Turtle Spotted: Best Shows of Fall 2014


By Callie Leahy

While the Turtles are off rehearsing and prepping their tuxes for the highly anticipated 35th anniversary season, we’ve dubbed these performances the must-see shows of the fall.

Off Broadway on Flora Series: Buyer & Cellar
Sept. 3–6, Dallas City Performance Hall

What could be better than an off-Broadway comedy about the legendary Barbra Streisand and her Malibu home? Add to that a stellar venue and North Texas native Michael Urie and this show’s sure to be a Dallas hit.

Meyerson 25 Celebration Week
Sept. 6, 8–11 Dallas Arts District

Come celebrate the creation of the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center with the pizazz and creativity only the Dallas Arts District could deliver. Festivities kick off Saturday with a parade down Flora Street, and end on Sept. 11 with an honorary rush hour concert saluting local first responders. (And be sure to keep an eye out for the Turtles — they’ll be performing Saturday at 12:20 p.m.)

Rocky Horror Show
Sep. 11–Oct. 19, Wyly Theatre

While arguably no one could pull off the red lips, thigh-highs, and platform pumps quite like the king of Transylvania, Tim Curry, The Dallas Theater Center is reprising the 40-year-old Broadway classic at the Wyly Theatre. (Just be sure to bring your dancin’ shoes and get ready to do the Time Warp!)

Alfred Hitchcock’s The Lodger
Oct. 8, Dallas Chamber Symphony

Combine the digitally remastered silent film The Lodger with the orchestral magnificence of the Dallas Chamber Symphony and you get a visually immersive experience unlike any other.

Music, Magic and Monsters
Oct. 26, Dallas Symphony Orchestra

From Romeo and Juliet to Harry Potter to Hansel and Gretel to Mother Goose, the Music, Magic and Monsters experience covers some of the most mystical scenes of the fictitious worlds we adore.

The Golden Age of Jazz
Nov. 21–23, Dallas Symphony Orchestra

Jazz artist Miles Davis, Louis Armstrong, and Billie Holiday set the stage for what would be called one of the greatest eras of music of all time. Pay homage to the Golden Age of Jazz with a night of tribute with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Jeff Tyzik.