Feb 012015
 

Marvel Universe Live - Finale - Cast

Review of Marvel Universe Live!

Superheroes and super villains duking it out and trying to one up each other’s prowess, cool motor cycle stunts, pyrotechnics and lots of special lighting effects – Marvel Universe Live! is a comic book come to life on stage.

The show opens in grand style with a montage of each character on the big screen, building excitement and setting the tone for coming attractions.  We learn that Loki is on a quest to clone the Cosmic Cube, the ultimate and highly coveted tesseract that would allow him to alter reality and control matter and energy. Spider-Man and the Avengers devise a plan to thwart Loki and the adventures begin. Continue reading »

Jan 272015
 

Max Dean, Actor - Loki - Marvel Universe Live

An epic battle between good and evil will play out at the American Airlines Center this weekend in Marvel Universe Live!

by Mina Frannea

Even if you didn’t grow up reading Marvel comics and aren’t familiar with the various superhero legends, Feld Entertainment has put together a larger-than-life production with digitally mapped virtual reality sets, pyrotechnics and live action stunts performed by world class athletes, martial arts professionals and aerialists.

Marvel Universe Live - Max Dean, ActorOne of the characters integral to the story line is Loki, step brother to the mighty Thor of Asgard, who wants to destroy Earth and obliterate the universe. Los Angeles based actor Max Dean, who plays Loki, looks forward to swooping in via a wormhole and causing the mischief and mayhem his super villain character is known for, as he implements his plan for world domination.

I had the pleasure of Skyping with Max recently and learned that in addition to being a film, television and stage actor, he plays the guitar, composes his own music, and does stand up comedy. Dean composed the original score for the short film Royal American, which won an award at the Tribeca Film Festival. Max is also an avid athlete and a professional skateboarder who is quite comfortable performing spectacular feats. He’s also into surfing, swimming, mountain biking and long distance running, just to name a few. Continue reading »

Jan 132015
 

Marvel Universe Live!

Marvel Universe Live! is Coming to American Airlines Center

January 30th through February 1st, 2015

Marvel fans, assemble! Marvel Universe LIVE! is taking the live entertainment experience to a whole new level, with a mind-blowing show unlike anything you’ve seen before. Watch your favorite Marvel Super Heroes including Spider-Man and The Avengers (Iron Man, Black Widow, Hulk and more) and threatening villains come to life in an action-packed arena extravaganza. Continue reading »

Jan 022015
 

Lone Star Circus - Oh La La! - TheMomsJournal

Review of Oh La La! Presented by Lone Star Circus

Lone Star Circus infuses this year’s exciting circus spectacular Oh La La! with a chic western flair, a great ensemble of music and a talented cast of internationally renowned entertainers.

When Fanny Kerwich, creative director and founder of Lone Star Circus puts together a show, it’s important to her to create a memorable, vibrant and fun cirque experience that everyone can enjoy. Not surprisingly, Lone Star Circus’ annual productions, which celebrate and usher in the New Year in great style, have developed a huge fan following that grows every year. What most folks may not know is that the show literally comes together in about 2 – 3 days. Quite impressive considering the caliber of the performances. Each act is performed by experienced circus professionals who mesmerize the audience with their brilliant skill in the circus arts.

Unique to this year’s production, directed by Kerwich and Dimitri Bogatirev, is a western theme that brings with it a sense of good old fashioned Texas pride. Serenading the crowd in between introducing acts, show host Gary Lynn Floyd has a relaxed, southern manner about him and does a great job bringing a cohesive flow to the production. Continue reading »

Oct 242014
 

Night of the Living Dead - Dallas Children's Theater

Zombies take over the stage in Night of the Living Dead

by Mina Frannea

Caught the opening night performance of Night of The Living Dead at Dallas Children’s Theater which features an all teen cast. The play is based on the 1968 low budget horror movie by George Romero and John Russo, adapted for the stage by Lori Allen Ohm.

The story opens with siblings Barbara (Bailey Thixton) and Johnny (Jude Hebert) going to the local cemetery to visit their father’s grave. Unbeknownst to the brother and sister, radiation fallout from a satellite is causing people to turn into flesh-eating zombies. After Johnny is bitten by a zombie in the process of saving Barbara, she runs away, ending up at a farm house. Still in a state of shock from her previous encounter, Barbara is further traumatized when Ben (Jacob Segoviano) forces his way into the farm house as he’s trying to get away from a mob of zombies. Ben manages to eventually calm Barbara then begins to barricade the doors and windows of the house to keep the zombies out. What the two characters don’t realize is that there are other people in the house who are hiding in the basement. The confusion and hysteria resulting from the apocalyptic event are palpable and well played out by the cast as the story unfolds. Continue reading »

Oct 222014
 

Special Needs Fall Carnival and Resource Fair

Fall Carnival and Resource Fair Oct 25th for Individuals with Special Needs and Their Families

Especially Needed provides resources and fun events to individuals with special needs and their families in the North Texas area.  This non-profit is hosting it’s 5th Annual Fall Carnival and Resource Fair on October 25th, 5pm to 8pm. Continue reading »

Oct 172014
 

Night of the Living Ded - Dallas Children's Theater

Night of the Living Dead Playing at Dallas Children’s Theater, October 17 – 31, 2014

You can’t keep a good zombie down! DCT’s Halloween tradition rises again! They’re back…they’re dead…and they’re hungry….The cult classic Night of the Living Dead returns to the DCT stage!  Radiation from a fallen satellite transforms the dead into flesh-eating zombies, and no one is safe. It’s the 1968 black and white, B-movie horror classic brought to life (figuratively speaking)! Full of thrills, chills, and dark satire,  Night of the Living Dead is intended for an audience of teens and adults, 13 years old and above.  The production contains strong language and situations and is not suitable for young children. Continue reading »