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Jubilee’s Tre Garrett

From the stages of New York City, L.A., and D.C. comes Jubilee Theatre’s new artistic director.
JIMMY FOWLER
Tre Garrett, Jubilee Theatre’s artistic director since January, recalls the moment when, as a teenager, he found his place in the theater. He’d wanted to be a performer pretty much the whole time he was growing up in Housto...


Pure Animals Out of Paper

Amphibian’s investigation of personalities under stress is a must-see.
JIMMY FOWLER
“Everything is a gift of the universe,” wrote the late Buddhist author Ken S. Keyes Jr. Of course, this can be difficult to believe if your spouse has recently dumped you or a loved one has died violently or you’re an...



Ballet Frontier: Mixed Response

Some lows tempered the highs at the Fort Worth company’s mixed repertory program.
LEONARD EUREKA
It isn’t easy for a small school to put on a first-rate dance program. The logistics of corralling dancers, costumes, lighting, music, choreography, and rehearsing on a suitable stage are daunting, not to mention costly. Ball...


“Boeing-Boeing” Takes Flight

Circle Theatre director Robin Armstrong has high hopes for this period farce.
Jimmy Fowler
Who says the life of a theater artist isn’t glamorous? During a recent phone interview, director Robin Armstrong was also busily dyeing several pairs of women’s panties. They’re for one of the actresses in Cir...



Texas Ballet Theater Mixes It Up

All dourness aside, TBT’s mixed repertoire programs had Bass Hall rocking.
LEONARD EUREKA
Mixed repertoire programs can be a tough nut to crack. Without the unifying music and storyline of a full-length work, success depends on lining up shorter ballets that make a satisfying evening together. Texas Ballet Theater, ...


Stage West Hosts This Morgana Shaw

Though no stranger to Tarrant County filmmakers, This veteran actress is making her local stage debut.
JIMMY FOWLER
To call North Texas stage, film, and TV actor Morgana Shaw “versatile” is an understatement. Onstage during the last couple of years, she has played a limbless sideshow freak; a foul-mouthed, leather-clad disco singer at a ...



God’s Trombones Boom

Jubilee, celebrating its 30th anniversary, dusts off a holiday classic.
JIMMY FOWLER
To celebrate its 30th anniversary season, Jubilee Theatre wanted to reach back into the past for a holiday show that was beloved by old-timers but that would also offer newcomers an alternative to the Nutcracker/Christmas Carol...


Rudolph Brightens Casa

The beloved ’60s stop-motion TV special comes to life on Casa Mañana’s stage.
JIMMY FOWLER
Joe Sturgeon joined the staff of Casa Mañana as Director of Theater for Youth in July 2009. He’s directed many of the kids’ shows there and acted in some of the adult productions –– in October, he played Melvin P. Thor...



A Fifth of Christmas Celebrates

The single, the childless, and the grieving are criminally neglected during the holidays. SceneShop’s here to help.
JIMMY FOWLER
For many Fort Worth theatergoers, SceneShop’s annual holiday show A Fifth of Christmas at Arts Fifth Avenue is the must-attend event of the season. This collection of comic and dramatic sketches, monologues, and musical inter...


Texas Ballet Theater Digs In

TBT has a new headquarters but still no live music.
LEONARD EUREKA
It’s taken a while, but Texas Ballet Theater finally has quarters that allow it to rehearse in the same size space as the Bass Performance Hall stage, TBT’s main performing venue. The benefits were seen in season-opening pe...