Theater / Concerts, Dallas
WaterTower Theatre is a community playhouse that does high-class musicals, plays, and even brings in big-name Broadway stars for private concerts. It is a not-for-profit playhouse that averages about 5 shows a year in the Addison Theatre Centre, located right by the Addison! water tower. The shows are wonderful, top of the line. This isn't just a bunch of community members singing and dancing to recordings. These are wonderful performers from all over the country!
They even have summer productions in the park for free for the community members. (See other tip.)
The last time I attended an event it was for a Christmas show with Betty Buckley, Tony-award winner. The theatre is so intimate and small that it was really a treasure. My aunt worked for her dressing room while doing Sunset Boulevard so I was so excited that our seats were so close. Definitely worth the $50/ticket price!
Tickets can range from $10-100 depending on the performance or special event. They have a wide array of events depending on the time of year you'll be visiting.
Dress Code: There are a variety of dress codes but jeans and a button down shirt would be ok for men, although most are in a sports jacket for nice performances. Women wear Sunday dress, or typical theatre dress, (nice slacks, dresses, etc).
One of the few movie theatres in Dallas that has some personality. It's been around for quite a while. They show indie films, foreign films, B-movies, midnight movies. I saw David Lynch's Eraserhead at the Inwood; that's a very disturbing movie...not to mention great. There's a bar (The Lounge) in the lobby of the theatre - it used to be a happening spot on Monday nights in Dallas - not sure now. You can have a drink and discuss the movie you just saw. Inwood Theater is another place in Dallas that's supposed to be haunted - you never know who or what is gonna sit down next to you. http://www.landmarktheatres.com/Market/Dallas/InwoodTheatreGhosts.htm
This is a multimillion dollar facility 260,000 sq ft and is the home of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra. There are concerts here all throughout the year. Just before Christmas they had a Christmas Carols evening with the Dallas Symphony Chorus. It was a fabulous night and a great way to see the inside of the centre especially all decked out in the Christmas theme. We were way up in the ‘gods’ but it was still superb and a great entertainment centre.
Shakespeare in the Park...is one of my favorite activities on a warm summers evening. It requires a really COOL GUY with an appreciation for something other than the bar, sports, & grunting.
It's a blast to put together a gourmet picnic & relax on the blanket as you tenderly feed your sweetheart and then after dessert treat eachother to backrubs! I've seen people bring wines & cheese...Basically you make it to be whatever you would like...it can be educational, 'casual', comical, fun-loving, and/or deeply romantic.
Casual..Perfect for an intimate picnic...for young lovers and great friends...It is also easy on the ole pocket book so for those on a budget who enjoy variety and quality entertaiment this is the spot!!
Dress Code: Here is the 2002 schedule:
June 20 - July 21
Thursdays - Sundays, 8:15 pm
Two Gentlemen of Verona
June 27 - 30 at Addison Circle
Thursday - Sunday, 8:15 pm
July 2 - 17 at Samuell-Grand
Tuesdays - Wednesdays, 8:15 pm
As You Like It
July 23 - 28 at Samuell-Grand
Tuesday - Sunday, 8:15 pm