Beneath the ugly wrapping, Noel Coward's Present Laughter is filled with comedy gifts.
Theatre Too romances tunes of John Bucchino; KDT takes dull journey with 26 Miles.
Kitchen Dog's Vibrator Play fails to satisfy.
Theatre Three production overbroad and unfunny; Gingerbread Lady comes undone.
Billy Elliot, Next to Normal, Oliver! and Pippin are all big musicals blooming on Dallas stages.
Also: Bent holds up poorly over time
A Dracula with no bite; a Pygmalion with claws
A stumper with Risk Theatre's All of the Above; T3's Mack & Mabel sends bad vibrations
Thrill Me sings pretty songs of twisted love; CAC conjures a magic Trick
Uptown Players score with unhappy hookers in The Life; UTD takes disturbing Vacation
The World Goes 'Round offers up great songs in a lackluster production
20,000 Babes Beneath the Sea sinks under a flood of witlessness
T3 insiders depart on a down note -- namely, Mizlansky/Zilinsky, or "Schmucks"
Theatre Too! has too much Tomfoolery going on
New Theatre Company ends with something Absurd
A large cast works wonders in Theatre Three's production of The Boy Friend
Pegasus' comedy relies too heavily on camp to deliver its punch
With the Leon Rabin Awards, Dallas toasts its theater artists without really benefiting them
Two companies stage comebacks of the theatrical revue with mixed results
DTC's powerful How I Learned to Drive offers a crash course in taboo relationships
New Theatre Company whips up a slight but tasty 18th-century meringue
With major arts players jockeying for position in a new performing arts center, will smaller groups be left out of the Arts District altogether?
New Theater Company serves up artistic angst with precision in Sight Unseen
New Theatre Company's Faith Healer is a half-cure for the dramatic itch
New Theatre Company puts Don Juan on Trial
New Theatre Company fires a stunning Rocket to the Moon
Theatre Three prances Into the Woods with charm
My Thing of Love heroically takes on the aftermath of infidelity
New Theatre Company's Conquest of the South Pole plays to a crowd of none
Theatre Three's Cocoanuts brilliantly conjures up a fabled era
DTC's Avenue X croons a theme of racial harmony
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