2017 Regional Theatre Tony Award® Recipient Dallas Theater Center returns for its innovative 2020-2021 season with virtual productions, two immersive theater experiences, a world premiere comedy, an adaptation of a best selling book, and a musical celebrating essential workers. The entire season will feature our Diane and Hal Brierley Resident Acting Company and our production staff as lead designers for sound, lighting, video, costumes and set design.
Directed by Tiffany Nichole Greene
Featuring members of the Diane and Hal Brierley Resident Acting Company
This creative spin on Grimm’s fairy tales takes place around the Dee and Charles Wyly Theatre starting February 14th. Guests will take a self-guided tour through various locations. Patrons will start their storybook journey in the Lexus Silver parking garage. From there, the story is told in several segments, each step along the path revealing a new part of the story.
The production will include comic strips, pop-up story books, as well as pre-recorded video and audio elements. It culminates in a unique moment at the end requiring each audience member to make a moral choice based on the impact of the fairytale they have just witnessed. The production was created specifically for this cast and this location. The varied storytelling components and guiding narrative make for a truly distinctive experience.
WORLD PREMIERE April 3 – May 15, 2021
Written by Jonathan Norton
Directed by Kevin Moriarty
The world premiere comedy from playwright-in-residence Jonathan Norton (penny candy), written specifically for this special season. The Scott County Community Playhouse is the pride of Cedar Oak, Texas, a city ravaged by the second largest drug-fueled HIV outbreak to ever hit small town America. When the COVID-19 pandemic shuts down the playhouse production of Angels in America, the loss is a devastating blow to a city desperate to mend. As the virus spreads, Cedar Oak’s dark past comes to the surface, and best friends LeAnne (Sally Nystuen Vahle) and Tweedy-Bird (Liz Mikel) – affectionately known as “the cake ladies” – must confront their buried secrets in order to make Angels soar again!
April 10 – May 15, 2021
Based on the book by Cheryl Strayed
Adapted by Nia Vardalos
Directed by Joel Ferrell
Based on the acclaimed NY Times bestseller, Tiny Beautiful Things follows Sugar, an online advice columnist who uses her personal experiences to help the real-life readers who pour their hearts out to her. Tiny Beautiful Things is rich with humor, insight, compassion and absolute honesty – a play about reaching out when you want to sink in, healing when you’re broken, and having the courage to ask questions with no easy answers.
June 1 – June 27, 2021
Based on the book by Studs Terkel, adapted by Stephen Schwartz and Nina Faso with additional contributions by Gordon Greenberg
Songs by Craig Caarnelia, Micki Grant, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Mary Rodgers and Susan Birkenhead, Stephen Schwartz, James Taylor
Directed by Tiana Kaye Blair
The lyrics of the first song say it all: “I hear America singing.” Based on Studs Terkel’s bestselling book, this unique musical features the real-life words of average working Americans, set to music by a diverse collection of extraordinary story-telling songwriters. Through original songs by Stephen Schwartz (Wicked), Lin-Manuel Miranda (Hamilton, In the Heights), James Taylor, and others, Working lifts up the voices of teachers, waiters, truck drivers and the essential workers who often go unnoticed but whose work uplifts our lives day in and day out.