BEHIND THE SCENES: Later this month, Theatre Three will stage [title of show], a musical about people writing a musical. The show’s writers documented its trip from Off-Broadway to Broadway in a series of Web videos. And so Theatre Three thought it would follow up on that idea by posting its own videos showing how the show goes from page to stage. The first one is posted above; we’ll be sure to let you know when future installments are ready to watch.
UPDATE: The second video is now available here.
ROLL CAMERA: So you might have heard, the Dallas International Film Festival starts tonight. (Take a listen to my preview that airs today here.) Star Telegram Movie Critic Chris Kelly thought that was a good reason to point out that North Texas is quite the hotbed of indie filmmaking. And the filmmakers from the area have various reasons for staying put. “There’s a lot to be said for working in a place where you’re comfortable, and I grew up here,” says David Lowery, whose St. Nick was an award-winner at last year’s AFI Dallas. “I do stuff here that I couldn’t do in Los Angeles,” Earthling director Clay Liford says. “In L.A., you get talked out of making films.”
COME FLY WITH ME: If you’re a kid who wants a career on the stage, these are good times for you. Last week, the Dallas Opera auditioned boys between 4-8 for a role in its upcoming production of Madame Butterfly. And now the Dallas Theater Center is looking for “five talented boys ages 7-13 with excellent musical theater skills” to act in its upcoming It’s a Bird…It’s a Plane…It’s Superman. If you or someone you know fits that description, auditions will be held Monday at noon, 3, 5 and 7 at Kalita Humphreys Theater. Bring a headshot, resume, prepared monologue, and one minute of an upbeat musical theater song to be sung a cappella. Questions? E-mail Laura Hix (email@example.com).