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    THEATER REVIEWPlaza's 'Steel Magnolias' is a cut above

    Alvarado Junior High drama director Kristi Mills has leading role
    07/08/2014 07:07 AM CDT
    The camaraderie and bonding of the beauty parlor — free of concern about social status or position on the career ladder — must be for women what the golfing trip or fishing expedition is for men: a time and place where anything goes, everything can be discussed off-the-record and everybody remains friends. 
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    Escape to 'Camelot' for a fun night at the theater
    05/26/2014 11:07 AM CDT - With good singing a lot, funny lines a lot, and characters like Lancelot, I liked a lot of “Camelot,” being presented by the Plaza Theatre Company through June 14 in Cleburne. Full Story

    Greenawalt sparkles in Plaza's 'Enchanted April'
    04/22/2014 06:50 AM CDT - There were hints and glimpses that she could do it, and now she has.Stacey Greenawalt, who could be seen just on the periphery of the spotlight in her previous 13 Plaza Theater Company productions — the detective in “Clue the Musical,” the confused and frustrated fiancee who beats the daylights out of a corpse in “Cash on Delivery,” or the wealthy manipulator in “Dirty Rotten Scoundrels,” — displayed the comic timing, expressiveness, charisma and Full Story

    Plaza's 'Kiss Me, Kate' is a singing and dancing delight
    03/24/2014 05:42 PM CDT - Some familiar faces with good voices are joined by a new face with a pleasant voice in The Plaza Theatre Company's presentation of “Kiss Me, Kate,” playing through April 12 at the Plaza Theatre in Cleburne. Full Story

    Carnegie's "The Fantasticks" is creative and clever
    03/18/2014 01:32 PM CDT - It's very reassuring to hear the strong and clear baritone voice of Carnegie Players veteran Hillard Cochran, whose version of the familiar “Try to Remember” opens CP's production of “The Fantasticks,” playing through this weekend at the Cleburne Conference Center. Full Story

    You can bank on laughs at Plaza's 'Cash on Delivery'
    01/13/2014 01:55 PM CST - It's been some time since Plaza Theatre Company cofounders JaceSon Barrus and G. Aaron Siler were paired together as leads, but when they are, you can see why these veterans have devoted their lives to the stage. Full Story

    Carnegie's 'Best Christmas Pageant Ever' is short and sweet
    12/13/2013 01:55 PM CST - One of the best-ever early Christmas presents you can get for yourself is to see The Carnegie Players production of the “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever” playing on this weekend in the Performing Art Theater at the Cleburne Conference Center in Cleburne. Full Story

    If you have a ticket, Plaza's 'White Christmas' is an early present
    11/24/2013 11:18 AM CST - Musicals are what the Plaza Theatre Company does best and its current production of “White Christmas the Musical” ranks right up there with any it has presented since opening in November 2006. Full Story

    No mystery about it, Clue the Musical is a good one
    10/31/2013 01:11 PM CDT - Generally, I don't enjoy musicals when I am unfamiliar with the songs because it takes too much effort to concentrate on the words. Full Story

    Plaza's 'Dear Ruth' is one to write home about
    09/16/2013 04:22 PM CDT - They should have waited.The Plaza Theatre Company could have waited until a break in the schedule to install its 158 new theater seats, but decided instead to introduce them during the current production of “Dear Ruth. Full Story

    No ticket for Shrek over loud musical, chief says

    PORTSMOUTH, N.H. (AP) — A musical being performed in a New Hampshire park has drawn some noise complaints, but the deputy police chief says he's "not giving Shrek a ticket. Full Story