Theatre 3 Dallas

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

PASSING STRANGE

Book and Lyrics by Stew | Music by Stew and Heidi Rodewald

 

 

WHAT

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.

 

WHEN

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.

 

RSVP

To RSVP, please contact Dustin Curry at dustin@soloshoe.com or 972.717.5181.

 

WHERE

The Norma Young Arena Stage

Theatre Three Dallas / 2800 Routh Street, Ste #168, Dallas

 

TICKETS

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

 

 

LAST CHANCE AT LOVE THIS WEEKEND
Don't forget - subscribers get half off tickets to all Theatre Too shows!
Photo by Linda Harrison
 
Photo by Linda Harrison
FINAL PERFORMANCES!
Thu, Feb. 23 at 7:30 p.m.
Fri, Feb. 24 at 8:00 p.m. 
Sat, Feb. 25 at 8:00 p.m.
Sun, Feb. 26 at 2:30 p.m.
 
To purchase tickets, please call the Theatre Three Box Office at 214-871-3300, option #1, or CLICK HERE.
 
I LOVE YOU, YOU'RE PERFECT, NOW CHANGE!
Book & Lyrics by Joe DiPietro | Music by Jimmy Roberts
Directed by B.J. Cleveland
Closing February 26 | Theatre Too
 
This celebration of the mating game takes on the truths and myths behind that contemporary conundrum know as "the relationship." Act I explores the journey from dating and waiting to love and marriage while Act II reveals the agonies and triumphs of in-laws, newborns, trips in the family car and pick-up techniques of the "seasoned citizen" set. 
 
Now in its seventeenth year, this annual production will receive a bright, newly reinvigorated staging by director B.J. Cleveland and stars Janelle Lutz, Calvin Scott Roberts, Trey West and Allison Bret.  
UP NEXT UPSTAIRS
A thrilling new rock musical from performance artist Stew!
Photo by Jeffrey Schmidt
Photo by Jeffrey Schmidt
PERFORMANCES BEGIN MARCH 2!
 
To purchase tickets, please call the Theatre Three Box Office at 214-871-3300, option #1, or CLICK HERE.
 
PASSING STRANGE
Book & Lyrics by Stew with Music by Stew & Heidi Rodewald
Directed by vickie washington
March 2-26 | Norma Young Arena Stage
 
A fresh and exciting Tony Award winner from singer-songwriter and performance artist Stew! Passing Strange takes us on a journey across boundaries of place, identity and theatrical convention. Stew brings us 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, you 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 
Calling All Youth Artists!
Showcase your talents in a piece that depicts the concept of "The Real," a theme in Theatre Three's upcoming production of Passing Strange for a chance to win $100.
 
"The Real is a construct. The Real is a creation. The Real is artificial. The kid in your play is looking for something in life...that can only be found...in art." - a line from Passing Strange 
Contest entry rules: 
Electronic and hard copy due
FEBRUARY 24, 2017. Hard copies should be mailed or dropped off to: 
 
Attn: Merri Brewer, Managing Director 
Theatre Three 
2800 Routh St. #168 
Dallas, TX 75201 
 
Electronic copies should be emailed to: t3artcontest@gmail.com 
Pieces may employ any media (photography, pen, pencil, charcoal, watercolor, etc.) but must be limited in size to 8.5" x 11". 
Artists must be under age 18 
Entries must include: Student artist's name, phone number, email address, and age. 
 
Four winners will receive 2 complimentary tickets to Theatre Three and their work will be displayed electronically in the Theatre Three lobby for the run of the show (March 2-26, 2017). One grand prize winner will receive all the above AND $100. 
See you at the theatre!
 
 
Jeffrey Schmidt, Artistic Director                                        Merri Brewer, Managing Director
Theatre Three Inc.                                                           Theatre Three, Inc.
 
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