Fun Home -- winner of five 2015 Tony Awards, including Best Musical -- has been praised as "the best of what Broadway can do" (Associated Press) and "something of a miracle" (New York Magazine). Based on Alison Bechdel's best-selling graphic memoir, Fun Home tells the story of Alison at three different ages, alongside her uniquely dysfunctional family -- her mother, brothers and brilliant, volatile father. Intimate, emotional and refreshingly honest, Fun Home captures the experience of seeing your parents through grown-up eyes. Get your tickets to the show Newsday calls "a blazingly original heartbreaker and a nonstop treasure of invention" at Winspear Opera House in Dallas.
Saturday September 23, 2017 / 2:00pmSaturday September 23, 2017 / 8:00pmSunday September 24, 2017 / 1:30pmSunday September 24, 2017 / 7:00pm
In Seussical the Musical, cats wear hats and audiences wear smiles -- both two sizes too large. It's almost impossible not to grin when this all-ages musical adaptation of Dr. Seuss' stories plunges you into the whimsical world of Cat in the Hat, Horton Hears a Who! and many more classics. The Cat in the Hat links the stories of a young girl who is a "thinker of strange and wonderful thinks," and Horton the Elephant, who's out to prove that "a person's a person, no matter how small." Seussical's cast of favorite characters, including the Whos of Whoville, Horton and the Cat himself, brings a sense of wonder and fun to this colorful family fave at The Firehouse Theatre near Dallas.
Thursday September 21, 2017 / 7:30pmFriday September 22, 2017 / 7:30pmSaturday September 23, 2017 / 7:30pmSunday September 24, 2017 / 2:30pm
Don't Dress for Dinner is the hilarious and stylish sequel to the classic Boeing Boeing. Ten years have passed and the roguish stars of Boeing Boeing, Robert and Bernard, have "settled down." But that doesn't stop the rush of sexy shenanigans, mix-ups and wild coincidences that keep this farce moving from curtain up. Bernard's plan for a rendezvous in the countryside with his mistress takes an unexpected turn when his wife decides to stay in town for a tryst of her own with Robert ... who had supplied Bernard with his alibi. With a cook named Suzette, a lover named Suzanne, a confused friend and a suspicious wife, you have all the ingredients for a truly scrumptious comedic soufflé. The Guardian called Don't Dress for Dinner "a near faultless piece of theatrical invention." Enjoy all the farcical fun at the Pocket Sandwich Theatre in Dallas.
Thursday September 21, 2017 / 8:00pmFriday September 22, 2017 / 8:00pm
C.S. Lewis is most famous for writing the bestselling The Chronicles of Narnia fantasy series, but he was also well-known for his personal and public transition from non-believer to devout Christian. The one-man play The Most Reluctant Convert, adapted from Lewis' own thoughts and writings on the experience, stars award-winning actor Max McLean, who portrays the author as he endures the death of his mother, works through his complicated relationship with his father and walks the path from staunch atheist to one of the most influential Christian intellectuals of his day. After successful runs in New York, D.C. and Chicago, see the philosophical exploration the Chicago Sun-Times called "bristling, provocative, highly entertaining," when C.S. Lewis Onstage brings one of the past century's most interesting personalities to life on stage at the Eisemann Center for Performing Arts in Richardson.
Wednesday September 27, 2017 / 7:00pmThursday September 28, 2017 / 7:00pmFriday September 29, 2017 / 8:00pmSaturday September 30, 2017 / 8:00pmWednesday October 4, 2017 / 7:00pmThursday October 5, 2017 / 7:00pmFriday October 6, 2017 / 8:00pmSaturday October 7, 2017 / 8:00pm
MasterPiece Presents F.L.O.W. (For.Love.Of.Words) - A Spoken Word Concert is the first live concert edition of the showcase series in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex. During its four years, the show has risen from a night of jam-packed fun to one of the Metroplex's premier nights of entertainment. It's sure to be an incredible evening celebrating words, art and music at the beautiful Bank of America Theatre inside the Eisemann Performing Arts Center. Some of the world's best spoken-word artists will be breaking barriers and making history with the first spoken word showcase at this venue. Hosted by Q "Mr. We Got Next" and DD Ingram, the night will also feature live music by Raphael and Ivory Jean Band and jams spun by DJ Shabazz.
In the middle of a howling snowstorm, a cross-country bus is forced to stop at a roadside diner for the night. By morning, the mismatched group of passengers have all learned something about life, loneliness and love from each other. Rife with sexual tension and humor, William Inge's Bus Stop was nominated for four Tony Awards during its original run and dubbed a genuine classic of American theater. Watch the dramedy unfold at Plano's Rover Dramawerks.
Thursday September 28, 2017 / 3:00pmThursday September 28, 2017 / 8:00pmFriday September 29, 2017 / 8:00pmSaturday September 30, 2017 / 8:00pmThursday October 5, 2017 / 3:00pmThursday October 5, 2017 / 8:00pmFriday October 6, 2017 / 8:00pmSaturday October 7, 2017 / 8:00pm
The award winning Backdoor Comedy Club is the city's longest running stand-up comedy showcase and, after 20 years, still reigns as the hot spot for Dallas comedy. Named "Best Comedy Club" by D Magazine and "hottest stand-up comedy showcase in the Southwest" by the Dallas Observer, Backdoor Comedy Club is the place to go for laughs. Shows feature eight or more comedians per night, including national touring comics from Comedy Central, Showtime and NBC's Last Comic Standing, as well as the best of the local pros. The coziness of the Backdoor takes you back to the roots of stand-up and gives you the intimate vibe of the original comedy rooms in NYC and LA.
Friday September 22, 2017 / 9:00pmSaturday September 23, 2017 / 8:00pmSaturday September 23, 2017 / 10:15pmFriday September 29, 2017 / 9:00pmSaturday September 30, 2017 / 8:00pmSaturday September 30, 2017 / 10:15pmFriday October 6, 2017 / 9:00pmSaturday October 7, 2017 / 8:00pm
FC Dallas makes their triumphant return to the field for the 2017 season, fresh off their thrilling and decisive 4-2 win over the New England Revolution in the last year's U.S. Open Cup Final. There's nothing quite like an FC Dallas match at the soccer-specific Toyota Stadium, from the festive pre-game tailgates to the passionate singing, chanting and jumping of supporters' groups like the Dallas Beer Guardians and Lone Star Legion. And that's to say nothing of the action on the field, where an explosively powerful offense and a finely balanced defense put every challenger through their paces. In 2017, sharpshooter Maximiliano Urruti, talented playmaker Mauro Diaz and their teammates are gunning for another conference-topping season, coached by former Dallas midfielder and MLS Best XI player Óscar Pareja. Please see the full event description for individual matchup details.
Wednesday September 27, 2017 / 7:00pm (vs. Colorado Rapids)Sunday October 22, 2017 / 3:00pm (vs. LA Galaxy)
Using the original song-for-song setlists from the Grateful Dead's 30 years of extensive touring, Dark Star Orchestra recreates entire concerts that are equally entertaining for new Deadheads and old-timers. Formed in Chicago two decades ago, the band now heads to House of Blues in Dallas to deliver the sound, energy and feeling that inspired generations. If you were born too late to experience the Grateful Dead in their prime or want to relive that long, strange trip, Dark Star Orchestra will bring back many incredible memories and create plenty of new ones.
Saturday September 23, 2017 / 8:00pm (Doors Open at 7:00pm)
If you're in the tech industry, it can be tough to tear yourself away from your screens, but this networking event makes it more than worthwhile. A variety of startup pros are set to be on hand for this Dallas-area mixer, including notable female entrepreneurs. They'll be ready to meet, mingle and jump into lively discussions about the city's burgeoning business scene, while you enjoy discounts on drinks. These events are happening across the country, but everything's bigger in Texas, so don't miss the Dallas edition at The Woolworth.