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Elaine Liner

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    January 14, 2014

    Post-Apocalyptic Musical On The Eve Will Feature Accompanying Music by DFW Bands

    The rock musical On the Eve debuted last year to so much acclaim you could barely get seats at its Magnolia Lounge run. The musical is back, with shows at Theatre 3 from January 16 to February 9. It's the story of...well, it's complicated. But we love it -- here's an excerpt from Elaine Liner's revi ... More >>

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    January 11, 2012

    Cheapskates' Guide to Theater: Pay-What-You-Can Night for Giant

    Here at Mixmaster we love two things: 1.) the Arts, and 2.) bargains. Next Wednesday you better buy a cowgirl hat and hold the hell on to it because those two things are colliding. It's gonna be big. Actually, it's going to be Giant. Dallas Theater Center's highly-anticipated stage adaptation of ... More >>

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    November 29, 2011

    A Gathering Gathers Momentum at Rehearsal

    If the run-through Monday night is any indication of the breadth of talent taking part in the December 6 benefit event called A Gathering, the real thing is going to be quite a show. In the ninth floor studio at the Wyly Theatre, actors, singers, musicians and dancers rehearsed their pieces of this ... More >>

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    November 16, 2010

    Tonight's Musical Theater Flashback: DTC's Groovy '74 Take On Midsummer's Night Dream

    CastAlbums.org​This seemed like a nice way to end the day ...A little while ago, I was looking for something completely unrelated on the eBay when I came across this offering: an apparently very rare copy of the original cast recording of Steve Mackenroth and Randy Tallman's A Midsummer Night's Dr ... More >>

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    September 23, 2010

    A Better Way to Get Juiced

    Photo by Elaine Liner​Lalani Amin makes juice. Lots of juice. Fresh juice from Louisiana-grown sugarcane mixed with fresh-squeezed lime and kiwi, a cold, green kiss of a juice that tastes just sweet enough to be a treat instead of a health drink (though it is). Amin also makes falooda, a traditio ... More >>

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    September 8, 2010

    No-Cook Prune Whip Is Plum Tasty
    (Ike Liked It, Too)

    Photo by Elaine LinerUh...yummy?​Discovering a collection of old recipe booklets my late grandmother saved and used for decades has inspired me. Can I replicate some of those now-forgotten dishes the way they used to make them? First up: Prune Whip. It's a chilled dessert, or at fancier table ... More >>

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    September 3, 2010

    At Garden Café, a Chow Down
    In the Okra Corral

    Photos by Elaine LinerMark Wootton amid the blooming okra plants at Garden Cafe​You're either an okra person or you're not. Mark Wootton is an okra guy. As a kid in Highland Park, Wootton grew okra in the back yard of the family home on Shenandoah Street. "And I had an okra stand instead of a ... More >>

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    August 23, 2010

    Hatching a Chile Celebration at Central Market

    Photos by Elaine Liner​Second only to Christmas holidays for bringing in customers, the 15th annual Hatch Chile Festival at Central Market stores, going on now through August 31, creates shopping cart gridlock. What is it about the smoky vegetable from the nightshade family that earns such dev ... More >>

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    August 23, 2010

    Tonight's Fundraiser to Help DTC's Former House Manager Manage Hospital Bills

    Since January 17, Tonja Bigelow-Brown has died three times. She died first on an operating table at Medical City Dallas, where surgeons cut her open to find the source of an E.coli bacterial infection that caused her fallopian tubes to rupture. She was revived that night, waking briefly out of anest ... More >>

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    August 20, 2010

    From an Old Trove of Recipes,
    Cottoning To a Tasty Oil

    Photos by Elaine LinerBooklets like these from American food and appliance manufacturers were favorites among young "homemakers" in the first half of the 20th century.​My mom saves everything. When I helped her move last month, I begged her to jettison the trunks and boxes and tubs of old pape ... More >>

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    April 29, 2010

    Dish Extra: Screen Door

    Sara Kerens​The comfort food is workin' at Screen Door. Elaine Liner breaks down their home cookin' in this week's Dish, and check out the rest of Sara Kerens' pics in her new slideshow.

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    April 1, 2010

    Dish Extra: Ocean Prime's Steak, Fish and Fire

    Sara Kerens​The steak may look fantastic at Ocean Prime, but does it taste good? Elaine Liner went in to test if the fancy matches the bite (here), but see more glorious steak, fish and fire photos by Sara Kerens in our slideshow. Link!

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    March 11, 2010

    Dish Extra: Tramontana

    Sara Kerens​Tramontana ain't your mother's bistro, as Elaine Liner pointed out in her print story. Sara Kerens was able to grab some photos of why this ain't your mothers bistro, and for more check here for the slideshow.

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    January 9, 2009

    Ready, Set ... Improv! Or: Getting the DTC's New Acting Company to Act Up.

    How do you freak out a serious stage actor? Ask him or her to do some improv. On video.That's what we did with members of the new Dallas Theater Center resident acting company. After we conducted the serious interviews about being ack-tohrs in big-time regional theater, we made them act on command. ... More >>

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    December 4, 2008
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    October 1, 2008

    The State Fair? So Far, Fairly Empty.

    The State Fair of Texas is on. So where is everybody? On Monday afternoon the midway was empty. Nobody was throwing too-big basketballs at too-small hoops to win a stuffed critter. There was no line for chicken-fried bacon. No line for Fletcher’s corny dogs. And that’s weird. Maybe it’s gas p ... More >>

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    May 7, 2008

    Doing a One-Man Star Wars, WaterTower Is

    OMFG, the OMSW is coming to WaterTower Theatre. Canadian actor Charles Ross has been performing his One-Man Star Wars Trilogy since 2001. With George Lucas’ stamp of approval, he has taken the show to off-Broadway success (in 2005) and toured it across the continent. It will be the main feature, s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 11, 2008

    Lyric Stage Gets Ready to Rumble

    From Lyric Stage's production of Carousel last fall Could it be? Yes, it could. Something’s coming, something good. To Lyric Stage, that is. Big musicals on a small budget are what the 16-year-old musical theater company in Irving does best. But its 2008-'09 season lineup, announced today by comp ... More >>

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    August 13, 2007

    Uptown Players' New Season: Blair and Tootie, Fresh and Fruity

    Must we really wait almost a year for The Facts of Life: The Lost Episode? ’Fraid so, theater lovers. But mark your calendar now for June 13, 2008, when Uptown Players present the local premiere (at the Rose Room at Station 4) of Jamie Morris’ all-drag and totally unauthorized parody of the oddl ... More >>

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    June 6, 2007

    Thank God, Now We Can Watch the Tonys!

    HPHS's Stark Sands, up for a Tony this weekend Our Elaine Liner will report back shortly from the press conference announcing the debut of Kevin Moriarty as the Dallas Theater Center's new artistic director. Till then, feel free to read today's New York Sun profile of Stark Sands, the Highland Park ... More >>

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    June 4, 2007

    Dallas Theater Center Will Name a New Artistic Director On Wednesday

    So mark your calendars -- and it's at 9 a.m., to be precise, so don't be late. It's been 10 months since Richard Hamburger announced he was stepping down after nearly 15 years as the DTC's artistic director -- a decision many insiders viewed as more than a little odd, as he was only two years out fr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 2, 2007

    No Helen Keller Jokes, Please

    Pam Covington, left, plays Helen Keller and Trisha Miller-Smith is Annie Sullivan role in DCT production of The Miracle Worker. Spencer Tracy said the key to great acting is "know your lines and don't bump into the furniture." But he never played the lead in The Miracle Worker. Dallas actress Pam C ... More >>

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    November 29, 2006

    To Bee

    The cast of The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee has a spot for you--just ask one very smart 10-year-old boy from Dallas. If you're a good speller, have I got the show for you. The ginchy gimmick in the hit Broadway musical The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, playing through Sunday at ... More >>

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    October 24, 2006

    The Seat of Heat

    Sure, we critics dish it out, but can we take it? We'll find out Wednesday night at Art & the Critic, a free event at the McKinney Avenue Contemporary sponsored by Kitchen Dog Theater and Project X. On the panel with your humble theatergoing scribe from the paper version of Unfair Park will be Dalla ... More >>

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    July 26, 2006

    Theater Critics Camp Diary, Day 1

    Back in the late 1980s, I wrote magazine stories about crimes, murders mostly. Grisly murders where one spouse kills another in a way that leaves scorch marks on the garage floor or bloodstains splashed across the kitchen ceiling. I sometimes interviewed the accused, giving me access to county and s ... More >>

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    March 16, 2006

    Capsule Reviews

    Our critics weigh in on local theater

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    March 9, 2006

    Capsule Reviews

    Our critics weigh in on local theater

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    September 15, 2005

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    Our critics weigh in on local theater

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    August 11, 2005

    Capsule Reviews

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    April 21, 2005

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    Our critics weigh in on local theater

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    February 3, 2005

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    Our critics weigh in on local theater

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    January 27, 2005

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    December 16, 2004

    Capsule Reviews

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    November 25, 2004

    Capsule Reviews

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    November 25, 2004
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    November 4, 2004

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    October 28, 2004

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    October 21, 2004

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    September 30, 2004

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    September 16, 2004

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    September 9, 2004

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    September 2, 2004

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    August 19, 2004

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    August 12, 2004

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    July 15, 2004

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    July 8, 2004

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    April 8, 2004

    Godspeed, Goodspeed

    Plus: John Cocktoastin'; Kick ASSCAR

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    October 30, 2003

    Tattoo You

    Plus: Are You in or Out?; In the Army Now

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    September 11, 2003
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    March 13, 2003

    Get Out

    WaterTower goes loopy

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