Disney royalty hits the ice
Calling all guys who like girls who like to have a little fun by playing dress-up. This Wednesday through Sunday, there will be an array of hot, busty babes wearing very little clothing in a very cold room, all showing off for your viewing pleasure. Things will heat up fast, however, because these women specialize in fulfilling fantasies, and between them, there's not much they haven't already tried. They specialize in everything from underwater explorations to food experimentation, and for the risk takers out there, they'll even involve dangerous animals such as tigers. Yes, there's a woman for every taste, whether you're into the dark, exotic types, submissive blondes, fiery redheads, coquettish brunettes or just the girl next door. And the crowd around you? Overwhelmingly female, and totally interested in watching the girls' show, too. They'll be screaming for more. Totally enthralled. Dreams really do come true! Geared up? Good, 'cause the Disney On Ice Princess Classics is coming to Reunion Arena! The show features all of the Disney "princesses," a clever marketing scheme intended to revive washed-up heroines from Disney films 10 or 15 years old, since Pixar now owns the entirety of the animated world. Cinderella, Aladdin's Jasmine and Ariel from The Little Mermaid will join Sleeping Beauty, Mulan, Snow White and Belle from Beauty and the Beast for an evening of magic in the metroplex. Tickets are available at local Ticketmaster outlets (some are at Fiesta stores, but don't pick up a pastry while you're there) and range from $50 (for "royal ringside" seating) to $10 (presumably for princesses who don't mind being locked up in the castle keep and made to clean up after ugly stepsisters). Show times are 7:30 p.m. November 16 through November 18; 11:30 a.m., 3:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. November 19; and 1:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. November 20. Reunion Arena is located at 777 Sports St. If you're interested in some group action, call 214-665-4269; otherwise call Ticketmaster at 214-373-8000. --Andrea Grimes
When God was assigning talents, I wonder how he decided who would get the gift of song and dance. Because when skill meets artistry meets a little esoterica--we all get blessed. On Saturday, Canadian musical troupe Barrage presents Vagabond Tales at Southern Methodist University's McFarlin Auditorium, 6405 Boaz Lane. Using seven violinists, one drummer, one bass player, a guitarist and a percussionist, Vagabond Tales is an eclectic mix of music, song and dance that vividly illustrates the adventures of a group of musical wanderers. Tickets for Barrage are $14 to $59 ($5 for students K-12) and are available at the TITAS box office. (Tickets will also be available at the McFarlin Auditorium box office on the day of the show.) Call 214-528-5576 or visit www.titas.org. --Stephanie Morris
Need some Italian flavor but want to avoid those pesky carbs? Look no further than the Dallas Opera. The South Beach-friendly Cavalleria rusticana and Pagliacci open the 2005-2006 season, making this the first performance for both works at the Dallas Opera in 16 years. These stories of love, lust and jealousy will entice audiences and leave them hungry for more, all while providing English translations. And while auditorium seats may not equate to a quaint little restaurant in Milan or even that neighborhood Olive Garden, with tasty direction by Stephen Lawless and a cast including sopranos Carol Vaness and Maria Kanyova, these Italian dishes are sure to please even the pickiest Atkins advocate. Cavalleria rusticana and Pagliacci open Friday at 7:30 p.m. in the Music Hall at Fair Park. Tickets start at $19. Call 214-443-1000 or visit www.dallasopera.org. --Amanda Bigbee
Loot 'N' Holler
We've always lacked tact when joking about tragedies. Even in the '80s, when Baby Jessica fell down the well, we imitated the terrible stunt with our sister's Strawberry Shortcake only two days later. And you don't even want to know what we did the week after 9/11. (Well, here are some hints: air force base, envelope and baking soda. You figure it out.) But New Orleans' ColdTowne Heroes are already prepared to laugh at the aftermath of Katrina, and they promise more than a few looting jokes for their N.O.-appreciative stand-up shows at West End Comedy Theater, 603 Munger Ave., 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Tickets are $15. Call 214-880-9990. --Sam Machkovech
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