Theatrically Speaking for March and April 2023

By Nancy Churnin
February 28, 2023

Dallas-Fort Worth Stages Help Us Laugh, Wonder, and Feel the Music.

The new national tours of Moulin Rouge! The Musical and Tootsie, regional productions of Beautiful, and Into the Woods, and thoughtful new shows about immigration, mental health, and magical worlds sparkle on local stages.

Man Cave

By John J. Caswell, Jr.

Four women convert the luxurious basement man cave of a wealthy Republican Congressman into their own spiritual war room in this regional premiere directed by Christie Vela for Kitchen Dog Theater.

Where: Trinity River Arts Center | 2600 N. Stemmons Freeway, Dallas

When:  Now through Mar. 5



To Die: Go in Leaves, By Frida Kahlo

By Cara Mia Theatre Company

Take a visually infused journey through the paintings and life of painter Frida Kahlo in this original play devised by Cara Mia Theatre Company and directed by Jeffry Farrell. The company will perform English and Spanish shows in repertory.

Where: Latino Cultural Center | 2600 Live Oak St., Dallas

When: Now through Mar. 12



On Your Feet!

Get ready to tap your toes to a Cuban-fusion pop beat when AT&T Performing Arts Center presents the national tour of this Broadway jukebox musical about the lives of 26-time Grammy Award-winners Gloria and Emilio Estefan.

Where: Winspear Opera House | 2403 Flora St., Dallas

When: Mar. 2–4



Silver Foxes

Queer men rescue their best friend from a homophobic assisted living facility in a comedy from the writers of The Golden Girls. Uptown Players presents at Theatre Three, with an ASL interpreted performance Mar. 5.

Where: Theatre Three | 2688 Laclede St., Dallas

When: Mar. 2–12



Beautiful: The Carole King Musical

Book by Douglas McGrath, Music by Gerry Goffin/Carole King, Barry Mann./Cynthia Weil

Casa Manana scores a coup with this regional production of the Broadway hit about the life of Carole King, who rose from humble Brooklyn roots to the top of the pop charts with classics like “You’ve Got a Friend,” “Beautiful,” and more.

Where: Casa Manana | 3101 W. Lancaster Ave., Fort Worth

When: Mar. 4–12



Moulin Rouge! The Musical

This adaptation of the Baz Luhrmann film about Bohemians, aristocrats, theater, and music, became a jukebox musical that took home the Tony Award for Best Musical. Broadway Dallas presents the show’s national tour in Dallas and Performing Arts Fort Worth in Fort Worth.

Where: Music Hall at Fair Park | 909 1st Ave., Dallas

When: Mar. 15–Apr. 2



The Butterfly’s Evil

A beetle falls in love with an injured butterfly in this fantastical, tragic love story directed by Jeffrey Schmidt for Theatre Three.

Where: Theatre Three | 2688 Laclede St., Dallas

When: Apr. 6–30



Into the Woods

Catch this classic about wishes, dreams, and the wisdom in fairy tales! Dallas Theater Center presents this classic musical in the intimacy of the Wyly Theatre. It’s one of the last regional productions permitted before the Broadway show’s national tour.

Where: Wyly Theatre | 2400 Flora St., Dallas

When: Apr. 7–30



He’s Born, He’s Borne

Undermain Theatre presents an ambitious workshop production of David Rabe’s new play about a primitive, medieval world where angels are real and people can entreat them for help in saving a beloved child from the underworld. Kara-Lynn Vaeni directs.

Where: Undermain Theatre | 3200 Main St., Dallas

When: Apr. 12–30




A teenager is sent by her family to live with her father in a new country in this story about building home and identity without forgetting your origins. Orígenes/Origins will be performed in Spanish with English supertitles. In this world premiere collaboration from Cara Mia Theatre in Dallas and the Laboratorio de la Mascara from Mexico City, supported by the TACA New Works Fund.

Where: Latino Cultural Center | 2600 Live Oak St., Dallas

When: Apr. 15–30




A male actor pretends to be a woman and lands a role in a daytime soap opera. Now he must keep pretending to be a woman in public — and learns a lot about himself in the process. Broadway Dallas presents the national tour in Dallas and Performing Arts Fort Worth in Fort Worth.

Where: Winspear Opera House | 2403 Flora St., Dallas

When: Apr. 18–30


Where: Bass Performance Hall | 525 Commerce St., Fort Worth

When: May 9–14



The Manic Monologues

What is it like to live with mental illness? Zack Burton was finishing his Ph. D at Stanford University when he experienced his first psychotic break. Now, he and his partner/co-creator Elisa Hofmeister have created a show to disrupt the stigma around mental illness. Ashley Puckett Gonzales directs this regional premiere for WaterTower Theatre.

Where: WaterTower Theatre | 15650 Addison Rd., Addison

When:  Apr. 19–30


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