Cliburn competitor Martin Bartlett of United Kingdom chooses his piano on Monday. The Cliburn competition begins Thursday

Places! May 22-28, 2017

Here's the week's best bets for theater, dance, classical music, opera, comedy, spoken word, cabaret and other performing arts in North Texas.

published Monday, May 22, 2017

Places! is back on TheaterJones! It has a Monday-to-Sunday cycle, rounding up our picks for the best theater, dance, classical music, opera, comedy, spoken word/poetry, cabaret and other performing arts on local 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.

Head's up: look for a big announcement about TheaterJones coming in the next few weeks.

This week: A major once-every-four-years music event is back in Fort Worth; Dallas Theater Center's Kevin Moriarty reinvents Inherit the Wind; a throwback circus rolls into town; the Soluna Festival has lots of options; plus Shakespeare sonnets, angry birds, fables, jazz and more. And there are a ton of FREE events in the Top 12, which are marked FREE. They're all family-friendly, too!

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 MAY 22  thru  SUNDAY MAY 28 


Photo: Ralph Lauer/The Cliburn
Cliburn competitor Martin Bartlett of United Kingdom chooses his piano on Monday. The Cliburn competition begins Thursday


 1  15th Van Cliburn International Piano Competition

The Cliburn | Bass Performance Hall | Fort Worth

Hands down, there is no bigger arts event in North Texas than this quadrennial competition, which brings 30 of the world's best early-career pianists (ages 18-30) to Fort Worth for what is the second-most important piano competition in the world, after the Tchaikovsky in Moscow. That event, BTW, was first won by Van Cliburn in 1958, and his victory was big Cold War international news and resulted in a ticker-tape parade in New York City. He's the only musician to have received that honor. Fort Worth began a competition in his name (Cliburn was born in Shreveport, and raised in Kilgore, Texas) soon thereafter, and it has spawned many international piano stars, most recently Ukrainian Vadym Kholodenko, who took the gold in 2013. The event is broken into four rounds: Preliminaries, Quarterfinals (new this year), semi-finals and finals. TheaterJones will have complete coverage throughout the competition. Watch for our special section beginning Wednesday, with schedules, bios of pianists, reviews of each round, and more. | May 25-June 10

» More info in our listing


Photo: Karen Almond
Inherit the Wind at Dallas Theater Center


 2  Inherit the Wind

Dallas Theater Center | Kalita Humphreys Theater | Dallas

Jerome Lawence and Robert E. Lee's courtroom drama is probably the most famous play that debuted in Dallas, back in 1955, a major coup for Margo Jones, who had been running her Dallas theater for seven years at that point. The play, about the famous Scopes "Monkey" Trial in 1925 that dealt with the Theory of Evolution being taught in schools, and was argued by Clarence Darrow, gets a revival by Dallas Theater Center. Under the direction of Kevin Moriarty at the Kalita Humphreys Theater, it features color-conscious and gender-switched casting, and looks like an interesting, modern interpretation of the work. The cast includes Ace Anderson, Kieran Connolly, Chamblee Ferguson, Liz Mikel, Alex Organ, Akin Babatundé, Pam Dougherty, Chris Hury, Vince McGill, Brandon Potter, Calvin Scott Roberts and Christie Vela. | Previews through May 25, opens May 26 and runs through June 16

» More info in our listing

» Read our interview with Kevin Moriarty about the play and its history


Photo: Jose Leon Photography
Circus 1903 comes to Dallas Summer Musicals


 3  Circus 1903: The Golden Age of Circus

Dallas Summer Musicals | Music Hall at Fair Park | Dallas

Dallas Summer Musicals presents this event, a performance of physical creativity styled like a turn-of-the-century circus, which launched as Ringling Brothers announced it would close (the final Ringling Bros. performance was last week). In Circus 1903, there are no live animals, but if you see two lifelike elephants, know that they are full-sized puppets, created by the team who made the stunning horse puppets for War Horse. Expect acrobats, tightrope walkers, aerialists, clowns and other circus faves. | May 23-June 4

» More info in our listing

» Look for an interview with the ringmaster coming on TheaterJones


Photo: Pia Camil
Pia Camil's "Bara, Bara, Bara" at Dallas Contemporary. The artist will give a performance for Soluna Festival


 4  Soluna: International Music & Arts Festival

Dallas Symphony Orchestra | Various venues | Dallas

Dallas Symphony's Soluna Festival has a busy week. Here's what's going on in this cycle:

  • Pianist Yefim Bronfman at Meyerson Symphony Center | 7 p.m. Monday, May 22 
  • DSO musicians perform Golijov's The Dreams of Isaac the Blind and Mendelssohn's Octet at Dallas City Performance Hall | 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 23 
  •  FREE  dreamSpace is an interactive installation that "aims to infuse a state of meditation, encouraging the exploration of the structure of dreams." Produced in collaboration with fashion designer Charles Smith II, choreographer Sherri Segovia, dancers from Bruce Wood Dance Project, videographer Djakhangir Zakhidof, and the University of Texas at Dallas' School of Arts, Technology, and Emerging Communication. At Meyerson Symphony Center | 9 p.m. Wednesday, May 24 
  • Elgar's massive choral work The Dream of Gerontius, featuring the 200-voice Dallas Symphony Chorus, at Meyerson Symphony Center | 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, May 26 and 27  
  •  FREE  Artist Pia Camil has a site-specific exhibit, "Bara Bara Bara," at the Dallas Contemporary, which draws its name from the rhythmic cry of street vendors in Mexico City. Short for the Spanish word barato, which means cheap, the exclamation is aimed to draw people’s attention to a wide variety of low-cost goods available for sale. She will give a performance that explores themes of collective participation, urban growth and commodity culture," followed by an artist talk. | 2 p.m. Saturday, May 27 (performance) and 5 p.m. May 27 (talk); the exhibit continues through August.
  •  FREE  Passport the Park is a free family-friendly interactive event in Klyde Warren Park | 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, May 27
  • Special guests New Philharmonic Orchestra of Irving, with conductor Sergio Espinosa, performs Latino Connections! The Rhythms of Dance, featuring works by Mexican and Argentine composers Marquez, Ponce, Revueltas and Ginastera. At Dallas City Performance Hall | 3 p.m. Sunday, May 28

» More info


 5  Complete Works: Sonnets

Shakespeare Dallas | AT&T Performing Arts Center, Sammons Park | Dallas

 FREE  Hard to believe it has been five years since Shakespeare Dallas launched its Complete Works initiative. The group has performed all of Willy Shakes' uncut plays, spread over five seasons, and it closes with a free performance of the complete Sonnets, with music and some local celebrities, on the Community Stage at Sammons Park at the AT&T Performing Arts Center | 3 p.m. May 28

» More info in our listing


Photo: Jeffrey Schmidt
The Birds at Theatre Three


 6  The Birds

Theatre Three | Theatre Too! | Dallas

You know Daphne du Marier's story best from the famous Alfred Hitchcock film adaptation; now see Conor McPherson's stage version of the story about a California town under attack by crows, seagulls and other fowl. Directed by John Ruegsegger. | Previews May 25-26, opens Saturday, May 27 and runs through June 18

» More info in our listing


Photo: Cecil Fuqua
Having Our Say at Jubilee Theatre


 7  Having Our Say: The Delany Sisters' First 100 Years

Jubilee Theatre | Fort Worth

Jubilee Theatre continues its season with Emily Mann's adaptation of the book by the Delany sisters, two black women who lived to be over 100 and told stories of living in the 20th century in the Jim Crow South. William (Bill) Earl Ray directs, and Perri Gaffney and Majorie Johnson star. | Previews May 26-June 1; opens June 2 and runs through June 25

» More info in our listing


Afiah Bell performs her Fables and Fairytales from Around the World at Hamon Hall


 8  Fables & Fairytales from Around the World featuring Afiah Bey

AT&T Performing Arts Center Elevator Project | Winspear Opera House, Hamon Hall | Dallas

 FREE  ATTPAC's Elevator Project brings storyteller Afiah Bey, formerly known as Melody Bell, telling, well, exactly what the event title says. This one is free, it's early, and it's family friendly. Bring your kids and your friends' kids. | 6:30 p.m. Saturday, May 27

» More info in our listing


Photo: Courtesy
Heather Paterson

 9  The Submission

Proper Hijinx | Addison Theatre Centre, Studio Theatre | Addison

Good theater is more-often-than-not timely, and this play by Jeff Talbot seems especially ripe for today's conversation about cultural division, race perceptions, and affirmative action in theater, and in life. It deals with a white playwright who submits his new work under the guise of an African-American woman. It has its area premiere by Proper Hijinx, directed by Stefany Cambra. | May 25-June 4

» More info in our listing


 10  Off the Beaten Path – the Life & Music of Susannah McCorkle with Heather Paterson

Denise Lee Onstage | Women's Building at Fair Park | Dallas

 FREE  Denise Lee's Cabaret at Fair Park series continues with vocalist Heather Paterson performing tunes from the catalogue of the late, great and not-known-enough jazz vocalist Susannah McCorkle. | 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 23

» More info in our listing


 11  National Tap Dance Day Celebration

Arts Fifth Avenue | Fort Worth

 FREE  As it does every year, Arts Fifth Avenue in Fort Worth celebrates National Tap Dance Day with its roster of tap dancers on the outdoor stage at A5A. If you haven't been there, it's a terrific little space, and the owner/founder Gracey Tune is the sister of Broadway legend Tommy Tune, so she knows a thing or two about tap. | 7 p.m. Thursday, May 25

» More info in our listing


Photo: WikiMedia Commons
Tap dancers


 12  Tad-Poles: Stilts Around the World

 FREE  Amphibian Stage Productions' Tad-Poles program, which teaches youth the art of stilt-walking and performing on stilts, give a performance in the Grand Lobby of the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, with special guests Wild Rumpus Circus of Madison, Wisconsin. | 2 p.m. Saturday, May 27

» More info








Twilight Music

Voices of Change presents its final concert of the year. | 7:30 p.m. Monday, May 22

» More info in our listing





Photo: Courtesy
Thiago Nascimento


Into the Woods Industry Night

It's time for Industry Night for the tour of Fiasco Theater's bare-bones Into the Woods at the Winspear Opera House. There's till time to buy tickets if you haven't, and they're discounted. ($30 or $60). Before the show (beginning at 6 pm.) and at intermission, there will be a VIP area for Industry Night passholders. After the show, join us for a costume contest and party with members of the cast. | Show at 7:30; bar is open beginning at 6 p.m.

» More info on Industry Night

» Our interview with actor Patrick Mulryan, who plays Jack

» Our review


Thiago Nascimento in Recital

The pianist of the Open Classical DFW open mikes in Dallas does a free concert of Chopin and Gershwin to inaugurate the new St. Matthews Cathedral Arts series and its Schimmel grand piano. | 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 23

» More info





The Comedy Hump feat. Flo Hernandez

The comedian is at the Arlington Improv.  | 8 p.m. Wednesday, May 24

» More info


Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

Considering the controversy that broke this week about this play, Edward Albee's estate and colorblind casting, if you want your memory jogged about the play, take in this production from National Theatre of London, with Imelda Staunton as Martha, Conleth Hill as George, and Luke Treadaway and Imogen Boots as Nick and Honey. The National Theatre of London's production screens in the NT Live series at the Angelika Film Centers in Dallas and Plano. | 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 24

» More info





Photo: Courtesy
Steven Michael Quezada

Slade Ham

The comedian is at Hyena's Comedy Night Club Fort Worth. | May 25-27

» More info


Drew Lynch

The comedian is at the Addison Improv. | May 25-28

» More info


Steven Michael Quezada

The comedian, known for his role as Steven Gomez on Breaking Bad, is at Hyena's Comedy Night Club Dallas. | May 25-27

» More info


Red, White and Broadway

The Firehouse Theatre in Farmer's Branch presents a showtune revue for Memorial Day. | xxx

» More info in our listing


Joel Runnels

The comedian is at the Arlington Improv.  | 8 p.m. May 25

» More info


Thirsty Thursdays

House Party Theatre does another evening of short new works and drinking games, at the Wild Detectives in Oak Cliff. | 9 p.m. Thursday, May 25

» More info in our listing


John Tole

The comedian is at Hyena's Comedy Night Club Plano. | May 25-27

» More info





Doublewide, Texas

Runway Theatre presents another comedy by the trio of Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope and Jamie Wooten. | May 26-June 11

» More info in our listing



The comedian is at the Arlington Improv.  | May 26-27

» More info




Verse & Rhythm

Brenda Randall's monthly poetry showcase at the Oak Cliff Cultural Center, features Will Richey's Daverse Lounge, with music and poetry. | 8-10 p.m. Saturday, May 27

» More info





Triple D Comedy with Lisa Love, Fonzo Crow and Mama Michelle

The comedian is at Hyena's Comedy Night Club Dallas. | 7:30 p.m. Sunday, May 28

» 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


Broadway on a Tuesday with K-Marie and Friends

Kimberly Oliver hosts this weekly showcase (#BOAT) of musical theater peeps and other vocalists singing showtunes and more, at Alexandre's Bar, 4026 Cedar Springs Road, Dallas. | 8 p.m. Tuesdays

» More info


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: Karen Almond
James and the Giant Peach


Chickens: The Barnyard Musical Comedy

Presented by Greater Lewisville Community Theatre.| Closes Sunday

» More info in our listing



Dallas Theater Center's promenade-style production of Sophocles' tragedy. In Strauss Square and other locations at the AT&T Performing Arts Center. | Closes Saturday

» Our review


Fresh Reads

Pegasus Theatre presents readings of new works at the Bath House Cultural Center, Dallas. | Closes Saturday

» More info in our listing


Gutenberg! The Musical!

Presented by Tarrant Actors Regional Theatre at the Sanders Theatre in the Fort Worth Community Arts Center. | Closes Sunday

» Look for a review coming on TheaterJones

» More info in our listing


Holy Bone

The latest immersive experience from Dead White Zombies, which begins at Taco Mariachi in Trinity Groves and travels through the area. | Closes Saturday

» Our review


Into the Woods

The Fiasco Theater production touring at the AT&T Performing Arts Center. See TUESDAY above for info on Industry Night. | Closes Sunday

» Our interview with actor Patrick Mulryan, who plays Jack

» Our review


James and the Giant Peach

Presented by Dallas Children's Theater. | Closes Sunday

» Our review


Move Over, Mrs. Markham

Presented by Rover Dramawerks, Plano. | Closes Saturday

» More info in our listing


Plaza Suite

Presented by Onstage in Bedford. | Closes Sunday

» More info in our listing


Robin Hood and His Merry Women

Presented by Fun House Theatre and Film at the Dallas Children's Theater. | Closes Saturday

» Our review


Tea for Three

Presented by One Thirty Productions at the Bath House Cultural Center. | Closes Saturday

» More info in our listing







  1. The Orchard Theatre of Texas debuts with Spirit of the Trail at the National Cowgirl Museum and Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame in Fort Worth | June 1-July 8
  2. L.I.P. Service presents Macbeth at the Firehouse Theatre, Farmer's Branch | June 1-24
  3. WaterTower Theatre presents Karen Zacariás' Native Gardens | June 2-25
  4. Casa Mañana in Fort Worth presents Rock of Ages | June 2-11
  5. Hip Pocket Theatre opens its 41st season with Johnny Simons’ Flash Gordon Conquers the Universe at Silver Creek Amphitheatre, Fort Worth | June 2-25
  6. Dragstrip Courage presents Some Things You Need To Know Before the World Ends (A Final Evening with the Illuminati) at Arts Fifth Avenue, Fort Worth | June 2-11
  7. Morgana Shaw stars in All About Bette at the Margo Jones Theatre, Dallas (June 7-10); Stage West in Fort Worth (Aug. 11-12); and the Stone Cottage in Addison (Aug. 24-25) | June 7-Aug. 25
  8. Echo Theatre presents The Five Lesbian Brothers' Brides of the Moon at the Bath House Cultural Center, Dallas | June 9-17
  9. Theatre Three presents Sondheim/Wheeler's A Little Night Music | June 8-July 2
  10. Kitchen Dog Theater presents the world premiere of Tearrance Arvelle Chisholm's Br'er Cotton at the Trinity River Arts Center | June 9-July 1
  11. Metamorphosis: a new living theatre presents Amiri Baraka's Dutchman at Arts Mission Oak Cliff | June 9-11
  12. Stage West brings back Ann, at the Irving Arts Center | June 9-July 8
  13. Lyric Stage presents the world premiere of Pure Country | June 9-18
  14. Outcry Theatre presents My Name is Asher Lev at the Addison Theatre Center, Studio Theatre | June 9-18
  15. Trinity Shakespeare Festival presents Richard III and All's Well That Ends Well at Texas Christian University | June 13-July 2
  16. Performing Arts Fort Worth brings the tour of Matilda to Bass Performance Hall | June 13-18
  17. The tour of Something Rotten! comes to AT&T Performing Arts Center | June 13-25
  18. Shakespeare Dallas presents The Merry Wives of Windsor and Quixote at Samuell-Grand Park | June 14-July 22
  19. Circle Theatre in Fort Worth presents King o' the Moon | June 15-July 15
  20. African American Repertory Theater presents Trey Ellis and Ricardo Kahn's Fly at Mountain View College Performance Hall, Dallas | June 16-July 1
  21. Stage West in Fort Worth presents Sex With Strangers | June 22-July 23
  22. Dallas Theater Center presents the world premiere of Douglas Carter Beane and Lewis Flinn's Hood: The True Story of Robin Hood at the Wyly Theatre | June 29-Aug. 6
  23. Onstage in Bedford presents the area premiere of Disaster! | June 30-July 23
  24. Second Thought Theatre presents the world premiere of Blake Hackler's The Necessities at Bryant Hall on the Kalita Humphreys Theater campus | July 5-29
  25. Amphibian Stage Productions presents The Bible: The Complete Word of God (abridged) | July 7-Aug. 13
  26. Hip Pocket Theatre revives In Watermelon Sugar at Silver Creek Amphitheatre, Fort Worth | July 7-30
  27. The tour of Finding Neverland comes to AT&T Performing Arts Center, Winspear Opera House | July 11-23
  28. Uptown Players presents La Cage aux Folles at the Kalita Humphreys Theater | July 14-30
  29. Dallas Summer Musicals presents The Bodyguard at Music Hall at Fair Park | July 18-30
  30. Idina Menzel comes to Verizon Theatre, Grand Prairie | July 30



  1. Elledanceworks closes after 20 years with FarewELLE, at the Black Box Theatre at Collin College, Plano | June 2-3
  2. Texas Ballet Theater presents Alice in Wonderland at the Winspear Opera House, Dallas | June 2-4
  3. Travis Wall's Shaping Sound comes to the Eisemann Center, Richardson | June 8
  4. TITAS presents Ballet BC at the Winspear Opera House | June 10
  5. Bruce Wood Dance Project presents Journeys at Dallas City Performance Hall | June 16-17
  6. Mejia Ballet International presents Summer Repertoire at Dallas City Performance Hall | June 20
  7. Danielle Georgiou Dance Group presents Donkey Beach in the Hamon Hall at the Winspear Opera House | June 22-25
  8. Ballet Concerto presents its Summer Dance Concert at the Ranch at Clearfork in Fort Worth | June 22-25
  9. Contemporary Dance/Fort Worth presents the Modern Dance Festival at the Modern, at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth | July 6-15
  10. Wanderlust Dance Project returns to the Majestic Theatre, Dallas | Aug. 6
  11. TITAS presents MOMIX at Winspear Opera House | Aug. 31
  12. The Dance Council of North Texas hosts the fifth Dallas Dance Festival at Dallas City Performance Hall | Sept. 2-3
  13. Texas Ballet Theater presents Beauty and the Beast at the Winspear Opera House | Sept. 7-10
  14. TITAS presents Ballet Hispánico at Dallas City Performance Hall | Sept. 15-16
  15. Texas Ballet Theater presents Beauty and the Beast at Bass Performance Hall | Sept. 29-Oct. 1



  1. PianoTexas Festival is at Texas Christian University | June 1-17
  2. The Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra presents Concerts in the Garden at the Fort Worth Botanic Garden | June 2-July 8
  3. Turtle Creek Chorale presents In Your Dreams at Dallas City Performance Hall | June 2-4
  4. The fourth annual Lev Aronson Legacy Festival is at Southern Methodist University | June 9-14
  5. Sounds Modern presents Electric EARth at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth | June 10
  6. The Dallas Choral Festival is at Dallas City Performance Hall | June 11
  7. Chanticleer performs at the Cathedral Shrine of the Virgin Guadalupe in Dallas | June 15
  8. Dallas Symphony presents Best of John Williams at Meyerson Symphony Center | June 23-25
  9. Mimir Chamber Music Festival is at Texas Christian University | June 26-July 7
  10. Dallas Winds presents a Star-Spangled Spectacular at Meyerson Symphony Center | July 4
  11. Fine Arts Chamber Players presents its annual Basically Beethoven Festival at Dallas City Performance Hall | July 9-30
  12. The Fort Worth Symphony presents Classical Masters Festival at Bass Performance Hall | Aug. 25-27
  13. The Piano Guys come to Verizon Theatre, Grand Prairie | Aug. 26
  14. The Dallas Symphony presents La La Land in Concert at the Meyerson Symphony Center | Sept. 1-2
  15. The Dallas Symphony presents its Gala Concert with Yo-Yo Ma at the Meyerson Symphony Center | Sept. 16



  1. Felipe Esparza comes to the Arlington Improv | June 1-4
  2. Matt Lyle's A Brief Endless Love: A Sketch Comedy Revue plays the Dallas Comedy House | June 2-24
  3. Godfrey comes to the Arlington Improv | June 8-11
  4. Demetri Martin comes to the Majestic Theatre, Dallas | June 15
  5. Sarah Tiana comes to Hyena's Comedy Night Club, Dallas | June 15-17
  6. D.L. Hughley comes to the Addison Improv | June 29-July 2
  7. Comedy Night at the Muse presents Freddy Ricks, at the Black Academy of Arts & Letters | July 14-15
  8. #IMOMSOHARD comes to the Majestic Theatre, Dallas | July 28
  9. Tim & Eric: 10th Anniversary Awesome Tour comes to the Majestic Theatre, Dallas | July 31
  10. Brent Weinback comes to Hyena's Comedy Night Club, Dallas | Aug. 24-26


» 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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Here's the week's best bets for theater, dance, classical music, opera, comedy, spoken word, cabaret and other performing arts in North Texas.
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