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Art&Seek Plans Your Week

by Nilufer Arsala 3 Oct 2011 12:01 PM

On tap this week: A rock ‘n’ roll musical, a rock ‘n’ roll band and even a little something for the kids.


Hey there! It’s the first full week of October, and there is TONS to do! Start tonight by heading to Addison, where WaterTower Theatre will perform Spring Awakening. The musical follows a group of teenagers in 1800s Germany who are learning all kinds of things about growing up. It has a rockin’  score that was co-written by Duncan Sheik. There is adult content though, so be sure to leave the kids at home for that one. The whole family will enjoy the Dallas Children’s Theater production of Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day, which is based on the best-selling children’s book. Kids are encouraged to show up in their PJs and bring their favorite stuffed animals to the show. Also up this week is Hamlet performed outdoors at Addison Circle Park.

A big congratulations and big HAPPY ANNIVERSARY(!) goes out to the Granada Theater as it celebrates seven years under current management. This, of course, means that there must be a party. (Hooray!) Blind Pilot, Telegraph Canyon and Dan Mangan will all perform at said party. There’s even more good news for the live music lover. Duran Duran is still hungry like the wolf and will prove it by playing at the Verizon Theatre. B.B. King will also make a pass through Grand Prairie later in the week with Leon Russell and Delbert McClinton.

Did you know that McKinney has an art walk? It’s the second Saturday of every month. That’s coming up, so be sure to mark your calendar. While you check out all of the goodness the town has to offer be sure to swing by Orisons Art and Framing Gallery to see the colorful works of area artist George Jones.

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