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​​2014-2015 Season 


   
  SENSE AND SENSIBILITY
Apr. 23 - May 24, 2015
Kalita Humphreys Theater

SENSE AND SENSIBILITY
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Dallas Theater Center's 2015-2016 subscription season includes the hit Broadway musical Dreamgirls; Shakespeare’s classic, Romeo and JulietAll the Way, the Tony Award®-winning Best Play about President Lyndon Baines Johnson, produced in collaboration with Houston’s Alley Theatre; and a toe-tapping, hootin’ hollerin’ good time with the world premiere of a new musical comedy, MOONSHINE: That Hee Haw Musical written by two of country music’s brightest stars, Shane McAnally and Brandy Clark. We’ve also got an explosive production of the Broadway drama, The Mountaintop, in the Wyly’s Studio Theatre; a world premiere new play by MacArthur Foundation Fellow playwright Sam Hunter, Clarkston; and a brand new play about immigration, Deferred Action, which is the culmination of DTC’s collaboration with Cara Mia Theatre Co.  And, returning for a third season as a subscription add-on is Dallas' favorite family holiday tradition, A Christmas Carol.

 

Book and Lyrics by Tom Eyer
Music by Henry Krieger    
Directed by Joel Ferrell    
Wyly Theatre

Tony®s, Oscars, Grammys …
this modern-day classic sparkles with almost as many awards and accolades as its costumes have sequins. Take a trip back to the seminal music scene of the 1960s, when young women sang their way to musical prominence in a man’s world. Set in the Motown era that brought us powerhouse voices like Aretha Franklin, Diana Ross—and ultimately Destiny’s Child and Beyoncé—Dreamgirls explodes from the stage with legendary songs and timeless appeal.

by William Shakespeare  
Directed by Joel Ferrell    
​Kalita Humphreys Theater

From Joel Ferrell, the director behind DTC’s 2014 blockbuster hit The Rocky Horror Show, Romeo and Juliet bursts breathlessly to life as the Bard’s immortal tale of impetuous young lovers and the senseless hatred that poisons their hope asks the question: can any generation escape the sins
of the fathers? This sleek, sexy new production immerses you in the emotional chaos of two innocent teens fighting desperately to choose their own destiny.

by Robert Schenkkan  
Directed by Kevin Moriarty  
Wyly Theatre
A co-production with
​  Alley Theatre

Winner of the 2014 Tony Award®, this suspenseful Texas-sized new play about one of the most powerful Texans, takes us from the earliest moments of Lyndon B. Johnson’s accidental presidency to his hard-won landslide election one year later. The resident acting companies of Dallas Theater Center and Houston’s Tony Award®-winning Alley Theatre join together to create this monumental play, which will be performed in both cities.  Robert Schenkkan’s masterful script paints a gripping portrayal of LBJ, civil rights hero, ruthless bully, and perhaps one of our greatest legislative presidents. With a title harkening back to the slogan for his 1964 campaign, All the Way is a searing and enthralling dramatization that explores political gridlock, strong-arm manipulation, and the morality of politics and power. Contains adult language.


 
Music and Lyrics by
  Brandy Clark and
 Shane McAnally
Book by Robert Horn
Directed by Gary Griffin    
Wyly Theatre

Hilarious and downright irreverent, MOONSHINE: That Hee Haw Musical distills the spirit of an iconic television series and bottles it into an original musical comedy! Set in present-day Kornfield Kounty, this highly anticipated show introduces a new generation of irresistible characters as it tells the story of Misty Mae, the ultimate hometown girl who heads out to follow her dreams in the big city… of Tampa. When she returns home to introduce her slick city-boy beau to her friends and family, everything goes haywire! Featuring an original score by 2014 CMA winners and Grammy® nominees Brandy Clark and Shane McAnally (two of country music's hottest singer/songwriters), a book by Robert Horn, direction by Gary Griffin, choreography by Denis Jones and orchestrations by Tony® and Grammy® Award winner Stephen Oremus, MOONSHINE: That Hee Haw Musical gets the Broadway treatment when it has its eagerly awaited World Premiere this fall at DTC.

by Katori Hall   
Wyly Theatre • Studio Theatre

What thoughts and emotions were pulsing through Martin Luther King, Jr.’s mind and heart on his last night on Earth? Set in Memphis’ Lorraine motel just hours before the civil-rights leader was assassinated, The Mountaintop presents King as a very human man, stripped of the mountains of mythology now woven into his remembrance. This recent Broadway hit and the 2010 winner of Britain’s Olivier Award for Best New Play will bring every audience member within feet of the actors in an intensely intimate Studio Theatre production. Crackling with metaphysical magical realism, The Mountaintop throws lightning bolts of insight upon our societal strengths and frailties and our own personal accomplishments and failings as, with Dr. King, we ponder the cost of what we contribute and the legacy of what we leave behind. ​

by Samuel D. Hunter
Wyly Theatre • Studio Theatre 

Meet Jake, a descendant of the explorer William Clark, who has recently been diagnosed with Huntington’s disease; and Chris, who is searching for a way to use his degree in Post-Colonial Gender Studies to make a discernible contribution to society. Against the backdrop of an increasingly corporatized and dehumanized American West, these two young men attempt to join together to forge ahead into an uncertain future. Leavened with humor and compassion, Clarkston juxtaposes day-to-day existence with historical allusions and larger themes of faith and doubt. 

Written by 2014 MacArthur Foundation Fellow Samuel D. Hunter, one of the most provocative new voices in American theater, Clarkston continues DTC’s commitment to bringing the nation’s most exciting writers to Dallas.

by David Lozano and Lee Trull
Directed by David Lozano   
Wyly Theatre
A co-production with
  Cara Mía Theatre Co.

The world premiere of DTC’s collaboration with Cara Mía Theatre Co., Deferred Action focuses on Javier Mejía, one of the immigrants known as Dreamers who arrived in the USA as an undocumented minor. Now, after years in the States, he finds himself caught in the tangle of existing immigration laws, new presidential policies and the harsh reality of living in the shadows. Javier hopes that temporary administrative mechanisms like Deferred Action will be the answer to his dilemma. But will hope be snatched away? Can politicians who say they are the Dreamers’ friends be trusted? Deferred Action follows the lives, loopholes, and dangers of those who dare to dream.


 
By Charles Dickens
Adapted by Kevin Moriarty
Directed by Christie Vela

The must-see family tradition that marks the beginning of Dallas’ holiday season, A Christmas Carol is a critically acclaimed, delightfully reimagined take on Dickens’ enduring classic. The Dallas Morning News proclaimed this transcendent, all-ages musical treat “socially conscious... and theatrically spectacular.” Join us as Scrooge returns to the Wyly Theatre, where the audience will be surrounded by magical ghosts flying above, scary ghosts bursting out of the floor and snow falling on everyone, bringing this timeless story to vivid new life. With two years of record breaking box offices, only subscribers are guaranteed access to this beloved holiday classic!

 

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