There are few things more numbingly familiar to a child of the internet age than the digital experience. The clicking of keyboard buttons, the harmonic hum of a device startup sound, the cold glow of a the whole word staring back at you from a portable screen- they have never known a world without t ... More >>
The last time Vanilla Ice played a show in DFW at Grover's Bar and Grill in Frisco, an interesting, pop culture conversation popped up among my fellow concert goers in the men's room. We tried to recall one of the songs in Ice's repertoire that wasn't "Ice, Ice Baby." The pause that followed was in ... More >>
X, Dum Dum GirlsGranada TheaterSaturday, November 3We've so far focused Kids These Days on classic albums, but when a friend asked if I'd want to help chaperone a trip with my daughter and her friend Emma to see Saturday's X show at the Granada, it seemed an ideal way to get a couple of teenagers' h ... More >>
Beneath the ugly wrapping, Noel Coward's Present Laughter is filled with comedy gifts.
Robyn, Diamond Rings, Natalia KillsSouth Side Music HallFebruary 18, 2011Better than: having a few drinks and listening to the DJ at S-4 spin Robyn tracks.RobynThe overhead lights dimmed, a whirling sci-fi-sounding effect filled the room and bright blue lights flooded the stage. It was plenty of ... More >>
Elaine's year-in-local-theater piece runs in the paper version of Unfair Park on stands tomorrow. Till then, then, this sneak peek from Theater Jones, where our theater critic and Mark Lowry look back at the highlights of the year (and decade) that was.
In WaterTower's production of Grey Gardens, a rare ensemble of actors and singers pull off one of the great shows of the theater season.
Fort Worth hosts a Queen-sized tribute band
Catch a Thoroughly Modern musical
Bublé croons to Grand Prairie
Undermain stages an Appeal
Go behind the scenes in Bedford
One of the pleasures in writing this week about Doug Wright's new Broadway production was seeing for the first time the documentary that inspired it: Grey Gardens by Albert and David Maysles, the brothers who started making docs in 1955. With Richard Leacock and D.A. Pennebaker and Robert Drew, they ... More >>
I have such fond memories of Girl Scout Camp. S'mores, songs around the campfire, ghost stories told in creaky bunks. Good times. Now I am at Theater Critics Camp in Connecticut, a two-week indoctrination into a cult that worships the three S's: Shaw, Shakespeare and Sondheim. Did you see that movie ... More >>
I was always very good about playing well with others. Until I was 35. After that, my give-a-shitter about group dynamics plumb gave out. Here at Theater Critics Camp in New England, I'm reminded of the saying from Sartre: Hell is other people. Amend that: Hell is other people who are theater critic ... More >>
Oh, many '04 stage productions were mighty fine-- but sometimes the audience stole the show
WaterTower goes loopy
Local stage productions excelled in 1999 -- but where are the crowds?
Theater is still a taste worth acquiring, even in the age of special effects
WaterTower's splendid production of Three Days of Rain makes you expect more from this theater company
With the Leon Rabin Awards, Dallas toasts its theater artists without really benefiting them
Kitchen Dog's Taming of the Shrew is a sly, stunning, untamed charmer
A century of racial politics is drained of color in Having Our Say
DTC's Arms and the Man resurrects the comic genius of George Bernard Shaw