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Through Apr. 29 The Addams Family - The Musical. Wednesday Addams has grown up and fallen in love with a sweet, smart young man - from Ohio. His parents are coming to dinner to meet the family, and it's every father's nightmare. Now, Gomez Addams and the whole family have worlds collide on the fateful night they host a dinner for Wednesday's normal boyfriend and his parents. Will love triumph, or will everyone go home vaguely depressed? If we move toward the darkness, we might find love and acceptance. For when it is dark enough, we can see the stars. Performances are at the Granville Arts Center, 300 N. Fifth Street. Information: www.garlandcivictheatre.org.

Through Apr. 30 Let It Be Me by Carey Jane Hardy is presented by Theatre Britain at the Cox Building Playhouse, 1517 H Ave. in Plano. Amy cares for her Aunt Sylvia who has Alzheimer’s. She is so devoted to her aunt that she finds herself seriously tested when she meets and falls in love with Gregory. So begins a touching love story in which Amy begins to see that a different, happier life is possible. Rated PG. Information: theatre-britain.com.


Through May 6 Trevor by Nick Jones is presented by Kitchen Dog Theater. Inspired by true events, Trevor is a subversive comedy about fame, success, and the lies we tell ourselves in order to keep people from taking away an erratic, 200-pound chimpanzee. At the center of this hilarious and heart-wrenching play are two individuals fighting against a world unable to understand their love: Trevor, a chimpanzee who once performed in commercials with the likes of Morgan Fairchild, and his owner Sandra, who swears he would never hurt a fly...at least not on purpose. A moving exploration of family, flawed communication, and humanity. 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.

Through May 7 The Gospel According to Thomas Jefferson, Charles Dickens, and Count Leo Tolstoy: Discord is presented by the WaterTower Theatre. A Founding Father, a Victorian novelist, and a Russian revolutionary walk into a... stop if you've heard this one. Join us for a laugh-out-loud, whip-smart new comedy as Discord takes the third U.S. President, the author of A Christmas Carol, and the author of War and Peace, locks them in a room with 'no exit', and has them hash out their views of scripture and the true meaning of existence. A blistering battle of wits from Scott Carter, Executive Producer of HBO's Real Time with Bill Maher, this perceptive new comedy examines what happens when great men of history are forced to repeat it. The WaterTower Theatre is located at the Addison Theatre Centre, 15650 Addison Road. Information: www.watertowertheatre.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 May 13 Captain Phantasm meets Major Majestic. For more than a decade, Captain Phantasm has been fighting evildoers with his heightened catlike reflexes, his uncanny intellect, and his mighty fists of justice. But now a new superhero has risen to the number one position as Metroville City's protector, and Captain Phantasm is starting to feel like number two. Don’t miss Captain Phantasm Meets Major Majestic, a popcorn-tossing comedy that celebrates the classic pulp heroes of comic books and 1940s serials.
It's comedy, farce and loony melodrama at the theater, 5400 E. Mockingbird Lane. Information: pocketsandwich.com.

Through May 21 Dallas Theater Center presents Electra, a one-of-a-kind outdoor theater experience in the Strauss Square, 2389 Flora Street. Electra's mother murdered her father, and Electra just can't let it go. With the return of her brother Orestes, the siblings seek justice... or is it vengeance? Lust, murder, and fury explode in this tale of familial betrayal. Building on DTC's breathtaking approaches to Greek tragedies (Oedipus el Rey, Medea), expect the unexpected in this one-of-a-kind production that will take the audience on a journey through the grounds of AT&T Performing Arts Center's Annette Strauss Square. Observe intimate scenes between characters while hearing commentary about the play's meaning through individual headphones that will be provided for each audience member, creating an experience that is simultaneously both public and private. Contains violence; may not be appropriate for young people under the age of 11. Inforamtion: www.attpac.org.

Apr. 29-May 20 Ochre House Theater presents the world premiere of "Smile, Smile Again," an entrancing parable set in the trenches of World War I. The main action concerns the relationship between a soldier and a madman. Expect poetic language, original music, and a surrealistic setting. Performances run between April 29 and May 20, and a special performance on May 8 is "donate what you can." The venue is at 825 Exposition Ave. in Dallas, half a block from the DART Rail Station. Information: ochrehousetheater.com.

Apr. 30 Elephant & Piggie's. In Mo Willem's children's books, Elephant Gerald and Piggie are best friends! And in WE ARE IN A PLAY!, they sing and dance their way through pachydermal peril and swiney suspense – facing fundamental questions like, what do you wear to a fancy pool costume party? Should you share your ice cream? And how can two friends play with one toy? Backed by nutty back-up singers The Squirrelles, our duo even gets the audience involved in the action. This production is part of the Methodist Richardson Family Theatre Series and is presented by Kennedy Center Theater for Young Audiences on Tour. Performances are at the Eisemann Center, 2351 Performance Drive. Information: www.eisemanncenter.com.

May 4-14 The Firehouse Theatre presents Honk! JR. Witty, hilarious, heartwarming, and deeply moving, Honk! JR. is a celebration of being different that is sure to delight audiences of all ages. Ugly looks quite a bit different from his duckling brothers and sisters, and the other farm animals quickly notice and point this out. Along the way, he finds himself on an adventure of self-discovery, learning that being different is not a bad thing to be. Sure to deliver equal amounts of laughter, tears, and love! The Firehouse Theatre is located at 2535 Valley View Lane in Farmers Branch. Information: www.thefirehousetheatre.com.

May 5-7 Uptown Players continues its season with Titanic: The Concert Version. Titanic is set on the ocean liner RMS Titanic which sank on its maiden voyage on April 15, 1912. The musical examines the causes, the conditions, and the characters involved in this ever-fascinating drama. This concert version, with over 100 voices, will be presented in conjunction with the Turtle Creek Chorale and will take place at the Dallas City Performance Hall, 2520 Flora Street. Information: www.uptownplayers.org.

May 19-June 3 MainStage Irving-Las Colinas will continue its 2016-17 Razzle Dazzle season with Talking Pictures by Horton Foote. It's 1929, on the eve of the Great Depression, and America is on the precipice of big change with a looming financial crisis. In the small town of Harrison, Texas, the residents of a local boarding house deal with numerous dilemmas, both large and small. Quarrels arise between estranged husbands and wives, the future of a railroad engineer hangs in the balance, and the town is turned upside down with the coming of the 'talkies' to the local movie theatre. It's the end of an era, and a job, for the woman who plays live music for the films. When the silver screen is no longer silent, who will speak up? Performances are at the Dupree Theater in the Irving Arts Center, 3333 N. MacArthur Boulevard. Information: www.irvingtheatre.org.

May 23-June 4 Circus 1903 - The Golden Age of Circus is presented by Dallas Summer Musicals at Music Hall at Fair Park. The producers of the world's biggest magic show, The Illusionists have teamed up with the award winning puppeteers from War Horse to present a thrilling turn of the century circus spectacular. Sensational puppetry puts Elephants back in the ring as never seen before along with a huge cast of the most unique, amazing and dangerous circus acts from all four corners of the world, from strong men to contortionists, acrobats to musicians, high wire and much more! Content Warning: Suitable for the whole family. Performances are at the Music Hall at Fair Park, 909 1st Avenue. Information: www.dallassummermusicals.org.


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