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<em>Constellations</em>&nbsp;at Dallas Theater Center

Places! Aug. 25-31, 2016

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



published Wednesday, August 24, 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: Uptown Players gets toxic, Dallas Theater Center sees Constellations, the Fort Worth Symphony ushers in the classical music season, Stage West tells the Trojan War, and Scott Eckert looks at Death through a musical comedy lens, again. Also: Baron Vaughn, Jonathan Pryce in Merchant of Venice, partying with House Party 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 arts organizations, 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!

 

THE BIG 12

 THU AUG 25  thru  WED AUG 31 

 

Photo: Karen Almond
Constellations at Dallas Theater Center

 

 1  The Toxic Avenger

Uptown Players | Kalita Humphreys Theater, Dallas

Photo: Mike Morgan
The Toxic Avenger at Uptown Players

How many excellent musicals have come from b-movies? Little Shop of Horrors for one, also see Evil Dead the Musical. And according to critics and audiences, The Toxic Avenger. Based on the 1984 Lloyd Kaufman film, the musical gets its area premiere from Uptown Players, in a production directed by Jeremy Dumont and featuring former Dallasite John Campione—now New York-based and recently seen in the tour of The Bridges of Madison Countyin the title role. He's a nerd-dude who becomes the superhero-of-sorts title character. It's been called a "feel-goo" musical, which has us feeling all, you know, gooey. | Aug. 26-Sept. 11

» More info in our listing

» Our interview with John Campione

 

 2  Constellations

Dallas Theater Center | AT&T Performing Arts Center, Wyly Theatre, Sixth Floor Studio Theatre

Dallas Theater Center opens its season with Nick Payne's play that was a critical and audience hit off-Broadway and on, with raves for stars Jake Gyllenhaal and Ruth Wilson as a beekeeper and a theoretical physicist who have a love connection. In this production, performed in the Wyly Theatre's Studio Theatre, Wendy Dann directs Dallas actors Alex Organ and Allison Pistorius. In the news release, Dann says "Constellations shows us two perspectives on time: the vast and the intimate, the universe and the hive, the cosmos and the bee. ...These two perspectives and people collide, fall in love, divide, reunite, and marry in multiple universes. The smallest choice they make changes the outcome of the next minute, the next hour, and the rest of their relationship. If every encounter has millions of potential outcomes, this play asks: is there one outcome that is inevitable? One outcome we all share? And how do we use the time we have together before the inevitable happens?" | Previews Aug. 24-30; opens Wednesday, Aug. 31 and runs through Oct. 9

» More info in our listing

 

Photo: The Cliburn
Vadym Kholodenko

 3  Classical Masters Festival

Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra | Bass Performance Hall

You know the classical music season begins when the Fort Worth Symphony kicks it off each year with its composer(s)-centric festival. This year's Classical Masters event features the music of Beethoven, Haydn and Mozart, none of whom are under-represented on concert stages. But audiences dig'em. Look for solo turns by clarinetist Victoria Luperi, cellist Allan Steele and pianist Vadym Kholodenko. See the schedule of works and performers below. | 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Aug. 26-27; 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 28

  • Aug. 26: Victoria Luperi will perform Mozart’s Clarinet Concerto. Also on the program are Haydn’s Symphony No. 96, “The Miracle” and Symphony No. 45, “Farewell,” as well as Beethoven’s Overture to Fidelio. Pianist Vadym Kholodenko will give a short recital performance starting at 6:30 PM, performing Beethoven’s Piano Sonata No. 11 in B-flat major, Op. 22.
  • Aug. 27: Allan Steele will perform Haydn’s Cello Concerto in D. Also on the program are Mozart’s Ballet Music from Idomeneo and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 1. Pianist Vadym Kholodenko will give a short recital performance starting at 6:30 PM, performing Mozart’s Piano Sonata No. 11 in A major, K. 331, “Alla Turca.”
  • Aug. 28: Vadym Kholodenko will perform Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 4. Also on the program are Haydn’s Overture to L’infedelta delusa and Mozart’s dramatic Symphony No. 25. Starting at 1:00 PM, there will be a pre-concert performance of Haydn’s String Quartet in G minor, Op. 74, No. 3, “The Rider,” by FWSO principals Michael Shih, Adriana DeCosta, Laura Bruton, and Allan Steele.

» More info in our listing

 

 4  An Iliad

Stage West, Fort Worth

Stage West closes its Studio Theatre season with Lisa Peterson and Denis O'Hare's (yes, the actor) gorgeous An Iliad, in which a storyteller (maybe Homer?) relates a version of the Trojan War, playing multiple characters. Directed by Emily Scott Banks, with Jim Covault as the storyteller and Booker T. grad Jordan Jones Cleaver playing the cello. | Previews Aug. 25-26; opens Aug. 27 and runs through Sept. 18

» More info in our listing

 

Photo: Nate Davis/Garret Storms
An Iliad at Stage West

 

 5  Death the Musical II: Death Takes a Harmony

Pocket Sandwich Theatre, Dallas

Local music director and composer Scott Eckert had a critical hit years ago with his clever Death the Musical, and now he's written a follow up, with a super-witty subtitle. Pocket Sandwich Theatre presents Death the Musical II: Death Takes a Harmony. This one is set in 1982 in Egypt, Okla., with a killer on the loose. For the music, Eckert is joined by fellow songwriters Sonny Franks, Willy Welch, and Jimmy Barcus to create a Southern country rock score. | Aug. 26-Sept. 24

» More info in our listing

 

Photo: Anya Garrett
Baron Vaughn

 

 6  Baron Vaughn

Amphibian Stage Productions, Fort Worth

Baron Vaughn, who stars on HBO's Grace and Frankie, was the first stand-up comedian to perform at Amphibian Stage Productions last year, and in 2016, he closes the stand-up series that he helped curate. The idea is for comedians to try out material they'll use in their shows. His comedy is described as an "absurdist take on such subjects as race, relationships, Cocoa Puffs and credit scores." You'll hear new material that will be blurbed about in future press releases. | Aug. 29-Sept. 3

Photo: Pocket Sandwich Theatre
The poster for Tombstoned

» More info in our listing

» Our story on Amphibian's comedy series

» Our interview with Vaughn in June 2015

 

 7  The Male Intellect: An Oxymoron?

Eisemann Center for the Performing Arts, Richardson

Comedian and writer Robert Dubac brings his most popular show, The Male Intellect: An Oxymoron?, back to town. If you haven't seen it, rest assured that it's not one of those "men like football/women like to shop" shows. Those things are played out. | 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 26; 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 27

» More info in our listing

 

 8  Thirsty Thursday + Brilliant Traces

House Party Theatre | The Wild Detectives + Private home

House Party Theatre has all kinds of goings-on this weekend, beginning on Thursday with the fourth round of the event in which short plays by local playwrights are tried out, with drinking games. The titles for this round are Get Learnt by Abigail Northrope, Sex Kills by Caroline Hamilton, and Untitled Play About Strippers by Bao Ngoc Le. Then, if you've wondered where the outfit got its name, the group returns to the place where it started—a private house in North Dallas—with Cindy Lou Johnson's play Brilliant Traces. Chris McCreary directs this play about a man trapped in an Alaskan cabin when a woman in a wedding dress enters the picture. It stars Taylor Harris and Claire Carson.| Thirsty Thursday is 9 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 25; Brilliant Traces is 8 p.m. Aug. 26, 27 and 29

» More info in our listing

 

 9  Tombstoned

Pocket Sandwich Theatre, Dallas

After seeing Death the Musical II (see above), stick around for the premiere of this spoof that fuses the Colorado "pharmaceutical craze" with Old West characters and zombies. Natch. Audience participation is encouraged in the form of booing, cheering and tossing popcorn in the infamous tradition of Pocket Sandwich Theatre. Written by Andrew Dillon, Sherry Etzel, John Jones and Trista Wyly, and directed by Dennis Milligan. | 11 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, Aug. 26-Sept. 3

» More info in our listing

 

 

 10  The Merchant of Venice

Shakespeare's Globe Theater Live | Angelika Film Centers in Dallas and Plano

Here's a Shakespeare play that is incredibly hard to stage (and watch) because of the anti-semitism with the Shylock character, but Jonathan Pryce has decided to take it on in this production from Shakespeare's Globe Theatre (and recently played at the Lincoln Center Festival in NYC). This production, directed by Jonathan Munby, is getting lots of acclaim, and you can see it on the big screen at both Angelika Film Centers. | 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 30 and 2 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 7

» More info in our listing

 

Photo: Michael Blackson
Michael Blackson

 

 11  Michael Blackson

Addison Improv

Great comedy name, BTW. This Ghanian comedian is known as the "African King of Comedy," and has a number of notable TV and film credits, such as "Angry Africa Guy" in Next Friday. And a lot more. | Aug. 25-28

» More info

 

 12  We Will Rock You (School Edition)

ArtCentre Theatre, Plano

The ArtCentre Theatre of Plano is the first local theater to nab the school edition (meaning shorter and cleaner) of this revue of the music of iconic rock band Queen. | Aug. 26-Sept. 4

» More info in our listing

 

 

 MORE PERFORMANCES OPENING AUG 25-31 

 

 THURSDAY, AUG 25 

 

Michael Malone

The comedian is at Hyena's Comedy Night Club Plano. | Aug. 25-27

» More info

 

Johnny Sanchez

The comedian is at Hyena's Comedy Night Club Dallas. | Aug. 25-27

» More info

 

Dan Soder

The comedian is at Hyena's Comedy Night Club Fort Worth. | Aug. 25-27

» More info

 

 

 FRIDAY, AUG 26 

 

Faizon Love

The comedian is at the Arlington Improv. | Aug. 26-28

» More info

 

 

 SATURDAY, AUG 27 

 

One Day Only 26

Rover Dramawerks does its 26th One Day Only event. For the unfamiliar: beginning 24 hours before the performance (8 p.m. Friday), selected playwrights are given specs for a short play, and they write it, cast it and directors/techies rehearse and design it in one day. The performances of the plays begin on Saturday evening. | 8p.m. Saturday, Aug. 27

» More info in our listing

 

The Velvet Kittens 10th Anniversary Show

The burlesque troupe does "vintage nightclub entertainment" to celebrate their 10th anniversary at Arts Fifth Avenue in Fort Worth. | 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 27

» 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. | Through Aug. 27

» More info

 

 

 SUNDAY, AUG 28 

 

Rodgers and Hammerstein's The King and I

TCM and Fathom Events celebrate the 60th anniversary of the film of Rodgers and Hammerstein's musical The King and I with screenings at movie theaters around town. Starring Yul Brynner, Deborah Kerr and Rita Moreno. | 2 and 7 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 28; and 2 and 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 31

» Find a theater

 

 

 TUESDAY, AUG 30 

 

Denise Lee

The diva herself performs in the Denise Lee Onstage Tuesday Cabaret series at Two Corks and a Bottle in Uptown. | 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 30

» More info in our listing

 

 

 WEDNESDAY, AUG 31 

 

Ramond Orta

The comedian is at the Arlington Improv. | Aug. 31

» More info

 

 

 EDITOR'S CHOICE 

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

 

 

Bootycandy

Stage West has long been one of North Texas' most consistent and bravest professional theaters, but it's upped the ante in recent seasons. That's good, especially when you have the talent to back up these choices. We're thinking of last year's brilliant Mr. Burns: a post-electric play, this year's creepy-fascinating The Nether, and now Robert O'Hara's Bootycandy. A grouping of connected vignettes focusing on Sutter, a black gay kid discovering life as a young adult, it's one of the funniest, most profane, most poignant, head-shaking productions of the year so far. Directed by Akín Babatundé, who's interviewed in the video above. Fantastic ensemble of Aaron Green, Djoré Nance, Natalie Wilson King, Liz Mikel and Justin Duncan. | Through Sept. 11

» Mark Lowry's review in the Fort Worth Star-Telegram

» Our interview with Robert O'Hara

 

 

 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.

 

Photo: Lynn Lane
Hand to God at the Alley Theatre in Houston

 

Hand to God

Houston's Alley Theatre opens its season with Texan Robert Askin's dark comedy, which involves puppets and was nominated for a Best Play Tony in 2015. Askin's work has been seen in the Metroplex when Rite of Passage Theatre Co. did his Love Song of the Albanian Sous Chef at the Festival of Independent Theatres in 2011.

In the Alley news release, Artistic Director Gregory Boyd describes Hand to God as "a serious comedy that marries outrageousness with real depth of feeling and a did-he-really-just-say-that hilarity. It's exhilarating and alarming — angry and unsettling and painful and ultimately moving."

» 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. 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: Karen Almond
One Man, Two Guvnors at WaterTower Theatre

 

Bye, Bye Birdie

Presented by Repertory Company Theatre, Richardson. | Closes Sunday

» More info in our listing

 

The Coarse Actor Rises

Presented by Pegasus Theatre at the Bath House Cultural Center | Closes Saturday

» Our review

 

A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder

National tour presented by AT&T Performing Arts Broadway Series at Winspear Opera House. | Closes Sunday

» Our review

» Our interview with the show's creators

 

My Dear Children

Presented by Phatthedd Productions at Teatro Dallas. | Closes Saturday

» More info in our listing

 

The Novelist

Presented by Theatre Three, Dallas. | Closes Sunday

» Our review

 

Old McDonald's Farm

Presented by Fun House Theatre & Film at Plano Children's Theatre. | Closes Saturday

» Our Work in Progress feature

 

One Man, Two Guvnors

Presented by WaterTower Theatre, Addison. | Closes Sunday

» Our interview with Brian Gonzales

» Our review

 

Singin' in the Rain

Presented by Stolen Shakespeare Guild at the Sanders Theatre at the Fort Worth Community Arts Center. | Closes Sunday

» Our review

 

Smokey Joe's Cafe

Presented by Jubilee Theatre, Fort Worth. | Closes Sunday

» Our review

 

The Wizard of Oz

Presented by Allen's Community Theatre. | Closes Sunday

» More info in our listing

 

A Wrinkle in Time

Presented by Outcry Youth Theatre at GG's Theatre Etc., Dallas. | Closes Sunday

» More info in our listing

 

 

LOOKING AHEAD

 UPCOMING PERFORMANCES AND EVENTS 

 

 THEATER 

  1. Garland Civic Theatre presents Legends at the Granville Arts Center | Sept. 1-24
  2. Theatre Three presents The Sum of Us in Theatre Too! | Sept. 1-25
  3. Theatre Britain presents The Hollow at Cox Building Playhouse | Sept. 2-25
  4. Onstage in Bedford presents Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? | Sept. 2-18
  5. The Firehouse Theatre in Farmer's Branch presents To Kill a Mockingbird | Sept. 8-25
  6. Echo Theatre presents 'night, Mother at the Bath House Cultural Center | Sept. 8-24
  7. Rover Dramawerks in Plano presents Kong's Night Out | Sept. 8-Oct. 1
  8. Lyric Stage presents Camelot with full orchestra at Irving Arts Center | Sept. 9-18
  9. Theatre Arlington presents Guys and Dolls | Sept. 9-Oct. 2
  10. Contemporary Theatre of Dallas presents Dancing at Lughnasa | Sept. 9-Oct. 2
  11. Tarrant Actors Regional Theater presents The Lion in Winter at the Fort Worth Community Arts Center, Sanders Theatre | Sept. 9-25
  12. Casa Mañana's season opens with Jesus Christ Superstar | Sept. 10-18
  13. Undermain Theatre presents so go the ghosts of méxico, part one: a brave woman in méxico | Sept. 14-Oct. 18
  14. Hip Pocket Theatre presents The Lake Worth Monster - A Musical Odyssey | Sept. 16-Oct. 16
  15. Dallas Children's Theater presents Seussical the Musical | Sept. 16-Oct.23
  16. Uptown Players presents the Pride Performing Arts Festival at Kalita Humphreys Theater | Sept. 16-24
  17. Ohlook Performing Arts in Grapevine brings back the original musical Citizen Drumpf | Sept. 16-Nov. 12
  18. Artes de la Rosa presents The Vagina Monologues at the Rose Marine Theater | Sept. 17-25
  19. The tour of Rent comes to AT&T Performing Arts Center's Winspear Opera House | Sept. 20-Oct. 2
  20. Shakespeare Dallas presents The Tempest at Samuell-Grand Amphitheatre, Dallas (Sept. 21-Oct. 1) and Addison Circle Park (Oct. 6-16) | Sept. 21-Oct. 16
  21. Dallas Theater Center presents the world premiere of Bella: An American Tall Tale at the Wyly Theatre | Sept. 22-Oct. 22
  22. Theatre Three presents The Wedding Singer | Sept. 22-Oct. 16
  23. The Bishop Arts Theatre Centre presents the third annual PlayPride LGBTQ Festival | Sept. 23-25
  24. Cara Mía Theatre Company presents Crystal City 1969 at the Latino Cultural Center | Sept. 23-Oct. 16
  25. Jubilee Theatre in Fort Worth presents Working | Sept. 30-Oct. 30

 

 DANCE 

  1. The Dance Council of North Texas presents the third annual Dallas DanceFest at Dallas City Performance Hall | Sept 2-3
  2. Ballet Frontier of Texas presents Director's Choice, with guests Dallas Black Dance Theatre II and Dark Circles Contemporary Dance, at Fort Worth Community Arts Center, Scott Theatre | Sept. 10
  3. TITAS presents Aspen Santa Fe Ballet at Dallas City Performance Hall | Sept. 16-17
  4. Texas Ballet Theater presents Carmen and Danse à Grande Vitesse at Winspear Opera House, Dallas | Sept 16-18
  5. Out on a Limb Dance Company presents {254} DANCE-FEST 2016 in Waco | Oct. 1-2
  6. SMU Meadows School of the Arts presents Brown Bag Dance Series | Oct. 3-7
  7. The Russian Grand Ballet presents The Sleeping Beauty at the Eisemann Center in Richardson | Oct. 6
  8. Dallas Black Dance Theatre presents DanceAfrica! at Annette Strauss Artist Square | Oct. 7-8
  9. Texas Ballet Theater presents Carmen and Danse à Grande Vitesse at Bass Performance Hall, Fort Worth | Oct. 7-9
  10. Dallas Bach Society presents New York Baroque Dance Company at SMU, Caruth Auditorium | Oct. 8
  11. LakeCities Ballet presents Le Ballet du Dracula at MCL Grand Theater, Lewisville | Oct. 14-15
  12. TITAS presents Estampas Porteñas Tango at Dallas City Performance Hall | Oct. 28-29
  13. Dallas Black Dance Theatre presents Director's Choice at the Wyly Theatre, Dallas | Nov. 4-6
  14. Bruce Wood Dance Project presents Six at Dallas City Performance Hall | Nov. 11-12
  15. Dark Circles Contemporary Dance presents its Fall Series at Southern Methodist University, Bob Hope Theatre | Nov. 18-20

 

 CLASSICAL MUSIC + OPERA 

  1. The Dallas Symphony presents Music from Final Fantasy at the Meyerson Symphony Center | Sept. 2-3
  2. The Fort Worth Symphony presents E.T. The Extra Terrestrial with live accompaniment at Bass Performance Hall | Sept. 2-4
  3. The Dallas Symphony presents An Evening with Megan Hilty at the Meyerson Symphony Center | Sept. 9-11
  4. The Dallas Winds season begins with "A Hungarian Folk Tale" at the Meyerson Symphony Center | Sept. 13
  5. The Dallas Symphony presents its annual Gala with Lang Lang at the Meyerson Symphony Center | Sept. 16
  6. The Lone Star Wind Symphony season begins with "The Big Apple in Big D" at the Meyerson Symphony Center | Sept. 18
  7. The Cliburn season opens with Sean Chen at the Kimbell Art Museum, Fort Worth | Sept. 22
  8. The Chamber Music Society of Fort Worth presents Atrium Quartet at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth | Oct. 3
  9. Dallas Chamber Music Society's season opens with the Chiara String Quartet at SMU, Caruth Auditorium | Oct. 17
  10. The Dallas Opera season opens with Tchaikovsky's Eugene Onegin at the Winspear Opera House | Oct. 28-Nov 3

 

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

  1. Jerry Seinfeld comes to the Winspear Opera House | Sept. 10
  2. Chingo Bling comes to Arlington Improv | Sept. 16-19
  3. 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
  4. Arsenio Hall comes to the Arlington Improv | Oct. 7-8
  5. Chris D'Elia comes to the Majestic Theatre, Dallas | Oct. 8
  6. Bobcat Goldthwait comes to Hyena's Fort Worth (Oct. 20-21) and Hyena's Plano (Oct. 22)
  7. Flight of the Conchords comes to Verizon Theatre, Grand Prairie | Oct. 26
  8. Adam Carolla comes to the Majestic Theatre, Dallas | Nov. 4
  9. Leslie Jordan comes to the Majestic Theatre, Dallas | Nov. 11
  10. John Cleese and Eric Idle come to the Majestic Theatre, Dallas | Dec. 1

 

» 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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