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Places! June 12-18, 2014

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



published Thursday, June 12, 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: Bruce Wood gets a memorial via a celebration of his work from the Bruce Wood Dance Project at Dallas City Performance Hall; Shakespeare Dallas and Fort Worth's Trinity Shakespeare Festival kick up; and Uptown Players does a modern take on Cinderella.

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, JUNE 12 THROUGH WEDNESDAY, JUNE 18, 2014

 

THE WEEKEND TOP FIVE

Photo: Mike Morgan
Soho Cinders at Uptown Players

1. Bruce Wood Dance Project, now without its nameseake, who died on May 28, performs his unfinished work Touch, plus Wood's Home, The Only Way Through is Through and Love, B at Dallas City Performance Hall, June 12-13

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

» Read Margaret Putnam's tribute to Bruce Wood, which also links to our obituary.

 

2. Fort Worth's Trinity Shakespeare Festival opens its sixth season with The Comedy of Errors and The Tempest, June 10-30 (opening nights June 12 and 13)

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

» Read our interview with Artistic Director T.J. Walsh

 

3. Shakespeare Dallas' 41st season opens with Moliere's Tartuffe and follows with Much Ado About Nothing, June 11-19; Tartuffe officially opens on June 13, Much Ado on June 20

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

» Read our interview with Artistic Director Raphael Parry

 

4. Uptown Players presents the American premiere of the musical Soho Cinders, and update of the Cinderella story, June 13-22 at the Kalita Humphreys Theater

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

 

5. Lyric Stage closes its season with Maury Yeston's Titanic with a full orchestra, June 13-22 at the Irving Arts Center's Carpenter Hall

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

 

ALSO OPENING/HAPPENING THIS WEEKEND

Photo: Karen Almond
Stuart Little at Dallas Children's Theater

 

Jubilee Theatre adds on a one-weekend performance of Fly Black Boy by local playwright Jordan Cooper, June 12-15

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

 

Camp Death Productions presents the original comedy Silver Screen Slayer at the Margo Jones Theater, June 13-22

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

 

The Garland Summer Musicals season opens with Peter Pan at the Patty Granville Arts Center, June 13-22

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

 

The Grand Prairie Arts Council presents Jerry Herman's Hello, Dolly! at the Uptown Theater in Grand Prairie, June 13-22

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

 

Dallas Children's Theater presents Stuart Little, June 13-July 13 at the Rosewood Center for Family Arts

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

 

Mesquite Community Theatre does the classic Arsenic and Old Lace, June 13-28 at the Mesquite Arts Center

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

 

Dallas Symphony performs Mendelssohn's A Midsummer Night's Dream at the Meyerson Symphony Center, June 14

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

 

Kitchen Dog Theater continues staged readings in its 2014 New Works Festival at the McKinney Avenue Contemporary. The readings on Saturday, June 14  are:

  • 1 and 4 p.m. PUP Fest, featuring plays by high school students, co-presented with Junior Players

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

» Our review of the centerpiece of the festival, Matt Lyle's Barbecue Apocalypse

 

IN THE COMING WEEK

Photo: Joan Marcus
Angela Lansbury and James Earl Jones in Driving Miss Daisy, which will be show at the Angelika Film Centers in Dallas and Plano this week


The 2010 Broadway production of Driving Miss Daisy, starring Angela Lansbury and James Earl Jones, is screened at the Angelika Film Centers in Dallas and Plano, June 17-18

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

» Look for a ticket giveaway soon on TheaterJones

 

LAST CHANCE!

These productions will close this weekend

Photo: Karen Almond
Booth at Second Thought Theatre

 

Art and Science at Uptown Players

» Our review

» Our interview with playwright James Wesley


Booth at Second Thought Theatre

» Our review

» Our video series "In Booth's Words"


Camelot at Plaza Theatre Company, Cleburne

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


Driving Miss Daisy at Granbury Theatre Company

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


The Dixie Swim Club at Denton Community Theatre

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

 

84 Charing Cross Road, presented by DVA Productions at the Fort Worth Community Arts Center, Sanders Theatre

» Our review

 

Jersey Boys at Bass Performance Hall

» Our review

 

Laughter on the 23rd Floor at Runway Theatre, Grapevine

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

 

Mamma Mia! at Dallas Summer Musicals

» Our review

 

Shakespeare in Hollywood at MainStage Irving-Las Collinas

» Our review


The Unmentionables at Stage West

» Our review


Xanadu at Onstage in Bedford

» 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. Shen Wei Dance Arts closes the season for TITAS, June 19 at the AT&T Performing Arts Center's Winspear Opera House, June 19
  2. Theatre Three closes its season with the area premiere of Lynn Nottage's By the Way, Meet Vera Stark, June 19-July 13
  3. Circle Theatre in Fort Worth does Michael Hollinger's Hope & Gravity, June 19-July 19
  4. Fun House Theatre and Film riffs on the "junior" editions of musicals with the parody Jeff Swearingen's Game of Thrones, Jr. at the Plano Children's Theatre, June 20-28
  5. Turtle Creek Chorale closes its season with a concert of Divas Gone...But Not Forgotten, at Dallas City Performance Hall, June 20-22
  6. Plaza Theatre Company does Steel Magnolias, June 20-July 19
  7. Ohlook Performing Arts Center in Grapevine does late-night productions of Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson, June 20-July 5
  8. The great Eddie Izzard does three nights at the Majestic Theatre, June 24-26
  9. See La Scala's recent production of La traviata, June 24 and the Angelika Film Center in Plano
  10. Ballet Concerto's annual Summer Dance Concert is June 26-29 at Trinity Park Pavilion in Fort Worth
  11. Kids Who Care presents Shrek the Musical, June 26-29 at the Fort Worth Community Arts Center's Scott Theatre
  12. Rover Dramaworks presents Paul Rusconi's These Two Couples Went to Italy... at its space in Plano, June 26-July 19
  13. Dallas Theater Center opens the first professional, locally produced production of Les Miserables, June 27-Aug. 10 at the AT&T Performing Arts Center Wyly Theatre
  14. Denton Community Theatre presents Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story, June 27-June 6
  15. Ohlook Performing Arts Center in Grapevine presents The Addams Family: The Musical, June 27-July 13
  16. The National Theatre Live series presents Alan Ayckbourn's A Small Family Business, July 1 and 5 at Angelika Film Centers in Dallas and Plano; and July 30 at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, presented by Amphibian Stage Productions
  17. The Mimir Chamber Music Festival runs July 3-11 at Texas Christian University
  18. The Dallas Wind Symphony presents A Star-Spangled Spectacular at the Meyerson Symphony Center, July 4
  19. Jubilee Theatre presents Little Shop of Horrors, July 5-Aug 3
  20. The Fine Arts Chamber Players' annual Basically Beethoven Festival happens on Sundays, July 6-27 at Dallas City Performance Hall
  21. Catch the Royal Shakespeare Company's Henry IV, Part 2, July 7 and 12 at the Angelika Film Centers in Dallas and Plano
  22. Amphibian Stage Productions does the regional premiere of Nick Jones and Rachel Shukert's The Nosemaker’s Apprentice: Chronicles of a Medieval Plastic Surgeon, July 10-Aug. 10
  23. Stage West does the area premiere of Tom Stoppard's translation of Gerald Sibleyras' Heroes, July 10-Aug. 10
  24. The Firehouse Theatre does Helly, Dolly! at the Plaza Arts Center in Carrollton, July 10-27
  25. The 15th Festival of Independent Theatres, featuring eight local theater companies, is July 11-Aug. 2 at the Bath House Cultural Center
  26. Hip Pocket Theatre presents Lake Simons' Rose Nose Rhapsody, July 11-Aug. 3
  27. Artisan Center Theatre in Hurst presents Disney's Tarzan, July 11-Aug. 23
  28. Greater Lewisville Community Theatre does Jerry Herman's La Cage aux Folles, July 11-Aug. 3
  29. Theatre Arlington does a youth production of Three Musketeers: All Swash and No Buckle, July 11-20
  30. The 10th season for MBS Productions closes with the comedy The Straight Guy at the Stone Cottage Theatre in Addison, July 17-Aug. 10
  31. Theatre Coppell presents Annie, July 18-27
  32. Onstage in Bedford does Steve Martin's Picasso at the Lapin Agile, July 18-Aug. 3
  33. Garland Summer Musicals does Thoroughly Modern Millie, July 18-27
  34. Menopause the Musical returns to the Eisemann Center for the Performing Arts in Richardson July 23-Aug. 24
  35. The 2014 season for Uptown Players closes with the area premiere of The Boy from Oz, July 25-Aug. 10
  36. WaterTower Theatre has the area premiere of Benj Pasek and Justin Paul's Dogfight, July 25-Aug. 17
  37. Artes de la Rosa brings back Dora the Explorer Live! Dora's Pirate Adventure, July 25-Aug. 10
  38. Runway Theatre in Grapevine does The Great American Trailer Park Musical, July 25-Aug. 17
  39. The season for Mainstage Irving-Las Colinas closes with Maury Yeston's Phantom, July 25-Aug. 9
  40. Richardson Theatre Centre presents Secrets Every Smart Traveler Should Know, July 25-Aug. 10
  41. Rover Dramawerks in Plano does Norman Krasna's Who Was That Lady I Saw You With?, July 31-Aug. 23
  42. Stolen Shakespeare Company presents the musical Gypsy, Aug. 1-17 at the Sanders Theatre in the Fort Worth Community Arts Center
  43. Garland Civic Theatre's 2014-15 season opens with The Wiz, Aug. 1-23 at the Granville Arts Center in Garland
  44. Denton Community Theatre presents Murray Schisgal's Twice Around the Park in the Point Bank Black Box Theatre, Aug. 1-3
  45. The tour of The Phantom of the Opera comes to the AT&T Performing Arts Center Winspear Opera House for the first time, Aug. 6-24
  46. Theatre Arlington closes its season with Larry Shue's The Nerd, Aug. 8-24
  47. WaterTower Theatre stages Mary Louise Wilson and Mark Hampton's Full Gallop in the Studio Theatre at Addison Theatre Centre, Aug. 9-31
  48. Hip Pocket Theatre presents Johnny Simons' Nekkid With the Cats: A Wisepecker Connundrum, Aug. 15-Sept. 7
  49. Contemporary Theatre of Dallas does A.R. Gurney's Sweet Sue, Aug. 15-Sept. 7
  50. Stage West presents Christopher Durang's Beyond Therapy, Aug. 21-Sept. 28

» 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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