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<em>Barbecue Apocalypse</em> at Kitchen Dog Theater

Places! May 22-28, 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 22, 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: Kitchen Dog Theater and Second Thought Theatre have world premieres by local, or locally connected, playwrights; there's dance/theater performance art at the South Dallas Cultural Center; nine-time Tony winner Tommy Tune is in town; and the Fort Worth Symphony season closes with a Berlioz favorite.

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 22 THROUGH WEDNESDAY, MAY 28, 2014

 

THE WEEKEND TOP FIVE

Photo: Courtesy
Teo Castellanos D-Projects presents Fat Boy is at the South Dallas Cultural Center this weekend

 

1. 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 

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

» Look for an interview with playwright Matt Lyle coming up on TheaterJones

Photo: Carson Nicely
Montgomery Sutton plays the title role in Booth at Second Thought Theatre

 

2. Second Thought Theatre does the world premiere of Steven Walter's Booth, about Lincoln assassin John Wilkes Booth, May 21-June 14, at Bryant Hall on the Kalita Humphreys Theater campus

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

» Check out the exclusive video series In Booth's Words here

» Look for an interview with playwright Steven Walters coming up on TheaterJones

 

3. The National Performance Network brings dance/theater performance artist Teo Castellanos D-Projects to the South Dallas Cultural Center for three performances of Fat Boy, May 23-25

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

 

4. 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; and on May 25, Tommy, his sister Gracey and others will perform at a National Tap Dance Day Celebration at Arts Fifth Avenue in Fort Worth

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

 

5. The Fort Worth Symphony performs Berlioz's Symphonie Fantastique, featuring trumpeter Tine Thing Helseth, May 23-25 at Bass Performance Hall 

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

 

 

ALSO OPENING/HAPPENING THIS WEEKEND

 

Jim Caruso

Former Dallasite and longtime New Yorker Jim Caruso brings his wildly popular Cast Party to Dallas for the first time, at the Kitchen Café in North Dallas. You never know who's gonna show up.

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

 

Comedian Maz Jobrani performs at Dallas City Performance Hall, presented by World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth, 7:30 p.m. May 22

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

» Our interview with Jobani

 

Pocket Sandwich Theatre opens Relatively Speaking, three comedies by Ethan Coen, Elaine May and Woody Allen, May 23-June 21

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

 

African-American Repertory Theater does August Wilson's Joe Turner's Come and Gone, May 23-June 8 at the K.D. Studio Theatre

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

 

Onstage in Bedford does the musical Xanadu, May 23-June 15

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

 

Cara Mía Theatre Company begins previews of Jose Cruz Gonzalez's The Magic Rainforest: An Amazon Journey, at the Latino Cultural Center on May 24; opening night is May 30 and it runs through June 8

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

 

IN THE COMING WEEK

 

Stage West presents its occasional Storytelling Night, featuring storytellers Elizabeth Ellis, Pete Geren and Antoinette Simmons

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

 

LAST CHANCE!

These productions will close this weekend

Photo: Leah Layman
Julienne Greer in The Other Place at Circle Theatre

 

Agnes of God from 3 Cords Theater at Plaza Arts Center, Carrollton

» Our review

 

The Curious Savage, presented by Tarrant Actors Regional Theatre at the Sanders Theatre at the Fort Worth Community  Arts Center

» Our review

 

Photo: Zeb West
Zeb West in Innocent When You Dream, at the Dallas Solo Fest

Dallas Solo Fest, presented by Audacity Theatre Lab at the Margo Jone Theatre, Dallas

» Our special section, which has profiles, reviews and more

 

Equally Divided from One Thirty Productions at the Bath House Cultural Center, Dallas

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

 

The Other Place at Circle Theatre in Fort Worth

» Our review

 

Sherlock Holmes: The Final Adventure, presented by Dallas Theater Center at the AT&T Performing Arts Center Wyly Theatre

» Our review


Sherlock Holmes and the Sign of Four, presented in the Rotunda Theatre Series at First United Methodist Church of Dallas

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

 

Spank! The Fifty Shades Parody, presented by Performing Arts Fort Worth at McDavid Studio, next to Bass Hall

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

 

White People, presented by Churchmouse Productions at the Bath House Cultural Center

» Our review

 


COMING UP

a quick look ahead at 30 performances opening/happening in the subsequent 2 or 3 weeks

  1. MBS Productions revives Mark-Brian Sonna's John XII at the Stone Cottage on the Addison Theatre Centre campus, May 29-June 28
  2. Filmmaker John Waters appears at the Kessler Theater, presented by WordSpace, 8 p.m. May 29
  3. L.I.P. Service does Tracy Letts' Killer Joe at Arts Fifth Avenue in Fort Worth, May 29-June 7
  4. The Texas Ballet Theater closes its season with Swan Lake, featuring live accompaniment from the Fort Worth Symphony; the first time TBT has had live music since 2009, May 30-June 1 at Bass Performance Hall
  5. James Wesley's Art and Science, presented by Uptown Players at Frank's Place in the Kalita Humphreys Theater, May 30-June 15
  6. Cara Mía Theatre Company presents Jose Cruz Gonzalez' The Magic Rainforest: An Amazon Journey, May 30-June 8 at the Latino Cultural Center
  7. The Stolen Shakespeare Guild does Jason Robert Brown's musical The Last Five Years in the basement space of Fort Worth Community Arts Center, May 30-June 7
  8. Runway Theatre in Grapevine presents Neil Simon's Laughter of the 23rd Floor, May 30-June 15
  9. Mainstage Irving-Las Colinas does Ken Ludwig's Shakespeare in Hollywood, May 30-June 14 at the Irving Arts Center
  10. Casa Mañana closes its season with Always...Patsy Cline, May 31-June 8
  11. Pianist Andre Watts performs in the AT&T Performing Arts Center's Recital Series, June 2 at the Winspear Opera House
  12. The tour of Jersey Boys finally hits Fort Worth, June 3-15 at Bass Performance Hall
  13. The tour of Mamma Mia! returns to Dallas Summer Musicals, June 3-15
  14. Hear Betty Buckley's Song Interpretation students perform Story Songs IV, 7:30 p.m. June 3 at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth
  15. Denton Community Theater does The Dixie Swim Club, June 6-15
  16. Sherman Community Players takes on Chicago, June 6-22
  17. Fort Worth's Hip Pocket Theatre opens its 38th season with Johnny Simons' Pinocchio Commedia, June 6-30
  18. Contemporary Theatre of Dallas presents Michael Frayn's Noises Off, June 6-26
  19. WaterTower Theatre does the area premiere of David Lindsay-Abaire's Good People, June 6-29
  20. The Dallas Symphony does Hollywood Hits, June 6-8 at the Meyerson Symphony Center
  21. Richardson Theatre Centre does Horton Foote's The Trip to Bountiful, June 6-22
  22. Artisan Center Theater presents Shrek the Musical, June 7-12
  23. Amphibian Stage Productions does a staged reading of Isreal Horovitz's Lebensraum, June 8-9
  24. Public performances begin in the annual PianoTexas festival at Texas Christian University, June 10-28
  25. Fort Worth's Trinity Shakespeare Festival opens its sixth season with The Comedy of Errors and The Tempest, June 10-30
  26. Shakespeare Dallas' 41st season opens with Moliere's Tartuffe and follows with Much Ado About Nothing, June 11-19
  27. Bruce Wood Dance Project performs the new work Touch and revives Home at Dallas City Performance Hall, June 12-13
  28. The Garland Summer Musicals season opens with Peter Pan at the Patty Granville Arts Center, June 13-22
  29. Uptown Players presents the American premiere of the musical Soho Cinders, June 13-22 at the Kalita Humphreys Theater
  30. Dallas Children's Theater presents Stuart Little, June 13-July 13 at the Rosewood Center for Family Arts

» 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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