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Places! Oct. 29-Nov. 4, 2020

Here are the online, indoor and outdoor performing arts happenings this week, with a sneak at upcoming events.



published Thursday, October 29, 2020

Photo: FWSO
Karen Gomyo performs with the Fort Worth Symphony

 

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 marklowry@theaterjones.com and he'll add it.

 

 

 NEW THIS WEEK 

Thursday, Oct. 28 through Nov. 4 | 2020

 


 LIVE / INDOORS 

Verdi Selections with Fabio

The Dallas Symphony Center | Meyerson Symphony Center | Dallas | Oct. 26-Nov. 1

Fabil Luisi conducts Verdi opera arias and selections, featuring soprano Angela Meade, mezzo Jamie Barton, and tenors Brian Hymel and Jay Gardner.

MORE INFO

 

 

 ONLINE 

George Orwell's 1984

Circle Theatre | Oct. 29-Nov. 5

A free Zoom reading of George Orwell's 1984, adapted by Michael Gene Sullivan. Timely much?

MORE INFO

 

 

Photo: Courtesy
Fonzo Crow is at Amphibian\'s Parking Lot Comedy Festiva

 LIVE / OUTDOORS 

Parking Lot Comedy Festival

Amphibian Stage parking lot | Fort Worth | 8 & 10 p.m. Oct. 30-31

Amphibian Stage hosts stand-up comedians in four shows in its parking lot.

MORE INFO 

 

 

 LIVE / INDOORS 

Mozart's Jupiter Symphony and Bernstein's Serenade

Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra | Will Rogers Auditorium | Fort Worth

Guest violinist Karen Gomyo returns, and Brett Mitchell is the guest conductor.

MORE INFO

 

 

 LIVE / OUTDOORS 

Garden Concert

Orchestra of New Spain | Valley House Gallery Outdoor Garden | Dallas | 3 p.m. Oct. 31

The Orchestra of New Spain presents an outdoor concert.

MORE INFO

 

 

 

 CONTINUING EVENTS 

This events opened before Oct. 22, and are continuing

 

Photo: Courtesy
N'Dambi performs in My Red Hand, My Black Hand

 ONLINE 

My Red Hand, My Black Hand

Cara Mía Theatre Company and Soul Rep Theatre Company 

Throiugh 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.

 

 

 ONLINE 

The Bippy Bobby Boo Show: 2020 Call-in Special

Danielle Georgiou Dance Group and Theatre Three | Through Nov. 3

DGDG brings back last year's hit in a call-in special The Bippy Bobby Boo Show: 2020 Call-in Special, including a final show on Election Night.

MORE INFO

 

 

 DRIVE-IN PERFORMANCE 

Get Up, Stand Up! A Drive-In Celebration of Democracy

Kitchen Dog Theater | Dallas

Final performance 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.

MORE INFO

 

 

 ONLINE 

Endlings

Cry Havoc Theater Company | Dallas

Extended through through Nov. 15

Cry Havoc Theater Company presents Endlings, an original work about climate change, presented as a streaming film.

Our review

MORE INFO

 

 

 

Photo: Theatre Three
It Came from Theatre Three

 

 ONLINE 

It Came From Theatre Three

Theatre Three | Dallas

Through 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.

Our review

MORE INFO

 

 

 ONLINE 

Carmen

The Dallas Opera | Dallas

Through Nov. 8

The Dallas Opera streams its 2018 production of Bizet's classic.

FREE

MORE INFO

 

 

Photo: Vena Cava
Vena Cava Productions presents Strike!

 

 ONLINE 

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 LabDaylan Hillis in Space by Brad McEntire and Jeff Hernandez
  • Leos Ensemble3x3: Three Short Scenes from Pre-Modern Playwrights, from works by Margaret Cavendish, Æmilia Bassano Lanier, and Elizabeth Robins
  • Lily & Joan Theatre CompanyRedeemer Mine by J.C. Pankratz
  • Laughter LeagueUp the Down Ladder, conceived and performed by Dick Monday and Tiffany Riley
  • Very Good Dance TheatrePlant Mom created by the VGDT ensemble
  • Vena Cava ProductionsStrike! by Zoe Kerr

Our review

MORE INFO

 

 

 DRIVE-BY ARTS EVENT 

Area 3

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.

MORE INFO

 

 

 ONGOING EVENTS 

The following events happen weekly


 

Photo: Facebook
Amy Stevenson of Mama\'s Party

 ONLINE 

Mama's Party

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.

MORE INFO

 


 ONLINE 

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.

TICKETS AND INFO

 


 DRIVE-IN PERFORMANCE 

CarBaret Drive-In

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.

TICKETS AND INFO

 

 

 LOOKING AHEAD  

 

ONLINE

  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. The Dallas Children's Theater's Social Justice Plays brings Idris Goodwin's short play #MATTER. | Nov. 6-15
  4. Dallas Summer Musicals presents the online concert Live from the West Side: Women of Broadway: Laura Benanti | 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 14
  5. 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

  1. TITAS/Dance Unbound presents Parsons Dance Company, the first event in the Winspear Opera House since the shutdowns began. | 8 p.m. Nov. 20
  2. Orchestra of New Spain presents Christmas at Our Redeemer at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, Dallas | 8 p.m. Dec. 6

 

LIVE / OUTDOORS & DRIVE-IN

  1. 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
  2. Verdigris Ensemble presents outdoor, socially distanced vocal performances at Arts Mission Oak Cliff | Nov. 6-8
  3. 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
  4. Teatro Dallas and Deep Vellum Publishing present A Grave is Given Supper, performed outdoors at the Latino Cultural Center | Nov. 7-14
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