Drama in Gargantuan Proportions


When the Dallas Theater Center sent word of its latest thespian venture, it wasn%26rsquo;t kidding when it said that it would be, well, giant. Those DTC wunderkinds have been busy assembling and producing what will be the Center%26rsquo;s largest show to date: a musical spin on author Edna Ferber%26rsquo;s treasured, Texas-themed novel Giant, produced in conjunction with The Public Theater in New York City. For such a sizeable production, Dallas Theater Center and its artistic director, Kevin Moriarty, have pulled out all the stops, with an A-list cast that boasts Broadway regulars (star actor Aaron Lazar), Tony Award nominees (actress Kate Baldwin, director Michael Greif) and top-notch storytellers (music and lyrics guru Michael John LaChiusa, writer Sybille Pearson). To toast Giant%26rsquo;s Dallas run %26mdash; it%26rsquo;s at the Dee and Charles Wyly Theatre January 28 through February 19, before making its Public Theater opening in NYC %26mdash; a Giant-sized, PaperCity-sponsored gala celebration has been planned. Note these deets: Celebration chairmen Pilar Henry and Barbara Baker Page and campaign chairman Rebecca Fletcher have dreamt up an opening-night bash for January 28 that will include the first performance of Giant, followed by a glamorous whirl of dinner and dancing on Flora Street. Consider yourself free to break out in epic, Texas-centric song and dance. Event sponsorship and ticket information 214.252.3915; robin.pomelnikov@dallastheatercenter.org. Tickets 214.880.0202; dallastheatercenter.org.

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