THEATRE THREE CANCELS NEXT THEATRE TOO PRODUCTION “THE EMPRESS, THE LADY, AND THE PEARL PART II; MISS BILLIE AND MISS FREDDIE”
DALLAS, TX: Theatre Three has cancelled the production of The Empress, The Lady, and The Pearl Part II; Miss Billie and Miss Freddie. The show was scheduled to run March 23-April 16 in the Theatre Three’s downstairs performance space Theatre Too. The show will not be replaced on the Theatre Too 2016-17 season. Ticket holders will be refunded in full.
“This piece is a very personal project between three wonderfully talented artists that have a great history, and hopefully, a great future with our theater,” states Theatre Three Managing Director Merri Brewer. “Unfortunately, during this exciting time of artistic transition, our focus is rightly on preparing the announcement of our 56th season, and the details of mounting this production are not able to be worked out at this time. Part One was a financial and artistic success for Theatre Three, and we would not want to give Part Two anything less than our full attention. It was not an easy decision.”
The original piece is a working collaboration between local playwright diannetucker, cabaret favorite Denise Lee and Theatre Three’s former Acting Artistic Director Bruce R. Coleman telling the story of Billie Holiday, the famed Lady Day, and her traveling companion, Miss Freddie.
The next Theatre Too show, The Birds, will be produced and run as scheduled (May 25 – June 18).
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THEATRE THREE PRESENTS THE REGIONAL PREMIERE OF
THE POWERFUL, WILDLY ORIGINAL ROCK MUSICAL
Book and Lyrics by Stew | Music by Stew and Heidi Rodewald
A fresh and exciting 2008 Tony Award winner from singer-songwriter and performance artist Stew, Passing Strange embarks on a journey across boundaries of place, identity and theatrical convention. The musical tells the story of a young bohemian who charts a course for "the real" through sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll. Infectious, exhilarating, deeply spiritual and emotional, audiences will never forget Passing Strange!
"I am delighted to be working with a group of very talented artists in this regional premiere,” says director vickie washington. “This production is a rock and roll concert + coming of age story + travelogue. We are creating an experience for the audience, full of dazzling lights, rocking sound and a little bit of fury...signifying everything! Passing Strange takes us on a fantastic and poignant journey in search of "the real" -- something each of us seek.”
Passing Strange is directed by vickie washington with musical directon by Pam Holcomb-McLain and choreography by Jamie Thompson. The musical stars Calvin Scott Roberts (Narrator), Darren McElroy (Youth) and Nikka Morton (Mother), Ayanna Edwards (Edwina/Marianna/Sudabey), Cam Kirkpatrick (Franklin/Joop/Venus), Quintin Jones (Terry/Christoph/Hugo) and Cherish Robinson (Sherry/Renata/Desi). Roberts can currently be seen in the cast of I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change—running downstairs in Theatre Too through February 12—and was recently seen onstage at Theatre Three in Memphis.
March 2-26, 2017
Performances: Thursdays at 7:30 p.m.; Fridays – Saturdays at 8:00 p.m.;
Sundays at 2:30 p.m.
Sunday Evening Performance: March 5 at 7:30 p.m.
Hooky Matinee: Wednesday, March 15 at 2:00 p.m.
Saturday Matinee: March 25 at 2:30 p.m. *only one Saturday matinee per show
Press Opening: Monday, March 6 at 7:30 p.m.
To RSVP, please contact Dustin Curry at email@example.com or 972.717.5181.
The Norma Young Arena Stage
Theatre Three Dallas / 2800 Routh Street, Ste #168, Dallas
Tickets range from $10-50 and are on sale:
• online at Theatre3Dallas.com
• by phone at 214.871.3300, option #1
• in person at the Theatre Three Box Office
$3 off seniors/military
$3 off each ticket for groups of 10 or more
$5 off tickets to KERA members
$15 student rush (valid ID required)
Half price subscriber tickets for Theatre Too shows