2017 Regional Theatre Tony Award® Recipient Dallas Theater Center welcomes you back to live performances with the I PREFER THE CLASSICS 3-play package, which includes a classic American musical, one of the most beloved American plays ever written, and the revival of an award-winning play that is finally receiving its Broadway debut this fall after a 66-year delay.
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By Thornton Wilder // Featuring translated passages by Nilo Cruz and Jeff Augustin
Directed by Tatiana Pandiani
Kalita Humphreys Theater
January 27 – February 20, 2022
One of the most beloved American plays ever written, Our Town follows the Webb and Gibbs families as their children fall in love, marry and eventually–in one of the most famous scenes in American theater–die. Narrated by a stage manager and performed with minimal props and sets, Our Town depicts the fictional small town of Grover’s Corners, New Hampshire, through three acts: “Daily Life,” “Love and Marriage” and “Death and Eternity.” In the next step for a play that Wilder conceived from the beginning as a play about everywhere, this version is in three languages–English, Spanish and Creole. Filled with live music and infused with layers of culture and community, this special production celebrates Grover’s Corners as an international address and finds the shared humanity in all its inhabitants.
Music by Richard Rodgers // Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein
Book by Howard Lindsay & Russel Crouse
Suggested by “The Trapp Family Singers” by Maria Augusta Trap
Directed by Kevin Moriarty
Wyly Theatre, Potter Rose Performance Hall
March 25 – April 24, 2022
A country under attack. A family paralyzed by loss. And a woman who is afraid to love. Dallas Theater Center boldly reexamines one of the most exhilarating musical theater classics ever written. Winner of five Tony Awards®, including Best Musical, The Sound of Music was the final collaboration between Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II. From its opening in 1959, it immediately became the world’s most beloved musical on both stage and film. The inspirational story follows a young postulate who is dispatched to serve as governess for the seven children of an imperious naval captain, bringing joy and music to the household. But as the forces of Nazism take hold of Austria, Maria and the entire von Trapp family must make a moral decision. Join us on this vibrant journey of love and faith, and once again let your heart thrill to The Sound of Music.
By Alice Childress
Director to be announced
Kalita Humphreys Theater
May 26 – June 19, 2022
This groundbreaking American comedy/drama, both written and set in the mid-1950s, tells the story of Wiletta Mayer, an African American actress cast in a supposedly “progressive” play about racism written by a white male author–which turns out to be anything but progressive. Trouble in Mind opened off-Broadway in 1955 and became the first play by a Black female playwright to be optioned for Broadway. But when Childress, the real-life playwright, refused to change the ending at the request of the white producers, the production was called off. Seven decades later, this nearly-lost classic is making a comeback at theaters across the country–including Broadway this fall–proving that this funny and moving play is a piece for our times.
And, the family holiday tradition returns to the stage.
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By Charles Dickens || Adapted by Kevin Moriarty || Directed by Christie Vela
Nov. 24-Dec. 26 || Wyly Theatre
Dallas’ family-favorite holiday tradition.
Tis the season to be jolly when Dallas’ favorite holiday tradition returns to the Wyly Theatre! Three spirits have come to visit the miserly Ebenezer Scrooge, and to take him on a fantastic journey through Christmases past, present, and future that annually delights audiences across North Texas. But will it be enough to save Scrooge’s soul? Brimming with joyful songs, magical spirits, and holiday cheer, the Tony Award winning Dallas Theater Center’s A Christmas Carol boldly reimagines Dickens’ classic tale of joy, redemption, and the spirit of Christmas.