Annie could be better but manages to be entertaining

Annie

We all know the story:  little orphan Annie, who lives in a horrible group home for girls during the Great Depression. The home is run by the mean and drunk Miss Hannigan. Annie is lucky enough to be selected to temporarily live with the insanely rich Daddy Warbucks. Daddy Warbucks falls in love with the […]

Black Nativity takes you back to church for Christmas

TeCo's Black Nativity (Photo Credit: Deon Q via Facebook)

By Ruth Ferguson, NDG Editor TeCo Theatrical Production’s 2014 Black Nativity production will warm your heart, lift your spirits and take you back home — your church home — for Christmas. The company provides a new spin on Langston Hughes’ legendary search for the true meaning of our Christmas celebrations. The show debuted off Broadway on […]

The Great American Trailer Park Christmas Musical is a raunchy good time

The cast of The Great American Trailer Park Christmas Musical Photo: Karen Almond/WaterTower Theatre

By Ruth Ferguson, NDG Editor The Great American Trailer Park Christmas Musical on stage at the WaterTower Theatre is not the Christmas play you invite your Sunday School teacher to by any means! But for anyone else with a little more tolerance for four-letter words and a R-rated sense of humor this is the holiday ticket. Just […]

Jubilation II: The Colors of Christmas is a unique musical celebration for the season

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Actor ID Oris Phillips Jr., Keith Galloway Jr.

By Ruth Ferguson, NDG Editor Jubilation II: The Colors of Christmas is one of the few unique seasonal program celebrations Dallas theater goers can enjoy. The show is filled with clever Christmas re-mixes of well-known Motown and R&B hits. Jubilee artistic director Tre Garrett and music director Geno Young do an incredible job of rewriting familiar tunes adding a holiday […]

Frosty & Friends delights audiences!

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Reviewed by Mia & Friends Do you believe in the Magic of Christmas? If you see Frosty & Friends at the Dallas Children’s Theater you certainly will! Last weekend, my friends and I loved seeing Frosty, Santa and the adorable elves. It was a perfect way to kickoff the Christmas season (even if it is […]

Beyonce releases 13 new videos

The opening scenes of Beyonce's new video Mine featuring Drake is visual stunning

Beyoncé has released new videos along with her four-disc Beyoncé Platinum Edition Box Set.  One of the first videos is Mine featuring Drake and is visually beautiful, albeit a bit confusing. The opening scene of Beyoncé hints at the Virgin Mary with a sleeping or slain child perhaps at her feet. Her lyrics allude to the recent rumors […]

Do not miss the Jubilee Theatre’s magnificent season opener The Brothers Size!

The Brothers Size features two brothers trying to figure out where they go in their journey together.

By Ruth Ferguson, NDG Editor The Brothers Size is one of those rare plays that features a story and performances so well told that it receives almost nothing but universal approval from local critics and those around the country. More importantly it is being very well received by the audience. A rather nice size crowd enjoyed […]

Boxtrolls is a likely leading candidate for Oscar gold

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By Ruth Ferguson, NDG Editor The race for the Best Animated film for 2014 will certainly include The Boxtrolls. It comes from the creators of the popular “Coraline” and features the marvel of the 3D stop motion technology which adds a layer of richness to an already well-told story. The Boxtrolls leave in the shadows […]

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