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 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 »

Oct 282011

Pumpkin Patches in Dallas - Fort Worth metroplex

Most of the pumpkin patches in the Dallas – Fort Worth area are going to close this Halloween weekend so if you have a particular one you want to visit, plan to go this weekend. I put together a Pumpkin Patch guide that’s published on page 15 of the October issue of North Texas Magazine that has a lot of helpful details about area pumpkin patches so feel free to check it out.  In the mean time, here’s a quick list of the pumpkin patches through this weekend and a couple that are open through early November.

Close Sunday, October 30th
Elves Pumpkin Farm – Denison
Pumpkins on the Prairie – Frisco

Close Monday, October 31st
Flower Mound Pumpkin Patch – Flower Mound
Halls Pumpkin Farm – Grapevine
Owens Spring Creek Farm – Richardson

Open through Early November
Big Orange Pumpkin Farm - Celina – through November 6th
Country Critters Farm - Alvarado – Plan to stay open through early November if they have pumpkins left
Dallas Arboretum – Through November 23rd

For more information on these, click here: October issue of North Texas Kids Magazine