HISTORY IN DENTON: Denton’s Campus Theatre has lived many lives. It opened in 1949 and ran as a movie house until the era of the multiplex put it out of business in 1985. The Denton Arts Council bought it in 1990 and it became a home to performing arts groups in the city when it opened again in 1995. And this week, it will be named a Recorded Texas Historic Landmark by the Texas Historical Commission. The Denton Record-Chronicle has much more about why the building warrants the highest honor the state gives to a historic structure.
GOING DEEP: The New York Times has taken notice of Deep Ellum’s resurgence. The Dallas neighborhood is the subject of the paper’s “Surfacing” feature in Sunday’s Travel section, which is devoted to U.S. destinations. So don’t be surprised if you hear a lot of New York accents the next time n you visit the All Good Café, Tucker’s Blues, La Grange or Trees, all of whom are featured in the story.
LET’S GET SUPER: Are you getting all geeked up for the Dallas Theater Center’s It’s a Bird! It’s a Plane! It’s Superman!, which opens June 18? The show had its first rehearsal on Friday, which, as Jerome reported, turned into a Superman history lesson. One person who is definitely fired up to be a part of the production is Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, who practically begged to write the book for the show. He and DTC Artistic Director Kevin Moriarty spoke with dallasnews.com about how the production – which Moriarty dubs “the largest project we’ve ever done” – came together.