Dallas, Texas - For many months the media has reported on the much-anticipated opening of Dallas' sleek new AT&T Performing Arts Center. The facilities' gala opening last week brought a series of world-renowned celebrities and performers to north Texas, trumpeting the arrival of one of the world's grand new performance venues.
Friday, October 23, at 6:30 p.m., WFAA takes viewers on a guided tour of all parts of this impressive complex in a half-hour special hosted by the station's performing arts reporter, Gary Cogill. It's a rare backstage and behind-the-scenes tour of the inner workings of the Winspear Opera House, Wyly Theater and the arts complex that critics all over the world are raving about.
"Last summer we made a firm pledge to quality coverage of performing arts in north Texas," said WFAA president and general manager Mike Devlin, "and this broadcast special is part of that commitment."
"During the opening week of events WFAA cameras followed the activities closely keeping viewers updated on a daily basis," Devlin added. "This special will provide additional perspective to our coverage, and give viewers that have been to the Center and those that have not had an opportunity to attend a performance yet, a unique set of blueprints to fully understand how it all started, the work that brought it all to fruition and the Performing Arts Center's exciting future."
"Behind the Curtain" is a tantalizing visual array of scenes shot throughout the Arts District. From the guiding community forces that drove it to the finish line, to a rundown of the organizations and performers set to occupy the facilities including the Dallas Opera, Lexus Broadway Series, Brinker International Forum, Titus, Texas Ballet Theater, Turtle Creek Choral, Jazz Roots and Dallas Black Dance Theater.
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