Versatile Dallas actress is stoked to throw punches in her latest show


Kitchen Dog Theater is making its first attempt at repertory theater, with Steve Yockey’s plays Blackberry Winter and The Thrush & The Woodpecker. Not only that, but the company is doing it in the temporary space of Undermain Theatre. Actor Kristin McCollum is part of Thrush’s cast, adding to her impressive resume yet another challenging role, as a mother whose college-age son unexpectedly returns home. Before the second Yockey show opens on May 27, McCollum…

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Dallas art galleries blossom with outdoor shows and exhibitions


Feeling the impetus to get outside and bask in the not-yet-unbearable heat? Now you can, while scratching that artistic itch at the same time. Garden parties and slideshows on the lawn join female-positive exhibits and intimate installations to make this a most intriguing month of May. “Girls Just Wanna,” Various Artists, at Galleri Urbane Reception: May 14, 6-8:30 pm Exhibition dates: May 14-June 18 A not-so-fun fact: 51 percent of today’s visual artists are women,…

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Dallas art galleries blossom with outdoor shows and exhibitions


Feeling the impetus to get outside and bask in the not-yet-unbearable heat? Now you can, while scratching that artistic itch at the same time. Garden parties and slideshows on the lawn join female-positive exhibits and intimate installations to make this a most intriguing month of May. “Girls Just Wanna,” Various Artists, at Galleri Urbane Reception: May 14, 6-8:30 pm Exhibition dates: May 14-June 18 A not-so-fun fact: 51 percent of today’s visual artists are women,…

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1950s musical fails to shake, rattle, or roll at Dallas’ Theatre Three


A poor but plucky white kid in the segregated 1950s South struggles to integrate the hometown music scene. Kid’s white mom disapproves. Black father figure of loud-sangin’ friend disapproves too. But all too predictably, before intermish there’s “race music” on the radio and everybody’s ponying to the beat. Sounds like Hairspray, right? No, it’s Memphis, a lesser show on similar themes now playing at Theatre Three. The formula-bound Best Musical Tony winner by Joe DiPietro…

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Dallas Opera spares no expense with history-making Show Boat


Though not technically an opera, Show Boat is a natural fit for such a company to perform. Dallas Opera, using Francesca Zambello’s Lyric Opera of Chicago production, has breathed new life into the American classic with soaring voices and nuanced performances. The sheer scale of Show Boat, based on Edna Ferber’s sweeping book, can be intimidating. Spanning from the late 1800s to the 1920s, it follows the daughter of a river boat entertainer as she…

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