And we're back to a weekly, streamlined Places! At the end of this week's lists of new, continuing and ongoing performing arts events, therre's a sneak peek at upcoming shows, which includes performances by Kelli O'Hara and David Strathairn.
The types of performances are color-coated:
RED for live/indoors
BLUE for online
GREEN for live/outdoors
ORANGE for drive-in arts experiences
If we missed your group/performance, email Mark Lowry at firstname.lastname@example.org and he'll add it.
NEW THIS WEEK
Thursday, Oct. 1 through Wednesday, Oct. 7 | 2020
Bold and New: Beethoven, Dessner and Kodály
Dallas Symphony Orchestra | Meyerson Symphony Center | Dallas
The Dallas Symphony continues its fall of reduced capacity, masks-required, intermissionless performances. This concert features the American premiere of a trombone concerto by Bryce Dessner, of the rock band The National (his brother Aaron is also in the band). Featuring Slovak conductor Juraj Valčuha and trombonist Jörgen van Rijen.
TICKETS AND INFO
LIVE/OUTDOORS AND ONLINE
Dallas VideoFest | The Tin Star Theater and Online | Dallas
The Dallas VideoFest presents four days of screenings, with a majority of the films online, but also nightly events at the drive-in venue Tin Star Theater in Trinity Groves.
8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 2 | Artstillery | Dallas
Artstillery presents its annual variety showcase, happening every month behind the venue at 723 Fort Worth Ave. in Dallas
Masked Strings in Concert
Orchestra of New Spain | Zion Lutheran Church | Dallas
7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 3
The Orchestra of New Spain presents Masked Strings in Concert.
Season Opening Concert
Richardson Symphony Orchestra | Eisemann Center for the Performing Arts | Richardson
8 p.m. Oct. 3
Mainstage Irving-Las Colinas
Mainstage Irving-Las Colinas presents the Sarah Ruhl play Dear Elizabeth, featuring Kristin and Rob McCollum and directed by Michael Serrecchia. The play is about the relationship between poets Robert Lowell and Elizabeth Bishop.
7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 6
TITAS/Dance Unbound presents Virtually TITAS, a showcase of works that will presented in the upcoming TITAS season.
Undermain Theatre | Dallas
Undermain Theatre revives Conor McPherson's one-man play St. Nicholas, again starring Bruce DuBose, but this time filmed for a streaming production.
Frontiers: FWO Libretto Workshop
Fort Worth Opera | Fort Worth
The Fort Worth Opera has its Frontiers showcase of new works online this year.
This events opened before Oct. 1, and are continuing
Agora Artists | Arts Mission Oak Cliff | Dallas
Sept. 24-Oct. 3
Arts Mission Oak Cliff's Parking Lott Series begins with dance outfit Agora Artists in an original work in which five artists are tethered to each other and navigate the parking lot. Tickets must be purchased in advance, and parking begins at 6:30 p.m. and is first-come, first-served.
Social Justice Play Series: The Water Gun Song
Dallas Children's Theater | Dallas
Sept. 25-Oct. 4
The Dallas Children's Theater has partnered with playwright Idris Goodwin for a series of short plays exploring social justice issues, each directed by and featuring North Texas artists. The first play, The Water Gun Song, is inspired by the events of Tamir Rice's murder. Talk-backs happen after some showings. Jamal Gibran Sterling directs actors Guinea Bennett-Price and her son, Esau Price (from Dallas Theater Center's Penny Candy).
2020 Ingenio Live Virtual Theatre Festival
Cara Mía Theatre Company
Portland's Milagro and six other Latinx theatres in the U.S. present a festival of readings of new works by Latinx playwrights. Cara Mía is represented in a co-reading with Austin's Teatro Vivo of spayce boys by Mateo Hernandez. Below is the full schedule (times are Central Standard Time):
- Milagro (Portland) | The Play You Want by Bernardo Cubrîa | 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 25
- Baktun12 (Salinas, Calif.) and Borderlands Theater (Tuscon) | Sancocho by Christin Eve Cato | 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 26
- Cara Mía Theatre (Dallas) and Teatro Vivo (Austin) | spayce boys by Mateo Hernandez | 7 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 27
- In the Margin Theatre (Sacramento) | Sabor by Ana Sofía Villanueva | 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 2
- TuYo Theatre (San Diego) | Saints Go Marching by Matt Barbot | 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 3
- Teatro Luna West (Los Angeles) | City Without Altar by Jasmine Mendez | 7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 4
Daddy Long Legs
The Firehouse Theatre | Farmer's Branch
Sept. 25-Oct. 11
Firehouse presents the two-person musical by John Caird and Paul Gordon, starring real-life couple Caitlin Martelle Jones and Preston Lee Isham, performed and filmed with social distance restrictions. Directed by Derek Whitener with music direction by Bethany Lorentzen.
Uptown Players | Dallas
Sept. 25-Oct. 4
Uptown Players streams its 2014 production of the lovable Albert Evans, Bill Russell and Frank Kelly musical farce about a beauty pageant, except these contestants are played men in drag.
Queen of the Night: An Evening with Whitney
Casa Mañana Cabaret Series | Casa Mañana Theatre | Fort Worth
Sept. 29-Oct. 3
Casa Mañana has moved its cabaret shows to the mainstage, with social distancing and COVID protocols. This performance is a tribute to Whitney Houston, and features Adrianna Hicks (currently in the Broadway production of SIX the Musical) and Nicole Vanessa Ortiz.
The Impact of the Gadget on Civilization
Imprint Theatreworks | Dallas
Through Oct. 18
Imprint Theatreworks presents this new play by Mark Oristano, which imagines a conversation between Einstein and Oppenheimer at Los Alamos. It was filmed at WaterTower Theatre and is presented online. Directed by Ashley H. White.
We Are Proud to Present a Presentation About the Herero of Namibia, Formerly Known as South-West Africa from the German Sudwestafrika Between the Years 1884-1915
Undermain Theatre | Dallas
Through Oct. 4
Undermain Theatre streams its 2014 production of the Jackie Sibblies-Drury play, in which a group of actors try to tell the story of the 19th century genocide of West African people by German colonizers.
Review coming on TheaterJones
The following events happen weekly
Amy Stevenson's Mama's Party | Dallas
7:35 p.m. Mondays
Every Monday, via Facebook Live, Amy Stevenson hosts local singers performing show tunes and other songs.
Open Classical DFW
Open Classical DFW | Dallas
8 p.m. Tuesdays
Every Tuesday, via Facebook Live and YouTube, Open Classic lets participants play or sing works from the classical music, opera and musical theater canons.
Brizo Bar | Richardson
7:30 p.m. Saturdays
Every Saturday, in the parking lot behind Brizo Bar in Richardson, CarBaret screens a film and features live performances by performing artists and musicians before the movie.
- Stage West presents October Playlets, three plays written to be live-streamed: Hey Stranger by Steph Del Rosso, Intro to Fiction by Ken Urban, and Boredom, Fear and Wine by Craig Pospisil | Oct. 8-18
- The Festival of Independent Theatres is online this year, with six shows by Vena Cava Productions, Very Good Dance Theatre, Audacity Theatre Lab, Leos Ensemble, Lily & Joan, and Laughter League | Oct. 8-31
- The Chamber Music Society of Fort Worth presents music by Frank Bridge and Chevalier de St. George | 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct 10
- Dallas Black Dance Theatre presents its annual DanceAfrica, but this year online | 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 10
- Bishop Arts Theatre Center, in partnership with Berkeley Rep, presents four radio play installments of a play adapted from Sinclair Lewis' novel It Can't Happen Here, with a cast that includes David Strathairn (a Q&A with the cast follows) | 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 13
- Theatre Denton (formerly Denton Community Theatre) presents D.L. Cogburn's play The Gin Game | Oct. 14-18
- Cara Mía Theatre Company and Soul Rep Theatre Company stream their co-production of Dael Orlandersmith's My Red Hand, My Black Hand | Oct. 15-Nov. 8
- Theatre Three presents It Came from Theatre Three, four short plays by local playwrights: The Loss of Jane by Nicole Neely, Doctor Diablo by Blake Hackler, The Old Woman in the Wood by Jeffrey Schmidt in collaboration with the Drama Club, and Bloody Mary by Jonathan Norton | Oct. 19-Nov. 1
- Cry Havoc Theater Company presents Endlings, an original work about climate change | Oct. 19-Nov. 1
- Danielle Georgiou Dance Group and Theatre Three co-present The Bippy Bobby Boo Show: 2020 Call-in Special | Oct. 23-Nov. 3
LIVE / INDOORS
- Dallas Symphony Orchestra presents Mahler's Song of the Earth | Meyerson Symphony Center | Dallas | Oct. 9-11
- The Dallas Chamber Music Society opens its season | Southern Methodist University, Caruth Auditorium | Oct. 12
- Outcry Youth Theatre presents Moana, Jr. | Addison Theatre Center, Studio Theatre | Addison | Oct. 9-18
- The Fort Worth Symphony presents Beethoven's Pastoral symphony | Will Rogers Auditorium | Fort Worth | Oct. 16-18
- The Dallas Symphony Orchestra presents Tony-winning Broadway star Kelli O'Hara in concert | Meyerson Symphony Center | Dallas | Oct. 16-18
- Voices of Change opens its season | Southern Methodist University, Caruth Auditorium | Oct. 18
- The Dallas Bach Society opens its season | Aldredge House, Dallas | Oct. 24
LIVE / OUTDOORS & DRIVE-IN
- The Laughter League and Shakespeare Dallas present Circo Metropolis, a pop-up circus event | Samuell-Grand Amphitheater at Tenison Park | Oct. 10-18
- Kitchen Dog Theater presents Get Up, Stand Up!, a drive-in "celebration of Democracy," in the parking lot of its new home in the Design District. | Saturdays Oct. 17-31 and on Election Night, Nov. 3