THE LITTLEST METHOD ACTOR: In Dallas Children’s Theater’s Madeline’s Christmas, the show’s namesake is rushed to the hospital to have her appendix out. And Madie Buckles, who plays Madeline in the production, can feel her character’s pain – during rehearsals in October, the same thing happened to her. “First I was crying because I didn’t want to get surgery,” the 10-year-old tells dallasnews.com. “But it helped me thinking about Madeline because she was brave.” Catch the show through Dec. 22.
CAPTURING ‘THE FORT’: On Friday, we posted the video of The Fort, Erik Clapp’s short that played the recent Lone Star International Film Festival. The time-lapse film was shot over the summer and captures Fort Worth in a blur of lines and color. Clapp says that his intentions were simple. “I just tried to capture the energy of the city,” he tells dfw.com. “It was so hot this summer, and I really tried to focus on interesting shots and key things in the city and not try to commercialize it so much.”
CATCHING UP WITH LIZA: If you’ve lived around here for a while, you might remember the name Liza Richardson. The SMU grad worked at KNON and KERA before heading off to KCRW in Los Angeles, where she still hosts a weekly show. And when she’s not doing that, she’s the music supervisor for several TV shows, including Hawaii Five-O and the recently wrapped Friday Night Lights. She talks to texasmonthly.com about how she got into the music scene by hanging out in Deep Ellum and how she still uses Texas music in her shows.