While it may not feel like a new season outside, September marks a new season for many theater and performing arts organizations in Dallas-Fort Worth.
It's time to book up your cultural calendars and get in the know about fall theater happenings with the TodayTix Fall Season Kickoff: two weeks of exclusive prices to the hottest shows from September-December, all on the TodayTix app. Kickoff prices are only available September 4-18.
Here are the top 10 DFW theater, opera, and dance companies spotted offering deals in the TodayTix Fall Season Kickoff:
1. Dallas Theater Center
The Tony Award-winning company begins its 2018-19 season with Robert Harling's Steel Magnolias, and tickets to the Southern charmer are 40 percent off (or $36) with the TodayTix link. Also coming up quick for 40 percent off are the holiday staple A Christmas Carol ($36) and DTC playwright-in-residence Will Power's Fetch Clay Make Man ($35). Non-planners can still score $20 day-of rush tickets to these shows and the rest of DTC's full season by checking TodayTix.
2. Texas Ballet Theater
It's never to early to plan your holiday outings, especially where The Nutcracker is concerned. Journey to the Kingdom of Sweets with Clara and her nutcracker prince for 36 percent off ($30). But before that, you can experience mystery, deceit, and romance as the Queen of the Nile comes to power in Cleopatra, with tickets costing only $35.
3. Dallas Opera
Bizet's sensual score provides the ideal backdrop for Carmen, about an iconic gypsy and the men who can't help but love her. It and The Flying Dutchman, Wagner's ghostly folk tale, are both 10 percent off, with the former costing $23 and the latter $32.
4. Kitchen Dog Theater
Philip Ridley's black comedy Radiant Vermin is 50 percent off, with tickets costing only $10. When a young couple is offered an ideal house by a mysterious stranger, it prompts the question: How far would any of us go to get our dream home?
5. Bruce Wood Dance
Three exciting dances from the repertoire of the troupe's namesake choreographer are showcased in All Bruce. At a 31 percent savings, the tickets are $24.
6. WaterTower Theatre
You can catch artistic director Joanie Schultz's adaptation of Ibsen's classic A Doll's House ($32) and the return of the movement-based holiday show The Great Distance Home ($40).
7. Circle Theatre
Tickets are only $15 (a 60 percent savings) to Jaclyn Backhaus' off-the-wall comedy Men on Boats. Ten volunteers chart the course of the Colorado River in the true(ish) story of the 1869 Grand Canyon expedition.
8. Uptown Players
The entire original cast returns for part two of Tony Kushner's Angels in America: Perestroika, priced at $30. Also part of the Gay History Play Festival is The Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pelkey ($20), a rewarding tale about the difference one young boy makes in the lives of those who reside in a small New Jersey town.
9. Imprint Theatreworks
Closing out its inaugural season is Willy Russel's West End hit Blood Brothers. The musical tells the unforgettable story of twins separated at birth who grow up on opposite sides of class and culture. Tickets are $20, or a 20 percent savings.
10. Theatre Three
A mere $10 will score a ticket to your choice of Once, The Moors, or Solstice. The Tony-winning musical features an ensemble that plays its own instruments, while Jen Silverman's Victorian-set play includes a haunting score of its own. Local playwright Jonathan Norton has plucked his beloved characters from the premiere production of Solstice, Stuart and Paulette, and put them into a star vehicle of their own this year.