Joy to the Circus

Joy to the Circus

on Stage

Photos: Zan Keith Photography. Slappy and Monday, above; Johnathan Lee Iverson, below.  Cirque Joyeux, the latest from the Dallas-based Lone Star Circus, offers up an entertaining holiday show at Dallas Children’s Theater. by Amy Martin published Saturday, December 30, 2017 Dallas — Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus may be no more, but Dallas is the beneficiary with the …

Earth, Sky, Fun: Cirque du Soleil’s Varekai

Earth, Sky, Fun: Cirque du Soleil’s Varekai

on Stage

The visual and conceptual weirdness of Cirque du Soleil’s Varekai moves from Fort Worth to Frisco this week. by Amy Martin published Monday, December 18, 2017   Fort Worth — The cosmic union of Earth (a petite yellow volcanic sprite) and the sky (a pale white feathered Icarus), the power of love and humor to vanquish demonic forces, how cooperation is the crux …

Q&A: Joey Folsom: Lenny Bruce is Back

Q&A: Joey Folsom: Lenny Bruce is Back

Photos: Chuck Marcelo Q&A: Joey Folsom Amy. Martin has an in-depth discussion with the actor about the great Lenny Bruce, who Folsom plays in Lenny Bruce is Back at the Dallas Comedy House, Viva’s Lounge and elsewhere by Amy Martin published Wednesday, August 2, 2017 Dallas — Stephen Colbert, Kathy Griffin, Bill Maher — they all stand in his shoes by taking First Amendment …

review: Menopause the Musical

review: Menopause the Musical

on Comedy

Linda K. Leonard, Janis Roeton, Linda boston and Karri Atchley in Menopause the Musical Photo: G4 Productions Pressing Pause Menopause the Musical, a longtime hit with women of a certain age, returns to the Eisemann Center for the Performing Arts. by Amy Martin Richardson — Women’s bathroom conversation after Menopause the Musical, presented by G4 Productions and running through Aug. 6 at the Eisemann Center for …

A Brief, Endless Love: A Sketch Comedy Revue

A Brief, Endless Love: A Sketch Comedy Revue

Photo: Matt Lyle From left: Steph Garrett, Jeremy Whiteker, Jeff Swearingen and Kim Lyle Laughter Everlasting Matt Lyle and some old friends bring the hilarious theater/sketch comedy work A Brief, Endless Love to the Dallas Comedy House. by Amy Martin published Thursday, June 8, 2017 “Love is at the core of what it means to be human. Whether you feel loved …

Proscenium Circus

Proscenium Circus

on Stage

At the Music Hall at Fair Park, Circus 1903, presented by Dallas Summer Musicals, has many high points, and a few low ones. by Amy Martin Dallas — Circus is analog. No special effects. Peter Pan may fly by guy-wires in theatrical productions, visual stage projection may mimic aerial flight, but the performers in circuses simply fly. Every time a …

The Real Paula Poundstone

The Real Paula Poundstone

At the Majestic Theatre Friday night, Paula Poundstone showed the side she’s aimed to be all along. by Amy Martin published Tuesday, May 23, 2017   Dallas — There was once a wild and young Paula Poundstone, the one that honed her craft and covered her homelessness by taking buses cross country to do open mics and sleeping on the …

Gad is Watching You

Gad is Watching You

on Comedy

French-Moroccan comedian Gad Elmaleh brings a different crowd, and a lot of laughs, to the Texas Theatre. by Amy Martin published Wednesday, February 1, 2017   Dallas — Friday night on the Jefferson strip—the Mexican restaurants were hopping, sidewalks were full of high-spirited people, and mobile parties rolled down the road. The closer you got to the Texas Theater, the …

The Comedy Cabinet: 2016 in Review

The Comedy Cabinet: 2016 in Review

on Comedy

Photo: Courtesy Ryan Singer Chief Comedy Critic Amy Martin gives cabinet positions to her favorite performers of the year. by Amy Martin published Thursday, December 29, 2016 If comedians ruled the nation it would be a far better place. Most are honest in communications and rabid against hypocrisy. They’d be vastly more intelligent, educated, and even ethical than the upcoming …

Lone Star Circus goes to the dogs in La Fête

Lone Star Circus goes to the dogs in La Fête

on Stage

Photo: Courtesy Vladimir Tsarkov Circus Celebration The Lone Star Circus treats audiences to another entertaining year with La Fête at Dallas Children’s Theater. by Amy Martin published Thursday, December 29, 2016   Dallas — The circus has gone to the dogs. At least the Lone Star Circus has in their 10th-anniversary celebration, La Fête, presented with Dallas Children’s Theater at Rosewood …

Jay Leno: Cautious Comedy

Jay Leno: Cautious Comedy

on Comedy

Photo: Courtesy ATTPAC Jay Leno gave a well-written, if safe and predictable, stand-up comedy show at AT&T Performing Arts Center. by Amy Martin published Thursday, December 8, 2016 Dallas — Jay Leno, freed from the restrictions and conventions of broadcast television, has returned to his stand-up roots of irreverent, piercing commentary. Right? Alas, no. After a rapid-fire series of one-liners …

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