Selmore Haines III in <em>Thurgood</em>

Places! Feb. 2-8, 2017

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

published Thursday, February 2, 2017

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: For theater lovers, the top four events in our list below are must-sees. They could be put in any order, really. We're talking about the area premieres of the plays The Christians and Thurgood, both of which fit into timely national themes; the national tour of Hedwig and the Angry Inch, which is timely with the topic of gender identity; and an appearance by the great Tina Packer with her show about the women in Shakespeare's plays. Is Shakespeare ever NOT timely? Also in the list: Great programs from the Dallas and Fort Worth symphonies, a tribute to Louis Armstrong and Ella Fitzgerald, and an interesting-looking dance/music/film experience from Dallas Neo-Classical Ballet and the Texas Theatre.

If you're still griping that there's nothing to do in this town, then take a seat. Or several.

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 FEB 2  thru  WED FEB 8 


Photo: Karen Almond
The Christians at Dallas Theater Center


 1  The Christians

Dallas Theater Center | Kalita Humphreys Theater, Dallas

Dallas Theater Center presents the area premiere of Lucas Hnath's award-winning play The Christians. Set on the stage of a mega-church, Pastor Paul's weekly sermon takes a dramatic turn when he reveals new thoughts on something that has been part of his church's doctrine. It sets off a series of conversations, Greek drama-like, with his wife, the associate pastor, a deacon and a congregant. Add to this a full choir, made up of volunteers from area church choirs. Chamblee Ferguson plays Pastor Paul; Joel Ferrell directs. | In previews through Feb. 2; opens Feb. 3 and runs through Feb. 19

» More info in our listing

» Mark Lowry's interview with Ferrell and Ferguson in the Fort Worth Star-Telegram


Photo: Cecil Fuqua
Selmore Haines III in Thurgood


 2  Thurgood

Jubilee Theatre, Fort Worth

Here's a great selection for Black History Month. An even better selection at a time when the Supreme Court vacany has been in the news, and racial inequality is, sadly, still a problem. George Stevens' 2006 play is about our first black Supreme Court Justice, Thurgood Marshall. Harry Parker directs Selmore Haines III in one-man show (stepping into the shoes of James Earl Jones and Laurence Fishburne, who have each played this role) as he looks back at his life as an NAACP lawyer, arguing the landmark case Brown vs. Board of Education of Topeka at the Supreme Court, and being confirmed to the Supremes. With the Supremes vacancy in the news for, oh, the past year, get ready to be educated on history, our judiciary branch and government. Not to mention entertained—Marshall was quite the off-color joke-teller. Our current president would probably say "he's doing an amazing job." | In previews through Feb. 2; opens Feb. 3 and runs through Feb. 19

» More info in our listing

» Mark Lowry's story about the show in the Fort Worth Star-Telegram


Photo: Joan Marcus
Euan Morton in Hedwig and the Angry Inch


 3  Hedwig and the Angry Inch

AT&T Performing Arts Center Broadway Series | Winspear Opera House, Dallas

If you haven't seen Hedwig and the Angry Inch yet, then what the hell is wrong with you? John Cameron Mitchell and Stephen Trask's 1998 glam rock musical, about a genderqueer youth in Germany who moves to Kansas to follow his rock star dreams, is told as a rock concert. And the songs are bitchin'. For this leg of the national tour, Hedwig is played by Euan Morton, who was Boy George in the musical Taboo; and Yitzhak is Hannah Corneau. The four other members of the band were the guys in the 2014 Broadway revival that starred Neil Patrick Harris. Dallas soundman Tim O'Heir was nominated for a Tony Award for his sound design. There will be a ticket lottery for each performance. Get there an hour-and-a-half before curtain, and put you name in for the lottery drawing for $24 tickets. Also, TheaterJones co-hosts Industry Night on opening night, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 7. Tickets are discounted, see more in the link below. | Feb. 7-12

» Also, ATTPAC and the Alamo Drafthouse will feature the 2001 film of Hedwig in its monthly Brunch on Broadway series, 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 4 at the Alamo Cedars. Get tickets here.

» More info in our listing for the tour

» Click here for info on Industry Night

» Mark Lowry's interview with John Cameron Mitchell in the Fort Worth Star-Telegram


Photo: Matthew Murphy
Tina Packer in Women of Will


 4  Tina Packer's Women of Will

Eisemann Presents | Eisemann Center for the Performing Arts

Tina Packer, the great Shakespeare expert who started Shakespeare & Company in Massachusetts and has directed all of Shakespeare's plays, brings her show Women of Will to the Eisemann Center in Richardson. The work, performed with actor Nigel Gore, focuses on the women characters in Shakespeare's plays. | 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 3; and 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 4

» More info in our listing

» Read our story about Packer and the show


Photo: Courtesy
Inon Barnatan and Alisa Weilerstein, although each performs with a different orchestra this week


 5  Tchaikovsky and Bruckner

Dallas Symphony Orchestra | Meyerson Symphony Center, Dallas

The Dallas Symphony brings back cellist Alisa Weilerstein, with Jaap van Zweden conducting, on Tchaikovsky's Variations on a Rococo Theme, and Bruckner's Symphony No. 7. | 7:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday

» More info in our listing


 6  Brahms Symphony No. 1

Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra | Bass Performance Hall, Fort Worth

Guest conductor Christoph König and pianist Inon Barnatan are in the spotlight for FWSO's performances of Sibelius' Symphony No. 7, Bartók's Piano Concerto No. 3, Brahms' Symphony No. 1, Op. 68. Interestingly, Barnatan is frequently a recital partner with Alisa Weilerstein. While they're both playing in town this weekend, they're with two different orchestras. | 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 3-5

» More info in our listing

Photo: DNCB
Dallas Neo-Classical Ballet presents I Came for the Light and Stayed for the Shadows


 7  I Came for the Light and Stayed for the Shadows

Dallas Neo-Classical Ballet | The Texas Theatre, Oak Cliff

Dallas Neo-Classical Ballet partners with Emmy-award winning producer Dutch Rall and his band, Nocturne Blue, for this work exploring changing perceptions as they relate to time and perspective through the use of repeating forms and phrases. Choreographed by Danielle Georgiou and Emilie Skinner, with projections created by Dutch Rall that will play in tandem with the performance. It will be filmmed for Bishop Arts Live. All that is followed by a screening of the 1972 sci-fi film Solaris. | 9 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 4

» More info in our listing


 8  Louis-and-Ella!

The Black Academy of Arts and Letters | Clarence Muse Café Theatre

Writers and Broadway actors Trent Armand Kendall (the 2002 revival of Into the Woods) and Natasha Yvette Williams (The Color Purple, Porgy and Bess) have created this musical about great 20th century musicians Louis Armstrong and Ella Fitzgerald, and they star in it too. | 8:15 p.m. Friday, Feb. 3; 3 and 8:15 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 4

» More info in our listing


 9  An Evening of Hitchcock and Spielberg

Richardson Symphony Orchestra | Eisemann Center for the Performing Arts

The Richardson Symphony presents a concert of music from the films of Alfred Hitchcock and Steven Spielberg, including Rear Window, North by Northwest, Psycho, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Catch Me if You Can and Lincoln. To be accompanied by film montages created by Alamo Drafthouse Cinema. | 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 4

» More info in our listing

Photo: Sam Rushen
Rapunzel... at Casa Manana


 10  Love, Lust & Lies

MBS Productions | Stone Cottage at the Addison Theatre Centre

MBS Productions begins the new year with resident playwright Alejandro de la Costa's tale of two college friends who reunite after having lost contact for more than 25 years, and the secrets revealed about their past. | Feb. 2-26

» More info in our listing


 11  Goofballs Cabaret

NY Goofs | Pocket Sandwich Theatre

Dick Monday and Tiffany Riley, DFW's best known clowns, bring back their variety showcase of clowning and pretty much every neat onstage trick you can think of. | 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 7

» More info in our listing


 12  Rapunzel! Rapunzel! A Very Hairy Fairy Tale

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

Casa Mañana's Children's Theatre has done this delightfully dippy Janet Yates Vogt and Mark Friedman musical of the Grimm Bro's fairytale before. But you can't pass up a cast that includes Alyssa Gardner, James Chandler, Cara Serber, Kyle Igneczi, Melissa Rosenberg, and Greg Dulcie. Noah Putterman directs. | Feb. 3-19

» More info in our listing









The National Theatre of London's revival of the Peter Shaffer play is shown at the Angelika Film Center, Dallas and Plano, in the NT Live Series. Lucian Msamati (of Game of Thrones) plays Salieri, and Adam Gillen is Mozart. | 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 2 and 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 8

» More info


Willie Barcena

The comedian is at the Arlington Improv. | Feb. 2-4

» More info


J.R. Brow

The comedian is at Hyena's Comedy Night Club Dallas. | Feb. 2-4

» More info


Photo: Courtesy
Willie Barcena

Julie Scoggins

The comedian is at Hyena's Comedy Night Club Plano. | Feb. 2-4

» More info


Sarah Tiana

The comedian is at Hyena's Comedy Night Club Fort Worth. | Feb. 2-4

» More info





The Beauty Queen of Leenane

Greater Lewisville Community Theatre takes on the early Martin McDonagh play. | Feb. 3-19

» More info in our listing


Fancy Nancy

Presented by Artie's Playhouse at Artisan Center Theater, Hurst. | Feb. 3-25

» More info in our listing


The Little Mermaid

Presented by the Plaza Theatre, Cleburne. | Feb. 3-March 4

» More info in our listing


Carlos Mencia

The comedian is at the Addison Improv. | Feb. 3-4

» More info


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Harriet Harris will read in Texas Bound


William Inge's classic, presented by Theatre Coppell. | Feb. 3-19

» More info in our listing


The Trip to Bountiful

Presented by Sherman Community Players at the Finley Theatre, Sherman. | Feb. 3-19

» More info in our listing





The Tumbleweed Roundup: A Country-Western and Gospel Musical Revue

Artisan Center Theater in Hurst begins a weekly showcase of local performers, created and hosted by Bill Brooks, who ran Johnny High's Music Revue for years. | 7 p.m. Saturdays through April 8; returns June 10

» More info in our listing




Swan Lake

See the Bolshoi Ballet's production of the famous ballet on movie screens, including the Angelika Film Centers in Dallas and Plano. | 12:55 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 5; and 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 7

» More info at the Angelika

» Find another theater near you through Fathom Events





Keyboard Conversations with Jeffrey Siegel

Siegel's series returns. This week's lecture/performance is "The Splendor of Schubert." | 7:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 6

» More info in our listing


Texas Bound

In the first Texas Bound of the 2017 season of Dallas Museum of Art's Arts & Letters Live, Constance Gold Parry, who recently starred as Mrs. Hardcastle in the Shakespeare Dallas production of She Stoops to Conquer, will read stories from Dallas author Fabiana Elisa Martίnez’s new collection 12 Random Words. Born and raised in Fort Worth, Tony Award–winning actor Harriet Harris will read the masterfully suspenseful Pushcart Prize–winning short story Sh’khol by Colum McCann. | 7:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 6

» More info





Photo: Katherine Owens
Bruce DuBose in Galileo at Undermain Theatre


Dancing with the Stars Live

Dancing with the Stars Live comes to Verizon Theatre in Grand Prairie. The lineup includes Olympic champ Laurie Hernandez. | 8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 8

» More info



Undermain Theatre presents the Brecht play, which you'll find very timely in the war between science and religion. Because it previews today and opens in next week's cycle, we'll have more on it in the next edition of Places! | Previews Wednesday, Feb. 8 through Friday, Feb. 10; opens Feb. 11 and runs through March 5

» More info in our listing


Derrick Keener

The comedian is at the Addison Improv. | 8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 8

» More info


Michael Shawn's LOL Wednesday

The comedian is at the Arlington Improv.  | 8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 8

» More info




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: Courtesy
Suzanne Vega and Duncan Sheik


Alley All New Festival

The largest regional theater in Texas, Houston's Alley Theatre, presents its annual festival of new works presented through readings and workshops. There is also a full production of Syncing Ink by NSangou Njikam; and a preview of the new musical Lover, Beloved: An Evening of Carson McCullers by Suzanne Vega and Duncan Sheik. Those two collaborated on Vega's forthcoming album inspired by McCullers' writing, and have been on tour together. | The event runs Feb. 2-12


  • The Carpenter by Robert Askins
  • Roan @ the Gates by Christina Gorman


  • The Cake by Bekah Brunstetter
  • Describe the Night by Rajiv Joseph
  • Kenneth Lin's adaptation of The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

» 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


Dallas Area Open Play

The Allegro Guitar Society has an open classical guitar session 4-6 p.m. on the second Sunday of each month at Dunn Brothers Coffee Shop, 3725 Belt Line Road in Addison.

» More info


Dallas Comedy House

The Dallas Comedy House in Deep Ellum has improv and sketch performances by local and regional troupes at various times on Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, with free improv jam sessions and stand-up open mikes on Tuesdays. Closed Sundays and Mondays.

» More info


Denise Lee Onstage Cabaret Series

Denise Lee presents monthly cabaret nights at two venues in town:

  • Two Corks and a Bottle in the Quadrangle in Uptown Dallas, 7:30 p.m. third Tuesday of the month
  • Women's Building in Fair Park, 7:30 p.m. fourth Tuesday of the month

» More info


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


Four Day Weekend

Fort Worth's popular, long-running improv company has four performances every weekend at the Four Day Weekend Theater, Fort Worth. | 7:30 and 10 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays

» 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. 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


The Rose Room at S4

The Rose Room is a cabaret club within the dance S4 in Oak Lawn, Dallas, that has drag shows at 11 p.m. and 12:30 a.m. on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays; and at 11 p.m. Thursdays. 

» More info


Tuesday Tease

Sue Ellen's presents an evening of Queer variety every Tuesday at the bar at 3014 Throckmorton, Dallas. It's a sister show of Glitterbomb Denton, listed above. | 10 p.m. every Tuesday

» More info






Photo: Robert Hart/TheaterJones
Jenny Ledel in Grounded at Second Thought Theatre


Five Women Wearing the Same Dress

Presented by Mainstage Irving-Las Colinas at the Irving Arts Center, Dupree Theater. | Closes Sunday

» More info in our listing



Presented by Second Thought Theatre at Bryant Hall, on the campus of Kalita Humphreys Theater, Dallas. | Closes Saturday

» Our feature on Second Thought Theatre

Peter and the Starcatcher

Presented by Outcry Youth Theatre at the Studio Theatre at the Addison Theatre Centre. | Closes Sunday

» More info in our listing



A comedy by Ian Cullen and Catherine Arley, presented by Garland Civic Theatre. | Closes Saturday

» More info in our listing


Things My Mother Taught Me

Presented by Rover Dramawerks, Plano. | Closes Saturday

» More info in our listing






  1. Undermain Theatre presents Galileo | Feb. 8-March 5
  2. Proper Hijinx Productions presents Big Enough at the Studio Theatre at the Addison Theatre Centre | Feb. 9-19
  3. Echo Theatre revives The Echo Room Presents: Her Song at the Bath House Cultural Center | Feb. 10-25
  4. Amphibian Stage Productions in Fort Worth presents Northside Hollow | Feb. 10-March 5
  5. Theatre Britain presents Will You Still Love Me in the Morning? at the Cox Building Playhouse, Plano | Feb. 10-March 5
  6. Stolen Shakespeare Guild presents Much Ado About Nothing and Love's Labour's Lost at the Sanders Theatre in the Fort Worth Community Arts Center. | Feb. 10-March 5
  7. The tour of An American in Paris comes to Bass Performance Hall, Fort Worth | Feb. 14-19
  8. Circle Theatre in Fort Worth presents Who Am I This Time? (And Other Conundrums of Love) | Feb. 16-March 11
  9. The Eisemann Center presents the musical Disenchanted | Feb. 16-19
  10. Kitchen Dog Theater presents Paper Flowers at the Trinity River Arts Center | Feb. 17-March 11
  11. Cirque du Soleil's Kurios in the Grand Chapiteau at Lone Star Park in Grand Prairie | Feb. 17-March 26
  12. Bishop Arts Theatre Center presents Down for #TheCount, featuring new works by women playwrights | Feb. 17-26
  13. Garland Civic Theatre presents The Servant's Last Serve | Feb. 24-March 18
  14. The Eisemann Center presents A Carlin Home Companion: Growing Up with George | Feb. 24-25
  15. The Music Theatre of Denton presents Sister Act: The Musical at the Campus Theatre, Denton | Feb. 24-March 5
  16. Theatre Frisco presents Broadway Bound | Feb. 24-March 12
  17. WaterTower Theatre presents the 24-HR Play Festival at the Addison Theatre Centre | Feb. 25
  18. Uptown Players presents Broadway Our Way at Kalita Humphreys Theater | March 2-5
  19. Theatre Three presents Passing Strange | March 2-26
  20. Dallas Theater Center and Public Works Dallas presents The Tempest at the Wyly Theatre | March 3-5
  21. Cara Mía Theater Company presents Yemaya's Belly at Latino Cultural Center | March 3-19
  22. Casa Mañana presents West Side Story |  March 4-12
  23. Stage West presents Deer | March 9-April 9
  24. Jubilee Theatre presents Two Trains Running | March 17-April 16
  25. Brick Road Theatre presents Master Class at the Courtyard Theatre, Plano | March 23-26



  1. Paul Taylor Dance Company comes to the Eisemann Center in Richardson | Feb. 11
  2. Texas Christian University presents its annual AIDS Outreach Center Benefit Concert at Erma Lowe Hall Studio, TCU | Feb. 11
  3. Avant Chamber Ballet presents Alice in Wonderland at Dallas City Performance Hall | Feb. 11-12
  4. Dallas Summer Musicals presents Stomp at the Music Hall at Fair Park | Feb. 14-19
  5. The Black Academy of Arts & Letters presents the 13th Annual Weekend of Black Dance | Feb. 17-18
  6. Dallas Black Dance Theatre presents Cultural Awareness Series at the AT&T Performing Arts Center, Wyly Theatre | Feb. 17-19
  7. TITAS presents Doug Varone and Dancers at AT&T Performing Arts Center, Winspear Opera House | Feb. 18
  8. Muscle Memory Dance Theater performs at LIFE in Deep Ellum | Feb. 24-25
  9. Texas Ballet Theater presents Rooster & Smith & Scher at Bass Performance Hall, Fort Worth | March 3-5
  10. TITAS presents Diavolo at Dallas City Performance Hall | March 10-11
  11. The Eisemann Center in Richardson presents Women of Ireland | March 18
  12. TITAS presents Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater at Winspear Opera House | March 31-April 1
  13. LakeCities Ballet Theatre presents Director's Choice at the MCL Grand Theater, Lewisville | March 31-April 1
  14. DBDT: Encore presents Rising Excellence at Dallas City Performance Hall | April 7-8
  15. Ballet Frontier of Texas presents La Sylphide at the Scott Theatre, Fort Worth | April 8-9
  16. TITAS presents Che Malambo at Dallas City Performance Hall | April 14-15
  17. Avant Chamber Ballet presents Rhythm and Romance at Dallas City Performance Hall | April 20-21
  18. Dark Circles Contemporary Dance presents its Spring Series at the Erma Lowe Hall Studio Theatre at Texas Christian University | May 5-7
  19. TITAS presents Command Performance at the Winspear Opera House | May 13
  20. Texas Ballet Theater presents Ben Stevenson's Alice in Wonderland at Winspear Opera House (May 19-21) and Bass Performance Hall (June 2-4)



  1. The Cliburn presents Avi Avital and Kenneth Weiss at the Kimbell Art Museum | Feb. 9
  2. Dallas Symphony presents The Pines of Rome at the Meyerson Symphony Center | Feb. 10-12
  3. The Dallas Bach Society presents Repertorio Espanol with Nell Snaidas at the Meadows Museum, Dallas | Feb. 10-11
  4. Chamber Music Society of Fort Worth presents Not Your Parents' Chestnuts at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth | Feb. 11
  5. Dallas Chamber Music Society presents Cuarteto Casals and Manuel Barreuco at Caruth Auditorium at Southern Methodist University, Dallas | Feb. 13
  6. Dallas Winds presents "Hearts and Horns" at the Meyerson Symphony Center | Feb. 14
  7. The Fort Worth Classic Guitar Society and Allegro Guitar Society presents The Assad Brothers at the Kimbell Art Museum, Fort Worth, and Montgomery Arts Theater, Dallas | Feb. 16-17
  8. The Orchestra of New Spain presents Misa Flamenca: Seville & Dance, From Cathedral to the Street at Dallas City Performance Hall | Feb. 16-17
  9. Soundings: New Music at the Nasher presents John Cage's Sonatas and Interludes at the Nasher Sculpture Center | Feb. 18
  10. Dallas Chamber Symphony presents an original score with the Charlie Chaplin film The Kid at Dallas City Performance Hall | Feb. 21
  11. The Dallas Symphony presents Also sprach Zarathustra at the Meyerson Symphony Center | Feb. 23-26
  12. The Cliburn presents pianist Richard Goode at the Kimbell Art Museum | Feb. 23-24
  13. The Fort Worth Symphony presents the Saint-Saëns Organ Symphony at Bass Performance Hall | Feb. 24-26
  14. Orpheus Chamber Singers presents Expressions of Love at Preston Hollow Presbyterian Church | Feb. 26
  15. The Dallas Symphony performs Rachmaninoff's Piano Concerto No. 4 and Symphony No. 1 at the Meyerson Symphony Center | March 2-5
  16. WordSpace presents Meredith Monk's The Soul's Messenger at Dallas City Performance Hall | March 16
  17. The Dallas Opera presents Madame Butterfly at the Winspear Opera House | March 10-26
  18. The Dallas Opera presents The Turn of the Screw at the Winspear Opera House | March 17-25
  19. The Dallas Opera presents Norma at the Winspear Opera House | April 21
  20. The Fort Worth Opera Festival 2017 presents CarmenCruzar la Cara de la LunaVoir Dire and more at Bass Performance Hall and McDavid Studio, Fort Worth | April 22-May 7



  1. Center Stage Comedy Tour featuring Sommore, Arnez J, Bruce Bruce, Felipe Esparza and Don DC Curry comes to Verizon Theatre in Grand Prairie | Feb. 11
  2. Craig Ferguson comes to the Winspear Opera House | Feb. 16
  3. Brian Regan comes to the Music Hall at Fair Park | Feb. 24
  4. Snap Judgement Live! comes to the Majestic Theatre, Dallas | Feb. 24
  5. Shang performs at the Black Academy of Arts & Letters | Feb. 24-25
  6. Four Day Weekend performs its 20th Anniversary Show at Bass Performance Hall, Fort Worth | March 9
  7. Adam Ray and Amir K come to the Addison Improv | March 17-19
  8. Katt Williams comes to Verizon Theatre, Grand Prairie | March 17
  9. Women of the World Poetry Slam comes to the Majestic Theatre | March 18
  10. Brain Candy Live comes to the Majestic Theatre | March 26
  11. Lisa Lampanelli comes to the Majestic Theatre | March 31
  12. Steve Martin and Martin Short come to Verizon Theatre in Grand Prairie | April 8
  13. Sebastian Maniscalco comes to the Majestic Theatre | April 13
  14. Coco Brown performs at the Black Academy of Arts & Letters | May 5-6
  15. Paula Poundstone comes to the Majestic Theatre, Dallas | May 19


» 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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