Places! Sept. 22-28, 2016

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

published Thursday, September 22, 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: Shakespeare Dallas ushers in a fall Tempest, Cara Mía Theatre Co. revives its original work Crystal City 1969, Dallas Symphony does The Rite of Spring sans dancers, Sean Chen kicks off the Cliburn season, and John Corigliano is in residence at Texas Christian University. Also: The '80s are back at Theatre Three, comics take over Gexa, NPR's trivia/puzzle game is in Dallas, and lots 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!



 THU SEPT 22  thru  WED SEPT 28 


Photo: Jessica Helton
Dagny Sanson and T.A. Taylor star in The Tempest for Shakespeare Dallas


 1  The Tempest

Shakespeare Dallas | Samuell-Grand Amphitheatre at Tenison Park, Dallas + Addison Circle Park, Addison

Shakespeare Dallas closes its 2016 season with Shakespeare's final play, one of his most popular. René Moreno directs, T.A. Taylor stars as Prospero, and Dagny Sanson is Miranda. The Tempest first plays Samuell-Grand Amphitheatre, Dallas, previewing Sept. 21 and 22, opening Sept. 23 and running through Oct. 1; and then it moves to Addison Circle Park, Oct. 6-16. | Sept. 21-Oct. 16

» More info in our listing


Photo: Adolfo Cantú Villarreal/TZOM Films
Eddie Zertuche, Chris Ramirez, Alejandra Flores and Alycya Magan in Crystal City 1969 from Cara Mía Theatre Company


 2  Crystal City 1969

Cara Mía Theatre Company | Latino Cultural Center, Dallas

This is the show that revived Cara Mía Theatre Company, which had been on hiatus and was going to close, until David Lozano and Raul Treviño decided to create what became a seminal work for the group. Crystal City 1969 is a marvelous work of protest theater, based on the true story of Latino high school students' walkout and protests in the West Texas town of Crystal City, nearly 50 years ago. Since CMTC performed it in 2009 and again in 2010, Cara Mía has become one of the most conversation-starting North Texas theater companies, and a leading voice in Chicano theater in the U.S. Even if you've seen this once or twice or more, check it out again. It should take on new relevance as Americans of color have had more outlets—and sadly, more reasons—to speak out against systemic racism and injustice. | Sept. 23-Oct. 16

» More info in our listing


Photo: Otto van den Toorn
Simone Lamsma


 3  The Rite of Spring

Dallas Symphony Orchestra | Meyerson Symphony Center, Dallas

Stravinsky's ballet The Rite of Spring caused a riot upon its opening in Paris in 1913, and it's still a wondrous, jarring piece of music to hear. The Dallas Symphony opens its Symphonic season with the work, with no dancers. Opening the program is guest violinist Simone Lamsma on the Brahms Violin Concerto. Jaap van Zweden conducts. | 7:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday, Sept. 22-23, and 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 25

» More info in our listing


Photo: Courtesy
Sean Chen


 4  Sean Chen

The Cliburn | Renzo Piano Pavilion at the Kimbell Art Museum, Fort Worth 

Photo: J. Henry Fair
John Corigliano

He was the top-placing American at the 13th Van Cliburn International Piano Competition in 2013, coming in third place, and charmed audiences the entire way through with his playing and thick, floppy hair. Chen opens the Cliburn 2016-17 season, for which most of the concerts will be Fort Worth's museums and spaces that are not Bass Hall. Chen's program at the Kimbell Art Museum: Bach-Godowsky's Cello Suite No. 3 in C Major, BWV 1009; Beethoven's Sonata No. 14 in C-sharp Minor, Op. 27, No. 2 (“Moonlight”); Copland's Piano Variations; and Ravel's Le tombeau de Couperin. | 7:30 pm. Thursday, Sept. 22

» More info in our listing


 5  Festival of American Song featuring John Corigliano

Texas Christian University School of Music | TCU, PepsiCo Recital Hall, Fort Worth

In recent years, Texas Christian University's Festival of American Song has featured composers and songwriters like Jason Robert Brown and Ricky Ian Gordon, and this year brings in Oscar-winning composer John Corigliano (The Red Violin) for a residency with students and several public performances with students and local professionals. At 7 p.m. Tuesday is "The Songs of John Corigliano," and at 3 p.m. Wednesday is a performance and artist talk with Corigliano. | 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 27 and 3 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 28

Also, scheduled around this event, the TCU Wind Symphony, TCU Symphony and TCU Chorale perform the works of Corigliano at Bass Performance Hall at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 26; and the TCU Symphony performs Corigliano’s Gazebo Dances and The Promenade Overture, in addition to Haydn’s beloved Symphony No. 45, "Farewell," at TCU's Ed Landreth Auditorium, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 29

» More info


 6  The Wedding Singer

Theatre Three, Dallas

Of all the dopey Adam Sandler films, 1998's The Wedding Singer is one of them. The musical, with music by Matthew Sklar, book by Chad Beguelin and Tim Herlihy and lyrics by Chad Beguelin, is pretty dopey, too. But sometimes you need dopey in your life, especially if it comes in the form of skinny ties and keytars. Speaking of dope, the story is set in the 1980s, so get ready to cringe at the fashions you will remember wearing, thinking you were rad. Bruce R. Coleman directs, and Cameron Cobb stars as Robbie Hart, the Sandler role, with Katie Moyes Williams as Julia, the Drew Barrymore role. | Previews Sept. 22-25, opens 7:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 26 and runs through Oct. 16

» More info in our listing


Photo: Michael McCray/SoloShoe Communications
Jacob Lewis, Katie Moyes Williams, Cameron Cobb and Nikki Cloer in The Wedding Singer at Theatre Three



 7  Funny or Die Presents Oddball Comedy & Curiosity Festival

Funny or Die | Gexa Energy Pavilion, Dallas

This is, what, the third or fourth national tour of this mega-comedy festival, like Lollapalooza but with intentional laughs? In the past we've had headliners like Louis CK and Amy Schumer, and indeed, on this tour Tracy Morgan, Hannibal Burress and John Oliver have been the big names. But, alas, not Dallas. We get dude-bro Dane Cook. Ah well. There's also Sebastian Maniscalco, Tom Segura, Iliza Shlesinger, Bobby Lee, Ali Wong, Jermaine Fowler and Big Jay Oakerson. But it is hosted by Jeff Ross, the Roastmaster General. | 6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 23 

» More info


Photo: Courtesy
William Blake


 8  William Blake

Uptown Players 2016 Dallas Pride Performing Arts Festival | Kalita Humphreys Theater, Dallas

Blake is a Dallas native who made it to the Hollywood round in season four of American Idol (the Carrie Underwood season), and that big voice was in shows at Uptown Players, and at the old Hideaway Club, before he took off for New York and hit the cabaret scene hardcore. He's now a regular at 54 Below, Birdland and elsewhere, and sings everything from Etta James to show tunes. He wraps up Uptown Players' fifth Dallas Pride Performing Arts Festival with a concert at the Kalita Humphreys Theater on Saturday night. | 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 25

» More info in our listing


 9  NPR Presents Ask Me Another

WNYC and KERA | Majestic Theatre, Dallas

NPR's game of trivia and puzzles, hosted by Ophira Eisenberg with one-man house band Jonathan Coulton, has become a hit on NPR and our local affiliate KERA. The live show will be taped in Dallas for one night. No telling who the guests will be, but no matter who, they can't come between the adorably awkward, stupid-funny chemistry between Eisenberg and Coulton. | 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 27

» More info in our listing

» Our interview with Ophira Eisenberg and puzzlemaster Art Chung


 10  Oak Cliff Flamenco Festival Grand Finale

Ida y Vuelta Flamenco | Kessler Theater, Oak Cliff

The Oak Cliff Flamenco Festival has been going on for more than a week, with events at various venues, and wraps up with a finale featuring world-class flamenco musicians, singers and dancers at the Kessler Theater. | 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 25

» More info



 11  The Threepenny Opera

National Theatre of London NTLive | Angelika Film Center Dallas and Plano

Rufus Norris directs the masterpiece Brecht/Weill musical for the National Theatre of London, with a cast that includes Sarah Amankwah, Hammed Animashaun and Rory Kinnear. You gotta see a production of this piece at some point, and this NT Live screening should do the trick. If you don't know the show, you've probably heard the songs "Pirate Jenny" and "Mack the Knife," and if you love Urinetown, you recognize its forefather in this show. Norris, BTW, also directed the stage and film musical London Road, which is showing at the Angelika this week, too. (See a link to our review under the FRIDAY section below.) Threepenny screens at the Angelika Film Centers in Dallas and Plano. | 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 22 and 2 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 28

» More info in our listing


Photo: Courtesy


 12  TrioPolis

Ensemble75 | Collora Piano, Dallas

Ensemble75, founded by SMU Meadows School of the Arts grads and named after the notorious Dallas highway, opens the season with the first of three fall recitals at Collora Piano in Dallas. This first concert features TrioPolis, comprised of University of North Texas violin professor Felix Olschofka and clarinet professor Kimberly Cole Luevano, along with pianist Anatolia Ioannides. As is usual at Ensemble 75 performances, lesser-known music and works by living composers will be celebrated, with works by Milhaud and Menotti getting top billing. Expect to hear polished, top-tier playing in Collora Piano’s intimate in-house recital hall. — J. Robin Coffelt. | 7 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 25

» More info in our listing







Photo: Sergio Garcia
Ashley D. Kelley is Bella at the Dallas Theater Center


Aaron Aryanpur

The local comedian is at the Arlington Improv.  | Sept. 22

» More info


Paula Bel

The comedian is at Hyena's Comedy Night Club Fort Worth. | Sept. 22-24

» More info


Bella: An American Tall Tale

Dallas Theater Center presents the world premiere of Kirsten Childs' musical Bella: An American Tall Tale, about an African-American woman traveling by train through the American West in the 19th century. It's directed by Robert O'Hara, whose play Bootycandy was just done at Stage West in Fort Worth. Bella is a co-production with Playwrights Horizons in New York, where it will appear in 2017. Because Bella previews in this cycle and opens in the next, we'll have more on it in next week's Places! | Previews Sept. 22-29, opens Sept. 30 and runs through Oct. 22

» More info in our listing

» Read Shelby-Allison Hibbs' interview with Kirsten Childs

» Read Mark Lowry's Q&A with Robert O'Hara about Bootycandy and Bella

The Panic Broadcast of 1938

The Core Theatre in Richardson presents an original youth production, The Panic Broadcast of 1938. | Sept. 22-Oct. 2

» More info in our listing


Ali Siddiq

The comedian is at the Addison Improv | Sept. 22-25

» More info


Jenny Zigrino

The comedian is at Hyena's Comedy Night Club Plano. | Sept. 22-24

» More info





Owen Benjamin

The comedian is at Hyena's Comedy Night Club Dallas. | Sept. 23-24

» More info


Lavell Crawford

The comedian, known for Breaking Bad, is at the Arlington Improv.  | Sept. 23-25

» More info


Love Letters

The A.R. Gurney script, presented by Denton Community Theatre in the PointBank Black Box Theatre, Denton. | Sept. 23-25

» More info in our listing


London Road

A film musical of the London stage musical based on the true story of a serial killer stalking a small English community, planning multiple times beginning Friday, Sept. 23 at the Angelika Film Centers in Dallas and Plano.

» Our review


The World's Safest Art Show

In response to the Dallas Fire Marshal's shutdown of performances in various spaces, Dean Terry and his group Therefore have created an original one-night multidisciplinary performance. To hopefully avoid a shutdown (the Fire Marshal found out about other shows on social media), "we are taking extra precautions and will be well protected by our own impenetrable bureaucracy." So you'll only find out where it is (central Dallas) when you get a ticket. | 8:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 23

» The Facebook event page





The Three B's

The Plano Symphony Orchestra opens its season with Bach, Beethoven and Brahms, featuring pianist Jorge Federico Osorio at the Eisemann Center for the Performing Arts, Richardson. | 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24

» More info in our listing


Watch, Fight and Pray: Artists Passing the Torch

A multidisciplinary performance that will explore how artists of different backgrounds and ethnicities express themselves as they survive the ongoing struggle between racial injustice, social injustice and a broken judicial system. Featured artists will express and pass on their insight with spoken word, dance, music and video presentation. The mission is to explore and celebrate our wholeness, unity, ancestry and hope in the midst of chaos through the arts! Artists include King Shakur, Avery Anderson, Alejandro Perez Jr., Ashley Wilkerson, Billye Mitchell, Zack Lyons, Sin, Tirí E. Chilomé, Brianne Sargent, Randi Thompson, Rage Tench, Lynishia Smith, Leo Hassan, Brandon L. Jackson, Brenda Randall. At the South Dallas Cultural Center. | 7-9 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24

» More info in our listing





PreK and Me

Denise Lee Onstage's weekly cabaret series at Two Corks and a Bottle in Uptown. This week, Brenda Marshall-McClure explores her life pre-kids. | 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 27

» More info in our listing


Rent Industry Night

AT&T Performing Arts Center and TheaterJones co-present the second Broadway Series Industry Night, which has discounted tickets to the tour of the 20th Anniversary Tour of Jonathan Larson's Rent, with receptions before the show and at intermission, plus an afterparty with members of the cast, prizes, and a guest appearance from local drag entertainer Raquel Blake. | 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 27

» Buy tickets to Industry Night here





The Humor Games

The improv competition comes to Addison Improv. | 8 p.m. Sept. 28

» More info




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: Robert Bourdage
The Lake Worth Monster at Hip Pocket Theatre


The Lake Worth Monster

Hip Pocket Theatre closes its 40th season with a revival of Johnny Simons' seminal autobiographical music, something of a legend in Fort Worth, and not seen since 1989. The Hipsters and friends, including folks who worked on the original 1975 production that was Simons' TCU Master's Thesis, have reconstructed the music, costumes and more. It's an epic revival, with a stunning treat late in the second act: an oversized monster puppet designed by New York puppet great Basil Twist. Must see. Through Oct. 16.

» Mark Lowry's review in the Star-Telegram

» Mark Lowry's feature in the Star-Telegram

» Jan Farrington's review in TheaterJones





Arlington Improv Open Mike

Free comedy open mike on Wednesdays at the Arlington Improv.  | 7 p.m. Wednesdays

» More info


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


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






Photo: Rebecca Brooks
'night, Mother at Echo Theatre


Dallas Pride Performing Arts Festival

Presented by Uptown Players at various venues on the Kalita Humphreys Theater campus, Dallas. | Closes Saturday, Sept. 24

» More info in our listing


Death the Musical II: Death Takes a Harmony

A new musical by Scott Eckert, presented by Pocket Sandwich Theatre, Dallas. | Closes Saturday, Sept. 24

» Our review


The Hollow

The Agatha Christie mystery presented by Theatre Britain at Cox Building Playhouse, Plano. | Closes Sunday, Sept. 25

» Our review



The James Kirkwood comedy presented by Garland Civic Theatre at the Granville Arts Center, Garland. | Closes Sunday, Sept. 25

» More info in our listing


The Lion in Winter

The James Goldman play presented by Tarrant Actors Regional Theatre at the Fort Worth Community Arts Center, Sanders Theatre. | Closes Suday, Sept. 25

» Our review

'night, Mother

Marsha Norman's thriller, presented by Echo Theatre at the Bath House Cultural Center. | Closes Saturday

» Our review

PlayPride LGBT Competition

Presented by Bishop Arts Theatre Center in Oak Cliff. | Closes Sunday

» Our review


The Sum of Us

Presented by Theatre Three in the Theatre Too basement space. | Closes Sunday, Sept. 25

» Our review


To Kill a Mockingbird

Presented by the Firehouse Theatre in Farmer's Branch. | Closes Sunday, Sept. 25

» More info in our listing


The Vagina Monologues

A Spanglish production of the Eve Ensler series of monologues, presented by Artes de la Rosa at the Rose Marine Theater, Fort Worth. | Closes Sunday, Sept. 25

» More info in our listing







  1. L.I.P. Service presents The Elephant Man at the Firehouse Theatre in Farmer's Branch | Sept. 29-Oct. 15
  2. Ohlook Performing Arts does its original musical Citizen Drumpf | Sept. 30-Nov. 12
  3. Jubilee Theatre's season opens with Working | Sept. 30-Oct. 30
  4. Casa Mañana Children's Theatre presents A Year with Frog and Toad | Sept. 30-Oct. 16
  5. Performing Arts Fort Worth presents Sister's Back to School Catechism: The Holy Ghost and Other Terrifying Tales at McDavid Studio, next to Bass Hall | Oct. 5-9
  6. Stage West opens its season with Ann, about Ann Richards | Oct. 8-Nov. 6
  7. WingSpan Theatre Company presents Breadcrumbs at the Bath House Cultural Center | Oct. 6-21
  8. Kitchen Dog Theater's season opens with A Stain Upon the Silence: Beckett's Bequest at the Trinity River Arts Center | Oct. 7-29
  9. WaterTower Theatre presents Ring of Fire: The Music of Johnny Cash | Oct. 7-30
  10. PrismCo presents Midas at the Oak Cliff Cultural Center | Oct. 8-23
  11. The Drama Club presents The Incident and Wild, Wicked, Wyrd: Fairytale Time at Bryant Hall on the Kalita Humphreys Theater | Oct. 10-29
  12. Garland Civic Theatre presents Tenderly: The Rosemary Clooney Musical | Oct. 13-Nov. 5
  13. Dallas Children's Theater presents Dracula | Oct. 14-29
  14. Teatro Dallas presents The Seige of Numantia | Oct. 14-Nov. 5
  15. Stolen Shakespeare Guild presents repertory productions of A Doll's House and Tartuffe at the Fort Worth Community Arts Center, Sanders Theatre | Oct. 14-30
  16. Theatre Arlington presents Blithe Spirit | Oct. 21-Nov. 6
  17. Circle Theatre presents Funnyman | Oct. 20-Nov. 19
  18. Cara Mía Theatre Company and Theater Mitu present Juàrez: A Documentary Mythology at the Latino Cultural Center | Oct. 20-23
  19. The tour of The Phantom of the Opera comes to Bass Performance Hall in Fort Worth | Oct. 20-30
  20. Bishop Arts Theatre Center presents Lynn Nottage's Ruined | Oct. 20-30



  1. 8&1 Dance Company presents the Heart and Soul Dance Festival at the Courtyard Theatre, Plano | Sept. 30
  2. Out on a Limb Dance Company presents {254} DANCE-FEST 2016 in Waco | Oct. 1-2
  3. SMU Meadows School of the Arts presents Brown Bag Dance Series | Oct. 3-7
  4. The Russian Grand Ballet presents The Sleeping Beauty at the Eisemann Center in Richardson | Oct. 6
  5. Dallas Black Dance Theatre presents DanceAfrica! at Annette Strauss Artist Square | Oct. 7-8
  6. Texas Ballet Theater presents Carmen and Danse à Grande Vitesse at Bass Performance Hall, Fort Worth | Oct. 7-9
  7. Dallas Bach Society presents New York Baroque Dance Company at SMU, Caruth Auditorium | Oct. 8
  8. LakeCities Ballet presents Le Ballet du Dracula at MCL Grand Theater, Lewisville | Oct. 14-15
  9. Angels of Dance presents "Dancing for the Cure" at Dallas City Performance Hall | Oct. 23
  10. TITAS presents Estampas Porteñas Tango at Dallas City Performance Hall | Oct. 28-29
  11. Dallas Neo-Classical Ballet performs works inspired by the film Suspiria at the Texas Theatre | Oct. 31
  12. Dallas Black Dance Theatre presents Director's Choice at the Wyly Theatre, Dallas | Nov. 4-6
  13. The SMU Meadows Dance Ensemble presents its Fall Concert at SMU | Nov. 9-13
  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
  16. Beckles Dancing Company presents Autumn 18 at the South Dallas Cultural Center | Nov. 18-19



  1. The Dallas Symphony plays Romeo and Juliet at the Meyerson Symphony Center | Sept. 29-Oct. 2
  2. The Allegro Guitar Society season begins with Ana Vidovic, at the Kimbell Art Museum, Fort Worth and Montgomery Arts Theater at Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts, Dallas | Sept. 29-30
  3. The Richardson Symphony season opens at the Eisemann Center for the Performing Arts, Richardson | Oct. 1
  4. The Orchestra of New Spain presents House & Garden in a private home, Dallas | Oct. 2
  5. The Chamber Music Society of Fort Worth presents Atrium Quartet at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth | Oct. 15
  6. Dallas Chamber Music Society's season opens with the Chiara String Quartet at SMU, Caruth Auditorium | Oct. 17
  7. The Dallas Opera season opens with Tchaikovsky's Eugene Onegin at the Winspear Opera House | Oct. 28-Nov 3



  1. Arsenio Hall comes to the Arlington Improv | Oct. 7-8
  2. Chris D'Elia comes to the Majestic Theatre, Dallas | Oct. 8
  3. Nikki Glaser comes to the Addison Improv | Oct. 14-15
  4. Bobcat Goldthwait comes to Hyena's Fort Worth (Oct. 20-21) and Hyena's Plano (Oct. 22)
  5. Flight of the Conchords comes to Verizon Theatre, Grand Prairie | Oct. 26
  6. Craig Shoemaker "The Lovemaster" comes to the Addison Improv. | Oct. 27-29
  7. Unelectable You: The Second City's Completely Unbiased Political Revue comes to the Majestic Theatre | Nov. 1
  8. Nick Offerman comes to the Majestic Theatre, Dallas | Nov. 2
  9. Adam Carolla comes to the Majestic Theatre, Dallas | Nov. 4
  10. Maria Bamford comes to the Majestic Theatre, Dallas | Nov. 5
  11. Jeanne Robertson comes to Bass Performance Hall, Fort Worth | Nov. 6
  12. Louis C.K. comes to the Music Hall at Fair Park | Nov. 10
  13. Leslie Jordan comes to the Majestic Theatre, Dallas | Nov. 11
  14. Tig Notaro comes to the Texas Theatre | Nov. 26
  15. John Cleese and Eric Idle come to the Majestic Theatre, Dallas | Dec. 1
  16. Jay Leno comes to the Winspear Opera House | Dec. 6
  17. Mike Birbiglia's Thank God for Jokes comes to the Winspear Opera House | Dec. 8
  18. Jim Jefferies comes to the Majestic Theatre, Dallas | Dec. 9
  19. Brian Regan comes to the Music Hall at Fair Park | Dec. 31


» 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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