For Valentine's Day, you probably get roses. Roses are a lovely gift; they're traditional, beautiful, fragrant
the list goes on. So don't get me wrongI love roses. They are in no way an Oscar-nominated screenplay, though. That's what Marsha Mason got from her husband, Neil Simon, for Valentine's Day. He even let her star in the movie, which was later turned into a smash Broadway musical starring Martin Short and Bernadette Peters. Now that I know this piece of information, I now refuse to accept anything less than a timeless love story for Valentine's Day. This gives all concerned parties a good two months to start writing. In the meantime, we can all forget about the fact that Marsha Mason eventually divorced Neil Simon and catch a local production of the Broadway version. The Goodbye Girl tells the story of a New York dancer and her teenage daughter who are usurped from the apartment they're staying in by an egotistical actor. The threesome attempts to make a go of being roommates, resulting in plenty of romantic tension and charming musical numbers. Theater Three takes on the romantic comedy in their local production, 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, 8 p.m. Fridays, 2:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. Saturdays and 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Sundays. Tickets are available at the theater, 2800 Routh St., or by visiting theatre3dallas.com.
Thursdays, 7:30 p.m.; Fridays, 8 p.m.; Saturdays, 2:30 & 8 p.m.; Sundays, 2:30 & 7:30 p.m. Starts: Dec. 13. Continues through Jan. 20, 2007
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