Sunday, May 27, 2012
TO DALLAS SUMMER MUSICALS
FOR ONE WEEK ONLY!
May 29-June 3, 2012
Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus’ MAMMA MIA!, the smash hit musical based on the songs of ABBA, returns to the Music Hall at Fair Park, presented by Dallas Summer Musicals for one week only May 29-June 3, 2012.
Seen by over 50 million people around the world, Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus’ global hit musical MAMMA MIA!, is celebrating over 4,000 performances in its tenth year at Broadway’s Winter Garden Theatre and remains among Broadway’s top selling musicals.
The current North American Tour has played over 3,700 performances in over 150 cities with 145 repeat visits. The original West End production of MAMMA MIA! is now in its thirteenth year and has celebrated over 5,000 performances in London and the international tour has visited more than 50 foreign cities and been seen by 4 million people.
The blockbuster feature film adaptation of MAMMA MIA!, produced by Judy Craymer and Gary Goetzman, is the most successful movie musical of all time grossing $600 million worldwide.
With a worldwide gross of over $2 billion, MAMMA MIA! is acclaimed by the Associated Press as "quite simply, a phenomenon."
An independent, single mother who owns a small hotel on an idyllic Greek island, Donna is about to let go of Sophie, the spirited daughter she’s raised alone. For Sophie’s wedding, Donna has invited her two lifelong best girlfriends—practical and no-nonsense Rosie and wealthy, multi-divorcee Tanya—from her one-time backing band, Donna and the Dynamos.
But Sophie has secretly invited three guests of her own. On a quest to find the identity of her father to walk her down the aisle, she brings back three men from Donna’s past to the Mediterranean paradise they visited 20 years earlier. Over 24 chaotic, magical hours, new love will bloom and old romances will be rekindled on this lush island full of possibilities.
Inspired by the storytelling magic of ABBA’s songs from “Dancing Queen” and “S.O.S.” to “Money, Money, Money” and “Take a Chance on Me,” MAMMA MIA! is a celebration of mothers
and daughters, old friends and new family found.
Single tickets for MAMMA MIA! are priced from $15-$75, available through The Box Office,
5959 Royal Lane #542 in the Preston/Royal Shopping Center. Tickets are also available by calling Ticketmaster at 1-800-745-3000 or online at http://www.ticketmaster.com/. For groups of 10
or more, please call 214-426-GROUP.
The performance schedule for MAMMA MIA! at the Music Hall at Fair Park is Tuesday, May 29 through Friday, June 1 at 8 p.m., with two performances each on Saturday, June 2 and Sunday, June 3 at 2 and 8 p.m.
Produced by Judy Craymer, Richard East and Björn Ulvaeus for Littlestar in association with Universal, the creative team responsible for bringing MAMMA MIA! to theatrical life includes some of the most gifted and celebrated talents of musical theatre and opera. With music and lyrics by Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus, MAMMA MIA! is written by Catherine Johnson and directed by Phyllida Lloyd.
MAMMA MIA! has choreography by Anthony Van Laast, production design by Mark Thompson, lighting design by Howard Harrison, sound design by Andrew Bruce and Bobby Aitken, and musical supervision, additional material and arrangements by Martin Koch.
The special edition cast recording of MAMMA MIA! is available on Decca Broadway. For information about MAMMA MIA! go to www.mammamianorthamerica.com.
Dallas Summer Musicals mini-packs of three or more shows are still on sale at The Box Office, 5959 Royal Lane, #542 in Dallas through the opening of MAMMA MIA!
The three remaining DSM 2012 shows include 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 http://www.dallassummermusicals.org/.
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
ONE NIGHT ONLY
May 24, 2012
Bluesy and soulful, Madeleine Peyroux has one of the most unique voices in jazz today.Madeleine’s road to fame is as romantic as her sound. Having honed her vocal and guitar skills on the famously unique, acoustic streets of Europe, Peyroux’s style was inspired by jazz legends such as Billie Holiday, Bessie Smith and Louis Armstrong.
She is perhaps best known to her fans for intimately arranged covers of early American blues and jazz music. Some of her most notable albums include 2005’s Careless Love and 2009’s Bare Bones.
Peyroux has collaborated with such heavy hitters as Joe Henry, Steely Dan’s Walter Becker and the Rolling Stones’ Bill Wyman, and went on tour last year with Diana Krall and Melody Gardot in Australia. Her new album will be released this year. Unique, bluesy and soulful, this concert will be presented in the intimate Wyly Theater and will be a special highlight in the TITAS music series.
COMING SOON: Wilson Phillips
The iconic Wilson Phillips will make a ONE NIGHT ONLY appearance, performing the music of their parents, The Beach Boys and The Mamas & the Papas. They will also be performing songs from their previous albums!One of the best selling female groups of all time, Wilson Phillips is an award-winning trio consisting of Chynna Phillips, Carnie Wilson and Wendy Wilson. Their 1990 self-titled debut album sold over 10million copies worldwide and scored three number one singles on the Billboard Hot 100.
In 1990, the group won the Billboard Music Award for Hot 100 Single of the Year for "Hold On", and in addition was nominated for four Grammy Awards and two American Music Awards. The group is also known for being the offspring of prominent musicians; the Wilsons are the daughters of Brian Wilson of The Beach Boys,while Phillips' parents are John Phillips and Michelle Phillips of The Mamas & the Papas.
Most recently Wilson Phillips finished recording their album “Dedicated” which is made up of covers of songs by TheBeach Boys and The Mamas & the Papas.
They also finished shooting their own reality show, which willappear on the TV Guide Network in April.
Tickets for TITAS performances range from $12.00 to $200.00 and can be purchased online atwww.attpac.org, by phone at 214.880.0202, or in person at the AT&T Performing Arts Center Box officeat the Winspear Opera House, 2403 Flora Street (Monday through Saturday, 10 am – 6 pm; Sunday 11am – 4 pm), or at the remote Box Office at Park Place Lexus Plano at 1025 Preston Road.
About the AT&T Performing Arts Center
Open since October 2009, the AT&T Performing Arts Center is a vibrant destination for entertainment in the heart of the downtown Dallas Arts District. The Center presents a variety of programs, including its Lexus Broadway Series, Brinker International Forum and, in association with TITAS, contemporary dance and music, and other performances. The Center also provides performance space for The Dallas Opera,Dallas Theater Center, Texas Ballet Theater, Dallas Black Dance Theatre and Anita N. Martinez BalletFolklorico, in unparalleled venues set within a 10-acre urban park.
A Moment in Time
Christian Diaz Sculptures
Janette Kennedy Gallery
South Side on Lamar
1401 South Lamar Dallas, TX 75215
Christian Diaz has returned to his creative roots - Sculpting. The challenges of the last few years have strengthen his spiritual passion for capturing life-moments , expressed in his most recent works. “I consider my present challenge one of the greatest blessings in my life. It has awakened a deep need to communicate new realizations and spiritual confirmations.
My mind is full - so my sense of urgency has increased but my heart is at Peace and fully Content - freeing me from life’s clutter and clearly defining what and who is really important in my life.”
Christian's work connects you to a special moment in time captured by his interpretation and personal experiences.
Come and experience Diaz’ new and old works and concepts of works in progress.
Friday, May 18, 2012
Monday, May 14, 2012
Dallas Black Dance Theatre Premiers Work of Dance Legend
35th Anniversary Spring Celebration Series Features Escapades
Work of Legendary Choreographer Alvin Ailey
To conclude the 35th Anniversary Season, Dallas Black Dance Theatre (DBDT) will perform Escapades, a work of renowned choreographer Alvin Ailey. DBDT has received the rights to perform the full piece in its entirety making them the only professional dance company with the work as a part of its current repertory. Former Ailey dancer, Christopher Huggins, restaged the work for the DBDT Spring Celebration Series. Huggins was a member of the original Ailey cast that premiered the work in New York and was selected by Sylvia Waters, the administrator of the ballet, to set the piece for DBDT..
The ballet was originally choreographed by Mr. Ailey for the Aterballeto – Centro Regionale Della Danza of Italy in 1983 and set to a score by jazz legend Max Roach. Famous artist and designer Carol Vollet Kingston, the original costumer for the ballet often speaks of the excitement during the premiere week in Italy. According to Kingston, both she and Roach were summoned to Italy for the debut by Ailey himself.
A suite of four dances, the piece tells a love story through a combination of modern, jazz and ballet techniques. The central couple is continually surrounded by duets and quartets of dancers who effortlessly move in and out of earthy sensuality and graceful lyricism. When the work premiered originally, the New York Times called it, “breathtaking in its invention.”
Dallas Black Dance Theatre will also celebrate the 35th Anniversary on Saturday, May 19th with a special night of festivities. After the performance, the Wyly Theatre will be transformed to represent each of the decades in the life of DBDT. Live music will be played on four floors of the venue for the Gala Finale.
The Spring Celebration Series takes place May 17-20 at the AT&T Performing Arts Center Dee and Charles Wyly Theatre. Ticket prices begin at $15 (except the Gala Finale) and may be purchased online at www.dbdt.com or by calling 214-880-0202.
Friday, May 11, 2012
Tuesday, May 08, 2012
MAKES DALLAS PREMIERE AT THE AT&T PERFORMING ARTS CENTER’S WINSPEAR OPERA HOUSE
May 8-20, 2012
AMERICAN IDIOT, a 2010 Tony Award®-nominated Best Musical and 2010 Grammy Award winner for Best Musical Show Album, features the music of Green Day with the lyrics of its lead singer Billie Joe Armstrong.
The book is by Armstrong and Michael Mayer and direction is by Tony Award®-winner Mayer (“Spring Awakening”).The acclaimed creative team also includes choreography by Olivier Award-winner Steven Hoggett (“BlackWatch”), and music supervision, orchestrations and arrangements by Pulitzer Prize-winner Tom Kitt (“Nextto Normal”).
The Tony Award®-winning scenic design by Christine Jones and the Tony Award®-winning
lighting design by Kevin Adams will also be featured in the tour.
Nominated for three Tony Awards®, AMERICAN IDIOT is the story of three boyhood friends, each searching for meaning in a post 9-11 world. Through incredible spectacle, thrilling performances and with the hope embodied by a new generation, AMERICAN IDIOT has given Broadway audiences the time of their lives night after night since the musical began performances at the St. James Theatre in March 2010.
“Since its inception, audiences have been surprised by the emotional journey the show takes them on, told almost exclusively through Green Day’s songs, including many they are already familiar with and love,” saidTom Hulce, producer.
“This is such a potent time for our country and the search of our characters for what
to believe in is gorgeously celebrated through Billie Joe and Green Day’s wonderfully lush score,” he added.
The musical features the hits “Boulevard of Broken Dreams,” “21 Guns,” “Wake Me Up When SeptemberEnds,” “Holiday” and the blockbuster title track “American Idiot” from Green Day’s 2004 Grammy Award-winning, multi-platinum album.
Also included in the score are several songs from Green Day’s 2009release “21st Century Breakdown,” and an unreleased love song, “When It’s Time.”AMERICAN IDIOT premiered at Berkeley Repertory Theatre in September 2009 and played through November of that year.
In April 2010, the musical opened on Broadway where reviews were unanimously positive with Charles Isherwood of the New York Times calling the show “the most adventurous musical to brave Broadway in the past decade” and the Toronto Star naming it “the first great musical of the 21 stcentury!”VIZIO is the official TV partner of the AMERICAN IDIOT tour.
AMERICAN IDIOT is part of the Lexus Broadway Series.Ticket prices range from $30.00 to $150.00 and can be purchased online at www.attpac.org/americanidiot,by phone at 214.880.0202, or in person at the AT&T Performing Arts Center Box Office at the Winspear Opera House, 2403 Flora Street (Monday through Saturday, 10 am – 6 pm; Sunday 11 am – 4 pm), or at the remote Box Office at Park Place Lexus Plano at 1025 Preston Road
For more information on AMERICAN IDIOT, visit www.americanidiotthemusical.com
.About the AT&T Performing Arts Center. Open since October 2009, the AT&T Performing Arts Center is a vibrant destination for entertainment in the heart of the downtown Dallas Arts District.
The Center presents a variety of programs, including its Lexus Broadway Series, Brinker International Forum and, in associationwith TITAS, contemporary dance and music, and other performances. The Center also provides performance space for The Dallas Opera, Dallas Theater Center, Texas Ballet Theater, Dallas Black Dance Theatre and Anita N. Martinez Ballet Folklorico, in unparalleled venues set within a 10-acreurban park.