Thursday, April 26, 2012

Silence of the Clams

Uptown Players continues its 2012 season with the Southwest premiere of the hysterical parody, Silence of the Clams, written by Jamie Morris, the creator of past Uptown smash hits, The Facts of Life: The Lost Episode and Mommie Queerest.

Silence of the Clams, featuring an all-male cast of three, is a parody of the1990 Oscar-winning Jodie Foster/Anthony Hopkins thriller, Silence of the Lambs. Butch FBI agent Clarice Startling is assigned to help find Nancy Pelosi's missing daughter and save her from "Beaver Bob," a serial killer who skins his victims "down there." Clarice attempts to gain better insight into the mind of the killer by interviewing Dr. Hannibal Lichter, a convicted psychopath who "eats" his female victims before he kills them. The twisted relationship forces Clarice not only to confront her own psychological demons, but leads her face-to-face with a demented killer, so evil that even she may not have the courage - or strength - to stop him!

The cast of three men (Mathew Butler, Austin Tindle, and Mikey Abrams) play 15 characters in 22 fast-paced scenes in the span of 90 minutes. The production is under the direction of Linda Leonard and is rated R for adult language, humor and situations.

Silence of the Clams runs April 27 – May 20, 2012, with performances Thursday through Saturday nights at 8 p.m. There is no performance on May 19, but an additional performance has been added at 7: 30 p.m. on May 20 at 7:30 p.m. Performances will take place at the Rose Room Theatre, located inside the S4 Nightclub at 3911 Cedar Springs Rd, Dallas TX 75219. Tickets are $20-$25 and can be purchased online at or by phone at 214-219-2718. All patrons must be 21 years of age or older and have proof of age with them.

About this Production:
Silence of the Clams
by Jamie Morris
April 27 – May 20, 2012
Content Advisory: Adult Language, Adult Humor and Adult Situations - Ages 21 and up
Directed by Linda Leonard
April 27, 28, May 3, 4, 5, 10, 11, 12, 17, 18 @ 8 p.m.
May 20 @ 7: 30 p.m.
Tickets: $20-$25

Box Office Info:

Phone: 214-219-2718

About Uptown Players:

Now in its eleventh season, Uptown Players has gathered a dedicated following with an annual audience base of over 15,000 patrons, including over 900 season subscribers. The response from the community and critics has been remarkable, including over 25 Leon Rabin Awards from the Dallas Theatre League, several hundred “The Column” Awards and 17 Theatre Critics Forum Awards in its first ten seasons. In recent years, Uptown Players has also been named the best theatre company by the Dallas Voice Readers Awards, and the Dallas Observer, and has appeared on the WFAA-A list and Best of Big D – D Magazine. Uptown Players has been featured on Good Morning Texas and Daybreak on WFAA. Uptown Players is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization, presenting plays and musicals that challenge audiences artistically, build cultural bridges, and strive to create greater positive public awareness and acceptance through the performing arts. There is no other theater group with this unique mission in the Dallas area.

Horrible Humana Healthcare experience

I just joined Humana and had to switch to their drug by mail fulfillment.
RightSourceRX is impossible.
My first contact was with a rude, untrained employee (even his supervisor agreed when I finally held forever and got to talk to a reasonable person)
I have wasted hours, spent over 100 minutes on the phone to them, and had to drive to Walgreens to get the most urgent one because it could have been 21 more days before I received it by mail.

I am curious if anyone else has been as frustrated with RightSourceRX as I am

April 24

Spent about an hour trying to get status of my order. The man who answered phone insisted I had not signed up for RightSource RX online. He was rude and very unhelpful. He was also WRONG. I had signed up. When I insisted on talking to a supervisor, he was reluctant to get one. He kept coming back on line while I was holding to ask why I had to speak to a supervisor.

When I finally reached the supervisor, he apologized and said the first person was not an internet person. Why didn’t first person tell me that? Why did I have to wait so long and repeat my problem because I reached an untrained person?

They said it could take another two weeks AFTER it was processed. I was very frustrated and it took nearly an hour.

I had to call my doc to get a local pharmacy to fill Accupril.

April 25

I had to check with pharmacy. They had rx. I had to drive over, wait in line, and pay a higher price. But the story gets WORSE .

April 26,2012

I GET an email (first thing that was done correctly) that my order from RightSourceRX was on hold. They already had it for over a week and I have spoken with them. I call RightSourceRX again.

Alex at 12:15

Got a note that my order was on hold. Called rightsource RX. They said they had to talk to doctor. She said they needed instructions on two of the drugs. They could not send the other 7 until they talked to doctor. This is very annoying. I did not get accupril in time so doctor had to call in RX to a pharmacy and I had to go pick it up

I asked if they could ship the ones that were correct. She said she would have to get special permission from their doctor line. I held while she checked. She said she could not call me back or email me. I had to hold. She checked with “doctor line” and they said they had gotten my doctors instructions so they could finally process the order (which they had for 8 days)

Yulanda until 12:46

I asked for a supervisor. Yulanda was polite and tried to help. She just had no authority to do so. Again I had to hold while she checked with some other panel of drug gods. The FINALLY got them to make my order a priority. She said it would get there in about 5 days. Still too long a wait—and this took me three hours, there were 4 phone calls to my doctor and I wasted 100 phone minutes.

Alex suggested I wrote to their Grievance address. I wondered how long it would take them to open my letter. How long it would take them to read it. And then if they would even do anything about it.

Please post if you have had similar problems

.Right SourceRX

Humana inc.

Attention grievence and appeals

p.o. box 14546

Lexington, ky 40512

Thanks for listening to this rant. No one at RightsourceRX did.

Monday, April 23, 2012



APRIL 24-29, 2012

The next best thing to seeing the Beattles

Direct from their phenomenally successful Broadway engagement, the internationally-acclaimed Beatles concert, RAIN – A Tribute To The Beatles, returns to the Music Hall at Fair Park April 24-29, 2012, presented by Dallas Summer Musicals.

As “the next best thing to seeing The Beatles!” (Associated Press), RAIN performs the full range of The Beatles' discography live onstage, including the most complex and challenging songs that The Beatles themselves recorded in the studio but never performed for an audience.

Together longer than The Beatles, RAIN has mastered every song, gesture and nuance of the legendary foursome, delivering a totally live, note-for-note performance that’s as infectious as it is transporting. From the early hits to later classics (I Want To Hold Your Hand, Hard Day’s Night, Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, Let It Be, Come Together, Hey Jude and more), this adoring tribute will take you back to a time when all you needed was love, and a little help from your friends!

“The audience is enraptured. They get a chance to sing along, twist and shout!”
–The New York Times

“Just turn off your mind, relax and float downstream for a quick fix of nostalgic cheer!”
- Entertainment Weekly

“A fun-filled family crowd-pleaser!”

“ A two-hour homage to pop music’s most brilliant gem.” – Los Angeles Times

“On their feet, with arms raised high above their heads, all in the audience were swaying
and singing along in blissed-out, nostalgia-powered unison!
-- Chicago Sun-Times

“The enraptured audience relives the soundtrack of its life!”
-- Chicago Tribune

“RAIN creates musical nirvana…makes the hair on the back of your neck stand up! A
thrilling bit of time-warping nostalgia...Boomer Heaven!”
--Fort Worth Star-Telegram

“Uncanny! RAIN are a quartet of fine musicians in their own right…as The Beatles, they
-- The Boston Herald

“An adoring Valentine to The Beatles!”

“RAIN is a spectacular extravaganza…did the audience love it? Yeah, yeah, yeah!”
-- The Philadelphia Inquirer.

“Parents (and grandparents) and kids were on their feet bopping like crazy!”
-- The Courier Post

Like The Beatles, the onstage members of RAIN are not only supreme musicians, but
electrifying performers in their own right; visit Become a fan of
RAIN on Facebook and follow RAIN on Twitter @raintribute.

Single tickets are priced from $15-$75, and are on sale now at The Box Office, 5959
Royal Lane, #542 in the Preston/Royal Shopping Center. Mini-packs of three or more
shows are also still available for purchase at The Box Office. Tickets are also available
by calling Ticketmaster at 1-800-745-3000 or online at For
groups of 15 or more, please call 214-426-GROUP.

RAIN A TRIBUTE TO THE BEATLES will run April 24-29, 2012 at the Music Hall at
Fair Park, presented by Dallas Summer Musicals. Performances are Tuesday through
Sunday at 8 p.m. with matinees Saturday and Sunday at 2 p.m.

Dallas Summer Musicals mini-packs of three or more shows are on sale now at The
Box Office, 5959 Royal Lane, #542 in Dallas. DSM 2012 season shows continue
with MEMPHIS THE MUSICAL (May 15-27); MAMMA MIA! (May 29-June 3); PETER
MUSICAL COMEDY, October 2-21, 2012.

For more information about Dallas Summer Musicals and the 2012 season, please

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Dallas Cowboy Cheerleaders shoot new calendar and model swimsuits in Riveria Maya

Located along the Eastern Caribbean coastline in Mexico’s Riviera Maya, IBEROSTAR Hotels & Resorts, alongside the Riviera Maya Destination Marketing Office, has announced a strategic partnership with the, Dallas Cowboys Football Club. The year-long partnership is comprised of a number of marketing and promotional activities, and will be kicked off with an on-site shoot for the 2013 Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders Calendar at the upscale IBEROSTAR Paraíso Maya in Riviera Maya, Mexico. As key components of the integrated marketing program, guests of all ages at the resort will be able to interact directly with the cheerleaders with events designed to further enhance memorable vacation experiences. The Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders will pose for their 2013 Calendar throughout Riviera Maya’s scenic hot spots - with transportation provided by Lomas Travel - as well as in locations at IBEROSTAR Paraíso Maya’s lush grounds and elegantly-appointed facilities from April 18 – April 25, 2012. With a plethora of gastronomic, nightlife and social hot spots, Riviera Maya will serve as an ideal location for the events taking place during this week. As part of the celebration, the resort’s guests - and fans of the Dallas Cowboys - will have the opportunity to attend an elegant fashion show at the IBEROSTAR Paraíso Maya where the cheerleaders will model swimsuits on April 23 at 8pm. Further, the resort’s youngest guests will be able to spend time with the world-renowned cheerleaders at a mini dance clinic taking place at the property’s Kids Club on April 21 at 10:30am. “IBEROSTAR Hotels & Resorts is proud to have a strong partnership with Riviera Maya and one of the most celebrated football teams in the nation, the Dallas Cowboys,” stated John Long, the leading Spanish hospitality chain’s Vice President of Sales & Marketing. He added, “As we kick off our year-long strategic partnership, we look forward to hosting the Dallas Cowboys cheerleaders at the IBEROSTAR Paraíso Maya for their 2013 Calendar shoot and engaging activities planned for our guests.” One of the world’s most beautiful and desirable vacation destinations, Riviera Maya, offers an array of vacation options for every traveler – from unique spa treatments to world-class dining and nightlife to ecological and historical explorations that are ideal for adventurers of all ages. With the immense variety of vacation opportunities, every journey to the Riviera Maya showcases the destination’s abundant luxurious, historical and natural resources. “The Riviera Maya Destination Marketing Office is honored to join forces with IBEROSTAR Hotels & Resorts, in partnering with the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders, to provide guests to the destination with a memorable experience,” said Dario Flota Ocampo, general director of the Riviera Maya Destination Marketing Office. “As both one of the newest and oldest travel destinations in Mexico, we are thrilled to share the Riviera Maya’s rich cultural heritage with the cheerleaders of an iconic sports team that draws passion amongst its followers.” The IBEROSTAR Paraíso Maya is an upscale, family-friendly beachfront resort offering five-star, all-inclusive accommodations, expansive pools, fine dining venues and superior customer service. Located within the IBEROSTAR Paraíso complex, guests at the all-suite property have access to a world-class spa and gym, as well as facilities at neighboring properties - IBEROSTAR Paraíso Lindo, Paraíso del Mar, and Paraíso Beach. About IBEROSTAR Hotels & Resorts IBEROSTAR Hotels & Resorts is a family-owned Spanish hospitality company with more than 50 years of experience in the travel industry. IBEROSTAR provides unique vacation experiences, rooted in superior customer service and quality, in the world’s most popular vacation destinations. With more than 100 hotels in 15 countries, IBEROSTAR Hotels & Resorts is committed to offering excellence in quality and service and providing personal attention to each guest. For more information, please visit About The Riviera Maya One of the world’s most desirable destinations, the Riviera Maya is situated along the eastern coast of Mexico in the state of Quintana Roo. Nestled between the Caribbean Sea and protected jungles, the Riviera Maya stretches 81 miles, beginning south of the Cancun International Airport in Puerto Morelos and extending through Sian Ka’an, the first established Biosphere Reserve in Mexico and a UNESCO World Heritage site. The Riviera Maya boasts the tranquility of sparsely-populated beaches, a vast network of underground rivers, more than 100 cenotes and numerous eco-adventure activities such as kayaking, scuba diving, snorkeling, trekking, bird watching and deep sea fishing. A vast variety of lodging options, from luxury hotels, all-inclusive properties to charming boutique hotels, provide excellent accommodations, first-class facilities and the warm hospitality of the local people. Many of Mexico’s most significant archeological sites are nearby, providing visitors with the chance to experience the fascinating Mayan culture. The Riviera Maya has been named the “Top Destination in Mexico” for seven consecutive years by Travel Weekly (2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010); the “Sexiest Romance and Honeymoon Destination in Mexico” for the second consecutive year in Recommend Magazine’s annual Reader’s Choice Awards and one of the world’s “Sexiest Wedding Destinations for 2011” by Destination Weddings & Honeymoons. For more information on the Riviera Maya visit

Monday, April 09, 2012

A Penny for your Seat

You can see wonderful theatre in Dallas for as little as a penny PAY-WHAT-YOU-CAN and see Next Fall Pay-What-You-Can allows patrons to purchase ANY seat in the house for ANY amount they choose.For as little as a penny, theatergoers can see world-class live theater at Dallas Theater Center. "… the funniest heartbreaker in town." -The NewYork Times How do you profoundly love someone you profoundly disagree with? Next Fall is the story of Adam andLuke, a most unlikely couple. Luke’s a devout Christian; Adam’s a ferventatheist. When an accident changes everything, Adam must turn to Luke’s conservative family and friends for support... and a search for answers. The New York Times says this 2010 Broadway hit and Tony Award-nominee for Best Play, “embodies something theatergoers have been sorely missing, perhapswithout knowing it, for years. A smart, sensitive, immensely appealing and utterly contemporary comedy. Contains adult themes and language. WHO: Dallas Theater Center WHAT: PAY-WHAT-YOU-CAN Next Fall By Geoffrey Nauffts Directed by Kevin Moriarty WHEN: Pay-What-You-Can Friday,April 13 at 8:00 p.m. Tickets will be available online beginning Monday morning at Dallas 100 tickets will also be available for purchase at the Kalita Humphreys box office beginning at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, April 13. All Performances: April 13 – May 6 WHERE: KalitaHumphreys Theater 3636 Turtle Creek Blvd Dallas,TX 75204 Dallas Theater Center Presents Next Fall Written by Geoffrey Nauffts • Directed by KevinMoriarty Previews Begin Next Friday, April 13 Tickets On Sale Now Kalita Humphreys Theater • 3636Turtle Creek Blvd. Previews: April 13 – April 19, 2012 • Full Run: April 13 – May 6, 2012 Opening Night: Fri., April 20, 2012 at 8:00 p.m. Tickets: (214) 880-0202 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting (214) 880-0202 end_of_the_skype_highlighting or Dallas Theater Center presents Next Fall at the Kalita Humphreys Theater, April 13 – May 6,directed by Kevin Moriarty. Next Fall marks the return of former DTCActing Company member Candy Buckley to the Kalita stage, Terry Martin’s DTCMainstage debut and four area artistic directors working on one project – KevinMoriarty (DTC), Tre Garrett (Jubilee Theatre), Terry Martin (WaterTowerTheatre) and Steven Michael Walters (Second Thought Theatre). “DTC’sgoal is to continue to spark a dialogue with our community - people from allbackgrounds, age groups and personal experiences - about ideas that matter inour lives,” says DTC ArtisticDirector Kevin Moriarty. “Next Fall will inspire a conversationabout the intersection of faith and sexuality. Throughout the play, which is quite funny as well as deeply moving, thecharacters reflect multiple points of view about these issues, with eachviewpoint and experience portrayed sensitively and compassionately; theresulting conversation has the potential to be powerful and impactful.” Next Fallis the story of Adam, a fervent atheist, and Luke, a devout Christian. Despite their differences, the two make their relationship work and are able to weather life’s ups and downs for five years. And then an accident changes everything. Adam finds himself turningto Luke’s conservative family and friends for support and answers. The New York Times says this 2010 Broadway hit and Tony Award®-nomineefor Best Play, “embodies something theatergoers have been sorely missing,perhaps without knowing it for years. A smart,sensitive, immensely appealing and utterly contemporary comedy” The cast of Next Fall is comprised of veteran actors whose work is well-lovedby Dallas theater audiences. Terry Martin and DTC Brierley Resident Acting Company member Steven Michael Walters will lead the cast as Adam (Martin) and Luke (Walters). Martin is Producing Artistic Director at WaterTower Theatre and is making his DTC Mainstage debut. He has previously been seen in DTC’s reading of The Laramie Project: Ten Years Later. Walters is Co-Artistic Director of Second Thought Theatre and appeared in this season’s productions of The Tempest and A Christmas Carol. Former DTC Acting Company member Candy Buckley is back at DTC for the first time in 18 years to play the role of Arlene. Buckley was part of the acting company from 1978 - 1990 and audiences will remember her from All the King’s Men (86-87) and The Cherry Orchard (93-94). Buckley joins Randy Moore as only actors to have worked with each of DTC’s artistic directors. Southern Methodist University Associate Professor, Head of Acting Kieran Connolly will play Butch. DTC audiences will remember him from lastseason’s Dividing the Estate. Rounding out the cast are Lynn Blackburn (Dividing the Estate) as Holly; and DTC Brierley Resident Acting Company member Lee Trull (The Tempest, Cabaret, Arsenic and Old Lace) as Brandon. DTC Artistic Director Kevin Moriarty will direct the critically acclaimed Next Fall,written by Geoffrey Nauffts. Returning to DTC are Tony Award®-winning scenic designer John Arnone (Dividing the Estate); costume designer Thomas Charles LeGalley (Give It Up!and Broadway’s Lysistrata Jones); and sound designer Bruce Richardson (Dividingthe Estate). Making her DTC debut is lighting designer Natalie Robin. Tre Garrett, Jubilee Theatre Artistic Director, will serve as the production'sassistant director. Tickets for Next Fall are on sale now. Ticket prices start at $15 for all performances and are available online at or by phoneat (214) 880-0202 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting (214) 880-0202 end_of_the_skype_highlighting. All performances of Next Fall will be held at the Kalita Humphreys Theater, where it runs April 13 – May 6. Preview performances are April 13 – April 19. Opening night is Friday, April 20 at 8:00 p.m. Performance times are Tuesday through Thursday evenings at 7:30 p.m.; Friday and Saturday evenings at 8:00 p.m.;Saturday and Sunday matinees at 2:00 p.m.; and Sunday evenings at 7:30 p.m.(except Sunday, May 6). The Pay-What-You-Can (PWYC) performance of Next Fall will be Friday, April 13 at 8:00 p.m. PWYC tickets will be available online beginning Monday, April 9 and at the Kalita Humphreys box office thenight of the performance beginning at 5:30 p.m. Pay-What-You-Can allows patrons to purchase ANY seat in the house for ANY amount they choose. For as little as a penny, theater goers can see world-class live theater created by Dallas Theater Center for North Texas residents. DTC thanks the following sponsors for their generous support of Next Fall: Executive Producing Partner e-Rewards, Inc. and Associate Producing Partner Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams. DTC also thanks benefactors Missy and David Boone and Anna and Don Carty for their support of this production. LYNN BLACKBURN (Holly) DTC: Dividing theEstate; A Christmas Carol.Regional credits include, among others, work at Circle Theater, Classical Acting Company, Stage West, WaterTower Theatre, Uptown Players, Kentucky Repertory Theatre and The Kennedy Center. Represented by The Mary Collins Agency, Lynn has numerous commercial, film and television credits, including a recurring role on the acclaimed series Friday Night Lights. Education: University of Mississippi. Proud member of Actors Equity Association since 2001. CANDY BUCKLEY (Arlene) Broadway: Cabaret; Thoroughly Modern Millie; After the Fall; Ring Round The Moon. Off-Broadway: Petrified Prince (Drama Desk nom.); Shockheaded Peter; Valhalla; Defying Gravity; Communicating Doors; Make Me; Urban Dictionary Plays; Bernarda Alba; Wise Guys among others. Princess Grace Award for Theater. DTCcompany member: All the King’s Men among others. ART company member: Hedda Gabler among others. Regional: The Guthrie (A Delicate Balance); Yale Rep (Autumn Sonata); TheaterWorks (Little DogLaughed); Williamstown; Seattle Repertory; South Coast Repertory; Trinity Repertory. TV: Treme; Gossip Girl; Law & Order: Criminal Intent. Upcoming film: Bachelorette. KIERAN CONNOLLY (Butch) National credits: The Utah Shakespeare Festival; PlayMaker’s Repertory; Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival; Centre Stage; Boston Repertory; the Camden Shakespeare Festival. Dallas credits: DTC: Dividing the Estate; Laramie Project Revisited; The Seagull; A Christmas Carol. Kitchen Dog Theatre: Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf; King Lear. The Dallas Opera: Bluebeard. Dallas Shakespeare Festival: Much Ado About Nothing. TERRY MARTIN (Adam) is privileged to be the Producing Artistic Director of WaterTower Theatre (WTT) in Addison, Texas where he has directed over 45productions. DTC: The Laramie Project:Ten Years Later. WTT: Bash: Latter Day Plays; Dinner with Friends; The Guys; Woman in Black; Blackbird and Our Town. He has also worked locally at Stage West and Plano Rep. Off-Broadway: The Normal Heart; The Rivers and Ravines;and Anima Mundi. TV: ABC’s One Life to Live and NBC’s To Serve and Protect. LEE TRULL (Brandon)is a member of the Brierley Resident Acting Company and an Associate Artist at DTC where his credits include: The Tempest; Cabaret; Arsenic and OldLace; The Beauty Plays; A Midsummer Night’s Dream; In the Beginning; A Christmas Carol and 365 Days/365 Plays. Work atother theaters includes: Classical Acting Company; Theatre Three; Water Tower Theatre; Stage West; Dallas Children’s Theater; and Shakespeare Dallas.Playwright: Huck Finn; Gift of the Magi (CAC); Puppet Boy (StageWest). Mr. Trull is an Artistic Company member at Kitchen Dog Theater, an artistic consultant for Second Thought Theater, and he serves on the NationalNew Play Network’s Ambassador’s Council. STEVEN MICHAEL WALTERS (Luke) is a member of the Brierley Resident Acting Company and co-founder of Second Thought Theatre. DTC: A Christmas Carol; The Tempest; Henry IV; The Beauty Plays and The Good Negro (aco-production with The Public Theatre in New York). Theatrical credits: Love’s Labour’s Lost; The Cherry Orchard (Peterborough Players); Proof; Arcadia (Lost Nation Theatre); Jesus Hates Me (Kitchen Dog Theater); Thom Pain (based on nothing); King Ubu; The Glory of Living; Humpty Dumpty (Second Thought Theatre); Romeo and Juliet;As You Like It; A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Shakespeare Dallas).Television: Chase; My Generation; Friday Night Lights; Trauma; Prison Break. GEOFFREY NAUFFTS (Playwright) has worked as an actor both on and off Broadway,regionally and extensively in film and television. He’s directed short plays by Kenneth Lonergan, Frank Pugliese, David Marshall Grant, Theresa Rebeck and Suzan-Lori Parks, as well as the critically acclaimed production of Steven Belber’s Tape in New York, Los Angeles and London. He wrote, directed and co-starred in the award-winning short film Baby Steps with Kathy Bates and co-wrote Jenifer, a movie of the week for CBS with David Marshall Grant. He and Anthony Barrle are currently collaborating with Elton John on a score for Showstopper, a screenplay they wrote for Ben Stiller’s company, Red Hour. His Tony Award-nominated play, Next Fall, is currently playing to packed houses around the country. In addition to his roleas a writer on ABC’s hit series, Brothers and Sisters, Geoffrey has beena proud member of Naked Angels for over twenty-four years. KEVIN MORIARTY (Director, Artistic Director, DTC ) joined DallasTheater Center in 2007 as the theater’s sixth artistic director, where he has directed productions of The Tempest, The Wiz, Henry IV, It’s aBird... It’s a Plane...It’s Superman, Fat Pig, A MidsummerNight’s Dream, In the Beginning, and The Who’s Tommy. Before joining DTC, Kevin served as the artistic director of the Hangar Theatre in Ithaca, NY for seven years, where he directed world premieres of plays by Itamar Moses, Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, Kenny Finkle and Kathryn Walat, as well as a variety of classics and musicals. From 2002-2007 Kevin was the Head of Directing for the Brown University MFA program in Providence, RI, and he was an associate artist at Trinity Rep Company, where his productions included The Merry Wives of Windsor (Elliot Norton Award: Best Director), Richard II,Richard III, A Delicate Balance and Nickel and Dimed. Kevin has also directed plays off-Broadway and at regional theaters nation-wide, including the Lamb’s Theatre, Syracuse Stage, Virginia Stage Company, Queens Theatre in the Park, the Flea Theatre, HERE, Theatre works/USA,and the national tour of Jesus Christ Superstar starring Sebastian Bachand Carl Anderson. He is a recipient of a Drama League directing fellowship and a graduate of the University of Wisconsin. JOHN ARNONE (SetDesigner) Tony Award, Dora Mavor Moore, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circleand two-time Obie Award winner, celebrating a 40-year theater career. DTC: In the Beginning; Dividing the Estate; Tigers Be Still; Next Fall and God of Carnage. Undermain Theater: The Black Monk; Endgame; Easter; The Dog Problem; Port Twilight; Ages of the Moon; Time in Kafka; The Birthday Party. Selected Broadway: The Who’s Tommy (Tony Award); How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying; Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992; Sacrilege; Tommy Tune’s The Best Little Whore House Goes Public and Grease; Sex and Longing; The Goat, or Who is Sylvia?; Fortune’s Fool; The Full Monty; Marlene; The Deep Blue Sea; Lone Star/Pvt. Wars; Minnellion Minnelli; The Best Man; The Ride Down Mt. Morgan and Lennon. THOMAS CHARLES LEGALLY (Costume Designer) Broadway: Lysistrata Jones. Regional:Frida Libre, La Jolla Playhouse. Boeing, Boeing and The 39 Steps, Hartford Stage Co. Upcoming: God of Carnage, Dallas Theater Center. Off-Broadway Assistant: The Orphans’ Home Cycle; The Milk Train Doesn’t Stop Here Anymore; Restoration. National Tour: West Side Story (assistant). Education: MFA Stage Design, Southern Methodist University. NATALIE ROBIN (Lighting Designer) is a NYC-based lighting designer; associate producer of American Realness, a festival of contemporary performance; a company member of Polybe+Seats; Associate Artist of Target Margin; and adjunct faculty at NYU/Tisch. Natalie was the Apollo Lighting 2011 Standing O recipientand a 2008 Live Design Young Designer to Watch. Natalie is a contributing writer for Live Design and Stage Directions. She tours internationally with artists including Miguel Gutierrez. This season,Natalie is also designing at BAM, the New School for Drama and Williams College. BA: Columbia. MFA: NYU/Tisch. BRUCE RICHARDSON (Sound Designer) DTC: Dividing the Estate; Death of a Salesman; The Beauty Plays; Skin; The Sternheim Project; The Mystery of Irma Vep; A Christmas Carol; The Real Thing;Quake; Krapp’s Last Tape; The Importance of Being Earnest; The Violet Hour; Crowns. Shakespeare Dallas: Hamlet; A Midsummer Night’s Dream; The Tempest; Julius Caesar; Henry IV, Parts I & II; Timon of Athens. Project X: One in 3; Boy; Psychos Never Dream. Kitchen Dog: Heaven; Kiss of the SpiderWoman; Some Explicit Polaroids; In the Belly of the Beast.Undermain: The Seagull; Tiny Dimes; The Deatherians; The Hyacinth Macaw; Macbeth. TRE GARRETT (AssistantDirector) is an award-winning director and Artistic Director for JubileeTheatre in Fort Worth, Texas. He is a former show director for Walt Disney Entertainment where he directed over 200 live entertainment projects. He began his career as a Director in Residence at the Kennedy Center, which lead to assistant directing the pre-Broadway run of On Golden Pond (starring James Earl Jones) and the Broadway run of Julius Caesar (starring Denzel Washington). Since then, Tre has directed theater, opera, concerts, short films and live performances all over the country. JEFF GIFFORD (Production Manager) is in his fourth season with DTC. Jeff and family moved to Dallas from Southern California where he worked for eleven years at South Coast Repertory. While at SCR he helped guide more than twenty-five world premiere plays to their first Opening Night. He holds an MFA from California Institute of the Arts and has been an AEA Stage Manager formore than twenty years. LARA MAERZ (StageManager) is making her DTC debut with Next Fall. Off-Broadway: Sessions. Regional: Things Being What They Are and Orange Flower Water at Steppenwolf, The Fantasticks and Measure for Measure at Colorado Shakespeare Festival as well as many others throughout the country. Multiple seasons as resident stage manager at Next Theatre in Chicago and Circle Theatrein Fort Worth. BFA: Texas Christian University. MFA: University OfMissouri-Kansas City. ABOUT DALLAS THEATER CENTER: One of the leading regional theaters in the country, Dallas Theater Center (DTC) performs to an audience of more than 90,000 North Texas residents annually. Founded in 1959, DTC is now a resident company of the AT&T Performing Arts Center and presents its Mainstage season at the Dee and Charles Wyly Theatre, designed by REX/OMA, JoshuaPrince-Ramus and Rem Koolhaas and at its original home, the Kalita Humphreys Theater, the only freestanding theater designed and built by Frank Lloyd Wright. Under the leadership of Artistic Director Kevin Moriarty and Managing Director Heather M. Kitchen, DTC produces a seven-play subscription series of classics ,musicals and new plays and an annual production of A Christmas Carol; extensive education programs, including Project Discovery, SummerStage and partnerships with Southern Methodist University’s Meadows School of the Arts and Booker T. Washington High School for thePerforming and Visual Arts; and community outreach efforts including leading the DFW Foote Festival and recent collaborations with the Dallas Public Library, Dallas Holocaust Museum, North Texas Food Bank, Dallas Opera, and Dallas Black Dance Theater. Throughout its history, DTC has produced many new works, including The Texas Trilogy by Preston Jones in 1978, Robert Penn Warren’s All the King’s Men (directed by Adrian Hall) in 1986, and recent premieres of Gian tby Michael John LaChiusa and Sybille Pearson, The Trinity River Plays by Regina Taylor, the revised It’s a Bird… It’s a Plane… It’s Supermanby Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, Charles Strouse and Lee Adams, Give It Up! (now titled Lysistrata Jones and recently on Broadway) by Douglas Carter Beane and Lewis Flinn, Sarah, Plain and Tall by Julia Jordan,Laurence O’Keefe and Nell Benjamin and The Good Negro by Tracey Scott Wilson. Dallas Theater Center gratefully acknowledges the support of our season sponsors: American Airlines, The Dallas Morning News, Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs, Lexus, National Endowment for the Arts, TACA, TCA, Texas Instruments and WFAA.

free concert on Thursday plus chance to experience a live concert taping

Thursday, April 05, 2012


Dance meets martial arts

APRIL 13 & 14
Shows start at 8PM

Powerful, physical and exciting, DanceBrazil has dazzled audiences around the world for more than 30 years. Whether on the street or in the most prestigious theater, the dancers and musicians of DanceBrazil never fail to enthrall audiences with their unique fusion of Afro-Brazilian movement, contemporary dance and Capoeira, the traditional martial arts/dance form.

In 2008, director Jolon Viera was honored with a National Heritage Fellowship for his work with the company. We’ll present DanceBrazil in the intimate Wyly Theater—surrounding you with the passion and excitement that permeates every performance.

Wednesday, April 04, 2012




Coming to Dallas Summer Musicals for a limited engagement.

The critically acclaimed production of LA CAGE AUX FOLLES, starring George Hamilton and Christopher Sieber, arrives at the Music Hall at Fair Park Tuesday,April 10-22, 2012, presented by Dallas Summer Musicals as part of their 2012 season. Tickets are on sale now at The Box Office, 5959 Royal Lane, #542 in the Preston/Royal Shopping Center.

Mini-packs of three or more shows are also still available for purchase at The Box Office.
Tickets are priced from $15-$75, and are also available by calling Ticketmaster at 1-800-745-3000 or online at For groups of 15 or more, please call 214-426-

LA CAGE AUX FOLLES recently made Tony® Awards history as the first show to ever win the Tony Award three times for best production.   The classic musical comedy by Jerry Herman and Harvey Fierstein originally won six Tony Awards in 1984, including Best Musical.  A Broadway revival won two 2005 Tony Awards including the Best Revival of a Musical prize.  The new, freshly reconceived LA CAGE won three 2010 Tony Awards including Best Revival of a Musical and Best Director of a Musical (Terry Johnson). 
LA CAGE AUX FOLLES tells the story of Georges (George Hamilton) the owner of a glitzy nightclub in lovely Saint-Tropez, and his partner Albin (Christopher Sieber), who
moonlights as the glamorous chanteuse Zaza. When Georges' son brings his fiancée's
conservative parents home to meet the flashy pair, the bonds of family are put to the test as the feather boas fly! 

LA CAGE AUX FOLLES is a tuneful and touching tale of one family's struggle to stay
together... stay fabulous... and above all else, stay true to themselves! LA CAGE AUX
FOLLES is produced by Sonia Friedman Productions, David Babani and Fran and Barry Weissler in association with NETworks Presentations. 

LA CAGE AUX FOLLES features music and lyrics by Jerry Herman and book by Harvey Fierstein, based on the play by Jean Poiret.  

The creative team includes director Terry Johnson, who won a 2010 Tony Award for his LA CAGE direction, choreographer Lynne Page, set designer Tim Shortall, costume designer Matthew Wright, lighting designer Nick Richings, sound designer Jonathan Deans and orchestrator/musical supervisor Todd Ellison.  

The new production of LA CAGE AUX FOLLES played from November 23, 2007 to March 8, 2008 at the Menier Chocolate Factory, earning across the board raves and moving to the West End’s Playhouse Theatre on October 30, 2008, where it was nominated for seven 2009 Olivier Awards, winning for Best Musical Revival and Best Actor in a Musicalfor Douglas Hodge and won the 2009 Critics’ Circle Theatre Award for Best Musical.  

LA CAGE AUX FOLLES is a production not to be missed and reviewers agree. The Associated Press raves it is “Riotously funny! LA CAGE could not be more timely or enjoyable.” Variety called it “Funny, heartwarming and terrific!” Time Out New York sums it up: “Five Stars (out of five)! The Musical Revival of the Year!  A Sensation!”

LA CAGE AUX FOLLES will run April 10-22, 2012 at the Music Hall at Fair Park,presented by Dallas Summer Musicals. Performances are Tuesday through Sunday at 8 p.m.with matinees Saturday and Sunday at 2 p.m. There is an additional matinee performance Thursday, April 19 at 2 p.m., and there is no evening performance Sunday, April 22.

Dallas Summer Musicals mini-packs of three or more shows are on sale now at The Box Office, 5959 Royal Lane, #542 in Dallas. DSM 2012 season shows continue with RAIN,A TRIBUTE TO THE BEATLES (April 24-29); MEMPHIS THE MUSICAL (May 15-27); MAMMA MIA! (May 29-June 3); PETER PAN, STARRING CATHY RIGBY,(July 10-22); and THE ADDAMS FAMILY, A NEW MUSICAL COMEDY, October 2-21, 2012.

For more information about Dallas Summer Musicals and the 2012 season, please visit

Tuesday, April 03, 2012


Priyadarshi Saket
‎"Life is about not knowing, having to change, taking the moment and making the best of it, without knowing what's going to happen next."

This QUOTE appeared on my screen as a booming voice on the intercom told everyone in my loft complex to go down to the basement as we are under a tornado watch.

Everyone in the building rushed downstairs, bringing their dogs and children.
It was an almost perfect storm shelter—below the ground and only a few windows near the entry.

So what do you do when you are sitting in a basement with dozens of your neighbors? I brought my computer and cell phone. Most people brought ipods.

How people dealt with being in the basement anticipating a tornado:

Urban market is probably the only place that appreciated the tornado. It was good for business. Dozens, perhaps hundreds of people were waiting in the basement. News from smart phones and computers was shared. Predictions and contradicting reports spread through the basement

We were anxious and had no idea how long we would need to stay in the basement.
What do you do when you are anxious? Eat.

I noticed what people were purchasing at Urban Market:

1. The man in front of me got three bottles of water and a pack of cigarettes.

2. I got a Snickers Ice Cream bar. Chocolate and ice cream are universal comfort food.

3. Lady behind me got a six-pack of beer and a candy bar.

4. Perhaps the wisest woman was the one who bought a bottle of Barefoot Wine. Not for herself, she insisted, but a neighbor who was really nervous.

5. I wondered if the man who bought six large bottles of water was a pessimist. He said he just never got down to the basement.

The building survived and so did the residents.