This is the closing weekend of Nice Work If You Can Get It at Musical Hall at Fair Park. The Gershwins are a most fitting close to the 74th season of Dallas Summer Musicals. Click thru for the movie releases for this weekend and 6 September Must-See events.
A Five Star Life is a delightful trip that tackles the question of whether a family is more important than the individual. Margherita Buy plays the independent Irene, a luxury hotel critic, with a wonderful mixture of outward confidence and inner struggle. Her journey to the world's finest cities and hotels masks a void that slowly engulfs her life. Luckily the audience can enjoy the scenic beauty while also marveling at Margherita's enlightening inner journey. A lead performance that deserves high praise and recognition in award season.
For a completely unique turn at the "coming-of-age" story there is German film Wetlands. Young Carla Juri is a marvel as the Eighteen year-old Helen Memel. The film doesn't shy away from any taboo and certainly will test some audiences sensabilities. But through all the vulgarity is an honest and open look at one girl's way of handling the impact of divorce on her life. Easily a film that will cause much debate and fervor.
This week's movie releases are a strong showcase of the power of talented actresses who the camera adores.
Selig's September Six.
6. DSO Classical Season Opens with Mahler 9 – Our Maestro Jaap van Zweden unleashes a personal favorite of his to open the season!
5. Conor Oberst at Strauss Square – Bright Eyes soulful singer embarks on a solo trek that lands in the Dallas Arts District this month. Don't be afraid to bring tissues because Conor knows sorrow!
4. Dinosaurs Live at Heard Museum – Mckinney gets taken over by DINOSAURS!! It's awesome to run around being scared by these guys.
3. Tomorrow Come Today – Undermain's upcoming sci-fi free-for-all showcases Gordon Dahlquist. Montgomery Sutton was great in STT's Booth earlier this year and this one looks like another juicy role (or roles?). "Dahlquist’s futuristic thriller takes us on a shape-shifting ride into a world all-too familiar to our own." = SOLD!
2. TITAS Presents Momix at Winspear Opera House – Moses Pendleton and his dynamic dancers are unique, bold and innovative.
1. Dallas Theater Center presents The Rocky Horror Picture Show – You either already have your ticket or you're a VIRGIN! Come pop that cherry at DTC!!!