Jennifer Smart is a freelance writer and lover of the arts currently living in Dallas, Texas. She holds degrees in History and Communications from Southern Methodist University. An avid theater and musical theater lover from a young age, Jennifer has converted that love to an obsessive consumption of all things art and theater.
BWW Reviews: Grapple with Modern Art at Dallas Theater Center's RED
February 19, 2013
John Logan's 'Red' is either genius or the ultimate example of stolid pretension.
BWW Reviews: Escape with Roundabout Theatre's ANYTHING GOES at the Winspear Opera House
February 16, 2013
Times have certainly changed but it's funny how they have yet to diminish our fondness for the old-fashioned musical. Roundabout Theatere Company's revival of Cole Porter's Anything Goes, is living proof we still love the pure escapism of the original American musical tradition.
BWW Reviews: Kitchen Dog Theater Presents a Truly Absurd Production of THE CHAIRS
February 14, 2013
When the audience left the theater after Kitchen Dog Theater's The Chairs on opening night, its safe to assume reactions ranged from sighs of relief to exaggerated eyerolls to nervous laughter. When it's done right, Ionesco will do that to you.
BWW Reviews: Theatre Three's Brutal but Rewarding BENGAL TIGER AT BAGHDAD ZOO
January 18, 2013
Theater isn't supposed to be comfortable. Naturally pushing an audience to the limit shouldn't be overly prevalent but when it is done and it is done right, it is well worth it.
BWW Reviews: Watertower Theatre's PUTTING IT TOGETHER Makes Sondheim Fans of Everyone
January 15, 2013
It's not hard to make the claim that Stephen Sondheim is America's greatest living composer/lyricist, and he is undoubtedly the man that almost singlehandedly redefined and helped revive the American musical in the 1970's.
BWW Reviews: Undermain Theatre's PENELOPE is as Emotional as it is Amusing
January 14, 2013
Undermain Theatre's production of "Penelope" by Enda Walsh attempts a study of mankind at his darkest and most absurd.
BWW Reviews Kitchen Dog Theater's BECKY SHAW Melds Riotous Comedy with Genuine Heart
September 11, 2012
Under Parker's direction the five actors in "Becky Shaw" perform Gionfriddo's play with the perfect combination of riotous comedy and genuine heart.
BWW Reviews: Amphibian Stage’s THE UNDERSTUDY entertains, enlightens
July 20, 2012
It's just another day in the life of an understudy in Amphibian Stage Production's hilarious production of THE UNDERSTUDY.