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Places! Nov. 19-25

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



published Thursday, November 19, 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: 

 

Actually, it's not quite the onslaught of Christmas ghosts, reindeer, sugar plum fairies, snowmen and Hallelujah choruses that we'll see in the weeks after Thanksgiving, but still enough to start wiping those humbugs away. This week is really dominated by productions from three of Dallas' best mid-sized professional theaters: Cara Mía Theatre Co., Undermain Theatre and Kitchen Dog Theater. And there's the launch of Ignite/Arts Dallas, an initiative of SMU's Meadows Arts and Urbanism program, with the Detroit-based outfit Complex Movements performing Beware of the Dandelions in Fair Park. Also this week: DSO goes after The Planets, First Ladies invade the Eisemann and DGDG brings back The Show About Men.

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. There are currently about 700 listings in our database! Also, if you've had problems with the scroll bar in the listings search function, rest assured that it's fixed now.

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, Nov. 19 through Wednesday, Nov. 25 

Photo: Doug Coombe
Complex Movements

 

 

1. Beware of the Dandelions

Complex Movements and Ignite/Arts Dallas | Tower Building, Fair Park

Ignite/Arts Dallas and SMU Meadows School of the Arts presents Meadows Prize winner Complex Movements, a Detroit-based performance group, in an original art/performance installation called Beware of the Dandelions at the Tower Building in Fair Park. This is fascinating because of SMU's commitment to explore performance in communities away from its University Park campus, focusing on the southern sector of Dallas. Read more about it via the links below. | Nov. 19-Dec. 5

Photo: Adolfo Cantú Villarreal
Blood Wedding at Cara Mía Theatre Co.

» More info in our listing

» Our interview with three members of Complex Movements

» Our interview with Clyde Valentín of SMU's Meadows Arts and Urbanism Initiative

 

2. Blood Wedding

Cara Mía Theatre Co. | Latino Cultural Center, Dallas

David Lozano has adapted Federico García Lorca's seminal Spanish drama, and given what we expect from this company after years of solid work, expect this one to chill. | Nov. 21-Dec. 13

» More info in our listing

» Our feature on this production and the future of Cara Mía Theatre Company

 

3. The Night Alive

Undermain Theatre, Dallas

Undermain Theatre presents the area premiere of Irish playwright Conor McPherson's The Night Alive, a harrowing and humorous examination of five disparate people banding together to create a hopeful future while keeping the forces of darkness in their lives at bay. Directed by Dylan Key. | Previews through Nov. 20, opens Nov. 21 and runs Dec. 12

» More info in our listing

 

Photo: Matt Mzorek
The Totalitarians at Kitchen Dog Theater

4. The Totalitarians

Kitchen Dog Theater | The Green Zone, Dallas

Kitchen Dog Theater continues its 25th season with Peter Sinn Nachtrieb's dark comedy about a political candidate in Nebraska who seeks help from an unusual source. Directed by Christopher Carlos. | Nov. 20-Dec. 19

Photo: Courtesy
Elaine Bromka as Lady Bird Johnson

» More info in our listing

 

5. Tea for Three: Lady Bird, Pat and Betty

The Eisemann Center for the Performing Arts, Richardson

Emmy-winning actress Elaine Bromka plays three of America's First Ladies—Lady Bird Johnson, Pat Nixon and Betty Ford—in this behind-the-scenes look at what Mrs. Nixon called the “hardest unpaid job in the world.” Holla. | Nov. 19-22

» More info in our listing

 

6. eighth blackbird

The Cliburn | Live Oak Music Hall & Lounge, Fort Worth

The Grammy-winning, Chicago-based chamber group Eighth Blackbird opens for the Cliburn Sessions season at Live Oak Music Hall & Lounge in Fort Worth. They'll play works by Philip Glass, David Lang, Andy Akiho, Mayke Nas, Richard Reed Parry and Bryce Dessner. | 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 19

» More info in our listing

 

Photo: Luke Ratray
Eighth Blackbird

 

7. The Planets

Dallas Symphony Orchestra | Meyerson Symphony Center, Dallas

The Dallas Symphony Orchestra performs Gustav Holst's The Planets, featuring violinist Karen Gomyo and the women of the Dallas Symphony Chorus, directed by Joshua Habermann. Simone Young conducts. | 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, Nov. 19-21; 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 22

» More info in our listing

 

8. Miracle on 34th Street

Dallas Children's Theater | Rosewood Center for Family Arts

The first of two holiday shows at Dallas Children's Theater features Janelle Lutz in this classic story. | Nov. 20-Dec. 20

» More info in our listing

Photo: Gabrielle Revere
Karen Gomyo performs with the Dallas Symphony

 

9. A Tribute to Mason Williams: Carlos Barbosa-Lima and Larry Del Casale

Fort Worth Classic Guitar/Allegro Guitar Series | The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth and University Park United Methodist Church, Dallas

The Fort Worth Classic Guitar Society and Allegro Guitar Series present Carlos Barbosa-Lima and Larry Del Casale in tribute to the great Mason Williams. | 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 19; and 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 20

» More info in our listing

 

10. Sexy Laundry

WaterTower Theatre, Addison

WaterTower Theatre staged this Michele Riml's two-actor comedy about a married middle-aged couple as a studio show early in 2015, and it was a such a hit they made it part of their mainstage season this year. It again stars Wendy Welch and Bob Hess; and is directed by Terry Martin. It's also a co-production with Stage West in Fort Worth, where the production goes in early 2016. | Previews Nov. 20-22; opens Nov. 23 and runs through Dec. 13

» More info in our listing

» Our review from the studio production in February 2015

 

11. Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer 

Wishing Star Productions | Bass Performance Hall, Fort Worth and Majestic Theatre, Dallas

It's the third year for this terrific stage reproduction of the beloved 1960s TV special, with costumes and puppets that look just like the show you remember, first at Bass Performance Hall, Fort Worth (Nov. 24-25) and then at the Majestic Theatre, Dallas. | Bass shows are 1:30 and 7:30 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, Nov. 24-25; and the Majestic shows are Dec. 3-6

» More info about Bass Hall performances

» More info about Majestic Theatre performances

 

12. The Show About Men

DGDG | Eastfield College Performance Hall, Dallas

DGDG (Danielle Georgiou Dance Group) revives the terrific dance/theater/music piece that celebrates the XY chromosome. | Nov. 19-22

» More info in our listing

» Our review from the Festival of Independent Theatres production

» Danielle Georgiou's Sixth Position column about the making of The Show About Men


 

Photo: Johan Persson
Tom Hiddleston in Coriolanus

MORE PERFORMANCES OPENING NOVEMBER 19-25

 

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 19

 

Sydney Castillo

The comic is at the Arlington Improv. | Nov. 19-22

» More info in our listing

 

Coriolanus

Catch an encore of the National Theatre Live's production of the Shakespeare play starring Tom Hiddleston, at the Angelika Film Centers in Dallas and Plano. | 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 19 and 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 25

» More info in our listing

 

Kay Ellingson

The cabaret singer performs in the Sammons Cabaret series at Sammons Center for Performing Arts. | 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 19

» More info in our listing

 

Chris Franjola

The comic is at Hyena's Comedy Night Club Fort Worth. | Nov. 19-21

» More info in our listing

 

Kalin Ivanov

The cellist performs with Symphony Arlington, Garland Symphony and Las Colinas Symphony, which are all the same orchestra in different cities. The guest conductor is Mariej Zoltowski, and the program features works by Sowash, Haydn and Wolf-Ferrari. Click links below for info on each city. | Nov. 19-21

» Symphony Arlington, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 19 at Arlington Music Hall

» Garland Symphony, 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 20 at Granville Arts Center 

» Las Colinas Symphony, 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 21 at the Irving Arts Center, Carpenter Performance Hall

 

Annie Lederman

Annie Lederman comes to Hyena's Comedy Night Club Dallas | Nov. 19-21

» More info in our listing

 

April Macie

April Macie is at Hyena's Comedy Night Club Plano | Nov. 19-21

» More info in our listing

 

The Nutcracker: Short and Suite

Avant Chamber Ballet offers up a short take on The Nutcracker at White's Chapel United Methodist Church in Southlake. | 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 19

» More info in our listing

» See our list of 2015 holiday dance

 

Rock of Ages 101

Ohlook Performing Arts Center in Grapevine presents a middle school edition of the jukebox musical that uses hair metal songs from the 1980s. | Nov. 19-21

» More info in our listing

 

Ari Shaffir

The comic is at the Addison Improv. | Nov. 19-21

» More info in our listing

 

Teatro Dallas 30th Anniversary

Teatro Dallas celebrates its 30th anniversary with a shindig at the Kessler Theater in Oak Cliff, with music by Late Native, hors d'oeuvres, cash bar and more. | 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 19

» More info here

 

Photo: YouTube
Comedian Ari Shaffir

 

 

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 20

 

New Choreographers' Concert

The University of North Texas presents its New Choreographers Concert, showcasing work from students. | Nov. 20-22

» More info in our listing

 

The Great Russian Nutcracker

Moscow Ballet brings a new production of the Great Russian Nutcracker to Southern Methodist University's McFarlin Auditorium | 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 20; and 1 and 5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 22 (no performances on Nov. 21)

» More info in our listing

» See our list of 2015 holiday dance

 

Inspecting Carol

Mesquite Community Theatre does Daniel Sullivan's take on Dickens' A Christmas Carol at the Mesquite Arts Center. | Nov. 20-22

» More info in our listing

 

The Nutcracker

Ballet Frontier of Texas presents Chung-Lin Tseng's The Nutcracker at Will Rogers Auditorium, Fort Worth. | 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 20; 1 and 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 21

» More info in our listing

» See our list of 2015 holiday dance

 

Sanders Family Christmas

The Plaza Theatre in Cleburne presents the holiday sequel to Smoke on the Mountain. | Nov. 20-Dec. 23

» More info in our listing

 

Serenade: An Evening of Romance

Lewisville Lake Symphony performs music by Mozart, Dvořák and others at the MCL Grand Theater in Lewisville. | 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 20

» More info in our listing

 

 

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 21

Leslie Jordan

 

An Evening with Jason Alexander

Yes, the dude from Seinfeld. The other one. No, not him either. Presented by Fort Worth Symphony at Bass Performance Hall. He'll tell stories from his stage and acting career as the music plays. | 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 21

» More info in our listing

 

An Evening of Laughter with Leslie Jordan

The Emmy-winning actor Leslie Jordan, best known as Beverley Leslie from Will and Grace, tells stories from his life in this performance, presented by J. Pacetti Precious Jewels. Vince Martinez and Dallas treasure Sister Helen Holy (a.k.a. Paul J. Willliams) will make special appearances. At the Majestic Theatre, Dallas. | 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 21

» More info in our listing

 

40th Anniversary Gala

Ballet Folklórico Azteca de Fort Worth celebrates its 40th anniversary with a performance at the Rose Marine Theater in Fort Worth. | 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 21

» More info in our listing

 

It's a Family Affair

Fine Arts Chamber Players presents a free concert of music for strings and piano performed by sibling musicians Christopher and Elisabeth Adkins, with Elisabeth’s husband Edward Newman. The program features works by Stravinks, Brahms and Nadia Boulanger, a French composer, conductor, and teacher. At the Dallas Museum of Art's Horchow Auditorium. | 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 21

» More info in our listing

 

Last Comic Standing Tour

The Last Comic Standing Tour, featuring Michael Palascak, Dominique, Clayton English, Andy Erikson and Ian Bagg comes to Verizon Theatre, Grand Prairie | 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 21

» More info in our listing

 

Lulu

Susan Graham stars in the title role of the Alban Berg opera, presented by the Metropolitan Opera and screened at area movie theaters in the Met: Live in HD series. | 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 21; and 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 2

» Find a movie theater at the Fathom Events site

 

Madeline's Christmas

Presented by Artie's Playhouse at Artisan Center Theater in Hurst. | Nov. 21-Dec. 22

» More info in our listing

 

Plano Symphony Showcase

The Plano Symphony, under the baton of Hector Guzman, performs works by Debussy, Bizet, J. Williams, R. Strauss, Ravel and others, at the Eisemann Center for the Performing Arts, Richardson. | 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 21

» More info in our listing

 

Rossini and Company

The Dallas Opera's Family Series presents a short, family friendly opera about the life and work of Rossini, who created The Barber of Seville and many other works at the Winspear Opera House. | 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 21 (with another performance on March 13)

» More info in our listing

 

Tellebration-Dallas: For God So Loved Those Loud Black Girls

The South Dallas Cultural Center presents two evenings of storytelling and comedy by black women. | 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Nov. 20 and 21

» More info in our listing

 

Verse & Rhythm

B. Randall and Priscilla Rice's monthly poetry series at the Oak Cliff Cultural Center kicks up for a new season. | 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 21

» More info in our listing

 

 

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 22

 

Hopped Up on Goofballs Cabaret

The New York Goofs presents its monthly cabaret for circus, clowning and more, at Pocket Sandwich Theatre, Dallas. | 6 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 22

» More info in our listing

 

In the Beginning: Overtures, Preludes and Other Musical Openers

The Metropolitan Winds perform works by Bernstein, Shostakovich, Rossini, Gershwin and others, at Christ United Methodist Church, Plano. | 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 22

» More info in our listing

 

 

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 25

Comedian Nick Guerra

 

A Christmas Carol

Dallas Theater Center's annual production, this year directed by Christie Vela, begins previews at the Wyly Theatre. Look for more on it when it opens in the next week's cycle of Places! | Previews Wed., Nov. 25 through Thursday, Dec. 3; opens Friday, Dec. 4 and runs through Dec. 26

» More info in our listing

 

Nick Guerra

The comic is at Hyena's Comedy Night Club Fort Worth. | Nov. 25-28 (no performance on Thanksgiving)

» More info in our listing

 

Jason Russell

The comic is at Hyena's Comedy Night Club, Dallas. | 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 25

» More info in our listing

 

Raj Sharma

The comic is at Hyena's Comedy Night Club, Plano. | 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 25

» More info in our listing

 

Too Many Cooks

It's a fitting theme for Oral Fixation's latest show of storytelling by local writers, on the night before Thanksgiving, at Dallas City Performance Hall. The storytellers are Maria Fisher, Jim Kuenzer, Lara Hastings Laschen, Amy McCarthy, Sally Salas and Michael Serrapica. | 8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 25

» More info in our listing

 

 

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.

 

Photo: Wendy Mutz Photography
Robert Picardo in A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum at OKC CityRep

 

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum

OKC Rep in Oklahoma City presents the early Sondheim comedy, inspired by the ancient Roman comedies of Plautus, and you only have this weekend to see it. The big draw: Robert Picardo of Star Trek: Voyager and China Beach stars as Pseudolus. Performed in the Performing Arts Hall at Oklahoma City Community College. | Nov. 19-22

» More info

 

 

ONGOING WEEKLY EVENTS AND OPEN MICS

 

Backdoor Comedy Open Mike

The Backdoor Comedy Club at the Doubletree Hotel in Dallas has weekly open mike stand-up. | 8:30 p.m. Thursdays

» 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

 

Liz Mikel's Entertainer's Showcase

Dallas Theater Center company member Liz Mikel leads a jazz, R&B and show tune open mike every Monday at the Balcony Club, above the Lakewood Theater in East Dallas. | 9:30 p.m. Mondays

» More info

 

Open Mic Nite at Central

The Dallas Public Library Central Branch presents an open mic for musicians, poets and other performers. At the J. Erik Jonsson Library in downtown Dallas. | 5:30-7:30 p.m. on the first and third Thursdays of the month.

» 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

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

 

 

LAST CHANCE 

These productions will close this weekend

Photo: Karen Almond/The Dallas Opera
Tosca at Dallas Opera

 

The Addams Family

Presented by Mainstage Irving-Las Colinas at the Irving Arts Center's Dupree Theater. | Closes Sunday

» Our review

 

Blink

A new musical by Kevin Grammer at the Ochre House, Dallas. | Closes Saturday

» Our review

 

Death of a Salesman

Presented by Fun House Theatre & Film at Plano Children's Theatre. | Closes Saturday

» More info in our listing

 

Desire Caught by the Tail

House Party Theatre does this rarely performed play by Pablo Picasso at Ash Studios in Fair Park. | Closes Monday

» Our review

 

Dinosaur and Robot Stop a Train

Presented by Sundown Collaborative Theatre and Audacity Theatre Lab at the Margo Jones Theatre, Dallas. | Closes Sunday

» More info in our listing

 

Dixie's Never Wear a Tube Top While Riding a Mechanical Bull (And 16 Other Things I Learned While Drinking Last Thursday)

Dixie Longate's latest show having its world premiere at McDavid Studio, next to Bass Performance Hall, Fort Worth. | Closes Sunday

» Our interview with Dixie Longate

Photo: Alisa Eykilis
DP92 from Dead White Zombies

 

DP92

An original, immersive theater work from Dead White Zombies, performed in the Ice House Warehouse in Trinity Groves. | Closes Sunday

» Our review

» Our interview with Thomas Riccio

 

Freud's Last Session

Presented by Amphibian Stage Productions, Fort Worth. | Closes Sunday

» Our review

 

Mary Poppins

Presented by the Firehouse Theatre in Farmer's Branch. | Closes Sunday

» More info in our listing

 

Other Desert Cities

Jon Robin Baitz's play, presented by Circle Theatre, Fort Worth. | Closes Saturday

» Our review

 

Picnic

The William Inge Classic performed by Theatre Three, Dallas. | Closes Sunday

» Our review

 

The Rocky Horror Show

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

» More info in our listing

 

The Sound of Music

The tour of new production of the musical, directed by Jack O'Brien, presented by Dallas Summer Musicals at the Music Hall at Fair Park. | Closes Sunday

» Our review

» Our interview with choreographer Danny Mefford

 

Tosca

The Puccini masterpiece, presented by The Dallas Opera the Winspear Opera House. | Closes Sunday

» Our review

 

COMING UP

Here are some must-see upcoming performances and events

 

THEATER

  1. Dallas Theater Center opens A Christmas Carol at the Wyly Theatre | Previews begin Nov. 25; opens Dec. 4 and runs through Dec. 26
  2. MBS Productions presents The Beulaville Baptist Book Club Presents a Bur-Less-Q Nutcracker at the Addison Theatre Center's Studio Theatre | Nov. 27-Dec. 27
  3. Runway Theatre in Grapevine does Pat Cook's The Christmas Express | Nov. 27-Dec. 13
  4. Garland Civic Theatre does Clue: The Musical at the Granville Arts Center | Nov. 27-Dec. 19
  5. Jubilee Theatre presents Do You Hear What I Hear! A Jubilee Christmas | Nov. 27-Dec. 27
  6. Pocket Sandwich Theatre brings back its original musical Ebenezer Scrooge | Nov. 27-Dec. 23
  7. Casa Mañana Children's Theatre presents Frosty the Snowman | Nov. 27-Dec. 23
  8. Stage West presents the one-person show Jacob Marley's Christmas Carol, starring Emily Scott Banks, in its Studio Theatre | Nov. 28-Dec. 20
  9. Granbury Theatre Company does Mary Poppins at the Granbury Opera House | Nov. 27-Dec. 23
  10. Kathy Burks Theatre of Puppetry Arts presents Not a Creature Was Stirring for Dallas Children's Theater | Nov. 27-Dec. 23
  11. Theatre Britain presents the panto King Arthur at the Cox Building Playhouse, Plano | Nov. 28-Dec. 27
  12. The Book of Mormon tour comes to Bass Performance Hall, Fort Worth | Dec. 1-6
  13. One Thirty Productions presents Romance in D at the Bath House Cultural Center | Dec. 2-19
  14. B.J. Cleveland stars in the one-man A Christmas Carol: The Radio Show at Theatre Too in the Theatre Three basement | Dec. 3-20
  15. Dallas Theater Center presents the world premiere of Samuel D. Hunter's Clarkston in the Studio Theatre of the Wyly Theatre | Previews begin Dec. 3; opens Dec. 11 and runs through Jan. 31
  16. Theatre Three revives The Fantasticks | Dec. 3-27
  17. Collin Theatre Center does Jeff Swearingen's Stiff at the Jon Anthony Theater, Plano | Dec. 3-13
  18. Creative Arts Theatre & School presents What Andy Warhol Never Told Me at the Arlington Museum of Art | Dec. 3-20
  19. Onstage in Bedford presents The Daughter of St. Nicholas | Dec. 4-20
  20. Theatre Arlington does Irving Berlin's White Christmas | Dec. 4-20

 

DANCE

  1. LakeCities Ballet Theatre presents The Nutcracker at the Marcus High School Auditorium in Flower Mound | Nov. 28-29
  2. Chamberlain Performing Arts presents The Nutcracker at the Eisemann Center for the Performing Arts | Nov. 27-29
  3. Momentum Dance Company presents The Nutcracker at Irving Arts Center | Nov. 27-29
  4. The Dallas Ballet Company presents The Nutcracker at the Granville Arts Center in Garland | Dec. 4-6
  5. Park Cities Studios/The Dallas Conservatory presents Rockefeller Christmas Spectacular at Dallas City Performance Hall | Dec. 6
  6. Avant Chamber Ballet presents "Holiday Celebration" at Dallas City Performance Hall | Dec. 10
  7. Texas Ballet Theater presents The Nutcracker at Bass Performance Hall, Fort Worth | Dec. 11-27
  8. Dallas Repertoire Ballet presents The Nutcracker at Eisemann Center, Richardson | Dec. 11-13
  9. Denton City Contemporary Ballet presents A Gift for Emma at Texas Woman's University | Dec. 19-20
  10. Collin County Ballet Theatre presents The Nutcracker at the Eisemann Center, Richardson | Dec. 19-23

 

CLASSICAL MUSIC AND OPERA

  1. The Dallas Symphony plays Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker Suite at the Meyerson Symphony Center | Nov. 27-29
  2. The Dallas Opera presents the world premiere of Mark Adamo's Becoming Santa Claus at the Winspear Opera House | Dec. 4-12
  3. Catch the Austin Piazzolla Quintet at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth | Dec. 4
  4. Chamber Music International's third concert of the season is at Dallas City Performance Hall | Dec. 4
  5. The Dallas Symphony Christmas Pops is at the Meyerson Symphony Center | Dec. 4-20
  6. Richardson Symphony Orchestra presents Holiday Classics at the Eisemann Center, Richardson | Dec. 5
  7. The Dallas Opera Family Series presents Mozart's Bastien and Bastienne at the Winspear Opera House | Dec. 5, repeats March 5
  8. Catch Christmas with the Plano Civic Chorus at St. Andrews United Methodist Church, Plano | Dec. 5
  9. The Richardson Symphony does Holiday Classics at the Eisemann Center | Dec. 5
  10. The Fort Worth Symphony does Handel's Messiah | Dec. 7

 

COMEDY, SPOKEN WORD, FILM FESTIVALS, ETC.

  1. Tone Bell is at the Arlington Improv | Nov. 27-28
  2. Dustin "Screech" Diamond is at Hyena's Comedy Night Club Plano | Dec. 3-5
  3. Cocoa Brown comes to Black Academy of Arts & Letters | Dec. 11-12
  4. Lavell Crawford comes to Majestic Theatre | Jan. 9
  5. Damon Williams comes to Black Academy of Arts & Letters | Jan. 15-16

 

» 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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