Friday, October 26, 2007
Last weekend to catch these 15 shows
Try and make it to the theatre before these productions are gone forever.
With all of these theater productions closing in the next few days, make sure your get your tickets and see a couple:
- Glengarry Glen Ross, presented by Dallas Theater Center. Lies. Greed. Betrayal. Whatever it takes to close the deal. The stakes are high in this scalding riff on the competitive world of sales. David Mamet’s Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning examination of the seamier side of American commerce remains one of the most exciting dramas of the last quarter century. Buy tickets ($23-60) online or by calling 214-522-8499.
- Sleuth, presented by Repertory Company Theatre. The show opens on a 1940's film noir, Denial Is Not Just A River In Egypt. The movie characters include a daring detective, his gal Friday and a blond bombshell. When a real murder takes place on the movie set everyone is suspect. Life imitates art when Detective Carol Friday arrives on the set to solve the mystery. Call 972-690-5029 for tickets ($12-20).
- Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing, presented by Dallas Children's Theater. The wildly popular story by perennial favorite Judy Blume. Delight in a humorous look at family life and the comical troubles that can only be caused by a younger sibling. Peter has to write an essay assignment on the most important thing that has happened to him in the fourth grade. That’s easy since Peter has the worst little brother in the whole world: FUDGE! And Dribble the turtle is the only one who understands. Purchase tickets ($12-21) online or by calling 214-740-0051.
- Steel Magnolias, presented by Garland Civic Theatre. Concerned with a group of gossipy southern ladies in a small-town beauty parlor, the play is alternately hilarious and touching – and, in the end, deeply revealing of the strength and purposefulness which underlies the antic banter of its characters. Call 972-205-2790 for tickets ($16-20).
- To Kill a Mockingbird, presented by Greater Lewisville Community Theatre. Set in Depression era Alabama, this faithful adaptation of the Pulitzer Prize winning novel, as told through the eyes of a child, deals with the themes of dignity, tolerance and a father's love for his children. Call 972-221-SHOW for reservations ($10-13).
- Permanent Collection, presented by Jubilee Theatre. Soon after African-American businessman Sterling North becomes the new Director of the Morris Foundation, he discovers that this world-famous art collection includes several significant African sculptures tucked away in storage. His proposal to add them to the public galleries is opposed by the Foundation’s long-time education director, who is loyal to the idiosyncratic wishes of the late Dr. Morris. Spurred on by a zealous local journalist, this clash quickly escalates to public accusations of racism and a bitter struggle for control of the collection. Purchase tickets ($10-20) online or by calling 817-338-4411.
- Aurora Ephemerala, presented by Hip Pocket Theatre. 1897 - early risers of Aurora, Texas are astonished at the sudden appearance of a large cigar-shaped object that collides with a windmill, scattering debris and killing the pilot - believed to be not of this earth. With a haunting ragtime score by Michael H. Price. Featuring live music before and after the show. Purchase tickets ($5-15) online.
- Little Shop of Horrors, presented by Ennis Public Theatre. A down-and out skid row floral assistant becomes an overnight sensation when he discovers an exotic plant with a mysterious craving for fresh blood. Soon “Audrey II” grows into an ill-tempered, foul-mouthed, R&B- singing carnivore who offers him fame and fortune in exchange for feeding its growing appetite, finally revealing itself to be an alien creature poised for global domination! Call 972-878-PLAY for reservations ($6-14).
- Working, presented by Unity Church of Dallas. Chronicles a day in the life of 26 average American workers, including an ironworker, waitress, stone mason, housewife, delivery man, teacher and retiree. All of their stories are taken from interviews with actual workers. The music and lyrics are by Stephen Schwartz, Craig Carnelia, Micki Grant, James Taylor, Mary Rodgers and Susan Birkenhead. Tickets are $15.
- From Fifth Grade to Fabulous, presented by Uptown Players for this weekend only. A hilarious look at the lifelong friendship of comedian/actor Paul J. Williams and vocal impressionist/illusionist Mark Alan Smith. These two performers originally met in the fifth grade in San Antonio and have remained friends over the years, watching and supporting each others’ talents and careers. But until this show, they had never before shared a stage for one show. Now these two childhood friends bring their gifts for comedy, singing and vocal impersonations together for an unforgettable evening of fun. Call 214-219-2718 for tickets ($20) or purchase online.
- Family Reunion, presented by Family Music Theatre. A Musical Revue re-enacting highlights from their 15 year history of top-quality, family friendly entertainment. Call 972-860-2994 for tickets ($5-10).
- A View from the Bridge, presented by Renovated Reality & ONSTAGE in Bedford. A gripping story, set in New York City, A View from the Bridge is the story of an admirable immigrant longshoreman, his family and the niece he cares for. Conflict ensues when he takes-in two of his wife’s cousins, illegal alien waterfront workers. Suspicion and rivalry sparks jealousy when a romance blossoms between the niece and one of the cousins of whom he does not approve. Questions of loyalties and hidden motivations lead to a climactic conclusion. Purchase tickets ($6-12) online or by calling 817-354-6444.
- Tartuffe, presented by Theatre Brookhaven. When a seemingly pious man, Tartuffe, is welcomed into one family his false nature leads to seduction and theft-almost. Orgon, a wealthy father, seems oblivious to the true nature of Tartuffe, even as Tartuffe works to win the hand of Orgon's daughter while also seducing his wife. Will Tartuffe's hypocrisy be rewarded with riches, or will he get the comeuppance he richly deserves? All the comedy happens as the audience waits to find out. Call the box office at 972-860-4118 for tickets ($6-8).
- The Legend of Sleepy Hollow / Frankenstein Slept Here, presented by Frisco Area Children's Theater. For group reservations call 972-377-2675.
- Under Jekyll's Hyde, presented by Plano Children's Theatre. Call 972-422-2575 for tickets ($7-9).