Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Dallas Summer Musicals adds Mary Poppins, Wicked, Sister Act to new season - Pegasus News

The season opens with The Addams Family, which plays in Fair Park during the State Fair.

2012 lineup

2012 lineup

â€" After more than 70 years in business, Dallas Summer Musicals still knows how to draw a crowd.

Musicals featuring singing nuns to zany families will be taking the stage in Fair Park’s 73rd season, which was announced Monday.

The season includes the hits The Addams Family, Catch Me if You Can, Mary Poppins, Wicked, Priscilla: Queen of the Desert, Sister Act, Flashdance, and The Lion King.

Tempting State Fair visitors this October is The Addams Family, a musical based off the hit television show and movie of the same name.

Follow the life of a jet-setting con artist this February with Catch Me if You Can. The new musical based on the hit DreamWorks film and the true story that inspired it.

Responsible for the musical score are Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman, who wrote the score of famed Hairspray.

Making a short two week return to DFW is Mary Poppins, which graces the stage in March. The Disney classic is back after a successful turn with Dallas Summer Musicals in 2009.

Fans prepare for the return of another Broadway favorite, Wicked, which will come to Fair Park in April and May. The show features the beloved characters from the Wizard of Oz before they ventured down the yellow brick road.

Taking the stage in May is Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, which tells the quirky and fun story of three best friends on a wild road trip. The hit features an outrageous 500 bedazzled costumes and classic dance tunes like “It’s Raining Men.”

Sister Act, based on the movies that made news as a blockbuster series, now comes to Fair Park as a comedic musical in June.

The comedy follows Deloris Van Cartier, a well-meaning diva whose life turns upside down when she witnesses a crime. She gets placed by the witness protection program in the last place anyone would expect her: a convent. The musical features music by Alan Menken, the winner of eight Oscars for his work in productions like Beauty and the Beast and The Little Mermaid.

Get ready to dance the night away in June and July when Flashdance comes to the Music Hall. Based on the international film hit, Flashdance not only features music from the favorite film, but also includes 10 new songs.

Rounding out the season is October 2013’s The Lion King, the Broadway hit that has already impressed millions worldwide. The innovative hit musical brings the African savannah to life with the creative use of life-sized puppets.

Individual tickets and season passes are available online or at the box office.

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