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Long Live the King- Disney's Lion King That Is

It's been a few years since I last saw this Broadway show, but what a thrill it was to see it again in Dallas at the magnificent Winspear Opera House. For those of you who do not know the story here is the readers digest version: In the mid 1920's in Chicago, IL, Velma Kelly is a vaudevillian who murdered both her husband and her sister when she found them in bed together. She welcomes the audience to tonight's show ("All That Jazz"). Continue reading

Chicago the MusicalRevisiting Chicago and All That Jazz at the Winspear Opera House

For those of you who do not know the story here is the readers digest version: In the mid 1920's in Chicago, IL, Velma Kelly is a vaudevillian who murdered both her husband and her sister when she found them in bed together. She welcomes the audience to tonight's show ("All That Jazz"). Continue reading

Green Day's American Idiot in Dallas

Green Day's American Idiot just rapped up it's run at the AT & T Performing Arts Center Winspear Opera House in Dallas, Texas.

Based on Green Day's groundbreaking Rock Opera of the same name, this daring musical tells the story of three lifelong friends, forced to choose between their dreams and the safety of suburbia, and features the smash hits "Boulevard of Broken Dreams," "Holiday" and "21 Guns." Continue reading about Green Day's American Idiot in Dallas.

Cinemark movies is on the mark. There are several movie theatres that are to be found here in the Dallas-Fort Worth area and none have been as great to go watch great films in is none other than Cinemark Theatres.

The Curtain Call Gala, Dallas Summer Musicals’ premiere annual fundraiser is held March 31, 23012. This is a spectacular evening of entertainment preceded by an elegant seated dinner and an exceptional live and silent auction. The 2012 featured entertainer will be Vanessa Williams. Read about Curtain Call 2012.

Stephanie J. Block, the game leading lady who stepped into the tap shoes of Sutton Foster in Anything Goes in fall 2011, when Foster was filming a TV pilot, will permanently take over the role of Reno Sweeney on March 15, 2012. Block played Reno - an evangelist-nightcub singer in the musical that won the Tony Award as Best Revival.  Anything Goes, the musical comedy set aboard a transatlantic cruise ship, is a revision of the 1934 Broadway musical that had music and lyrics by Cole Porter. Besides returning to Broadway in Anything Goes this spring, Block is appearing in Do You Hear The People Sing (slated for a March 23rd date at American Airlines Center; Dallas, TX) . Read more about Stephanie Block.

The 2008 Tony® Award Winning Best Musical IN THE HEIGHTS is a moving, funny and uplifting show about a community of hard-working immigrants seeking a better life and trying to find their place – their home – in their new country. IN THE HEIGHTS is currently playing at the Winspear Opera House for a limited engagement beginning Tuesday, March 13 through Sunday, March 25 and is a presentation of the Lexus Broadway Series. Read more about "In the Heights."

DIANA ROSS  is an American Icon. During the 1960s, she helped  shape the Motown Sound as lead singer of The Supremes, before leaving the group for a solo career on January 14,1970.

Since the beginning of her career with The Supremes and as a solo artist, Ross has sold more than 100 million records.

During the 1970s and through the mid-1980s, Ross was among the most successful female artists, crossing over into film, television and Broadway.

She recieved Best Actress Academy Award nomination for her 1972 role as Billie Holiday in Lady Sings The Blues, for which she won a Golden Globe award. She won awards at the American Music Awards, garned twelve Grammy Award nominations, and won a Tony Award for her one-woman show, An Evening with Diana Ross, in 1977.

In 1976, Billboard magazine named her the "Female Enetrtainer of the Century." In 1993, the Guiness Book of World Records dcelared Diana Ross the most successful female music artist in history with a total of eighteen American number-one singles: twelve as lead singer of The Supremes and six as a soloist.

Ross was the first female solo artist to score six number-ones. This feat puts her in a tie for fifth place among solo female artists with the most number-ones on the Hot 100. She is also one of the few recording artsits to have two stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame-one as a soloartist and the other as a memeber of The Supremes.

In December 2007, she recieved  a John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts Honors Award.

Since the beginning of her career  with The Supremes and as a solo artist Ross has released 67 albums and sold more than 100 million records. Ticketsare on sale now....Ticketmaster.com , all Ticketmaster Outlets or (800)745-3000

Entertainment reviews by Dallas, TX resident LynnMarie

Young Frankenstein Musical Receives an A+ for Creativity

Young Frankenstein definitely screams the Mel Brooks kind of comedy.  Prudes, please advise - if you are not into naughty humor – stay home. The show references many jokes about sex and sex organs. 

Although Young Frankenstein is doing well on the touring circuit it wasn’t as nearly as successful as the The Producers. Young Frankenstein appeared on Broadway for just fifteen months closing nearly two years ago.

Now its national tour is going strong and recently stopped at the Winspear Opera House in Dallas, Texas. Con tuine readingh about "Young Frankenstein"

"How the Grinch Stole Christmas" at the Winspear Opera House Dallas

The Grinch is visiting Dallas this holiday season and is a must see!

This delightful tale retells the story about discovering the simple joys of Christmas, The story of the Grinch who sneaks down to Whoville to stop Christmas from coming has many of the charms it always did. Continue reading about "How the Grinch Stole Christmas"

Dreamgirls keeps Motown alive

This landmark musical inspired by the career of the Supremes introduces Moya Angela as Effie White and feature, as The Dreams, Syesha Mercado as Deena Jones, Adrienne Warren as Lorrell Robinson.  Syesha Mercado gives an exceptional performance as Deena, and her voice has a striking resemblance to Diana Ross. Co tinue reading about Dreamgirls.

AVENUE Q GIVES DALLAS AUDIENCES A PURPOSE

The AT & T Performing Arts Center presented the Dallas premiere of AVENUE Q, the Broadway smash hit and winner of three Tony Awards, including Best Musical and Best Book.  Avenue Q ends the inaugural season of the Center’s Lexus Broadway Series on an amusing reminder that we shouldn’t take life so seriously and everything in life is only for now. Avenue Q is like a children’s cartoon or hand-puppet series corrupted up to appeal to an adult audience.  It is part Sesame Street, part South Park with a dose of reality thrown in.  The stage is set well from the beginning of the musical when the song “It Sucks to be Me” is sung by the different characters to try and prove that their life is the most miserable on Avenue Q. Continue reading about Avenue Q.

SOUTH PACIFIC HAILED AS ONE OF THE FINEST MUSICAL’S EVER WRITTEN STOPS AT THE NEW WINSPEAR OPERA HOUSE IN DALLAS

The AT & T Performing Arts Center’s Lexus Broadway Series brings its first Broadway musical ever to the Winspear Opera House in Dallas. This is a limited engagement of the National Tour of The Lincoln Center Theater Production of Richard Rodgers & Oscar Hammerstein’s prize-winning musical South Pacific. It was 1949 when the musical first delighted audiences with its enchanting storyline and songs. The musical has an amazing score which includes songs like, “Some Enchanted Evening”, “Younger Than Springtime”, “Bali Ha’I, and one of my personal favorites “I’m Gonna Wash That Man Right Outa My Hair.” Continue reading about the South Pacific.

OMG BROADWAY’S HIT LEGALLY BLONDE COMES TO THE BIG Ds

Feeling a little blue?  Need a senseless distraction full of bubblegum and more force than a case of Red bull?  Well the Music Hall at Fair Park has just the ticket.  Legally Blonde is the answer. Fans of the MTV reality show Legally Blonde The Musical:  The Search for Elle Woods, will recognize two familiar faces in the tour casting:  Third runner-up Rhiannon Hansen plays Elle’s best friend Margot and fourth runner-up Lauren Zakrin is an ensemble member and understudies the role of Elle. The reality show represented the musical’s second venture with MTV.  In the fall of 2007, MTV aired Legally Blonde The Musical in its entirely to stellar ratings and was subsequently nominated for two 2007-2008 Daytime Emmy Awards. Continue reading about Legally Blonde.

Dallas Summer Musical Presents A Chorus Line


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