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Know Before You Show: April Theatre

Man cannot live on lemon juice and maple syrup alone, even if Beyoncé swears by it. And just like your diet needs equal representation from the various food groups, so should your theatre consumption. This month, why not indulge on a hearty classic like Oedipus Rex, a bread-and-butter standard like My Fair Lady or a sugary-sweet show tune review like Broadway’s Best. If that doesn’t fill you up, go back for seconds with a newer work like The History Boys. Just make sure you don’t take more than you plan to attend. After all, there are starving children in Africa who would give their last grain of rice to see the brand-new script Based On A Totally True Story.

Who’s Your Daddy?
Oedipus Rex
Through Saturday, April 25
Oh that Sophocles, what a card. Always writing such hilarious hijinks, like the one about sleeping with your own mother after murdering your father. Sounds like that would make a great screen adaptation for Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore. Oh, snap! Or you can check out a new translation by Ian Johnston being produced right here in Big D.

Tickets: $18 – $21
Stone Cottage Theatre
15650 Addison Road, Addison
(972) 450-6241
www.oedipusrex.org

Show Us Your Tunes
Broadway’s Best Four
Saturday, April 11, 7:30 p.m.
We’re convinced that everything in life would be better if people just broke into song and dance. Imagine watching that uptight receptionist at work letting loose with a rousing version of “Whatever Lola Wants” or seeing a rough-trade-looking street repair crew breaking out “You Gotta Have A Gimmick.” Sadly, that’s not our reality. But we can have it for one night as the Repertory Theatre Company brings an evening of song and dance, Broadway style.

Tickets: $40
Courtyard Theater
1509 H Avenue, Plano
(972) 941-5600
www.rcttheatre.com

Cockney, Sucker
My Fair Lady
Through Saturday, April 11
For most musicals, we are much more loyal to the stage version than the film. But My Fair Lady is the huge exception to that rule. We are powerless to resist anything with Audrey Hepburn in it. Nonetheless, we’re willing to give the stage version another try…even if it means driving to Hurst to see it. (No pressure, Ms. Lead Actress trying to fill Eliza’s shoes!)

Tickets: $9 – $16
Artisan Center Theater
404 East Pipeline Road, Hurst
(817) 284-1200
www.artisanct.com

Write Here, Right Now
Based On A Totally True Story
Thursday – Sunday, April 16 – 26
Word on the Yellow Brick Road is that this story of a comic book/screen writer struggling with boyfriend issues, a crazy father and the pressures of a Hollywood premiere is quick-witted and fun. See for yourself during the regional premiere, then text us ASAP if you LOL. That’s what BFFs do, remember?

Tickets: $20 ($25 on opening night)
Addison Conference and Theatre Centre
15650 Addison Road, Addison
(972) 450-6241
www.watertowertheatre.org

A Class Act
The History Boys
Through Sunday, May 3
This show has been on our gaydar since its London premiere in 2004. Set in a British boarding school, the story mixes humor and tragedy exploring the lives of a group of students and their unorthodox teacher. Think more Dead Poets Society and less Toy Soldiers.

Tickets: $22 – $30
KD Studio Theatre
2600 Stemmons Freeway, Dallas
(214) 219-2718
www.uptownplayers.org

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