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Abby Mueller is Carole King in <em>Beautiful</em>

Places! June 2-8, 2016

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



published Thursday, June 2, 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: Festival alert! The Dallas Solo Fest, which has grown into an important event, is back for the third year at the Margo Jones Theatre. In music, Fort Worth's PianoTexas Festival and Concerts in the Garden kick up, while the Dallas Symphony's Soluna Festival closes. Other big names this week: Carole King, Hunter Foster, Terrence McNally, John Patrick Shanley, Davide Cabassi, Louis Lortie, and Fort Worth's Hip Pocket Theatre, which opens its 40th—yes, that's right—season. Notice the King Arthur theme this week, too.

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 JUNE 2  thru  WED JUNE 8 

Photo: Erik Carter
Brigham Mosley performs Scarlett O'Hara and the War on Tara at the third annual Dallas Solo Fest

 

 1  Dallas Solo Fest

Audacity Theatre Lab | Margo Jones Theatre

This marks the third year for Brad McEntire and his Audacity Theatre Lab to put together a two-week festival featuring eight solo performers from across DFW, Texas and the country, using his connections from years of traveling his own work to fringe festivals.

This event is becoming pretty damn important, one of the few theaters/events that can scooch Dallas into the national theater conversation—and let's be honest, although we have more of those opportunities than we did even five years ago, it's still not where it should be for a city and metropolitan area this large. With WaterTower Theatre's Out of the Loop Fringe Festival on hiatus next year (and its future hinging on leadership changes), and considering that the Festival of Independent Theatres is hyper-local, Dallas Solo Fest is our only theater festival connecting communities and performers around the country. And McEntire is doing it on the shoestringiest of budgets.

<soapbox>If you consider yourself a patron of local theater and you're not making some effort to support events like this (provided you have time in your schedule and money in the pocketbook), then you're helping Dallas/Fort Worth stay mired in the provincial.</soapbox>

Make tracks to Margo Jones Theatre this weekend and next, even in the rain, for something that's truly significant. Will you love everything you see? Probably not. But you will love or at least enjoy—and possibly learnsomething. And that's what theater and arts festivals are all about.

» Here's a list of the interviews with the five performers who open their shows this weekend, in order of first performance. The link on each name goes to our interview with the performer:

» Our special section for Dallas Solo Fest, which has schedules, info on workshops, interviews and reviews, and will be growing over the coming week.

 

Photo: Joan Marcus
Abby Mueller is Carole King in Beautiful

 

 2  Beautiful: The Carole King Musical

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

Even if you don't think you know the music of iconic American songwriter Carole King, or if you don't like her recordings (in which case, what's wrong with you?), trust us, some artist you know and love has recorded her songs, including the Chiffons, Aretha Franklin, the Beatles, the Monkees, James Taylor and Kylie Minogue. This musical, which falls under the category of "jukebox" and "bio-musical," similar to Jersey Boys, tells the story of one of the first successful woman songwriters in pop music, and is filled with memories and music. Jessie Mueller, who won the Tony Award for the role, is now in Waitress on Broadway; and in this tour, Jessie's sister Abby plays Carole. Marc Bruni directs. | June 7-19

Photo: Robert Bourdage
Mr. Weaver's Backyard Circus... at Hip Pocket Theatre

» More info in our listing

» Look for an interview with director Marc Bruni coming on TheaterJones


 3 
 Mr. Weaver's Backyard Circus Presents "A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court" 

Hip Pocket Theatre | Silver Creek Amphitheatre, Fort Worth

If you haven't experienced the Hip Pocket magic, well, you've had three decades to do so. It's easily the most unique theater in North Texas, and as an outdoor, in-the-boonies theater that is heavy on commedia dell'arte and physical theater, it's pretty unique on the national scene. Over the years, folks like iconoclast cartoonist Robert Crumb, Chilean playwright Ariel Dorfman, inventive puppeteer Basil Twist and TV actor Charlie Baker (Skinny Pete on Breaking Bad) have worked/performed at Hip Pocket, to name a few. The 40th season opens with a reworking of Johnny Simons' ode to Mark Twain's A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court. The previous productions of this have been done as if by a commedia troupe, but now it's performed by a circus outfit. Forty years makes Hip Pocket the second-oldest continually running theater in Cowtown (after Casa Mañana), and only Dallas Summer Musicals, Dallas Theater Center, Theatre Three and one or two suburban community theaters are older. Watch the rain as it will dictate the performances. | June 3-26

» More info in our listing

» Our announcement of Hip Pocket's 40th season, which has some exciting stuff coming up

 

 4  Monty Python's Spamalot

Casa Mañana, Fort Worth

This musical, lovingly ripped off of the cult movie Monty Python and the Holy Grail, is one of a number of musicals in this millennium that have paid homage to (or poked fun at) musicals, the art form itself and/or the business of show. We're thinking of The Producers, Urinetown, The Book of Mormon, The Drowsy Chaperone and Something Rotten, to name a few. But Spamalot has that iconic Python material, too. So it's even funnier. Hunter Foster, who became a Broadway star as Bobby in Urinetown, directs; the cast features Foster's Urinetown costar Jeff McCarthy as King Arthur and Julia Murney (Wicked) as the Lady of the Lake. | June 4-12

» More info in our listing

» Our interview with Hunter Foster

» Mark Lowry's story on Hunter Foster in the Star-Telegram

 

Photo: Samuel Rushen
Jeff McCarthy and Robb Sapp in Monty Python's Spamalot at Casa Mañana

 

 5  Outside Mullingar

WaterTower Theatre | Addison Theatre Center

René Moreno directs the regional premiere of John Patrick Shanley's play about two introverted misfits in rural Ireland, played by Jeremy Schwartz and Jessica Cavanagh. John Davies and Gail Cronauer co-star. That's what you call a feckin' awesome cast. | Previews June 3-5; opens June 6 and runs through June 26

» More info in our listing

 

Photo: Mike Morgan
Mothers and Sons at Uptown Players

 

 6  Mothers and Sons

Uptown Players | Kalita Humphreys Theater

Terrence McNally, a Texas native who became one of America's best known contemporary playwrights and librettists, has been big in North Texas in the past year. The Dallas Opera presented the world premiere of Great Scott, with music by Jake Heggie and book by McNally; and a tour of Ragtime, for which McNally wrote the book, is currently at Dallas Summer Musicals. And last year, Uptown Players did the musical Catch Me If You Can, which, you guessed it, has a book by McNally. Uptown goes all-in with McNally this summer with two plays by him, newer and older. First up is his 2014 drama Mothers and Sons, about a mother who visits her late son's partner, and his new lover and their child. Bruce R. Coleman directs, and it stars Marjorie Hayes, Gregory Lush, Kevin Moore and Alex Prejean. Following Mothers is McNally's 1982 comedy It's Only a Play (July 15-31), which had a 2014 Broadway revival starring Nathan Lane. So, naturally, B.J. Cleveland will play that role at Uptown. After all, Lane is New York's B.J. Cleveland. | Mothers and Sons runs June 3-19

Photo: Twitter
Dick Gregory

» More info in our listing

 

 7  Dick Gregory

Addison Improv

There's a John Legend-produced off-Broadway play about comedy and Civil Rights legend Dick Gregory called Turn Me Loose (running through July) and reportedly a documentary about him due in 2017. But you can see the man himself as he returns to North Texas on his current tour, with two nights at the Addison Improv. | 8 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, June 7-8

» More info

 

 8  PianoTexas: International Academy & Festival 

PianoTexas: International Academy & Festival | Texas Christian University

The PianoTexas International Academy and Festival is back for a summer of concerts by students and distinguished artists at Texas Christian University. There are some major names this year, including Davide Cabassi, Vadym Kholodenko (his first local concert since the tragic loss of his children and wife this year), Joaquín Achúcarro, Barry Douglas, the Atkins Quartet and Joseph Kalichstein. This week's concerts are below: | The festival runs June 2-26

  • Davide Cabassi: 7:30 p.m. Saturday, June 4
  • Vadym Kholodenko: 7:30 p.m. Sunday, June 5

» More info

Photo: The Cliburn
Vadym Kholodenko

 

 9  Soluna: International Music & Arts Festival

Dallas Symphony Orchestra | Meyerson Symphony Center and various venues

The Dallas Symphony's growing festival wraps up this week with two different performances by visual/performance artist Mai-Thu Perret at the Nasher Sculpture Center (8:30 p.m. Thursday, June 2; and 2 p.m. Saturday, June 4) and the Dallas Symphony performing Saint-Saëns' Symphony No. 3 at the Meyerson Symphony Center, featuring pianist Louis Lortie and organist Stefan Engels. The program also features the world premiere of Conrad Tao's Alice, plus Saint-Saëns' Piano Concerto No. 5, "Egyptian." | The DSO's Meyerson show is 7:30 p.m. June 3 and 4, and 2:30 p.m. June 5

» More info in our listing for Soluna

 

 10  Elledanceworks 19

Elledanceworks | John Anthony Theatre, Collin College, Plano

Elledanceworks, one of the area's longest-running modern dance companies, presents its 19th annual concert. This one features works by members Delanie Bitler, Melissa Bjork, Tamara Coalson, Amy Dillard, Amanda Hunt, and Melissa Johnson; plus premieres by Artistic Directors Ronelle Eddings and Michele Hanlon. Works range from the light-hearted Biscuits by Coalson and darkly comedic Surprise By Bitler, to A Thread May Break by Johnson, which explores the psychology of burden. There will be a guest performance by Collin Dance Ensemble. | 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, June 3-4

» More info in our listing

 

Photo: Mohammad Dezfuli
Elledanceworks

 

 11  Finding Myself in Bed

Proper Hijinx Productions | Contemporary Theatre of Dallas, basement space

Proper Hijinx presents its third production in about a year, and its first original show, with Artistic Director Stefany Cambra's Finding Myself in Bed, which takes on slut-shaming. | Previews June 2, runs June 3-12

» More info in our listing

» Our Work in Progress interview with Stefany Cambra

 

Photo: George Wada
Finding Myself in Bed at Propjer Hijinx Productions

 

 12  Emily Maya Mills

Amphibian Stage Productions, Fort Worth

Amphibian Stage Productions' stand-up comic series continues with Emily Maya Mills, a veteran of Upright Citizens Brigade and whose TV cameos include Parks and Recreation and Key and Peele. She also has a solo show called God Hates Figs. Maybe she'll get figgy with the frogs in Fort Worth. | 8 p.m. Thursday, June 2 and Friday, June 3

» More info in our listing

 

 

 MORE PERFORMANCES OPENING JUNE 2-8 

 

 THURSDAY, JUNE 2 

 

Jokin' and Smokin' featuring Bryson Beason

The comedian is at the Arlington Improv.  | 8 p.m. June 2

» More info

 

Carl LaBove

The comedian is at Hyena's Comedy Night Club Fort Worth. | June 2-4

» More info

 

April Macie

The comedian is at Hyena's Comedy Night Club Plano. |  June 2-4

» More info

 

Matt Sadler

The comedian is at Hyena's Comedy Night Club Dallas. | June 2-4

» More info

 

Aries Spears

The comedian is at the Addison Improv. | June 2-5

» More info

 

 

 FRIDAY, JUNE 3 

Photo: Lark Wallis Johnston
Atwater: Fixin' to Die at Drag Strip Courage

 

Annie Get Your Gun

Presented by Sherman Community Players. | June 3-26

» More info in our listing

 

Atwater: Fixin' to Die

Drag Strip Courage presents Robert Myers' play about Lee Atwater, who was George H.W. Bush's political advisor. Directed by Nicholas Zebrun, it stars Seth Johnston as Atwater, and runs at Arts Fifth Avenue. | June 3-12

» More info in our listing

 

Concerts in the Garden

The Fort Worth Symphony presents its annual Concerts in the Garden at the Fort Worth Botanic Garden. See schedule of this week's events below. | June 3-July 4

  • Preservation Hall Jazz Band | 8:15 p.m. Friday, June 3
  • Magical Mystery Tour, Beatles tribute | 8:15 p.m. Saturday, June 4
  • Gershwin in the Garden, conducted by Jeff Tyzik | 8:15 p.m. Sunday, June 5

» More info

 

Earthquake

The comedian is at the Arlington Improv.  | June 3-4

» More info

 

The Fantasticks

The Firehouse Theatre in Farmer's Branch presents Jones and Schmidt's beloved musical The Fantasticks. | Previews June 2, runs June 3-19

» More info in our listing

 

Livin' Fat

We featured this in last week's Places!, as it began previews (and last week was lighter on openings), but it officially opens June 3 at Jubilee Theatre in Fort Worth, running through June 26. This Judi Ann Mason comedy is directed by Dennis Raveneau and stars Yolanda Davis. | June 3-26

» More info in our listing

 

Poets and Jazz

The Black Academy of Arts and Letters closes its season of this series, in which spoken word artists and jazz musicians collaborate, in the Clarence Muse Cafe Theatre at TBAAL in Dallas. | 8 p.m. Friday, June 3

» More info in our listing

 

The Scenic Route

The Core Theatre in Richardson is back with Jim Finger's play about a man who dreams of being an actor, but finds more success in being a scenic designer. | June 3-25

» More info in our listing

 

 

 SATURDAY, JUNE 4 

 

New Works Festival

Kitchen Dog Theater's 18th annual New Works Festival, which is anchored by repertory productions of Steve Yockey's Blackberry Winter and The Thrush and the Woodpecker, continues with staged readings of Yockey's Mercury (1pm) and Joanna Garner's Knotted (4pm) on Saturday at Undermain Theatre in Deep Ellum. | 1 and 4 p.m. Saturday, June 4

» More info in our listing

 

Viento de Sures

Anita N. Martinez Ballet Folklórico presents Viento de Sures at the Latino Cultural Center. | 7:30 p.m. Saturday, June 4

» More info in our listing

 

Photo: Jenni Johnson
A Midsummer Night's Dream at Trinity Shakespeare Festival

 

Vitruvian Salsa Festival

The Vitruvian Salsa Festival, presented by the Dance Council of North Texas, begins at Vitruvian Park in Addison. It's on Saturday nights in June and August. It begins June 4 with Havana NRG. | June 4

» More info

 

 

 SUNDAY, JUNE 5 

 

Hindustani Violin

The Indian Classical Music Circle presents a concert by Indian violinist Pandit Milind Raikar at the Allen Public Library. | 4 p.m. Sunday, June 5

» More info in our listing

 

 

 TUESDAY, JUNE 7 

 

The Winter's Tale

Trinity Shakespeare Festival in Fort Worth begins its eighth season with The Winter's Tale in Texas Christian University's Hays Theatre. It will run in repertory with A Midsummer Night's Dream (see below). T.J. Walsh directs; and because it previews in this cycle and opens in next week's, look for more on it in next week's Places! | Previews June 7, opens June 9 and continues through June 26

» More info in our listing

 

The Wizard of Oz

Performing Arts Fort Worth gets the tour of the classic story, with new songs by Andrew Lloyd Webber, at Bass Performance Hall. | June 7-12

» More info in our listing

 

 

 WEDNESDAY, JUNE 8 

 

A Midsummer Night's Dream

Trinity Shakespeare Festival presents Willy Shakes' most popular play (arguably) in repertory with The Winter's Tale (see above). Midsummer, performed in the Buschman Theatre, is directed by Stephen Brown-Fried, returning to Trinity Shakes after a two-year absence. Because it previews in this cycle and opens in next week's, look for more on it in next week's Places! | Previews June 8, opens June 10 and continues through June 26

» More info in our listing

 

 

 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: Matt Mzorek
The Thrush and the Woodpecker at Kitchen Dog Theater

 

Blackberry Winter and The Thrush and the Woodpecker

Kitchen Dog Theater's New Works Festival presents the Rolling World Premieres of these two plays by Steven Yockey. While I liked Thrush more than Blackberry, they should both be seen because, even though they're different in style, it's interesting how they're in conversation with one another. Where the main character in Blackberry comes up with a creation myth to help her through a frustrating and difficult life moment; you might say Thrush is a destruction myth. Both involve some kind of cosmic magic, vivid storytelling, theatricality and, in very different ways, horror. Also, birds. Thrush/Woodpecker is obvious; and Blackberry has an egret character. | Through June 25

» Our Work in Progress interview with Yockey

 

 

 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.

 

In the Next Room, or the Vibrator Play

Oklahoma City's Reduxion Theatre, which specializes in fresh twists on classics, does a contemporary play with this Pulitzer Prize- and Tony-nominated Sarah Ruhl title. But it's set in the 1800s as electricity is becoming a thing, and women are discovering ways of pleasuring themselves that don't involve men. At CitySpace Theatre in Civic Center Music Hall. | June 3-25

» 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 musical theater open mike event at the Uptown Theater in Grand Prairie. | 7:30 p.m. on select Mondays

» 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 

 

Bye, Bye Birdie

Presented by Artisan Center Theater, Hurst. | Closes Saturday

» More info in our listing

 

Cabaret

The terrific tour of the Roundabout Theatre Company revival of Sam Mendes' production of the Kander and Ebb masterpiece, in the Broadway Series at AT&T Performing Arts Center. The Emcee is played by Randy Harrison, best known for Justin in Showtime's Queer as Folk, and who has an impressive résumé in musical theater and world drama. | Closes Sunday

» Our review

» Our interview with Randy Harrison

 

The Kitchen Witches

Presented by Onstage in Bedford at Trinity Arts Theater, Bedford. | Closes Sunday

» More info in our listing

 

Ragtime

A non-Equity national tour with vitural orchestra instead of live orchestra, presented by Dallas Summer Musicals at the Music Hall at Fair Park. | Closes Sunday

» Our review

 

The Secret Affairs of Mildred Wild

Presented by Tarrant Actors Regional Theater at the Fort Worth Community Arts Center, Sanders Theatre. | Closes Sunday

» More info in our listing

 

Welcome to Arroyo's

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

» Our review

 

 

LOOKING AHEAD

 UPCOMING PERFORMANCES AND EVENTS 

 

 THEATER 

  1. Trinity Shakespeare Festival's season has The Winter's Tale and A Midsummer Night's Dream in rotating repertory at Texas Christian University | June 7-26
  2. Echo Theatre presents a staged reading of Love Alone at the Bath House Cultural Center | June 9-12
  3. Dreamgirls closes the season for Dallas Theater Center at the Wyly Theatre | June 10-25
  4. African American Repertory Theater presents Harriet Jacobs at K.D. Studio Theatre | June 10-26
  5. DVA Productions presents Masked at the Sanders Theatre at the Fort Worth Community Arts Center | June 10-19
  6. House Party Theatre presents Gruesome Playground Injuries at Texas Ale Project, Dallas | June 11-17
  7. Dallas Summer Musicals brings in the tour of Bullets Over Broadway to the Music Hall at Fair Park | June 14-26
  8. Shakespeare Dallas does Richard III and Goldsmith's She Stoops to Conquer in rotating rep at Samuell-Grand Amphitheatre at Tenison Park | June 15-23
  9. Circle Theatre presents Don't Talk to the Actors | June 16-July 16
  10. Fun House Theatre & Film presents House of Bard's at Plano Children's Theatre | June 16-20
  11. Lyric Stage presents Anything Goes with full orchestra at the Irving Arts Center | June 17-26
  12. Garland Summer Musicals presents Fiddler on the Roof at the Granville Arts Center | June 17-26
  13. Dallas Children's Theater presents Pinkalicious | June 17-July 17
  14. AT&T Performing Arts Center presents Disney's Beauty and the Beast at Winspear Opera House | June 22-26
  15. Second Thought Theatre presents A Kid Like Jake at Bryant Hall | July 1-23

 

 DANCE 

  1. Infinity Dance/ICON Company presents Evening of Dance at Eisemann Center | June 9-10
  2. Ballet Hispanic of the Arts presents Life-Vida at Bishop Lynch High School, Dallas | June 10-11
  3. Bruce Wood Dance Project presents SIX at Dallas City Performance Hall | June 17-18
  4. Ballet Concerto presents its Summer Dance Concert at Trinity Park Pavilion, Fort Worth | June 23-26
  5. 8&1 Dance Company presents Rejected at the Courtyard Theatre in Plano | June 26
  6. Impulse Dance Company presents My Beating Heart at Addison Theatre Center's Studio Theatre | July 16-17
  7. Contemporary Dance/Fort Worth has its 13th Annual Modern Dance Festival at the Modern | July 23-31
  8. The Dance Council of North Texas presents the third annual Dallas DanceFest at Dallas City Performance Hall | Sept 2-3
  9. TITAS presents Aspen Santa Fe Ballet at Dallas City Performance Hall | Sept. 16-17
  10. Texas Ballet Theater presents Carmen and Danse à Grande Vitesse at Winspear Opera House, Dallas | Sept 16-18
  11. Texas Ballet Theater presents Carmen and Danse à Grande Vitesse at Bass Performance Hall, Fort Worth | Oct. 7-9
  12. TITAS presents Estampas Porteñas Tango at Dallas City Performance hall | Oct. 28-29

 

 CLASSICAL MUSIC + OPERA 

  1. The Lev Aronson Legacy Cello Festival is at Southern Methodist University | June 9-14
  2. The Turtle Creek Chorale performs Heartstrings at Dallas City Performance Hall | June 9-11
  3. The Dallas Symphony presents the Magic Circle Mime Company at the Meyerson Symphony Center | June 18
  4. The Seventh Van Cliburn International Amateur Piano Competition is at Cliburn Hall, next to Bass Performance Hall in Fort Worth | June 19-25
  5. The Metropolitan Winds performs its Summer Concert at Dallas City Performance Hall | June 25
  6. The Mimir Chamber Music Festival is at Texas Christian University | June 27-July 8
  7. Fine Arts Chamber Players presents its annual Basically Beethoven Festival at Dallas City Performance Hall | July 3-31
  8. Dallas Winds presents its annual Star-Spangled Spectacular at Meyerson Symphony Center | July 4
  9. The Fort Worth Symphony's Classical Masters concert features the music of Beethoven, Haydn and Mozart at Bass Performance Hall | Aug. 26-28

 

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

  1. Bill Bellamy comes to the Arlington Improv | June 9-11
  2. Jackie Kashian performs at Amphibian Stage Productions, Fort Worth | June 10-11
  3. The Oak Cliff Film Festival is at Texas Theatre and other venues | June 16-19
  4. Collin Kane comes to the Addison Improve | June 17-19
  5. Martin Lawrence comes to Verizon Theatre, Grand Prairie | June 18
  6. Matt Groening and Lynda Barry appear in AT&T Performing Arts Center's #hearhere series at the Winspear Opera House | June 29
  7. Mo'Nique is at the Arlington Improv | June 29-30
  8. Miranda July's Lost Child is at AT&T Performing Arts Center's #hearhere series at the Winspear Opera House | July 8
  9. Craig Robinson comes to the Addison Improv | July 8-10
  10. "Weird Al" Yankovic comes to Winspear Opera House | July 16
  11. Chris Tucker comes to Verizon Theatre, Grand Prairie | July 23
  12. Jerry Seinfeld comes to the Winspear Opera House | Sept. 10
  13. Chingo Bling comes to Arlington Improv | Sept. 16-19

 

» 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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