WIN TICKETS BEFORE YOU CAN BUY ‘EM: The Lexus Broadway Series will take up residence at the new Dallas Center for Performing Arts this fall. Which shows will be coming to town is anyone’s best guess – and that’s the point. The DCPA is holding a contest, asking you to guess what the first four shows will be. The first person to get it right will win a pair of tickets to one of the shows. The series schedule will be announced on April 6. Good luck.
MAKE SPACE FOR ART TOUR: If you’ve yet to see the winners of the La Reunion TX Make Space for Art contest, a new opportunity comes on Thursday. The winning entries will be on display beginning tomorrow through April 9 at the Dallas Center for Architecture. An opening reception will take place Thursday at 6:30 p.m. with a book signing.
For more about the contest and its winners, check out this recent post. For all the details on the new display, check out its listing here. And to see how some of our local artists have made space for art, check out our online Artist Spaces tour.
TO BLEED, OR NOT TO BLEED: There seem to be two approaches to simulating bloodshed onstage. Option 1 is trying to make it look as realistic as possible. Here, you risk either a) looking silly or b) grossing out your audience. The other option is to go the overly fake route, the whole red ribbon pouring out of the gut routine. But does the lack of realism take the audience out of an obviously pivotal scene? Chloe Veltman over on the Lies Like Truth blog delves into the question, and it got me wondering how our local theaters have dealt with the topic. If you’ve recently had to make this choice, let us know why you picked the way you picked and how it turned out.