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Through Mar. 5 Will You Still Love Me in the Morning? by Brian Clemens and Dennis Spooner is presented by Theatre Britain at the Cox Building Playhouse, 1517 H Ave. in Plano. Jeremy and Celia return a week early from their unsuccessful honeymoon to find that both Jeremy's working partners have accepted his offer to stay in his house while he is away. The only problem is that they have each brought the other's wife with them! Cue the mayhem as Jeremy and Celia try to sort it all out. Rated: PG13. Information: theatre-britain.com.
Through 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.
Feb. 23-Mar. 18 The Servant's Last Serve by John and Karl Kaasik is presented by the Garland Civic Theatre. The aging Winston Livingston is diagnosed with psychosis and is given mere months to live. He makes all the necessary arrangements in his will, but when his faithful servants and his materialistic niece find out that he has left the bulk of his estate to his cat, the fur begins to fly! Hilarity ensues as Master Fifi, the cat, goes missing while the members of the household try to lure it to its death and an inept inspector investigates the disappearance of the feline. It's mad cap fun that'll keep you in stitches! Performances are at the Granville Arts Center, 300 N. Fifth Street. Information: www.garlandcivictheatre.org.
Feb. 23-Mar. 12 The Firehouse Theatre presents Bye Bye Birdie. Bye Bye Birdie was inspired by popular singer Elvis Presley's draft notice into the Army in 1957 and departure for eighteen months to Germany, creating a media circus that included Elvis giving a specially selected member of the Women's Army Corps one last kiss. "Conrad Birdie", the rock star character's name, was derived through word play on the name of Conway Twitty. Winner of four Tony Awards, the hilarious script and popular songs expertly mix the 1960s, small-town America, teenagers, and rock & roll. The Firehouse Theatre is located at 2535 Valley View Lane in Farmers Branch. Information: www.thefirehousetheatre.com.
Pocket Sandwich Theatre, as its name implies, serves up theatre of a different sort with deadly musical comedy and pirates on the loose:
|Feb. 24-Mar. 25||Funny Money. When Henry, a mild mannered British CPA, accidentally picks up the wrong briefcase and finds it filled with cash, he decides to keep it and fly to Barcelona to start a new life before anyone is the wiser. But as he and his wife wait for the taxi to take them to the airport, detectives and police officers begin arriving at his door. Henry's inept attempts to extricate himself from this impossible situation lead to increasingly hilarious situations that only a master farceur like Britain's Ray Cooney could create. It's what The Pocket is known for, another laugh-a-minute comedy of errors guaranteed to entertain!|
Feb. 25 The 24-Hour Plays: WaterTower Theatre. Playwrights, directors and actors will come together to create 4 brand new plays in just 24 hours. Four playwrights will be chosen via submission, after which they will be assigned a director and a group of actors who will then inspire them to write a 15-minute play. The 24-Hour Plays will culminate in a one-time only performance at 8 p.m. on Saturday, February 25 in the Canterbury Family Main Stage where each of the new plays will be performed for the public! The 24-Hour Plays serves to provide an opportunity for local artists to work collaboratively to create new works. The Addison Theatre Centre is located at 15650 Addison Road. www.watertowertheatre.org.
Feb. 28-Mar. 5 The Illusionists™ - Live from Broadway ™ is presented by Dallas Summer Musicals at Music Hall at Fair Park. This mind blowing spectacular showcases the jaw dropping talents of seven of the most incredible Illusionists on earth. THE ILLUSIONISTS™ – LIVE FROM BROADWAY™ has shattered box office records across the globe and dazzles audiences of all ages with a powerful mix of the most outrageous and astonishing acts ever to be seen on stage. This non-stop show is packed with thrilling and sophisticated magic of unprecedented proportions. Recommended for all ages. Performances are at the Music Hall at Fair Park, 909 1st Avenue. Information: www.dallassummermusicals.org.
Mar. 17–Apr. 1 MainStage Irving-Las Colinas will continue its 2016-17 Razzle Dazzle season with the dramedy Calendar Girls. When Annie's husband dies of cancer, she and her best friend Chris resolve to raise money for a new settee in the local hospital waiting room. They manage to persuade four fellow Women's Institute members to pose nude with them for an "alternative" calendar benefiting the Leukemia Research Fund. The news of the women's brave charitable venture spreads like wildfire, and hordes of press soon descend on the small village in the Yorkshire Dales. Inspired by true events, Calendar Girls is the heart-warming tale of ordinary women who achieved something extraordinary. Performances are at the Dupree Theater in the Irving Arts Center, 3333 N. MacArthur Boulevard. Information: www.irvingtheatre.org.
- Via DART Bus Route 401 to MacArthur and Finley