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Places! Feb. 20-26, 2017

Introducing a new Monday-Sunday cycle in our weekly list of performing arts events opening on local stages. Read on for more.

published Monday, February 20, 2017

Welcome to our weekly mega-list of performing arts happenings on TheaterJones! It now covers a Monday-to-Sunday 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.

With this week's Places! TheaterJones makes a big change from the way we've been doing it for three years. Previously, the column covered weekly events on a Thursday-through-Wednesday cycle. We've decided to make that Monday through Sunday, in order to give readers a bigger lead for weekend events.

Places! will now be published on Mondays.

This means that we missed happenings for Feb. 16-19 because the previous Places! covered the cycle of Feb. 9-15; so apologies to Allegro Guitar Society, Orchestra of New Spain, Dallas Black Dance Theatre, TITAS, Soundings: New Music at the Nasher, Eisemann Center for the Performing Arts, Chamber Music International, Dallas Comedy House and several others we missed in the shout-out department. If there's a link above, click it to see our review/feature.

Also, there were three theatrical runs that opened last weekend and that need special mention:

  • Kitchen Dog Theater presents Margaret Peden's adaptation of Egon Wolff's Paper Flowers at the Trinity River Arts Center, Dallas (Feb. 17-March 11) OUR LISTING
  • Circle Theatre in Fort Worth presents Who Am I This Time? (And Other Conundrums of Love), Aaron Posner's adaptation of three Kurt Vonnegut stories (Feb. 16-March 11) OUR LISTING
  • The Bishop Arts Theatre Center in Oak Cliff presents Down for #TheCount, featuring short works by five women playwrights, including the premiere of Josefina Lopez's Hypsteria (Feb. 17-26) OUR FEATURE ABOUT BISHOP ARTS THEATRE CENTRE


Now, on to this week's happenings: Cirque du Soleil is back in town, it's a great week for comedy with George Carlin's daughter Kelly at the Eisemann and Brian Regan at the Music Hall at Fair Park, and there is a lot of interesting classical music programming. Also, don't miss the first local directing appearance by WaterTower Theatre's artistic director Joanie Schultz as she participates in WTT's second 24-HR Play Festival. Oh! And there's a choral arrangement of Depeche Mode's "Enjoy the Silence" on the Orpheus Chamber Singers program. It's all we ever wanted.

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!



 MONDAY FEB 20  thru  SUNDAY FEB 26 


Photo: Martin Girard/2014 Cirque du Soleil
Cirque du Soleil's Kurios


 1  Kurios: Cabinet of Curiosities

Cirque du Soleil | Blue-and-yellow big top at Lone Star Park, Grand Prairie

The latest Cirque du Soleil to swing through North Texas is subtitled "cabinet of curiosities," which can describe so much of the world right now, but especially the unique performances and visuals that every Cirque brings. In the past, Cirque has set up its blue-and-yellow big top in parking lots in Fair Park, Frisco and downtown Dallas, and this time it's in Grand Prairie, on the edge of the Tarrant County line. Watch for crazy(er) traffic on Interstate 30 while it's in town. | Began Feb. 17; official opening night is Feb. 21, runs through March 26

» More info in our listing


 2  Snap Judgment Live

AEG Live and AT&T Performing Arts Center | The Majestic Theatre, Dallas

Dallas' storytelling outfit Oral Fixation might be on a yearlong break, but the trend is still big around the country, especially on NPR with shows like The Moth (recorded live in New York) and Snap Judgment, with its tagline "storytelling with a beat." At the live show, you'll hear stories told as a DJ and onstage band provide background music. Host Glynn Washington is also one of the best hosts on public radio, and the storytellers in Dallas are Washington, Katie Leavitt, Jen Kober, Don Reed, Jamie DeWolf and James Judd. | 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 24

» More info in our listing


Photo: WikiMedia Commons
Charlie Chaplin's The Kid


 3  Chaplin's The Kid

Dallas Chamber Symphony | Dallas City Performance Hall

Dallas Chamber Symphony's latest adventure into scoring a silent film is Charlie Chaplin's early film The Kid, which will screen with a new score by composer Craig Safan (The Last Starfighter). The DSC begins the program with performances of works by living composers: Ingram Marshall’s Fog Tropes (1982) and Kevin Puts’ Seven Seascapes (2013). | 8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 21

» More info in our listing

» Our interview with DCS Music Director Richard McKay and composer Craig Safan

Photo: Courtesy
Kelly Carlin


 4  A Carlin Home Companion: Growing Up with George

The Eisemann Center for the Performing Arts, Richardson

Kelly Carlin, daughter of legendary comedian George Carlin, brings her one-woman show about, well, growing up with George Carlin, to the Eisemann Center for two performances. | 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Feb. 24-25

» More info in our listing

» Our 2013 interview with Kelly Carlin


 5  Saint-Saëns Organ Symphony

Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra | Bass Performance Hall

So, you might wonder how the Fort Worth Symphony can perform Saint-Saëns' Symphony No. 3 in C-minor, the "Organ Symphony," considering that Bass Performance Hall does not have an organ, unlike the Meyerson Symphony Center or Fort Worth's Broadway Baptist Church. TCU faculty H. Joseph Butler will perform it on an electric organ with 14 speakers. Also on the bill is cellist Johannes Moser, the guest artist on Dvořák's Cello Concerto in B-minor. | 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Feb. 24-25; 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 26

» More info in our listing


Photo: Marco Borggreve
Violinist Vilde Frang

 6  Music of 2001: A Space Odyssey

Dallas Symphony Orchestra | Meyerson Symphony Center

This concert features music used in the 1968 film 2001: A Space Odyssey, namely R. Strauss' Also sprach Zarathustra; plus Martinu's The Frescoes of Piero della Francesca and Britten's Violin Concerto. Jakub Hruša conducts and Vilde Frang is the guest violinist. | 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, Feb. 23-25; 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 26

» More info in our listing


 7  Richard Goode

The Cliburn | Kimbell Art Museum, Piano Pavilion, Fort Worth

Renowned pianist Richard Goode performs music by J.S. Bach, including selections from The Well-Tempered Clavier, on the first half of the program; and Chopin ballades, nocturnes, and mazurkas on the second half. | 7:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday, Feb. 23-24

» More info in our listing


 8  24-HR Play Festival

WaterTower Theatre, Addison

This is the second year that WaterTower Theatre has taken on the 24-HR Play Festival (last year it was part of the Out of the Loop Fringe Festival). Over the course of 24 hours, playwrights are given specs for a 15-minute play, which they write quickly, because directors, designers and actors will rehearse and tech them. They are then performed before an audience at 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25. This year's playwrights are Shelby-Allison Hibbs, Janielle Kastner, Brigham Mosley, and Steven Young; the directors are Abigail Birkett, Jeff Colangelo, Anastasia Muñoz, and WTT's new artistic director Joanie Schultz. The actors are Kia Boyer, Magdiel Carmona, Shawn Gann, Steph Garrett, Gelacio Gibson, Jeremiah Johnson, Alexandra Lawrence, Doak Rapp, Garrett Reeves, Kelly Stewart, Nicholas Wanjohi, and Kennedy Waterman. | 8 pm. Saturday, Feb. 25

» More info in our listing


Janielle Kastner
Steven Young
Brigham Mosley
Shelby-Allison Hibbs




 9  Unfolding

Muscle Memory Dance Theatre | LIFE in Deep Ellum, Dallas

Muscle Memory Dance Theatre has lots of special guests lined up for its spring show at LIFE in Deep Ellum. Not sure what's on the program, but the event's subtitle might help out: "disclosure and unveiling of remaking that is meaningful to its makers." Or not. At least M2DT keeps it interesting. | 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Feb. 24 and 25

» More info in our listing


 10  Brian Regan

Live Nation | Music Hall at Fair Park, Dallas

Brian Regan has been in the comedy business for a long time, and is probably one of the most popular comics that you don't know because he doesn't have a sitcom or regular film performances. He's also apolitical, which will be refreshing. To learn more about him and his appearance in town this week, click on our interview below. | 8 p.m. Monday, Feb. 20

» More info in our listing

» Our interview with Brian Regan




 11  Shang

The Black Academy of Arts & Letters, Dallas

The comedian with one name performs in the comedy series at the Black Academy of Arts & Letters. Some comics are family-friendly; Shang is decidedly not, as you'll see when you play the video above. | 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Feb. 24-25

» More info in our listing


 12  Expressions of Love

Orpheus Chamber Singers | Preston Hollow Presbyterian Church, Dallas

Orpheus Chamber Singers, the finest choral outfit in town, presents a concert of works by Debussy, Saint-Saëns, Piazzolla, Gerald Finzi, Joel Martinson and Eric Whitacre's choral arrangement of Depeche Mode's "Enjoy the Silence." In case you're wondering what that sounds like: it's gorgeous. Listen below. | 7 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 26

» More info in our listing








Mama's Party

Amy Stevenson's weekly cabaret, tonight featuring Natalie Coca, Sarah Maria Dickerson, Amanda Williams Ware, Will Carleton, and Jeremy Coca, along with pianist Mark Mullino. At the Uptown Theater in Grand Prairie. | 7:35 p.m. Monday, Feb. 20

» More info in our listing





Denise Lee Onstage Cabaret

Ms. Lee herself is the featured performer at this monthly cabaret at Two Corks and a Bottle in the Quadrangle in Uptown Dallas. | 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 21

» More info in our listing


Il Trovatore

The Royal Opera House's production of the Verdi opera, starring Dmitri Hvorostovsky, Anita Rachvelishvili, Lianna Haroutounian and Gregory Kunde, screens at the Angelika Film Center in Dallas and Plano. | 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 21

» More info





Carly Aquilino

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

» More info

Photo: Jack Sain
Matt Bardock and Gemma Arterton in Saint Joan, screened in the NT Live series



Texas Woman's University presents Abi Morgan's play that creatively travels through the history of a couple, roaming through various points in their life together, from first love to aging companions. Noah Lelek directs, inspired by the original production by London's Frantic Assembly. | Feb. 22-26

» More info in our listing


Saint Joan

The National Theatre of London's production of the George Bernard Shaw play, starring Gemma Arterton as Joan of Arc, screens at the Angelika Film Centers in Dallas and Plano. | 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 22

» More info





Dan Cummins

The comedian is at Hyena's Comedy Night Club Plano. | Feb. 23-25

» More info


John Henton

The comedian is at the Arlington Improv.  | Feb. 23-26

» More info


Latino/a Identity Symposium

The Fort Worth Opera prepares for its production of the mariachi opera Cruzar la Cara de la Luna with a series of symposia. This week it's about Latino/a identity, led by moderator Frances de Leon, this fascinating symposium features Milo Ramirez, owner of Salsa Limón, Jennifer Ibarra of Blue Zones Project Fort Worth, State Representative Ramon Romero Jr., Erika Beltran of the Texas State Board of Education, and Carlos Rodriguez, Brand Planning Director of the multicultural agency Richards/Lerma. At the Tarrant County College, Trinity River Campus, Energy Auditorium. | 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 23

» More info


Shane Mauss

The comedian is at Hyena's Comedy Night Club Dallas. | Feb. 23-25

» More info


Murder in the Knife Room

Rover Dramawerks presents a youth production of a murder mystery. | Feb. 23-25

» More info in our listing


Julie Scoggins

The comedian is at Hyena's Comedy Night Club Fort Worth. | Feb. 23-25

» More info





Broadway Bound

The first season under the name Theatre Frisco (formerly Frisco Community Theatre) begins with Neil Simon's third play in his autobiographical Eugene trilogy, Broadway Bound. Theatre Frisco now has online tickets, and is paying its artists a little more than typical community theater wages. Eugene Morris Jerome would approve. | Feb. 24-March 12

» More info in our listing


Photo: Paul Wingo
Bye Bye Birdie at the Firehouse Theatre

Bye Bye Birdie

The Firehouse Theatre in Farmer's Branch presents the Charles Strouse/Lee Adams/Michael Stewart classic musical inspired by Elvis Presley being drafted into the army. | Previews Feb. 23; opens Friday, Feb. 24 and runs through March 12

» More info in our listing


Eldred Marshall - Bach Goldberg Variations

Open Classical DFW presents pianist Marshall playing Bach's Goldberg Variations at Steinway Hall in Fort Worth. | 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 24

» More info in our listing


Funny Money

The Ray Cooney comedy presented by Pocket Sandwich Theatre, Dallas. | Feb. 24-March 25

» More info in our listing


The Servant's Last Serve

Garland Civic Theatre presents the drama by John and Kari Kaasik. | Previews on Feb. 23; opens Friday, Feb. 24 through March 18

» More info in our listing


Sister Act

The Music Theatre of Denton opens its season with the musical based on the popular film about singing nuns. | Feb. 24-March 5

» More info in our listing





Fragments of the Past and Present

 FREE  Fine Arts Chamber Players presents a concert of Bach’s Prelude and Fugue No. 1 in C major (the first prelude and fugue by Bach) and answering it with Shostakovich’s Prelude and Fugue in D minor (his last prelude and fugue); Amadeus Mozart’s Sonata for bassoon and cello Kv292; and Shostakovich’s Symphony N. 15, Op. 141a, Movement I (Allegretto). The players are the Dallas Symphony's Nathan Olson, Jennifer Humphreys, Theodore Soluri and Douglas Howard, with Christopher Deane (Las Colinas Symphony Orchestra), Drew Lang (Dallas Winds) and Anastasia Markina, piano. | 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25 

» More info in our listing


Verse & Rhythm

B. Randall hosts this monthly spoken word night at the Oak Cliff Cultural Center. This month's event focuses on Black History Month with a night focused on Unity Through Words & Music. There will be an open mic with available sign-ups for poets, MC's, singers, rappers, musicians, dancers, and all artists! Featured entertainer is Len Barnett & Percussion Things. | 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25

» More info in our listing





10 Years of Applause: Saluting Voces Intimae's Artistic Directors

Voces Intimae presents an art song concert in celebration of its 10 years, at Zion Lutheran Church. | 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 26

» More info in our listing


The Vagina Monologues

V-Day Fort Worth presents Eve Ensler's set of monologues, at the Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Fort Worth, 1111 W. Lancaster Ave, Fort Worth. | Noon and 5:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 26

» More info


Paul Varghese

The local comedian performs at the Addison Improv. | Feb. 26

» 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.



Let the Right One In

Houston's Alley Theatre has the regional premiere of this play by Jack Thorne, based on the Swedish novel and 2008 film, about a bullied 12-year-old boy who befriends a vampire. Tony and Olivier Award-winning John Tiffany directs. | Runs through March 19

» 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: Buddy Myers
Selmore Haines in Thurgood at Jubilee Theatre


Down for #TheCount

The Bishop Arts Theater Center presents five short plays by women playwrights, including the world premieres of Josefina Lopez's Hypsteria by Josefina Lopez (Real Women Have Curves) and Camika Spencer’s Things That Go Bump. The other three are Smashing the Patriarchy by Cecilia Copeland, The Red Zone by Ashley Edwards and How to Iron a Shirt by Carmela Lamberti. Gail Cronauer directs. | Closes Sunday, Feb. 26

» Look for a review coming on TheaterJones

» Our feature story on Teresa Coleman Wash and Bishop Arts Theatre Center


The Echo Room Presents: Her Song

Echo Theatre's revue of American songbook tunes written and/or composed by women, set up speakeasy style at the Bath House Cultural Center. | Closes Saturday, Feb. 25

» More info in our listing

» Our review from the 2016 production


I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change!

Theatre Three's annual production of the Jimmy Roberts/Joe DiPietro musical about relationships. | Closes Sunday, Feb. 26

» More info in our listing


Junie B. Jones is Not a Crook!

Presented by Dallas Children's Theater at the Rosewood Center for Family Arts. | Closes Sunday, Feb. 26

» Our review


The Lion in Winter

Presented by Lakeside Community Theatre, The Colony. | Closes Saturday, Feb. 25

» More info in our listing

Love, Lust and Lies

A new comedy by Alejandro de la Costa presented by MBS Productions at the Stone Cottage in Addison. | Closes Sunday, Feb. 26

» More info in our listing


Jubilee Theatre presents George Stevens, Jr.'s play about Thurgood Marshall. Starring Selmore Haines III and directed by Harry Parker. | Closes Sunday, Feb. 26

» Our review

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







  1. Uptown Players presents Broadway Our Way at Kalita Humphreys Theater | March 2-5
  2. Theatre Three presents Passing Strange | March 2-26
  3. Dallas Theater Center and Public Works Dallas presents The Tempest at the Wyly Theatre | March 3-5
  4. Cara Mía Theater Company presents Yemaya's Belly at Latino Cultural Center | March 3-19
  5. Dallas Children's Theater and Kathy Burks Theatre of Puppetry Arts presents Jack and the Beanstalk at Rosewood Center for Family Arts | March 3-26
  6. Casa Mañana presents West Side Story | March 4-12
  7. Dallas Summer Musicals presents Let It Be at the Music Hall at Fair Park | March 7-19
  8. The Ochre House presents Dr. Bobaganush with Matthew Posey | March 8-25
  9. Stage West presents Deer | March 9-April 9
  10. Rover Dramawerks in Plano presents Bigger | March 9-April 1
  11. Jubilee Theatre presents Two Trains Running | March 17-April 16
  12. Upstart Productions presents Waiting for Lefty at the Margo Jones Theatre | March 17-April 1
  13. Irving Mainstage Las Colinas presents Calendar Girls at the Irving Arts Center | March 17-April 1
  14. Onstage in Bedford presents Peter and the Starcatcher | March 17-April 9
  15. Jubilee Theatre presents Two Trains Running | March 17-April 16
  16. One-Woman Sex and the City comes to the Wyly Theatre | March 18
  17. Amphibian Stage Productions presents White Rabbit Red Rabbit | March 22-26
  18. Robot Planet Rising: An Intergalactic Nemesis Live-Action Graphic Novel comes to the Wyly Theatre | March 23-25
  19. Brick Road Theatre presents Master Class at the Courtyard Theatre, Plano | March 23-26
  20. Soul Rep Theatre Company presents The Trinity River Plays at South Dallas Cultural Center | March 23-April 2
  21. Uptown Players presents It Shoulda Been You at the Kalita Humphreys Theater | March 24-April 9
  22. Dallas Children's Theater presents Tomás and the Library Lady | March 24-April 2
  23. Kinky Boots is presented by Dallas Summer Musicals at the Music Hall at Fair Park | March 29-April 9
  24. Performing Arts Fort Worth brings Greater Tuna to Bass Performance Hall | March 29-30
  25. The University of Texas at Dallas presents Fred Curchack's Alhambra | March 30-April 8



  1. Texas Ballet Theater presents Rooster & Smith & Scher at Bass Performance Hall, Fort Worth | March 3-5
  2. TITAS presents Diavolo at Dallas City Performance Hall | March 10-11
  3. The Eisemann Center in Richardson presents Women of Ireland | March 18
  4. TITAS presents Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater at Winspear Opera House | March 31-April 1
  5. LakeCities Ballet Theatre presents Director's Choice at the MCL Grand Theater, Lewisville | March 31-April 1
  6. Contemporary Ballet Dallas presents its spring concert at the Latino Cultural Center | April 1-2
  7. DBDT: Encore presents Rising Excellence at Dallas City Performance Hall | April 7-8
  8. Ballet Frontier of Texas presents La Sylphide at the Scott Theatre, Fort Worth | April 8-9
  9. TITAS presents Che Malambo at Dallas City Performance Hall | April 14-15
  10. Avant Chamber Ballet presents Rhythm and Romance at Dallas City Performance Hall | April 20-21
  11. Dark Circles Contemporary Dance presents its Spring Series at the Erma Lowe Hall Studio Theatre at Texas Christian University | May 5-7
  12. TITAS presents Command Performance at the Winspear Opera House | May 13
  13. Texas Ballet Theater presents Ben Stevenson's Alice in Wonderland at Winspear Opera House (May 19-21) and Bass Performance Hall (June 2-4)
  14. Dallas Black Dance Theatre presents Spring Celebration at the Wyly Theatre | May 19-21
  15. TITAS presents Ballet BC at the Winspear Opera House | June 10



  1. The Dallas Symphony performs Rachmaninoff's Piano Concerto No. 4 and Symphony No. 1 at the Meyerson Symphony Center | March 2-5
  2. The Allegro Guitar Series presents A Tribute to Andres Segovia at the Kimbell Art Museum in Fort Worth and Montgomery Arts Theatre at Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts | March 2-3
  3. Women's Chorus of Dallas presents Voices of Women III at Dallas City Performance Hall | March 3
  4. Chamber Music Society of Fort Worth presents Dramatic License at the Kimbell Art Museum | March 4
  5. Richard Symphony presents Romantic Treasures at the Eisemann Center for the Performing Arts, Richardson | March 4
  6. The Arts District Chorale performs at Dallas City Performance Hall | March 7
  7. Dallas Winds presents Video Games Live: The Reboot at Meyerson Symphony Center | March 7
  8. The Cliburn Sessions presents Sybartie5 at the Live Oak Music Hall & Lounge, Fort Worth | March 9
  9. The Dallas Opera presents Madame Butterfly at the Winspear Opera House | March 10-26
  10. Dallas Bach Society presents Complete Bach Cello Suites Part 2 at a private residence | March 10-11
  11. Fort Worth Symphony presents Rodgers and Hammerstein at the Movies | March 10-12
  12. WordSpace presents Meredith Monk's The Soul's Messenger at Dallas City Performance Hall | March 16
  13. The Dallas Opera presents The Turn of the Screw at the Winspear Opera House | March 17-25
  14. The Dallas Opera presents Norma at the Winspear Opera House | April 21
  15. 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. The South Asian Film Festival is at the Perot Museum and AMC Village on the Parkway 9 in Addison | March 3-5
  2. Four Day Weekend performs its 20th Anniversary Show at Bass Performance Hall, Fort Worth | March 9
  3. Adam Ray and Amir K come to the Addison Improv | March 17-19
  4. Katt Williams comes to Verizon Theatre, Grand Prairie | March 17
  5. Women of the World Poetry Slam comes to the Majestic Theatre | March 18
  6. Brain Candy Live comes to the Majestic Theatre | March 26
  7. Lisa Lampanelli comes to the Majestic Theatre | March 31
  8. Steve Martin and Martin Short come to Verizon Theatre in Grand Prairie | April 8
  9. Sebastian Maniscalco comes to the Majestic Theatre | April 13
  10. Monroe Martin comes to the Addison Improv | April 13-15
  11. Comedy Night at the Muse presents Talent, at the Black Academy of Arts & Letters | April 21
  12. Alton Brown Live: Eat Your Science comes to the Majestic Theatre | April 29
  13. Comedy Night at the Muse presents Cocoa Brown, at the Black Academy of Arts & Letters | May 5-6
  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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