September 23, 2023
PRAIRIEFEST FILM SHOWCASE
The Grand Prairie Arts Council presents PrairieFest 2023 at the historic Uptown Theater in Grand Prairie, TX. Our goal is to provide a venue for aspiring filmmakers to showcase their talents. This film festival will be open to filmmakers from all over the world and the public to attend. Top films will be showcased on a state of the art projection system on a full-size movie screen in the Uptown Theater.
Join us for networking opportunities, Q&A panels, special guests, and screening of select films.
October 20-29, 2023
The Hunchback of Notre Dame
Based on the Victor Hugo novel and songs from the Disney animated feature, The Hunchback of Notre Dame follows Quasimodo, the deformed bell-ringer longing to be “Out There”. He finds acceptance through Esmarelda, a beautiful Romani woman, but the handsome Captain Phoebus and Arch Decan Frollo are equally enthralled. As the three vie for her attention, Frollo embarks on a mission to destroy the Roma people.
Veterans Bob Wallace and Phil Davis have a successful song-and-dance act after World War II. With romance in mind, the two follow a duo of beautiful singing sisters en route to their Christmas show at a Vermont lodge, which just happens to be owned by Bob and Phil's former army commander. With a dazzling score featuring well-known standards including “Blue Skies,” “I Love A Piano,” “How Deep Is the Ocean” and the perennial title song, White Christmas is an uplifting musical worthy of year-round productions.