Theater on the Edge
Hedwig and the Angry Inch leads provocative 2015 season for Dallas' Uptown Players
Uptown Players looks primed for another season of provocative Dallas theater: Its 2015 slate features multiple Tony Award winners, including Hedwig and the Angry Inch.
Hedwig, which won four 2014 Tony Awards, including Best Actor in a Musical for Neil Patrick Harris and Best Revival of a Musical, makes its Uptown debut August 28-September 13, 2015. The musical tells the story of Hedwig Schmidt, an East German rock 'n' roll goddess who also happens to be the victim of a botched sex-change operation.
The 2015 season kicks off with one of Uptown's patented parodies, Gilligan's Fire Island, at the Rose Room inside Station 4. Written by Jamie Morris, the same person responsible for The Facts of Life: The Lost Episode and Re-Designing Women, the play, running February 13-March 15, 2015, puts a gay twist on the beloved TV series.
Another Tony Award winner, The Nance, has its regional premiere at Uptown's usual home, Kalita Humphreys Theater. Running June 19-July 5, 2015, The Nance re-creates the naughty, raucous world of burlesque's heyday in the 1930s and tells the backstage story of Chauncey Miles and his fellow performers.
Catch Me If You Can, a 2011 Tony Award winner, is next, running July 24-August 9, 2015. The production is a musical take on the story of con man Frank Abagnale Jr., whose story was also immortalized in the 2002 Steven Spielberg film.
After Hedwig, Uptown Players' 2015 season comes to a close with Harbor, running October 9-November 7. Playing in Bryant Hall at Kalita Humphreys Theater, the comedy is about a 15-year-old girl and her ne'er-do-well mother who drop in unannounced on the Sag Harbor home of relatives, greatly testing the bonds of family.
Uptown also stages its annual fundraiser, Christmas Our Way, featuring popular holiday tunes along with Broadway show tunes both past and present. The show runs December 11-14, 2014.
Season tickets go on sale on Monday, August 4. Individual tickets, ranging anywhere from $20-$50, go on sale on October 1.