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Dallas' ATTPAC boosts 2019 season with 2 new touring musicals

Dallas' ATTPAC boosts 2019 season with 2 new touring musicals

Cruel Intentions the Musical
Lauren Zakrin and Carrie St. Louis in the original production of Cruel Intentions: The '90s Musical. Photo courtesy of AT&T Performing Arts Center

The AT&T Performing Arts Center has expanded its 2019 season with the addition of two new standalone shows: Cruel Intentions: The '90s Musical and The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical.

The two musicals will play concurrently, with The Lightning Thief running May 21-26, 2019, at the Winspear Opera House and Cruel Intentions showing May 22-26, 2019, at the Wyly Theatre.

Based on the 2005 fantasy-adventure novel of the same name by Rick Riordan, The Lightning Thief is a rock musical by Rob Rokicki and Joe Tracz about a teenager who newly discovers that he is a demigod and goes on an epic quest to find Zeus' missing lightning bolt and prevent a war between the Greek gods. It premiered Off Broadway in 2017.

Cruel Intentions has its roots in both the 1999 cult film and the 1782 French novel by Pierre Choderlos de Laclos. Adapted by Jordan Ross, Roger Kumble, and Lindsey Rosin, the "ultimate night out" pulls its audience into the world of Manhattan's most dangerous liaisons — teenagers Sebastian Valmont and Kathryn Merteuil — and features popular '90s hits from artists like Boyz II Men and Britney Spears. It premiered in California in 2015 and made its Off Broadway debut in 2017.

Center Circle members can purchase pre-sale tickets for both shows now, while tickets go on sale to the public at 10 am on January 25.