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Places! March 17-23, 2016

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



published Friday, March 18, 2016

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: There are two festivals, with the Dallas Comedy Festival and the first Fort Worth Fringe Festival; as well as the area premieres of Will Eno's The Realistic Joneses at WaterTower Theatre, The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane at Dallas Children's Theater and Buyer and Cellar at Stage West. And did someone say Shakespeare as the Legacy 400 events start ramping up? We've got Shakespeare in the Bar, Bare Bones Shakespeare and, if you want to test your true Bard love, the uncut Hamlet in readings from Shakespeare Dallas.

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

 THU MARCH 17  thru  WED MARCH 23 

 

 

 1  Dallas Comedy Fest

Dallas Comedy House

This time last year, the folks at Dallas Comedy House had hoped to be in the new location before the annual festival. But, didn't happen. That's good news for 2016, as the DCF can take advantage of the new space with two theaters in the Dallas Comedy House's new digs on Main Street. There'll be some standup in the early days, but as usual, the festival is improv and sketch heavy, with improv teams from here and around the country. Festival headliners include Ithamar & Frank and the improv group Katydids, which consists of six women whose names happen to be derived from "Katherine" (Caitlyn, Katy, Cate, Kate, Katie, Kathryn). You can see the complete schedule here, and look for a preview story about the festival coming on TheaterJones. | March 22-26

» More info

 

Photo: Sharen Bradford/The Dancing Image
Dark Circles Contemporary Dance performs Saturday night at Fort Worth Fringe

 

 

 2  Fort Worth Fringe Festival

Texas Non-Profit Theatres | Fort Worth Community Arts Center

Texas Nonprofit Theatres presents the first Fort Worth Fringe Festival at the Fort Worth Community Arts Center, with performances all day on Friday and Saturday, coinciding with TNT's annual conference. In addition to panels and workshops, look for theater, dance, comedy and magic performances from such local groups as Dark Circles Contemporary Dance, SceneShop, Girls Gone Weird and Fun House Theatre and Film, plus groups from Austin, San Angelo, Baytown, Beaumont, Bastrop and Houston. | Show blocks at 2, 3:30, 5:15 and 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, March 18-19

» See calendar and show descriptions in our listing

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

 

Photo: Karen Almond
The Realistic Joneses at WaterTower Theatre

 

 3  The Realistic Joneses

WaterTower Theatre | Addison Theatre Center, Studio Theatre

WaterTower Theatre kicks off its 2016 Discover Series with Will Eno's play about two suburban couples who have more in common than their last names. Performed in the Studio Theatre, it's directed by David Denson and features Diana Sheehan, James Crawford, Justin Locklear and Martha Harms. | March 19-April 10

» More info in our listing

 

Photo: Karen Almond
The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane at Dallas Children's Theater

 

 4  The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane

Dallas Children's Theater | Rosewood Center for Family Arts

Dallas Children's Theater presents the area premiere of a stage adaptation of Kate DiCamillo's book The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane, about a rabbit who goes on a journey of loss and discovery. | March 18-April 10

» More info in our listing

» Read our interview with Kate DiCamillo, author of the book

 

 5  Love Letters

AT&T Performing Arts Center Broadway Series | Winspear Opera House

A.R. Gurney's popular play in which two characters read their correspondence to each other over 50 years comes here in AT&T Performing Arts Center's Broadway Series. This show always gets star names, and for this tour, it's Ali MacGraw and Ryan O'Neal, who first starred together in the 1970 tearjerker Love Story. That should definitely draw in a demographic of women of a certain age. See video trailer above. | March 22-April 3

» More info in our listing

Photo: Courtesy
Alessio Bax performs with Fort Worth Symphony
Photo: Buddy Myers
Buyer and Cellar at Stage West

 

 6  Brahms 3

Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra | Bass Performance Hall

This Fort Worth Symphony concert will take on a different tone following the tragic news about Vadym Kholodenko, who called 911 on Thursday after finding his daughters (ages 1 and 5) dead and their mother with several stab wounds at the Benbrook home. He was to perform Prokofiev's Piano Concerto No. 3, but in his absence, Alessio Bax steps in with Tchaikovsky's Piano Concerto No. 1. The FWSO will also play Brahms Symphony No. 3 and Liszt's Mephisto Waltz. | 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, March 18 & 19, and 2 p.m. March 20

» More info in our listing

 

 7  Buyer and Cellar

Stage West | Stage West Studio Theatre

Stage West presents the first locally produced production of Jonathan Tolins' hilaroius one-person comedy about a gay man who gets a job in the shopping mall in Barbra Streisand's basement. Yes, there really is one of those. | Previews March 17-18, opens March 19 and runs through April 10

» More info in our listing

 

 8  Geppetto: Extraordinary Extremities

Concrete Temple Theatre | Amphibian Stage Productions, Fort Worth

Amphibian Stage Productions imports New York's Concrete Temple Theatre, performing the lovely looking puppet play Geppetto: Extraordinary Extremities. | March 17-20

» More info in our listing

 

 9  The Reason for the Journey

Voices of Change | Southern Methodist University, Caruth Auditorium

The indispensable Voices of Change presents a concert featuring Lane Harder's La Razon del Viaje, a setting of seven poems by Enrique Gonzalez Martinez, plus works by Anthony Plog, Alan Shulman and Khatchaturian. | 3 p.m. Sunday, March 20

» More info in our listing

 

Photo: Shakespeare Dallas
Seth Magill plays Hamlet in Shakespeare Dallas' reading of Hamlet

 

 10  Hamlet

Shakespeare Dallas Complete Works | Winspear Opera House, Hamon Hall

Shakespeare Dallas' Complete Works presents readings of the full, uncut Hamlet, which means it is long. Don't worry, they've added an hourlong intermission/dinner break. Seth Magill plays the great Dane and Anastasia Munoz is Ophelia. Both days will have panel discussions, and on Sunday, one of the panelists is TheaterJones' Shakespeare specialist M. Lance Lusk. | 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, March 19-20

» More info in our listing

 

 11  As You Like It

Shakespeare in the Bar | The Wild Detective & Eight Bells Alehouse

The popular Shakespeare in the Bar is back with the comedy As You Like It, performed in a "barely rehearsed" production outdoors at two Dallas Bars. Expect drinking games, fun and some pretty damn good Bard. | 7 p.m. Monday, March 21 at Wild Detectives; and 7 p.m. Monday, March 28 at Eight Bells Alehouse

» More info in our listing

 

 12  The Double Treble Concert

The Black Academy of Arts & Letters, Dallas

Piano duo Double Treble, which is Dallas' Roderick Demmings and Jamaican Karl Van Richards, perform in the Clarence Muse Cafe Theatre at the Black Academy of Arts & Letters, Dallas. | 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, March 18-19

» More info in our listing

 

Photo: Double Treble
Double Treble

 

 

 MORE PERFORMANCES OPENING MARCH 17-23 

 

 THURSDAY, MARCH 17 

 

Dante: Paradiso

MBS Productions presents the premiere of Mark-Brian Sonna's translation of the third book in Dante's Divine Comedy. | March 17-April 9

» More info in our listing

 

Kevin Farley

The comedian, and brother of Chris Farley, performs at Hyena's Comedy Night Club Fort Worth. | March 17-19

» More info

 

Ricky Gutierrez

The comedian performs at Hyena's Comedy Night Club Dallas. | March 17-19

» More info

 

Billy D. Washington

The comedian performs at Hyena's Comedy Night Club Plano. | March 17-19

» More info

 

 

 FRIDAY, MARCH 18 

 

Arnez J

The comedian performs at the Addison Improv. | March 18-20

» More info

 

Broadway's Best

A revue of show tunes presented by Repertory Company Theatre in Richardson. | March 18-20

» More info in our listing

 

Celtic Fire

The Dallas Symphony Pops presents Irish fiddler Eileen Ivers and her band at the Meyerson Symphony Center. | 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, March 18-19

» More info in our listing

 

The Dixie Swim Club

Richardson Theatre Centre presents the Jones/Hope/Wooten comedy about a group of women who were once on the same college swim team. | March 18-April 3

» More info in our listing

 

Josip Kvetek, viola

Lewisville Lake Symphony presents the violist at Trinity Presbyterian Church in Flower Mound. | 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 18

» More info in our listing

 

Late Nights

The Dallas Museum of Art's occasional Late Nights event features art, film, activities and performances, including one by Denton-based Sounds Modern, a chamber music group devoted to modern music, which will perform work inspired by the Jackson Pollock exhibit. | 6 p.m.-midnight Friday, March 18

» More info

 

Much Ado About Lesbian Fighter Pilots

Bare Bones Shakespeare presents a "regendered" adaptation of Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing. In this case, the "nothing" is something pretty specific. | March 18-19 at the Green Space Arts Collective in Denton, and March 20-27 at the Margo Jones Theatre in Fair Park

» More info in our listing

 

Nana's Naughty Knickers

Runway Theatre in Grapevine presents the melodrama by Katherine DiSavino. | March 18-April 3

» More info in our listing

 

A Reunion of Sorts

McKinney Repertory Theatre presents a production of the winner of its latest New Play Contest, a comedy by Jerry Lacy, at the McKinney Performing Arts Center. | 8 p.m. Friday, March 18 and 2:30 and 8 p.m. Sunday, March 19

» More info in our listing

 

Kyle Sherman, trumpet

Presented by Garland Symphony Orchestra at the Granville Arts Center, Garland. | 8 p.m. Friday, March 18

» More info in our listing

 

The Three Little Pigs

Casa Mañana Children's Theatre presents a musical of The Three Little Pigs, with music by George Stiles and lyrics by Anthony Drewe. (See video trailer below.) | March 18-April 3

» More info in our listing

 

Steve Trevino

The comedian performs at the Arlington Improv. | March 18-20

» More info

 

Who's Tony

Jackson's Theatre and Dance Company presents an original revue, a benefit for ALS. | March 18-April 3

» More info in our listing

 

Katt Williams

The comedian performs at the Verizon Theatre in Grand Prairie. | 8 p.m. Friday, March 18

» More info

 

 

 

 SATURDAY, MARCH 19 

 

Mysteries of the East

The Chamber Music Society of Fort Worth does a program featuring works by Ranjbaran, Pendericki, Schubert and Haydn at Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth | 2 p.m. Saturday, March 19

» More info in our listing

 

The Piano Guys

The keyboarding foursome performs at Verizon Theatre, Grand Prairie. | 8 p.m. Saturday, March 19

» More info in our listing

 

St. John Passion

Dallas Bach Society presents the Bach work at Church of the Incarnation, Dallas. | 7 p.m. Saturday, March 19

» More info in our listing

 

A Tribute to Marvin Hamlisch

Presented by Plano Symphony Orchestra at the Eisemann Center for the Performing Arts, Richardson. | 8 p.m. Saturday, March 19

» More info in our listing

 

Il Volo

The popera outfit performs at the Majestic Theatre, Dallas. | 8 p.m. Saturday, March 19

» More info

 

 

 SUNDAY, MARCH 20 

 

Vicente Amigo

The Allegro Guitar Series presents the guitarist at the Irving Arts Center. | 7:30 p.m. Sunday, March 20

» More info in our listing

 

I'm Still Your Mama

JF Bailey Productions presents this play about a single mother at the Eisemann Center for the Performing Arts, Richardson. | 3 and 7:30 p.m. Sunday, March 20

» More info in our listing

 

In the Words of a Sistah: I Am Here

Brenda Randall's annual showcase of women performers in poetry, dance and song, at the South Dallas Cultural Center. Performers include Anita Crethers, Barbara Audacity, Eden The Enchanted, Elle Davis, Emotion Brown, Jessica Velasquez, Jus Tay, with special guest Rage Almighty, music by Lyn Lyric, Dance by Day. | 5 p.m. Sunday, March 20

» More info in our listing

 

 MONDAY, MARCH 21 

 

Mama's Party

Amy Stevenson's cabaret series features Kelsey Leigh Ervi and Friends at Uptown Theater in Grand Prairie. | 7:30 p.m. Monday, March 21

» More info

 

Sandbox: A New Works Cabaret

It's the third edition of this event, which showcases musical theater talent and works in progress. Look for performances by Megan Kelly Bates, Olivia de Guzman Emile and others, plus composers Nick Martin, Patrick Emile, Adam C. Wright and Danny Anchondo. It's at Contemporary Theatre of Dallas. | 7:30 p.m. Monday, March 21

» More info in our listing

 

 

 TUESDAY, MARCH 22 

 

Godzilla Eats Las Vegas

Dallas Winds presents an evening of works by Grammy-winning choral composer Eric Whitacre at the Meyerson Symphony Center | 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 22

» More info in our listing

 

Women in Theatre Series

WaterTower Theatre hosts its second panel with women theatermakers, this time focusing on actors. Panelists include Pam Dougherty, Stephanie Cleghorn Jasso, Jenny Ledel, Denise Lee, Sarah Elizabeth Smith and Wendy Welch. The evening will be moderated by Dallas Observer Arts Editor Lauren Smart.

» More info in our listing

 

 

 WEDNESDAY, MARCH 23 

 

Tony Roberts

Performs at the Arlington Improv. | March 23-26

» More info

 

 

 EDITOR'S CHOICE 

Because Mark Lowry doesn't review a number of shows for either TheaterJones or the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, each week he'll mention something that he has seen (and possibly reviewed) that he highly recommends to you.

 

Photo: Karen Almond
All the Way at Dallas Theater Center

 

All the Way

Robert Schenkkan's Tony-winning play about the first year of Lyndon B. Johnson's presidency is astonishing in its similarities to today's politics. The art of compromise—why is that so tough for some people to understand? Presented by Dallas Theater Center, in a co-production with Houston's Alley Theatre, at the Wyly Theatre. | Through April 10

» Our TheaterJones review by Martha Heimberg

 

 

 ROAD TRIP! 

Each week we'll highlight at least one performance in a city outside of Dallas-Fort Worth that's 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: Brittany Strickland
Nick Cave's As Is in rehearsal at Shreveport Regional Arts Council

 

As Is

The Shreveport Regional Arts Council has been working for nearly a year with visual/performance artist and fashion designer Nick Cave on this original collaboration, which features performances by area dancers and musicians, with a special appearance by New Orleans' Queen of Bounce, Big Freedia, who's the voice you hear at the beginning of Beyonce's video for Formation. It's at Municipal Auditorium in downtown Shreveport. | 2:30 p.m. Sunday, March 20

» Read more about this in Mark Lowry's story in the Dallas Voice

» Visit the As Is website

 

 

 WEEKLY HAPPENINGS + 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

 

Mama's Party

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

» More info

 

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

 

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. | 8 p.m. every Tuesday at Buzzbrews Kitchen on Lemmon Avenue, Dallas.

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

 

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

 

 

LAST CHANCE 

 THESE PRODUCTIONS CLOSE THIS WEEKEND 

 

Big Fish: 12 Chairs Version

Presented by Artes de la Rosa at the Rose Marine Theater in Fort Worth. | Closes Sunday

» Our review

 

Little Shop of Horrors

Presented by Granbury Theatre Company at the Granbury Opera House. | Closes Sunday

» More info in our listing

 

Rocket Man

Steven Dietz's play presented by Rover Dramawerks in Plano. | Closes Saturday

» More info in our listing

 

Triangles

Presented by Pocket Sandwich Theatre, Dallas. | Closes Saturday

» Our review

 

 

LOOKING AHEAD

 UPCOMING PERFORMANCES AND EVENTS 

 

 THEATER 

  1. Pegasus Theatre presents The Frequency of Death! at the Bath House Cultural Center | March 25-April 4
  2. Jubilee Theatre revives God's Trombones | March 25-April 24
  3. DVA Productions presents Sheran Keyton and Liz Mikel in From the Mississippi Delta at the Fort Worth Community Arts Center's Sanders Theatre | March 25-April 2
  4. Disney's The Little Mermaid comes to Bass Performance Hall | March 29-April 3
  5. Echo Theatre presents the world premiere of Susan Felder's Temple Spirit at the Show Place Theatre in the Creative Arts Building in Fair Park | March 30-April 16
  6. Wordspace presents performance artist Karen Finley in The Jackie Look at the Kessler Theater | April 1
  7. Uptown Players presents The End of the Rainbow at Kalita Humphreys Theater | April 1-17
  8. Theatre Arlington presents The Mystery of Irma Vep | April 1-17
  9. Onstage in Bedford presents How the Other Half Loves at the Trinity Arts Theater, Bedford | April 1-17
  10. The Black Academy of Arts and Letters presents Mahalia: A Gospel Musical | April 1 & 2
  11. AT&T Performing Arts Center's Off-Broadway on Flora Series presents Dave Malloy's Ghost Quartet at LIFE in Deep Ellum | April 7-9
  12. Theatre Three presents the premiere of The Empress and the Pearl | April 7-May 1
  13. Amphibian Stage Productions presents I'll Eat You Last: A Conversation with Sue Mengers | April 7-May 1
  14. Soul Rep Theatre Company presents Topdog/Underdog at the South Dallas Cultural Center | April 8-17
  15. Teatro Dallas presents Feather and the Tempest | April 8-May 1
  16. Theatre Britain presents Perfect Wedding at the Cox Building Playhouse, Plano | April 8-May 1
  17. Stolen Shakespeare Guild presents Persuasion at the Fort Worth Community Arts Center, Sanders Theatre | April 8-24
  18. Undermain Theatre presents the world premiere of Len Jenkin's Jonah | April 13-May 7
  19. The one-man show Wiesenthal comes to the Eisemann Center for the Performing Arts, Richardson | April 14-17
  20. WaterTower Theatre presents The Big Meal | April 15-May 8
  21. Casa Mañana Children's Theater presents Seussical Jr. | April 15-May 8
  22. Second Thought Theatre presents The Great God Pan | April 20-May 14
  23. Dallas Theater Center presents David Lozano and Lee Trull's Deferred Action | April 20-May 15
  24. The tour of Wicked comes to Dallas Summer Musicals at the Music Hall at Fair Park | April 20-May 22
  25. Sundown Collaborative Theatre in Denton presents Jacob Monroe Hates Clowns | April 22-May 1

 

 DANCE 

  1. TITAS presents Cie Hervé Koubi at Dallas City Performance Hall | March 25-26
  2. Texas Ballet Theater presents Cinderella with Fort Worth Symphony at Bass Performance Hall | March 25-27
  3. Collage 2016: Denton Dance Festival is March 25-26 at the Campus Theatre, Denton | March 25-26
  4. Ballet Ensemble of Texas presents Coppelia at the Irving Arts Center | March 25-26
  5. Ballet Frontier of Texas presents Rodeo and Carnival of the Animals at Scott Theatre, Fort Worth | April 1-3
  6. SMU Meadows Dance Ensemble presents its Spring Concert at Owen Fine Arts Center | April 1-3
  7. Dallas Neo-Classical Ballet presents Masque of the Red Death at the Majestic Theatre | April 7
  8. LakeCities Ballet Theatre presents Cinderella at MCL Grand Theater, Lewisville | April 8-10
  9. Dallas Black Dance Theatre II presents Spring Fiesta at Dallas City Performance Hall | April 8-9
  10. Chamberlain Performing Arts presents Focal Pointe, featuring Bruce Wood Dance Project at the Eisemann Center for the Performing Arts, Richardson | April 9
  11. China Oriental Song and Dance Troupe comes to the Majestic Theatre | April 15
  12. TITAS presents Kidd Pivot at Dallas City Performance Hall | April 21-22
  13. Dark Circles Contemporary Dance presents The Rite of Spring at Texas Christian University Erma Lowe Hall Studio Theatre, Fort Worth | April 29-May 1
  14. Texas Ballet Theater presents First Looks at Dallas City Performance Hall | May 6-8
  15. TITAS presents the Command Performance Gala at Winspear Opera House, Dallas | May 7
  16. Avant Chamber Ballet presents Women's Choreography Concert at the Eisemann Center for the Performing Arts, Richardson | May 7-8
  17. Dallas Black Dance Theatre presents Spring Celebration at the Wyly Theatre | May 20-22
  18. Texas Ballet Theater presents First Looks at Bass Performance Hall | May 27-29
  19. Bruce Wood Dance Project presents SIX at Dallas City Performance Hall | June 17-18
  20. Ballet Concerto presents its Summer Dance Concert at Trinity Park Pavilion, Fort Worth | June 23-26

 

 CLASSICAL MUSIC + OPERA 

  1. Star Trek: The Ultimate Voyage concert comes to Verizon Theatre, Grand Prairie | March 24
  2. The Dallas Symphony presents Beethoven's Fifth at the Meyerson Symphony Center | March 24-26
  3. The Turtle Creek Chorale presents its Heroes concert at Dallas City Performance Hall | March 31-Aug. 2
  4. The Cliburn presents Timo Andres and Gabriel Kahane at the Live Oak Music Hall and Lounge | March 31
  5. The Dallas Symphony presents a concert of Act One from Wagner's Die Walküre at the Meyerson Symphony Center | April 1
  6. The Dallas Bach Society presents Handel's Acis & Galatea at Southern Methodist University's Caruth Auditorium | April 3
  7. Orpheus Chamber Singers and Houston's Ars Lyrica present Handel's Messiah at Dallas City Performance Hall | April 3
  8. The Lone Star Wind Orchestra presents "Dancing Through Time" at the Meyerson Symphony Center | April 3
  9. Dallas Chamber Music Society presents Minetti Quartett at SMU's Caruth Auditorium | April 4
  10. The Cliburn presents pianist Garrick Ohlsson at Bass Performance Hall | April 5
  11. Tenor Stephen Costello recreates Enrico Caruso's 1920 concert at Cowtown Coliseum, in Caruso in Cowtown, presented by Fort Worth Opera | April 7
  12. The Allegro Guitar Society presents Jason Vieaux at the Kimbell Art Museum and University Park United Methodist Church | April 7-8
  13. The Fort Worth Symphony presents Bugs Bunny at the Symphony at Bass Performance Hall | April 8-10
  14. The Irving Symphony presents Beethoven's Ninth at the Irving Arts Center | April 9
  15. The Dallas Opera presents Show Boat at the Winspear Opera House | April 15-May 1
  16. The Chamber Music Society of Fort Worth presents the Amelia Piano Trio at the Kimbell Art Museum | April 16
  17. The Plano Symphony Orchestra presents Beethoven's Symphony No. 9 at St. Andrew's United Methodist Church, Plano | April 16
  18. Dallas Chamber Symphony presents Sight of Sound International Muci & Film Event at City Performance Hall | April 19
  19. The Fort Worth Opera Festival presents the world premiere of JFK, plus The Barber of Seville and Buried Alive/Embedded at Bass Performance Hall and the Scott Theatre | April 23-May 8
  20. The Dallas Symphony presents the second Soluna International Arts & Music Festival: Myth and Legend at various locations | May 16-June 5

 

 COMEDY + SPOKEN WORD + CIRCUS ARTS + BURLESQUE + FILM FESTIVALS 

  1. Brent Morin comes to the Addison Improv | March 24-26
  2. John Heffron performs at the Addison Improv | March 24-26
  3. K104's Dede in the Morning April Fool's Comedy Jam with Corey Holcomb, Bill Bellamy and Michael Blackson is at Verizon Theatre, Grand Prairie | April 1
  4. DeRay Davis performs at the Arlington Improv | April 7-10
  5. Chingo Bling comes to the Addison Improv | April 13-14
  6. The Dallas International Film Festival is April 14-24
  7. Lavell Crawford comes to the Addison Improv | April 15-17
  8. David Cross comes to the Majestic Theatre | April 23
  9. Honest Jon performs at the Black Academy of Arts & Letters, Dallas | April 29-30
  10. Festival of Laughs with Mike Epps is at Verizon Theatre, Grand Prairie | May 7
  11. Chris Kattan comes to Hyena's Comedy Night Club Dallas | May 7-8
  12. Marlin Hill performs at the Black Academy of Arts & letters, Dallas | May 13-14
  13. Bobcat Goldthwait comes to Hyena's Comedy Night Club, Fort Worth | March 19-20
  14. Ryan Singer performs at Amphibian Stage Productions, Fort Worth | May 20-21
  15. Emily Maya Mills performs at Amphibian Stage Productions, Fort Worth | June 2-3
  16. Bill Bellamy comes to the Arlington Improv | June 9-11
  17. Jackie Kashian performs at Amphibian Stage Productions, Fort Worth | June 10-11

 

» 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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