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Tuesday Morning Roundup
by Stephen Becker 14 May 2013

Today in the roundup: Theatre Three’s new season, plus how you can look like a Greek god or goddess at the DMA.

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THEATRE THREE’S SEASON: Theatre Three will kick off its 2013-14 season with the 1929 comedy So Help Me God!, the type of farce the company’s made a cornerstone of recent seasons. But the most notable show is probably On the Eve, a new rock musical penned by members of local band Home by Hovercraft. Also on the schedule: Stephen Sondheim’s Assassins, the Southwest premieres of Other Desert Cities and Seminar, the American premiere of the comedy Less Than Kind and another comedy, By the Way, Meet Vera Stark.

GOING GREEK: Friday’s Late Night event at the Dallas Museum of Art celebrates its current exhibition “The Body Beautiful in Ancient Greece.”  And visitors are encouraged to dress up like their favorite Greek heroes. No worries if you’re clueless when it comes to costume design. The museum’s Uncrated blog has a helpful post that’ll have you looking like a Greek goddess in just four steps. Even if you can’t make it on Friday, this one might be a clip-and-save for Halloween.

QUOTABLE: “For the very first time, in theater, I heard black voices that sounded like the people in my family, and it wasn’t something to laugh at. It wasn’t something to be disrespected. The voices felt real to me. They felt like real people, people that I knew.”

– Jubilee Theatre artistic director Tre Garrett, on the first time he heard a cast recording of August Wilson’s Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom. He talks more about his theatrical heroes in a Front Row profile.

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  • Aspen Taylor

    Great roundup! One correction though (that consistently keeps happening in all these announcements)–On the Eve’s music was penned by Home by Hovercraft. The book/script was penned by Dallas theater community’s Michael Federico, who is also a company member at Kitchen Dog Theater. A script like that deserves credit where it’s due.

  • Aspen Taylor

    Great roundup! One correction though (that consistently keeps happening in all these announcements)–On the Eve’s music was penned by Home by Hovercraft. The book/script was penned by Dallas theater community’s Michael Federico, who is also a company member at Kitchen Dog Theater. A script like that deserves credit where it’s due.