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<em>The End of the Rainbow</em>&nbsp;at Uptown Players

Places! March 31-April 6, 2016

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



published Thursday, March 31, 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: Turtle Creek Chorale honors heroes and Tyler Clementi, Judy returns to Uptown, Echo Theatre gets that Temple Spirit, there are several ways to celebrate the Shakespeare 400, and there's as much Handel as you can, you know, handle.

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 31  thru  WED APRIL 6 

 

Photo: Mike Morgan
Janelle Lutz and Alex Ross in The End of the Rainbow at Uptown Players

 

 1  Heroes

Turtle Creek Chorale | Dallas City Performance Hall

Tyler Clementi

This entry in Turtle Creek Chorale's season is major. In the first half, the group pays tribute to several organizations important to the LGBT community, including Bruce Wood Dance Project (which will also perform), Cathedral of Hope, DFW Federal Club, Jonathan's Place, Resource Center and Susan G. Komen. The second half of the concert features the area premiere of Tyler's Suite, a cycle of songs written in memory of Tyler Clementi, the Rutgers freshman who killed himself after his roommate webcammed him having intimate relations with another man, and then posted the video online. The suite includes compositions by Jake Heggie, Stephen Schwartz, Ann Hampton Callaway, Stephen Flaherty and others. | March 31-April 2

» More info in our listing

» Read our feature about the concert, and see the video we shot with Turtle Creek Chorale members talking about the effects of bullying

 

 2  The End of the Rainbow

Uptown Players | Kalita Humphreys Theater, Dallas

Uptown Players presents Peter Quilter's play about Judy Garland. That would be all you need to know, except that Judy will be played by the great Janelle Lutz, who assayed the gay icon in Uptown's production of The Boy From Oz in 2014. Oh, and Alexander Ross, who played Peter Allen in Oz is in Rainbow too, this time playing Mickey Deans. Lutz was great then, no reason to be this time will be any different. Cheryl Denson directs. | April 1-17

» More info in our listing

Photo: Ron Lasko
Karen Finley in The Jackie Look

 

 3  Temple Spirit

Echo Theatre | Creative Arts Building, Fair Park

Echo Theatre has the world premiere of Susan Felder's fantasy, which uses Japanese folktales to follow a story about a priest seeking to return a sacred Buddhist temple back to the people of his village. Directed by Jeffrey Schmidt, the cast is led by Anthony L. Ramirez, with some fantastic shadow puppetry and visual effects. It's performed in the Show Place Theatre in the Creative Arts Building in Fair Park, which is where you'd see puppet shows and other performances during the State Fair. Enter at Gate 3, right behind the Women's Museum. | March 31-April 16

» More info in our listing

 

 4  Wagner Die Walküre

Dallas Symphony Orchestra | Meyerson Symphony Center

The Dallas Symphony presents a concert of Act I from Wagner's Die Walküre at the Meyerson Symphony Center. Jaap Van Zweden conducts, and the featured vocalists are mezzo-soprano Michelle DeYoung, tenor Simon O'Neill and bass Kristinn Sigmundsson. | 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 1

» More info in our listing

 

 5  Karen Finley: The Jackie Look

WordSpace | The Kessler Theater

WordSpace presents NEA Four performance artist Karen Finley, whose latest performance is an exploration of American culture and women's issues in the guise of Jackie O. | 8 p.m. Friday, April 1

» More info in our listing

» Our interview with Finley

 

Photo: Eric Younkin
The Mystery of Irma Vep at Theatre Arlington

 6  The Mystery of Irma Vep

Theatre Arlington 

Theatre Arlington presents Charles Ludlam's uproarious comedy The Mystery of Irma Vep, in which two actors play multiple roles. And get this: The actors are B.J. Cleveland and Todd Hart, both former artistic directors at Theatre Arlington. Directed by David Wilson-Brown. | April 1-17

» More info in our listing

 

 7  Shakespeare 400 Film Series | Richard II

Alamo Drafthouse | Alamo Drafthouse (Dallas and Richardson)

Shakespeare Dallas | Wyly Theatre, Sixth Floor

April is finally here, and that means prepare thyself for more Shakespeare than usual, because this month marks the 400th anniversary of the Bard's death in 1616. There will be many Shakes happenings this month, including Shakespeare Dallas' Complete Works reading of Richard II (3 p.m. Sunday, April 3 and 7 p.m. Monday, April 4). Prior to the reading on Monday, there will be an in-depth look at the historical significance of Richard II, the context of the play in Shakespeare's time, and a behind the scenes look at the reading process.

Also this week kicks off of the Shakespeare 400 Film Series at the Alamo Drafthouse, co-presented with TheaterJones, Shakespeare Dallas and the AT&T Performing Arts Center. There will be 11 films of (or inspired by) Shakespeare's plays this month, starting with the 1948 Hamlet with Laurence Olivier at 4 p.m. Sunday, April 2 at Alamo Dallas; and then West Side Story (musical based on Romeo and Juliet) at 7 p.m. Monday, April 4 at the Alamo Richardson. The monthly schedule for the films is four classics at 4 p.m. on Saturdays (except April 23) and three films on Wednesday evenings (April 13, 20 and 27) at Alamo Dallas; and in Richardson, there will be four films on Monday evenings (times vary). The films include Orson Welles' Chimes at Midnight, Kenneth Branagh's Henry V, Baz Luhrmann's Romeo + Juliet, Akira Kurosawa's Ran (based on King Lear) and more.

» Here's more on the S400 Film Series

» The Alamo's Shakespeare 400 page is here

» More info in our listing for Richard II

 

 8  Minetti Quartett

Dallas Chamber Music Society | Southern Methodist University, Caruth Auditorium

Dallas Chamber Music Society presents the Austrian quartet in a program that features Haydn's String Quartet in B-flat major, Op.76, No.4, "Sunrise"; Zemlinsky's String Quartet No. 4 [Suite], Op. 25; and Beethoven's String Quartet in F major, Op.18, No. 1. | 7:30 p.m. Monday, April 4

» More info in our listing

 

Photo: Oliver Jiszda
The Minetti Quartett

 

 9  Acis & Galatea | Messiah

Dallas Bach Society | Southern Methodist University, Caruth Auditorium 

Orpheus Chamber Singers and Ars Lyrica | Dallas City Performance Hall

Did someone say Handel? You'll get a whole day of the Baroque master in two Dallas performances on Sunday. First, the Dallas Bach Society presents Handel's oratorio Acis & Galatea; and then Orpheus Chamber Singers with Houston's Ars Lyrica present Handel's Messiah. On the latter, hallelujah! A Messiah in the spring, rather than at Christmastime (our chief classical critic argues this is the better time to do the piece). And if you need more Handel, check out the listing below (under Saturday) for Windsong. | Acis and Galatea is 3 p.m. Sunday, April 3 at Caruth Auditorium; and Messiah is 6 p.m. Sunday, April 3 at Dlalas City Performance Hall

Mahalia Jackson

» More info in our listing for Acis & Galatea

» More info in our listing for Messiah


 10  Garrick Ohlsson

The Cliburn | Bass Performance Hall, Fort Worth

The 1970 Chopin Competition winner returns to Fort Worth to close out the Cliburn Concerts season. The program includes Beethoven, Schubert and, of course, Chopin.| 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 5

» More info in our listing

 

 11  Mahalia: The Gospel Voice, A Musical

The Black Academy of Arts & Letters | Clarence Muse Cafe Theatre 

Andrea Wallace plays gospel great Mahalia Jackson in this production from The Black Academy of Arts and Letters, directed by Curtis King. | 8:15 p.m. Friday, April 1; 3 and 8:15 p.m. Saturday, April 2

» More info in our listing

 

 12  John Aceman: Secret Agent - The Legend of Pussyface, the Musical

House Party Theatre | The Curtain Club

We had to get this one in here, for the title alone. Plus, the last House Party original musical we saw (Frosty: Songs of Redemption) was three things we love: original, witty and irreverent. You can guess the content by the title. And the group's love of nontraditional theater spaces continues; this one's at the Curtain Club in Deep Ellum. Beware, as this weekend is the Deep Ellum Arts Festival, parking will be a beyotch. Take the train. | 10 p.m. Saturday, April 2

» More info in our listing

 

 

 MORE PERFORMANCES OPENING MARCH 31-APRIL 6 

 

 THURSDAY, MARCH 31 

 

Timo Andres + Gabriel Kahane

The Cliburn presents Timo Andres and Gabriel Kahane at the Live Oak Music Hall and Lounge in Fort Worth | 8 p.m. Thursday, March 31

» More info in our listing

Photo: Carol M. Rice
When Did You Last See Your Trousers? at Rover Dramawerks

 

Ben Creed

The comic performs at Hyena's Comedy Night Club Dallas. | March 31-April 2

» More info

 

Kevin Farley

The comic performs at Hyena's Comedy Night Club Plano. | March 31-April 2

» More info

 

I Believe in...Paradisum

Presented by Arlington Master Chorale at Trinity United Methodist Church, Arlington. | 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 31 and Friday, April 1

» More info in our listing

 

Matt Sadler

The comic performs at Hyena's Comedy Night Club Fort Worth. | March 31-April 2

» More info

 

Spring Dance Concert

SMU Meadows Dance Ensemble presents its Spring Concert at Owen Fine Arts Center. Featuring Stravinsky’s The Firebird by choreographers Claudia Lavista and Victor Manuel Ruiz, artistic directors of Delfos Danza Contemporanea in Mazatlán, Mexico, plus Martha Graham’s 1944 masterpiece Appalachian Spring, set to Aaron Copland’s original score, and Tchaikovsky’s Pas de Deux by George Balanchine. | March 31-April 3

» More info in our listing

 

When Did You Last See Your Trousers?

Rover Dramawerks in Plano presents the comedy When Did You Last See You Trousers?, directed by Andi Allen. | March 31-April 23

» More info in our listing

 

 

 FRIDAY, APRIL 1 

 

Carrie the Musical

Ohlook Performing Arts in Grapevine revives the bloody musical based on the Stephen King novel. | April 1-10

» More info in our listing

 

Glengarry Glen Ross

Denton Community Theater presents the David Mamet play in its studio series, at the PointBank Black Box Theatre. | April 1-3

» More info in our listing

Photo: Anthony Crowley
Ballet Frontier presents Rodeo

 

How the Other Half Loves

Onstage in Bedford presents the Alan Ayckbourn comedy at the Trinity Arts Theater, Bedford | April 1-17

» More info in our listing

 

The Importance of Being Earnest

The Oscar Wilde classic presented by Sherman Community Players at the Finley Theater in Sherman. | April 1-17

» More info in our listing

 

The Laugh Supper Presents: It's April, Fools

The improv troupe performs at Pocket Sandwich Theatre in the late night slot at 11:15 p.m. | April 1 and 2

» More info in our listing

 

The Marvelous Wondrettes

The nostalgic revue presented by Granbury Theatre Company at Granbury Opera House. | April 1-May 1

» More info in our listing

 

The Miracle Worker

Presented by Artisan Center Theater in Hurst, and in the same week that Patty Duke, who originated the role of Helen Keller on Broadway and then won an Oscar for that role on film, died. | April 1-30

» More info in our listing

 

Chris Porter

The comic performs at the Addison Improv. | April 1-3

» More info

 

Rodeo/Carnival of the Animals

Ballet Frontier of Texas presents Rodeo and Carnival of the Animals at the Fort Worth Community Arts Center, Scott Theatre. | 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 1

» More info in our listing

 

Alex Thomas

The comic performs at the Arlington Improv. | April 1-3

» More info

 

 

 SATURDAY, APRIL 2 

 

All About that Bass

Richardson Symphony Orchestra features double bass player Jeff Bradelich, and a program of Haydn, Beethoven and Andres Martin, at the Eisemann Center for the Performing Arts. | 8 p.m. Saturday, April 2

» More info in our listing

 

Herb Alpert and Lani Hall

The jazz legend and his wife, a terrific jazz vocalist, perform at the Majestic Theatre in Dallas. | 8 p.m. Saturday, April 2

» Our interview with Alpert


Growin' Up, Dreamin' Big

Presented by Mesquite Symphony at the Mesquite Arts Center. | 8 p.m. Saturday, April 2

» More info in our listing

 

Madama Butterfly

The Metropolitan Opera's HD broadcast of the Puccini favorite, at various movie theaters. | 11:55 a.m. Saturday, April 2 and 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 6

» More info in our listing

 

Windsong

The Fine Arts Chamber Players' Brancroft Family Concerts series presents the ensemble Windsong (soprano Haley Sicking, clarinetist Robin Korevaar, and pianist Jonathan Tsay) in a program that includes works by Arnold Cooke, Ralph Vaughan Williams, Gounod, Giacomo Puccini, Handel and an excerpt from Gustav Mahler’s Symphony No. 4. | 3 p.m. Saturday, April 2

» More info in our listing

 

 

 SUNDAY, APRIL 3 

 

Dancing Through Time

The Lone Star Wind Orchestra presents a program of music by Marquez, Grantham, Corigliano, Sousa and others at the Meyerson Symphony Center | 2:30 p.m. Sunday, April 3

» More info in our listing

 

Northern Lights

New Philharmonic of Irving presents a program of Rimsky-Korsakov, Glazunov, Sibelius, and featuring soloist Donald Fabian. | 3:30 p.m. Sunday, April 3

» More info in our listing

 

 

 MONDAY, APRIL 4 

 

Sister

The Dallas Theater Center Guild presents a reading of this play by Glenn Allen Smith, which was presented in DTC's 1962-'63 season. It's about a woman evangelist in the 1930's in Los Angeles. | 7 p.m. Monday, April 4

» More info in our listing

 

 

 TUESDAY, APRIL 5 

 

PHAT Tuesday Showcase

Comedian Nanette Lee is bringing back the longtime running Dallas comedy show, which involves national and local comedians and some surprises. Karaoke starts early at 7:30 p.m. and the shots will begin to be poured when the doors open at 6 p.m. At the Addison Improv. | 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 5

» More info

 

 

 EDITOR'S CHOICE 

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

Photo: Buddy Myers
The Nether at Stage West

 

The Nether

Stage West has the area premiere of Jennifer Haley's not-so-futuristic play about an investigation into an Internet (now called the Nether) virtual reality room with some nefarious goings on. Directed by Garret Storms and featuring a fantastic cast, the production looks great and will have you thinking (and maybe creeped out) for weeks to come. | Through April 10

» Jan Farrington's review for TheaterJones

 

 

 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. (This week we couldn't decide between two great happenings in Austin.)

 

 

 

Ann

Holland Taylor reprises her role as the great Texas governor Ann Richards in this one-woman show, which Taylor also wrote, at Austin's Zach Theatre. See video interview with Taylor above. | April 6-May 15

» More info

 

Fusebox Festival 2016

An interesting festival of performing and visual arts in various spaces in Austin, including performances by Rude Mechs and Mark Mothersbaugh of Devo fame, and much more. | April 6-10

» More info

 

 

 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 

Photo: Karen Almond
All the Way at Dallas Theater Center

 

All the Way

The Robert Schenkkan Tony-winning play, co-presented by Dallas Theater Center and Houston's Alley Theatre at the AT&T Performing Arts Center, Wyly Theatre. | Closes Sunday

» Our review

» Our interview with Brandon Potter, who plays LBJ

 

Disney's The Little Mermaid

The national tour wraps up its time at Bass Performance Hall in Fort Worth. | Closes Sunday

» Our review (from the stop at Dallas Summer Musicals)

 

The Dixie Swim Club

Presented by Richardson Theatre Centre. | Closes Sunday

» More info in our listing

 

The Frequency of Death

Presented by Pegasus Theatre at the Bath House Cultural Center, in RadioVizion! | Closes Sunday (there's also a Monday performance at the Eisemann Center in Richardson)

» More info in our listing

 

From the Mississippi Delta

Featuring Sheran Keyton Goodspeed and Liz Mikel, by DVA Productions at the Fort Worth Community Arts Center, Sanders Theatre. | Closes Sunday

» More info in our listing

 

Light Up the Sky

The Moss Hart classic presented by Theatre Three. | Through Sunday

» Our review

 

Love Letters

Featuring Ali MacGraw and Ryan O'Neal at the AT&T Performing Arts Center, Winspear Opera House. | Closes Sunday

» Our review

 

Nana's Naughty Knickers

Presented by Runway Theatre, Grapevine. | Closes Sunday

» More info in our listing

 

Oleanna

Presented by Theatre Rapscallions at the Core Theatre, Richardson. | Closes Saturday

» More info in our listing

 

The Outgoing Tide

Presented by One Thirty Productions at the Bath House Cultural Center. | Closes Saturday

» Our review

 

The Three Little Pigs

Presented by Casa Mañana Children's Theatre in Fort Worth. | Closes Sunday

» Our review

 

Who's Tony?

A revue presented by Jackson's Theatre & Dance Company, Richardson. | Closes Sunday

» More info in our listing

 

 

LOOKING AHEAD

 UPCOMING PERFORMANCES AND EVENTS 

 

 THEATER 

  1. 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
  2. Theatre Three presents the premiere of The Empress and the Pearl | April 7-May 1
  3. Amphibian Stage Productions presents I'll Eat You Last: A Conversation with Sue Mengers | April 7-May 1
  4. Soul Rep Theatre Company presents Topdog/Underdog at the South Dallas Cultural Center | April 8-17
  5. Teatro Dallas presents Feather and the Tempest | April 8-May 1
  6. Runway Theatre presents Red Hot Patriot: The Kick-Ass Wit of Molly Ivins | April 8-16
  7. Theatre Britain presents Perfect Wedding at the Cox Building Playhouse, Plano | April 8-May 1
  8. Stolen Shakespeare Guild presents Persuasion at the Fort Worth Community Arts Center, Sanders Theatre | April 8-24
  9. Undermain Theatre presents the world premiere of Len Jenkin's Jonah | April 13-May 7
  10. The one-man show Wiesenthal comes to the Eisemann Center for the Performing Arts, Richardson | April 14-17
  11. The Firehouse Theatre presents [title of show] | April 14-May 1
  12. WaterTower Theatre presents The Big Meal | April 15-May 8
  13. Casa Mañana Children's Theater presents Seussical Jr. | April 15-May 8
  14. Second Thought Theatre presents The Great God Pan | April 20-May 14
  15. Dallas Theater Center presents David Lozano and Lee Trull's Deferred Action | April 20-May 15
  16. The tour of Wicked comes to Dallas Summer Musicals at the Music Hall at Fair Park | April 20-May 22
  17. Sundown Collaborative Theatre in Denton presents Jacob Monroe Hates Clowns | April 22-May 1
  18. PrismCo presents Animal vs. Machine in the Green Warehouse in Trinity Groves | April 22-May 8
  19. Ohlook Performing Arts in Grapevine presents School of Rock - The Musical | April 22-May 1
  20. Our Productions Theatre presents Every Princess Tale at the MCL Grand Theater, Lewisville | April 28-30

 

 DANCE 

  1. Dallas Neo-Classical Ballet presents Masque of the Red Death at the Majestic Theatre | April 7
  2. LakeCities Ballet Theatre presents Cinderella at MCL Grand Theater, Lewisville | April 8-10
  3. Dallas Black Dance Theatre II presents Spring Fiesta at Dallas City Performance Hall | April 8-9
  4. Chamberlain Performing Arts presents Focal Pointe, featuring Bruce Wood Dance Project at the Eisemann Center for the Performing Arts, Richardson | April 9
  5. The Dance Council of North Texas presents Dance Planet at Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts | April 9-10
  6. China Oriental Song and Dance Troupe comes to the Majestic Theatre | April 15
  7. Plano Metropolitan Ballet presents the Plano Dance Festival at the Courtyard Theatre | April 16
  8. TITAS presents Kidd Pivot at Dallas City Performance Hall | April 21-22
  9. Beckles Dancing Company presents 21: Spring Concert at the South Dallas Cultural Center | April 22-23
  10. Dark Circles Contemporary Dance presents The Rite of Spring at Texas Christian University Erma Lowe Hall Studio Theatre, Fort Worth | April 29-May 1
  11. Contemporary Ballet Dallas presents "Springtime in Paris" at the Latino Cultural Center | April 29-30
  12. Texas Ballet Theater presents First Looks at Dallas City Performance Hall | May 6-8
  13. TITAS presents the Command Performance Gala at Winspear Opera House, Dallas | May 7
  14. Avant Chamber Ballet presents Women's Choreography Concert at the Eisemann Center for the Performing Arts, Richardson | May 7-8
  15. Pedestrian Dance Movement presents "A Voice" at Bishop Lynch High School Auditorium | May 7-8
  16. Dallas Black Dance Theatre presents Spring Celebration at the Wyly Theatre | May 20-22
  17. Texas Ballet Theater presents First Looks at Bass Performance Hall | May 27-29
  18. Bruce Wood Dance Project presents SIX at Dallas City Performance Hall | June 17-18
  19. Ballet Concerto presents its Summer Dance Concert at Trinity Park Pavilion, Fort Worth | June 23-26

 

 CLASSICAL MUSIC + OPERA 

  1. Tenor Stephen Costello recreates Enrico Caruso's 1920 concert at Cowtown Coliseum, in Caruso in Cowtown, presented by Fort Worth Opera | April 7
  2. The Allegro Guitar Society presents Jason Vieaux at the Kimbell Art Museum and University Park United Methodist Church | April 7-8
  3. The Fort Worth Symphony presents Bugs Bunny at the Symphony at Bass Performance Hall | April 8-10
  4. The Irving Symphony presents Beethoven's Ninth at the Irving Arts Center | April 9
  5. The Dallas Opera presents Show Boat at the Winspear Opera House | April 15-May 1
  6. The Chamber Music Society of Fort Worth presents the Amelia Piano Trio at the Kimbell Art Museum | April 16
  7. The Plano Symphony Orchestra presents Beethoven's Symphony No. 9 at St. Andrew's United Methodist Church, Plano | April 16
  8. Dallas Chamber Symphony presents Sight of Sound International Muci & Film Event at City Performance Hall | April 19
  9. 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
  10. The Dallas Opera Orchestra performs at the Winspear Opera House | April 24
  11. The Dallas Symphony presents the second Soluna International Arts & Music Festival: Myth and Legend at various locations | May 16-June 5
  12. Itzhak Perlman and Emanuel Ax play at the Winspear Opera House | May 19
  13. The PianoTexas International Academy and Festival is at Texas Christian University | June 2-26
  14. The Lev Aronson Legacy Cello Festival is at Southern Methodist University | June 9-14
  15. The Seventh Van Cliburn International Amateur Piano Competition is at Cliburn Hall, next to Bass Performance Hall in Fort Worth | June 19-25
  16. The Mimir Chamber Music Festival is at Texas Christian University | June 27-July 8 

 

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

  1. DeRay Davis performs at the Arlington Improv | April 7-10
  2. Chingo Bling comes to the Addison Improv | April 13-14
  3. The Dallas International Film Festival is April 14-24
  4. Lavell Crawford comes to the Addison Improv | April 15-17
  5. David Cross comes to the Majestic Theatre | April 23
  6. David Sedaris is at Dallas City Performance Hall | April 27-29
  7. Honest Jon performs at the Black Academy of Arts & Letters, Dallas | April 29-30
  8. Steven Dubner and Faith Salie opens AT&T Performing Arts Center's #hearhere series at the Winspear Opera House | May 4
  9. Festival of Laughs with Mike Epps is at Verizon Theatre, Grand Prairie | May 7
  10. Chris Kattan comes to Hyena's Comedy Night Club Dallas | May 7-8
  11. Marlin Hill performs at the Black Academy of Arts & letters, Dallas | May 13-14
  12. Bobcat Goldthwait comes to Hyena's Comedy Night Club, Fort Worth | March 19-20
  13. Ryan Singer performs at Amphibian Stage Productions, Fort Worth | May 20-21
  14. Emily Maya Mills performs at Amphibian Stage Productions, Fort Worth | June 2-3
  15. Bill Bellamy comes to the Arlington Improv | June 9-11
  16. Jackie Kashian performs at Amphibian Stage Productions, Fort Worth | June 10-11
  17. Matt Groening and Lynda Barry appear in AT&T Performing Arts Center's #hearhere series at the Winspear Opera House | June 29
  18. Miranda July's Lost Child is at AT&T Performing Arts Center's #hearhere series at the Winspear Opera House | July 8
  19. "Weird Al" Yankovic comes to Winspear Opera House | July 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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