Things To Do In Dallas Tonight: Jan. 15

Rick Springfield goes acoustic.

"Roger's Girl."
Rick Springfield.

Apparently, the man whose girlfriend caught the eye of Rick Springfield was actually named Gary. I feel like we’d all be fundamentally different people if that song had been called “Gary’s Girl.”

The ’80s hair icon, now 64-years-old, is here for a two-day performance at the Wyly. It’ll just be Springfield, his guitar, and his many hits on stage for what’s being billed as an intimate, acoustic performance. And just in case you need to relive the moment somewhere down the line, the whole thing will be recorded for future DVD release. Give him a good crowd, Dallas. There’s also a Q&A session with the singer  tonight moderated by CBS-TV reporter Teresa Frosini. Not sure why they didn’t pick me. I’ve been funny, I’ve been cool with the lines. Anyway, there are plenty of tickets still available online.

In Fort Worth, Amphibian Stage Productions brings back Frankenstein, obviously a favorite National Theatre Live production, to the Modern Art Museum. We don’t blame them. We like anything with Benedict Cumberbatch, too, especially these cute photos of him and Michael Fassbender cutting a rug after Sunday’s Golden Globes. Today and tomorrow, Amphibian will screen two different recordings of the National Theatre’s Danny Boyle-directed show. The play is obviously based on the original novel by Mary Shelley, and stars the excellent Jonny Lee Miller alongside Cumberbatch. The twist for this particular production is that the two actors switch off roles, so tonight, Cumberbatch is the creature. Tomorrow, Miller is the creature and Cumberbatch is Victor Frankenstein.

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