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Places! April 10-16, 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 10, 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: WaterTower has Spunk, Avant Chamber Ballet takes a new visit to Wonderland, and the 'Phibs go Hunting and Gathering.

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 10 THROUGH WEDNESDAY, APRIL 16, 2014

 

 

THE WEEKEND TOP FIVE

Photo: Daylon Walton
Hunting and Gathering at Amphibian Stage Productions, in collaboration with Theatre TCU

 

Photo: Kelsey Leigh Ervi
Liz Mikel in Spunk

1. WaterTower Theatre revives George C. Wolfe's Spunk, based on stories by Zora Neale Hurston, in a production that features Liz Mikel. Previews begin April 11, opens April 14 and runs through May 4

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

 

2. Amphibian Stage Productions and Theatre TCU do a co-production of Brooke Berman's play Hunting and Gathering, April 10-May 4

 

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

» Read our interview with playwright Brooke Berman

 

3. Avant Chamber Ballet presents an original ballet based on Alice in Wonderland, and featuring an original score performed by nine musicians, April 12-13 at the Eisemann Center for the Performing Arts, Richardson

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

» Read our interview with dancer Bryan Cunningham

 

4. TITAS presents the English dance group Motionhouse, April 12-13 at Dallas City Performance Hall

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

» Read our feature story

 

5. Prism Movement Co. presents the original work Galatea at the Green Warehouse in Trinity Groves, April 11-27

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

 

ALSO OPENING/HAPPENING THIS WEEKEND

Photo: Ochre House
The Ochre House opens The Passing Show

 

Garland Civic Theatre does the Anthony Shaffer musical Whodunnit?, April 11-May 3

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


The Dallas Symphony presents Cirque de la Symphonie, April 11-12 at the Meyerson Symphony Center

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


WingSpan Theatre Company does a staged reading of Ropes and Stone by Arnold Shelby, April 11-12

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


Richardson Theatre Centre presents Agatha Christie's The Unexpected Guest, April 11-27

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


Artes de la Rosa does David Saar's drama The Yellow Boat, April 12-27 at the Rose Marine Theater in Fort Worth

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

 

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

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


Ballet Frontier of Texas presents An Evening of Ballet, April 12-13 at the Scott Theatre in Fort Worth

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

 

The Ochre House presents a new work from Matthew Posey, which resurrects the spirit or Lord Buckley, in The Passing Show, April 12-May 3 in their space in Exposition Park

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

 

Orpheus Chamber Singers' season closes with "Luminosity," April 12 at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church in Dallas

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

 

The Wyeth String Quartet performs in the DeSoto Arts Commissions Uptown/Downtown Series at the Corner Theatre in DeSoto

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

 

IN THE COMING WEEK

Photo: Richard Termine
Evita comes to Dallas Summer Musicals

 

Oral Fixation moves to a new home in the sixth floor studio theatre at the Wyly Theatre, with the show "Ducks in a Row" on April 14

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

 

The Live Theatre League of Tarrant County bestows its annual awards, including a Lifetime Acheivement honor for Deborah Brown, at 5 p.m. at the Scott Theatre at the Fort Worth Community Theatre Scott

» Read more about this here

 

Dallas Summer Musicals brings the tour of Evita, April 15-27 at Music Hall at Fair Park

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

 

The AT&T Performing Arts Center brings the tour of Disney's Beauty and the Beast, April 15-27 at the Winspear Opera House

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

 

 

LAST CHANCE!

These productions will close this weekend

Photo: Mike Morgan
Pageant at Uptown Players

 

The Baker's Wife at PFAMily Arts, Plano

» Our review


The Barber of Seville at The Dallas Opera

» Our review


Disney's Peter Pan, Jr. at Artie's Playhouse at Artisan Center Theater, Hurst

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

 

Doubt at Theatre Arlington

» Our review


Harvey at Ennis Public Theatre

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

 

Hello Dolly at Denton Community Theatre

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

 

Kiss Me Kate at Plaza Theatre Company, Cleburne

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

 

Our Town at Plano Children's Theater

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

 

Over the River and Through the Woods at Runway Theatre, Grapevine

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

 

Pageant at Uptown Players at the Kalita Humphreys Theater, Dallas

» Our review

 

Same Time, Next Year at Rover Dramawerks, Plano

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

 

The Scarlet Pimpernel at Artisan Center Theater, Hurst

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

 

Soul of Sam: The Sam Cooke Story at DVA Productions, performed at the Sanders Theatre at the Fort Worth Community Arts Center

» Our review

 

Stomp at Bass Hall

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

 


COMING UP

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

  1. Teatro Dallas presents Miguel Sabido's play The Masks of Sor Juana, April 17-May 18
  2. Cliburn Concerts presents 1997 Cliburn Gold Medalist Jon Nakamatsu at the Renzo Piano Pavilion at the Kimbell Art Museum, April 17
  3. 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
  4. Fun House Theatre and Film does Tom Stoppard's Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead, April 17-26 at Plano Children's Theatre
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. The Chamber Music Society of Fort Worth presents Vermeer String Quartet, April 19 at the Renzo Piano Pavilion at the Kimbell Art Museum
  8. Theatre Three does the area premiere of Theresa Rebeck's Seminar, April 24-May 18
  9. Evolution Tango presents Shades of Tango at the Courtyard Theatre in Plano, April 18-19
  10. Artisan Center Theater presents Neil Simon's Lost in Yonkers, April 18-May 10
  11. Allan Glassman performs for the Blue Candlelight Music series, April 20
  12. The Emerson String Quartet is on the Dallas Chamber Music series, April 21
  13. Uptown Players and Turtle Creek Chorale come together for a staged concert of Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, April 24-26 at City Performance Hall
  14. Dallas Children's Theater presents Charlotte's Web at Rosewood Center for Family Arts, April 25-June 1
  15. LakeCities Ballet Theatre does its 30th Anniversary Gala, April 25-26 at the MCL Grand Theatre in Lewisville

» 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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