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  • Fans Get All Shook Up Over Elvis August

    published Aug 18, 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 >>

  • For DTC's The Tempest, Beowulf Boritt Designs Epic Visuals

    published Aug 17, 2011

    Nobody walks out of a theater humming the scenery. But when it comes to the scenic designs of Tony-nominated Beowulf Boritt, plenty of theatergoers and critics leave shows singing his praises. Boritt... More >>

  • Hairspray: A Spritz of Fun

    published August 18, 2011

    Good morning, Baltimore! And howdy-do again to Hairspray, the wholesome American musical comedy whose low-art origins as a... More >>

  • At Aqua Zumba, Ladies Keep It Wet and Mild

    published Aug 16, 2011

    In the water, no one can see your jiggly parts. That's one of the attractions of the exercise known as Aqua Zumba. That's "Aqua" as in swimming pool and "Zumba" as in splashing to a Latin beat. And ... More >>

  • DTC Drives a Bard Bargain for <i>The Tempest</i>
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    DTC Drives a Bard Bargain for The Tempest

    published Aug 12, 2011

    Dallas Theater Center is cutting tickets prices for its season-opening production of Shakespeare's The Tempest. All main floor and lower balcony seats in the 600-seat Dee and Charles Wyly Theatre wil... More >>

  • Before the Drama of TV's <I>Celeb Rehab</I>, They Once Were Movie Stars
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    Before the Drama of TV's Celeb Rehab, They Once Were Movie Stars

    published Aug 10, 2011

    Watching them detox on VH1's Celebrity Rehab 5 with Dr. Drew, it's sometimes hard to remember what the twitching, vomiting, weeping, roof-climbing celebrities did before they succumbed to the addictio... More >>

  • Van Dyke Brothers Will Spread Some <I>Sunshine</I>
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    Van Dyke Brothers Will Spread Some Sunshine

    published Aug 10, 2011

    Our friends at TheaterJones, the local theater news site, break the news that TV legend Dick Van Dyke and younger brother Jerry are teaming up to star in Neil Simon's The Sunshine Boys for a three-nig... More >>

  • As Last-minute <I>Victor/Victoria</I> Co-star, Cleveland Rocks
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    As Last-minute Victor/Victoria Co-star, Cleveland Rocks

    published Aug 08, 2011

    The actor's nightmare is to step onstage and suddenly realize he's in a show he's never rehearsed, with everyone looking to him to say the next line. The producer's nightmare is to get a call from an ... More >>

  • This Week In "Owling" at Thrift/Antique Stores

    published Aug 05, 2011

    Planking is so two weeks ago. Now it's owling. Looky here if you haven't been paying attention to the meme of the moment. For us, though, owling will always mean making a big-eyed bird of prey out of... More >>

  • This Little Shop of Horrors Needs to Sell More Laughs

    published Aug 05, 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 >>

  • In Victor/Victoria He Says, She Sings

    published Aug 04, 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 >>

  • By Really Trying, ICT Wows With How to Succeed in Business

    published Aug 04, 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 >>

  • Frisky Business

    published August 4, 2011

    A lesson in how to succeed at staging a creaky vintage musical comedy can be found in ICT Mainstage's current uncreaky production of... More >>

  • Can Do, Can Do: DSM's Guys and Dolls

    published Jul 29, 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 >>

  • Bath House Steams Up With Hot FIT Shows

    published Jul 29, 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 >>

  • PajamaJeans Are Having a Moment

    published Jul 27, 2011

    From a world beyond casual, a dimension without shape or size, a place where Rod Serling hosts Project Runway, come PajamaJeans. Sold by the thousands on Home Shopping Network and through TV commercia... More >>

  • Small Budgets, Big Performances at 13th Festival of Indie Theatres

    published July 28, 2011

    Fireworks keep going off every night of the Festival of Independent Theatres at the Bath House Cultural Center. Not outside over... More >>

  • Shut Up And Dance! Is <I>Dance Moms</I> For Real?
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    Shut Up And Dance! Is Dance Moms For Real?

    published Jul 26, 2011

    Have you watched Dance Moms? (9 p.m., Wednesdays, Lifetime.) The cable TV reality show aims its cameras at the twirling tots of the Miss Abby Lee Dance Company of Pittsburgh, PA. More horrifying tha... More >>

  • David Fisher Hooks Up with Turtle Creek Chorale
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    David Fisher Hooks Up with Turtle Creek Chorale

    published Jul 25, 2011

    The founder of the Festival of Independent Theatres, David Fisher, now has a new job as executive director of the Turtle Creek Chorale. He starts August 15, just a few days after presenting the city's... More >>

  • At The Wiz, A View of Oz Through Lime-colored Glasses

    published Jul 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 >>

  • Good Buzz For W.A.S.P. And Bob Birdnow At FIT

    published Jul 22, 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 >>

  • 14 Ways To Live Like a Bravo Reality Star, aka a Bravo-lebrity
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    14 Ways To Live Like a Bravo Reality Star, aka a "Bravo-lebrity"

    published Jul 21, 2011

    As the song in Cabaret goes, what good is sitting alone in your room? Not when there's a big, wide world out there where you can star in your own imaginary reality show. Shoot, you may already be in o... More >>

  • Nervous Kids Putting the Pee in Pods at <I>The Wiz</I>
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    Nervous Kids Putting the Pee in Pods at The Wiz

    published Jul 20, 2011

    Remember we told you about the movable pods of seats at the Wyly Theatre for Dallas Theater Center's The Wiz? Sit in one of those high-priced sections -- top ticket price in the pods is about $80 -- a... More >>

  • So Martin Luther, Dr. Faustus and Hamlet Walk Into A Bar
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    So Martin Luther, Dr. Faustus and Hamlet Walk Into A Bar

    published Jul 20, 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 >>

  • No Magic from The Wiz

    published July 21, 2011

    Buy a seat in one of the movable "pods" available at The Wiz, the musical Dallas Theater Center and Dallas Black Dance... More >>

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