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Places! April 7-13, 2016

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



published Thursday, April 7, 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: Dave Malloy's Ghost Quartet comes to LIFE in Deep Ellum on ATTPAC's Off-Broadway on Flora series, Teatro Dallas has a show about marginalization of an LGBTI character (focus on the "I"), Soul Rep Theatre does Topdog/Underdog, Theatre Three has a new show with Bessie Smith and Janis Joplin as characters, and Amphibian Stage Production has a conversation with Sue Mengers. Plus, there's lots of diverse dance, including Dallas Neo-Classical Ballet, Dallas Black Dance Theatre, Chamberlain Ballet, Bruce Wood Dance Project and, well, lots of folks at Dance Planet. 

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 APRIL 7  thru  WED APRIL 13 

Photo: Ryan Jensen
Ghost Quartet at LIFE in Deep Ellum

 

 1  Ghost Quartet

AT&T Performing Arts Center Off-Broadway on Flora Series | LIFE in Deep Ellum

Photo: Leticia Alaniz
Feather and the Tempest at Teatro Dallas

AT&T Performing Arts Center's Off-Broadway on Flora Series again proves it's a local performing arts series that you should be supporting if you're not already, especially those of you who complain there's not enough new stuff happening on local stages (you'd be wrong about that, though) and that we always get the same national tours (also not true). The series brings in this haunting show by Dave Malloy, who's been one of the folks challenging traditional musical theater performance (along with Lin-Manuel Miranda and others), with shows like Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet of 1812. | 8 p.m. Thursday and Friday, April 7 and 8; and 7 and 10 p.m. Saturday, April 9

» More info in our listing

» Our feature on Ghost Quartet with an interview with Dave Malloy

 

 2  Feather and the Tempest

Teatro Dallas

Teatro Dallas closes its 30th season with Argentinean writer Arístides Vargas work about a youngster (sometimes a boy, other times a girl), born in a hostile world. It's a parable about being misunderstood and marginalized by society. Talk about timely. Always. Directed by Cora Cardona. | April 8-May 1

» More info in our listing

 

 3  I'll Eat You Last: A Chat with Sue Mengers

Amphibian Stage Productions, Fort Worth

Amphibian Stage Productions presents the area premiere of John Logan's one-woman show told by Mengers, the infamous Hollywood press agent who spills the beans on famous folks, from Barbra Streisand to Ali MacGraw to Steve McQueen. When the show was on Broadway in 2013, Bette Midler starred. The 'Phibs production stars Broadway actress Karen Murphy, and is directed by Krista Scott. | April 7-May 1

» More info in our listing

 

Photo: Lanny Nagler
I'll Eat You Last: A Conversation with Sue Mengers at Amphibian Stage Productions

 

 4  The Empress and the Pearl

Theatre Three | Theatre Too!, Dallas

The full title of this original work by Dallas playwright diannetucker (it's been way too long, dianne!) is The Empress, The Lady and the Pearl, Part One: The Empress and the Pearl, which tells us that this series will, at some point, bring in "The Lady" (Billie Holiday?). But for now, the Empress is blues great Bessie Smith and the Pearl is Texan Janis Joplin, whose lives didn't overlap, but both have been major influences on American popular music. And Bessie had a profound influence on Janis. They're played by Denise Lee and Marisa Diotalevi. Directed by Bruce R. Coleman with musical direction by Geno Young. | Previews Thursday and Friday, April 7 and 8, opens Saturday April 9 and runs through May 1

» More info in our listing

 

Photo: Linda Harrison
The Empress and the Pearl at Theatre Three

 

 5  Topdog/Underdog

Soul Rep Theatre Company | South Dallas Cultural Center

Photo: Anyika McMillan
Topdog/Underdog at Soul Rep Theatre Company

Soul Rep Theatre Company closes its second season after returning on the scene last year with Suzan-Lori Park's Pulitzer Prize-winning Topdog/Underdog, about two brothers (named Lincoln and Booth) at odds. Starring Djore Nance and Brentom Jackson. Ed Smith directs. | April 8-17

» More info in our listing

 

 6  Caruso in Cowtown

Fort Worth Opera | Cowtown Coliseum

The Fort Worth Opera presents tenor Stephen Costello recreating the great tenor Enrico Caruso's 1920 concert at Cowtown Coliseum in the Fort Worth Stockyards. General admission tickets are available. | 8:15 p.m. Thursday, April 7

» More info in our listing

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

 

 7  Dance Planet

Dance Council of North Texas | Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts

The Dance Council of North Texas presents Dance Planet at Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts, which features performances all day by student and pre-professional dance groups. And there will be performances, workshops and talks by national professionals such as Christopher Vo and Teresa Espinosa. | Workshops and performances all day, beginning at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, April 9 and noon Sunday, April 10. Both days end at 5 p.m.

» More info in our listing

 

 8  Masque of the Red Death

Dallas Neo-Classical Ballet | Majestic Theatre, Dallas

Dallas Neo-Classical Ballet presents an original ballet based on Edgar Allan Poe's story. The performance is a collaboration with composer Jordan Kuspa, performed by SMU's new music ensemble, SYZYGY, led by Matt Albert and conductor Hannah Threlkeld. The choreographers are Jeff Gibbons and Gregory Ruppe. | 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 7

» More info in our listing

 

 9  Spring Fiesta

Dallas Black Dance Theatre II | Dallas City Performance Hall

Dallas Black Dance Theatre II, the second company of Dallas Black Dance Theatre, presents two evenings of works that include Country Blues by Edmond Giles, hymnal: deconstructed by Sidra Bell, Unsettled Thoughts by Richard A. Freeman-Carter. | 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, April 8-9

» More info in our listing

 

Photo: Robert Hart/TheaterJones
Christopher Vo

 

 10  Focal Pointe

Chamberlain Ballet | Eisemann Center for the Performing Arts

Chamberlain Performing Arts' annual gala performance features Valse Fantaisie, choreographed by George Balanchine, plus excerpts from Napoli, choreographed by August Bournonville. Bruce Wood Dance Project is the guest, performing No Sea to Sail In and Echoes of Enchantment. | 8 p.m. Saturday, April 9

» More info in our listing

Photo: GMD Three
Guitarist Jason Vieaux

 

 11  Jason Vieaux

Fort Worth Classic Guitar Society & Allegro Guitar Series | Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth & University Park United Methodist Church

The Allegro Guitar Society season closes with Grammy-winning guitarist Jason Vieaux performing works by Mauro Giulliani, Bach, Albéniz, Bellinati, Henze, Duke Ellington, Fernando Bustamante and Pat Metheny, Thursday at Kimbell Art Museum and Friday at University Park United Methodist Church | 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 7 and 8 p.m. Friday, April 8

» More info in our listing

 

 12  Cinderella

LakeCities Ballet Theatre | MCL Grand Theater, Lewisville

LakeCities Ballet Theatre presents Cinderella, set to the Prokofiev music and choreographed by Kelly Kilburn Lannin. | 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, April 8-9, and 2 p.m. Sunday, April 10

» More info in our listing

 

 

 MORE PERFORMANCES OPENING APRIL 7-13 

 

 THURSDAY, APRIL 7 

 

Dante

The comedian is at Hyena's Comedy Night Club Dallas. | April 7-9

» More info

 

DeRay Davis

The comic is at the Arlington Improv. | April 7-10

» More info

 

Adam Ferrara

The comedian is at the Addison Improv. | April 7-10

» More info

 

Photo: Adam Ferrera/Twitter
Comedian Adam Ferrara

Steve Hirst

The comedian is at Hyena's Comedy Night Club Plano. | April 7-9

» More info

 

L'incoronazione di Poppea (The Coronation of Poppea)

University of North Texas College of Music presents the Monteverdi opera at the Murchison Performing Arts Center, Dallas. | April 7-10

» More info in our listing

 

Steel Magnolias

Presented by Company of Rowlett Performers at the Plaza Theatre, Garland. | Aug. 7-17

» More info in our listing

 

John Tole

The comedian is at Hyena's Comedy Night Club Fort Worth. | April 7-9

» More info

 

 

 FRIDAY, APRIL 8 

 

Bugs Bunny at the Symphony

Presented by Fort Worth Symphony Pops at Bass Performance Hall. | 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday (April 8-10)

» More info in our listing

 

Dark Sisters

TCU Opera presents Nico Muhly and Stephen Karam's opera about a woman trying to escape an FLDS sect. David Gately directs. Will be preceded by Muhly's short opera Male Identity. |  3 and 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, April 8 and 9

» More info in our listing

 

Driving Miss Daisy

Presented by Theatre Coppell. | April 8-24

» More info in our listing

 

Fly Babies

WingSpan Theatre Company presents a staged reading of a new play by Rusty Harding, at the Bath House Cultural Center. | 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, April 8-9

» More info in our listing

Photo: Mark Trew
Perfect Wedding at Theatre Britain

 

Mary Poppins

Presented by Denton Community Theatre at the Campus Theatre. | April 8-17

» More info in our listing

 

Perfect Wedding

Theatre Britain presents Robin Hawdon's farce Perfect Wedding at the Cox Building Playhouse, Plano. | April 8-May 1

» More info in our listing

 

Persuasion

Stolen Shakespeare Guild presents Jon Jory's adaptation of the Jane Austen novel at the Fort Worth Community Arts Center, Sanders Theatre | April 8-24

» More info in our listing

 

Red Hot Patriot: The Kick-Ass Wit of Molly Ivins

Runway Theatre in Grapevine presents Red Hot Patriot: The Kick-Ass Wit of Molly Ivins. | April 8-16

» More info in our listing

 

Reefer Madness

The musical of the famous 1930's anti-marijuana propaganda film, presented by ArtCentre Theatre of Plano. | April 8-18

» More info in our listing


 

 SATURDAY, APRIL 9 

Orson Welles' Chimes at Midnight

 

Beethoven's Ninth Symphony

The Irving Symphony presents Beethoven's Ninth at the Irving Arts Center. | 8 p.m. Saturday, April 9

» More info in our listing

 

Chimes at Midnight

The Alamo Drafthouse's Shakespeare 400 Series presents Orson Welles' 1965 film about the character Falstaff. The series is co-presented with TheaterJones, Shakespeare Dallas and AT&T Performing Arts Center. | 4 p.m. Saturday, April 9 at Alamo Dallas

» More about this series

 

 

 SUNDAY, APRIL 10 

 

All American

An American program presented by North Texas Symphony Orchestra at Dallas City Performance Hall. | 3 p.m. Sunday, April 10

» More info in our listing

 

Cathedral Classics

Closing concert of the season for Schola Cantorum of Texas, Sunday at Arborlawn United Methodist Church in Fort Worth; and Monday at First United Methodist Church, Grapevine. | 3 p.m. Sunday, April 10; and 7:30 p.m. Monday, April 11

» More info in our listing

 

Don Quixote

Performed by the Bolshoi Ballet on movie theater screens around the Metroplex. | 11:55 a.m. Sunday, April 10; and 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 12

» More info in our listing

 

Texas Roundup

Voces Intimae presents art songs written by Texas composers, including TheaterJones' Chief Classical Music and Opera Critic, Gregory Sullivan Isaacs. At Zion Lutheran Church, Dallas. | 3 p.m. Sunday, April 10

» More info in our listing

 

 

 MONDAY, APRIL 11 

 

Baroque Brass

Texas Camerata closes its season with Baroque works for brass and percussion at Trinity Episcopal Church, Fort Worth. | 7 p.m. Monday, April 11

» More info in our listing

 

Live Theatre League of Tarrant County Awards

The group's annual awards honor theater folk in Fort Worth and Tarrant County, associated with the member theaters. This year's honorees include:

  • Brynn Bristol = Elston Brooks Lifetime Achievement
  • Mark Sanders = Anne L. Rhodes Philanthropic Individual
  • 5th Avenue = Foundation Philanthropic Organization
  • The Modern/Tina Gorski = Theatre Arts Advocate
  • Julia Worthington, Western Hills High School = Theatre Arts Educator
  • John Leach = Design & Technical Theatre
  • Sheran Keyton = Rudy Eastman Theatre Diversity
  • Nate Davis, Joshua Sherman and Winston Daniels = Bill Garber Young Theatre Artist

» More info here

 

Ran

The Alamo Drafthouse in Richardson screens Akira Kurosawa's brilliant, Oscar-nominated version of King Lear (1985) in the Shakespeare 400 Film Series, co-presented with TheaterJones, Shakespeare Dallas and AT&T Performing Arts Center. |  7 p.m. at the Alamo Draft House in Richardson

» More about this series

 

 

 

 TUESDAY, APRIL 12 

 

Carolyn Lee Jones: I'd Rather Lead a Band

Jazz singer Carolyn Lee Jones performs in Denise Lee's Cabaret Series at the Women's Museum at Fair Park. | 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 12

» More info in our listing

 

 

 WEDNESDAY, APRIL 13 

 

Jonah

Undermain Theatre presents the world premiere of Len Jenkins' play based on the biblical story of Jonah and the Whale. Because it previews in this cycle and opens next week, we'll have more on it in next week's Places! | Previews Wednesday, April 13 through April 15; opens April 16 and runs through May 7

» More info in our listing

 

Pulling Teeth

This month's edition of Oral Fixation (An Obsession with True Life Tales) features personal stories read by Stan Cobb, Poona Desai, Tracy Hawkins, Anna Lassiter, Peter Luby, Greg Silva and Yasmin Waring at Dallas City Performance Hall. | 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 13

» More info in our listing

 

Shakespeare's Romeo + Juliet

The Alamo Drafthouse's Shakespeare 400 Series presents Baz Luhrmann's 1996 film, starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Claire Danes. The series is co-presented with TheaterJones, Shakespeare Dallas and AT&T Performing Arts Center. | 9 p.m. Wednesday, April 13 at Alamo Dallas

» More about this series

 

 

 EDITOR'S CHOICE 

New to Places! 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: Jeffrey Schmidt
Temple Spirit at Echo Theatre

 

Temple Spirit

Review is coming on TheaterJones, but rest assured, this new play by Susan Felder will be one of your more memorable theater outings of the year. She weaves together several Japanese folktales to tell the story of a priest who wants to returned an ancient temple to the villagers. Visually stunning production. And it's at the Show Place Theater in the Creative Arts Building in Fair Park, which is a theater we don't see used until the State Fair is on. | Through April 17

» More info

 

 

 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.

 

'Night, Mother

Oklahoma City Repertory Theatre (City Rep) presents the Marsha Norman play, starring Dallas' Pam Dougherty and Kris Schinske, at the City Civic Music Hall's CitySpace Theater. | April 8-17

» 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
The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane at Dallas Children's Theater

 

 

Big Fish

Presented by Artisan Center Theater, Hurst. | Closes Saturday

» More info in our listing

 

Buyer and Cellar

The one-man comedy by Jonathan Tolins, presented in Stage West's Studio Theatre. | Closes Sunday

» Our review

 

Carrie: The Musical

Presented by Ohlook Performing Arts in Grapevine. | Closes Saturday

» More info in our listing

 

Dante: Purgatorio

Presented by MBS Productions at the Stone Cottage in Addison. | Closes Sunday

» More info in our listing

 

The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane

Based on the Kate DiCamillo book, presented by Dallas Children's Theater. | Closes Sunday

» Our review

» Our interview with Kate DiCamillo, author of the children's book

 

The Nether

The play by Jennifer Haley, presented by Stage West. | Closes Sunday

» Our review

 

The Realistic Joneses

The Will Eno drama, presented by WaterTower Theatre in its Discover Series. | Closes Sunday

» Our review

 

 

LOOKING AHEAD

 UPCOMING PERFORMANCES AND EVENTS 

 

 THEATER 

  1. Undermain Theatre presents the world premiere of Len Jenkin's Jonah | April 13-May 7
  2. The one-man show Wiesenthal comes to the Eisemann Center for the Performing Arts, Richardson | April 14-17
  3. The Firehouse Theatre presents [title of show] | April 14-May 1
  4. Dallas Children's Theater presents Balloonacy | April 15-May 1
  5. WaterTower Theatre presents The Big Meal | April 15-May 8
  6. Casa Mañana Children's Theater presents Seussical Jr. | April 15-May 8
  7. Second Thought Theatre presents The Great God Pan | April 20-May 14
  8. Dallas Theater Center presents David Lozano and Lee Trull's Deferred Action | April 20-May 15
  9. The tour of Wicked comes to Dallas Summer Musicals at the Music Hall at Fair Park | April 20-May 22
  10. Contemporary Theatre of Dallas presents The Road to Appomattox | April 22-May 15
  11. Sundown Collaborative Theatre in Denton presents Jacob Monroe Hates Clowns | April 22-May 1
  12. PrismCo presents Animal vs. Machine in the Green Warehouse in Trinity Groves | April 22-May 8
  13. Ohlook Performing Arts in Grapevine presents School of Rock - The Musical | April 22-May 1
  14. Pat Hazel's The Wonderbread Years comes to McDavid Studio next to Bass Hall | April 27-May 1
  15. Our Productions Theatre presents Every Princess Tale at the MCL Grand Theater, Lewisville | April 28-30
  16. Theatre Three presents Memphis | April 28-May 22
  17. Circle Theatre presents Under the Skin | April 28-May 21
  18. Dallas Children's Theater presents The BFG: Big Friendly Giant | April 29-May 15
  19. The Ochre House revives Morphing | April 20-May 21
  20. Uptown Players presents Broadway Our Way | May 5-8

 

 DANCE 

  1. China Oriental Song and Dance Troupe comes to the Majestic Theatre | April 15
  2. Plano Metropolitan Ballet presents the Plano Dance Festival at the Courtyard Theatre | April 16
  3. TITAS presents Kidd Pivot at Dallas City Performance Hall | April 21-22
  4. Beckles Dancing Company presents 21: Spring Concert at the South Dallas Cultural Center | April 22-23
  5. Dark Circles Contemporary Dance presents The Rite of Spring at Texas Christian University Erma Lowe Hall Studio Theatre, Fort Worth | April 29-May 1
  6. Contemporary Ballet Dallas presents "Springtime in Paris" at the Latino Cultural Center | April 29-30
  7. Anita N. Martinez Ballet Folklórico presents "Olinka/5 de Mayo" at Winspear Opera House | May 5
  8. Texas Ballet Theater presents First Looks at Dallas City Performance Hall | May 6-8
  9. TITAS presents the Command Performance Gala at Winspear Opera House, Dallas | May 7
  10. Avant Chamber Ballet presents Women's Choreography Concert at the Eisemann Center for the Performing Arts, Richardson | May 7-8
  11. Pedestrian Dance Movement presents "A Voice" at Bishop Lynch High School Auditorium | May 7-8
  12. Dallas Black Dance Theatre presents Spring Celebration at the Wyly Theatre | May 20-22
  13. Texas Ballet Theater presents First Looks at Bass Performance Hall | May 27-29
  14. Bruce Wood Dance Project presents SIX at Dallas City Performance Hall | June 17-18
  15. Ballet Concerto presents its Summer Dance Concert at Trinity Park Pavilion, Fort Worth | June 23-26

 

 CLASSICAL MUSIC + OPERA 

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

 

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

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