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Broadway Lights, Southern Living in Dallas Theater Center’s Moonshine: That Hee Haw Musical

As a follow-up to her Best New Artist Grammy nomination last year, country singer-songwriter Brandy Clark moves from music to musical theater. It’s not as surprising as it once might have been, but her source material might be: Hee Haw. Clark and her frequent collaborator Shane McAnally both watched the down-home variety show growing up.

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Uptown Players Theater Company Announces 2016 Season

Four regional premieres highlight Uptown Players’ 15th season, which kicks off Jan. 15 with Aida, the Tony Award-winning show with music by Elton John. Aida, presented with the Turtle Creek Chorale, will show at the Dallas City Performance Hall. The rest of the company’s season, including the annual Broadway Our Way fundraiser, will take place at the Kalita Humphreys Theater.

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Theatre Three’s Glass Menagerie Is One to Remember

When done well, Tennessee Williams’ The Glass Menagerie makes you feel like you’re at a family dinner with all the skeletons out of their closets, sitting next to you at the table in plain sight. And Theatre Three does it quite well, opening its 2015-2016 season with a strong showing from newly minted artistic director Bruce R. Coleman that skillfully adapts Williams’ classic play to the theater’s in-the-round design.

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There’s No Welfare to Be Found in WaterTower Theatre’s Sweet Charity

WaterTower Theatre closes out its 2014-2015 season with Neil Simon’s Sweet Charity, a musical that is neither particularly sweet or charitable when it comes to its misogynistic portrayal of a woman’s worth only being measured by the value she holds for a man. Unfortunately, director Michael Serrecchia and a mostly ill-suited cast do little to temper Simon’s problematic theme in this lackluster production.

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5 Must-See Shows in Dallas Theater This August

Although the theater season isn’t exactly in full swing in August, there are a handful of new shows in North Texas that should grab your attention. Here, we round up a variety of productions to catch this month, from darkly hilarious nonfiction monologues to Disney classics. A few must-see shows that opened last month, including Sweet Charity and Motown the Musical, will wrap up their runs soon.

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Uptown Players’ Catch Me If You Can Worth the Chase

Overall, Catch Me If You Can is a fun, candy-coated production that features some of Dallas’ most talented musical theater performers. If you’re burned out on serious works and modern-day retellings, take a seat at Kalita Humphreys and let the Uptown Players take you on a merry chase.

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