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Carol M. Rice

Associate Critic

Carol M. Rice is a playwright, director, actor, and producer, as well as being the Executive Artistic Director of Rover Dramawerks. She has an MA in Drama (Playwriting Emphasis) from Texas Woman's University and she has reviewed in the past for Pegasus News. Her plays Murder at the Orient Burlesque (which received a Column Award Nomination) and Around the World in 80 Days have been presented by Rover Dramawerks, and her melodrama, The Belle of West Texas, was recently presented by McKinney Repertory Theatre. Her children's play, The Big Bad Wolf and His Brother, was performed at three drama camps in the Washington D.C. area in the summer of 2014. Several others have been done at drama camps all over the Metroplex.

Carol is a proud member of the Dramatists Guild and 365 Women A Year, an international playwriting consortium devoted to writing plays about women from history. Carol also organized and produced the first festival in Texas at Rover Dramawerks of the inaugural year's plays, featuring ten productions and staged readings by playwrights all over Texas; her own play, One Night in the Garden, was one of the featured plays.

Carol has also directed many plays and musicals, including several new works, such as The Cupcake Conspiracy, Written in Time and Silver Screen Slayer. Other favorite directing projects include Noises Off, Lend Me a Tenor, and The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940 for the Pocket Sandwich Theatre; The Nerd for Garland Civic Theatre; Death and The Compleat Wrks of Wllm Shkspr (abridged) for Bucket Productions; Inherit the Wind, Murder on the Nile, and Crimes of the Heart for Mesquite Community Theatre; and The Crowd You're in With, Gilligan's Island: the Musical, Lady Windermere's Fan, Morphic Resonance, and Who Was That Lady I Saw You With? for Rover Dramawerks, to name a few.

Some of Carol's more notable acting roles include Jenny in Everything in the Garden and Susan in Woman in Mind (Column Award Nomination) for Rover Dramawerks; Queen Aggravain in Once Upon a Mattress for Greater Lewisville Community Theatre (Column Award Nomination); Aquanessa in 20,000 Babes Beneath the Sea for the Pocket Sandwich Theatre; and I Hate Hamlet for Provo Theatre Company. She has also worked with MBS Productions, Dallas Children's Theater, and Theatre Three over the years in various capacities.

Past Reviewed Shows listed by most recent to oldest.

Show Theatre Company Posted
BROADWAY OR BUST Pegasus Theatre 8/11/2019
KENTUCKY Imprint Theatreworks 8/5/2019
A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC Theatre Frisco 7/30/2019
A RED PLAID SHIRT Theatre Frisco 5/20/2019
ORDINARY DAYS Lakeside Community Theatre 4/29/2019
BUDDY – THE BUDDY HOLLY STORY Garland Civic Theatre 1/28/2019
NEWSIES Artisan Center Theater 1/24/2019
SHE LOVES ME Runway Theatre 10/2/2018
SCHOOL OF ROCK Bass Hall, Fort Worth 8/30/2018
CARDBOARD PIANO Proper Hijinx Productions 8/14/2018
GYPSY The Firehouse Theatre 6/5/2018
LEND ME A TENOR Rockwall Community Playhouse 5/22/2018
COMMUNICATING DOORS Runway Theatre 4/9/2018
WHAT THE BUTLER SAW Lakeside Community Theatre 1/20/2018
ORDINARY PEOPLE Resolute Theatre Project 11/6/2017
CORPSE! ONSTAGE in Bedford 10/17/2017
THE ADDAMS FAMILY Runway Theatre 10/2/2017
SEUSSICAL, THE MUSICAL The Firehouse Theatre 9/18/2017
GREASE Stolen Shakespeare Guild 8/14/2017
UNNECESSARY FARCE Allen's Community Theatre 5/10/2017
BYE BYE BIRDIE The Firehouse Theatre 3/6/2017
BELL, BOOK, AND CANDLE Runway Theatre 10/1/2016
RENT AT&T Performing Arts Center 9/21/2016
DRIVING MISS DAISY Theatre Frisco 8/8/2016
WOMEN ON THE VERGE OF A NERVOUS BREAKDOWN Artes de la Rosa Cultural Center for the Arts 8/1/2016
REGRETS ONLY Runway Theatre 7/20/2016
SPRING AWAKENING Runway Theatre 5/25/2016
BLITHE SPIRIT Allen's Community Theatre 5/1/2016
NANA’S NAUGHTY KNICKERS Runway Theatre 3/21/2016
BROTHERS’ HARVEST Ochre House Theater 2/1/2016
THE DEAD GUY Proper Hijinx Productions 2/1/2016
MARY POPPINS The Firehouse Theatre 11/9/2015
BLITHE SPIRIT Stolen Shakespeare Guild 10/12/2015
LOVERS AND EXECUTIONERS Circle Theatre 8/25/2015
TWO ROOMS Proper Hijinx Productions 8/2/2015
LONE STAR and LAUNDRY AND BOURBON Runway Theatre 6/9/2015
LEADING LADIES Allen's Community Theatre 4/20/2015
HOTEL CALIFORNIA MBS Productions 4/6/2015
LIGHT UP THE SKY Mesquite Community Theatre 2/17/2015