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Places! April 3-9, 2014

Here are some of the performing arts events opening on local stages this week. Plus, the list of last-chance shows.



published Thursday, April 3, 2014

Every week in Places!, TheaterJones rounds up the weekend and coming week for theater, music, opera, dance and comedy performances that are opening/happening on North Texas stages.

This week: The Trocks return to Dallas; CTD revives Diviners; and Stage West, Second Thought Theatre and Kitchen Dog Theater all open regional premieres.

Also, for a heads up: Check out TheaterJones next week for a chance to win tickets to opera superstar Andrew Bocelli at the American Airlines Center in December.

Click on the slideshow icon in the floating menu at bottom left of your screen, and you'll see photos from some of these productions and events.

 

THURSDAY, APRIL 3 THROUGH WEDNESDAY, APRIL 9, 2014

 

THE WEEKEND TOP FIVE

Photo: George Wada
The Diviners at Contemporary Theatre of Dallas

 

1. TITAS presents the return of Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo, the best performance by men in tutus and on pointe that you'll ever see, for two performances at Dallas City Performance Hall, April 4-5

» Our listing, with times, ticket info, map and more

 

2. Stage West in Fort Worth presents Sara Ruhl's adaptation of Virginia Woolf's era-spanning, gender-commenting Orlando, April 3-May 3

» Our listing, with times, ticket info, map and more

 

3. Kitchen Dog Theater has the area premiere of Johnna Adams' award-winning play Gidion's Knot, April 3-26 at the McKinney Avenue Contemporary

» Our listing, with times, ticket info, map and more

 

4. Adam Rapp's Nocturne has its area premiere by Second Thought Theatre at Bryant Hall, behind the Kalita Humphreys Theater, Dallas April 3-26  

» Our listing, with times, ticket info, map and more

 

5. Contemporary Theatre of Dallas revives Jim Leonard Jr.'s Southern drama The Diviners, April 4-27

» Our listing, with times, ticket info, map and more

 

ALSO OPENING/HAPPENING THIS WEEKEND

Photo: Eisemann Center
They Call Me Mister Fry at the Eisemann Center

 

The Fort Worth Classic Guitar Society presents the Vida Guitar Quartet at the Kimbell Art Museum's Renzo Piano Pavilion, April 3. It repeats April 4 at University Park United Methodist Church, Dallas

» Our listing, with times, ticket info, map and more

 

Jack Freiberger's one-man show about a school teacher in an urban LA school, They Call Me Mister Fry, is at the Eisemann Center in Richardson, April 3-6

» Our listing, with times, ticket info, map and more

 

The Fort Worth Symphony Gala, featuring Yo-Yo Ma, is April 3 at Bass Performance Hall, Fort Worth

» Our listing, with times, ticket info, map and more

 

Photo: Daniel Fermaint
The Baker's Wife at PFamily Arts

PFamily Arts in Plano does Stephen Schwartz's The Baker's Wife, April 3-12

» Our listing, with times, ticket info, map and more

 

Theatre Three opens Greater Tuna in its basement space, Theatre Too!, April 3-27

» Our listing, with times, ticket info, map and more

 

MBS Productions does Mark-Brian Sonna's adaptation of the Spanish novel Marianela, April 3-26 at the Stone Cottage on the campus of Addison Theatre Centre

» Our listing, with times, ticket info, map and more

 

The Dallas Symphony does Baroque music by Vivaldi, Corelli, Geminiani and Gregori, April 3-6 at the Meyerson Symphony Center

» Our listing, with times, ticket info, map and more

 

The Ballet Ensemble of Texas presents its spring performance, featuring The Firebird, Fernando Bujones’ Splendid Gershwin and the classic ballet Paquita, April 4-5, at the Irving Arts Center

» Our listing, with times, ticket info, map and more

» Read our feature about the performance

 

Soundings: New Music at the Nasher does Stories of Freedom, April 4 at the Nasher Sculpture Center

» Our listing, with times, ticket info, map and more

 

Beckles Dancing Company presents Fragrances 19, featuring original work and guest companies, at the South Dallas Cultural Center, April 4-5

» Our listing, with times, ticket info, map and more

 

Sherman Community Players presents the Marc Camoletti farce Boeing-Boeing, April 4-20

» Our listing, with times, ticket info, map and more

 

Onstage in Bedford presents Ken Ludwig's The Fox on the Fairway, April 4-20

» Our listing, with times, ticket info, map and more

 

DVA Productions presents an original show, The Sam Cooke Story, at the Fort Worth Community Arts Center's Sanders Theatre, April 4-13

» Our listing, with times, ticket info, map and more

 

The Fort Worth Symphony Pops does Radio Days: A Salute to the Troops, with Five by Design, April 4-6 at Bass Performance Hall

» Our listing, with times, ticket info, map and more

 

Hear Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Jennifer Higdon in a Cliburn at the Modern performance, April 5 at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth

» Our listing, with times, ticket info, map and more

 

The Plano Metropolitan Ballet presents its annual Plano Dance Festival, featuring several local troupes, 2 and 7 p.m. April 5

» Our listing, with times, ticket info, map and more

 

The Dallas Bach Society does Bach's Passion According to St. Matthew, April 5 at the Church of the Incarnation

» Our listing, with times, ticket info, map and more

 

The New Philharmonic of Irving performs "A Mozart Opera Gala" at the Irving Arts Center, 3:30 p.m. April 6

» Our listing, with times, ticket info, map and more

 

IN THE COMING WEEK

Photo: Jean-Baptiste Millot
Khatia Buniatishvili

 

Hear a conversation with Theatre Three's Jac Alder in the Dallas Artsetters Master Class series, moderated by Jerome Weeks of KERA, 7 p.m. at the Nasher Sculpture Center

» It's free, but reserve tickets here

 

AT&T Performing Arts Center's Recital Series presents pianist Khatia Buniatishvili at the Winspear Opera House, April 8

» Our listing, with times, ticket info, map and more

 

The Dallas Wind Symphony performs music by Stravinsky, Ives and more at the Meyerson Symphony Center, April 8

» Our listing, with times, ticket info, map and more

 

The Hall Ensemble performs, featuring pianist Tamas Ungar, at a private home in Fort Worth, April 8

» Our listing, with times, ticket info, map and more

 

Stomp returns to Bass Performance Hall, April 8-13

» Our listing, with times, ticket info, map and more

 

Dallas Black Dance Theatre's DBDT II company performs its annual Spring Fiesta, April 9-10 at Dallas City Performance Hall

» Our listing, with times, ticket info, map and more

 

 

LAST CHANCE!

These productions will close this weekend

Photo: Karen Almond
The Fortress of Solitude at Dallas Theater Center

 

Erich Korngold's Die Tote Stadt, The Dallas Opera at the AT&T Performing Arts Center's Winspear Opera House

» Our review

 

The Fortress of Solitude, a world premiere musical presented by Dallas Theater Center at the AT&T Performing Arts Center's Wyly Theatre

» Our review

» Our interview with novelist Jonathan Lethem

» Our interview with composer Michael Friedman and book writer Itamar Moses

 

How I Became a Pirate at Casa Mañana Children's Theater

» Our review

 

A Streetcar Named Desire at Granbury Theatre Company

» Our listing, with times, ticket info, map and more

 

Solid Gold Cadillac, presented by Mainstage Irving-Las Colinas at the Irving Arts Center

» Our review

 

COMING UP

a look ahead at 25 performances opening/happening in the subsequent 2 or 3 weeks

  1. Prism Movement Co. presents the original work Galatea at the Green Warehouse in Trinity Groves, April 10-27
  2. Amphibian Stage Productions and Theatre TCU do a co-production of Brooke Berman's play Hunting and Gathering, April 10-May 4
  3. The Dallas Opera does its free live simulcast of The Barber of Seville at AT&T Stadium in Arlington on April 11
  4. WaterTower Theatre revives George C. Wolfe's Spunk, April 11-May 4
  5. Garland Civic Theatre does the musical Whodunnit?, April 11-May 3
  6. The Dallas Symphony presents Cirque de la Symphonie, April 11-12 at the Meyerson Symphony Center
  7. WingSpan Theatre Company does a staged reading of Ropes and Stone by Arnold Shelby
  8. Richardson Theatre Centre presents Agatha Christie's The Unexpected Guest, April 11-27
  9. Artes de la Rosa does David Saar's drama The Yellow Boat, April 12-27 at the Rose Marine Theater in Fort Worth
  10. The Ochre House presents a new work from Matthew Posey, The Passing Show, April 12-May 3
  11. Avant Chamber Ballet presents an original ballet based on Alice in Wonderland, April 12-13 at the Eisemann Center for the Performing Arts, Richardson
  12. The Dance Council presents Dance Planet 18 at Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts' Montgomery Arts Theater, April 12-13
  13. TITAS presents the English dance group Motionhouse, April 12-13 at Dallas City Performance Hall
  14. Ballet Frontier of Texas presents An Evening of Ballet, April 12-13 at the Scott Theatre in Fort Worth
  15. Dallas Summer Musicals brings the tour of Evita, April 15-27 at Music Hall at Fair Park
  16. The AT&T Performing Arts Center brings the tour of Disney's Beauty and the Beast, April 15-27 at the Winspear Opera House
  17. Teatro Dallas presents Miguel Sabido's play The Masks of Sor Juana, April 17-May 18
  18. Cliburn Concerts presents 1997 Cliburn Gold Medalist Jon Nakamatsu at the Renzo Piano Pavilion at the Kimbell Art Museum, April 17
  19. Hear oboeist Nicholas Arbolino with Symphony Arlington on April 17 at the Arlington Music Hall; repeats April 18 with Garland Symphony and April 19 with Las Colinas Symphony
  20. Fun House Theatre and Film does Tom Stoppard's Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead, April 17-26 at Plano Children's Theatre
  21. Stolen Shakespeare Guild does Tennessee Williams' Cat on a Hot Tin Roof at the Fort Worth Community Arts Center's Sanders Theatre, April 18-May 4
  22. The Fort Worth Opera Festival opens with Bizet's The Pearl Fishers at Bass Performance Hall on April 19. The festival continues through May 11 with Mozart's Cosi fan tutte, Kevin Puts' Silent Night and Daniel Crozier/Peter Trask's With Blood, With Ink, about Sor Juana Inez de la Cruz
  23. The Chamber Music Society of Fort Worth presents Vermeer String Quartet, April 19 at the Renzo Piano Pavilion at the Kimbell Art Museum
  24. Theatre Three does the area premiere of Theresa Rebeck's Seminar, April 24-May 18
  25. Dallas Children's Theater presents Charlotte's Web at Rosewood Center for Family Arts, April 25-June 1

» For complete listings of what's happening on North Texas stages, click on the calendar icon at the top right of the page. Once there, you can click the red "Search the Calendar" box, and search for listings by dates, performance type, the presenting company, titles or descriptions. Thanks For Reading





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