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STOMP: No dialogue, no plot – all music, percussion and thrills

Take an excellent drum line and turn it into a dance corp. Then give it acting lessons and drop it off in New York City. Provide a spot on Broadway and tell it to create a show with whatever it can find in the allies. The result may look a little like STOMP.


Show Don’t Tell workshop: A writer’s review

A horse crossing the road might not seem like an interesting topic, but to a room filled with the Silver Leos Writing Guild, it’s a gold mine.


The Dallas Opera’s Rigoletto: Practically perfect production sparkles, delights

Maybe it’s the glorious new venue. Maybe it’s the chemistry between the singers. Maybe it’s the debut of Dallas’ own Laura Claycomb. Whatever it is, the Dallas Opera needs to bottle it – because it works.


Setting the Stage: SSISD drama students presenting ‘Dracula: The Vampire Play’ for UIL competition

Josh Bain (Dracula) and Blaine Surber (Professor Van Helsing, seated) watch as Sulphur Springs High School drama teacher Dawn Doyle arranges a miniature “unit set” of “Dracula,” which they will perform at 7 p.m. Saturday, March 26, at the Civic Center and then again in UIL One-Act Play competition at Texas High School in Texarkana on Thursday, March 31. Also pictured are (center to right) Kayla Hiller, Kristin Ramsey, Lexi McCaig and Skyler Sinclair (Mina). Staff Photo by Luis Noble


Sulphur Springs High School drama teacher Dawn Doyle started thinking about next week’s UIL One-Act Play contest last fall. She wanted something “sensational and more competitive.”


James Valenti: Playing a bad boy, enjoying a good run - Rising opera star returns to Dallas stage in ‘Rigoletto’

In the Dallas Opera’s 2009 production of “La Bohéme,” New Jersey native James Valenti won the hearts of audiences and critics alike with his moving performance as the “young, romantic swain” Rodolfo.

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