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Wednesday Morning Roundup

by Stephen Becker 11 Apr 2012 8:00 AM

Today in the roundup: Both sides of La Cage, Leslie Jordan on his one-man show and poetry and painting in Denton.


DOUBLE VISION: Dallas Summer Musicals is currently hosting the touring the La Cage aux Folles tour – the version that won the Tony for best revival of a musical in 2010. The show stars George Hamilton as Georges and Christopher Sieber as Albin. But if you see Sieber mouthing Hamilton’s lines, it can be excused – he’s also played Georges in this same production. He talks to about the unique distinction.

ON THE ROAD AGAIN: You know Leslie Jordan from his role on Will & Grace and his bit part in The Help. But for much of his career, he’s actually been more like David Sedaris, touring the country telling humorous stories about his life and career. From Monday through tonight, he’s been holed up at Contemporary Theatre of Dallas performing his one-man show Fruitfly. He talks to about he developed the show. And what he came up with seems to be working according to Mark Lowry’s review.

CROSS-POLLINATION: “Merging Visions” in Denton is a joint production of the Denton Poets Assembly and the Visual Arts Society of Texas. The show, which celebrates its fifth anniversary this month, asks poets and visual artists to be inspired by each others’ work to create new pieces for the three Denton libraries. “I think any organization has to have a strategy if it wants to stay relevant,” Lynne Cox, the art society’s executive director, tells “I know in my career and in my art, I want to do something meaningful. When I look at this exhibition, I think this is impactful. I think this is meaningful.”