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  • You've Already Missed Out on the Missoni Collection at Target
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    You've Already Missed Out on the Missoni Collection at Target

    published Sep 13, 2011

    If you were thinking of moseying over to a Target store after work to pick up a few of those Missoni items, don't bother. By 8:30 this morning the racks were cleaned out. I know this because I was at ... More >>

  • Basking In The Glow Of The Sunshine Boys

    published Sep 09, 2011

    Whatever you had planned for tonight, forget it. Go see The Sunshine Boys at the Eisemann Center in Richardson. If you can't make it tonight, see it Saturday night at Casa Mañana in Fort Worth. After... More >>

  • Get In It To Win It: Free Night Of Theater Returns

    published Sep 09, 2011

    The Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs and a bunch of Dallas theaters are once again offering free tickets for performances as part of the National Free Night of Theater. Starting today, September 9, ... More >>

  • Fans Get All Shook Up Over Elvis August

    published August 18, 2011

    There is nothing on any local stage right now like Elvis August. Created and performed by Jack Foltyn, the show is part tribute to... More >>

  • Days and Days of New Plays, Starting Right Now

    published Sep 08, 2011

    Every few months Dallas-area theaters pile on the new shows. This is one of those weekends, with 10 productions opening. One of those, Dallas Pride Performing Arts Festival at Uptown Players, is a m... More >>

  • October's Opera Out in the Open, OK?

    published Sep 08, 2011

    Dallas Opera and the AT&T Performing Arts Center open the 2011-'12 "Tragic Obsessions" opera season at 7:30 p.m., Friday, October 21, with a live street-level "Plazacast" in Sammons Park in front of t... More >>

  • With So Many Shows About Nothing, What Would Andy Warhol Watch?
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    With So Many Shows About Nothing, What Would Andy Warhol Watch?

    published Sep 07, 2011

    Back in 1963, Andy Warhol pointed a small movie camera at his friend John Giorno, recorded him sleeping for six hours and released it as a six-hour film called Sleep. Warhol shot eight hours of the to... More >>

  • DTC's Chamblee Ferguson Acts Up A Storm In <I>The Tempest</I>
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    DTC's Chamblee Ferguson Acts Up A Storm In The Tempest

    published Sep 06, 2011

    Over the past year he's played Ebenezer Scrooge in A Christmas Carol and a Nazi officer in Cabaret. Now, cast in the lead as Prospero in Shakespeare's mighty drama The Tempest, actor Chamblee Ferguson... More >>

  • Pocket's Comedy Sylvia Is A Pleasing Puppy Upper

    published Sep 02, 2011

    Theater Caps are bite-sized punch-packing capsule reviews by resident theater critic Elaine Liner. Use them as a reminder -- or a teaser, if you procrastinate -- of her full-length reviews in The Mixm... More >>

  • Ochre House Actors Take Wild Ride In Morphing

    published Sep 01, 2011

    Theater Caps are bite-sized punch-packing capsule reviews by resident theater critic Elaine Liner. Use them as a reminder -- or a teaser, if you procrastinate -- of her full-length reviews in The Mixm... More >>

  • There's A Gap In Media's Message About Women's Bods
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    There's A Gap In Media's Message About Women's Bods

    published Aug 31, 2011

    Walk into any Gap store right now and you'll see mannequins wearing jeans from the "1969 Always Skinny" line. The mannequins are headless and have unnaturally long legs with thighs the size of a small... More >>

  • Morphing Drama into Comedy

    published September 1, 2011

    Just to shorthand it: If The Simpsons did Long Day's Journey into Night, you'd have Morphing, the latest, funniest,... More >>

  • Talking to Justin Locklear About Ochre House's Mighty <I>Morphing</I> Power
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    Talking to Justin Locklear About Ochre House's Mighty Morphing Power

    published Aug 30, 2011

    One reason actor Justin Locklear is sure to stick around Dallas for a bit longer: His car, a 1985 Toyota Land Cruiser, is parked for the next few weeks as part of the scenery in the Ochre House theate... More >>

  • Warming up for <I>Sunshine Boys</I>, Jerry Van Dyke Wants to Talk
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    Warming up for Sunshine Boys, Jerry Van Dyke Wants to Talk

    published Aug 26, 2011

    Imagine Gilligan's Island starring Jerry Van Dyke as Little Buddy and Carroll O'Connor as the Captain. They were the first choices for leads in the 1960s sitcom, but both actors turned down the roles ... More >>

  • The Gingerbread Lady Hopes To Rise Again

    published Aug 26, 2011

    Heat has taken a toll on our theater actors this summer. During Shakespeare Dallas' run of Cyrano and As You Like It at Samuell Grand Park, lead actors Chris Hury and Joanna Schellenberg experienced s... More >>

  • Pop On Over To Throw Some Popcorn

    published July 14, 2011

    Throwing food at actors is frowned upon at most theaters. But not all. The one place you can hurl a foodstuff at the stage is Pocket Sandwich... More >>

  • Don't Feed the Plant

    published July 21, 2011

    The man-eating plant is in on the joke in WaterTower Theatre's production of the musical comedy Little Shop of Horrors. Everyone... More >>

  • When a Man Loves a Woman/Man

    published August 11, 2011

    The stage version of the 1982 Blake Edwards movie Victor/Victoria takes what was a B-level screen farce and makes it into a C-level... More >>

  • Theatre Three Can't Harvest Many Laughs With Wild Oats

    published Aug 25, 2011

    Theater Caps are bite-sized punch-packing capsule reviews by resident theater critic Elaine Liner. Use them as a reminder -- or a teaser, if you procrastinate -- of her full-length reviews in The Mixm... More >>

  • David Mitchell Should Never, Ever Work on American TV
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    David Mitchell Should Never, Ever Work on American TV

    published Aug 24, 2011

    Join me in obsessing about British actor, comedian, writer, commentator and all-around adorable young curmudgeon David Mitchell. He's worth obsessing over, if you're in need of a new source of laughs,... More >>

  • Wild Oats Goes Against Comedy Grain

    published August 25, 2011

    Are sunspots making shows go haywire in local theaters? Is Mercury in retrograde? Two productions at neighborhood playhouses opened last week,... More >>

  • The Bath House Needs Your Skeery Art

    published Aug 23, 2011

    Artists have until 5 p.m., September 14, to paint and sculpt skulls, skeletons, ghosts and goblins for entry into the 25th annual Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) art exhibition at the Bath House... More >>

  • This Week In Thrift/Antique Store Clowns

    published Aug 19, 2011

    If you suffer from coulrophobia - the fear of clowns - then you might want to postpone visits to local thrift and antique stores for a little while. They're crawling with scary clowns, priced to move.... More >>

  • Casa Manana Wigs Out With Hyper Hairspray

    published Aug 19, 2011

    Theater Caps are bite-sized punch-packing capsule reviews by resident theater critic Elaine Liner. Use them as a reminder -- or a teaser, if you procrastinate -- of her full-length reviews in The Mixm... More >>

  • A Suicide Begs Questions About How Far Reality Shows Go
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    A Suicide Begs Questions About How Far Reality Shows Go

    published Aug 18, 2011

    Maybe the real question should be: Why haven't more reality show participants killed themselves? With this week's apparent suicide by hanging of Russell Armstrong, the 47-year-old estranged spouse of... More >>

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