One of the quiet pioneers of the civil rights movement, Medgar Evers' groundbreaking work in Mississippi for the NAACP helped set the tone for national leaders as they worked to bring down the Jim Crow system. Behind the Cotton Curtain is a new work that explores the life and legacy of this activist, who was assassinated in June 1963 before reaching the promised land of freedom. While people remember that Rosa sat down and Martin stood up, Medgar did the day-to-day work of pushing the civil rights envelope in a dangerous time, opening the doors for future generations.
Plastic surgeon John Swift is in BIG trouble. He's in debt to loan sharks, the FBI wants to enlist him to help bring down a ruthless mobster and he's gotten both his wife and the mobster's girlfriend pregnant. Find out the unbelievable way he manages to get out of this mess when Ron Peel's play Bigger makes its world premiere at Rover Dramawerks in Plano. This production contains adult situations.
Acclaimed storyteller, actor, writer and performer David Gonzalez brings his beloved production of The Frog Bride -- which the New York Times has called "enchanting" -- to the stage at Richardson's Eisemann Center for Performing Arts. A show for children and the child in us all, Gonzalez's Bride is a hip adaptation of the classic Russian tale. Accompanied by two musicians and their original, Prokofiev-infused jazz-funk score, Gonzalez relates the story of three princes who, at their father's urging, go out into the world to find and bring back their brides. Two of the brothers return with fair ladies, but the third comes home with a frog! Live video projection and moving images by painter Wassily Kandinsky provide the dynamic backdrop for this unique, engaging and thoroughly entertaining storytelling experience.
Broadway's high-heeled hit, Kinky Boots, is the winner of six Tony Awards, including Best Musical. '80s pop icon Cyndi Lauper made history as the first solo woman ever to receive the Tony for Best Score thanks to her contributions to this feel-good sensation. Based on true events, Kinky Boots tells the story of Charlie Price, a man who has reluctantly inherited his father's nearly bankrupt shoe factory. Trying to live up to his father's legacy and save his family business, Charlie finds inspiration in the form of Lola, a fabulous entertainer in need of some sturdy stilettos. As they work to turn the factory around, this unlikely pair finds that they have more in common than they ever dreamed possible ... and Lola turns out to be the one person who can help Charlie become the man he's meant to be. Together they discover that when you change your mind about someone, you can change your whole world. Featuring direction and Tony-winning choreography by Jerry Mitchell (Legally Blonde, Hairspray) and a spectacularly uplifting book by four-time Tony winner Harvey Fierstein (La Cage aux Folles), this red-hot musical smash has audiences dancing -- and strutting -- in the aisles. Now it's your turn to join the celebration at Bass Performance Hall in Fort Worth.
The five-time Tony-winning show that The New York Times called "the most exhilarating storytelling on Broadway in decades," Peter and the Starcatcher is the swashbuckling prequel to Peter Pan. Inventive stagecraft and an imaginative story come together to reveal the origins of "the boy who wouldn't grow up" in this madcap music-filled adventure. The play is an action-packed journey through Neverland that brings pirates, mermaids, orphans and secret agents of the Queen together on the high seas. Based on the bestselling novel by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson, and written by Rick Elice (Jersey Boys), this production of Peter and the Starcatcher at ONSTAGE in Bedford weaves an enchanting coming-of-age tale that's bound to appeal to your entire crew.
Nearly everyone is familiar with the tale of Little Red Riding Hood and the Big, Bad Wolf, but in the bewitching new musical Red Riding Hood, the classic story gets reimagined in a fresh way. The story begins with the brave heroine Red, who must journey through the woods to reunite her family and save her mother's bakery from closing down. But on her way through the deep, dark forest to her Grandmother's house, she encounters a charming wolf determined to distract her from her quest. Experience this beloved fairy tale like never before when Red Riding Hood comes to Casa Manana in Fort Worth.
Trendy Manhattan art gallery owners Barbara and David Kahn's lives are upended when Barbara's sister deposits their eccentric mother, Sophie, on the couple's doorstep so she and her husband can head to Buffalo to rescue their sexually precocious teenage daughter from a menage à trois. Barbara and David introduce Sophie to suave 90-something artist Maurice Koenig, who offers to paint her portrait -- and soon begins to add spicy color to her life in ways she never expected at her age. Written by Andrew Bergman -- who also wrote a number of big-screen hit comedies, including Blazing Saddles, The In-Laws, Fletch and Honeymoon in Vegas -- Social Security shows that it's never too late to fall in love.