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Places! Aug. 4-10, 2016

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



published Wednesday, August 3, 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: Two of our largest regional theaters, WaterTower Theatre and Theatre Three, open regional premieres on the exact same schedule; Soul Rep Theatre Company kicks off its new season with a fresh look at a seminal work of the black drama canon that will surely have new things to say; Our Endeavors loves you because; L.I.P. Services goes Trainspotting; and a certain presidential candidate gets a musical skewering from Ohlook. There's also Indian dance, circus and more.

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. Keep looking at the calendar over the next few weeks as we'll be entering all the new seasons for the companies, so it will grow again!

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!

 

Photo: Chris Herod
Photo: Chris Herod
Photo: Chris Herod

 

The Colored Museum from Soul Rep Theatre Company

 

THE BIG 12

 THU AUG 4  thru  WED AUG 10 

 

 1  One Man, Two Guvnors

WaterTower Theatre | Addison Theatre Center

WaterTower Theatre closes its season with what should be a treat: Richard Bean's adaptation of Carlo Goldoni's commedia dell'arte classic Servant of Two Masters. It's got music! Clowning! Gangsters! Improvisation! Hijinks! Also, former Dallas actor Brian Gonzales stars in the lead role of Francis, a role he understudied for James Corden on Broadway. Corden, who had done the show in London, won a Tony Award for his New York debut. And look at him now. Brian's wife Ashley also stars, in a production that is directed by Terry Martin, now billed as guest director considering he recently left WaterTower after 17 years. Martin is now at the Greenhill School in Addison. | Previews Aug. 5-7, opens Aug. 8 and runs through Aug. 28

» More info in our listing

» Our interview with Brian Gonzales

 

Photo: Mark Oristano/TheaterJones
Brian Gonzales stars in One Man, Two Guvnors at WaterTower Theatre

 

 2  The Novelist

Theatre Three, Dallas

Theatre Three presents the area premiere of Theresa Rebeck's play about a Nobel Prize-winning novelist who is dealing with his family and his new assistant, an aspiring writer. Greg Lush directs the cast of Michael Muller, Cindee Mayfield, Jeffrey Schmidt, Ashley Wood, Jennifer Kuenzer and Ashlee Elizabeth Bashore. In the news release, Lush says: “I am a huge fan of Theresa Rebecks's work. I was drawn to The Novelist in particular because it is a wonderfully-crafted ensemble piece where every character has a beautiful aria that adds something essential to the overall tapestry. To that end, I am extremely fortunate to have an amazing group of actors to tell this story, which examines the nature of art and creation, family/relationship dynamics, and what makes theater itself an ‘art form that seeks transcendence.’ ” | Previews Aug. 5-7, opens Aug. 8 and runs through Aug. 28

» More info in our listing

 

Photo: Michael McCray
The Novelist at Theatre Three

 

 3  The Colored Museum

Soul Rep Theatre Company | South Dallas Cultural Center

In 1997, Soul Rep Theatre Company entered the local theater scene with a production of George C. Wolfe's satirical 1986 play The Colored Museum at the African American Museum in Fair Park. The company had several successful seasons before going on hiatus, and returned to the scene two years ago. To open its 10/20 season (10th season of producing work, 20 anniversary in years), it revisits Wolfe's play, which takes a look at the black experience through "exhibits," such as "Mama on the Couch," which pokes fun at characters like Lena in A Raisin in the Sun. Since the play debuted 30 years ago, there's still much to explore about the black experience, from things like #OscarsSoWhite to, of course, #BlackLivesMatter. The story is still evolving, and no doubt Wolfe will give us much to think about. This production is co-directed by Dee Smith and Rene Jones, and the cast includes Kazy Amoi, Douglas Carter, Yolanda Davis, Layla Herod, Rene Jones, Shayla Kelley, Anyika McMillan-Herod, and Emir Price. | Aug. 5-14

» More info in our listing

 

Photo: Scott Kirkham
I Love You Because from Our Productions Theatre Company

 

 4  I Love You Because

Our Productions Theatre Company | MCL Grand Theatre, Lewisville + Addison Theatre Center Studio Theatre

This is the kind of musical Stephanie Riggs of Our Productions Theatre Company loves, and excels at. It's a modern twist on Pride and Prejudice, with music by Joshua Salzman, book and lyrics by Ryan Cunningham. Riggs directs, with musical direction by Mark Mullino. The cast includes Juliette Talley, Rashaun Sibly, Monique Abry, Kyle Montgomery, Kathryn Taylor Rose and Joey Donovan. It runs for one weekend at the MCL Grand Theater in Lewisville (Aug. 4-7) and then moves to the Studio Theatre at the Addison Theatre Center (Aug. 11-Sept. 3) | Aug. 4-Sept. 3

» More info in our listing

Photo: Ohlook
The poster for Citizen Drumpf

 

 5  Trainspotting

L.I.P. Service | Rudy Seppy Rehearsal Studio

Yes, there is an adaptation of Irvine Welsh's novel that resulted in an acclaimed 1996 Danny Boyle film, which put Ewan McGregor on the map. Harry Gibson's stage adaptation of the story about Scottish youths immersed in drug culture and other bad stuff in the 1980s, gets its area premiere by L.I.P. Service, directed by Ryan Matthieu Smith. | Aug. 4-20

» More info in our listing

 

 6  Citizen Drumpf

Ohlook Performing Arts, Grapevine

Oh, Ohlook. This Grapevine youth theater loves pushing the envelope with musicals. Last year they gave us the area premiere of Jerry Springer: The Opera, and this year it's been all about politics, with productions of American Idiot, Urinetown the Musical, and Bloody, Bloody Andrew Jackson. To wrap things up, there's a new musical about the current political cycle called Citizen Drumpf, with music by Kelly Poché Rodriguez and Matthew Lord, and book and lyrics by Lord. As you can guess from the title, it's loosely inspired by Citizen Kane, and focuses on the GOP nominee who has absolutely no filter. That works out for Lord, because most of the material comes from D'trump's actual words. Don't worry, Hillary, Bernie and lots of other politicos are in there, too. It's gonna be raunchy, filthy and hysterical. That's the way Lord, an opera singer and founding member of 3 Redneck Tenors, rolls. After this initial workshop production, it will be reworked and returned later for a longer run into the election. Performances are 11 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. Aug. 5-14

» More info in our listing

» Mark Lowry's interview with Matthew Lord in the Star-Telegram

 

Photo: Cecil Fuqua
Smokey Joe's Cafe at Jubilee Theatre

 

 7  Smokey Joe's Cafe

Jubilee Theatre | Fort Worth

Jubilee Theatre closes its season with the musical revue of Lieber and Stoller songs, directed by Robert Michael James. Expect fantastic vocals. | Previews through Aug. 4; opens Aug. 5 and runs through Aug. 21

» More info in our listing

 

Photo: Eric Younkin
Calendar Girls at Theatre Arlington

 

 8  Calendar Girls

Theatre Arlington

Theatre Arlington closes its season with Tim Firth's comedy about a group of women "of a certain age" who decide to raise money by posing nude for a calendar. It's based on the 2003 film starring Helen Mirren and Julie Walters. Brandi Andrade directs a cast that includes Cathy Pritchett, Catherine Parkins Pronske, Mary-Margaret Pyeatt, Barrie Alguire, Vicki Caroline Cheatwood and Erin McGrew. | Aug. 5-21

» More info in our listing

 

Photo: Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey
The Circus Xtreme slackline act

 

 9  Circus Xtreme

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey | American Airlines Center + Fort Worth Convention Center

Michael Carver-Simmons in Cold Feet, part of SceneShop's "Turn and Face the Strange"

The elephants are gone (yay!), and while there are still animal acts (such as tigers) in the annual North Texas stop of Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey, consider all the kinds of theater, dance, music and comedy that goes into this production. The clowning alone is something theater folk should appreciate on a deeper level. This year's event is called Circus Xtreme, and it runs Aug. 3-14 at American Airlines Center in Dallas and Aug. 18-21 at the Fort Worth Convention Center. Oh, and national Ringmaster auditions are happening here, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Friday, Aug. 12. To find out how to audition, go here.  | Aug. 3-21

» More info

 

 10  Turn and Face the Strange

SceneShop | Arts Fifth Avenue, Fort Worth

After two decades, SceneShop is still going strong. Its annual summer showcase of short scenes and monologues has three performances over two weekends at Arts Fifth Avenue in Fort Worth. As always, each performance will feature live music before the show and at intermission. On Saturday, Aug. 6, Mark Philpot will perform. The band Dizzy Willie, led by Bob Francis, will provide music for the shows on Aug. 12 and 13. The list of works performed is below. | Aug. 6-12

  • About Aunt Sylvie, written by Steven Alan McGaw, performed by Alexaandria Fazzari and Michael-Carver-Simmons.
  • negative space, written by Steven Alan McGaw, performed by Steven Cashion and Peggy Bott Kirby. A combative painter is interviewed for a podcast.
  • Glass Cats and Balls of Blue, written by Nicholas Dean Irion and Steven Alan McGaw, performed by Nicholas Dean Irion. A healthy, attractive man in his 20s puzzles over his non-starter of a sex life.
  • Enough, written and performed by Allison Willoughby and Joshua Eguia. An unhappy man ponders a drastic decision.
  • The Most Magical Night of My Life, written by Michael Carver-Simmons, performed by Stacy Hernandez.  A very determined young woman is determined to get what she wants. Repeatedly.
  • A Feast of Reason, written by Grayson Harper, performed by Seth Johnston and Colton Jones. A hot meal and the Meaning of Life are the competing concerns of two men who live on the streets.
  • Grace of the Dogs, written by Rob Bosquez, performed by Susan van Belkum.
  • Cold Feet, written and performed by Michael Carver-Simmons. A family milestone prompts a young man to consider his future.

» More info in our listing

 

Photo: Indique Dance Company
Indique Dance Company

 

 11  An Evening of Shakti and Bhakti

Indian Cultural Heritage Foundation | Dallas City Performance Hall

Time to broaden your horizons and learn about the performing arts of another culture. Luckily for you there's this event, presented by Indian Cultural Heritage Foundation (ICHF), Indique Dance Company and New York City’s Battery Dance. The evening includes a Bharatanatyam piece by India's renowned dancing duo, Shijith Nambiar and Parvathy Menon, as well as a performance by its summer workshop students. Indique will present a performance blending the modern, relevant theme of "shakti" with the storytelling artistry of Indian classical dance styles. Finally, Battery Dance will unveil the Texas premiere of "The Durga Project," featuring Indian guest artist Unnath H.R. | 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 6

» More info in our listing

 

 

 12  Maggie Maye | Vir Das

Addison Improv

Photo: Courtesy
Comedian Maggie Maye

Big weekend at the Addison Improv. On Thursday, the "That's What She Said" series, which focuses on women comics, brings in Austin's Maggie Maye, known from Conan's show on TBS (8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 4). Then there are five shows with Vir Das, a Bollywood film star who also sings and uses music in his comedy acts. The video above is of him and his band Alien Chutney singing a song dissing on Game of Thrones (8 and 10:30 p.m. Friday, 7 and 9:30 p.m. Saturday, 7:30 p.m. Sunday). | Aug. 4-7

» More info

 

 

 MORE PERFORMANCES OPENING AUG 4-10 

 

 THURSDAY, AUG 4 

 

Owen Benjamin

The comedian is at Hyena's Comedy Night Club Fort Worth. | Aug. 4-6

» More info

 

Quinn Dahle

The comedian is at Hyena's Comedy Night Club Plano. | Aug. 4-6

» More info

 

 

 FRIDAY, AUG 5 

 

Art

The Yasmina Reza play presented by Denton Community Theatre at the PointBank Black Box Theatre in Denton. | Aug. 5-7

» More info in our listing

 

Bad Medicine (or Good to the Last Drop)

McKinney Repertory Theatre presents an original melodrama at the McKinney Performing Arts Center. | Aug. 5-13

» More info in our listing

 

The Blue Bird

The new Texas Theatre for Young People presents Joe Sturgeon's musical adaptation of Maurice Maeterlinck's play at the E.A. Young Academy in North Richland Hills. | Aug. 5-7

» More info in our listing

 

Children of Eden

Casa Mañana's Apprentice Program presents the Stephen Schwartz/Jon Caird musical. | Aug. 5-7

» More info in our listing

 

Company

Lakeside Community Theatre in The Colony presents the Stephen Sondheim musical. | Aug. 5-Sept. 3

» More info in our listing

 

Driving Miss Daisy

Presented by Frisco Community Theatre. | Aug. 5-21

» More info in our listing

 

The Laugh Supper Presents: The Supper Olympics

The improv troupe performs at Pocket Sandwich Theatre in the late-night slot. | 11:15 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Aug. 5-6

» More info in our listing

 

Loni Love

The comedian is at the Arlington Improv.  | Aug. 5-7

» More info

 

Mitch Malone

The comedian is at Hyena's Comedy Night Club Dallas. | Aug. 5-6

» More info

 

Treasure Island

North Texas Performing Arts presents Ken Ludwig's adaptation of the Robert Louis Stevenson novel at Plano Children's Theatre. | Aug. 5-13

» More info in our listing

 

You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown

Presented by Plaza Theatre Company, Cleburne. | Aug. 5-Sept. 3

» More info in our listing

 

 

 SATURDAY, AUG 6 

 

Verse & Rhythm

B. Randall's monthly poetry series at the Oak Cliff Cultural Center features Leanetta "Shug" Avery. | 7-9 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 6

» More info in our listing

 

Vitruvian Salsa Festival

 FREE  The Vitruvian Salsa Festival, presented by the Dance Council of North Texas, is at Vitruvian Park in Addison. It's on Saturday nights in August. The band on Aug. 6 is Havana NRG. | Through Aug. 27

» More info

 

 

 SUNDAY, AUG 7 

 

Free Range

 FREE  The Aviary is back with this bi-monthly workshop for Dallas-based creatives to develop new drafts of work. The Aviary provides space and invites a range of actors and directors to come be a part of the early development process and become a part of the new play development community in Dallas. Each writer is with Free Range for a two-month period. It's at the Mix Coworking space in Dallas. | 6-8 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 7

» More info

 

Vox Nativa Choir

The Dallas Asian American Youth Orchestra presents this children's chorus of aboriginal tribes from Taiwan at Dallas City Performance Hall. | 7 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 7

» More info in our listing

 

 

 TUESDAY, AUG 9 

 

The Victims

The improv troupe performs at Pocket Sandwich Theatre, Dallas. | 8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 9

» More info in our listing

 

 

 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: Michael C. Foster
Emma Leigh Montes in Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown at Artes de la Rosa

 

Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown

Adam Adolfo is leaving Artes de la Rosa after nearly seven years (has last day is Sept. 30), and this is his last show to to direct there. There's no doubt his selections and directing style have made an impact on a theater that has grown exponentially in audience size. A recent Saturday night visit saw the Rose Marine Theater's auditorium nearly full, and that was in the second week of the run. The musical, based on the 1988 Pedro Almodovar film, has some terrific numbers (music by David Yazbek) and a standout performance by Emma Leigh Montes as model Candela. But its biggest asset is a six-member orchestra, filled with Latin sounds in a Broadway score. Adolfo has always known the importance of live music for a musical, and this is its best sounding orchestra yet. | Closes Sunday

» Our review by Jan Farrington

 

 

 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. Events are in various locations in North Texas:

  • 8 p.m. every Tuesday at Buzzbrews Kitchen on Lemmon Avenue, Dallas
  • 8 p.m. first and third Mondays at Turkish Cafe, Plano
  • 8 p.m. second and fourth Mondays at Button's in Fort Worth

» 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: April Sunshine
Crossing the Line at Amphibian Stage Productions

 

The Campaign Trail

Presented by DVA Productions at the Sanders Theatre in the Fort Worth Community Arts Center. | Closes Sunday

» More info in our listing

 

Crossing the Line

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

» Our review

 

The Matchmaker

Presented by Mainstage Irving-Las Colinas at the Irving Arts Center. | Through Aug. 6

» Our review

 

Nunsense

Presented by Brick Road Theatre at the Courtyard Theater in Plano. | Closes Sunday

» Our review

 

Querolus, or Missed Fortune

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

» More info in our listing

 

Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown

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

» Our review

 

 

LOOKING AHEAD

 UPCOMING PERFORMANCES AND EVENTS 

 

 THEATER 

  1. Stage West presents Bootycandy | Aug. 11-Sept. 11
  2. Pegasus Theatre presents The Coarse Actor Rises! at the Bath House Cultural Center | Aug. 11-27
  3. Hip Pocket Theatre presents Lake Simons' Don Quixote | Aug. 12-Sept. 4
  4. Stolen Shakespeare Guild presents Singin' in the Rain at the Sanders Theatre in the Fort Worth Community Arts Center | Aug. 12-28
  5. Artisan Center Theater in Hurst presents Starlight Express | Aug. 12-Sept. 3
  6. Denton Community Theatre presents West Side Story at the Campus Theatre | Aug. 12-21
  7. Rockwall Summer Musicals presents Mary Poppins | Aug. 12-21
  8. The One-Minute Play Festival and Kitchen Dog Theater present the third Dallas One-Minute Play Festival at the Trinity River Arts Center | Aug. 13-15
  9. AT&T Performing Arts Center's 2016-17 Broadway Series opens with A Gentlemen's Guide to Love and Murder at Winspear Opera House | Aug. 16-28
  10. The national tour of The Sound of Music comes to Bass Performance Hall | Aug. 17-21
  11. Circle Theatre presents The Taming | Aug. 18-Sept. 17
  12. Fun House Theatre & Film presents Old McDonald’s Farm: A Children’s Fable About the Obama Presidency at Plano Children's Theatre | Aug. 19-27
  13. The Ochre House presents Dreamless | Aug. 20-Sept. 10
  14. Dallas Theater Center presents Constellations at the Wyly Theatre Studio Theatre | Aug. 24-Oct. 9
  15. Stage West presents An Iliad in the Studio Theatre | Aug. 25-Sept. 18
  16. Robert Dubac's The Male Intellect: An Oxymoron? comes to the Eisemann Center in Richardson | Aug. 26-27
  17. Uptown Players presents The Toxic Avenger at Kalita Humphreys Theater | Aug. 26-Sept. 11
  18. House Party Theatre presents Brilliant Traces | Aug. 26-29
  19. Theatre Britain presents The Hollow at Cox Building Playhouse | Sept. 2-25
  20. Onstage in Bedford presents Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? | Sept. 2-18
  21. The Firehouse Theatre in Farmer's Branch presents To Kill a Mockingbird | Sept. 8-25
  22. Lyric Stage presents Camelot with full orchestra at Irving Arts Center | Sept. 9-18
  23. Contemporary Theatre of Dallas presents Dancing at Lughnasa | Sept. 9-Oct. 2
  24. Casa Mañana's season opens with Jesus Christ Superstar | Sept. 10-18
  25. Undermain Theatre presents so go the ghosts of méxico | Sept. 14-Oct. 18
  26. Hip Pocket Theatre presents The Lake Worth Monster - A Musical Odyssey | Sept. 16-Oct. 16

 

 DANCE 

  1. Junior Players presents Evolution at Dallas City Performance Hall | Aug. 12-13
  2. The Terrance M. Johnson Dance Project presents Lynched at South Dallas Cultural Center | Aug. 19-21
  3. The Dance Council of North Texas presents the third annual Dallas DanceFest at Dallas City Performance Hall | Sept 2-3
  4. TITAS presents Aspen Santa Fe Ballet at Dallas City Performance Hall | Sept. 16-17
  5. Texas Ballet Theater presents Carmen and Danse à Grande Vitesse at Winspear Opera House, Dallas | Sept 16-18
  6. Out on a Limb Dance Company presents {254} DANCE-FEST 2016 in Waco | Oct. 1-2
  7. SMU Meadows School of the Arts presents Brown Bag Dance Series | Oct. 3-7
  8. The Russian Grand Ballet presents The Sleeping Beauty at the Eisemann Center in Richardson | Oct. 6
  9. Texas Ballet Theater presents Carmen and Danse à Grande Vitesse at Bass Performance Hall, Fort Worth | Oct. 7-9
  10. TITAS presents Estampas Porteñas Tango at Dallas City Performance Hall | Oct. 28-29

 

 CLASSICAL MUSIC + OPERA 

  1. The Fort Worth Symphony's Classical Masters concert features the music of Beethoven, Haydn and Mozart at Bass Performance Hall | Aug. 26-28
  2. The Dallas Symphony presents Music from Final Fantasy at the Meyerson Symphony Center | Sept. 2-3
  3. The Fort Worth Symphony presents E.T. The Extra Terrestrial with live accompaniment at Bass Performance Hall | Sept. 2-4
  4. The Dallas Symphony presents An Evening with Megan Hilty at the Meyerson Symphony Center | Sept. 9-11
  5. The Dallas Symphony presents its annual Gala with Lang Lang at the Meyerson Symphony Center | Sept. 16

 

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

  1. Roman vs. Fousey comes to Majestic Theatre | Aug. 11
  2. Steve-O comes to the Addison Improv | Aug. 18-21
  3. Luenell comes to the Arlington Imrpov | Aug. 18-21
  4. Robert Dubac comes to Hyena's Comedy Night Club in Plano | Aug. 18-20
  5. Dustin Diamond comes to Hyena's Comedy Night Club in Dallas (Aug. 18-20) and to Hyena's Fort Worth (Sept. 8-10)
  6. The Dallas Comedy House presents Trump'd: The Musical | Aug. 19-Sept. 17
  7. Baron Vaughn performs at Amphibian Stage Productions | Aug. 29-Sept. 3
  8. Jerry Seinfeld comes to the Winspear Opera House | Sept. 10
  9. Chingo Bling comes to Arlington Improv | Sept. 16-19
  10. The Funny or Die Presents Oddball Comedy & Curiosity Festival, with Dane Cook, Sebastian Maniscalco, Tom Segura, Iliza Shlesinger, Bobby Lee, Ali Wong, Jermaine Fowler, Big Jay Oakerson is at Gexa Energy Pavilion | Sept. 23

 

» 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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