It's everyone's favorite boy-meets-girl, plant-eats-world love story, and it's coming to the stage of The Firehouse Theatre in Farmers Branch. Little Shop of Horrors takes you on a musical journey through the streets of Skid Row, to a struggling flower shop where a bloodthirsty plant from another world eagerly awaits its next victim. Full of delightfully demented humor, this long-running off-Broadway musical comedy is based on Roger Corman's B-movie and was later turned into a Broadway show and an Academy Award-nominated film starring Rick Moranis and Steve Martin. Now you can enjoy a night of bloody good fun at this show with a pop/rock score by Alan Menken and Howard Ashman, featuring songs like "Skid Row," "Somewhere That's Green," "Feed Me" and "Suddenly, Seymour." You'll eat up this fun musical ... if it doesn't devour you first.
Friday October 20, 2017 / 7:30pmSaturday October 21, 2017 / 7:30pmSunday October 22, 2017 / 2:30pmFriday October 27, 2017 / 7:30pmSaturday October 28, 2017 / 7:30pmSunday October 29, 2017 / 2:30pm
You're sure to be dazzled by the International Gem and Jewelry Show's unmatched display of gems, jewelry, beads, accessories and minerals. For close to 50 years, the acclaimed bauble fest known as InterGem has traveled to locations across the country with the largest selection of jewelry all under one roof -- and now the show is back at the Dallas Market Hall. Expect to find colored gemstones, exquisite fine jewelry, gold and silver earrings, necklaces and bracelets, beads and crystals, ethnic jewelry, classic pearls, vintage estate jewelry, engagement rings and wedding bands, designer watches and one-of-a-kind seasonal pieces. With special show pricing and a huge selection direct from worldwide designers and manufacturers, this event is perfect for gem enthusiasts, jewelry lovers or anyone looking for unique new accessories at great prices.
Whether you love Broadway or hate it, Forbidden Broadway is the perfect show for anyone who wants to see the Great White Way's newest shows lovingly ripped to shreds. New York's longest-running musical-comedy revue has been affectionately mocking Broadway's best and brightest with savvy song spoofs since 1982 -- and winning tons of awards along the way. With outrageous costumes, wild rewrites of famous songs and dead-on impressions by a stellar cast, the show sings and dances across the hallowed ground of musical theater. You'll see hilariously Wicked parodies of beloved shows like Kinky Boots, The Book of Mormon, Les Misérables, Pippin and many more. Catch this uproarious evening of lyric-twisting celebration at the Eisemann Center's Bank of America Theatre in Dallas.
Friday October 20, 2017 / 8:00pmSaturday October 21, 2017 / 2:00pmSaturday October 21, 2017 / 8:00pmSunday October 22, 2017 / 2:00pm
Experience both laughs and chills -- possibly at the same time -- as the wickedly witty Addams family comes to life in an all-new musical comedy at Plano's Art Centre Theatre. When the grown-up Wednesday Addams falls head over heels for a normal boy, she invites his parents to the family mansion for a meet-and-greet gone gothic. Sit back and savor the horrific hospitality of Gomez, Morticia, Pugsley, Grandma, Lurch and everyone's favorite weirdo, Uncle Fester, as the special occasion brings out the best -- and worst -- in everyone involved. The award-winning team behind this magnificently macabre show includes authors Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice (Jersey Boys) and composer-lyricist Andrew Lippa (The Wild Party).
Friday October 20, 2017 / 8:30pmSaturday October 21, 2017 / 8:30pmFriday October 27, 2017 / 8:30pmSaturday October 28, 2017 / 8:30pmFriday November 3, 2017 / 8:30pmSaturday November 4, 2017 / 8:30pmSunday November 5, 2017 / 3:30pm
There's sibling rivalry and then there's sibling warfare. Two estranged brothers meet over dinner to reconcile their differences. The older brother is single and bitter -- largely because his younger brother stole his girlfriend and is now married to her. The younger brother resents the older for having been their father's favorite and having inherited most of the family fortune. As the dinner progresses, the bad blood between them boils over. But family is family, right? Not always. See the dispute escalate to its shocking yet inevitable conclusion when Blood Feast comes to Studio Theatre at the Addison Conference & Theatre Centre.
Friday October 20, 2017 / 8:00pmSaturday October 21, 2017 / 8:00pmThursday October 26, 2017 / 8:00pmFriday October 27, 2017 / 8:00pm Saturday October 28, 2017 / 2:00pmSaturday October 28, 2017 / 8:00pmThursday November 2, 2017 / 8:00pmFriday November 3, 2017 / 8:00pm
Hollywood's -- and now Broadway's -- King of Comedy Mel Brooks has reunited with the creative team behind his 12-time Tony-winning musical The Producers for this theatrical re-imagining of his hit comedy Young Frankenstein. Taking on the classic horror film genre with tongue firmly in cheek, the musical follows young Dr. Frankenstein as he tries to complete his grandfather's experiments to bring a corpse back to life. He's aided by the hunchbacked Igor (otherwise known as Eye-Gore), his curvaceous lab assistant, Inga, and the frightfully eccentric housekeeper Frau Blucher, who sing a number of catchy tunes like "Transylvania Mania," "He Vas My Boyfriend" and "Puttin' on the Ritz." Catch Brooks' lively creation when it comes to Allen's Community Theatre.
Sunday October 22, 2017 / 3:00pm Thursday October 26, 2017 / 7:30pm Sunday October 29, 2017 / 3:00pm
Elmer Rice wrote his incendiary play Adding Machine in 1923, but its themes -- of jobs lost to automation, faceless amoral corporations and workplace violence -- have never been more resonant than today. In the new adaptation Adding Machine: A Musical at Theatre Three in Dallas, an eclectic score gives passionate and memorable voice to the story of Mr. Zero, an accountant who is moved to a murderous rage when his company fires him and gives his job to a mechanical adding machine. Zero's journey from revenge to redemption takes him on a heartbreaking and darkly humorous journey from this life into the next.
Friday October 20, 2017 / 8:00pmSaturday October 21, 2017 / 2:30pmSaturday October 21, 2017 / 8:00pmSunday October 22, 2017 / 2:30pm
Called a "brilliant comedy thriller" by the New York Post, the frightfully funny British whodunit Corpse! by Gerald Moon follows twin brothers (played by the same actor) who carry sibling rivalry to the extreme. One, an egocentric out-of-work actor, is plotting to kill his wealthy brother so he can assume his identity -- and ownership of his vast fortune. The twists that result as his diabolical plot goes awry prove that, as with most foolproof plans, things seldom go as they should and people are not always who they seem to be. Don't miss Corpse! when it comes to ONSTAGE in Bedford.
Friday October 20, 2017 / 8:00pmSaturday October 21, 2017 / 8:00pmSunday October 22, 2017 / 3:00pmFriday October 27, 2017 / 8:00pmSaturday October 28, 2017 / 8:00pmSunday October 29, 2017 / 3:00pm
Feel free to "Shout It Out Loud" when Kiss cover band Rock and Roll Over takes the stage to recreate a legendary live show by the hard-rock gods in all their face-painted, long-haired, platform-booted glory. From "Detroit Rock City" and "Rock and Roll All Nite" to "Beth," "Strutter," "Deuce" and "Love Gun," these guys play a perfectly executed mix of classic Kiss tunes. Also on the bill is Hysteria, playing the hits of Def Leppard ("Pour Some Sugar on Me," "Love Bites").
It was November 28th, 1942, almost a year since the bombing of Pearl Harbor. Americans were busy with the war effort and praying for their boys "over there." On this particular night Boston was alive with excitement as Boston College battled Holy Cross College on the football field. Cocoanut Grove, the popular, swank Boston nightclub was hopping with nearly 1000 diners: students fresh from the game, servicemen on a weekend pass, newlyweds celebrating the beginning of their new lives, and even a Hollywood cowboy making the rounds to promote his upcoming film. In the midst of such gaiety, who could have predicted that a split second mistake and greed could spark an inferno that would claim 492 lives, changing fire safety code forever? See the play Inferno: Fire at The Cocoanut Grove 1942 at the Core Theatre in Richardson.
Friday October 20, 2017 / 8:00pmSaturday October 21, 2017 / 8:00pmSunday October 22, 2017 / 3:00pmThursday October 26, 2017 / 8:00pmFriday October 27, 2017 / 8:00pmSaturday October 28, 2017 / 8:00pmSunday October 29, 2017 / 3:00pm
The award winning Backdoor Comedy Club is the city's longest running stand-up comedy showcase and, after 20 years, still reigns as the hot spot for Dallas comedy. Named "Best Comedy Club" by D Magazine and "hottest stand-up comedy showcase in the Southwest" by the Dallas Observer, Backdoor Comedy Club is the place to go for laughs. Shows feature eight or more comedians per night, including national touring comics from Comedy Central, Showtime and NBC's Last Comic Standing, as well as the best of the local pros. The coziness of the Backdoor takes you back to the roots of stand-up and gives you the intimate vibe of the original comedy rooms in NYC and LA.
Friday October 20, 2017 / 9:00pmSaturday October 21, 2017 / 8:00pmSaturday October 21, 2017 / 10:15pmFriday October 27, 2017 / 9:00pmSaturday October 28, 2017 / 8:00pmSaturday October 28, 2017 / 10:15pmFriday November 3, 2017 / 9:00pmSaturday November 4, 2017 / 8:00pm
WingSpan Theatre Company celebrates their 20th anniversary season with the area premiere of Edward Albee's Occupant, a tantalizing interview with the ghost of American sculptor Louise Nevelson, as only Pulitzer and Tony-winning playwright Albee (Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, The Sandbox) could imagine it. The result is a touching, humorous and honest tribute to a woman who was a pioneer of free-thinking females everywhere. Edward Albee's Occupant is a testament of will, internal strength and the cryptic force that continues to drive great artists. See this incredible play at the Bath House Cultural Center in Dallas.
Friday October 20, 2017 / 8:00pmSaturday October 21, 2017 / 2:00pmSaturday October 21, 2017 / 8:00pm
FC Dallas makes their triumphant return to the field for the 2017 season, fresh off their thrilling and decisive 4-2 win over the New England Revolution in the last year's U.S. Open Cup Final. There's nothing quite like an FC Dallas match at the soccer-specific Toyota Stadium, from the festive pre-game tailgates to the passionate singing, chanting and jumping of supporters' groups like the Dallas Beer Guardians and Lone Star Legion. And that's to say nothing of the action on the field, where an explosively powerful offense and a finely balanced defense put every challenger through their paces. In 2017, sharpshooter Maximiliano Urruti, talented playmaker Mauro Diaz and their teammates are gunning for another conference-topping season, coached by former Dallas midfielder and MLS Best XI player Óscar Pareja. Please see the full event description for individual matchup details.
Plenty of thrills and chills await you on this frighteningly fun bar crawl the weekend before Halloween. You'll start out at Christie's before being set free to stalk the streets and hit the hottest haunts in Uptown, Deep Ellum and Greenville. It's all treats and no tricks as you hop from bar to bar, taking advantage of drink specials and participating in all the crazy, costume-clad madness. Two five-dollar gift cards are included, and you'll enjoy no-cover access throughout the night.
Friday October 27, 2017 / 8:00pm-2:00am (Check-in 8:00pm-10:00pm)Saturday October 28, 2017 / 8:00pm-2:00am (Check-in 8:00pm-10:00pm)
On a windswept moor in an old haunted house in England, a lonely widower still grieves for his wife 10 years after her death. Enter Mary, a sour young orphan who's come to live with her uncle. She discovers a locked garden that's been left to grow wild and uncared for -- much like Mary herself. With the help of her friend and cousin, the little girl brings new life to both the garden and her uncle in the enchanting musical The Secret Garden, a story of hardship turned into hope, of beauty discovered in unlikely places, the power of a child's imagination and the wisdom that accompanies growing up. Written by Pulitzer winner Marsha Norman (The Color Purple) with music by Lucy Simon (Doctor Zhivago), this lush musical delivers a magical theatrical experience at Plano's Courtyard Theater.
Friday October 20, 2017 / 7:30pmSaturday October 21, 2017 / 7:30pmSunday October 22, 2017 / 2:30pmFriday October 27, 2017 / 7:30pmSaturday October 28, 2017 / 2:30pmSaturday October 28, 2017 / 7:30pmSunday October 29, 2017 / 2:30pm