I Love Lucy Live On Stage: A Doozy of a Lucy

I Love Lucy Live On Stage: A Doozy of a Lucy

A Doozy of a Lucy In the clever I Love Lucy Live On Stage at Bass Performance Hall, the ’50s reign and the laughter is unavoidable. by Amy Martin published Thursday, March 13, 2014 Photo: Jeremy Daniel Bill Mendieta as Ricky in I Love Lucy Live on Stage Fort Worth — I Love Lucy Live on Stage is an enjoyable light evening’s entertainment wrapped …

Alex Tha Great: Passport to Womanhood

Alex Tha Great: Passport to Womanhood

on Stage

Loop Review: Passport to Womanhood Slam poet Alex Tha Great is energetic, even if her piece doesn’t make a smooth transition to theater. by Amy Martin published Sunday, March 9, 2014 Photo: Alex tha Great Alex tha Great presents Passport to Womanhood   Addison — Theater has fuzzy edges. Can you call dance that is full-length with a story arc …

Colin Quinn: Bringing Smartness Back

Colin Quinn: Bringing Smartness Back

on Comedy

Theatrical comedian Colin Quinn talks about his latest show Unconstitutional, coming to the AT&T Performing Arts Center’s Wyly Theatre this week. With video. by Amy Martin published Monday, January 6, 2014   Colin Quinn is always thinking. His brain works faster than his mouth and being a Brooklyn wise guy he’s already a fast talker. Fragments of comedic sentences burst …

Spank! A Fifty Shades Parody

Spank! A Fifty Shades Parody

on Stage

Keep it Grey Spank! A Fifty Shades Parody, at the Majestic Theatre, is funny to both newbies and fans of E.L. James’ 50 Shades of Grey books. by Amy Martin published Thursday, July 11, 2013   This evening out to see Spank! The Fifty Shades Parody, the unauthorized musical satire of E.L. James’s kinky Fifty Shades of Grey trilogy, is strictly a …

Kelly Carlin: A Father-Daughter Dance with George

Kelly Carlin: A Father-Daughter Dance with George

A Father-Daughter Dance George Carlin’s little girl Kelly brings her rollicking solo show A Carlin Home Companion to the Irving Arts Center this week. by Amy Martin published Monday, April 15, 2013 Life presents challenges and opportunities. Being the only child of George Carlin gives you plenty of both. Kelly Carlin rode the waves of a tumultuous childhood with laissez-faire …

Say Goodnight Gracie: Amazing Gracie

Say Goodnight Gracie: Amazing Gracie

Amazing Gracie In Say Goodnight Gracie at the Eisemann Center for Performing Arts, George Burns and Gracie Allen are a match made in comedy heaven. by Amy Martin published Friday, April 5, 2013 Say Goodnight Gracieis the story of a Jewish boy in search of a good shtick, who finds a shiksa instead. The funny kid was named Nathan Birnbaum, …

Broadway’s Next H!T Musical: Foreboding Broadway

Broadway’s Next H!T Musical: Foreboding Broadway

Foreboding Broadway At the Eisemann Center, the Broadway’s Next H!T Musical stirs up the laughs. by Amy Martin published Friday, November 9, 2012 Broadway‘s Next H!T Musical may be formulaic, but it’s fun. Spoofing both awards shows and Broadway, it’s a fast-paced and breezy 90-minute production that on a good night delivers plenty of laughs and on an off night will …

Second City Does Dallas: The Joke’s On You

Second City Does Dallas: The Joke’s On You

The Joke’s On You As Second City Does Dallas begins a run at Dallas Theater Center, we look at the art of improv and the North Texas scene. by Amy Martin published Wednesday, August 29, 2012 Improvisational comedy, the funny folks on TV with the super-quick quips doing games that evoke Charades and 20 Questions. Right? Few realize those games are …

The Wonder Bread Years: Boomer, Sooner Than Later

The Wonder Bread Years: Boomer, Sooner Than Later

Boomer, Sooner Than Later Pat Hazell is a little too wonderbread in The Wonder Bread Years, but baby boomers will still appreciate the sentiment. by Amy Martin published Friday, July 27, 2012 The Wonder Bread Years attracts a limited but appreciative audience: those who enjoyed growing up in the 1950s or ’60s in America. The show begins with a video …

Churchmouse Productions: Dead of Night & FTP Comedy 2012: The Last Comedy Show

Churchmouse Productions: Dead of Night & FTP Comedy 2012: The Last Comedy Show

Keeping FIT, Part 1 Reviews of the first weekend of the Festival of Independent Theatres, with entries from Churchmouse, FTP, WingSpan and One Thirty. by Amy Martin published Tuesday, July 17, 2012 Friday, July 13: Art and eclectic conversation, a little night music and cool breezes coming off the lake—a surreal contrast to the psychological horror and apocalyptic comedy of the …

Blue Man Group: Blue in the Face

Blue Man Group: Blue in the Face

on Comedy

Blue in the Face The Blue Man Group returns to North Texas for an entertaining show at Bass Hall. by Amy Martin published Thursday, June 28, 2012 A show of comedy, music and technology by the Blue Man Group is performance art about performance art. It uses art to make fun of art and technology to comment on technology. It …

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