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Opening this week:
Dallas Symphony Orchestra: Parks Concerts series, 8:15 p.m. Monday at Flag Pole Hill.
Dallas Symphony Orchestra: Parks Concerts series, 8:15 p.m. Thursday at Exall Park.
Shakespeare Dallas reveals its Shakespeare in the Park summer season
Earlier this month, Shakespeare Dallas announce this year’s Shakespeare in the Park productions. Both shows will take place outdoors at the Samuell-Grand Amphitheater. Picnicking is encouraged and beer and wine is allowed.
The shows are:
June 7-July 16: Much Ado About Nothing will featureNicole Berastequi as Beatrice and Marcus Stimac as Benedick. Directed by Jenni Stewart, this rom-com mixes love and war among a hefty roster of characters.
June 14-July 14: Two Gentlemen of Verona with Ben Stegmair as Proteus and Dhruv Iyengar as Valentine. This is one of Shakespeare’s earliest plays and also rarely performed. When two best friends fall in love with the same woman, chaos ensues.
Gates open at 7:30 p.m. with performances beginning at 8:45 pm. The approximate run time for each show is 1 hour, 45 minutes.
The company also announced that for Pride month, Dallas Voice readers can get 15 percent of ticket purchases by using the code DVoicePride. Click here for tickets.
Lyric Stage supersizes its 30th season
Earlier this week, Lyric Stage announce its 30th season of shows that will also expand into more productions than previous seasons. Lyric will produce four Broadway shows at the historic Majestic Theatre and two shows at its new Design District Studio.
The season will include (from LS):
Aug. 24-27: Cinderella. Lyric Stage opens its season with Rodgers and Hammerstein’s enchanting adaptation of the timeless fairytale which brings new spirit to the story of a young woman forced into servitude who dreams of – and achieves – a better life. At the Majestic Theatre.
Sept. 8-Oct. 8: The Great American Trailer Park Musical. There’s a new tenant at Armadillo Acres — and she’s wreaking havoc all over Florida’s most exclusive trailer park. When Pippi, the stripper on the run, comes between the Dr. Phil–loving, agoraphobic Jeannie and her tollbooth collector husband—the storms begin to brew. Join Lyric Stage at the inaugural production in its brand new Studio Space in the Design District. Weather permitting, Lyric will grill burgers and hot dogs in the Studio’s backyard for the show’s featured food element.
Oct. 26-29: Little Shop of Horrors. Celebrate Halloween weekend with this delectable sci-fi horror musical with an electrifying 1960s pop/rock score by Alan Menken and Howard Ashman. Seymour is a meek and dejected assistant at a floral shop who happens upon a strange plant with an unquenchable thirst for human blood.
Feb. 8-11: The Producers. A down-on-his-luck Broadway producer and his mild-mannered accountant come up with a scheme to produce the most notorious flop in history, thereby bilking their backers out of millions of dollars. Only one thing goes awry: the show is a smash hit. At the Majestic Theatre.
March 15-April 20: Sweeney Todd. Exiled barber Sweeney Todd returns to nineteenth century London seeking vengeance against the lecherous judge who framed him and ravaged his young wife. Lyric Stage’s intimate studio space will be transformed into Mrs. Lovett’s Pie Shop. Meat pies will be available for purchase as the featured food element at this show.
May 9-12: Guys & Dolls. Gambler, Nathan Detroit, tries to find the cash to set up the biggest craps game in town while the authorities breathe down his neck; meanwhile, his girlfriend and nightclub performer, Adelaide, laments that they’ve been engaged for fourteen years. At the Majestic Theatre.
Majestic shows will be under the music direction of Bruce Greer. While Majestic shows will have a weekend long run, shows at the studio theater will run up to a month.
For more information, click here.