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.
The types of performances are color-coated:
RED for live/indoors
BLUE for online
GREEN for live/outdoors
ORANGE for drive-in/drive-by arts experiences
If we missed your group/performance, email Mark Lowry at email@example.com and he'll add it.
NEW THIS WEEK
Thursday, Oct. 15 through Wednesday, Oct. 21 | 2020
The Gin Game
Theatre Denton | Denton
Theatre Denton (formerly Denton Community Theatre) presents D.L. Cogburn's play The Gin Game, presented as a streaming production.
My Red Hand, My Black Hand
Cara Mía Theatre Company and Soul Rep Theatre Company
Oct. 15-Nov. 8
The two theater companies stream an audio play version of Dael Orlandersmith's My Red Hand, My Black Hand, directed by Guinea Bennett-Price and featuring original music by Fredrick Sanders. The cast includes Dallas' own celebrated soul singer, N'Dambi, J-Davis Jones, and Allan Hayton.
LIVE / INDOORS
Beethoven's Pastoral Symphony
Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra | Will Rogers Auditorium | Fort Worth
The FWSO presents Beethoven's Pastoral symphony, preceded by Prokofiev's Classical Symphony, and Rodrigo's Concerto de Aranjuez. Guitarist Jason Vieux is the soloist, and Roderick Cox is the conductor.
Nothing Rhymes with Juneteenth
The Dallas Children's Theater continues its series of streaming short plays in Idris Goodwin's series The Social Justice Plays. In this play, directed by Cherish Robinson and featuring Alexis Muturi and Geno Young, a child and parent try to write a song for a rap competition at school.
LIVE / OUTDOORS
Back to the 80s
The Firehouse Theatre | The Sound at Cypress Waters | Coppell
The Firehouse Theatre presents a revue of songs from the 1980s at this outdoor venue, with socially distancing and tables available for families.
LIVE / INDOORS
Kelli O'Hara in Concert
The Dallas Symphony Center | Meyerson Symphony Center | Dallas |
The Dallas Symphony Orchestra presents Tony-winning Broadway star Kelli O'Hara in concert.
LIVE / INDOORS & ONLINE
2 p.m. Oct. 17
This new music outfot performs music to celebrate the art of Mark Bradford at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth. The free concert will also be live-streamed.
Get Up, Stand Up! A Drive-In Celebration of Democracy
Kitchen Dog Theater | Dallas
Saturdays Oct. 17-31 and on Election Night, Nov. 3
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, at 4774 Algiers St.
Voices of Change Season Opener
Voices of Change | Dallas
The new music group opens its season with a streaming concert, filmed at SMU's Caruth Auditorium. The program includes works by Charles Ives, Jonathan Cziner, and Ralph Vaughan Williams.
The Monster in His Labyrinth
Teatro Dallas | Dallas
Teatro Dallas presents The Monster in His Labyrinth: Conversations with Diego Rivera , directed by Cora Cardona and featuring Omar Padilla.
Cry Havoc Theater Company | Dallas
Oct. 19-Nov. 1
Cry Havoc Theater Company presents Endlings, an original work about climate change, presented as a streaming film.
It Came From Theatre Three
Theatre Three | Dallas
Oct. 19-Nov. 1
T3 presents It Came from Theatre Three, four short Halloween-themed 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.
This events opened before Oct. 15, and are continuing
Undermain Theatre | Dallas
Through Oct. 25
Undermain Theatre revives Conor McPherson's one-man play St. Nicholas, again starring Bruce DuBose, but this time filmed for a streaming production.
Stage West | Fort Worth
Through Oct. 18
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.
The Festival of Independent Theatres
Festival of Independent Theatres | Dallas
Through Oct. 31
FIT 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. The shows are:
- Audacity Theatre Lab: Daylan Hillis in Space by Brad McEntire and Jeff Hernandez
- Leos Ensemble: 3x3: Three Short Scenes from Pre-Modern Playwrights, from works by Margaret Cavendish, Æmilia Bassano Lanier, and Elizabeth Robins
- Lily & Joan Theatre Company: Redeemer Mine by J.C. Pankratz
- Laughter League: Up the Down Ladder, conceived and performed by Dick Monday and Tiffany Riley
- Very Good Dance Theatre: Plant Mom created by the VGDT ensemble
- Vena Cava Productions: Strike! by Zoe Kerr
Look for reviews coming on TheaterJones
The Dallas Opera | Dallas
Through Nov. 8
The Dallas Opera streams its 2018 production of Bizet's classic.
The Laughter League and Shakespeare Dallas | Samuell-Grand Amphitheater at Tenison Park | Dallas
Through Oct. 18
The Laughter League and Shakespeare Dallas present Circo Metropolis, a pop-up circus event. The cast includes Dick Monday and Tiffany Riley, plus speed juggler Dario Vasquez, circus skills phenoms Kelli and Julio Ramazini, Magic Mike Williams, aerialists Circus2Wins, slack wire artist Chet Monday and songbird Lily Monday. Bring blankets and enjoy a socially distanced event.
Frank Sinatra: The Second Century
Casa Mañana Cabaret Series | Casa Mañana Theatre | Fort Worth
Through Oct. 17
Several New York-based theater performers sing Frank Sinatra's hits, in the newly reconfigured Reid Cabaret Theatre.
East Dallas Arts
Through Oct. 17
East Dallas Arts presents a socially distanced, streaming production of the Duncan Sheik/Steven Sater musical Spring Awakening, with the teenage actors performing in Plexiglass booths.
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.
DRIVE-BY ARTS EVENT
Aurora Dallas | DalPark Parking Garage (across from Neiman Marcus) in downtown | Dallas
Through Jan. 1, 2021
Aurora Dallas has transformed 10,000 square feet in a parking garage for drive-by art/light installations, to support local artists and vendors in a profit-sharing model. The artists in this exhibition are Brandy Michele Adams + Michael Moore + Robert Anthony; Eric Trich + Taylor Cleveland; Alicia Eggert; Danielle Georgiou; Julie Libersat; Melanie Clemmons + Zak Loyd; Zuyva Sevilla; David Stout; Francine Thirteen; Tramaine Townsend; and Blake Weld. The daily event begins at 7 p.m. in October, and 6 p.m. in November and December. The event closes at 1 a.m. Tickets are $30 per vehicle, and must be purchased in advance.
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.
- Danielle Georgiou Dance Group and Theatre Three co-present The Bippy Bobby Boo Show: 2020 Call-in Special | Oct. 23-Nov. 3
- Dallas Summer Musicals presents the online concert Live from the West Side: Women of Broadway: Patti LuPone | 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 24
- Four Day Weekend presents its first virtual comedy show via its Facebook page | 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 24
- Circle Theatre presents a free reading of George Orwell's 1984, adapted by Michael Gene Sullivan | Oct. 29-Nov. 4
- The Dallas Public Library presents a streaming performance by Devon Glover, known as The Sonnet Man, doing Hip-Hop Shakespeare | 7 p.m. Nov. 5
- Over the Bridge Arts presents its third annual Burning Woman Festival, with theater, dance, poetry and music created and performed by women, and recorded Arts Mission Oak Cliff. | Nov. 5-8
- The Dallas Children's Theater's Social Justice Plays brings Idris Goodwin's short play #MATTER. | Nov. 6-15
- Dallas Summer Musicals presents the online concert Live from the West Side: Women of Broadway: Laura Benanti | 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 14
- Dallas Summer Musicals presents the online concert Live from the West Side: Women of Broadway: Vanessa Williams | 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 5
LIVE / INDOORS
- The Black Academy of Arts & Letters presents Poets N Jazz with Alex Frazier and Samaria Brown at the Clarence Muse Cafe Theater, with limited seating | Oct. 23-24
- The Dallas Bach Society opens its season | Aldredge House, Dallas | Oct. 24
- TITAS/Dance Unbound presents Parsons Dance Company, the first event in the Winspear Opera House since the shutdowns began. | 8 p.m. Nov. 20
- Orchestra of New Spain presents Christmas at Our Redeemer at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, Dallas | 8 p.m. Dec. 6
LIVE / OUTDOORS & DRIVE-IN
- TITAS/Dance Unbound presents the Rose Room on Tour, a drag show at Strass Square at the AT&T Performing Arts Center | Oct. 24
- Imprint Theatreworks, in collaboration with Shakespeare Dallas, presents The Tree - An American Rock Musical, a hybrid performance performed outdoors at Samuell-Grand Park and online. | Oct. 29-Nov. 14
- Amphibian Stage hosts the first Parking Lot Comedy Festival with shows at 8 and 10 p.m. Oct. 30 and 31
- Orchestra of New Spain presents a Garden Concert at the Valley House Gallery in Dallas | 3 p.m. Oct. 31
- ArtStillery's next ArtCultivation, an ongoing variety show, is in the parking lot behind its venue on Fort Worth Avenue in West Dallas. | 8 p.m. Nov. 6
- Verdigris Ensemble presents outdoor, socially distanced vocal performances at Arts Mission Oak Cliff | Nov. 6-8
- Avant Chamber Ballet presents Season Premiere: Under the Stars at the AT&T Performing Arts Center's Annette Strauss Square. | 6 p.m. Nov. 6-7
- Teatro Dallas and Deep Vellum Publishing present A Grave is Given Supper, performed outdoors at the Latino Cultural Center | Nov. 7-14