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Places! April 9-15, 2015

It's our weekly list of performing arts events opening on local stages. This week: Are you ready for some football? Plus, the rundown of last-chance shows.



published Thursday, April 9, 2015

Welcome to our weekly mega-list of performing arts happenings on TheaterJones! It covers a Thursday-to-Wednesday cycle, and rounds up our picks for the best theater, classical music, opera, dance, comedy, spoken word/poetry and performing arts on film that are opening on North Texas stages and in movie theaters. Of all the local print or digital publications, it's the only weekly list of best bets that covers the range of performing arts—and only performing arts.

This week football and dance collide at the Dallas Theater Center; the Dallas Opera closes out the season with a rarely produced Tchaikovsky opera; and canvases are painted at Stage West and by Prism Movement Theatre.

This list doesn't have everything happening in this week's cycle, but we've hit the highlights. For more listings, click the red calendar button at the top right of the page, and then you'll see a search function, where you can search for events by presenting company, venue, title, description, date range and more options.

Note: Theater productions that have opened in a previous cycle and are in the middle of the run are not in the list below, but you can find them in the listings (see paragraph above). When a show is in its final weekend, we'll mention it in the "Last Chance" section of Places!

Get out and support the arts!

 

 

THE BIG 12

Thursday, April 9 through Wednesday, April 15

Photo: Karen Almond
Colossal at Dallas Theater Center

 

1. Colossal

Dallas Theater Center at the AT&T Performing Arts Center's Wyly Theatre

The National New Play Network Rolling World Premiere of Andrew Hinderaker's football play Colossal hits its North Texas leg with a production from Dallas Theater Center at the Wyly Theatre, directed by Kevin Moriarty and choreographed by Joshua L. Peugh of Dark Circles Contemporary Dance. | Has been running in previews, opens April 10 and runs through May 3

» Our interview with playwright Andrew Hinderaker

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

 

2. Iolanta

The Dallas Opera at AT&T Performing Arts Center's Winspear Opera House

The Dallas Opera presents Tchaikovsky's rarely produced fairy tale Iolanta at the Winspear Opera House. | April 10-18

» Our interview with chorus director Alexander Rom

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

Photo: Buddy Myers
Red at Stage West

 

3. Red

Stage West, Fort Worth

Stage West does John Logan's Red, which deals with artist Mark Rothko and a new intern in his studio. (In an interesting confluence, the Kimbell Art Museum will show the documentary Rothko's Rooms at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 12.) | In previews through April 10, opens April 11 and runs through May 10

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

 

4. Ordinary Days

Our Productions Theatre Company at Addison Theatre Centre, Studio Theatre

Our Productions Theatre Co. presents the new Adam Gwon musical Ordinary Days at WaterTower Theatre's Studio Theatre. | April 10-19

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

 

5. Prism

PrismCo at the Green Warehouse in Trinity Groves, Dallas

PrismCo does one if its first original movement theater works, Prism, at a warehouse in Trinity Groves, Dallas. It involves paint fights. | April 10-26

» Our interview with Jeffrey Colangelo and Katy Tye

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

 

6. The Shine Plays

Soul Rep Theatre Company at Margo Jones Theatre, Dallas

Soul Rep Theatre Company presents The Shine Plays, three plays by Dr. Ted Shine, at Margo Jones Theatre, Dallas. | April 9-19

» Our interview with playwright Ted Shine

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

Photo: Prism
Prism at Prism Movement Theatre

 

7. Don't Bother Me, I Can't Cope

Jubilee Theatre, Fort Worth

Jubilee Theatre presents the 1970s musical, directed by Akin Babtunde. | April 10-May 3

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

 

8. Balloonacy

Dallas Children's Theater at Rosewood Center for Family Arts

Dallas Children's Theater presents Balloonacy, a work directed by local clown Dick Monday. | April 10-19

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

 

9. The Burnin'

Progress Theatre at South Dallas Cultural Center

The San Francisco-based Progress Theatre South brings its production of Cristal Channelle Truscott's play The Burnin', which is inspired by two nightclub fires in Natchez, Miss. (1940) and Chicago, Il. (2003), to the South Dallas Cultural Center as part of the National Performance Network. | April 10-11

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

 

10. Billy Collins and Aimee Mann

Dallas Museum of Art's Arts & Letters Live at Winspear Opera House

Poet Billy Collins and terrific singer-songwriter Aimee Mann appear in the Dallas Museum of Art's Arts & Letters Live at Winspear Opera House | 8 p.m., April 11

» More info here

 

11. Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 4

Dallas Symphony Orchestra at Meyerson Symphony Center

The Dallas Symphony presents Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 4 with pianist Garrick Ohlsson at the Meyerson Symphony Center | April 9-12

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

 

12. Spring Fiesta

Dallas Black Dance Theatre II at Dallas City Performance Hall

Dallas Black Dance Theatre II's Spring Fiesta is at Dallas City Performance Hall | April 10-11

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

 

 

MORE PERFORMANCES OPENING APRIL 9-15

 

THURSDAY, APRIL 9

 

Candide

The University of Dallas presents Bernstein's Candide | April 9-19

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

 

Les Liaisons Dangereuses

University of Texas at Dallas | April 10-18

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

 

A Little Night Music

The University of Texas at Dallas presents A Little Night Music April 9-12

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

 

 

FRIDAY, APRIL 10

Photo: Cirque de la Symphonie
Cirque de la Symphonie at Fort Worth Symphony

 

Columbinus

Presented by Art Centre of Plano | April 10-18

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

 

Cirque de la Symphonie

The Fort Worth Symphony presents Cirque de la Symphonie at Bass Performance Hall | April 10-12

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

 

Forever Plaid

Presented by Mesquite Community Theatre at Mesquite Arts Center | April 10-18

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

 

Leading Ladies

Presented by Allen's Community Theatre | April 10-26

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

 

The Odd Couple

Presented by Runway Theatre, Grapevine | April 10-26

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

 

Our Town

The Stolen Shakespeare Guild presents Thornton Wilder's classic at Fort Worth Community Arts Center's Sanders Theater | April 10-26

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

 

Over the River and Through the Woods

Presented by Theatre Coppell | April 10-26

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

 

Rent

Presented by Denton Community Theatre at Campus Theatre | April 10-19

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

 

Shoe Confessions

WingSpan Theatre Company presents a reading of Cynthia Salzman Mondell's Shoe Confessions at the Bath House Cultural Center | April 10-11

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

 

 

SATURDAY, APRIL 11

 

Dance Planet 19

The Dance Council of North Texas presents its two-day festival of student performances, with special guests, at Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts, Dallas | April 11-12

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

 

European Masters

Richardson Symphony Orchestra at Eisemann Center for the Performing Arts, Richardson | 8 p.m. April 11

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

 

A Gershwin Spectacular

Irving Symphony Orchestra at Irving Arts Center | 8 p.m. April 11

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

 

Mass in B Minor

Presented by Dallas Bach Society at Church of the Incarnation | xxx

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

 

Voices of Fort Worth

The area's newest choral group performs at the Kimbell Art Museum's Renzo Piano Pavilion | 7:30 p.m. April 11

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

 

 

SUNDAY, APRIL 12


American Stage and Screen

Presented by North Texas Symphony Orchestra at Dallas City Performance Hall | 2 p.m. April 12

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

 

Artina McCane and Icy Renee Simpson

Presented by Blue Candlelight Music in the Uptown/Downtown Series at Corner Theatre, DeSoto | 3 p.m. April 12

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

 

Back to the Future

Presented by Texas Camerata at Trinity Episcopal Church, Fort Worth | 7 p.m. April 12

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

 

Cathedral Echoes

Presented by Schola Cantorum of Texas, April 12 at White's Chapel United Methodist Church in Southlake; and April 13 at Arborlawn United Methodist Church, Fort Worth | 7:30 p.m. April 12 and 13

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

 

Mystic Circles

Voces Intimae presents a showcase of music, including a premiere by Mac Davis. | 3 p.m. April 12 at Zion Lutheran Church, Dallas; and 5:30 p.m. April 19 at the Kimbell Art Museum in Fort Worth

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

 

Not Medea

Amphibian Stage Productions presents a reading of Allison Gregory's Not Medea, which has been developed in Fort Worth all week | 2 p.m. April 12 and 7 p.m. April 13

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

 

 

MONDAY, APRIL 13


Live Theatre League of Tarrant County

The Live Theatre League of Tarrant County gives out its annual awards, including a lifetime achievement award to Gracey Tune | 5:30 p.m. April 13

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

 

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 15

 

An Evening with Amanda Fucking Palmer

The musician and performance artist plays the Granada Theater | 8 p.m. April 15

» More info here

 

MavPlays 2015

Works directed by students at University of Texas at Arlington | April 15-26

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

 

 

ONGOING WEEKLY EVENTS AND OPEN MICS

 

Open Classical

Bring an instrument and participate in this weekly classical music open mic at Buzzbrews Kitchen on Lemmon Avenue | 8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 16

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

 

 

LAST CHANCE 

These productions will close this weekend

 

Becky's New Car

Steven Dietz's play presented by Theatre Arlington | Closes Sunday

» Our review

 

Fellowship! The Musical Parody of Fellowship of the Ring

Theatre Too! at Theatre Three | Closes Sunday

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

 

The Marvelous Wondrettes

Onstage in Bedford at Trinity Arts Theater, Bedford | Closes Sunday

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

 

Monty Python's Spamalot

Granbury Theatre Company at Granbury Opera House | Closes Sunday

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

 

The Moustrap

Rockwall Community Playhouse | Closes Sunday

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

 

The Testament of Mary

Undermain Theatre | Closes Saturday

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

 


COMING UP

Here are some must-see upcoming performances and events


THEATER

  1. The Firehouse Theatre in Farmer's Branch presents Into the Woods | April 16-May 3
  2. Garland Civic Theatre presents Carrie the Musical at the Granville Arts Center | April 17-May 9
  3. WaterTower Theatre presents Arthur Miller's All My Sons | April 17-May 10
  4. Garland Civic Theatre does Carrie: The Musical at the Granville Arts Center | April 17-May 9
  5. Contemporary Theatre of Dallas presents Paul Zindel's The Secret Affairs of Mildred Wild | April 17-May 10
  6. Rawlins Gilliland's latest solo show is Detention Hall: 70 Years of Poor Conduct at the Kessler Theater in Oak Cliff | 7pm April 18
  7. Janelle Meraz Hooper's one-man play Geronimo: Life on the Reservation is performed at Arts Fifth Avenue in Fort Worth | 8pm April 18
  8. The Black Academy of Arts & Letters presents Donna M. Carbone's Shell of a Man | April 19
  9. Echo Theatre does a staged reading of Erin Courtney's Honey Drop at the Bath House Cultural Center | 7:30pm April 21
  10. Rover Dramawerks in Plano presents the comedy 18 Holes | April 23-May 16
  11. Dallas Theater Center presents Jon Jory's adaptation of Jane Austen's Sense and Sensibility at the Kalita Humphreys Theater | Previews begin April 23, opens May 1 and runs through May 24 
  12. Kurt Weill's Lady in the Dark, with full orchestra, presented by Lyric Stage at Irving Arts Center | April 24-May 3
  13. The Egg Salesman, a new work by Matt Posey at the Ochre House | April 25-May 16
  14. A tour of The Joy Luck Club plays a night at the Eisemann Center for the Performing Arts in Richardson | April 25
  15. Carolyn Wickwire stars in the one-woman play O'Keeffe! in WaterTower Theatre's Studio Theatre | April 25-May 17
  16. The tour of Newsies comes to AT&T Performing Arts Center's Winspear Opera House | April 29-May 10
  17. Lauren Gunderson's I and You at Circle Theatre, Fort Worth | April 30-May 23
  18. Sundown Collaborative Theatre presents Caryl Churchill's Far Away in a private home in Denton | May 1-10
  19. Dallas Children's Theater presents Steven Dietz's Jackie & Me | May 1-17
  20. Theatre Arlington presents the musical Urinetown | May 1-24

 

DANCE

  1. The Bolshoi Ballet's performance of Ivan the Terrible can be seen at the Angelika Film Centers in Dallas and Plano | April 16 & 22
  2. Masterworks, featuring Jiri Kylian's Petit Mort, is presented by Texas Ballet Theater at Dallas City Performance hall | April 17-19
  3. The Plano Metropolitan Ballet's Plano Dance Festival is at the Courtyard Theatre in Plano | April 20
  4. St. Petersburg Russian State Ballet performs Swan Lake at the Winspear Opera House | April 21-22
  5. Anita N. Martinez Ballet Folklórico presents A Tribute To Our Founder at the Winspear Opera House | April 23
  6. LakeCities Ballet Theatre presents Paquita and Other Works at MCL Grand Theater in Lewisville | April 24-25
  7. Contemporary Ballet Dallas presents its Spring Concert at the Latino Cultural Center | April 24-25
  8. Parsons Dance Company, presented by TITAS at Winspear Opera House | April 25
  9. TITAS Presents Malandain Ballet Bairritz at Dallas City Performance hall | May 1-2
  10. Mejia Ballet International presents Spring Repertoire at Texas Hall at the University of Texas at Arlington | May 8-9

 

CLASSICAL MUSIC AND OPERA

  1. The Allegro Guitar Series brings the Brasil Duo to the Kimbell Art Museum, Fort Worth, and University Park United Methodist Church, Dallas | April 16-17
  2. The Dallas Symphony presents Mozart's Requiem at the Meyerson Symphony Center | April 16-19
  3. The Plano Symphony Orchestra presents an evening of Gershwin, with pianist Alex McDonald, at St. Andrews United Methodist Church, Plano | April 18
  4. Turtle Creek Chorale presents "Beatles, Britten and Bond" at Dallas City Performance Hall | April 23-25
  5. Soundings: New Music at the Nasher presents Music from Yellow Barn: In Return for My Song at Nasher Sculpture Center | April 24
  6. The Fort Worth Opera Festival, featuring Dog DaysLa traviata and Hamlet at Bass Performance Hall and Fort Worth Community Arts Center | April 24-May 10
  7. Dallas Chamber Symphony's Sight of Sound International Film Festival is at Dallas City Performance Hall | April 28
  8. Voices of Change presents Serenades and Sonatas for Forty Years at Southern Methodist University's Caruth Auditorium | May 3
  9. The Dallas Symphony presents the first Soluna International Music and Arts Festival at the Meyerson Symphony Center, Dallas City Performance Hall and other venues in the Dallas Arts District | May 4-24
  10. The Cliburn Foundation's first Junior Piano Competition happens at TCU's Ed Landreth Auditorium | June 21-28

 

COMEDY, ETC.

  1. Nick Offerman and Megan Mullally bring a comedy show to the Majestic Theatre | April 16
  2. NPR's A Way With Words comes to the Majestic Theatre | April 23
  3. Heather McDonald comes to Hyena's Dallas | April 24-25
  4. Mike Epps, Bruce Bruce and Adele Givens perform at Verizon Theatre in Grand Prairie | May 1
  5. D.L. Hughley comes to the Addison Improv | May 1-3
  6. Garrison Keillor comes to Majestic Theatre, Dallas | May 4
  7. Margaret Cho plays the Addison Improv | May 8-10
  8. Dustin Diamond comes to Hyena's Dallas | May 14-16
  9. Radiolab's Jad Abumrad kicks off AT&T Performing Arts Center's #Thinkspeak series, at Dallas City Performance Hall | May 15

 

» 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. For instance, type "Shakespeare" into the description field, click SEARCH and you'll find a host of performances (theater, dance, music, etc.) by, adapted from or about the Bard. Thanks For Reading





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