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Places! Political Edition: Nov. 3-9, 2016

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



published Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Welcome to our weekly mega-list of performing arts happenings on TheaterJones! It covers a Thursday-to-Wednesday cycle and rounds up our picks for the best theater, classical music, opera, dance, comedy, spoken word/poetry and performing arts on film that are opening on North Texas stages and in movie theaters. Of all the local print and/or digital publications out there, it's the only weekly list of best bets that covers the range of performing arts—and only performing arts.

This week: Damn. This week. The top four in the Big 12 could have gone in any order; they're all hugely important and significant for Dallas. Beyond that, take a look at this entire list and think about the potentially culture-altering decision that the country makes in this week's cycle. Even the works of art in this list that aren't politically driven—either by the current election or politics in general—are great American stories. Some of them transcend America and look globally at the broader picture. A few were written four centuries ago; others were written four weeks ago. In fact, there's so much political performance happening this week that below the Big 12 I've put together a Top 10 Election list of works/performances to see before the election, if you can, because they're all somehow related to the process. Even suggestions not in that Top 10 are uniquely American, such as the world premiere of Matthew Rushing's Tribute, looking at 100 years of African-American dancemakers, part of the Dallas Black Dance Theatre show. And check the musicals this week: Of Thee I Sing at Lyric Stage, Million Dollar Quartet at Casa Mañana and Chicago at Mainstage Irving-Las Colinas. Great American stories.

And remember, art is always political. In buying a ticket you're making a decision to contribute to something vital to a healthy society. To steal and paraphrase from another Kander and Ebb musical (Cabaret), "Art makes the world go 'round."

Cue the bald eagle and confetti cannons.

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 NOV 3  thru  WED NOV 9 

 

Photo: Mike Morgan
Angels in America, Part One: Millennium Approaches at Uptown Players

 

 

 1  Angels in America, Part One: Millennium Approaches

Uptown Players | Kalita Humphreys Theater, Dallas

There's no question that any top 10 list of important American plays would include Tony Kushner's epic, two-part Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes, right alongside A Streetcar Named Desire, Death of a Salesman, Our Town, A Raisin in the Sun and Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? Uptown Players revives Part One (Millennium Approaches), and expect Part Two (Perestroika) in 2017. Life, death, love, AIDS, religion, loyalty, prophecy, poetry, POLITICS. It's all in there. It's been 20 years since the plays were in the Kalita Humphreys Theater, when Dallas Theater Center did them. Since then, DFW has also seen productions at Stage West in Fort Worth, Risk Theater Initiative in Dallas, and the opera adaptation was done at Fort Worth Opera. Cheryl Denson directs this production, with an ace cast of Emily Scott Banks, Pam Dougherty, Marianne Galloway, Garret Storms, David Meglino, Kyle Igneczi, Walter Lee and David Lugo. | Nov. 4-20

» More info in our listing

» Our feature story

 

Photo: Jamey Jamison
Of Thee I Sing at Lyric Stage

 

 2  Of Thee I Sing in Concert

Lyric Stage | Irving Arts Center, Carpenter Performance Hall

This right here is what you call witty season scheduling. Lyric Stage has been focusing on classic musicals with reconstructions of the original orchestrations and played with 30- to 40-piece orchestras. So why not do a staged concert (minimal costumes/sets) of the first musical to win the Pulitzer Prize for Drama (in 1932)? It's Gershwin's Of Thee I Sing, a political satire of a presidential election. Dick Monday, best known for the clowning outfit NY Goofs, directs, with the incomparable Jay Dias conducting. It stars Drew Shafranek as President Wintergreen, Andy Baldwin as Vice President Throttlebottom, Kristen Lassiter as Mary Turner, and Samantha McHenry as Diana Deveraux. | 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, Nov. 3-5; 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 6

» More info in our listing

 

Photo: Jirard
Matthew Rushing's Tribute is on the Dallas Black Dance Theatre Director\'s Choice program

 

 3  Director's Choice

Dallas Black Dance Theatre | AT&T Performing Arts Center, Wyly Theatre, Dallas

Dallas Black Dance Theatre opens its season with a revival of Christopher Vo's touch (listen) from 2014, and two world premieres. The first is Tiffany Rea-Fisher's The B-Side, in which audiences will have headphones and can select from three different scores (and toggle between them) for one dance. The other premiere is by Matthew Rushing of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. In Tribute, he chronicles 100 years of African-American dance masters, including Talley Beatty, Donald McKayle, Pearl Primus and Alvin Ailey. Rushing’s choreography is supported by a grant from the TACA Donna Wilhelm Family New Works Fund. | 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Nov. 4-5; 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 6

» More info in our listing

» Our feature on The B-Side

 

Photo: Photografeo
Jay Hunter Morris in Moby-Dick at San Diego Opera

 

 4  Moby-Dick

The Dallas Opera | AT&T Performing Arts Center, Winspear Opera House with free simulcasts at Klyde Warren Park in Dallas, and Kay Yeager Coliseum in Wichita Falls

 FREE SIMULCAST  Like theater, the world of new opera is plagued with second production syndrome. What happens when you produce a world premiere, and then no one after you touches it, ever? The Dallas Opera did the world premiere of Jake Heggie and Gene Scheer's Moby-Dick, based on Herman Melville's masterpiece, in 2010. It was a co-production and had subsequent productions around the country and world. It's already considered a modern classic, so why not bring it back. After all, it's not uncommon for an opera company to stage, say, La bohème, five years apart. Bold and smart move on the Dallas Opera's part. This production stars Jay Hunter Morris as Captain Ahab, who in 2012 took over the role from Ben Heppner, who originated it. Leonard Foglia directs and Emmanuel Villaume conducts. And it has two free live simulcasts on opening night, Nov. 4, at Klyde Warren Park in downtown Dallas and, for the first time, in Wichita Falls. | Nov. 4-20; free simulcasts at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 4

» More info in our listing

 

Photo: Anton Dressler
Ingrid Fliter

 

 5  Dvořák 8

Dallas Symphony Orchestra | Meyerson Symphony Center, Dallas

Pinchas Steinberg conducts the DSO on Dvořák's Symphony No. 8, which is inspired by Slavic folk song and dance; the program also includes Franck's The Accursed Huntsman (Le chasseur maudit) and Schumann's Piano Concerto, featuring pianist Ingrid Fliter. | 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, Nov. 3-5; and 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 6

» More info in our listing

 

 6  Julius Caesar

Shakespeare in the Bar | The Wild Detectives + The Ginger Man

Photo: Courtesy
Maria Bamford

Boom. Not only is Shakespeare in the Bar saved (this was a worry after original founders Dylan Key and Katherine Bourne Taylor took off for San Diego and Chicago, respectively), but these smart cookies decided to do one of the most famous pieces of political literature at this very moment in time. I mean, a fight for who's going to run the empire, with LITERAL back-stabbing. Yowza. The cast includes Charles Brandon Potter, Ryan Glenn, Shawn Gann, Jeffrey Colangelo, Michael Johnson, Caitlin Glass, Morgan Lauré Garrett, Ivan Jasso, Anastasia Munoz, Marcus Stimac, Katy Tye, Janielle Kastner, Steph Garrett, Brigham Mosley, Samuel Cress, Austin Tindle and Jeremiah Johnson. What's great about these events is you find a seat, watch Shakespeare, and play drinking games throughout the "barely rehearsed" production. | 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 7 at the Wild Detectives in Bishop Arts District; and 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 14 at the Ginger Man in East Dallas

» More info in our listing

 

 7  Adam Carolla | Maria Bamford

Live Nation | Majestic Theatre, Dallas

Two comedians, not on the same bill, but happening on consecutive nights at the same venue, the Majestic Theatre. On Friday it's Adam Carolla, who is probably the better known name. Like Jimmy Kimmel, he has gotten more interesting since the douchey days of their The Man Show on Comedy Central. Remember that? This appearance will include a live broadcast of his podcast The Adam Carolla Show. Then on Saturday it's the super-funny and underrated Maria Bamford, who has done a ton of TV guest roles and voiceovers, including Arrested Development and Bojack Horseman. Expect both shows to come with some political humor. How could they not? | Adam Carolla is 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 4; and Maria Bamford is 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 5

» More info

 

 8  Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center

Dallas Chamber Music Society | Southern Methodist University, Owen Fine Arts Center, Caruth Auditorium

Dallas Chamber Music Society presents the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, which is David Finckel and an ensemble of five others, playing Mozart's Quintet for Strings in C minor, K. 406; Schoenberg's Verklärte Nacht (Transfigured Night) for String Sextet Op. 4; and Brahms' Sextet No. 1 in B-flat Major for two violins, two violas and two cellos, Op. 18. Heads up: This will be the first of two Dallas performances of Transfigured Night happening within 8 days. The Dallas Chamber Symphony also performs it Nov. 15 (more on that next week). | 7:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 7

» More info in our listing

 

Photo: Chip Tompkins
Million Dollar Quartet at Casa Manana

 

 9  Million Dollar Quartet

Casa Mañana, Fort Worth

Casa Mañana presents the first locally produced staging of the musical about four of Sam Phillips' greatest signings, imagined as an impromptu concert together. We're talking about Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins, and some of the greatest rock 'n' roll hits ever. Playing those roles, respectively, are Trent Rowland, Christopher Damiano, Sean McGibbon and John Michael Presney. | Nov. 5-13

» More info in our listing

 

Photo: Dustin Curry
Chicago at Mainstage Irving-Las Colinas

 

 10  Chicago

Mainstage Irving-Las Colinas | Irving Arts Center, Dupree Theater

Mainstage Irving-Las Colinas opens its season with one of America's best musicals, by Kander and Ebb and Bob Fosse, about an infamous murder in 1920s and the sensation and spin it created. B.J. Cleveland directs; Mark Mullino music directs. The cast includes Liz J. Millea as Velma, Rachel Reininger as Roxie Hart, Gregory Hullett as Billy Flynn, Michael P. Rausch as Amos, and Brynne A. Huffman as Matron “Mama” Morton. | Nov. 4-20

Photo: Scott Hazard
Michael McCray and Kim Swarner in The Last 5 Years at Frisco Community Theatre

» More info in our listing

 

 11  Fall Dance Concert

Meadows School of the Arts Division of Dance | Southern Methodist University, Owen Fine Arts Center, Bob Hope Theatre

SMU's Meadows School of the Arts' Meadows Dance Ensemble has its fall concert, which features the premiere of Adam Hougland's Confluence, set to music by Joby Talbot (of the opera Everest, seen at Dallas Opera in 2015); Danial Shapiro and Joanie Smith's To Have and To Hold (1989), written in response to the AIDS epidemic; and Danny Buraczeski's Avalon (1985). | Nov. 9-13

» More info in our listing

 

 12  The Last 5 Years

Frisco Community Theatre | Discovery Center Theater, Frisco

Among the changes coming to Frisco Community Theatre, reportedly, is a new name, dropping the word "community," as they've moved beyond volunteer status and are paying the artists. They're gearing up for that with this production of one of Jason Robert Brown's greatest musicals. Two people sing about their relationship, one going foward and the other backwards. Really good stuff. This production features a six-piece orchestra, and actors Kim Swarner and and Michael McCray. Directed by Neale Whitmore with musical direction by Shane Hurst. | Nov. 4-20

» More info in our listing

 

 

 ELECTION TOP 10 

  1. Of Thee I Sing at Lyric Stage, Irving (see No. 2 in the Big 12 above)
  2. Angels in America, Part One: Millennium Approaches at Uptown Players (see No. 1 in the Big 12 above)
  3. Ann at Stage West, Fort Worth (see the "Last Chance" list below)
  4. Citizen Drumpf at Ohlook Performing Arts, Grapevine (see the "Last Chance" list below)
  5. Julius Caesar at Shakespeare in the Bar (see No. 6 in the Big 12 above)
  6. The Siege of Numantia at Teatro Dallas (see the "Last Chance" list below)
  7. Trump'd the Musical at Dallas Comedy House (see Friday, Nov. 4 below)
  8. November at Greater Lewisville Community Theater (see the "Last Chance" list below)
  9. Sexy Liberals of Comedy, screened through Fathom Events at local movie theaters (see Monday, Nov. 6 below)
  10. Lots of great stand-up comedy shows, including Adam Carolla, Maria Bamford and Tim Heidecker and the performers at the Arlington and Addison Improvs, and Hyena's Comedy Night Clubs in Dallas, Fort Worth and Plano. You know they're gonna crack wise about Tuesday. And you will laugh and laugh and laugh and laugh until it's time to cry. For a number of reasons.

 

 MORE PERFORMANCES OPENING NOV 3-9 

 

 THURSDAY, NOV 3 

 

Mike Baldwin

The comedian is at Hyena's Comedy Night Club Fort Worth. | Nov. 3-5

» More info

 

Funniest Comic in Texas: Round 3

The comedian is at the Arlington Improv. | Nov. 3

» More info

 

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The Hands of Orlac gets an original score by the Shadow Ensemble

 

Journeys from Light to Dark: Experimental Re-Scorings of Iconic Silent Films

Local composer Ryan Cockerham (he created the score for the world premiere of Jonathan Watkins' Crash at Texas Ballet Theater several years ago) and Jeannine Wager and Larry Rubin have formed a group called The Shadow Ensemble, and composed new experimental scores to three silent horror films. They'll perform them, with the films, Thursday, Friday and Saturday at the Bath House Cultural Center, Dallas. Schedule is below. | Nov. 3-5

  • 7:30pm Thursday, Nov. 3: The Hands of Orlac
  • 8pm Friday, Nov. 4: The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari
  • 8pm Saturday, Nov. 5: Nosferatu

» More info in our listing

 

Tony Roberts

The comedian is at the Addison Improv. | Nov. 3-6

» More info

 

Dan Soder

The comedian is at Hyena's Comedy Night Club Dallas. | Nov. 3-5

» More info

 

John Wessling

The comedian is at Hyena's Comedy Night Club Plano. | Nov. 3-5

» More info

 

 

 FRIDAY, NOV 4 

 

Photo: Justina Mintz
Tim Heidecker comes to Texas Theatre

 

Tim Heidecker

The irreverent comedian performs at the Texas Theatre. | 9 p.m. Friday, Nov. 4

» More info

 

Loss: A Series: Creating Through Grief

 FREE  Anita N. Martinez Ballet Folklórico explores loss through Día de los Muertos in a visual art exhibit and dance performance in the underground space at the Bath House Cultural Center. | 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 4

» More info in our listing

 

Rod Man

The comedian is at the Arlington Improv.  | Nov. 4-5

» More info

 

Photo: Jason Hensel
Trump'd: The Musical at Dallas Comedy House

 

Trump'd: The Musical

The Dallas Comedy House brings back its original musical for election weekend, with shows at 8 and 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday. The Comedy House will also be open on Election Night, in case you need laughs and drinks. | Nov. 4-5

» More info in our listing

» Our report on the show over the summer

 

 

 SATURDAY, NOV 5 

 

Swarm

 FREE  Danielle Georgiou Dance Group presents a new piece inspired by bees, at the J. Erik Jonnson Central Library in downtown Dallas. | 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 5

» More info in our listing


What Is American Culture?

 PAY WHAT YOU CAN  Violinist William Harvey and a string quartet tackle the question “What is American Culture?” by playing American composers. Presented by Open Classical at the Lakewood Conservatory of Fine Arts, Dallas. | 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 5

» More info

 

 

 SUNDAY, NOV 6 

 

 

 

The Bright Stream

The Bolshoi Ballet does the rarely seen Shostakovich ballet, screening via Fathom Events in movie theaters, including the Angelika Film Center in Dallas. | 12:55 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 6

» Find a theater here

 

Crystal Powell

The comedian is at the Arlington Improv.  | Nov. 6

» More info

 

Jeanne Robertson

The family friendly comedian comes Bass Performance Hall, Fort Worth | 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 6

» More info in our listing

 

 

 MONDAY, NOV 7 

 

Stephanie Miller's Sexy Liberal Comedy Tour

Fathom Events broadcasts this comedy event featuring Stephanie Miller, John Fugelsang and and Frangela, shown at area movie theaters. | 7:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 7

» More info

 

 

 TUESDAY, NOV 8 

 

 

 

 WEDNESDAY, NOV 9 

 

Funniest Comic in Texas: Round 4

The comedian is at the Arlington Improv.  | Nov. 9

» More info

 

King Lear

The Royal Shakespeare Company's production, featuring Antony Sher in the title role, screening in the Live from Stratford-on-Avon series at the Angelika Film Centers in Dallas and Plano. Um, did we mention politics? | 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 9 and 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 22

» More info

 

 

 

10 Out of 12

Undermain Theatre begins previews of Anne Washburn's play. Because it opens in next week's cycle, we'll have more on it then. | Previews Nov. 9-11, opens Nov. 12 and runs through Dec. 3

» More info in our listing

 

 

 WEEKLY HAPPENINGS + OPEN MICS 

 

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

 

 

LAST CHANCE 

 THESE PRODUCTIONS CLOSE THIS WEEKEND 

Photo: Buddy Myers
Ann at Stage West

 

Ann

Holland Taylor's Ann Richards play, starring Linda Leonard, at Stage West, Fort Worth. | Closes Sunday

» Our review

» Our interview with Linda Leonard


Blithe Spirit

The Noel Coward play presented by Theatre Arlington. | Closes Sunday

» More info in our listing

 

Citizen Drumpf

Presented by Ohlook Performing Arts Center in Grapevine. | Closes Sunday

» Our review

 

Eugene Onegin

The Tchaikovsky opera, presented by The Dallas Opera. | Closes Saturday

» Our review

» Our interview with Ukrainian baritone Andrei Bondarenko

 

Little Shop of Horrors

Presented by Ohlook Performing Arts Center, Grapevine. | xxx

» More info in our listing


November

The David Mamet election drama, presented by Greater Lewisville Community Theatre. | Closes Sunday

» More info in our listing


One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

Presented by Richardson Theatre Centre. | Closes Sunday

» More info in our listing

 

The Siege of Numantia

The Miguel de Cervantes play, presented by Teatro Dallas; performed in Spanish, with English libretto provided. Cora Cardona's contemporary staging suggests Syrian refugees at the center of the drama. | Closes Sunday

» Our review

 

Slave Letters

Presented by MBS Productions at the Studio Theatre at the Addison Theatre Center. Composed of actual letters written by slaves (who learned to write), this one is another great title for a political week. | Closes Sunday

» More info in our listing

 

Tenderly: The Rosemary Clooney Musical

Presented by Garland Civic Theatre at the Granville Arts Center. | Closes Saturday

» More info in our listing

 

Vanya & Sonia & Masha & Spike

Christopher Durang's comedy presented by Onstage in Bedford at the Trinity Arts Theater, Bedford. | Closes Sunday

» More info in our listing

 

 

LOOKING AHEAD

 UPCOMING PERFORMANCES AND EVENTS 

 

 THEATER 

  1. House Party Theatre presents Mirror: As If It Were the Moon at Deep Vellum Books, Dallas | Nov. 10-21
  2. Undermain Theatre presents 10 Out of 12 | Nov. 12-Dec. 3
  3. Denton Community Theatre presents The Crucible at the Campus Theatre | Nov. 11-20
  4. Theatre Three presents Bruce R. Coleman's Day Light | Nov. 17-Dec. 11
  5. Stage West presents Murder for Two | Nov. 17-Dec. 18
  6. Robert Dubac's The Book of Moron comes to the Eisemann Center for the Performing Arts, Richardson | Nov. 17-20
  7. Dallas Children's Theater presents A Charlie Brown Christmas | Nov. 18-Dec. 21
  8. Kitchen Dog Theater presents Feathers and Teeth at the Trinity River Arts Center | Nov. 18-Dec. 17
  9. Cara Mía Theatre Company presents Nuestra Pastorela at the Latino Cultural Center | Nov. 19-Dec. 11
  10. Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical comes to Bass Performance Hall, Fort Worth (Nov. 22-23) and the Music Hall at Fair Park (Nov. 25-27)
  11. The Dallas Theater Center presents A Christmas Carol at the Wyly Theatre, Dallas | Nov. 23-Dec. 2
  12. MBS Productions presents The Beulaville Baptist Book Club Presents a Bur-Less-Q Nutcracker at the Addison Theatre Center, Studio Theatre | Nov. 25-Dec. 26
  13. Theatre Three presents A Christmas Carol: The Radio Show at Theatre Too! | Nov. 26-Dec. 11
  14. Jubilee Theatre presents The Gifts of the Magi | Nov. 25-Dec. 24
  15. Theatre Britain presents The Sleeping Beauty, a panto, at Cox Building Playhouse, Plano | Nov. 26-Dec. 30

 

 DANCE 

  1. Bruce Wood Dance Project presents Six at Dallas City Performance Hall | Nov. 11-12
  2. Dark Circles Contemporary Dance presents its Fall Series at Southern Methodist University, Bob Hope Theatre | Nov. 18-20
  3. Beckles Dancing Company presents Autumn 18 at the South Dallas Cultural Center | Nov. 18-19
  4. Ballet Frontier of Texas presents The Nutcracker at Will Rogers Auditorium | Nov. 18-19
  5. Texas Ballet Theater presents The Nutcracker at Winspear Opera House, Dallas | Nov. 25-Dec. 4
  6. LakeCities Ballet Theatre presents The Nutcracker at Marcus High School, Flower Mound | Nov. 26-27
  7. The University of North Texas presents its New Choreographers Concert | Dec. 2-4
  8. The University of Texas at Arlington's Maverick Dance Company performs | Dec. 9-11
  9. Dallas Black Dance Theatre presents Black on Black at the DBDT Studios | Dec. 9-10
  10. Texas Ballet Theater presents The Nutcracker at Bass Performance Hall, Fort Worth | Dec. 9-24
  11. TITAS presents Jessica Lang Dance at the Winspear Opera House, Dallas | Dec. 10
  12. Texas Ballet Theater presents The Nutty Nutcracker at Bass Performance Hall | Dec. 16
  13. Bruce Wood Dance Project presents Mistletoe Magic with Hugh Panaro, Liz Callaway and Joseph Thalken at Dallas City Performance Hall | Dec. 20
  14. The national tour of The Hip-Hop Nutcracker comes to the Eisemann Center for the Performing Arts, Richardson | Dec. 23
  15. TITAS presents Pilobolus at Dallas City Performance Hall, Dallas | Jan. 13-14

 

 CLASSICAL MUSIC + OPERA 

  1. The Cliburn presents pianist Behzod Abduraimov at the Kimbell Art Museum, Fort Worth | Nov. 10
  2. The Dallas Bach Society presents a house concert with the Complete Bach Cello Suites, Part 1 | Nov. 11-12
  3. The Dallas Symphony presents Patriotic Pops with the United States Naval Academy Men's Glee Club at the Meyerson Symphony Center | Nov. 11-13
  4. Ensemble75 performs at Collora Pianos Recital Hall, Dallas | Nov. 12
  5. The Chamber Music Society of Fort Worth presents The Lighter Bank of the River Rhein at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth | Nov. 12
  6. Dallas Winds presents Shadow of Sirius at the Meyerson Symphony Center | Nov. 15
  7. The Dallas Chamber Symphony performs Schoeberg's Transfigured Night at Dallas City Performance Hall | Nov. 15
  8. The Dallas Symphony presents Brahms Symphony No. 4 at the Meyerson Symphony Center | Nov. 17-20
  9. Symphony Arlington, the Garland Symphony and Las Colinas Symphony present pianist Stephen Beus at Arlington Music Hall, Granville Arts Center and the Irving Arts Center | Nov. 17-19
  10. Chamber Music International performs at Dallas City Performance Hall | Dec. 2

 

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

  1. Louis C.K. comes to the Music Hall at Fair Park | Nov. 10
  2. Bob Dubac is at Hyena's Comedy Night Club, Dallas | Nov. 10-12
  3. Leslie Jordan comes to the Majestic Theatre, Dallas | Nov. 11
  4. Bruce Bruce comes to the Arlington Improv | Nov. 18-20
  5. Tone Bell performs at the Addison Improv | Nov. 25-27
  6. Tig Notaro comes to the Texas Theatre | Nov. 26
  7. John Cleese and Eric Idle come to the Majestic Theatre, Dallas | Dec. 1-2
  8. April Macie comes to Hyena's Comedy Night Club, Dallas | Dec. 1-3
  9. Jay Leno comes to the Winspear Opera House | Dec. 6
  10. Nene Leakes comes to the Arlington Improv | Dec. 7
  11. Mike Birbiglia's Thank God for Jokes comes to the Winspear Opera House | Dec. 8
  12. Damon Williams comes to the Black Academy of Arts & Letters | Dec. 9-10
  13. Jim Jefferies comes to the Majestic Theatre, Dallas | Dec. 9
  14. Brian Regan comes to the Music Hall at Fair Park | Dec. 31
  15. Bill Maher comes to the Music Hall at Fair Park | Jan. 22

 

» 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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WingSpan In the Tall Grass Ballet Frontier Texas Chita & Tune Miller, Mississippi UNT Dance and Theatre Open Classicial Irving arts Center Uptown Players Dallas Opera
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WingSpan In the Tall Grass Ballet Frontier Texas Chita & Tune Miller, Mississippi UNT Dance and Theatre Open Classicial Irving arts Center Uptown Players Dallas Opera
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WingSpan In the Tall Grass Ballet Frontier Texas Chita & Tune Miller, Mississippi UNT Dance and Theatre Open Classicial Irving arts Center Uptown Players Dallas Opera
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WingSpan In the Tall Grass Ballet Frontier Texas Chita & Tune Miller, Mississippi UNT Dance and Theatre Open Classicial Irving arts Center Uptown Players Dallas Opera
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WingSpan In the Tall Grass Ballet Frontier Texas Chita & Tune Miller, Mississippi UNT Dance and Theatre Open Classicial Irving arts Center Uptown Players Dallas Opera
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WingSpan In the Tall Grass Ballet Frontier Texas Chita & Tune Miller, Mississippi UNT Dance and Theatre Open Classicial Irving arts Center Uptown Players Dallas Opera
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WingSpan In the Tall Grass Ballet Frontier Texas Chita & Tune Miller, Mississippi UNT Dance and Theatre Open Classicial Irving arts Center Uptown Players Dallas Opera
MOMIX Opus Cactus ABBA
WingSpan In the Tall Grass Ballet Frontier Texas Chita & Tune Miller, Mississippi UNT Dance and Theatre Open Classicial Irving arts Center Uptown Players Dallas Opera
MOMIX Opus Cactus ABBA
WingSpan In the Tall Grass Ballet Frontier Texas Chita & Tune Miller, Mississippi UNT Dance and Theatre Open Classicial Irving arts Center Uptown Players Dallas Opera
MOMIX Opus Cactus ABBA
WingSpan In the Tall Grass Ballet Frontier Texas Chita & Tune Miller, Mississippi UNT Dance and Theatre Open Classicial Irving arts Center Uptown Players Dallas Opera
MOMIX Opus Cactus ABBA
WingSpan In the Tall Grass Ballet Frontier Texas Chita & Tune Miller, Mississippi UNT Dance and Theatre Open Classicial Irving arts Center Uptown Players Dallas Opera
MOMIX Opus Cactus ABBA
WingSpan In the Tall Grass Ballet Frontier Texas Chita & Tune Miller, Mississippi UNT Dance and Theatre Open Classicial Irving arts Center Uptown Players Dallas Opera
MOMIX Opus Cactus ABBA
WingSpan In the Tall Grass Ballet Frontier Texas Chita & Tune Miller, Mississippi UNT Dance and Theatre Open Classicial Irving arts Center Uptown Players Dallas Opera
MOMIX Opus Cactus ABBA
WingSpan In the Tall Grass Ballet Frontier Texas Chita & Tune Miller, Mississippi UNT Dance and Theatre Open Classicial Irving arts Center Uptown Players Dallas Opera
MOMIX Opus Cactus ABBA
WingSpan In the Tall Grass Ballet Frontier Texas Chita & Tune Miller, Mississippi UNT Dance and Theatre Open Classicial Irving arts Center Uptown Players Dallas Opera
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WingSpan In the Tall Grass Ballet Frontier Texas Chita & Tune Miller, Mississippi UNT Dance and Theatre Open Classicial Irving arts Center Uptown Players Dallas Opera
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