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<em>Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street</em>, presented by Uptown Players and Turtle Creek Chorale

Places! April 24-30, 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 24, 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: Uptown Players and Turtle Creek Chorale team up for Sondheim's greatest and darkest musical; Dallas Theater Center jumps on the Sherlock Holmes bandwagon; and the Kids in the Hall stop in Dallas

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 24 THROUGH WEDNESDAY, APRIL 30, 2014

 

THE WEEKEND TOP FIVE

Photo: Jeffrey Schmidt
Mark Fickert in Seminar at Theatre Three

 

1. Uptown Players and Turtle Creek Chorale come together for a staged concert of Stephen Sondheim's masterpiece Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, April 24-26 at City Performance Hall

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

 

2. Dallas Theater Center presents Steven Dietz's adaptation of Sherlock Holmes: The Final Adventure, at the Wyly Theatre. Previews begin April 25; opens May 2 and runs through May 25

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

 

3. Theatre Three does the regional premiere of Theresa Rebeck's Seminar, about a tough writer/editor and the students who take his master class, April 24-May 18

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

 

4. Dallas Children's Theater closes its season with Charlotte's Web at Rosewood Center for Family Arts, April 25-June 1

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

 

5. The great Canadian comedy outfit Kids in the Hall is on tour, and stops in Dallas on Sunday night, April 27 at the Majestic Theatre, after doing the Moontower Comedy Festival in Austin

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

 

ALSO OPENING/HAPPENING THIS WEEKEND

Photo: Ellen Appel
Fort Worth Opera opens its third opera of its 2014 festival, Mozart's Cosi fan tutte

 

LakeCities Ballet Theatre celebrates 30 years with Treasures: 30 Years of Dance, 7:30 p.m. April 25-26 at the MCL Grand Theatre in Lewisville 

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

» Read our feature on the company


Greater Lewisville Community Theatre presents Marc Camoletti's farce Boeing-Boeing, April 25-May 11

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

 

Mesquite Community Theatre does the comedy that started it all for Jessie Jones, Dearly Departed, April 25-May 10

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

 

Casa Mañana Children's Theatre closes its season with the musical Peter Pan, April 25-May 11

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

 

The Fort Worth Opera Festival continues, opening Mozart's Così fan tutte 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 26 at Bass Performance Hall. Performances of The Pearl Fishers and With Blood, With Ink continue

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

 

Voces Intimae, an art song group, closes the season with "Melodie Exotique: Reflections on the Exotic," April 26 at Zion Lutheran Church in Dallas

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

 

Fine Arts Chamber Players presents the Verlaine Trio at the Dallas Museum of Art's Horchow Auditorium, April 26

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

 

The Fort Worth Music Fund presents the inaugural performance by Synapse Ensemble, at WoCA Projects in Fort Worth

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

 

IN THE COMING WEEK

 

Shakespeare Dallas' Complete Works series presents a semi-staged reading of Coriolanus, April 27-28 at Hamon Hall in the AT&T Performing Arts Center's Winspear Opera House

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

 

Circle Theatre's production of David Ives' Venus in Fur transfers to the Studio Theatre at WaterTower Theatre, April 27-May 18

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

» Our review of the original Circle Theatre production

 

The Dallas Symphony Orchestra's Beethoven Festival kicks off on April 28 at Dallas City Performance Hall; other performances are at the Meyerson Symphony Center

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

 

Texas Camerata presents "A Joyful Noise" at Trinity Episcopal Church in Fort Worth, April 29

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

 

Dallas Chamber Symphony closes its season at Dallas City Performance Hall, April 29

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

 

Our Productions Theatre Company presents the original musical Project Youth: A Musical of Hope and Survival at MCL Grand Theatre in Lewisville, April 30-May 4

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

 

LAST CHANCE!

These productions will close this weekend

Photo: Richard Termine
Evita ends its run at Dallas Summer Musicals

 

Boeing-Boeing at Repertory Company Theatre, Richardson

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

 

Disney's Beauty and the Beast at AT&T Performing Arts Center's Winspear Opera House

» Our review


The Diviners at Contemporary Theatre of Dallas

» Our review

 

Evita, presented by Dallas Summer Musicals at the Music Hall at Fair Park

» Our review

 

Photo: Adam Anderson/SiHK Brothers
Galatea performed by Prism Co. in a Trinity Groves warehouse

Galatea, presented by Prism Co. at the Green Warehouse in Trinity Groves

» Our review

 

Gidion's Knot at Kitchen Dog Theater

» Our review

 

Marianela from MBS Productions, performed at the Stone Cottage on the Addison Theatre Centre campus

» Our review

 

The Nerd at Theatre Coppell

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

 

Nocturne at Second Thought Theatre

» Our review

 

Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead, presented by Fun House Theatre and Film at Plano Children's Theatre

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

 

The Unexpected Guest at Richardson Theatre Centre

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

 

The Yellow Boat, presented by Artes de la Rosa at the Rose Marine Theater in Fort Worth

» Our review


COMING UP

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

  1. Circle Theatre in Fort Worth opens the area premiere of Sharr White's The Other Place, May 1-24
  2. Sundown Collaborative Theatre presents the original work Insatiable Infatuation with Violence, May 2-11, at the Greenspace Arts Collective in Denton
  3. Uptown Players does the area premiere of Nicky Silver's The Lyons at Kalita Humphreys Theater, May 2-18
  4. Music Theatre of Denton does the rock musical Spring Awakening, May 2-11 at the Campus Theatre in Denton
  5. TITAS presents its annual Command Performance Gala, Friday, May 2 at the AT&T Performing Arts Center's Winspear Opera House
  6. Violin legend Itzhak Perlman performs May 4 in the Recital Series at AT&T Performing Arts Center's Winspear Opera House
  7. The final opera in the 2014 Fort Worth Opera Festival, Silent Night, opens May 4 at Bass Performance Hall
  8. Voices of Change presents The Book of American Poetry Volume III, May 4 at Caruth Auditorium at SMU
  9. Oral Fixation's third season closes with an evening of stories that fall under the category of "The Whole Enchildada," May 5 at the Sixth Floor Studio Theatre in the Wyly Theatre
  10. One Thirty Productions presents Ronald Harwood's Equally Divided at the Bath House Cultural Center, May 7-24
  11. Tarrant Actors Regional Theater returns with The Curious Savage, May 9-25 at the Sanders Theater in the Fort Worth Community Arts Center
  12. Churchmouse Productions does J.R. Rogers' White People, May 8-25 at the Bath House Cultural Center
  13. Jubilee Theatre in Fort Worth does August Wilson's Ma Rainey's Black Bottom, May 9-June 8
  14. Theatre Arlington continues its 40th season with the popular musical Nunsense, May 9-June 1
  15. Fine Arts Chamber Players does the 8th Annual Charles Barr Memorial Concert, 3 p.m. May 10 at the Dallas Museum of Art
  16. Chamber Music International closes its season on May 10 at St. Barnabas Presbyterian Church, Dallas
  17. Barry Douglas returns for a Cliburn Concerts recital at Bass Performance Hall, 7:30 p.m. May 13
  18. The first Dallas Solo Performance Festival is May 14-25 at the Margo Jones Theatre in Fair Park
  19. Rover Dramawerks does Anne McGravie's Wrens, May 15-June 7 at their space in Plano
  20. Stage West does the area premiere of Bruce Norris' The Unmentionables, May 17-June 15
  21. Soundings: New Music at the Nasher presents a tribute concert to Van Cliburn, May 15 at the Nasher Sculpture Center
  22. The Fort Worth Symphony presents Pixar in Concert, May 16-18 at Bass Performance Hall
  23. Artisan Center Theater opens Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, May 16-June 28
  24. Dallas Black Dance Theatre tributes retiring founder and artistic director Ann Williams with its Spring Celebration, May 16-17 at the AT&T Performing Arts Center's Winspear Opera House
  25. Theatre Three opens the comedy Shear Madness in its basement space, May 16-July 20

» 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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