Be Young Again

Neil Young has never been a meticulous sort when it comes to his appearance (God love him), and people often think he is at his best with the band Crazy Horse—a infamously ramshackle, slop-o-riffic affair. As slapped together as he can appear and sound, sometimes he can be a notoriously grumpy perfectionist about his art. That's why it's a minor—maybe a major—coup that the Undermain Theatre is presenting a theatrical performance of what many might (and many might not) call his greatest work—Greendale. Young's 10-song "rock opera," adapted for the stage by the Undermain, is set in the fictional California seaside town of the title. Based on the saga of the Green family, the plot attempts to portray the changes in small-town America in a post 9-11 world. The music is performed with a live band of musicians composed of Dallas' own: guitarist Kenny Withrow, bassist Paul Semrad and drummer Alan Emert. Sung by the ensemble cast, Greendale explores themes ranging from corruption to mass media, consolidation to environmentalism. Get Young at heart 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays and 8:15 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays through May 3. Tickets are $15 to $25. Discounts are available for seniors, students and KERA members. Call 214-747-5515 or visit
Fridays, Saturdays, 8:15 p.m.; Wednesdays, Thursdays, 7:30 p.m. Starts: March 29. Continues through May 3, 2008

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