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Through Jan. 22 Pegasus Theatre presents Death on Delivery. Enjoy a brand new family-friendly Harry Hunsacker adventure, presented (of course) in Living Black & White™! This time, the setting is a hospital where Lt. Foster's wife (Beverly, a.k.a. Bubbles) has just given birth to their first child, Harriet. But danger lurks around every corner! Our intrepid trio (Harry, his paid-by-the-hour assistant Nigel Grouse, and Lt. Foster of the "real" police) must solve a mysterious string of murders before a madman claims one of their own. With Harry on the case, it should be "child's play"! Performances are at the Eisemann Center, 2351 Performance Drive. Information: eisemanncenter.com.

Through Jan. 22 The Firehouse Theatre presents The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. Described as "a fast-paced crowd pleaser", The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee is an unforgettable experience - complete with audience participation! This comedic delight features a group of middle-schoolers competing for the spelling championship of a lifetime. The 'tweens spell their way through a maze of words trying desperately to avoid the disappointing "ding" of the bell that signals a spelling mistake, all the while sharing hilarious and touching stories from their home lives. This genius work promises to be an instant favorite for our theatre patrons! The Firehouse Theatre is located at 2535 Valley View Lane in Farmers Branch. Information: www.thefirehousetheatre.com.

Through Jan. 22 The Dallas Theater Center presents Gloria at the Studio Theater, 2400 Flora Street in the AT&T Performing Arts Center. In the cutthroat, dog-eat-dog world of the magazine industry, one must fight to survive. Winning means fame, fortune and a book deal; losing means being stuck in cubicle purgatory forever. This hilariously dark and timely play follows a group of upwardly mobile editorial assistants at an infamous Manhattan magazine. But when an average workday suddenly takes a shocking and unexpected turn, survival takes on a whole new meaning as the stakes for who will get to tell their story become higher than ever. Information: www.attpac.org.

Through Jan. 22 Winner of five 2015 Tony Awards® including Best Play, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time is finally coming to Dallas! Fifteen-year-old Christopher has an extraordinary brain. He is exceptionally intelligent but ill-equipped to interpret everyday life. When he falls under suspicion for killing his neighbor's dog, he sets out to identify the true culprit, which leads to an earth-shattering discovery and a journey that will change his life forever. Content Advisory: Contains some strong language. Age Restricted Performance: No children under age 4 permitted. Performances are at the Winspear Opera House, 2403 Flora Street. Information: www.attpac.org.

Through Feb. 4 Tantalus is presented by the Garland Civic Theatre. This thrilling masterpiece of suspense is filled with twists and turns of plot as it unfolds its tale of intrigue and murder! Anton Korff, an aide to a mysterious millionaire aging recluse, interviews the young Hilde for a position as nurse. Hilde is completely unattached would do anything for money, so Korff adds that he will legally adopt Hilde as his daughter and maneuver his employer into proposing marriage to her. Hilde accepts his terms, and then the play moves darkly and deviously to its menacing conclusion... Performances are at the Granville Arts Center, 300 N. Fifth Street. Information: www.garlandcivictheatre.org.

Pocket Sandwich Theatre, as its name implies, serves up theatre of a different sort with deadly musical comedy and pirates on the loose:
Through Feb. 18 Another one of the Pocket Sandwich Theatre's infamous popcorn-tossing melodramas, this being a James Bond satire, Tomorrow is Forever is a super-spy adventure with favorite agents Hardy Flynt and Purity Steele. This time a megalomaniac and an industrialist join forces to create a mind control device to influence world leaders. Will Flynt lose his mind? Will Steele skull the situation out? Will the world surrender to the villain's stinkin' thinkin'? Will 2017 even happen?!! Find out!
It's comedy, farce and loony melodrama at the theater, 5400 E. Mockingbird Lane. Information: pocketsandwich.com.

Jan. 20-Feb. 4 MainStage Irving-Las Colinas will continue its 2016-17 Razzle Dazzle season with the hilarious 1993 Alan Ball hit Five Women Wearing the Same Dress. During a lavish wedding reception at a Knoxville, Tennessee estate, five reluctant, identically clad bridesmaids hide out in an upstairs bedroom, determined to avoid the festivities below at all costs. Though their dresses match, their personalities are vastly different. As the afternoon wears on, these five unique women joyously discover a common bond in this wickedly funny, and touching celebration of female friendship. From the eclectic comedic mind of Alan Ball who authored American Beauty, and HBO's True Blood and Six Feet Under. Watch out flower girls, here comes the bridesmaids! Performances are at the Dupree Theater in the Irving Arts Center, 3333 N. MacArthur Boulevard. Information: www.irvingtheatre.org.

The Dallas Dance Project Jan. 26-28 Dallas Black Dance Theater presents the 29th Annual International Conference and Festival of Blacks in Dance. Enjoy showcase performances by internationally renowned dance companies including the founding companies of The International Association of Blacks in Dance (IABD); PHILADANCO! (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania), Lula Washington Dance Theatre (Los Angeles, California), Cleo Parker Robinson Dance (Denver, Colorado), Dayton Contemporary Dance Company (Dayton, Ohio), Dallas Black Dance Theatre (Dallas, Texas), and more. Thursday Evening: Emerging Artists & Youth Ensemble Showcase; Friday Evening: Established Artists & Members Showcase; and Saturday Evening: Founders & International Company Showcase. Performances are at the Majestic Theatre, 1925 Elm Street. Information: www.attpac.org.

Jan. 27-28 Dance meets film meets virtual reality. Highly innovative and super cool, Bridgman|Packer epitomizes ingenuity and invention. Surprising, mesmerizing and remarkable barely begin to describe the highly unique blending of technology, stagecraft and dance that is the Bridgman|Packer performance experience. Their innovative work developing "Video Partnering" - the integration of live performance and video technology - has been acclaimed for its highly visual blending of the live and the virtual. With the paintings of Edward Hopper as a point of departure, Voyeur bears witness to fragmented moments of private lives. TITAS Presents is excited to share these amazing artists with our audiences. Performances are at the Dallas City Performance Hall, 2520 Flora Street. Information: www.attpac.org.

Jan. 31-Feb. 12 An American in Paris is presented by Dallas Summer Musicals at the Music Hall at Fair Park. An American in Paris is the new Tony Award®-winning musical about an American soldier, a mysterious French girl, and an indomitable European city, each yearning for a new beginning in the aftermath of war. Acclaimed director/choreographer and 2015 Tony Award®-winner Christopher Wheeldon brings the magic and romance of Paris into perfect harmony with unforgettable songs from George and Ira Gershwin in the show that earned more awards than any other musical in the 2015 season! Content Warning: suitable for ages 6 and up. Performances are at the Music Hall at Fair Park, 909 1st Avenue. Information: www.dallassummermusicals.org.

Feb. 17-Mar. 11 Paper Flowers by Egon Wolf and translated by Margaret Peden is presented by Kitchen Dog Theater. This gripping, suspenseful tale follows Eva, a lonely, middle class woman who puts up a tramp for the night out of the kindness of her heart. Soon, she finds that he intends to occupy her life as well as her house. Paper Flowers takes a lyrical look at the irreconcilable lifestyles of the poor and not-poor, of the different approaches to life and death, survival, sentimentality, pity, reality, and wishful thinking. Kitchen Dog Theater is located at the Trinity River Arts Center, 2600 North Stemmons Freeway, Suite 180, Dallas. Information: 214.953.1055 or www.kitchendogtheater.org.


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