Theatre 3 Dallas
Theatre Three’s “Solstice” Ain’t No Christmas Carol, Y’all
DALLAS, TX: Move over Clark Griswold! Stuart and Paulette are back in town for the Holidays, decking the Theatre Three halls with more than just boughs of holly. SOLSTICE: A New Holiday Adventure reunites playwright Jonathan Norton with composer Cherish Robinson and with contributions by Janielle Kastner. The play with music is directed by vickie washington with musical direction by Cherish Robinson. SOLSTICE: A New Holiday Adventure runs December 6 through December 30 on the theater’s Norma Young Arena Stage (2800 Routh Street #168, Dallas, TX). Tickets range from $10-$50 and are on sale at Tickets are also available by phone at 214.871.3300, option #1 and in-person at the Theatre Three Box Office.
Do you like 80s holiday action films? Can you not spell holiday without Die Hard? Then join us this December for SOLSTICE: A New Holiday Adventure. This ain’t the show you saw last year, so buckle up for a wild ride where a Cult just might find Christmas amid some off-label, prescription drug use. Follow Stuart and Paulette on a wild holiday adventure from North Park to Pleasant Grove and back. This is NOT your mother’s Christmas Carol. It’s your grandparent’s Solstice. They running this show.
You could also title the show, ‘A Wild and Wacky Ride on the Longest Night of the Year,’” director vickie washington joked. “Stuart and Paulette, everyone’s favorite characters from 2017’s Solstice, return for hijinks in the woods. It’s very different from last year’s show, and it’s set right here in Dallas. You’ll never believe what Jonathan Norton has pulled from his imagination for this script, but you definitely don’t want to miss it!”  
The cast of SOLSTICE: A New Holiday Adventure is comprised of Paul T. Taylor (Stuart/Daughter Three), Denise Lee (Paulette/Daughter Two), Jason R Villareal (Greg /Cult Dude/Old Man/Goblin Qween), Marti Etheridge (Misery/Cult Chick One/Northpark Mom One/Erikka With Two K’S/Lola), Abby Chapman (Creepy Girl/Taylor/Nancy Keeper-of-the-Keys), Nikka Morton (Alpher /St Nicholas/Cult Chick Two/Northpark Mom Two/Kaws) and Cherish Robinson (Johnnie Taylor/ Daughter One).
SOLSTICE: A New Holiday Adventure takes the stage from December 6 – 30, 2018, with performances on Thursdays at 7:30 PM, Fridays at 8:00 PM, Saturdays at 8:00 PM, and Sundays at 2:30 PM. A special “hooky matinee” is scheduled for Wednesday, December 19th at 2:00 PM and a single Saturday matinee on December 29th at 2:30 PM.
Tickets range from $10-$50 (see pricing information below) and are on sale at Tickets are also available by phone at 214.871.3300, option #1 and in-person at the Theatre Three Box Office. $5 student tickets can be purchased at the box office 30 minutes before each show (valid student ID required). 
·       $3 off seniors/military
·       $3 off each ticket for groups of 10 or more
·       $5 off KERA members with membership ID
·       $10 student tickets (valid student ID required)
·       $5 student rush tickets 30 minutes prior to curtain

Solstice Story Ideas:

Now that we're past Halloween, Paul Taylor, famously known as Hellraiser's "Pinhead" gets festive on the T3 Stage. Taylor's other film and TV credits include Sin City, Prison Break, Friday Night Lights, Murder Made Me Famous and many more!
Multiple Generations of Booker T. Washington High School of the Performing and Visual Arts alum collaborate on the show:

Director vickie washington, Co-Director Richard T. Quadri, Playwright Jonathon Norton, Animator Sid Curtis, Actors Nikka Morton and Abby Chapman (a current student). T3 Managing Director Merri Brewer sits on school's the Arts Advisory Council.
Cherish Robinson (music, lyrics, and musical direction) is making a big splash in the music industry.

Ms. Robinson recently provided vocals for singer Elle King's "Shake the Spirit" album. Robinson performed alongside King on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. Click here to see Cherish on TV!
  • Jason R Villareal, Paul Taylor and Denise Lee pictured above