Theatrical Events

Share For Me Debuts At The Dallas International Film Festival

The heartwarming short film, Share For Me from writer-director Alexander Georges will make its debut at the Dallas International Film Festival, (DIFF), Thursday, May 4 and Friday, May 5, 2023.

The story follows a young man with Down Syndrome and his aging Greek father. The twosome can’t look after themselves, but together, they can crash a funeral on mom’s birthday. Inspired by a feature screenplay of Georges’ real-life father and brother, for which he is currently seeking financing, the movie accurately depicts the intimate and cherished bond the two share.

“I am very passionate about this story. We don’t often associate a person with Down Syndrome as being a caregiver, we always assume people with disabilities need the care. But especially in a family, where you understand people both physically and emotionally and you can read their needs and wants, a different relationship forms.” said Georges.

The stellar cast includes Down Syndrome lead actor Evan Vourazeris (Tuck from the Netflix series Ozark), based in El Paso, Texas. Evan is an actor, disability advocate and motivational speaker. He’s also a BullyFree advocate and has spoken to over 500,000 kids and families about bullying, cyberbullying and empowerment issues.

Lead actor Apollo Dukakis is an accomplished actor with more than 50 years’ experience. He has performed in many prestigious regional theaters throughout the US, including the American Conservatory Theatre and the Dallas Theater Center. He’s also a recipient of the Los Angeles Drama Critics’ and Dramalogue awards, an Ovation award and company member at A Noise Within for more than 25 years.

Co-star, Dallas native, actor and stand-up comedian Willis Turner is a recipient of the “Up and Coming Comic” award at the Las Vegas Comedy Festival, and he has performed on both Comedy Central and BET.

For the casting of other characters with disabilities, Share For Me partnered with Easterseals and disability acting pioneers Pacific Arts Studio West.

“I wanted to tell a personal story, I watched my father be the caregiver for my brother, but as he grew older, my brother began to care for my father,” said. Georges. “They have an interesting dynamic that I am fascinated by,” he continued. When my father was in his 70’s, my brother began to do things for him, like buckle his seatbelt and give him directions and it’s only grown.”

This outstanding film, centered on disability and increasing disability visibility, will play a vital role in educating audiences. The characters are warm, relatable, and touching. “I’ve never seen a movie like this, or represented anywhere in film, said Georges, that’s why I wanted to tell this story.”

The 17th Annual Dallas International Film Festival will run from April 28 to May 5, 2023 at the Violet Crown Cinema in West Village Uptown at The festival includes powerful films from both established and emerging artists in a wide range of styles. To purchase tickets to individual screenings, use the film guide or schedule at

Theatrical Events

His Story: The Musical Debuts In Dallas, May 2023

Best of Guide recently attended a special media sneak peek performance of a faith-based Broadway-style theatrical event. This insightful modern-day take on a story as old as time, chronicles the life of Jesus. His Story: The Musical, is a contemporary pop/rock/rap lyrical event that shares the iconic story through a dynamic and uplifting theatrical experience.

Featuring a book and score by Anna Miriam Brown, His Story will make its world premiere next month at the new Broadway Tent at Grandscape in The Colony, Texas. Directed by two-time Tony nominee, Jeff Calhoun (Newsies, Bonnie & Clyde), and presented by award nominated producer Bruce Lazarus, the musical will begin performances May 5, 2023. The musical is also backed by Willie and Korie Robertson (stars of Duck Dynasty, and best-selling authors), Brad Reeves / Bill Noble, Thinking Tree LLC, Jill Wilkinson, Cooper Collins, Christian and Sadie Robertson Huff, Mike Collins, and Troy Duhon / Bob Katz in association with Matthew Churchill Productions.

While living in Ukraine, as Anna Brown was coming into her own faith, she realized that she had a desire to tell the remarkable story of Jesus. Inspired by the hip-hop style musical Hamilton, her goal was to deliver an impactful, yet relatable story to others — just the way she had been impacted.

Two-thousand years in the making, this powerful story depicts Mary and Joseph and the life of Jesus, a common-man-from-an-obscure-family. He arrives in the big city and defies expectations. He speaks great wisdom but chooses friends from the dregs of society and hangs out in the wrong part of town. Mocked by the establishment, he is adored by the people. This timeless and lively perspective engages the struggles of humanity worldwide, reminding us of the ubiquitous power of love and redemption.

Calhoun said, “This show is about great suffering, but it’s also about light breaking thru that darkness. It has helped me both personally and professionally.”

“We think Dallas is the rising star, the next cultural icon in the United States,” said Lazarus. “We are thrilled to be here, and we’re excited to make Dallas a destination. We will use Dallas as a springboard to take this show to other cities,” he continued.

His Story, The Musical is choreographed by Eamon Foley with arrangements by Rick Hip-Flores, scenic design by Tobin Ost, and sound design by Daniel Lundberg. The original concept recording of His Story, The Musical is available on Amazon Music, Apple Music, Spotify and all major platforms. Designed by Matthew Churchill Productions, The Broadway Tent at Grandscape is a state-of-the-art 1300-seat theater tent featuring plush seating, 360-degree overhead projection mapping and full air conditioning and heating.
The Broadway Tent is located at 5752 Grandscape Blvd., The Colony 75056.

Tickets are available now and may be purchased online Special rates are available for groups of 20+. Email or by calling the toll-free number (855) HISSTORY / (855) 447-7667.

Restaurant Reviews DFW

Reunion Tower’s New Restaurant Crown Block Debuts April 17

Following a three-year hiatus, epicureans can once again enjoy an exquisite meal at the city’s most recognized and iconic landmark, Reunion Tower. The all-new and highly anticipated Crown Block Restaurant, located on the 18th floor, will open on Monday, April 17.

Crown Block is presented by Hunt Realty Investments, in partnership with celebrated James Beard Award-nominated hospitality industry veterans and husband and wife business partners Elizabeth Blau and Chef Kim Canteenwalla. Cantenwalla and Blau, of Blau and Associates have extensive experience opening fine dining restaurants. They have opened establishments in Las Vegas and Vancouver. They have also done some consulting in Dallas, where they have worked with Del Frisco, Legends Hospitality and helped launch The Virgin Hotel’s food program.

Dining at Crown Block includes a short 68-second lift to the soaring twinkling dome. Once inside the sky-high restaurant, you’ll see an amazing floor-to-ceiling display of fine wines. But the irrefutable focal point is an impressive bar featuring a backdrop of the most spectacular birds-eye-view of the Dallas area. Guests will appreciate the smart and stylish new look of the restaurant. The modern and chic inspired décor radiates a pleasant and relaxed vibe. From the hosts and servers to the management and executive chef, you’ll find the entire staff to be attentive, knowledgeable, and friendly.

Initially, patrons might make notice that the restaurant will remain in a fixed position. But you’ll soon forget about rotation once you taste the luscious and unforgettable dishes that Crown Block has to offer. Sourced from local purveyors, the menu features rare steaks and seafood but will also include an exciting array of plant-based fare and sushi. Gluten-free options will also be available, including a delectable key lime pie. Guests will savor the luscious desserts, and appreciate the generous wine list, mixed drinks, and house cocktails.

Patrons can’t miss the impressive seafood bar showcasing an array of fresh fish. The bar also includes a selection of the finest caviar and seasonal oysters procured from the East and Gulf Coast. Also available is a sharable C.B. Texas-Style Hot Seafood Boil. This spectacular feast includes an abundance of Maine lobster, jumbo prawns, mussels, scallops, Alaskan king crab, fingerling potatoes, seafood and tomato broth served alongside grilled sourdough bread.

At a recent media event, Best of Guide caught a sneak peek of the extraordinary menu. Exquisite starters include a Lobster BLT Salad. This amazing dish includes Neuse’s Bacon, endive, hearts of palm, tomatoes, avocado, and a citrus vinaigrette. Another delectable bite is a blue crab cake served with a sea bean and fennel salad and a vadouvan-spiced curry aioli.

The extensive menu also includes salads, plentiful sides, entrees, and a selection of grilled items. While many of the dishes are prepared for the most discerning connoisseur, you’ll also discover some fun and fanciful favorites such as the triple-dipped hand-cut fries and mac and cheese waffles — both of which are unexpected full-flavored savory surprises.

A private event space, The Crown Room, is located on the 17th floor. Guests may host birthdays, bar mitzvahs, bridal showers, brunches, or any other celebratory event. This level will still feature the 360-panoramic view of the Dallas / Fort Worth Metroplex.

Crown Block’s menu has something to satisfy every palate. So, dive in, and try something new. Currently, the restaurant serves dinner seven days a week. Reservations can be made at and can be booked up to three months in advance. Classic, stylish attire is appreciated. No flip flops, workout gear or baseball caps are permitted.