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Pocket Sandwich Theatre, as its name implies, serves up theatre of a different sort with deadly musical comedy and pirates on the loose:
Through 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!
It's comedy, farce and loony melodrama at the theater, 5400 E. Mockingbird Lane. Information: pocketsandwich.com.

Through Mar. 25 Off Broadway on Flora presents Robot Planet Rising, an Intergalactic Nemesis Live Action graphic novel. The year is 1933... The time, two weeks after the conclusion of Target Earth. The place, Robonovia, the Robot Planet. When commander El-Bee-Dee-Oh is lost in space, it's up to Molly Sloan and Timmy Mendez to find him. But when Molly's former fiancé shows up with his assistant (and Soviet spy) Natasha Zorokov in tow, Molly and Timmy discover a plot that threatens not only the very existence of Robonovia, but the safety of Earth itself. Will they uncover the source of the problem? And just who is this robot who calls himself "Alphatron", anyway? This is the sequel to The Intergalactic Nemesis, Target Earth. Performances are at the Wyly Theatre, 2400 Flora Street. Information: www.attpac.org.

Through Mar. 26 The Other Mozart is the true and untold story of Nannerl Mozart, the sister of Amadeus - a prodigy, keyboard virtuoso and composer, who performed throughout Europe with her brother to equal acclaim, but her work and her story faded away, lost to history. Created by Sylvia Milo, the monodrama is set in a stunning 18-foot dress (designed by Magdalena Dabrowska from the National Theater of Poland). Directed by Isaac Byrne, The Other Mozart is based on facts, stories and lines pulled directly from the Mozart family's humorous and heartbreaking letters. Performances are at the Eisemann Center, 2351 Performance Drive. Information: www.eisemanncenter.com.

Through 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.

Through Apr. 2 Soul Rep Theatre Company proudly presents "Jarfly" and "Rain", two of the poignant one act plays in Regina Taylor's Oak Cliff family drama, The Trinity River Plays at the South Dallas Cultural Center, 3400 South Fitzhugh. Taylor, a celebrated actress, accomplished playwright, and Dallas native, will collaborate with Soul Rep for three seasons in producing one of her stellar plays. Don't miss out on this inspiring production featuring a dynamic cast of Dallas actors including Takenya Banks, J.R. Bradford, Rene Miche'al, Kimberly Nichole, Keith Price, and Monique Ridge-Williams. Directed by Anyika McMillan-Herod. Thursday, Friday, and Saturday performances are at 8 p.m. Sunday performances are at 3 p.m. Information: www.dallasculture.org.

Through Apr. 9 Uptown Players continues its season with the regional premiere of the charming and funny new musical It Shoulda Been You. You are invited to a wedding day you'll never forget, where anything that can go wrong does, and love pops up in mysterious places. In a world where nothing is what it seems, religions collide, Machiavellian plots are revealed, promises broken, secrets exposed, and hope springs from the most unlikely of places. The bride is Jewish. The groom is Catholic. Her mother is a force of nature; his mother is a tempest in a cocktail shaker. And when the bride's ex-boyfriend crashes the party, the perfect wedding starts to unravel faster than you can whistle "Here Comes the Bride!" Plots are hatched, pacts are made, secrets are exposed. Performances are at the Kalita Humphreys Theater, 3636 Turtle Creek Blvd. Information: www.uptownplayers.org.

Mar. 28-Apr. 9 Kinky Boots is presented by Dallas Summer Musicals at Music Hall at Fair Park. Kinky Boots is the exhilarating Broadway musical that will lift your spirits to new high-heeled heights! Winner of six Tony Awards® including Best Musical, this inspirational story follows a struggling shoe factory owner who works to turn his business around with help from Lola, a fabulous entertainer in need of some sturdy stilettos. Together, this unlikely pair finds that they have more in common than they ever dreamed possible... proving that when you change your mind about someone, you can change your whole world. Content Warning: Suitable for audiences ages 12 and upwards. Performances are at the Music Hall at Fair Park, 909 1st Avenue. Information: www.dallassummermusicals.org.

Mar. 31-Apr. 1 TITAS presents Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater at the Winspear Opera House, 2403 Flora Street. Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater continues its reign as an American "cultural ambassador to the world" - having performed live for an estimated 25 million people in 48 states, 71 countries, and six continents. The gifted and gorgeous Ailey dancers infuse energy and emotion to classics and new works alike. Guided by the visionary artistic director Robert Battle, the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater remains the nation's leading modern dance company. Information: www.attpac.org.

Apr. 5-8 Off Broadway On Flora presents Wiesenthal. Filled with hope, humanity and humor, Wiesenthal is the riveting true story of Simon Wiesenthal, an ordinary man who did extraordinary things. Nicknamed the "Jewish James Bond," he devoted his life to bringing more than 1,100 Nazi war criminals to justice. Intelligent, funny, flawed and noble, Wiesenthal was a universal hero. His unbelievable dedication and tenacity over decades is honored in this play, which gives equal weight to his wisdom and wit during his long, purposeful life. Performances are at the Wyly Theatre, 2400 Flora Street. Information: www.attpac.org.

Apr. 6-23 The Firehouse Theatre presents Peter and the Star Catcher. Peter and the Star Catcher tells the story of Peter Pan, spanning the depths of greed and despair to the bonds of friendship, duty and love. A young orphan and his mates are shipped off from Victorian England to a distant island ruled by the evil King Zarboff. They know nothing of the mysterious trunk in the captain's cabin, which contains a precious, otherworldly cargo. At sea, the boys are discovered by a precocious young girl named Molly, a Starcatcher-in-training who realizes that the trunk's precious cargo is starstuff, a celestial substance so powerful that it must never fall into the wrong hands. The Firehouse Theatre is located at 2535 Valley View Lane in Farmers Branch. Information: www.thefirehousetheatre.com.

Apr. 6-29 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.

Apr. 7-30 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.


Apr. 14-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.


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