Based on interviews conducted with women from all over the world, Eve Ensler's award-winning play The Vagina Monologues is a hilarious and deeply poignant collection of stories that gives voice to a chorus of common experiences and feelings once considered taboo. A thoughtful look at the female experience, with an unblinking look at topics such as sex, love, rape, birth, and the vagina as an expression of female individuality, the popular show manages to be entertaining without being trite, political without being offensive.
SYZYGY, the contemporary music ensemble of SMU, in partnership with the Meadows Percussion Ensemble, will present Steve Reich's groundbreaking, joyful and rarely performed chamber work Music for 18 Musicians With rhythmic pulsing and ever-changing shades of consonant harmony, Music for 18 Musicians is regarded as a high-water mark in traditional minimalist composition. It incorporates pianos, keyboard percussion, winds, strings and vocalists, transforming into a wide variety of textures and colors over its hour-long running time, resulting in an almost hypnotic effect on the listener. First performed in 1976, the work is considered a masterpiece by Reich, whose numerous awards include the Pulitzer Prize. The concert will also include video projections of abstract images that take shape depending on what musical sounds are made. The algorithms for the projections are designed by Ira Greenberg, director of SMU's Center of Creative Computation. Don't miss this performance at Dallas' Moody Performance Hall.
From single life to dating to marriage to the end of relationships, the charming musical revue I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change explores all of love's tumultuous stages with humor, emotion and insight. As the show journeys from cheesy pickup lines to newborns and even to love in one's golden years, it offers something for everyone who's ever been in or out of love. Watch Dallas' Theatre Too perform this long-running musical for the final time.
When sharp-tongued queens from RuPaul's Drag Race stomp and sashay onto the stage at the House of Blues in Dallas, the library will officially be open for business. Haters Roast: The Shady Tour 2018 is the ultimate reading session, where drag superstars will sound off on everything from politics to love, social media to their fellow "sisters." The all-star lineup includes Trixie Mattel and Jinkx Monsoon, as well as Eureka O'Hara, Willam, Latrice Royale, Thorgy Thor and Trinity Taylor, with hostess-with-the-mostess Ginger Minj.
Since its successful three year run on Broadway, Swiss based theater troupe Mummenschanz has pioneered a new form of visual theater spawning multiple genres and expanding the artform while dazzling audiences worldwide for more than 45 years. This compelling experience of shadow, light, and form, offers timeless insight on the human condition. The result is a visually stunning spectacle that transcends cultural barriers and sparks the imagination. Now coming to Eisemann Center for Performing Arts in Richardson, the troupe's latest piece, You & Me, is yet another visually-stunning spectacle that celebrates the timeless love and joy that exists between performers and audiences.
Prepare yourself for a full week of original, never-before-seen entertainment. MBS Productions presents a one-week festival of all-new staged readings at the Stone Cottage Theatre in Addison. Seven world premieres will be staged from Monday through Sunday, and the entire repertoire will be presented on Saturday and Sunday in case you want to experience several -- or all -- of the plays in one day. There's something for everyone here, from a dark comedy described as "Fiddler on the Roof with vampires" to a powerful drama about an ex-con managing an apartment building full of eccentric characters while awaiting the release of an old enemy from prison. Check the description for a full lineup of performances, and purchase an All Access Pass to get into every show!
Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018 / 8:00pm (David Kicks the Dog)Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018 / 8:00pm (When Herod Came to Georgia)Friday, Feb. 23, 2018 / 8:00pm (The King of Cage Street)Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018 / Noon (David Kicks the Dog)Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018 / 2:00pm (Children of the Night)Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018 / 4:00pm (The Chicken Coop Stratagem)Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018 / 6:00pm (Stainless)Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018 / 8:00pm (Wait. Aren't they Dead?)
BAM Percussion showcases the art of comedy-percussion. From beginning to end, this show will electrify with its powerful rhythms and funny sketches. The pulsating energy of BAM is contagious: through drumbeats and transcultural humor it aims to entertain the whole family. Enjoy the show at the Eisemann Center for the Performing Arts in Richardson.
Three DJs. Seven bands. Groove all day to the sounds of The S.O.S. Band, Howard Hewett, Evelyn "Champagne" King, Tierra, Lakeside, Havana NRG and Ambiente Latin Band. Latin Sol Festival brings all communities together through music with a lineup of artists performing Latin and soul music hits from the late '70s, '80s and '90s. Enjoy a day of food, fun and a lot of Latin Sol!
Sunday, Feb. 25, 2018 / 2:00pm (Doors Open at 1:00pm)
Step into the rustic decor of the Old Mill Inn -- surrounded by dark wood, hand-carved beams and vintage stonework -- and you're in the perfect setting for an evening of mystery and intrigue. Indeed, the historic landmark building is said to be haunted by the spirit of an old German cook named Hilda who died by falling (or being pushed) into a vat of her famous bread dough. At Keith and Margo's Ultimate Murder Mystery Dinner, you'll have a murder mystery of your own to investigate. As you enjoy a three-course dinner featuring award-winning chicken-fried steak with cream gravy (vegetarian options available), the action will unfold all around you -- and you'll get drawn into it by the homicide detective (a professional stand-up comedian) who considers you a suspect. Deemed "the masterminds of the genre" (Los Angeles Times), Keith and Margo's improvisational actors mingle amongst you as you follow clues and try to solve the crime. The murderer might be sitting right next to you ... A prize goes to the person who's the best sleuth!
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, Feb. 23, 2018 / 9:00pmSaturday, Feb. 24, 2018 / 8:00pmSaturday, Feb. 24, 2018 / 10:15pmFriday, Mar. 2, 2018 / 9:00pmSaturday, Mar. 3, 2018 / 8:00pmSaturday, Mar. 3, 2018 / 10:15pmFriday, Mar. 9, 2018 / 9:00pmSaturday, Mar. 10, 2018 / 8:00pm
A native of Los Angeles, Grammy nominated drummer SAMMY MILLER has become known for his unique maturity and relentless focus on making music that "feels good" as a drummer, singer, and bandleader. Upon completing his Master's at The Juilliard School, Sammy formed his ensemble, THE CONGREGATION. As a band they are focused on sharing the power of community through their music--joyful jazz. This is a return engagement for SAMMY MILLER AND THE CONGREGATION due to popular demand.
Nothing matches the excitement of fast-paced NCAA basketball, and with the regular season in full swing, the Southern Methodist Mustangs are set to deliver explosive action on the court at Moody Coliseum. Coming off their AAC title win last year, the Mustangs bring a reinvigorated, youthful roster to the floor, led by head coach Tim Jankovich. With the addition of some veteran transfers, the Mustangs are once again looking to stampede over the AAC on the long gallop to March Madness. Be there to cheer them on to victory and be a part of all the excitement.