Sandie’s Arts Blog: Easter Weekend Entertainment

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It’s been a very difficult week for our beautiful North Texas neighborhoods and friends and families. Hoping all are doing well and coping with the aftermath of Tuesday’s horrific tornadoes… we are a strong community — we will rally around each other.

If you are looking for some relief in the way of entertainment and art — there is plenty to choose from this week. Step into the magical world of Kathy Burks Theatre of Puppetry Arts at the Dallas Children’s Theater as they present “Young King Arthur.” Steeped in British legend and myth, the beloved story of a boy whose destiny to become king unfolds before your eyes in this world premiere puppet production. Who will pull the sword from the stone? The beloved story of a boy whose destiny to become king unfolds before your eyes with the very special talents of Kathy Burks puppets, now through April 7 at Dallas Children’s Theater.

“Tigers Be Still” continues at the Dallas Theater Center. This 90-minute look at depression, and how four people deal with it in a light way, makes for great conversation after the play in their Stay Late program. Make sure you allow time to discuss the play with actors at the Wyly in Dallas, through May 26.

North Texans love The Caveman and he’s back! Popular local actor John Venerable stars in “Defending the Caveman,” the longest running solo play in Broadway history, as it comes to Contemporary Theatre of Dallas now through April 15. With hilarious insight on contemporary feminism, masculine sensitivity and the erogenous zones, “Defending the Caveman” mines the common themes in relationships that go straight to the funny bone while warming the heart. “Defending the Caveman” makes us laugh at ourselves, about all the ways that men and woman fight, laugh and love.

As Easter approaches this weekend, make sure you do not miss what MSN has called ‘One of the Top 14 Places in the World to See Spring Flowers.’ The Dallas Arboretum dazzles with 500,000 tulips, daffodils, Dutch iris and hyacinths; plus another 100,000 pansies, violas, poppies, 6,000 azaleas and 100 cherry trees. Check the website for additional special events during this time, such as the Artscape art show, Easter activities and more. Some activities may have changed due to Tuesday’s weather, so check before you head out.

Next week, we will talk to the great George Hamilton when he pulls into town for “La Cage Aux Folles” at the Music Hall at Fair Park.

Stay safe and see you next week… center stage!

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