Tagged with kalita humphreys theater

Next Falls; Carnage’s God Rises at DTC

“You won’t see me in a thong on a float, but I’m still a fag.” When the most grounded, believable, fully developed character in a play delivers a glib line like that, calculated to elicit a laugh, there’s not much hope for the other characters in the show.  Couched in a smug 1980’s “it’s naughty … Continue reading

Uptown’s Broadway: Resource of Pride

Backwards, forwards or sideways, the annual song and dance benefit extravaganza Uptown Players mounts at Dallas’ Kalita Humphreys Theater in celebration of non-heterosexual life and love is a pleasure to experience. This year’s fundraiser, “Broadway Our Way”, marks the 10th year of successful performance with mature grace, effective balance between vocals and dance and occasional … Continue reading

Christmas in Our Hearts: Holidazzle Act II Benefit CD

I can out-Scrooge just about anyone with bah humbug cynicism as THAT end-of-year season, replete with commercial hype, gluttony and conspicuous consumption, draws near. But today I stepped through a portal ringed with holly sprigs, mistletoe and pine bough I haven’t walked through in a long, long time. I’ve been resting on the sofa, listening … Continue reading

Mount Up & Ride: Uptown Players’ “Equus”

Is Peter Shaffer’s 1973 psychodrama Equus really just one more overblown horse-opera? Contemplate Dallas’ Uptown Players’ visually stunning production of the convoluted, highly symbolic work, and decide for yourself. Running through March 21 and directed by Bruce R. Coleman, the play kicks off the company’s ninth season and inaugurates its use of the Frank Lloyd … Continue reading