Ashley Kelley starts in <em>Bella: An American Tall Tale</em>&nbsp;at Dallas Theater Center

Places! Sept. 29-Oct. 5, 2016

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

published Wednesday, September 28, 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: A world premiere tall tale is at Dallas Theater Center, Jubilee Theatre's new artistic director gets Working, L.I.P. Service revisits a famous figure, Drag Strip Courage goes XX for Hamlet, soloists have roles at the Dallas and Richardson symphonies, and there are dance festivals in Plano and Waco. And in Oklahoma City, there's a new musical with gay subject matter.

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 29  thru  WED OCT 5 


Photo: Sergio Garcia
Ashley D. Kelley starts in Bella: An American Tall Tale at Dallas Theater Center


 1  Bella: An American Tall Tale

Photo: Steve Roberts
Trumpeter Ryan Anthony

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

Dallas Theater Center presents the world premiere of Kirsten Childs' musical Bella: An American Tall Tale, about an African-American woman traveling via train through the American West in the 19th century, looking for her Buffalo Soldier beau. It's directed by Robert O'Hara, whose play Bootycandy was just done at Stage West in Fort Worth. The musical stars Ashley D. Kelley as Bella, plus Josh Davis, Yurel Echezarreta, Denise Lee, Will Mann, Liz Mikel, Kenita R. Miller, Paolo Montalban, Clifton Oliver, Gabrielle Reyes, Zak Reynolds and Donald Webber Jr. Choreography is by Camille Brown, music direction by Rona Siddiqui. | Previews through Sept. 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


 2  Romeo and Juliet

Dallas Symphony Orchestra | Meyerson Symphony Center, Dallas + Stonebriar Community Church, Frisco

The Dallas Symphony plays selections from Prokofiev's ballet Romeo and Juliet, plus guest trumpeter Ryan Anthony stars in Haydn's Trumpet Concerto. Also on the program is John Adams' 1995 work Lollapalooza. Performances this week are Thursday, Saturday and Sunday at the Meyerson, and Friday at Stonebriar Community Church in Frisco. The Frisco concert doesn't include the Adams piece, and is without intermission. | 7:30 p.m. Sept. 28-Oct. 1; 2 p.m. Oct. 2

» More info in our listing in Dallas

» More info in our listing in Frisco


Photo: Cecil Fuqua
Working, A Musical at Jubilee Theatre


Photo: Leslie Boren
Jason Leyva as John Merrick

 3  Working: A Musical

Jubilee Theatre, Fort Worth

Normally, Places! uses opening day, not the previews, as the cycle for which to tout a show. But because next weekend is going to be very busy, and this weekend not so much, here's a plug for the opening production of Jubilee Theatre's 36th season. It's big because it's the first season selected by new Artistic Director William (Bill) Earl Ray, who becomes the fourth A.D. in North Texas' longest-running black theater's history—and the third since the death of co-founder Rudy Eastman in 2005. Working is the 1977 musical adapted by Stephen Schwartz and Nina Faso from the Studs Terkel collection of stories about Americans with various jobs. Ray directs. | Previews Sept. 30-Oct. 6; opens Oct. 7 and runs through Oct. 30

» More info in our listing

» Read Mark Lowry's new interview with Bill Ray in the Fort Worth Star-Telegram


 4  The Elephant Man

L.I.P. Service | The Firehouse Theatre, Farmer's Branch

L.I.P. Service revives Bernard Pomerance's play The Elephant Man, about famously deformed man John Merrick. Shawn Gann directs; Jason Leyva plays Merrick, Sara Lovett is Mrs. Kendal and Pat Watson is Frederick. Featuring an original cello score composed and played by Josh Bradford. | Sept. 29-Oct. 15

» More info in our listing


 5  Ana Vidovic

Fort Worth Classic Guitar Society + Allegro Guitar Society | Kimbell Art Museum, Fort Worth + Montgomery Arts Theater at Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts, Dallas

The Allegro Guitar Society opens its season with the Croatian guitarist Ana Vidovic, whose program includes Bach's Cello Suite No. 1 in G Major, BMV 1007 (transcribed for guitar by Valter Despalj), plus works by Giuliani, Scarlatti, Tarrega, Mangore, Takemitsu and Ponce. The Thursday performance is at the Kimbell Art Museum, Fort Worth and this season, the Dallas performances move to Montgomery Arts Theater at Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts, Dallas. | 7:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday, Sept. 29-30

» More info in our listing


Photo: Courtesy
Guitarist Ana Vidovic


 6  A Year with Frog and Toad

Casa Mañana Children's Theatre | Casa Mañana, Fort Worth

Casa Mañana Children's Theatre kicks off its new season with Robert and Willie Reale's musical based on the Arnold Lobel's stories about the title friends. Noah Putterman directs, and Jeff Lankov handles music direction. | Sept. 30-Oct. 16

» More info in our listing


Photo: Samuel Rushen
A Year with Frog and Toad at Casa Manana Children's Theater


 7  Opening Night Concert

Richardson Symphony Center | Eisemann Center for the Performing Arts, Richardson

The Richardson Symphony has been getting attention since music director Clay Couturiaux joined the group a few years ago. The season opens with a concert featuring Berlioz's Roman Carnival Overture; Saint-Saëns' Violin Concerto No. 3 in B minor, Op. 61, featuring Tessa Lark on violin; and Dvořák's Symphony No. 7 in D minor, Op. 70. | 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 1

» More info in our listing


Photo: Courtesy
Violinist Tessa Lark


 8  Heart and Soul Dance Festival

8&1 Dance Company | Courtyard Theatre, Plano

8&1 Dance Company presents a dance festival to benefit the families of the Dallas police officers killed in the line of duty, with performances from 8&1, Contemporary Ballet Dallas, 6 O'Clock Dance Theatre, Ballet J and other artists. | 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 30

» More info in our listing


Photo: Shanon Dickinson
Dracula the Melodrama at Pocket Sandwich Theatre


 9  Dracula the Melodrama

Pocket Sandwich Theatre, Dallas

Look, there's a lot of seriousness going on with the election, even if some of it is pure comedy. But our point is that there's no harm in taking in Joe Dickinson's popcorn-throwing spoof based on the Bram Stoker novel and the most famous vampire in monsterdom. Plus, at the Pocket, you can have a pitcher of beer. It's all fun. | Sept. 30-Nov. 12

» More info in our listing


 10  Hamlet

Drag Strip Courage | Arts Fifth Avenue, Fort Worth

 PAY WHAT YOU CAN  What's new about the world's most famous play? In this staging from Drag Strip Courage, as the annual Shakespeare in the Parking Lot production, there's an all-female cast, framed as a traveling women's ensemble called Daughters of York bring their Hamlet to the U.S. Nicholas Zebrun directs, and in his notes he writes: "We hope to present to you a bold, re-invigorated Hamlet, free of the traditional approaches, fastened into something new and original. It will not please everyone. That is part of the charm and ubiquity of Shakespeare: he is always malleable to a new concept. May ours provide, if not complete understanding of Hamlet the character, a more charitable understanding of Hamlet the play." Performance is outside, and is by donation. | Sept. 30-Oct. 8

» More info in our listing


Photo: Jason Johnson-Spinos
Emily Redenbaugh as Eurydice at Outcry Youth Theatre


 11  Eurydice

Outcry Youth Theatre | Addison Theatre Center, Studio Theater

Since Outcry introduced its youth theater several months back, the productions keep coming. Next up is Sarah Ruhl's enticing take on the story of the woman who was brought back from the underworld by he husband Orpheus. But this time it's told from her point of view. Hashtag Missology. Becca Johnson-Spinos directs. | Sept. 30-Oct. 9

» More info in our listing


 12  Flying Through the Centuries: From Bach to Piazzolla

Blue Candlelight Music Series | Private Home, Dallas

Of all the local chamber music groups doing house concerts, Blue Candlelight is one of the finest. In fact, its who season happens in the gorgeous home of Richard and Enika Schultze, who had a room built just for such concerts. Before the performance, which features pianist Alexander Tselyakov and cellist Jesus Castro-Balbi, there are hors d'oeuvres, and we're talking the good kind. | 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 30

» More info in our listing







Photo: Courtesy
Dustin Ybarra

Brett Ernst

The comedian is at the Addison Improv. | Sept. 29-Oct. 2

» More info


LOL Thursday with Michael Shawn

The comedian is at the Arlington Improv.  | Sept. 29

» More info


Collin Moulton

The comedian is at Hyena's Comedy Night Club Fort Worth. | Sept. 29-Oct. 1

» More info


Ricky Reyes

The comedian is at Hyena's Comedy Night Club Plano. | Sept. 29-Oct. 1

» More info


Thirsty Thursday

 PAY WHAT YOU CAN  House Party Theatre presents its night of new plays and drinking games. This week's titles are The Other Half by Sasha Davis, and two plays by Dylan Guerra: La Chica en the Bar and Piñata. | 9 p.m. Sept. 29 at the Wild Detectives in Oak Cliff; 9 p.m. Oct. 6 at the Bottle Shop/World Beer Company in Dallas

» More info in our listing


Dustin Ybarra

The local comedian, who has just landed a pilot being developed by ABC, is at Hyena's Comedy Night Club Dallas. | Sept. 29-Oct. 1

» More info





He Said She Said with Kym Whitley and Dav

The Battle of the Sexes comedy series is at the Arlington Improv. | Sept. 30-Oct. 2

» More info



Granbury Theatre Company presents the Lionel Bart musical based on the Dickens novel at the Granbury Opera House. | Sept. 30-Oct.30

» More info in our listing


State Fair

The Rodgers and Hammerstein musical presented by Artisan Center Theater, Hurst. | Sept. 30-Nov. 5

» More info in our listing





Doug Loves Movies Podcast

Comedian Doug Benson tapes an episode of his podcast at Hyena's Comedy Night Club Dallas. | 4:20 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 1

» More info





The Aviary

 FREE  This bi-weekly new play development project features a table read of a new play by Renee Jones, at Undermain Theatre. | 6 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 2

» More info


Home and Garden I

The Orchestra of New Spain opens its season with a concert of music by Scarlatti and others, in a private home on White Rock lake, featuring Larry Palmer on clavichord and tenor Michael Alonzo. | 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 2

» More info in our listing


Kirk Smith

The comedian is at Hyena's Comedy Night Club Dallas. | Oct. 2

» More info





Brown Bag Dance Series

 FREE  SMU Meadows School of the Arts Division of Dance presents its Brown Bag Dance Series, with works by student choreographers in the Bob Hope Theatre lobby in the Owens Fine Arts Building. | Noon Monday-Friday, Oct. 3-7

» More info





Sister's Back to School Catechism: The Holy Ghost and Other Terrifying Tales

Performing Arts Fort Worth brings back Sister's Back to School Catechism: The Holy Ghost and Other Terrifying Tales, one of many installments in the Late Night Catechism comedies, at McDavid Studio, next to Bass Hall | Oct. 5-9

» More info in our listing




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.

This week we're going with two events, south and north of us:


Photo: CityRep
Pryor Rendering at Oklahoma City Rep


{254} Dance Festival

Waco's Out on a Limb Dance Company presents this dance event that features several Dallas-Fort Worth groups, including Dark Circles Contemporary Dance, Danielle Georgiou Dance Group, Jordan Fuchs of Denton, Booker T. Washington HSPVA alum Shauna Davis, plus many more groups from Texas, Oklahoma and elsewhere. | Oct. 1-2

» More info


Pryor Rendering

Oklahoma City's only Actor's Equity Association Small Professional Theatre, CityRep, gets into the new musical game with this world premiere with music and lyrics by Frank Schiro and a book by Shawn Churchman. It's based on the novel of the same name by Gary Reed, about a young gay man's journey of self-discovery in Pryor, Okla., in the 1960s. The cast includes Broadway's Stacey Logan, and North Texas favorite Julie Johnson. Stephen Nachamie, who was an assistant director for the recent Broadway revival of She Loves Me, directors; music direction is by DFW music director Mark Miller. This is a co-production with Tulsa's American Theatre Company and Oklahoma University's Weitzenhoffer School of Musical Theatre. | Sept. 30-Oct. 9

» More info





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: Carol Rosegg
The tour of Rent


Dancing at Lughnasa

Presented by Contemporary Theatre of Dallas. | Closes Sunday

» Our review

» Our interview with co-directors Miki Bone and Frank Latson

Guys and Dolls

Presented by Theatre Arlington. | Closes Sunday

» Our review


Kong's Night Out

Presented by Rover Dramawerks in Plano. | Closes Saturday

» More info in our listing


The Panic Broadcast of 1938

Presented by the Core Theatre in Richardson. | Closes Sunday

» Our review



The 20th Anniversary Tour presented in the AT&T Performing Arts Center's Broadway Series. | Closes Sunday

» Our review

» Our interview with director Evan Ensign

Saturday Night Fever

Presented by Greater Lewisville Community Theatre. | Closes Sunday

» More info in our listing

Smokey Joe's Cafe

Presented by Plaza Theatre, Cleburne. | Presented Saturday

» More info in our listing

We All (Still) Make Mistakes - The B Sides: A Drunken Mixtape

Presented by Sundown Collaborative Theatre at the Greenspace Arts Collective, Denton. | Closes Sunday

» More info in our listing






  1. Ohlook Performing Arts in Grapevine brings back Citizen Drumpf | Oct. 7-Nov. 5
  2. Stage West opens its season with Ann, about Ann Richards | Oct. 8-Nov. 6
  3. WingSpan Theatre Company presents Breadcrumbs at the Bath House Cultural Center | Oct. 6-21
  4. Kitchen Dog Theater's season opens with A Stain Upon the Silence: Beckett's Bequest at the Trinity River Arts Center | Oct. 7-29
  5. WaterTower Theatre presents Ring of Fire: The Music of Johnny Cash | Oct. 7-30
  6. PrismCo presents Midas at the Oak Cliff Cultural Center | Oct. 8-23
  7. The Drama Club presents The Incident and Wild, Wicked, Wyrd: Fairytale Time at Bryant Hall on the Kalita Humphreys Theater | Oct. 10-29
  8. Garland Civic Theatre presents Tenderly: The Rosemary Clooney Musical | Oct. 13-Nov. 5
  9. MBS Productions presents Slave Letters at the Stone Cottage in Addison | Oct. 13-Nov. 6
  10. Dallas Children's Theater presents Dracula | Oct. 14-29
  11. Teatro Dallas presents The Seige of Numantia | Oct. 14-Nov. 5
  12. 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
  13. Theatre Arlington presents Blithe Spirit | Oct. 21-Nov. 6
  14. Circle Theatre presents Funnyman | Oct. 20-Nov. 19
  15. Cara Mía Theatre Company and Theater Mitu present Juàrez: A Documentary Mythology at the Latino Cultural Center | Oct. 20-23
  16. The tour of The Phantom of the Opera comes to Bass Performance Hall in Fort Worth | Oct. 20-30
  17. Amphibian Stage Productions presents the world premiere of Kathleen Culebro's Smart Pretty Funny | Oct. 20-Nov. 13
  18. Bishop Arts Theatre Center presents Lynn Nottage's Ruined | Oct. 20-30
  19. Plano's Rover Dramawerks presents Think Twice | Oct. 20-Nov. 12
  20. Brick Road Theatre presents The Light in the Piazza at the Courtyard Theatre in Plano | Oct. 21-30
  21. Greater Lewisville Community Theatre presents David Mamet's November | Oct. 21-Nov. 6
  22. The Music Theatre of Denton presents Shrek the Musical at the Campus Theatre, Denton | Oct. 21-28
  23. Onstage in Bedford presents Vanya & Sonia & Masha & Spike | Oct. 21-Nov. 6
  24. Contemporary Theatre of Dallas presents As We Lie Still | Oct. 28-Nov. 20
  25. The Ochre House presents Kevin Grammer's Dreaming Electric | Oct. 29-Nov. 19



  1. The Russian Grand Ballet presents The Sleeping Beauty at the Eisemann Center in Richardson | Oct. 6
  2. Dallas Black Dance Theatre presents DanceAfrica! at Annette Strauss Artist Square | Oct. 7-8
  3. Texas Ballet Theater presents Carmen and Danse à Grande Vitesse at Bass Performance Hall, Fort Worth | Oct. 7-9
  4. Dallas Bach Society presents New York Baroque Dance Company at SMU, Caruth Auditorium | Oct. 8
  5. LakeCities Ballet presents Le Ballet du Dracula at MCL Grand Theater, Lewisville | Oct. 14-15
  6. Angels of Dance presents "Dancing for the Cure" at Dallas City Performance Hall | Oct. 23
  7. TITAS presents Estampas Porteñas Tango at Dallas City Performance Hall | Oct. 28-29
  8. Dallas Neo-Classical Ballet performs works inspired by the film Suspiria at the Texas Theatre | Oct. 31
  9. Dallas Black Dance Theatre presents Director's Choice at the Wyly Theatre, Dallas | Nov. 4-6
  10. The SMU Meadows Dance Ensemble presents its Fall Concert at SMU | Nov. 9-13
  11. Bruce Wood Dance Project presents Six at Dallas City Performance Hall | Nov. 11-12
  12. Dark Circles Contemporary Dance presents its Fall Series at Southern Methodist University, Bob Hope Theatre | Nov. 18-20
  13. Beckles Dancing Company presents Autumn 18 at the South Dallas Cultural Center | Nov. 18-19



  1. The Dallas Symphony Orchestra presents a German Requiem, with pianist Yuja Wang | Oct. 6-9
  2. The Arlington Master Chorale performs American Spirituals at Trinity United Methodist Church | Oct. 7-8
  3. The Cliburn presents a program of American Piano at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth | Oct. 8
  4. The Dallas Bach Society presents Le Arts Florissants with the New York Baroque Dance Company at SMU's Caruth Auditorium | Oct. 8
  5. Dallas Winds presents Stained Brass at the Meyerson Symphony Center | Oct 11
  6. The Dallas Symphony presents Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 4 at the Meyerson Symphony Center | Oct. 13-16
  7. The Chamber Music Society of Fort Worth presents Atrium Quartet at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth | Oct. 15
  8. The Fine Arts Chamber Players season opens at Dallas Museum of Art | Oct. 15
  9. Orpheus Chamber Singers present An American Century at Highland Park Presbyterian Church | Oct. 16
  10. Dallas Chamber Music Society's season opens with the Chiara String Quartet at SMU, Caruth Auditorium | Oct. 17
  11. The Dallas Chamber Symphony presents an original score to Murnau's film Sunrise at City Performance Hall | Oct. 18
  12. The Voices of Change season opens at SMU, Caruth Auditorium | Oct. 24
  13. The Cliburn presents Haochen Zhang and the Brentano Quarter at the Kimbell Art Museum | Oct. 27-28 
  14. The Dallas Opera season opens with Tchaikovsky's Eugene Onegin at the Winspear Opera House | Oct. 28-Nov 3
  15. The Dallas Symphony performs Fantasia Pops at the Meyerson Symphony Center | Oct. 28-30



  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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