Category Archives: Entertainment

Arts Council presents “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” – opens March 16


An eclectic group of six mid-pubescents vie for the spelling championship of a lifetime. While candidly disclosing hilarious and touching stories from their home lives, the tweens spell their way through a series of (potentially made-up) words, hoping never to hear the soul-crushing, pout-inducing, life un-affirming “ding” of the bell that signals a spelling mistake. Six spellers enter; one speller leaves! At least the losers get a juice box. A riotous ride, complete with audience participation, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee is a delightful den of comedic genius. SPELLING BEE is appropriate for teens – up.

“SHOUT! The Mod Musical” opens February 16 at the Uptown

This Mod Musical brings back the beautiful birds and smashing sounds that made England swing in the ’60s. With its irresistible blend of hip-swiveling hits, eye-popping fashions and outrageous dance moves, SHOUT! The Mod Musical takes audiences back to the music, style and freedom of the 1960s, and features terrific new arrangements of such classic tunes as “To Sir with Love,” “Downtown,” “Son of a Preacher Man” and “Goldfinger.”

Lone Star Park Announces 2018 Thoroughbred Season Stakes Schedule

(c)Bob Fitch

Lone Star Park’s 2018 Thoroughbred Season stakes schedule will offer 11 stakes totaling an estimated $1 million in total purse money.

Uptown announces 2018 season

Doug Voet (L), Manager, Uptown Theater, and Libby Clawson (R), Grand Prairie Arts Council Executive Director, announce the 2018 season at the Uptown Theater. ©Bob Fitch – 2018

At a ceremony Tuesday night, that featured Diana Lynn and Ron Preston’s Carpenters Once More, the Uptown Theater announced the 2018 season.