Rudderless Rendition: SHOWBOAT at Dallas Opera

When Dallas Opera announced production of Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein’s venerated, ground-breaking 1927 musical Showboat as part of its 2015-2016 season, it promised both parallel and contrast to their exhilarating premiere of Great Scott from last November (Jake Heggie and Terence McNally’s collaboration that deftly blends opera into American football settings and marries classical … Continue reading

Art & Risk: Austin Cline in L.I.P. Service’s LAUGHING WILD

L.I.P. Service’s features as its company slogan “It’s all about the ART”. Actor Austin Cline, currently featured in the L.I.P. Service production of Durang’s Laughing Wild in a double bill March 26 with Fun House Theatre and Film’s topical Theatre of Politics, might add to that “…and taking risks on stage.” This 6’3”, blue-eyed Paul … Continue reading