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Broadway Musical

Kings, Queens & Everything-in-Betweens For A Day

Our high school prom was OK. Nothing too traumatic, nothing too great—simply middle-of-the-road high-school mediocrity. So whenever we see a movie, TV show, or in this case, Broadway musical, about the big right-of-passage dance party, we tend to relive our youth vicariously. Especially because it’s always a more exciting version unfolding before us with way hotter people and far better […]

Putting The Fun In Funeral

We didn’t realize it until we started typing this sentence just how very much we miss seeing shows on Broadway. Fortunately, we have the next-best thing: Uptown Players. This Friday, they kick off two weekends of performances of the Tony Award-winning Best Musical, Fun Home. We had the privilege of seeing the original production on Broadway and we can’t wait […]

Ein Springular Sensation

Teen sex in 19th-century Germany. We’ll take that any day over a singing-and-dancing spongeman, melancholy opera monster, or falsetto felines when it comes to Broadway musicals. But we tend to find inspiration in the unlikeliest of source material, which surely happened when Duncan Sheik and Steven Sater created the music, book, and lyrics for Spring Awakening, based on a German play […]

These Boots Were Made For Kinkin’

The boots are back! Broadway brought together Cyndi Lauper and Harvey Fierstein for an epic pairing that yielded one of the most entertaining and fun musicals to ever hit the stage. Or tour the nation. Kinky Boots, the 2013 Tony Award Winner for Best Musical, returns to Music Hall at Fair Park as part of Dallas Summer Musicals’ current season […]

Carole King For A Day

You know the music of Carole King. Even if you don’t know you know the music of Carole King. In addition to singing some of the biggest hits of the 20th century herself (“Jazzman,” “I Feel The Earth Move” and “It’s Too Late”), she also wrote songs for singing legends that became nothing short of iconic for the superstars. These […]

Extra! Extra!

It’s rare that a movie sequel is as good as the original, let alone better. And the same is equally true for Broadway musicals based on films. For every spectacular interpretation like The Lion King, there’s a less-than-supernatural Carrie: The Musical. Don’t even get us started on Ghost: The Musical. But when lightning strikes twice, break out the marshmallows and […]