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Places! May 14-20, 2015

It's our weekly list of performing arts events opening on local stages. Plus, the rundown of last-chance shows.



published Wednesday, May 13, 2015

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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 and/or digital publications out there, it's the only weekly list of best bets that covers the range of performing arts—and only performing arts.

This week: The Dallas Symphony's Soluna Festival continues and there's a wealth of performances presented by DSO, Dallas Opera, Oral Fixation, Dallas Museum of Art, Nasher Sculpture Center, Dallas Black Dance Theatre and more. Also, there's a major dance event from TITAS; the Dallas Comedy House officially celebrates its new digs; Don Quixote goes contemporary nightmare; and more.

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, May 14 through Wednesday, May 20

Photo: Courtesy
Lil Buck performs for the TITAS Command Performance Gala

 

1. Soluna: International Music and Arts Festival

Dallas Symphony Orchestra, Dallas Opera, Dallas Museum of Art, Nasher Sculpture Center, Oral Fixation, Dallas Black Dance Theatre and other organizations | Various venues in Dallas

Presented by Dallas Symphony, the third weekend of the inaugural Soluna Festival has a LOT going on, so we're just going to give you the cool lowdown in list form. Also, don't forget that on Friday night at all three of the Dallas Arts District art museums—the Dallas Museum of Art, Nasher Sculpture Center and Crow Collection of Asian Artare open until midnight, with music, activities, performances and more in their spaces (click on the link on each museum name and you'll see their respective schedules). Now, here's the Soluna line-up for this week's cycle: | Through May 24

  • Photo: Renata Rashka
    St. Vincent
    The Dallas Symphony presents Leonard Bernstein's "Kaddish" Symphony, preceded by Yael Bartana's film Inferno, at the Meyerson Symphony Center | 7:30 p.m. May 14-16
  • The Crow Collection of Asian Art's After Dark event features Jean Shin's site-specific installation Celadon Landscape. | 6pm-midnight May 15
  • The Dallas Museum of Art's Late Nights event features performance artist Kevin Beasley in Black Rocker, a performance installation | 6pm-midnight May 15
  • The Amernet String Quartet and musicians from DSO perform Ginastera's String Quartet No. 1 and Schoenberg's Transfigured Night. | 7:30 p.m. May 15 at Cliff Temple Baptist Church, Dallas
  • Dallas Black Dance Theatre presents Spring Celebration (see more about this in Places No. 3 below) at the Wyly Theatre | May 15-17
  • The Perot Museum of Science and History and UT Southwestern Medical Center present "Music and the Brain," a talk with experts on how biology intertwines with rhythm and song, at the Perot Museum. | 2 p.m. May 16
  • Filmmaker Yael Bartana and SMU Division of Art Chair Noah Simblist give an artist talk at the Dallas Museum of Art's Horchow Auditorium | 1:30 p.m. May 16
  • Hear students from the La Rondalla Guitar Ensemble perform mariachi, folk and jazz in the lobby of Dallas Museum Art, presented by Big Thought | 6:30 p.m. May 16
  • The terrific storytelling series Oral Fixation presents "Destination America: True Stories of Immigration" as part of the Dallas Museum of Art's Arts & Letters Live Series | 7:30 p.m. May 16
  • The Dallas Opera presents the Marilyn Horne Song Competition Recital as part of the Titus Art Song series, featuring soprano Michelle Bradley and pianist Michael Gaetner at the Dallas Museum of Art | 2 p.m. May 17
  • The Greater Dallas Youth Orchestra has a gala performance, featuring works by Ravel and Dvořák, featuring violinst Maria Schleuning of DSO and Voices of Change, at the Meyerson Symphony Center | 7:30 p.m. May 17
  • Grammy-winning rocker (and former Dallasite) St. Vincent performs at Annette Strauss Square, with the Dallas Symphony, presented by AT&T Performing Arts Center | 7:30 p.m. May 17
  • Pianist Lucille Chung and DSO musicians perform music by Prokofiev, Dohnányi and Dvořák at Hamon Hall in the Winspear Opera House | 7:30 p.m. May 18
  • The Nasher Sculpture Center's Soundings: New Music at the Nasher series closes with Music from Yellow Barn: Music on the Brink of War, featuring Schoenberg's groundbreaking Pierrot Lunaire, with soprano Lucy Shelton performing songs by Kurt Weill and Bertolt Brecht, featuring actors Walter van Dyk and Liza Sadovy. | 7:30 p.m. May 20

» Our special Soluna section, which has complete schedule, reviews, features and more

 

2. Command Performance Gala

TITAS | AT&T Performing Arts Center, Winspear Opera House, Dallas

This is the major dance event of the year, and this year TITAS has an exceptionally great line-up. The dancers include Lil’ Buck, who'll perform his solo, hip-hop version of Dying Swan, which was created in collaboration with Spike Jonze and Yo-Yo Ma (you can see a video of it at the top of this story); plus dancers Yuan Yuan Tan (San Francisco Ballet), Davit Karapetyan (San Francisco Ballet), Sarah Mearns (New York City Ballet), Tyler Angle (New York City Ballet), Clifford Williams (New York), Albert Drake (Bruce Wood Dance Project), Cervilio Amador (Cincinnati Ballet), Janessa Touchet (Cincinnati Ballet). Dances include Ave Maria, Giselle Pas De Deux, Diamonds from Balanchine’s Jewels, Christopher Wheeldon’s This Bitter Earth, original works by MOMIX and more. Oh, and there'll be a premiere by SMU alum Adam Houghland, featuring Albert Drake. | 7 p.m. May 16

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

 

3. Spring Celebration

Dallas Black Dance Theatre | AT&T Performing Arts Center, Wyly Theatre, Dallas

Dallas Black Dance Theatre closes its season with Spring Celebration, which the aerial dance What to Say? Sketches of Echo and Narcissus from Jamal Story, the premiere of Daniel Catanach’s Surface, a return of Bridget L. Moore’s Southern Recollections: For Romare Bearden, a duet to the music of Duke Ellington by two principal dancers from the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater and a solo performance from Jamal Story. This show is in conjunction with the inaugural Soluna: International Music & Arts Festival, presented by Dallas Symphony. | May 15-17

Photo: Shannon Atkinson
Man of La Mancha at Artes de la Rosa

» Our interview with Jamal Story

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

 

4. Dallas Comedy House Grand Opening

Dallas Comedy House

The Dallas Comedy House's new location is FINALLY opening. It's now at 3025 Main Street, in the building that used to be Club One back in the day (remember that?) and the space just to the west of it. There are events happening currently, but the official grand opening party is Friday and Saturday, with a great lineup of improv and sketch comedy groups, including Kool Aid, Ladytown, Roadside Couch, Student Lottery, Photobomb, Cupcake and more. | Shows at 7:30, 9 and 10:30 p.m. May 15-16

» More info

 

5. Man of La Mancha

Artes de la Rosa | Rose Marine Theater, Fort Worth

When Adam Adolfo is directing a musical (or a classic play, for that matter), expect a twist. In this production of the classic Dale Wasserman/Joe Darion/Mitch Leigh musical Man of La Mancha (based on Cervantes' Don Quixote), it's conceived as a "contemporary nightmare." In the news release, Adolfo says "For its 50th anniversary, I wanted to take a new look at material that has become part of the American theatre psyche. When it was first written it was the beginning of a changing America, and it is with that spirit that we are taking a look at the text with new eyes asking ourselves the very question, Cervantes asks himself in the musical play, 'When life itself seems lunatic, who knows where madness lies?' Taking our cue from the idea that Knights were essentially soldiers, we began to form a concept centered around the toll taken on a soldier's psyche." Martin Antonio Guerra stars as Don Quixote/Cervantes. | Previews May 15, opens May 16 and runs through May 31

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

 

6. Rach 2

Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra | Bass Performance Hall, Fort Worth

Pianist Barry Douglas returns to Fort Worth (he was a Cliburn finalist in 1987) to play Rachaninoff's Piano Conerto No. 2 to close the Fort Worth Symphony's Symphonic Season. The program also includes FWSO composer-In-Residence Christopher Theofanidis’ work Rainbow Body, which is based on two ideas: Theofanidis’ fascination with medieval mystic chants, and the Buddhist concept of enlightenment. Closing the program is Silvestre Revueltas’ La noche de los mayas | May 15-17

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

 

7. Man & Superman

National Theatre of London's NT Live | Angelika Film Centers in Dallas and Plano

You have two timeslots, and two locations, to see the National Theatre of London's production of Shaw's Man and Superman, starring Ralph Fiennes, at both of the Angelika Film Centers in North Texas. BUT, if you come to the 6 p.m. May 14 showing in Dallas, TheaterJones is having a special gathering beginning at 5 p.m. in the theater lobby. You can enjoy a complimentary glass of champagne (with movie ticket), a performance from Mark Landson (of Open Classical DFW) and Katelyn Harris (of Rhythmic Souls), ticket giveaways for Sweet Charity at WaterTower Theatre and the Rude Mechanicals' Stop Hitting Yourself at AT&T Performing Arts Center's Wyly Theatre, plus conversation with the TheaterJones crew and the people who love them. | 6 p.m. Thursday, May 14; and 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 20

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

Photo: Johan Persson
Man and Superman with Ralph Fiennes and Indira Varma screens at the Angelikas

 

8. Jad Abumrad with Zoe Keating

AT&T Performing Arts Center's #Thinkspeak Series | Dallas City Performance Hall

Jad Abumrad of NPR's Radiolab kicks off AT&T Performing Arts Center's #Thinkspeak Series, which will also have Neil DeGrasse Tyson (June 15), Ira Glass, Monica Bill Barnes and Anna Bass (July 11) and Serial's Sarah Koenig (Aug. 3). Abumrad and cellist Keating have two performances at Dallas City Performance Hall. | 7 and 9:30 p.m. May 15

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

 

9. Deadline!

Pegasus Theatre | Bath House Cultural Center, Dallas

Pegasus Theatre revives Kurt Kleinmann's play Deadline!, and although it is a Harry Hunsacker mystery and was original designed as a Living Black and White show, this one will be performed in "RadioVizion!" You'll just have to go in order to see what that means. | May 15-31

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

 

10. Annelies

Arts District Chorale | Dallas City Performance Hall

The Arts District Chorale presents a concert staging of this musical about Anne Frank, based on the Grammy-winning album, featuring soprano Adrianna Zukerman and the Lincoln Trio with clarinetist Bharat Chandra. | 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 19

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

 

11. When Gary Met Harry: The Music of Harry Warren

Cabaret Series at Fair Park | Women's Museum in Fair Park

Gary Floyd returns to Dallas to perform this cabaret featuring the music of Harry Warren, and he'll be joined by Denise Lee. And it's free! | 7 p.m. May 19

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

 

12. St. Blaze Alumni Musical

Labyrinth Productions | Margo Jones Theatre in Fair Park 

Nick Martin, who has composed several musicals for Dallas Children's Theater, debuts Labyrinth Theatre with a concert reading, with live band, of a musical written by him and collaborators John Farrell and Lauren Reeves Wallace at the Margo Jones Theatre in Fair Park. You can listen to an audio sample below. | May 15-17

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

 

 

MORE PERFORMANCES OPENING MAY 14-20

 

THURSDAY, MAY 14

 

Dustin Diamond

Dustin Diamond, a.k.a. Screech, performs at Hyena's Comedy Night Club Dallas | May 14-16

» More info

 

Finesse Mitchell

The comedian comes to the Arlington Improv | May 14-17

» More info

 

Open Classical Mic Fort Worth

North Texas' terrific advocates for classical music bring their open mic night to a twice-monthly happening at Fort Worth's Live Oak Music Lounge | 8 p.m. May 14

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

 

Poetry Smash

B. Randall hosts this monthly spoken word open mike at the Black Academy of Arts & Letters' Clarence Musce Cafe Theater | 7:30 p.m. May 14

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

 

The 39 Steps

Pheonix Repertory Players in Ennis presents the Patrick Barlow play adapted from the John Buchan novel and Hitchcock movie | May 14-17

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

 

Scott White

The comedian is at Hyena's Comedy Night Club Fort Worth | May 14-16

» More info

 

 

FRIDAY, MAY 15

 

And Then There Were None

The Agatha Christie classic performed at Rotunda Theatre at First United Methodist Church in Downtown Dallas | May 15-23

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

 

The Boys Next Door

Presented by Onstage in Bedford at the Trinity Arts Theater, Bedford | May 15-31

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

 

Mark Curry

The comedian comes to the Addison Improv | May 15-17

» More info

 

The Little Foxes

The Lillian Hellman classic at Richardson Theatre Center | May 15-31

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

 

Unrequited Love

The Blue Candlelight Music Series closes its season with a concert featuring violinist Alex Kerr, French hornist David Cooper and pianist Baya Kakouberi, at a private home in Dallas | 7 p.m. May 15

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

 

The Wizard of Oz

Presented by Rockwall Community Playhouse | May 15-31

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

 

 

SATURDAY, MAY 16

 

And the Museum of Dreams

Cara Mía Theatre Company presents Nilo Cruz's play in a reading, as part of its "I Am Cuba" reading series at the Hampton-Illinois Branch of the Dallas Public Library in Oak Cliff | 2 p.m. May 16

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

 

Framing Desire in Music

The new music group Sounds Modern presents at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth. The performers are Elizabeth McNutt, flute; Jaymee Haefner, harp; Daphne Gerling, viola; Steven Harlos, piano; Andrew May, violin; and Kourtney Newton, cello; and the program features works by Toru Takemitsu, Sofia Gubaidulina, Andrew May and Astor Piazzolla | 2 p.m. May 16

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

 

 

SUNDAY, MAY 17


Gary Levinson and Steven Harlos

The violinist and pianist perform in DeSoto's Uptown Downtown Music Series at the Corner Theatre in DeSoto | 3 p.m. May 17

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

 

Skyfall: Music from the Silver Screen

Orpheus Chamber Singers' season closes with a concert at Dallas City Performance Hall that includes music from Breakfast at Tiffany's, The Wizard of Oz, Les Misérables and other films. | 7 p.m. May 17

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

 

Symphonic Sparkle

New Philharmonic of Irving closes its season with music by Bizet, Schubert and others. | 3 p.m. May 17

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

 

 

MONDAY, MAY 18


Pandora's Box Poetry Showcase

The monthly meeting of readings and open mic at the Margo Jones Theatre in Fair Park | 8 p.m. May 18

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

 

 

TUESDAY, MAY 19

 

The Chasm

Echo Theatre's Echo Reads series presents Laura Neubauer's play at the Bath House Cultural Center, Dallas | 7:30 p.m. May 19

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

 

 

WEDNESDAY, MAY 20

 

Behind the Beautiful Forevers

Amphibian Stage Productions presents an NT Live screening of the David Rabe play, based on the Katherine Boo novel, at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth | 2 and 7 p.m. May 20

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

 

 

ONGOING WEEKLY EVENTS AND OPEN MICS

 

The Open Stage

Circus Freaks does a weekly open showcase of circus feats and other category-defying acts, from stand-up in costume to hula hooping opera singers to stripping poets at Celebration Event Center and Ballroom in Plano | 7 p.m. Mondays 

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

 

Open Classical

Bring an instrument (including your voice) and participate in this weekly classical music open mic at Buzzbrews Kitchen on Lemmon Avenue, in Dallas | 8 p.m. Tuesdays

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

 

ROAD TRIP!
Each week we'll highlight at least one performance in a city outside of Dallas-Fort Worth that's still reasonably drivable. Because this is Texas, that means five hours or less, one way. So, look for recommendations in Houston, San Antonio, Austin, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Louisiana, etc.

 

El Pasado Nunca Se Termina (The Past is Never Finished)

The Houston Grand Opera presents the mariachi opera by José "Pepe" Martínez and Leonard Foglia, featuring Mariachi Vargas de Tecalitlán, at the Wortham Center in Houston | May 13, 16 and 17

» More info

 

LAST CHANCE 

These productions will close this weekend

Photo: Karen Almond
Jackie & Me at Dallas Children's Theater

 

All the King's Women

Presented by Duncanville Community Theatre | Closes Saturday

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

 

Anton in Show Business

Presented by Mesquite Community Theatre at Mesquite Arts Center | Closes Saturday

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

 

The Down Low

Octaviar Productions and Audacity Theatre Lab at a Private Home | Closes Saturday

» Our review

 

The Egg Salesman

Presented by The Ochre House, Dallas | Closes Saturday

» Our review

 

18 Holes

Presented by Rover Dramawerks, Plano | Closes Saturday

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

 

The Glass Menagerie

Presented by Ennis Public Theatre | Closes Sunday

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

 

Golden Age

McKinney Repertory Theatre | Closes Sunday

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

 

Goldilocks

Creative Arts Theatre & School, Arlington | Closes Sunday

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

 

Jackie & Me

Dallas Children's Theater | Closes Sunday

» Our review

 

Kiss and Tell

Presented by Plaza Theatre Company, Cleburne | Closes Saturday

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

 

Laserfinger

Presented by Pocket Sandwich Theatre, Dallas | Closes Saturday

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

 

Night and Day: A Tribute to the Crooners

A revue presented by Jackson's Dance & Theatre Co. in Richardson | Closes Saturday

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

 

O'Keeffe

Presented by Flower and Bone Productions and featuring Carolyn Wickwire as Georgia O'Keeffe, at WaterTower Theatre, Addison | Closes Sunday

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

 

On Golden Pond

Presented by Artisan Center Theater, Hurst | Closes Saturday

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

 

The Understudy

Greater Lewisville Community Theatre | Closes Sunday

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

 


COMING UP

Here are some must-see upcoming performances and events

 

THEATER

  1. Second Thought Theatre presents Amy Herzog's Belleville at Bryant Hall on the Kalita Humphreys Theater campus | May 21-June 13
  2. African American Repertory Theater presents August Wilson's Radio Golf in the AT&T Performing Arts Center's Elevator Project at the Wyly Theatre | May 21-June 7
  3. North Texas Actor's Collaborative Theatre presents Dirty Dishes at the Studio Theatre at the Addison Theatre Centre | May 21-June 14
  4. Kitchen Dog Theater presents Meridith Friedman's The Firestorm at the McKinney Avenue Contemporary as the centerpiece of its New Works Festival | May 22-June 27
  5. Robert Dubac's The Male Intellect: An Oxymoron? is presented by Performing Arts Fort Worth at McDavid Studio | May 27-31
  6. Austin's Rude Mechanicals bring Stop Hitting Yourself at the AT&T Performing Arts Center, Wyly Theatre | May 28-30
  7. Fun House Theatre and Film presents Shepard's True West and Mamet's Speed-the-Plow at Plano Children's Theatre | May 28-June 6
  8. MBS Productions presents Dream Cafe at the Stone Cottage, Addison | May 28-June 21
  9. The Firehouse Theatre in Farmer's Branch presents the classic You Can't Take It WIth You | May 28-June 14
  10. Mainstage Irving-Las Colinas presents Aaron Sorkin's The Farnsworth Invention at the Irving Arts Center | May 29-June 13
  11. Theatre Britain presents Old Time Music Hall | May 29-June 21
  12. Jubilee Theatre presents Dominique Morriseau's Sunset Baby | May 29-June 28
  13. The second annual Dallas Solo Fest, presented by Audacity Theatre Lab, is at the Margo Jones Theatre | June 4-14
  14. Stage West presents Christopher Durang's Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike | June 4-July 12
  15. Echo Theatre presents Madeleine George's Precious Little at the Bath House Cultural Center | June 4-20
  16. Hip Pocket Theatre's season opens with Johnny Simons' The Enchanted Lake | June 5-28
  17. WaterTower Theatre presents local writer Vicki Caroline Cheatwood's Manicures & Monuments | June 5-28
  18. Fort Worth's Trinity Shakespeare Festival kicks up with King Lear and Love's Labour's Lost at Texas Christian University | June 9-28
  19. Dallas Summer Musicals presents the tour of Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella at Music Hall at Fair Park | June 9-21
  20. The Lyric Stage season closes with a full-orchestra revival of South Pacific at the Irving Arts Center | June 12-21
  21. Shakespeare Dallas begins with Romeo and Juliet and The Complete Works of Shakespeare (Abridged) (Revised) at Samuell-Grand Amphitheatre at Tenison Park | June 17-July 25
  22. Circle Theatre in Fort Worth presents Bill C. Davis' Mass Appeal | June 18-July 18
  23. Theatre of North Texas (in Dallas) debuts with One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest | June 19-28
  24. Casa Mañana in Fort Worth presents Les Miserables | June 19-28
  25. Uptown Players presents The Nance at Kalita Humphreys Theater, Dallas | June 19-July 5

 

DANCE

  1. Mejia Ballet International presents Spring Repertoire at Texas Hall at the University of Texas at Arlington | May 23-24
  2. Collin County Ballet Theatre presents Memorial Day of Dance, featuring Epiphany DanceArts, Dallas Neo-Classical Ballet, and others, at the Eisemann Center in Richardson | May 25
  3. Arts Fifth Avenue celebrates National Tap Dance Day with local performers | May 25
  4. TITAS presents Ballet West at Winspear Opera House | May 29-30
  5. elledanceworks presents its Season 18 Finale at John Anthony Theatre at Collin College, Plano | May 29-30
  6. Texas Ballet Theater presents Artistic Director's Choice at Bass Performance Hall | May 29-31
  7. The Dance Council of North Texas presents its second annual Vitruvian Salsa Festival, every Saturday in June and July in Vitruvian Park, Addison | June 6-July 25
  8. Art Ballet Theatre presents Swan Lake at Truett Hall on the campus of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Fort Worth | June 6
  9. Dallas Neo-Classical Ballet presents Le Train Bleu at Dallas Museum of Art | June 13
  10. Dallas Flamenco Festival presents Fiesta Flamenca 3 at the Ochre House Theater in Exposition Park | June 13-14
  11. Bruce Wood Dance Project presents Five Year Celebration at Dallas City Performance Hall | June 19-20
  12. Ballet Concerto's Summer Dance Concert at Trinity Park Pavilion, Fort Worth | June 25-28
  13. Contemporary Dance/Fort Worth presents the 12th Annual Modern Dance Festival at the Modern | July 10-24
  14. The Second Annual Dallas DanceFest is at Dallas City Performance Hall | Sept. 4-6
  15. Twyla Tharp's 50th Anniversary Tour opens TITAS' season at Winspear Opera House | Sept. 18-19

 

CLASSICAL MUSIC AND OPERA

  1. The Chamber Music International season closes at Dallas City Performance Hall | May 22
  2. The Metropolitan Winds presents Planet Earth at Dallas City Performance Hall | May 23
  3. The Lone Star Wind Orchestra presents Pulse of the Planet at Eisemann Center in Richardson | May 24
  4. DeSoto's Uptown Downtown Music Series presents the Stockton Helbin Trio at the Corner Theater in DeSoto | May 24
  5. Open Classical presents the Altius Quartet at venues in Dallas, Frisco and Fort Worth | May 27-31
  6. The Dallas Symphony's Pops Season closes with On Broadway at the Meyerson Symphony Center | May 29-31
  7. The PianoTexas International Academy & Festival is back at Texas Christian University | June 5-21
  8. The Lev Aronson Cello Festival returns at Southern Methodist University | June 6-10
  9. The Dallas Symphony's organ recital series presents Paul Jacobs at the Meyerson Symphony Center | June 6
  10. The Turtle Creek Chorale presents Turtle-y 80s at Dallas City Performance Hall | june 12-14
  11. The Cliburn Foundation's first Junior Piano Competition happens at TCU's Ed Landreth Auditorium | June 21-28
  12. The Mimir Chamber Music Festival is at Texas Christian University | July 2-11
  13. Dallas Winds presents A Star-Spangled Spectacular at the Meyerson Symphony Center | July 4
  14. Fine Arts Chamber Players' Basically Beethoven Festival returns to Dallas City Performance Hall | July 5-26
  15. The Fort Worth Symphony season opens with the Classical Masters Festival at Bass Performance Hall | Aug. 28-30

 

COMEDY, SPOKEN WORD, ETC.

  1. Comedian Baron Vaughn, and star of the new Netflix sitcom Grace and Frankie, performs at Amphibian Stage Productions in Fort Worth | June 5-6
  2. Comic Jim Jefferies comes to Majestic Theatre, Dallas | June 6
  3. Dave Coulier comes to Hyena's Comedy Nightclub Dallas | June 11
  4. The TruTV Impractical Jokers visits Verizon Theatre in Grand Prairie | June 27
  5. Bob Newhart comes to Verizon Theatre in Grand Prairie | July 10
  6. Hyena's Comedy Nightclub in Plano opens | July 16
  7. Kevin Hart is at American Airlines Center | Aug. 14
  8. "Weird" Al Yankovic: The Mandatory World Tour visits Verizon Theatre in Grand Prairie | Aug. 21
  9. Comic Patton Oswalt comes to Majestic Theatre, Dallas | Sept. 12
  10. Nerdist guru Chris Hardwick comes to Majestic Theatre, Dallas | Sept. 18

 

» 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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