Thomas Lawrence was the pre-eminent English portrait artist of the early 1800's, and good friend and portrait painter to the young Queen of England. Both were known for their outrageous humor. When a serious and wealthy young man comes into Lawrence's studio to have his portrait done by Lawrence it eventually sets off a scandal that rocked the monarchy. What actually happened behind those closed doors? The clues are in the painting which Lawrence kept hidden until his death. MBS Productions brings Portrait of a Man to the stage of the Studio Theatre in Addison.
Friday, Jun 1, 2018 / 8:00pm (Doors open at 7:30 PM)Saturday, Jun 2, 2018 / 8:00pm (Doors open at 7:30 PM)Thursday, Jun 7, 2018 / 8:00pm (Doors open at 7:30 PM)Friday, Jun 8, 2018 / 8:00pm (Doors open at 7:30 PM)Saturday, Jun 9, 2018 / 2:00pm (Doors open at 1:30 PM)Saturday, Jun 9, 2018 / 8:00pm (Doors open at 7:30 PM)Thursday, Jun 14, 2018 / 8:00pm (Doors open at 7:30 PM)Friday, Jun 15, 2018 / 8:00pm (Doors open at 7:30 PM)
Con of Thrones returns after a wildly successful premiere event to bring together the biggest fans, actors, and creators again to celebrate Game of Thrones, A Song of Ice and Fire, and the epic worlds of fantasy author George R. R. Martin. Join thousands of fans for three days of theories, debates, discussion, cosplay, performances, and much more as Con of Thrones descends on the Hyatt Regency in Dallas. The lineup of guests, from all corners of the Seven Kingdoms, features actors, authors, designers and musicians, including Hannah Murray (Gilly), Kate Dickie (Lysa Arryn), Sibel Kekilli (Shae), Miltos Yerolemou (Syrio Forel) and more.
My, my, how can you resist it? This feel-good ABBA musical spectacular has audiences coming back again and again to relive the thrill. Mamma Mia! tells the story of a mother, a daughter, three possible dads and one unforgettable trip down the aisle. Young bride-to-be Sophie wants nothing more than to have her father at her wedding. But there's a small problem: She has no idea which of mom's three former boyfriends might be the guy. So Sophie invites them all to the festivities at her mother's Greek isle taverna -- and mayhem ensues. The show's tale of enduring love and friendship features all the beloved hit songs by ABBA, including "Dancing Queen," "S.O.S.," "The Winner Takes It All," "Take a Chance on Me" and of course the title tune. Don't miss Mamma Mia! when it comes to Casa Manana in Fort Worth.
Sunday, Jun 3, 2018 / 7:00pmTuesday, Jun 5, 2018 / 7:30pmWednesday, Jun 6, 2018 / 7:30pmThursday, Jun 7, 2018 / 7:30pmSunday, Jun 10, 2018 / 7:00pm
"Oh, What a Night" you'll have at this show that takes you behind the music and inside the story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons. The Tony and Grammy Award-winning true-life musical phenomenon Jersey Boys follows the rags-to-rock-to-riches tale of four guys from Jersey who work their way up from the streets of Newark to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, selling 175 million records worldwide before the age of 30. Although Valli and his cohorts Bob Gaudio, Tommy DeVito and Nick Massi are famed for their legendary harmonies, things didn't always go so smoothly between them off stage -- and this story has made them an international sensation all over again. Sing, hum, rock and reminisce to the groundbreaking group's hit songs "Sherry," "Big Girls Don't Cry," "Walk Like a Man," "Can't Take My Eyes Off You" and "December, 1963 (Oh What a Night)." With this special offer, you can nab tickets to this smash musical coming to the AT&T Performing Arts Center in Dallas.
A kiss transforms the lives of a pair of newlyweds in the Pulitzer Prize- and Tony Award-nominated comedy Prelude to a Kiss. In this modern day fairy tale, an uninvited guest turns a perfect wedding into a white-knuckled roller coaster ride of doubt and regret. When an elderly "wedding crasher" kisses the bride, their souls exchange, leaving the brave but bewildered groom to reverse the curse armed only with the power of love. When it first premiered, Craig Lucas' play received a Tony Award nomination for Best Play and was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1991. Get swept away by this magical tale at Dallas' Pocket Sandwich Theatre.
Saturday, May 26, 2018 / 8:00pmSunday, May 27, 2018 / 7:00pmThursday, May 31, 2018 / 8:00pmFriday, Jun 1, 2018 / 8:00pm
After returning from the wars, Isaac arrives at his childhood home to discover that the house and family he knew have been upended. His once-timid mother is on a whirlwind crusade to subvert the patriarchy, while his sister is now his genderqueer brother who refers to hirself in gender-neutral pronouns. Meanwhile, his stroke-ridden father slumps on the couch in a muumuu and clown makeup. As Isaac attempts to reclaim structure in a household that refuses to be tamed, the family is forced to confront what it is to live in a new world when one is stuck in the past. Hir -- pronounced "here" -- is coming to Stage West Theatre in Fort Worth.
Saturday, May 26, 2018 / 8:00pmSunday, May 27, 2018 / 3:00pmThursday, May 31, 2018 / 7:30pmFriday, Jun 1, 2018 / 8:00pmSaturday, Jun 2, 2018 / 8:00pmSunday, Jun 3, 2018 / 3:00pmThursday, Jun 7, 2018 / 7:30pmFriday, Jun 8, 2018 / 8:00pm
Interested in all things yoga? The Cosmic Yogi Festival is just the ticket for positive vibes and fun for everyone. Presented by Cosmic Yogi Movement and sponsored by Dallas Yoga Magazine, this full-day event takes place at the Addison Conference and Theatre Centre in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. Three yoga classes are offered every hour, with styles ranging from restorative to Kundalini to vinyasa to glow-in-the-dark paint yoga. Have you tried aerial yoga? Yoga with goats? It's all here, with classes inside and on the lawn! You can also hear a multitude of speakers and browse the many vendors offering all sorts of yoga-related products. Multiple food trucks will be onsite as well, so stay and explore all day in the company of a great community of fellow yogis.
One of rock 'n' roll's most iconic bands comes to Irving's Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory for a night of classic hits and feel-good nostalgia. Fronted by reality TV superstar Bret Michaels (lead vocals/guitar), Bobby Dall (bass), Rikki Rockett (drums) and CC DeVille (guitars) round out the lineup of the legendary rock band known as Poison. Famous worldwide for anthem tracks like "Every Rose Has its Thorn" and "Talk Dirty to Me," Poison has kept crowds loud and rowdy for decades, having achieved much of their fame in the heavy hair metal era of the '80s. The gang has sold over 50 million records worldwide, with 15 million of those in the U.S. alone. For this epic concert, they're joined by Rock Hall of Famers Cheap Trick. Over the course of their more-than-40-year career, Cheap Trick produced everything from '70s power pop to '80s hair metal to The Colbert Report theme. The group is sure to pump up the volume on immortal classics like "I Want You to Want Me," "Surrender," "Dream Police," "The Flame" and many more.
The award winning Backdoor Comedy Club is the city's longest running stand-up comedy showcase and, after 20 years, still reigns as the hot spot for Dallas comedy. Named "Best Comedy Club" by D Magazine and "hottest stand-up comedy showcase in the Southwest" by the Dallas Observer, Backdoor Comedy Club is the place to go for laughs. Shows feature eight or more comedians per night, including national touring comics from Comedy Central, Showtime and NBC's Last Comic Standing, as well as the best of the local pros. The coziness of the Backdoor takes you back to the roots of stand-up and gives you the intimate vibe of the original comedy rooms in NYC and LA.
Saturday, May 26, 2018 / 8:00pmSaturday, May 26, 2018 / 10:15pmFriday, Jun 1, 2018 / 9:00pmSaturday, Jun 2, 2018 / 8:00pmSaturday, Jun 2, 2018 / 10:15pmFriday, Jun 8, 2018 / 9:00pmSaturday, Jun 9, 2018 / 8:00pmSaturday, Jun 9, 2018 / 10:15pm
A favorite across the country, The Dinner Detective serves up a tasty whodunit along with a seated four-course dinner at Eddie Deen's Ranch in Dallas. And since this popular comic murder mystery is set in the present day, you'll never know whether someone at your table is one of the talented cast of improvisers. In fact, everyone's a suspect, including you. The event starts out with a reception featuring tray-passed hors d'oeuvres, followed by the meal, which includes salad, a buffet with entrée and dessert. Between courses you can expect plenty of murder, mayhem and hidden clues coming to light as you puzzle through the crime. The top sleuth wins a prize package at the end of the evening -- not to mention serious bragging rights.
Saturday, Jun 2, 2018 / 6:00pmSaturday, Jun 23, 2018 / 6:00pm
Summer is a divorced mother who is finding it increasingly difficult to care for her severely autistic eleven-year-old son, Benjamin. When Benjamin is determined to be a danger to himself, Summer must make the excruciating decision to send him to a group home for children with special needs. While grappling with this weighty decision, Summer goes to visit her sisters in Portland, who take her to a Renaissance fair in hopes of cheering her up with a weekend of escapism. Plagued by haunting dreams of her son and memories of her marriage, Summer is finally forced to face the need to let go in Self Injurious Behavior at Theatre Too in Dallas.
Saturday, May 26, 2018 / 8:00pmSunday, May 27, 2018 / 2:30pmThursday, May 31, 2018 / 7:30pmFriday, Jun 1, 2018 / 8:00pmSaturday, Jun 2, 2018 / 8:00pmSunday, Jun 3, 2018 / 2:30pmThursday, Jun 7, 2018 / 7:30pmFriday, Jun 8, 2018 / 8:00pm
Jealous of Snow White's beauty, the wicked queen in Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs orders the demise of her innocent stepdaughter -- but later discovers that Snow White is still alive and hiding in a cottage with seven friendly little miners. Disguising herself as an old woman, the queen brings a poisoned apple to Snow White, who falls into a death-like sleep that can be broken only by her true love's kiss. The play, now at Geppetto's Theater at the Hilton Anatole in Dallas, features an extensive and adorable cast of European-style marionettes, gorgeous scenery and musical soundtrack. Stay after the show and go backstage to see how this theater magic is made, then take a photo with the marionettes.
Saturday, Jun 2, 2018 / 11:00amSaturday, Jun 9, 2018 / 11:00amSaturday, Jun 16, 2018 / 11:00amSaturday, Jun 23, 2018 / 11:00amSaturday, Jun 30, 2018 / 11:00amSaturday, Jul 7, 2018 / 11:00amSaturday, Jul 14, 2018 / 11:00amSaturday, Jul 21, 2018 / 11:00am
Jose Madero, also known as "Pepe" of the Mexican pop-punk band Panda, is coming to Dallas to perform solo. Madero has a long musical history, starting with grunge in his early days, then graduating to the summery pop-punk that made Panda popular. Now he's striking out on his own, putting all of his musical experience to good use to bring you a night of rock en Espanol at House of Blues.