Valentine’s Day is a day to celebrate love. Whether they are enjoying their first Valentine’s together or their fiftieth, couples often go out for dinner, followed by a show. Of course, the best shows for Valentine’s Day are always the romantic ones. Whether, serious or silly, they add an appropriate feeling to the night of love. To that end, here are some of the best options for shows in DFW this Valentine’s Day.
I Love you, You’re Perfect, Now Change
2800 Routh St., #168
Dallas, TX 75201
Hours: Through Feb. 26
“I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change” initially ran from 2000 to 2003, and is the longest running theater production in Dallas. It has now become an annual show. It is a musical comedy that tells a hilarious story of dating and marriage. This performance is at the Theatre Three location, but actually in the basement performance space, Theatre Too. If you haven’t been to a show there, be prepared for an intimate theater experience, unparalleled in larger theaters.
3101 W. Lancaster Ave.
Fort Worth, TX 76107
www.casamanana.orgHours: Through Feb. 24If you don’t want to leave the kids at home this Valentine’s Day or couldn’t find a babysitter, there is still a chance to enjoy the theater. “Rapunzel! Rapunzel! A Very Hairy Fairy Tale” is showing at Casa Manana this February. It is a slightly different version of the classic fairy tale and can be enjoyed by all ages. It’s appropriate for Valentine’s Day because of the underlying romantic tale, but the story will delight children all February long.Related: Best Tasting Menus In DFW
Omni Dallas Hotel at Park West
1590 Lyndon B Johnson Freeway
Dallas, TX 75234
www.murdermysterytexas.comFriday, Feb. 15 – 7:00-11:30 p.m.This murder mystery show isn’t just a show, it’s an interactive comedic mystery in addition to dinner and a night of dancing. Tickets for this special Valentine’s Day celebration are $89 per person, and include dinner, one drink ticket, cash bar, the mystery show, a DJ and dancing. If you want to add a room at the hotel for the night and breakfast in the morning, you can do so for $130 per couple. This can be a Valentine’s evening, night and morning if you want a little romance, a little intrigue and a little fun.
Romeo & Juliet
Dallas Symphony Orchestra
Meyerson Symphony Center
2301 Flora St.
Dallas, TX 75201
Hours: Feb. to Feb. 17
What better way to celebrate Valentine’s Day than with the music of Shakespeare’s ultimate love story? “Romeo and Juliet” will be performed along with the romance of Debussy’s “Iberia” and Rodrigo’s “Concerto de Aranjuez.” Marco Barrueco with play a special guitar performance for the occasion. An evening at the symphony always makes an elegant date.
650 N. Coit Road
Richardson, TX, 75080
www.rcttheatre.comFeb. 14 to 17 – 7:30 p.m.
Feb. 17 – 2 p.m.
Price: $12-$20“Barefoot in the Park” is a cute romantic comedy. The title is probably familiar to you from the 1967 film with Robert Redford and Jane Fonda. It is a light-hearted, and less expensive, way to spend Valentine’s Day. It will bring you both back to the early days of your relationship when the two of you were first falling in love, or perhaps relate to you now if you’re currently in a budding romance.Related: Best Spots For Cabaret In DFW
Emilie DesJardins currently works in Dallas television and worked with KRLD Restaurant Week for several years before that. She is always trying new places around the Metroplex to find the best food and unique things to do. See her work at Examiner.com.