But it still isn't about anything.
No question, T2's long-running raunchy-fun Avenue Q has learned its lessons.
Hook 'em.Today marks a milestone of sorts: On July 8, 1958, the RIAA issued its very first gold record. The recipient of this gold record? The Oklahoma! soundtrack. Not as exciting as other music being produced at the time, but, hey, people liked it. And people bought it. Musical soundtracks we ... More >>
Billy Elliot, Next to Normal, Oliver! and Pippin are all big musicals blooming on Dallas stages.
Good singing nearly saves T3's Piazza; good acting can't save Coronado; good times kill Sweeney Todd
When you're a Jet, you're a Jet all the way. With a cast of 30 and a 32-member orchestra onstage, the production of West Side Story that opens Friday is one of the biggest shows Irving's Lyric Stage has ever produced. It's directed by Grover Dale, a veteran Broadway dancer who originated the role of ... More >>
See a High School Musical in Fair Park
The legendary sound track you've never heard of for a Dallas-made movie you've never seen. OK, a little help. Because, see, yesterday's posting about the forthcoming Bottle Rocket DVD prompted a discussion of the best movies ever made in Dallas. And several comments mentioned Palmer Rockey and his f ... More >>
Allen and Keaton repeat history
We're happy to be at the Inwood Saturday
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 >>
Annie Hall's among the eight United Artists films screening in April at the Inwood. So many film fests from which to choose: the AFI Dallas International Film Festival, which kicks off next week; the USA Film Festival, which this week announced its kickoff date (April 21); and now the UA 90th Annive ... More >>
See a suburban West Side Story
If it's all the same, this is how we prefer to think of Emmitt Smith. Full disclosure: I didn't watch one second of ABC's Dancing with the Stars. Fuller disclosure: It pains me--and every bit of my sportswritin' DNA--to even write about it. But since the NFL's all-time leading rusher has sullied hi ... More >>
Last year in the paper version of Unfair Park, we ran a piece about the nuttiest dispute--over the control of the local accordion market. No, seriously. Accordion teacher and performer Natasha Geddie accused Texas Accordion Association (and, later, National Accordion Association) founder Norman Seat ... More >>
The Fab...Six? Trini Lopez joined The Beatles and French singer Sylvie Vartan at the Olympia Theatre in Paris in January 1964. Last week, The Dirty Dozen's returned on DVD in a double-disc special edition--which wouldn't mean much to Unfair Park (well, it is one of my dad's favorite movies) except i ... More >>
This, a tale of Prohibition and romance
Lisa Loeb's sister Ashlee...no, sorry, Debbie Were you aware Lisa Loeb had a sister? And that she's got a...uh...hit single that's apparently doing well on dance radio? Me, neither--which is odd, since I've known Lisa since we were kids and since her dad Pete is my mom's gastroenterologist. (Hey, I ... More >>