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Places! May 8-14, 2014

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



published Thursday, May 8, 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: Mark Morris Dance Group comes to Dallas; a critic has his new composition performed; and White People invade the Bath House.

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, MAY 8 THROUGH WEDNESDAY, MAY 14, 2014

 

THE WEEKEND TOP FIVE

Photo: Churchmouse Productions
White People at Churchmouse Productions

 

1. TITAS presents one of the great contemporary dance troupes, Mark Morris Dance Group, at the AT&T Performing Arts Center Winspear Opera House, May 10

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

» Read our interview with Mark Morris


2. Dallas Symphony's Beethoven Festival continues with Yefim Bronfman playing Beethoven's "Emperor" Concerto, and the DSO on his Seventh Symphony, May 8-11 at the Meyerson Symphony Center

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

 

3. The cantata Undelivered, based on the speech John F. Kennedy was supposed to give before he was assassinated in Dallas, and with a score by TheaterJones chief classical music and opera critic Gregory Sullivan Isaacs, has its world premiere by the Hall Ensemble at the DeSoto Corner Theatre at 7 p.m. Sunday, May 11. The performance repeats Tuesday, May 13 in Fort Worth and Wednesday, May 14, in Weatherford.

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

 

4. Churchmouse Productions does J.R. Rogers' White People, overlapping monologues by three people who may have racist attitudes, May 8-25 at the Bath House Cultural Center

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

 

5. Anita N. Martinez Ballet Folklorico presents A Tale of Two Quinces, about two girls at their quinceañeras, 7:30 p.m. May 8 at AT&T Performing Arts Center Winspear Opera House

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

 

ALSO OPENING/HAPPENING THIS WEEKEND

Photo: Eric Younkin
Nunsense at Theatre Arlington

 

Pianist Alex McDonald, a competitor in the 2014 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, performs with the Arlington Symphony, 7:30 p.m. May 8 at Arlington Music Hall. Concert repeats May 9 with Garland Symphony and May 10 with Las Colinas Symphony

» Our listing in Arlington, with times, ticket info and more

 

Jubilee Theatre in Fort Worth begins previews of August Wilson's Ma Rainey's Black Bottom on May 9; it opens May 16 and runs through June 8

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

 

Tarrant Actors Regional Theater returns with The Curious Savage, May 9-25 at the Sanders Theater in the Fort Worth Community Arts Center

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

 

The Firehouse Theatre in Carrollton does Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew at the Manske Library Amphitheatre

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


Theatre Arlington continues its 40th season with the popular musical Nunsense, May 9-June 1

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


Fine Arts Chamber Players does the 8th Annual Charles Barr Memorial Concert, 3 p.m. May 10 at the Dallas Museum of Art

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


Chamber Music International closes its season on May 10 at St. Barnabas Presbyterian Church, Dallas

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

 

Shakespeare Dallas' second season of Complete Works ends with Antony and Cleopatra, 3 p.m. May 12 and 7 p.m. May 13 at Hamon Hall at the AT&T Performing Arts Center

 

IN THE COMING WEEK

Photo: Katya Kraynova
Barry Douglas

 

1985 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition Bronze Medalist Barry Douglas returns for a Cliburn Concerts recital at Bass Performance Hall, 7:30 p.m. May 13

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

 

LAST CHANCE!

These productions will close this weekend

Photo: Ellen Appel
Silent Night at Fort Worth Opera

 

Dearly Departed at Mesquite Community Theatre

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


Enchanted April at Plaza Theatre Company, Cleburne

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


The 2014 Fort Worth Opera Festival, with final performances of Così fan tutte, Silent Night and With Blood, With Ink

» Our review of Così fan tutte

» Our review of Silent Night

» Our review of With Blood, With Ink


Insatiable Infatuation with Violence at Sundown Collaborative Theatre

» Our review

 

Lost in Yonkers at Artisan Center Theater, Hurst

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

 

Peter Pan at Casa Mañana Children's Theatre

» Our review


Spring Awakening at Music Theatre of Denton

» 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. The first Dallas Solo Fest, presented by Audacity Theatre Lab, is May 15-25 at the Margo Jones Theatre in Fair Park
  2. Rover Dramawerks does Anne McGravie's Wrens, May 15-June 7 at their space in Plano
  3. Stage West does the area premiere of Bruce Norris' The Unmentionables, May 15-June 15
  4. Soundings: New Music at the Nasher presents a tribute concert to Van Cliburn, May 15 at the Nasher Sculpture Center
  5. Dallas Symphony's Beethoven Festival continues with the DSO playing his Fifth Symphony, May 15-18 at the Meyerson Symphony Center, May 15-18
  6. The Orchestra of New Spain presents House and Garden II at a private house in Dallas, May 15
  7. The Fort Worth Symphony presents Pixar in Concert, May 16-18 at Bass Performance Hall
  8. 3 Cords Theater presents Agnes of God at the Plaza Arts Center, Carrollton, May 16-31
  9. Artisan Center Theater opens Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, May 16-June 28
  10. The Plaza Theater Company opens Camelot, May 16-June 14
  11. 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
  12. Theatre Three opens the comedy Shear Madness in its basement space, May 16-July 20
  13. The Rotunda Theatre Series at First United Methodist Church of Dallas presents Sherlock Holmes and the Curse of the Sign of Four, May 16-24
  14. The Chamber Music Society of Fort Worth closes its season with guest cellist Anthony Ross and pianist Dina Ugorskaja, 2 p.m. May 17 at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth
  15. Second Thought Theatre does the world premiere of Steven Walter's Booth, about John Wilkes Booth, May 21-June 14, at Bryant Hall on the Kalita Humphreys Theater campus
  16. The comedy Spank: The Fifty Shades Parody makes its second appearance in North Texas, at McDavid Studio on the Performing Arts Fort Worth series, May 21-25
  17. Former local playwright Matt Lyle's latest, Barbecue Apocalypse, has its world premiere in Kitchen Dog Theater's New Works Festival, May 23-June 21
  18. Tony-winner Tommy Tune performs Taps, Tunes and Tall Tales for National Tap Day at the Scott Theatre at the Fort Worth Community Arts Center, 8 p.m. May 23
  19. African-American Repertory Theater does August Wilson's Joe Turner's Come and Gone, May 23-June 8 at the K.D. Studio Theatre
  20. The Fort Worth Symphony performs Berlioz's Symphonie Fantastique, May 23-25 at Bass Performance Hall
  21. Onstage in Bedford does the musical Xanadu, May 23-June 15
  22. Cara Mía Theatre Company presents Jose Cruz Gonzalez' The Magic Rainforest: An Amazon Journey, May 30-June 8 at the Latino Cultural Center
  23. MBS Productions revives Mark-Brian Sonna's John XII at the Stone Cottage on the Addison Theatre Centre campus, May 29-June 28
  24. L.I.P. Service does Tracy Letts' Killer Joe at Arts Fifth Avenue in Fort Worth, May 29-June 7

» 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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