As previously reported by Playbill.com, Tony Award-nominated director Michael Greif (Next to Normal, Rent) will stage the musical adaptation of Giant, based on Edna Ferber's 1952 novel, which has a score by five-time Tony Award nominee LaChiusa (Hello Again, Marie Christine, The Wild Party) and a book by Tony nominee Sybille Pearson (Baby).
A co-production with New York's Public Theater (which has not announced plans to produce the work), Giant will run Jan. 18 – Feb. 19, 2012, at DTC. The musical debuted in a previous incarnation at the Signature Theatre in 2009.
The DTC season will launch Sept. 9-Oct. 9 with a new production of Shakespeare's The Tempest, helmed by DTC artistic director Kevin Moriarity. Christopher Sergel's stage adaptation of the Harper Lee classic To Kill a Mockingbird (a co-production with Casa Manana Theatre) will run Oct. 21-Nov. 20 under the direction of Wendy Dann.
DTC will also welcome the return of its annual holiday production of A Christmas Carol, directed by Joel Ferrell, Nov. 25-Dec. 24. Kim Rosenstock's Tigers Be Still, a comedy about a teacher, a lose tiger and the dysfunctional people who surround her, will be presented March 2-April 15, 2012, under the direction of Hal Brooks.
Reza's God of Carnage, which centers on the breakdown of civility when two sets of parents try to sort out a playground fight between their young sons, will be staged by Ferrell April 17-20, 2012. Nauffts' poignant drama about two gay men with differing religious beliefs, Next Fall, will be directed by Moriarity April 26-May 20, 2012. For tickets, phone (214) 880-0202 or visit DallasTheaterCenter. The Dallas Theater Center is located at 2400 Flora Street, Dallas, TX.