opera world.
Tickets for Lyric Stage are available online at lyricstage.org or by calling the box office, 972-252-2787. Performances are at the Irving Arts Center (except for Sweeney Todd).