Saturday 11.03

DSM gala features ‘Glee’ stars Lynch and Morrison

The Dallas Summer Musicals’ next production of Elf doesn’t arrive until after Thanksgiving, but that doesn’t mean the company isn’t making good use Fair Park Music Hall. This week’s Best of Broadway is a gala performance fundraiser for the theatrical presenter, featuring musical theater stars Shoshana Bean and Matthew Morrison, with hosting duties from Morrison’s Glee co-star, Jane Lynch.

Fair Park Music Hall,
901 First Ave. 8:30 p.m.


Saturday 11.03

Aurora returns for a dazzling outdoor lights and media display

Since 2010, Downtown Dallas has been transformed biennially into a free, open-air new-media sensory extravaganza. The display, known as Aurora, is back this weekend, this time around City Hall, for another go at dazzling audiences for one-night-only, starting right around dusk (i.e., 7 p.m.).

1500 Marilla St. 7 p.m.–
2 a.m. Free.



Saturday 11.03 — Sunday 11.11

Powerful musical ‘Next to Normal’ opens at Casa Manana

We used to think of “musical” as meaning “musical comedy,” and most are, even those (like, say, The Sound of Music) with serious themes. But few are more serious — and more powerful — than Next to Normal, the Tony Award-winning musical about mental illness and a family in breakdown mode. Casa Manana presents the show for two weekends only, with stars Charlie Pollock (The Good Wife, Urinetown) and Christine Sherrill.

Casa Manana,
3101 W. Lancaster Ave., Fort Worth.