Debbie Does Dallas

Opening Night: 2002-10-29

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  • A theatrical send-up of the infamous 1970's adult movie.
  • Productions in San Francisco and Reno as well as Melbourne, Australia and Johannesburg, South Africa.
  • A film version of Araca's production of Debbie Does Dallas is in developement.

The Araca Group Services

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  • Marketing Director
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Success on the smaller stage.

Raves Off-Broadway.

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