The Addams Family

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NTPA Repertory Theatre to Present The Addams Family October 25 – November 2, 2019
Performance dates include Halloween night.

Things to do in Dallas on Halloween October 2019

Kally Duncan as Morticia and Michael Breath JR as Gomez.

PLANO, Texas – September 27, 2019 – NTPA Repertory Theatre will present The Addams Family October 25 – November 2, 2019. In the musical The Addams Family, Wednesday Addams, the ultimate princess of darkness, has grown up and fallen in love with a nice young man from a respectable family. And if that wasn’t upsetting enough for the Addams, Wednesday confides in her father and begs him not to tell her mother. Now, Gomez Addams must do something he’s never done before: keep a secret from his beloved wife, Morticia. Everything will change for the whole family on the fateful night they host a dinner for Wednesday’s ‘normal’ boyfriend and his parents.

A special Halloween performance will take place on Thursday, October 31. Tickets start at $20 and can be purchased online at ntparep.org. Special ticket pricing for groups is available.  The show is appropriate for ages twelve and older.

 

The Addams Family

At NTPA Repertory Theatre

(North Texas Performing Arts, 6121 West Park Boulevard B216, Plano, TX 75093)

October 25 – November 2, 2019

Tickets: $20 for general admission, $30 for premium seats

 

Showtimes

Friday, October 25, 8:00 pm

Saturday, October 26, 8:00 pm

Sunday, October 27, 2:30 pm

Thursday, October 31, 8:00 pm

Friday, November 1, 8:00 pm

Saturday, November 2, 2:30 pm

Saturday, November 2, 8:00 pm

Wednesday Addams, the ultimate princess of darkness, has grown up and fallen in love with a nice young man from a respectable family. And if that wasn’t upsetting enough for the Addams, Wednesday confides in her father and begs him not to tell her mother. Now, Gomez Addams must do something he’s never done before: keep a secret from his beloved wife, Morticia. Everything will change for the whole family on the fateful night they host a dinner for Wednesday’s ‘normal’ boyfriend and his parents.

 

Media tickets are available. Contact Katherine Rose Watson (katierosewatson@gmail.com, 972-489-7694) to request tickets and/or to coordinate a feature.

 

About North Texas Performing Arts Repertory Theatre

North Texas Performing Arts Repertory Theatre is the professional adult theatre company within the 501(c)3 non-profit North Texas Performing Arts family of theatres.  The mission of the NTPA Repertory Theatre is to deliver professional-quality theatrical entertainment that inspires audiences and empowers artists from Broadway to the ‘Burbs. NTPA Repertory was named the 2019 Best Adult Theatre Company of Plano. For more information, visit ntparep.org.

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March Wine and Magic

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Wine and Magic Returning in March for Saint Patrick’s Day Fun
Trigg Watson will perform at 7 and 9:30 pm at Checkered Past Winery on March 10, 2018.

Trigg Watson Magician

Dallas, Texas – February 8, 2018 – Checkered Past Winery is excited to host award-winning magician Trigg Watson at the urban pub for Wine and Magic for shows at 7:00 and 9:30 pm on Saturday, March 10, 2018. With ginger-tinted hair, a fair Irish complexion, the renowned illusionist could even be confused for a magical leprechaun himself! In addition to Checkered Past Winery’s signature wines, pizza, charcuterie, and desserts, special Saint Patrick’s Day food items will be available including Paddy’s Day Pizza: a pizza topped with caramelized onions, roasted potatoes, and corn beef.

“We’re excited to see Dallas’ reaction to this show,” says Checkered Past Winery owner Sandro DiSanto. “We sold out in January and had so many people asking for tickets that we decided to bring it back in March.”

Wine and Magic
Saturday, March 10, 2018
Shows at 7 pm and 9:30 pm
Checkered Past Winery (1409 S. Lamar, Suite 008, Dallas, TX 75215)
Tickets: $20
Ticket URL: www.wineandmagicdallas.com
Come out to Checkered Past Winery on a Saturday night to enjoy signature wines and experience an intimate magic show by award-winning Dallas magician Trigg Watson.

 Trigg Watson and Sandro DiSanto are available for interviews regarding this news.  Contact Katherine Rose Watson (katierosewatson@gmail.com, 972-489-7694) to coordinate a feature.

About Trigg Watson

Trigg Watson is a new breed of magician, preferring his iPad to a classic deck of cards. Originally from Australia, Trigg is known for his quick-witted illusions and offbeat humor. He has appeared on POP TV’s hit reality magic show Dont Blink, Penn & Teller’s Fool Us, and CW’s Masters of Illusion. Trigg was named the 2013 Dallas Performing Artist of the Year and 2015 Dallas Magician of the Year. For show dates and more information, visit triggmagic.com.

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About Checkered Past Winery

Checkered Past Winery is an urban Dallas wine pub located in the historic South Side building (1409 South Lamar Street Suite 008) featuring Texas wines, locally brewed beer, and some of the best wines from other parts of country and the world. Co-founder, owner, and winemaker Sandro DiSanto is a first generation American coming from an Italian wine background. Both of his grandfathers made wine in Sicily. His brother-in-law Scott Relyea co-founded and designed the Mods and Rockers pub Checkered Past Winery in 2015. Carolynne Chancellor joined them as owner and grows wine grapes in East Texas.  For hours, menus, and more information, visit checkeredpastwinery.com.

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Checkered Past Winery to Host Me, Too Event

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Checkered Past Winery to host Truth & Daring: #MeToo Event
The urban wine bar wants to give local women a platform to tell their stories.

Dallas, Texas – January 29, 2018 – Checkered Past Winery will host Truth & Daring’s Me, Too Event on Tuesday, February 6, 2018 from 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm. Truth & Daring, an open mic storytelling show for true-life stories, hopes to keep the #MeToo and #IHearYou movements prevalent in the Dallas community with the upcoming show. Checkered Past Winery and Truth & Daring, are inviting storytellers (men and women alike) to share their true-life experiences about sexual harassment, abuse or misconduct.

Truth & Daring Creative Director, Tami Stowe, says, “In some form or fashion, we have been a victim, witness or even a voice that stood up for those who could not be heard. These stories matter and nothing is more powerful than sharing your truth. We look forward to seeing new and familiar faces at February’s Truth & Daring Me, Too special event.” Those interested in telling their stories or supporting the brave storytellers can get more information at Checkered Past Winery or Truth & Daring’s Facebook page.

This show is dedicated to Truth & Daring’s beloved Co-Founder, Linda Marsden Thomas. All donations made at this free event will be forwarded in her memory to the Prison Entrepreneurship Program (PEP). Sign up starts at 7:00 p.m. and stories begin at 7:30 p.m.

Truth & Daring: Me, Too
Tuesday, February 6, 2018
7:30pm – 9:30 pm
Checkered Past Winery (1409 S. Lamar, Suite 008, Dallas, TX 75215)
Tickets: Free; suggested donation of $10

Support brave storytelling as Dallas gathers in support of the Me, Too movement. Open mic. Sign up to tell your own story at 7 pm. Free event; donations benefit the Prison Entrepreneurship Program (PEP).

Tami Stowe is available for interviews regarding this news.  Contact Katherine Rose Watson (katierosewatson@gmail.com, 972-489-7694) to coordinate a feature.

 About Checkered Past Winery

Checkered Past Winery is an urban Dallas wine pub located in the historic South Side building (1409 South Lamar Street Suite 008) featuring Texas wines, locally brewed beer, and some of the best wines from other parts of country and the world. Co-founder, owner, and winemaker Sandro DiSanto is a first generation American coming from an Italian wine background. Both of his grandfathers made wine in Sicily. His brother-in-law Scott Relyea co-founded and designed the Mods and Rockers pub Checkered Past Winery in 2015. Carolynne Chancellor joined them as owner and grows wine grapes in East Texas.  For hours, menus, and more information, visit checkeredpastwinery.com.

 

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Wine and Magic at Checkered Past Winery

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 Checkered Past Winery to host Wine and Magic Event with Trigg Watson
The award-winning illusionist will perform at 7 and 9:30 pm on January 27, 2018.

Trigg Watson Magician

Dallas, Texas – January 3, 2018 – Checkered Past Winery is excited to host award-winning magician Trigg Watson at the urban pub for Wine and Magic at 7:00 and 9:30 pm on January 27, 2018. Signature wines, pizza, charcuterie, desserts, and more will be available for purchase during the intimate show. Checkered Past Winery owner Sandro DiSanto says, “The first time I ever saw Trigg perform, I was blown away. We love hosting fun and unique events at Checkered Past so I knew he would be perfect for our clientele. It’s rare to even catch Trigg in Dallas since he spends most of the year traveling the world with his show so we are proud to present him to Dallas.”

Watson first fell in love with magic in his native Australia and later honed his craft while living in New Orleans. Watson has called Dallas home ever since attending and graduating from Southern Methodist University. He has since performed on several national television shows and won multiple awards. “I love having the opportunity to perform at Checkered Past Winery in my own city,” says Watson. “I usually perform for large audiences but getting to see the reactions to my illusions up-close in an intimate pub, I live for that.”

Wine and Magic

Saturday, January 27, 2018
Shows at 7 pm and 9:30 pm
Checkered Past Winery (1409 S. Lamar, Suite 008, Dallas, TX 75215)
Tickets: $20
Ticket URL: https://tinyurl.com/WineAndMagicJan2017
Come out to Checkered Past Winery on a Saturday night to enjoy signature wines and experience an intimate magic show by award-winning Dallas magician Trigg Watson.

Trigg Watson and Sandro DiSanto are available for interviews regarding this news.  Contact Katherine Rose Watson (katierosewatson@gmail.com, 972-489-7694) to coordinate a feature.

About Trigg Watson

Trigg Watson is a new breed of magician, preferring his iPad to a classic deck of cards. Originally from Australia, Trigg is known for his quick-witted illusions and offbeat humor. He has appeared on POP TV’s hit reality magic show Don’t Blink, Penn & Teller’s Fool Us, and CW’s Masters of Illusion. Trigg was named the 2013 Dallas Performing Artist of the Year and 2015 Dallas Magician of the Year. For show dates and more information, visit triggmagic.com.

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About Checkered Past Winery

Checkered Past Winery is an urban Dallas wine pub located in the historic South Side building (1409 South Lamar Street Suite 008) featuring Texas wines, locally brewed beer, and some of the best wines from other parts of country and the world. Co-founder, owner, and winemaker Sandro DiSanto is a first generation American coming from an Italian wine background. Both of his grandfathers made wine in Sicily. His brother-in-law Scott Relyea co-founded and designed the Mods and Rockers pub Checkered Past Winery in 2015. Carolynne Chancellor joined them as owner and grows wine grapes in East Texas.  For hours, menus, and more information, visit checkeredpastwinery.com.

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Vintage Tex Hosting Halloween Costume Event on Friday the 13th

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Vintage Tex to Host Halloween Styling Party on Friday the 13th
The free event aims to find guests the perfect Halloween costume!

Halloween Costume Shop DFW

Models from The Dragonfly Agency 

Grapevine, Texas – September 21, 2017 – Vintage Tex is excited to announce that the store will host a Halloween Styling Party on Friday, October 13, 2017 at its historic downtown Grapevine location (603 S Main St, Ste 300, Grapevine, TX 76051). Guests can expect Halloween costume ideas, hair and make-up tips, Halloween music, and more. Stylists will be on hand to help every guest find the perfect unique Halloween costume.

“Halloween is a huge deal in the vintage community,” explains Vintage Tex owner Jen Cooper. “It’s one of our busiest times of year. We have a ton of people come in to the shop looking for period-specific pieces but we want everyone to know that we have a ton of basics that can easily be turned into Halloween costumes for a fraction of the cost of big-box stores.”

A few vintage Halloween costume ideas are: Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany’s, JFK and Jackie, Gone with the Wind, Betsy Ross, Frida Kahlo, Jane Austen, Medusa and other Greek mythology characters, silent film stars, fortune tellers, scarecrows, dolls, nutcrackers, cowboys, hippies, prom queens, paintings come to life, and more.

Event Details

Halloween Styling Party
Location: Vintage Tex (603 S Main St, Ste 300, Grapevine, TX 76051)
Date: Friday, October 13, 2017
Time: 7 pm – 9 pm
Cost: FREE
Details: Come find the perfect Halloween costume!
Add it to your calendar: LINK

Vintage Tex would be delighted to work with you on vintage Halloween costume content. Contact Katherine Rose Watson (katierosewatson@gmail.com, 972-489-7694) to coordinate.

About Vintage Tex

Vintage Tex is an upscale vintage clothing store located on Main Street in historic downtown Grapevine. Open 11 am – 6 pm daily, Vintage Tex carries items from the 1920s – 1970s at reasonable prices. A few designer treasures can be found on the Vintage Tex Etsy shop. For more information, visit vintagetex.com.

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Author Meet and Greet at The Theodore

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Meet Author Carter Hopkins at The Theodore on June 1st
Fans of The Lincoln Prophecy can have a drink with the author himself.

  

Dallas, Texas – May 24, 2017 – Dallas author Carter Hopkins will be at The Theodore (Northpark Center, 8687 N. Central Expressway #1804, Dallas, TX 75225) from 6:00-8:00 pm on Thursday, June 1, 2017 for a meet and greet event to celebrate his novel, The Lincoln Prophecy. Appetizers and cocktails themed after the novel will be available at happy hour prices.

“I love that The Theodore hosts themed parties and I’m honored to have one for The Lincoln Prophecy. It’s fantastic to have a cocktail named after the main character! Anytime I can connect with my readers, that’s a great day, but it’s especially great when we can have a drink together,” says Hopkins, who often speaks at local book clubs.

The three hundred and twenty-five-page fictional thriller is set in Dallas, Texas and follows Southern Methodist University professor Michael Riley as he stumbles upon a murder in Rockwall, Texas and suddenly finds himself wrapped up in a national cybersecurity threat. An ordinary man thrown into an extraordinary situation, Riley works to solve the mystery of the murder while running from those who committed it. Notable Dallas-Fort Worth locations seen in The Lincoln Prophecy include the SMU Central Fountain, Peggy Sue’s BBQ, SMU Law School, Greenville Avenue, Snuffer’s, and G. W. Bush Presidential Library.

The Lincoln Prophecy is available at Amazon and Barnes and Noble for $12.99 and on Kindle for $3.99. Patrons can also purchase up a signed copy from the author himself at The Theodore at the event on June 1, 2017. Those interested in having Hopkins speak at their book club or event can email him through his website: https://carterhopkinsbooks.com/contact/.

Carter Hopkins is available for interviews regarding this news. Contact Katherine Rose Watson (katierosewatson@yahoo.com, 972-489-7694) to coordinate.

ABOUT CARTER HOPKINS

Author Carter Hopkins works as an attorney for a cyber security firm. Hopkins was inspired to write his first novel, The Lincoln Prophecy, by real-life cyber security events and technology. An alumnus of Rockwall High School and Southern Methodist University, Hopkins knew Dallas-Fort Worth was the perfect backdrop for his thriller series. He lives in Dallas, Texas with his wife and two children and is currently working on his second novel. For more information, visit carterhopkinsbooks.com.

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ABOUT THE THEODORE

Located at the North entrance of NorthPark Center, The Theodore offers stately staples that emphasize iconic American cuisine while the quirky atmosphere induces a sense of curiosity and adventure for which our namesake, Theodore Roosevelt, was known.

The bar, designed and curated by Kyle Hilla (voted 2016 Best Bartender by D Magazine and 2016 Bartender of the Year by CutlureMap Dallas), has a wide selection of drinks from ingeniously crafted cocktails to huge selections of beer and wines that will cater from your average mall goer to a seasoned connoisseur drinker.

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Dallas Plays Major Role in Novel

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Dallas Plays Major Role in Novel The Lincoln Prophecy
Author Carter Hopkins is Rockwall High School, SMU alum. 

Dallas, Texas – April 17, 2017 – Dallas plays a major role in the novel The Lincoln Prophecy by local author Carter Hopkins. The three hundred and twenty-five-page fictional thriller is set in Dallas, Texas and follows Southern Methodist University professor Michael Riley as he stumbles upon a murder in Rockwall, Texas and suddenly finds himself wrapped up in a national cybersecurity threat. A reluctant hero, Riley works to solve the mystery of the murder while running from those who committed it.

Real world cyber security threats inspired Hopkins, an attorney for a cyber security firm, to write this novel. A Rockwall High School and Southern Methodist University alumnus, Hopkins never set out to become an author. “This story just wouldn’t go away,” says Hopkins of writing the novel. “I was in a kayak in this remote place and this scene suddenly popped in my head and I couldn’t shake it. I kept seeing this character and these scenes everywhere I went in Dallas.”

Notable Dallas-Fort Worth locations seen in The Lincoln Prophecy are:

  • Rockwall, TX – While running along a Rockwall canal out by San Martino Winery, Riley kicks off the thriller by accidentally stumbling upon a murder.
  • SMU Central Fountain (in front of Dallas Hall) – The reader meets Amie Hawkins for the first time.
  • Peggy Sue’s BBQ – Favorite lunch spot of Michael Riley and Amie Hawkins.
  • SMU Law School, Storey Hall – Isaac, the antagonist, and Riley meet face to face and chase scene through building ensues. Riley uses the Legal Clinic as an escape route.
  • Corner Bar – Riley waits for FBI and hides from Isaac.
  • Lakeside Park, Highland Park – Riley and Amie hide by Turtle Creek and plan what to do after narrowly escaping Isaac.
  • Greenville Avenue – chase scene where Riley and Amie hide out at Snuffers.
  • SMU Boaz Hall – Amie and Riley use a computer lab to finally discover what Isaac and others are after.
  • J. Erik Jonsson Central Library, Downtown Dallas – Amie and Riley access public computer network to see how far the virus has spread.
  • G.W. Bush Presidential Library – Crucial scene where Riley meets up with FBI in the park behind the library and Isaac sets up across the street with a sniper rifle.

One Amazon reviewer writes, “I had to purchase this book since I live in Rockwall where the book begins, and I live, in fact, very close to where the bodies are buried!!!! I normally don’t read many mysteries, but boy howdy, as we say in Texas, this is some book. I loved it and could not put it down. I can see the movie now. It was fast paced and I could not wait to see what happened. I would highly recommend this book.” The Lincoln Prophecy is available at Amazon and Barnes and Noble for $12.99 and on Kindle for $3.99.

Carter Hopkins is available for interviews regarding this news. Contact Katherine Rose Watson (katierosewatson@yahoo.com, 972-489-7694) to coordinate.

Author Carter Hopkins

ABOUT CARTER HOPKINS

Author Carter Hopkins works as an attorney for a cyber security firm. Hopkins was inspired to write his first novel, The Lincoln Prophecy, by real-life cyber security events and technology. An alumnus of Rockwall High School and Southern Methodist University, Hopkins knew Dallas-Fort Worth was the perfect backdrop for his thriller series. He lives in Dallas, Texas with his wife and two children and is currently working on his second novel. For more information, visit carterhopkinsbooks.com.

 

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