Don't Dress for Dinner is the hilarious and stylish sequel to the classic Boeing Boeing. Ten years have passed and the roguish stars of Boeing Boeing, Robert and Bernard, have "settled down." But that doesn't stop the rush of sexy shenanigans, mix-ups and wild coincidences that keep this farce moving from curtain up. Bernard's plan for a rendezvous in the countryside with his mistress takes an unexpected turn when his wife decides to stay in town for a tryst of her own with Robert ... who had supplied Bernard with his alibi. With a cook named Suzette, a lover named Suzanne, a confused friend and a suspicious wife, you have all the ingredients for a truly scrumptious comedic soufflé. The Guardian called Don't Dress for Dinner "a near faultless piece of theatrical invention." Enjoy all the farcical fun at the Pocket Sandwich Theatre in Dallas.
Thursday August 24, 2017 / 8:00pmFriday August 25, 2017 / 8:00pmSaturday August 26, 2017 / 8:00pmSunday August 27, 2017 / 7:00pm
Bursting with one showstopping number after another, Pippin is the hip, anachronistic fairy tale featuring fabulous music from three-time Oscar-winning composer Stephen Schwartz (Wicked). The musical follows the son of Charlemagne, leader of the Holy Roman Empire, as he struggles to find meaning in his life. On his journey, Pippin samples the glories of the battlefield, the wisdom of a grandmother, the intrigues of political power, the pleasures of the flesh and simple farm life -- all as part of his quest to find where he fits in. It's a magical, musical fairy tale that is just as entertaining and thought-provoking as when it debuted 40 years ago. Get swept away in the fanciful, moving Pippin when it descends on the Firehouse Theatre in Farmers Branch.
Who controls your life's narrative? Just because the chorus says "That is how things should be," does that mean you must abide it? The myth of the Minotaur, the literally bull-headed monster trapped in a labyrinth, and the warrior who takes off across the ocean to defeat him gets a thoroughly modern makeover from playwright Anna Zieglar (Photograph 51, Dov and Ali). Modern technology both advances and complicates the story, and the show's traditional chorus is replaced with frequent joke subjects a priest, a rabbi and a lawyer. With refreshing originality and wit, The Minotaur offers a contemporary take on love, honor and human connection. Don't miss this thought-provoking play at Theatre Three in Dallas.
Sunday August 20, 2017 / 2:30pmThursday August 24, 2017 / 7:30pmFriday August 25, 2017 / 8:00pmSaturday August 26, 2017 / 2:30pmSaturday August 26, 2017 / 8:00pmSunday August 27, 2017 / 2:30pm
When David finds pretty petty thief Penelope robbing his apartment, he decides he must reform her. His fiancée is not particularly enthusiastic about the idea, the police just want to find his neighbor's missing jewels and Penelope decides she just wants David. Watch the comedic caper unfold when Dear Delinquent hits the stage at Plano's Cox Building Playhouse.
Thursday August 24, 2017 / 8:00pmFriday August 25, 2017 / 8:00pmSaturday August 26, 2017 / 3:00pmSaturday August 26, 2017 / 8:00pmThursday August 31, 2017 / 8:00pmFriday September 1, 2017 / 8:00pmSaturday September 2, 2017 / 3:00pmSaturday September 2, 2017 / 8:00pm
The Molly Ringwalds are more than just over-the-top makeup, wacky costumes and gravity-defyingly teased hair (though these are key components). This quintet hailing from Sheffield, England is an '80s musical tribute act extraordinaire. With a setlist that recalls the good old days when MTV actually played music videos, The Molly Ringwalds are like a blast from the past, bringing you the music that ruled the airwaves during the decade when neon was our national color. With songs from Van Halen, Bon Jovi, U2, The Beastie Boys, INXS, The Cure, Guns N' Roses, Madonna, Men at Work, George Michael and many more, The Molly Ringwalds are a living, breathing, high-kicking, musical memorial to a decade of musical excess and pop perfection. Enjoy them in concert at House of Blues Dallas.
Join the boy who never wants to grow up, Peter Pan, along with his pals the Lost Boys and the mischievous fairy Tinkerbell, as they embark on the adventure of a lifetime and try to save Wendy, John and Michael from the menacing pirate Captain Hook. The Rockwell High School Performing Arts Center brings J.M. Barrie's beloved family classic to life on stage in the Dallas area.
Step into the rustic decor of the Old Mill Inn -- surrounded by dark wood, hand-carved beams and vintage stonework -- and you're in the perfect setting for an evening of mystery and intrigue. Indeed, the historic landmark building is said to be haunted by the spirit of an old German cook named Hilda who died by falling (or being pushed) into a vat of her famous bread dough. At Keith and Margo's Ultimate Murder Mystery Dinner, you'll have a murder mystery of your own to investigate. As you enjoy a three-course dinner featuring award-winning chicken-fried steak with cream gravy (vegetarian options available), the action will unfold all around you -- and you'll get drawn into it by the homicide detective (a professional stand-up comedian) who considers you a suspect. Deemed "the masterminds of the genre" (Los Angeles Times), Keith and Margo's improvisational actors mingle amongst you as you follow clues and try to solve the crime. The murderer might be sitting right next to you ... A prize goes to the person who's the best sleuth!
Saturday August 26, 2017 / 7:30pmSaturday September 2, 2017 / 7:30pmSaturday September 9, 2017 / 7:30pm
The award winning Backdoor Comedy Club is the city's longest running stand-up comedy showcase and, after 20 years, still reigns as the hot spot for Dallas comedy. Named "Best Comedy Club" by D Magazine and "hottest stand-up comedy showcase in the Southwest" by the Dallas Observer, Backdoor Comedy Club is the place to go for laughs. Shows feature eight or more comedians per night, including national touring comics from Comedy Central, Showtime and NBC's Last Comic Standing, as well as the best of the local pros. The coziness of the Backdoor takes you back to the roots of stand-up and gives you the intimate vibe of the original comedy rooms in NYC and LA.
Friday August 25, 2017 / 9:00pmSaturday August 26, 2017 / 8:00pmSaturday August 26, 2017 / 10:15pmFriday September 1, 2017 / 9:00pmSaturday September 2, 2017 / 8:00pmSaturday September 2, 2017 / 10:15pmSunday September 3, 2017 / 8:00pmFriday September 8, 2017 / 9:00pm
FC Dallas makes their triumphant return to the field for the 2017 season, fresh off their thrilling and decisive 4-2 win over the New England Revolution in the last year's U.S. Open Cup Final. There's nothing quite like an FC Dallas match at the soccer-specific Toyota Stadium, from the festive pre-game tailgates to the passionate singing, chanting and jumping of supporters' groups like the Dallas Beer Guardians and Lone Star Legion. And that's to say nothing of the action on the field, where an explosively powerful offense and a finely balanced defense put every challenger through their paces. In 2017, sharpshooter Maximiliano Urruti, talented playmaker Mauro Diaz and their teammates are gunning for another conference-topping season, coached by former Dallas midfielder and MLS Best XI player Óscar Pareja. Please see the full event description for individual matchup details.
Wednesday August 23, 2017 / 8:00pm (vs. Houston Dynamo)Saturday September 2, 2017 / 8:00pm (vs. New York Red Bulls)Saturday September 16, 2017 / 7:00pm (vs. Seattle Sounders)Wednesday September 27, 2017 / 7:00pm (vs. Colorado Rapids)Sunday October 22, 2017 / 3:00pm (vs. LA Galaxy)
A fledgling journalist interviews two homeless men as a way to start her career. However, the story she uncovers and the insight she finds rock her perception of what home really is. Peer into an all-too invisible culture with A Debt That Led to Home at The Core Theatre in Richardson, a story which finds humor and intelligence in a riveting and emotional journey.
Thursday August 24, 2017 / 8:00pmFriday August 25, 2017 / 8:00pmSaturday August 26, 2017 / 8:00pmThursday August 31, 2017 / 8:00pmFriday September 1, 2017 / 8:00pmSaturday September 2, 2017 / 8:00pmThursday September 7, 2017 / 8:00pmFriday September 8, 2017 / 8:00pm
The House of Blues Dallas takes on a distinctly New York vibe as tribute band Rhymin' N' Stealin' salutes the music of the '90s and NYC hip-hop innovators The Beastie Boys. This Texas-based quartet of three MCs and one DJ captures all of the energy, comedy and musicality of Ad-Rock, MCA and Mike D in a show that's filled with familiar party anthems like "(You Gotta) Fight for Your Right (to Party!)," "No Sleep Till Brooklyn," "Hey Ladies," "Sabotage," "Body Movin'" and more. Catch this special Holiday Hangover show with opening act Weener -- A Tribute to Weezer.
Saturday August 19, 2017 / 9:30pm (Doors Open at 9:00pm)
Set during a contemporary re-enactment of the 1862 Battle of Shiloh, this sharply observed comedy written by Doris Baizley aims its sights at two women -- one a Union nurse, the other a Confederate refugee -- who are battling for the esteemed title of Best Female Re-enactor of the Year. As the competition (intensified by their young trainees and the goading of a concessionaire) increases, it leads to real conflict with an African-American female park ranger with no interest in being in 1862. Amidst all the laughs, Shiloh Rules, playing at ONSTAGE in Bedford, also shines a light on some thoughtful themes, suggesting that perhaps not all of the conflicts of the Civil War were buried after the battles ended.
Friday August 25, 2017 / 8:00pmSaturday August 26, 2017 / 8:00pmSunday August 27, 2017 / 3:30pmFriday September 1, 2017 / 8:00pmSaturday September 2, 2017 / 8:00pmSunday September 3, 2017 / 3:30pmFriday September 8, 2017 / 8:00pmSaturday September 9, 2017 / 8:00pm
RuPaul said it best: "You better work!" The award-winning superstar brought national attention to the exciting world of drag with her reality TV series, RuPaul's Drag Race. Now MyOhMy The Show collects the best talent in Texas to create the ultimate lineup for one crazy night of fabulous fun at Lizard Lounge in Dallas. No two performances are ever the same, but you can always expect plenty of sass and class from these divas, who bring big stars like Mariah Carey, Donna Summer, Beyonce, Tina Turner and Whitney Houston to fabulous life.