RETURN OF ‘SOUTH PACIFIC’: If you missed the Lincoln Center production of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s South Pacific that dropped by the Winspear Opera House last month, don’t worry – you’ve got another chance to see the show. The actors may look a little younger, though. Denton High School is staging the production beginning Thursday, double-casting many of the major roles in order to give more students a chance to perform. And it’s safe to say those students bring a different perspective to the show. “I tell people: ‘She’s a straight-up G’,” senior Joanna Ceja says of Bloody Mary, the island native who, it must be said, is quite the hustler. You can read more of the students’ thoughts in this feature on dentonrc.com.
QUOTABLE: “We do at least 120 dates a year. I hear that some younger bands just want to focus on their records, and they think touring stinks. Well, if that’s true, they should go back to college and figure out what they really should do for a living.”
PAID IN PUBLIC: If you are a visual artist who works on a large scale, you’ve got a new opportunity to get your art in front of people. The Henderson Art Project is accepting applications through Feb. 19, and seven finalists will receive $800 each. And that’s not all – an online vote will award prizes of $3,500, $2,500 and $1,500 to three of those finalists. Haven’t heard of the Henderson Art Project? Its founder, Scott Trent, will tell you all about it on dallasnews.com.