Twyla Tharp\'s 50th Anniversary Tour will include the world premiere of <em>Yowzie</em>

Places! Sept. 17-23, 2015

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

published Wednesday, September 16, 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 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 is headlined by two major world premieres that will end up in New York. The first is the 50th Anniversary Tour of Twyla Tharp's dance company, featuring two new dances, Preludes and Fugues and Yowzie, debuting in Dallas courtesy of TITAS; and the next is Brandy Clark and Shane McAnally's Moonshine: That Hee Haw Musical at the Dallas Theater Center, which is billed as "Broadway bound" although a theater for it has not be announced there yet (there is a Facebook page for it, though). Also on the list: A crisis at Neiman Marcus, the Cliburn celebrates Fort Worth composers, Pandora's Box tributes banned poetry and there are several Willy Shakes dudes: King Lear, Othello and Julius Caesar. Plus some killer shrews, but not the Shakespeare kind.

And oh, oh, oh! Thursday, Sept. 17 is North Texas Giving Day, so be sure and donate to your favorite arts organization(s) and some of that money will be matched. It's pretty major. Find out more here.

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!



Thursday, September 17 through Wednesday, September 23 


Photo: Jessica Helton
King Lear at Shakespeare Dallas


1. Twyla Tharp's 50th Anniversary Tour

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

Thanks to TITAS' Charles Santos, who became friends with legendary choreographer Twyla Tharp at a performance that would change her life, at the World Trade Center on Sept. 8, 2001, Dallas now gets the first public performance of Tharp's Preludes and Fugues (set to Bach's Well-Tempered Clavier, which has the initials WTC); and Yowzie, set to arrangements of jazz standards. After Dallas, the works go on a two-month tour before finishing at New York's Lincoln Center. (The photo on the cover is from Yowzie.) | 8 p.m. Sept. 18 and 19

Photo: Sergio Garcia
The stars of Moonshine: That Hee Haw Musical at Dallas Theater Center

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

» Read Margaret Putnam's story about the tour on TheaterJones

» Read Mark Lowry's story about the tour in the Fort Worth Star-Telegram


2. Moonshine: That Hee Haw Musical

Dallas Theater Center | AT&T Performing Arts Center, Wyly Theatre

Dallas Theater Center has had a world premiere musical pretty much every year that it has been in the Wyly Theatre, and while some of them have been high profile, with names like Will Power, Rajiv Joseph, Douglas Carter Beane and Michael Friedman attached, it'll be interesting to see if the one that actually does well in New York is the one that uses the cornpone '70s variety show Hee Haw as a backdrop. Don't laugh. The music comes from Grammy-nominated country singer-songwriter Brandy Clark (who's terrific debut alum 12 Stories we can't stop listening to) and songwriter Shane McAnally, who has written fantastic songs (some of them hits!) for folks like Keith Urban, Miranda Lambert and Kacey Musgraves. Moonshine: That Hee Haw Musical stars Broadway's Rose Hemingway and Ken Clark, plus American Idol's Justin Guarini. The book is by Robert Horn and Gary Griffin directs. | Currently in previews; opens Sept. 18 and runs through Oct. 11

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

» Read our story about Moonshine


3. King Lear

Shakespeare Dallas | Samuell-Grand Amphitheatre in Tenison Park, Dallas and Addison Circle Park, Addison

North Texas has already had a terrific production of King Lear this year, from Trinity Shakespeare Festival, with David Coffee in the title role. Now we get another major staging with another beloved local performer—not to mention a very different type of actor: Fred Curchack. Dude, this excites us to no end. Performances are Sept. 16-26 at Samuell-Grand Amphitheatre in Tenison Park in Dallas; and Oct. 1-11 at Addison Circle Park. Raphael Parry directs. | Sept. 16-Oct. 11

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


4. Fix Me, Jesus

Theatre Three, Dallas

Emily Scott Banks directs the regional premiere of Helen Sneed's dark comedy Fix Me, Jesus, which centers on a Dallas woman is a rising star in the Democratic party during the Reagan '80s, and her crises of politics, love, faith and fashion all go down in the dressing room of Neiman Marcus. Oh, honey, we've all been there. Brett Warner stars. | Previews Sept. 17-20, opens Sept. 21 and runs through Oct. 11

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


Photo: Lois Leftwich
Fix Me, Jesus at Theatre Three



5. Fancy Nancy: The Musical

Dallas Children's Theater | Rosewood Center for Family Arts, Dallas

The Dallas Children's Theater season kicks off with the musical based on the children's books of Jane O'Connor, about a girl who likes to dress up. It features book and lyrics by Susan DiLallo and music/lyrics Danny Abosch. Morgan Mabry stars in the title role, and Nancy Schaeffer directs. | Sept. 18-Oct. 25

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


Photo: Karen Almond
Fancy Nancy: The Musical at Dallas Children's Theater


6. Made in Fort Worth

The Cliburn | Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth

The Cliburn opens its season with a program that makes us—and our chief classical music critic, who's always complaining about the lack of performances by living composers—very happy. Because not only does this feature the work of living composers, but two Fort Worth composers: Martin Blessinger and Till Meyn. The works performed will be Blessinger's Diversions and Escapes and Legend Suite, and Meyn's Brilliant Blue and Force of Nature. | 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 19

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


7. Killer Shrews

Hip Pocket Theatre | Silver Creek Amphitheatre, Fort Worth

The last full production in Hip Pocket Theatre's 39th season is the first work by co-founder Johnny Simons this year, an adaptation of the 1959 b-movie The Killer Shrews. The HPT production features an original score played by Michael H. Price. As the tagline for this show says, there'll be no taming of these shrews. | Sept. 18-Oct. 11

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


Photo: Robert Bourdage
Killer Shrews at Hip Pocket Theatre


8. Chris Hardwick: Funcomfortable Tour

AXS | Majestic Theatre, Dallas

Chris Hardwick has gone from host of a doofy VH1 show to the host of AMC's The Talking Dead, which follows the hugely popular The Walking Dead. But comedy nerds know him as the CEO of Nerdist Industries, which started as a snarky-smart podcast and has grown into a "a many-headed beast." What will he do for a stand-up show? Can't wait to find out. | 8 p.m. Sept. 18 

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

Photo: Keith Pattison
Hugh Quarshie (Othello) and Lucian Msamati (Iago) in the Royal Shakespeare Company's Othello


9. Basso Profundo

Hall Ensemble | Botanical Research Institute of Texas (BRIT), Fort Worth

The Hall Ensemble, which features musicians from the Fort Worth Symphony, has grown into a popular chamber music event in Cowtown. It began with a series of house concerts, and while that still happens, those shows are sold out. So it added performances to a more pulbic space, and in season six, it's at the Botanical Research Institute of Texas. The first concert features FWSO Principal Cellist Allan Steele, joining Jennifer Chang for the Kodály Duo for Violin and Cello, and he has also composed a work for Hall Ensemble. Also on the program: Vivaldi's Concerto for Two Cellos and Michel Corrette’s Le Phenix. | 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 22

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


10. Othello

Royal Shakespeare Company's Live from Stratford-on-Avon Series | Angelika Film Centers in Dallas and Plano

Catch an encore screening of one of the Bard's great tragedies, as Hugh Quarshie stars in the title role of Othello performed by the Royal Shakespeare Company. Both of the local Angelikas screen the film, and at the Sept. 29 performance in Plano, TheaterJones Shakespeare expert M. Lance Lusk will intro the screening, and we'll have some tickets to give away. Also, look for a ticket giveaway coming up on the site. | 2 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 23 and 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 29

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


11. I'm Always On My Mind

Uppermost Entertainment | Stage West and Amphibian Stage Productions, both in Fort Worth

Having survived a six week run at Theatre 166 in North Carrollton, Uppermost Entertainment takes its one-man show to two venues in Fort Worth. I'm Always on My Mind stars Ken Orman as Brock Besson, a man who goes on personal journey to confirm whether he's a narcissist. The show will also tour to several Dallas area venues after Fort Worth, to be announced later. Directed by Linda K. Leonard. | Sept. 18-Oct .18

  • Sept. 18: Stage West
  • Sept. 19-27: Amphibian Stage Productions
  • Oct. 8-18: Stage West

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

» Our feature on Uppermost Entertainment

» Our review of I'm Always On My Mind


Photo: Kris Hundt/TheaterJones
Ken Orman in I'm Always On My Mind from Uppermost Entertainment


12. Banned Poetry

Pandora's Box Poetry Showcase | The Wild Detectives, Oak Cliff

This monthly poetry showcase, which usually happens at the Margo Jones Theatre, moves to the Wild Detectives this month and celebrates the once-banned poetry of greats like Allen Ginsberg (Howl will be read), Roald Dahl, Joseph Brodsky, Amiri Baraka, Gregory Corso, Tony Harrison, Charles Baudelaire, Gwendolyn Brooks, Walt Whitman, Heinrich Heine and Shel Silverstein.

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







Cabernet & Cabaret

The great Diana Sheehan performs songs, paired with a cheese course and wine selected by Paige Patterson, in the Cafe at Stage West in Fort Worth | 6:30-8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 17

» More info


Jeff Dauler & Friends

Presents the 1973 Comedy Tour at Hyena's Comedy Night Club Dallas | Sept. 17

» More info



Kevin Moriarty directs the rock musical at Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts, in the Montgomery Arts Theater, in the school's return to producing musical theater. Choreographed by LaQuet Sharnell Pringle. | Sep. 17-26

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


Adam Ray

Hyena's Comedy Night Club Fort Worth | Sept. 17-19

» More info


Aries Spears

Plays the Arlington Improv | Sept. 17-20

» More info


The Spectacular Senior Follies

It's the annual showcase of senior citizens and their talents at the Eisemann Center for the Performing Arts, Richardson | Sept. 17-20

» More info





The Drowsy Chaperone

Presented by Plano Children's Theatre | Sept. 18-26

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


Arsenio Hall 

Plays the Addison Improv | Sept. 18-19 

» More info


Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

A tour of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat comes to Bass Performance Hall, presented by Performing Arts Fort Worth | Sept. 18-20

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


The Mountaintop 

Recent Dallas-Fort Worth Theater Critics Forum winner Akín Babatundé directs Katori Hall's play about Martin Luther King, Jr., on the day before his assassination in Memphis, in the Studio Theatre at the Wyly Theatre, presented by Dallas Theater Center. It begins previews this week and opens Sept. 25, so look for more on it in next week's Places! | Previews Sept. 18-24, opens Sept. 25, runs through Nov. 15

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


Jerry Rocha

Hyena's Comedy Night Club Dallas | Sept. 18-19

» More info




W.T. Greer III

Jazz, presented in the DeSoto Uptown Downtown Series at the Corner Theatre, DeSoto. | 3 p.m. Sept. 20

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

Regina Coeli

Texas Camerata, an early music outfit, opens its season with 18th century ecclesiastical works, featuring soprano Camille King and countertenor Ryland Angel, at St. Patrick's Cathedral in downtown Fort Worth. | 7 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 20

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




sandbox: a new works cabaret

The second installment of this series features a reading of a new version of Patrick and Olivia Emile's musical As We Lie Still, which was presented off-Broadway in 2014. This happens at Contemporary Theatre of Dallas. | 8 p.m. Monday, Sept. 21

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

» Read our 2014 interview with Patrick and Olivia Emile

» Read our review of the off-Broadway production





Linda Leonard

The local actress, director and choreographer will speak on "Behind the Scenes: An Actor's Life" at the Dallas Public Library, Skillman Southwestern Branch | 6:45 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 22

» More info



Photo: Joan Marcus
Matilda the Musical comes to Winspear Opera House


The Droll (Or, a Stage Play About the End of Theatre)

Undermain Theatre presents the world premiere of the Meg Miroshnik play. Previews Sept. 23-25, opens Sept. 26, so look for more on it in next week's Places! | Sept. 23-17

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


Matilda the Musical

The tour of the Tony-winning musical based on the Roald Dahl book opens the AT&T Performing Arts Center's 2015-16 Broadway Series. There's a preview performance on Sept. 23, and opening is Sept. 24, so look for more on it in next week's Places! | Sept. 23-Oct. 4

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


Of Mice and Men

Amphibian Stage Productions screens the NT Live presentation of the 2014 Broadway revival of Steinbeck's novella, starring James Franco and Chris O'Dowd, at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth | 2 and 7 p.m. Sept. 23

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





Fort Worth Poetry Slams Open Mike

Host Michael Guinn leads this weekly open mike; participants earn points to see who makes it to Cowtown's award-winning national slam team. You can also just go to watch and listen. | 8 p.m. Tuesdays through Dec. 22

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


Glitterbomb Denton

A weekly queer variety show that offers the "very best drag, burlesque, queerlesque, sideshow, magic, and musical talent Denton has to offer," at Mable Peabody's Beauty Parlor and Chainsaw Repair, Denton | 9:30 p.m. Thursdays

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


Mama's Party

Amy Stevenson hosts a sometimes weekly musical theater open mic event at the Uptown Theater in Grand Prairie

» More info


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, in locations in Dallas, Frisco and Fort Worth | See schedule below:

  • 8 p.m. every Tuesday at Buzzbrews Kitchen on Lemmon Avenue in Dallas
  • 8 p.m. first Monday of the month at Cedars Woodfire Grill, Frisco
  • 8 p.m. second and fourth Thursday at Live Oak Music Hall & Lounge, Fort Worth 

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



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.


Julius Caesar

Take a trip up to OKC for the Oklahoma Shakespeare in the Park's season-closing production of Julius Caesar | Through Sept. 26

» More info




These productions will close this weekend

Photo: Leah Layman
Lovers and Executioners at Circle Theatre


Hot Flashes

Presented by Jackson's Dance and Theatre Company, Richardson | Closes Saturday

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


Lovers and Executioners

John Strand's farce, presented by Circle Theatre, Fort Worth | Closes Saturday

» Our review


Second Annual PlayPride LGBT Festival

Presented by TeCo Theatrical Productions at the Bishop Arts Theatre Center in Oak Cliff. The plays are listed below. | Closes Sunday

  • Christmas Wish by Christopher Soden 
  • Accept, Except by Carol M. Rice 
  • Beulah Land by Reginald Hanna 
  • Dissonance by Paul Engle 
  • My Gay Husband by Paula Sanders Samad 
  • Until When Until Then by Sam Young & Arnold Shelby

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

» Look for a review coming on TheaterJones


Ten Little Indians

Presented by Richardson Theatre Centre | Closes Sunday

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


Witness for the Prosecution

Presented by Denton Community Theatre at the Campus Theatre | Closes Sunday

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



Here are some must-see upcoming performances and events



  1. The second Off-Broadway on Flora season opens with Murder for Two at Dallas City Performance Hall | Sept. 24-26
  2. The Angelika Film Centers in Dallas and Plano screen the National Theatre of London's The Beaux' Stratagem | Sept. 24 and 30
  3. Griot Productions presents Pot Liquor at the Bishop Arts Theatre Centre | Sept. 24-27
  4. Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus Live comes to the Eisemann Center in Richardson | Jan. 24-26
  5. Greater Lewisville Community Theatre presents Evita | Sept. 25-Oct. 18
  6. Upstart Productions presents Dry Land at a warehouse in Trinity Groves | Sept. 25-Oct. 10
  7. Runway Theatre in Grapevine presents William Finn's Falsettos | Sept. 25-Oct. 18
  8. Casa Mañana in Fort Worth presents Fiddler on the Roof | Sept. 26-Oct. 4
  9. Stage West's season opens with Bad Jews | Oct. 1-Nov. 3
  10. WaterTower Theatre presents the world premiere of Donald Fowler's musical Creep | Oct. 2-25
  11. Fun House Theatre and Film in Plano presents Woody Allen's God, A Comedy in One Act | Oct. 2-10
  12. Jubilee Theatre's season opens with Denise Lee in Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill | Oct. 2-25
  13. Onstage in Bedford presents Company | Oct. 2-25
  14. Ohlook Performing Arts Center in Grapevine presents the world premiere of Dula | Oct. 2-11
  15. House Party Theatre presents #basic at a space in Trinity Groves | Oct. 2-19
  16. Cara Mía Theatre Company's season opens with blu at Latino Cultural Center | Oct. 3-18
  17. WingSpan Theatre Company presents Dear Liar! at the Bath House Cultural Center | Oct. 8-24
  18. The Drama Club presents a new adaptation of Faust at Bryant Hall on the Kalita Humphreys Theater campus | Oct. 8-24
  19. L.I.P. Service presents Samuel D. Hunter's The Whale at the Firehouse Theatre in Farmer's Branch | Oct. 8-24
  20. Uptown Players' season closes with Chad Beguelin's Harbor at Kalita Humphreys Theater | Oct. 9-25
  21. Stolen Shakespeare Guild's season begins with Noel Coward's Blithe Spirit at the Sanders Theatre, Fort Worth | Oct. 9-25
  22. Teatro Dallas presents The Wake in a private house in Oak Cliff | Oct. 15-Nov. 1
  23. The Angelika Film Centers in Dallas and Plano screen the National Theatre of London's Hamlet with Benedict Cumberbatch | Oct. 15 and 21
  24. Jaston Williams stars in Maid Marian in a Stolen Car at the Eisemann Center in Richardson | Oct. 22-25
  25. The tour of Kinky Boots comes to Bass Performance Hall | Oct. 27-Nov. 1



  1. The Russian Grand Ballet presents Swan Lake at the Eisemann Center for the Performing Arts, Richardson | Sept 24
  2. The San Francisco Ballet's Romeo and Juliet can be seen at movie theaters | Sept. 24
  3. Out on a Limb Dance Company and Waco Cultural Arts Fest present 254 Dance-Fest 2015 | Sept. 24-27
  4. Dallas Black Dance Theatre presents DanceAfrica! at Dallas City Performance Hall | Oct. 2-3
  5. Epiphany DanceArts presents Diamonds at the Eisemann Center for the Performing Arts | Oct. 2-3
  6. The Texas Dance Improvisation Festival 2015 is at Texas Woman's University in Denton | Oct. 8-10
  7. The Dark Circles Contemporary Dance season opens with Fall Series at TCU's Erma Lowe Hall Studio | Oct. 9-11
  8. The Bolshoi Ballet's Giselle can be seen at the Angelika Film Centers in Dallas and Plano | Oct. 11 and 13
  9. The So You Think You Can Dance Season 12 Tour comes to Verizon Theatre | Oct. 13
  10. Texas Ballet Theater does Ben Stevenson's Dracula at Bass Performance Hall, featuring the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra | Oct. 16-18
  11. LakeCities Ballet Theatre presents Le Ballet du Dracula at the MCL Grand Theatre in Lewisville | Oct. 16-17
  12. TITAS presents Kyle Abraham at Dallas City Performance Hall | Oct. 29-30
  13. Dallas Neo-Classical Ballet presents Horror Series at Sammons Center for the Arts | Oct. 30
  14. TITAS presents Akram Khan Company at Dallas City Performance Hall | Nov. 6-7
  15. Dallas Black Dance Theatre presents Director's Choice | Nov. 6-8
  16. The Fort Worth Symphony presents Let's Tango, featuring dancers, at Bass Performance Hall | Nov. 6-8
  17. Bruce Wood Dance Project performs at Dallas City Performance Hall | Nov. 13-14
  18. The Bolshoi Ballet's Jewels can be seen at the Angelika Film Centers in Dallas and Plano | Nov. 15 and 17
  19. The Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker comes to SMU's McFarlin Auditorium | Nov. 20-22
  20. The Texas Ballet Theater's The Nucracker is at Bass Performance Hall | Dec. 11-27



  1. The Dallas Symphony Gala features violinist Pinchas Zukerman at he Meyerson Symphony Center | Sept. 26
  2. The Fort Worth Symphony presents trumpeter Doc Severinsen at Bass Performance Hall | Sept. 26
  3. The Allegro Guitar Series season begins with guitarist Irina Kulikova at Kimbell Art Museum, Fort Worth and University Park United Methodist Church, Dallas | Oct. 1-2
  4. The Dallas Symphony presents Ravel's Piano Concerto with Helene Grimaud at the Meyerson Symphony Center | Oct. 1-4
  5. The Fort Worth Symphony presents Ravel's Bolero at Bass Performance Hall | Oct. 2-4
  6. Open Classical DFW presents Bach Suites and Two Feet Beats at the Corner Theatre, DeSoto | Oct. 4
  7. Chamber Music Society of Fort Worth presents Atrium String Quartet at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth | Oct. 3
  8. The Richardson Symphony Orchestra season opens with guest pianist Gabriela Martinez at the Eisemann Center for the Performing Arts | Oct. 3
  9. Dallas Chamber Music opens the season with The Academy of St. Martin in the Fields Chamber Ensemble at SMU's Caruth Auditorium | Oct. 5
  10. The Cliburn presents pianist Marc-André Hamlin at Bass Performance Hall | Oct. 6
  11. The Dallas Symphony presents Brahms Symphony No. 1 at the Meyerson Symphony Center | Oct. 8-11
  12. The Turtle Creek Chorale season begins with Heartland at Dallas City Performance Hall | Oct. 9-10
  13. The Irving Symphony season begins with an all Tchaikovsky program at the Irving Arts Center | Oct. 10
  14. Voces Intimae presents The Pulse of Poetry | Oct. 11
  15. The Fort Worth Opera presents a bi-lingual children's opera The Barber of Seville in Texas at the Rose Marine Theater, Fort Worth | Oct. 16-18
  16. The Tenors comes to Majestic Theatre, Dallas | Oct. 20
  17. The Dallas Bach Society presents soprano Ava Pine in a house concert | Oct. 22-23
  18. The Voices of Change season begins with Rapido! at Caruth Auditorium at Southern Methodist University | Oct. 25
  19. The Lone Star Wind Symphony season begins with "Heroes and Villains" at the Meyerson Symphony Center | Oct. 25
  20. The Dallas Opera presents the world premiere of Great Scott at the AT&T Performing Arts Center's Winspear Opera House | Oct. 30-Nov. 15



  1. Bill Burr comes to the Majestic Theatre | Sept. 24
  2. Comedy Get Down with Cedric The Entertainer, Eddie Griffin, D.L. Hughley, George Lopez and Charlie Murphy is at American Airlines Center, Dallas | Sept. 25
  3. Hyena's Comedy Night Club Plano opens with Jamie Lee | Oct. 8-9
  4. Fortune Feimster is at the Addison Improv | Oct. 9-11
  5. The Dallas Video Festival is at Angelika Film Center, with events at Dallas City Performance Hall and South Dallas Cultural Center | Oct. 13-18
  6. The Oddball Comedy and Curiosity Festival featuring Aziz Ansari and Amy Schumer comes to Gexa Energy Pavilion, Dallas | Oct. 18
  7. The Lone Star Film Festival runs at various venues in Sundance Square, Fort Worth | Nov. 5-8
  8. The Last Comic Standing Tour comes to Verizon Theatre | Nov. 14
  9. Lewis Black comes to the Majestic Theatre | Nov. 17
  10. Lavell Crawford comes to Majestic Theatre | Jan. 9


» 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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