India's film industry -- known as Bollywood -- is renowned the world over for its epic stories, colorful costumes and massive song-and-dance numbers. Through a fusion of film, dance and music, Taj Express: The Bollywood Musical Revue takes audiences on a live cinematic journey through modern Indian culture and society. This production at the Eisemann Center for the Performing Arts in Richardson is a high-energy celebration of the pop music, Bollywood culture and deep traditions that define India, illustrated with intricate costumes, joyful dancing and thrilling live music.
Based on the beloved Hans Christian Andersen tale and the classic animated film, Disney's The Little Mermaid is truly a love story for the ages. In a magical kingdom below the waves, we meet Ariel, a little mermaid who's tired of flipping her fins in her aquatic kingdom. She dreams of living in the fascinating world on dry land and will go to great lengths to get there -- like trading in her tail for human legs. Take an enchanting trip under the sea with everyone's favorite mermaid princess and her crabby sidekick, Sebastian, as they battle evil sea witch Ursula and win the heart of human prince Eric. With music by eight-time Academy Award-winner Alan Menken, this production of the fishy fable at the Casa Maņana Theatre in Fort Worth will capture your heart with its irresistible songs, including "Under the Sea," "Kiss the Girl" and "Part of Your World."
In Plaza Suite, theater legend Neil Simon rolls out three self-contained one-act relationship comedies, all set in suite 719 of New York City's Plaza Hotel. In the first act, Visitor From Mamaroneck, a troubled suburban couple attempts to return to the scene of their honeymoon to recapture the love they once felt 23 -- or was it 24? -- years ago. Next up is Visitor From Hollywood, the tale of a movie producer's attempts to seduce an ex-girlfriend, now a suburban housewife. Plaza Suite ends on a high note with Visitor From Forest Hills, as frantic parents try to coax their daughter, a panicked bride who has locked herself in the suite's bathroom, to "Come out and get married!" Book yourself a room to see Plaza Suite at ONSTAGE in Bedford.
Fresh from its acclaimed Broadway run, Fiasco Theater's production of Sondheim's Tony Award winning hit Into The Woods is a wildly imaginative and highly theatrical spectacle that you won't want to miss. The enchanting retelling turns the traditional fairy tale on its head, stripping the standard musical structure down to present the heart and emotion underlying any glitzy gimmicks.
She was just a small-town girl living in a lonely world ... until she landed on the Sunset Strip in 1987 and met a wannabe rocker from Detroit. They fall in love while pursuing their dreams and get caught up in the fight to save the Strip from big developers. By the end they learn that on the Strip, the dreams you have when you arrive are not always the dreams you have when you leave, but the Strip will always rock. The Tony-nominated musical brings a raucous mix of 28 eyebrow-scorching tunes from Journey, Night Ranger, Styx, REO Speedwagon, Pat Benatar and many more to Casa Manana in Fort Worth. Relive the '80s with classic hits like "Every Rose Has Its Thorn," "I Wanna Know What Love Is," "Here I Go Again" and, of course, "Don't Stop Believing."
Grammy nominated artist and musical star Deborah Cox will be bringing London's West End musical to the United States on its inaugural national tour! Based on the 1992 movie starring the late, great Whitney Houston and Kevin Costner, this musical follows a charged star-crossed love story between a soul diva and her personal bodyguard in the face of constant danger.
Set during a contemporary re-enactment of the 1862 Battle of Shiloh, this sharply observed comedy written by Doris Baizley aims its sights at two women -- one a Union nurse, the other a Confederate refugee -- who are battling for the esteemed title of Best Female Re-enactor of the Year. As the competition (intensified by their young trainees and the goading of a concessionaire) increases, it leads to real conflict with an African-American female park ranger with no interest in being in 1862. Amidst all the laughs, Shiloh Rules, playing at ONSTAGE in Bedford, also shines a light on some thoughtful themes, suggesting that perhaps not all of the conflicts of the Civil War were buried after the battles ended.
Called a "brilliant comedy thriller" by the New York Post, the frightfully funny British whodunit Corpse! by Gerald Moon follows twin brothers (played by the same actor) who carry sibling rivalry to the extreme. One, an egocentric out-of-work actor, is plotting to kill his wealthy brother so he can assume his identity -- and ownership of his vast fortune. The twists that result as his diabolical plot goes awry prove that, as with most foolproof plans, things seldom go as they should and people are not always who they seem to be. Don't miss Corpse! when it comes to ONSTAGE in Bedford.
ONSTAGE in Bedford presents Sam and Bella Spewack's My Three Angels, a sweet, family Christmas show built on hilarity and mayhem. Set in French Guiana in 1910, three convicts on a work release program are employed as roofers by a struggling shopkeeper and his family. The trio take pity on their kindly employer when they learn that he will surely lose his business when an overbearing and evil-minded cousin comes from France to audit the books. Using guile, a little romance and a well-behaved snake, the three craft a plan to set matters straight, achieve justice for the shopkeeper and gain redemption for themselves.