It’s another DARTable weekend! From plays to pageants to music – which itself ranges from sweepingly cinematic to rock ’n’ roll – DART can get you there. Here are a few ideas:
Friday, June 23
It’s the opening night of Nobody’s Perfect by Simon Williams, presented by Theatre Britain at the Cox Building Playhouse, 1517 H Ave. in Plano. The play is about a reserved statistician, Leonard, who is anxious to break into print. He sends book after book to a publisher dedicated to writing “for women by women.” Eventually his efforts are rewarded and he must assume his pseudonymous identity, Myrtle Banbury. The play runs through July 6. The playhouse is near Downtown Plano Station.
Dallas Symphony Pops: The Best of John Williams celebrates the man who may be the most important film composer of all time. To call his music “iconic” is almost an understatement – with soundtracks like Jaws, Jurassic Park and Star Wars to his name, Williams’ music spans entire worlds. The Dallas Symphony Orchestra honors Williams with three performances at the Meyerson Symphony Center. Jeff Tyzik conducts. There are performances Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The Meyerson is at 2301 Flora St., a short walk from Pearl/Arts District Station; it’s also on the D-Link.
Saturday, June 24
Miss Texas and Miss Texas Outstanding Teen Pageant Week kick off today and runs through July 1. The 2017 State Pageant will be held at the Eisemann Center for Performing Arts, 2351 Performance Drive, right next to Galatyn Park Station.
Concert on the Square is all about great music and good times on the historic downtown square in Carrollton. The series kicks off with a bang with local cover band Cherry Bomb. Their high-energy, classic rock n’ roll performances cover songs by Joan Jett, Blondie, AC/DC, Led Zeppelin, and more. The show starts at 7 p.m., and it’s is free. The square is at 1106 S. Broadway St., near Downtown Carrollton Station.
Sunday, June 25
It’s the last performance of Garland Summer Musicals’ production of The Producers at the Granville Arts Center. The Mel Brooks-penned classic tells the story of a theatrical producer and an accountant who attempt to cheat their investors by deliberately producing a flop show on Broadway. The arts center is at 300 N. Fifth St. in Garland., a short walk from Downtown Garland Station.