With the Holiday Season safely behind, everyone can return to normal modus operandi, and that means an equal share of work and play. Dallas is never lacking in things to do, and the beginning of 2017 is no exception. Let’s see what our options are for the week of January 9.
Theatre Three is kicking off the year with a refreshed annual production of Theatre Too, I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change by Joe DiPietro and Jimmy Roberts. Funny, warm and entertaining, the musical revue is built as a collage of miniatures dedicated to love, sex, marriage and family. Perfect show for a date, it will run through February, with a special Valentine’s Day performance complete with flowers, chocolate and champagne.
Another light-hearted option for entertainment comes courtesy of Bridget Everett, who will be appearing in Dallas in concert one day only on January 11th. Known for her Comedy Central special Gynecological Wonder and recurring appearances on Inside Amy Schumer, Bridget Everett will rock Dallas with her trademarked comedy cabaret full of songs, stories, humor and chardonnay. We can definitely guarantee – it will not be a dull evening.
January 11th through 22nd AT&T Performing Arts Center presents The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, the play that famously received five Tony Awards in 2015. Directed by Tony winner Marianne Elliott, it is an adaptation of Mark Haddon’s best-selling book by Simon Stephens. Hailed by critics and press, the play centers around a fifteen-year old boy, Christopher, who embarks on a journey of detection and discovery to clear his name of suspicion of dog murder. His subsequent findings are as profound, as they are life changing. The production is sure not to disappoint.
Another serious and seriously good way to enjoy an evening is by attending Dallas Symphony Orchestra on January 12th through 14th. Beethoven’s Symphony No. 8 will be performed under the leadership of skillful conductor Karina Canellakis, with guest appearance of David Cooper on horn. The concert will also include Strauss’ Horn Concerto No. 1 and Bartok’s Concerto for Orchestra.
On the other side of the spectrum from the classical music world is the cutting edge genre-bending performance of the Red Bull Flying Bach. The award-winning dance crew will be appearing in Dallas January 14th, 15th and 16th at the Majestic as part of their 2016-17 Tour. Globally recognized for their unique artistic dance talents, the Red Bull Flying Bach Team fuses and blends a variety of cultures and performs to a mix of classical, hip hop and electronic music, creating their own signature style.
Finishing the entertainment offering of the week is the opening reception of a new Abstracts & Architecture exhibition at the Sun To Moon Gallery. Scheduled for January 14th, it will precede the month long showing of photographic works by Dan Burkholder, Jeffrey Conley, Scot Miller, Alan Ross, Alison Shaw, Keith S. Walklet, and R.P. Washburne. The show centers on abstract and architectural fine prints, but will also include a selection of landscapes for nature lovers.