Fort Worth's Artes de la Rosa is going for a more family-friendly approach to its theatrical selections in its 2013 season. Recently, the Latino group has staged four plays and/or musicals, and it's doing that again next year, although two are for young audiences: The Outsiders and, for very young audiences, Dora the Explorer Live. For adults, there's the regional premiere of the Tony-winning musical In the Heights in the spring, and in the fall, Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet.
"It's always an exciting time when an arts organization announces a year's line-up of programming, and our 2013 season lives up to our grand tradition of exciting, innovative, and educational cultural programing," says ADLR Artistic Director Adam Adolfo in the news release. "I know Fort Worth and the North Texas community will be excited to take this coming year's journey with us as we endeavor to entertain, enlighten, and enrich the lives of our patrons."
Here's an overview of the season, which also lists non-theatrical events, such as a Peruvian Film Festival and the annual Day of the Dead celebration.
The 2012 Season
JANUARY 26, 2013
Whether dressing up in your little black dress, or dressing down in your plain white t-shirt, this night of gambling excitement is not to be missed... Filled to the brim with Black Jack, Roulette, Craps, Poker, Slots and more, they have something for everyone!
THE PERUVIAN FILM FESTIVAL
MARCH 22 – 24
Presented through special Collaboration with the Consulate General of Peru
Artes de la Rosa in collaboration with the Consulate General of Peru in Dallas to bring a three day film festival celebrating contemporary Peruvian Filmmaking. Featuring four films, all in Spanish (with English subtitles), this Peruvian Film Festival will screen the films, "Destiny Has No Favorites", "The Elusive Good", "Crossing a Shadow", and "Red Ink". Join us in the historic Rose Marine Theater as we return to our cinematic roots with the screening of these films.
Artes Academy Presents…
APRIL 26 – 28
The Outsiders is a coming-of-age novel by S. E. Hinton, first published in 1967 by Viking Press. Hinton was 15 when she started writing the novel, but did most of the work when she was sixteen and a junior in high school. Hinton was 18 when the book was published. The book follows two rival groups, the Greasers and the Socs, who are divided by their socioeconomic status.
DIA DE LOS NINOS
Artes de la Rosa presents this festival in our theatre and art gallery to give families a free, bilingual event that join everyone together in a day of learning, interactive activities designed to stimulate creativity while bringing joy. Join us for performances, crafts, face painters, food and so much more at our all day event!
IN THE HEIGHTS, THE MUSICAL
THE REGIONAL PREMIERE
MAY 17 – JUNE 9
Directed by Adam Adolfo, Artistic Director
Associate Director and Choreographer Elise Lavallee
Vocal Direction by Kristin Spires
IN THE HEIGHTS tells the universal story of a vibrant community in New York's Washington Heights neighborhood – a place where the coffee from the corner bodega is light and sweet, the windows are always open and the breeze carries the rhythm of three generations of music. It's a community on the brink of change, full of hopes, dreams and pressures, where the biggest struggles can be deciding which traditions you take with you, and which ones you leave behind. IN THE HEIGHTS is the winner of the 2008 Tony Awards for Best Musical, Score, Choreography and Orchestrations
DORA THE EXPLORER LIVE! ONSTAGE!
AUGUST 2 – 11
Back by popular demand is the adventure of Dora and Boots! Children worldwide cheer and play with Dora as she teaches them songs, new words and expands their imaginations. Dora is a curious seven year-old Latina who speaks both English and Spanish teaching your children to play, think for themselves and the importance of expanding their vocabularies. All across the seven seas, you and your children will sing, solve puzzles and help Dora have an adventure!
CUERPO: The Art of the Body
The most talked about gallery event in recent seasons returns to the Rose Marine Theater for a One Night Only Exhibit featuring tattoo artists, henna, body modification and body painting. Be painted, paint someone, or simply be a spectator at this spectacularly glamorous and decadent event. Suggested for mature audiences.
William Shakespeare's ROMEO & JULIET
October 4 – October 20
Directed by Adam Adolfo
Two star-crossed lovers with feuding families will cross bitter divides and risk everything to be together, as a new generation strains against the limits of a world their parents have defined. This swift, vibrant staging of Shakespeare's masterpiece brings to life one of the most famous love stories ever written with all of the immediacy, danger, and romance that has made it endure centuries.
DIA DE LOS MUERTOS
Celebrate Dia de los Muertos with our annual celebration featuring a drum and puppet procession from Marine Park to the Rose Marine Theater Plaza. Complete with music, dancing, face painting and pan de muerto, this family event is a perfect way to celebrate the rich Mexican culture.
Season Subscriptions will go on sale Friday, Dec. 14 at the Rose Marine Theatre during performances by the award-winning after school youth education program, Artes Academy's Winter Holiday shows. Season Subscriptions will be available for online purchase beginning Monday, Dec. 17. Season tickets can be bought as inexpensively as $50 and range all the way to $176.