Author: Kelly Hunter

Feeling Blue, Man? No Worries!

Are they performance artists? Are they comedians? Are they musicians? I’m not sure the answer really matters, as a show with the Blue Man Group is always entertaining. This current tour, now at Dallas’ Winspear Opera House, combines technology, music and audience participation in such a way that it feels like the show could be […]

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Little Women Shines Brightly This Holiday Season

Director Greta Gerwig has taken a literary classic, rewrapped it in a contemporary package and presented it as a beautiful gift perfect for unwrapping on Christmas Day, when the film officially opens. In Little Women, which opens on Christmas Day nationwide, Gerwig uses a different narrative than the linear telling of the original classic, and […]

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Dear Evan Hansen Brings Light to Mental Health Issues in Beautiful Show

Over a third of all teens and adolescent admit to being bullied online, according to a national mental health foundation. That is part of what made Dear Evan Hansen, now touring at the Music Hall at Fair Park as a part of the Dallas Summer Musicals, such a timely show when it originated in December […]

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Everyone Needs a Beautiful Day

In the promotional spot for A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood, reporter Lloyd Vogel’s wife, Andrea (This is Us’ Susan Kelechi Watson) says, “Lloyd, please don’t ruin my childhood.” I approached this new release with the same hesitance. I grew up among the first generation of children who enjoyed Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood, a PBS production […]

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{DFW} Downton Business at Alamo Draft House

For six seasons, you made Sunday night girls’ night… or date night… or just your night.  Every episode of the famed series Downton Abbey felt like an escape to another place and time, and whether you wanted to be Lady Mary as she flirted her way across the aristocracy or followed the trials and tribulations […]

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Disney’s Aladdin Captivates With Light, Color and Magic

Unbelievable sights Indescribable feeling Soaring, tumbling, freewheeling Through an endless diamond sky A whole new world (Don’t you dare close your eyes) A hundred thousand things to see (Hold your breath, it gets better) I knew these words are intended to describe the falling in love moments for Aladdin and Princess Jasmine in Disney’s Aladdin, […]

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Celebrate your inner princess with DSM production of Anastasia

Every little girl dreams of being a princess in some form or another.  Watching the Dallas Summer Musical’s production of Anastasia at The Music Hall at Fair Park is a blissful escape to that time when each of us danced about in a tiara or dreamt of finding our own Prince Charming. For years, shows […]

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THEATRICAL INNOVATOR HOLDS UP 30 YEARS LATER: Falsettos Run in Dallas Shows That Some Themes are Timeless

When Falsettos first opened off Broadway in 1990, it was ground-breaking, innovative and risk-taking. Now, nearly three decades later, Falsettos, while not timeless, shows that themes of love and family continue to have relevance today. The LGBT themes in Falsettos were controversial when the musical first debuted. Now, the raucous engagement with the crowd in […]

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A Bronx Tale is so much more than the name would say

Families are complicated, and politics even more so. Both of these topics are explored and celebrated in Chazz Palmientari’s A Bronx Tale, which opened at the Winspear Opera House on December 26. So often, experiencing musical theatre is the live equivalent of seeing a great chick flick. A Bronx Tale is an entirely different experience. […]

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