Posted in February 2013

At the Threshold of the Divine: Seeing “Red”

“What do you see?” More of a probing, raw demand than a question, the opening line in John Logan’s 2009 two actor bio-drama about American abstract painter Mark Rothko, delivered by the artist at lights up, his back to audience, demands full attention. It should rivet an audience’s eyes to the huge blank canvas upstage … Continue reading

Fun House Theatre’s HAMLET: An Unquestionable Triumph

That infamous Dane may dilly-dally around in Shakespeare’s play, but there’s nothing indecisive about Fun House Theatre’s production of “Hamlet”, nor with the production’s 15 year old lead Chris Rodenbaugh, plotting and fretting on barely contained “simmer”, waiting for the perfect moment to exact revenge yet unable to move from contemplation to consummation. Respectful and … Continue reading

A Fine, Fresh Approach: “Hamlet” at Fun House Theatre

William Shakespeare’s “Hamlet” as youth theatre? Not a concept one might ordinarily envision. The prospect of young thespians undertaking and understanding so complex and “adult” a play, much less memorizing all those lines in Elizabethan English, boggles the mind. Step back a moment and consider Jeff Swearingen’s Fun House Theatre and Film in Plano. If … Continue reading

Sammons Springs into Cabaret 2013: Awesome!

“What good is sitting alone in your room? Come hear the music play. Life is a cabaret, old chum: Come to the cabaret…” Kander and Ebb’s lyrics from the 1966 Broadway hit musical ”Cabaret” reflect a unique truth at Dallas’ Sammons Center for the Arts. Kicking off the second year of their monthly New York … Continue reading

A Fine Time: RAGTIME at Dallas’ City Performance Hall

RAGTIME: A Musical Collaboration at Dallas City Performance Hall, offers two more concert-style performances today, February 9, 2013 at 2:30pm and 8pm.  Don’t miss your chance to experience one of the finest performances on stage NOW in the region. Do you want to witness a seamlessly executed collaboration between two of the region’s most outstanding … Continue reading