GET YOUR PLAY OUT THERE: Do you have a play you’ve been working on? Well, there’s no time like the present to enter it into Stage West’s 3rd Annual Texas Playwriting Competition. Stage West director of development Dana Schultes tells me that they’ve already received quite a few submissions, but that shouldn’t stop you from entering. If your play gets picked, you’ll get a $250 check and your play will be workshopped for a staged reading by Stage West. There are a few rules for entering the contest, but they are all spelled out at the link above. Here’s the catch, though: today is the postmark deadline. Seeing as that today is April 15, and most of you will be heading out to the post office to mail out another pretty important item, why not bring the play with you? Speaking of Stage West, they’ve got a blog written by its talent. Take a look if you haven’t made it over there yet.
FESTIVAL FRENZY: This is shaping up to be a festival-intensive weekend. You’ve got Main Street Fort Worth Arts Festival, the Earth Day Festival in Sherman, the Dallas International Guitar Festival, DFW Fringe Festival at Hub Theater and the North Texas Jazz Festival in Addison. And that’s not even all of them. In fact, there’s also the North Texas Book Festival in Denton, which just sent its schedule over to the Texas Pages blog. I realize it’s only Wednesday, but with so much going on, you might want to go ahead and get started on those weekend plans.
DALLAS SUMMER MUSICALS NEWS: TheaterJones.org has the scoop on a couple of newsy bits from upcoming DSM shows. First, it looks like the highly anticipated production of Frost/Nixon scheduled for April 28 will have to be anticipated for one more day. The show’s coming in from Seattle Sacramento, and it’s not looking like there’s enough time to move it here after it closes there. So opening night will now be April 29. And if you are planning on going to see Legally Blonde in July, head over to Theater Jones for details on how to buy some pre-sale tickets.