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MainStreet Festivals

Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas

Affiliate: Dr. Aaron Adair
Affiliate Team: Adam C. Wright & Doug Voet

The Dallas/Fort Worth
MainStreet Musicals Festival
and Artists Unplugged

presents

The Gregory Mosher Season

On January 1st, 2016 Guest Artistic Director GREGORY MOSHER announced the titles of the three Award-winning musicals that will be featured in participating MainStreet Festivals.

 

 

 

 

 

Grand Prairie, TX – MainStreet Musicals/DFW will again present its MainStreet Festival at Uptown Theater in Grand Prairie on April 11, 12, and 13 at 8:00 pm each evening.

Our Festival will feature three new works in a concert-staged workshop production format that were selected by Tony® Award-winning director Gregory Mosher.

Monday, April 11Woody: a New Fairy Tale, by John Carden and Nolan Doran
Tuesday, April 12Sundown, by Joe Bravaco, Larry Rosler and Peter Link
Wednesday, April 13Till, by Leo Schwartz and DC Cathro

Uptown Theater
120 East Main Street
Grand Prairie, TX 75050
uptowntheatergp.com

Tickets are $10 General Admission and will be available at the box office one hour prior to each evening’s performance. In addition a $25 Festival Pass for all three shows may be purchased in advance by calling the box office at 972-237- UPTN.

For tickets click: uptowntheatergp.com/tickets

Message from Dr. Aaron Adair

For me, MainStreet Musicals is a modern incarnation of Margo Jones’ Theatre 47 in Dallas, and the subsequent birth of the Regional Theatre Movement in America.  It is only proper, therefore, that Dallas and the surrounding metroplex should be a regional host to the excellent new works of young composers, librettists, and book writers of the American Musical who, like Jones’ greatest discovery, Tennessee Williams, deserve to have their creations performed in front of audiences.  MainStreet Musicals - Dallas strives to foster and develop these exciting new works by offering opportunities to have them presented to audiences in a professional and encouraging environment.

TILL
by Leo Schwartz and DC Cathro

Based on true events, "TILL" tells the story of Emmett Till, a young black boy growing up in Chicago who makes a fateful trip to Money, Mississippi, where he is lynched for “whistling at a white woman.” In the end, his mother Mamie’s powerful love ensures the world never forgets.

Musical Selections

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WOODY
by John Carden and Nolan Doran

"Woody - A New Fairy Tale" is a new musical about a young man looking to find connection in a world that is becoming increasingly disconnected everyday.

Musical Selections

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SUNDOWN
by Joe Bravaco, Larry Rosler and Peter Link

In 1881, eight men faced off in the Gunfight at the OK Corral. Sundown is the story of one of those men, the legendary Doc Holliday, and the events that catapult him to his destiny on that fateful afternoon when he must decide between the woman he loves and his duty as a man.

Musical Selections

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Aaron Adair, Ph.D., is Associate Professor of Theatre and Program Coordinator at Southeastern Oklahoma State University.  An actor/director/musician, Dr. Adair has over thirty-five years’ experience in theatre and film and has taught at the secondary school, junior college, and university levels in Texas, Colorado, and Oklahoma for over fifteen years.  He studied acting at KD Actors Conservatory of the Southwest, California State University-Fullerton, and the prestigious Neighborhood Playhouse School of the Theatre in New York before receiving his PhD in Humanities from The University of Texas at Dallas.  While at the Neighborhood Playhouse, Dr. Adair was trained and certified to teach the Sanford Meisner Technique.  His other teaching and research interests include musical theatre, Shakespearean studies, and film.

Previous credits include Les Miserables, Taming of the Shrew, A Funny Thing…Forum, and Lend Me a TenorA Tuna Christmas, Guys and DollsFiddler on the RoofAnnie Get Your GunThe Music ManOklahoma!CabaretGlengarry Glen Ross, and Our Town.  Television and film credits include I Am Alive: the Crash of Uruguayan Flight 571 (History Channel), Born on the Fourth of JulyTalk Radio, and Friday Night Lights (NBC).

 

Adam C. Wright
is a Dallas native composer, vocal arranger, orchestrator, and performer. He has been music directing in the Dallas metroplex since 1997, including the US Premieres of Soho Cinders and Closer to Heaven. As a composer, projects include Fire and Blood, A Taste of Beauty, Project Youth, Isabella's Treasure, and stage adaptations of If a Frog Had Wings and Unlucky Lolabug,, children's books by Beth Ryan and Michael Albee. His compositions and vocal arrangements have appeared on the Hollidazzle Christmas albums produced by DFW Actors Give Back. Adam is on the teaching faculty of the Dallas Children's Theater, and is an accompanist for the musical theater classes at Booker T. Washington HS, Richland College, Mountain View College, and KD College.

Doug Voet

Many years in the theatre have taken Doug Voet from starring on  
Broadway to producing.

After attending Brigham Young University he continued his education at the Dance Centre of London and the Central School of Drama. While in London, Doug was a member of two dance troops and a regular performer in the cabaret scene.  

Doug was cast as Joseph in Andrew Lloyd Weber’s JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT at Ford’s Theatre in Washington, DC. Doug reprised his role of Joseph on Broadway. Following that, Doug performed in the Off-Broadway hit “Forbidden Broadway.” Additional performance credits include FIDDLER ON THE ROOF, 1776, CHORUS LINE, GREASE, HOW TO SUCCEED..., BLAME IT ON THE MOVIES, numerous revues, cabaret, casino shows, cruise ship and theme parks.

In Las Vegas Mr. Voet produced the musical, AT THE COPA, starring David Cassidy and Sheena Easton at the Rio Hotel and Casino. In association with David Cassidy and Don Reo, Doug produced the Vegas hit THE RAT PACK IS BACK at the Desert Inn and later at the Sahara. Doug spent several years working with Mr. Cassidy. He was responsible for coordinating his national and international tours as well as occasionally singing backup vocals.

While at Lake Las Vegas, the highly successful “Stars on the Lake” concert series was one of Doug’s responsibilities. Seasons included Glenn Frye, Kenny G, Natalie Cole, Vanessa Williams, Michael Bolton, Heart, America/ Christopher Cross, Michael Feinstein with Linda Eder, Nevada Ballet and Seal. A most exciting project was completed in December 2005, “Amore Under the Desert Stars”, starring Andrea Bocelli under the direction of David Horn with Musical Direction by David Foster. This production aired on PBS in March of 2006.

Doug spent five years as the Director of Operations and Production for the multiple Tony Award winning theatre group, Dallas Summer Musicals.

Currently he is the Managing Director for the Uptown Theater in Grand Prairie Texas.


 

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