Watch CBS News

Best Spring 2014 DFW Theater Productions

Spring is almost here and it is time to get out and see some of Dallas' best theatrical performances. While comedy might be in for spring, there are opportunities to explore deeper trains of thought in dramatic pieces.

Die Tote Stadt
The Dallas Opera
Winspear Opera House
2403 Flora St.
Dallas, TX 75201
(214) 443-1043

Date: March 21, 23, 26, 29 and April 6, 2014

"Die Tote Stadt" is the operatic tale of a man's obsession with a woman he loved and lost. The cast features world-class performers like Jay Hunter Morris, Ann Petersen and Morgan Smith. Emotionally stirring compositions conducted by Sebastian Lang-Lessing and beautifully designed projections pull the audience into the mind of a man challenged by the memory of his deceased wife. Will he be released from the grip of memories' past in order to live again? Directed by Mikael Melbye, "Die Tote Stadt" is one theatrical performance that should be a must see for spring.

We are Proud to Present a Presentation . . .
Undermain Theatre
3200 Main St.
Dallas, TX 75226
(214) 747-5515

Date: March 19 - April 19, 2014

The regional premier of "We Are Proud To Present A Presentation About the Herero of Namibia, Formerly Known as South-West Africa, From the German Sudwestafrika, Between the Years 1884-1915," directed by Dylan Key, is a satire that surrounds a group of actors that are attempting to put on a presentation. There is a lot of research to be done for them to understand what it was like to be black Africans under German colonization. As they search for understanding, they explore the depths of their beliefs within the relationships of the group.

Ropes & Stone
WingSpan Theatre Company
Bath House Cultural Center
521 E. Lawther Road
Dallas, TX 75218
(214) 675-6573
www.wingspantheatre.comDate: April 11-12, 2014 at 7:30 p.m.A staged reading of "Ropes & Stone," by Dallas playwright and Wall Street Journal award winner Arnold Shelby and directed by Susan Sargeant featuring Nancy Munger as Judy Stone and Mark Oristano as Derek Ropes, will be presented at the Bath House Cultural Center. "Ropes & Stone" centers on a 40-year relationship of two New York artists. Stone is a music icon who retires to pursue painting. She considers resurrecting her music career as a storm rolls into New York, isolating her and Ropes in their loft to confront the next chapter in their lives. All tickets are pay what you can.

Related: Best Directors In The Local Theater Scene In DFW

Hunting and Gathering
Amphibian Stage Productions
120 S. Main St.
Fort Worth, TX 76104
(817) 923-3012

Date: April 10 - May 4, 2014

Brooke Berman's comedy "Hunting and Gathering," directed by Dr. Harry Parker, focuses on four 20- and 30-somethings as they deal with the challenges of finding the perfect real estate in New York City. The search, like finding the perfect relationship, explores finding "the one" and the true meaning of home.

Theatre Three
2800 Routh St.
Dallas, TX 75201
(214) 871-3300

Date: April 24 - May 18, 2014

In the Southwest premier of this new Broadway comedy by Theresa Rebeck, Leonard, best known for being a grandstanding foreign correspondent, is a one-time celebrated novelist who is now a writing guru for four aspiring young writers. Leonard appears to be superior with a natural ability to rip prose to shreds. These young writers learn more about Leonard and so does he about his core values.

Related: Best College Productions To See This Year In The DFW Area

Robin D. Everson is a native Chicagoan who resides in Dallas, Texas. Her appreciation for art, food, wine, people and places has helped her become a well-respected journalist. A life-long lover of education, Robin seeks to learn and enlighten others about culture. You can find her work at 
View CBS News In
CBS News App Open
Chrome Safari Continue
Be the first to know
Get browser notifications for breaking news, live events, and exclusive reporting.