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Magic Numbers

JIMMY FOWLER
Jazz lovers and other cultists were likely the only ones to catch last month’s fleeting obituary for singer-composer Blossom Dearie, who died at 84. She had a small but utterly recognizable voice that combined all kinds o...


FWO Measures Up

LEONARD EUREKA
**ONLINE EXCLUSIVE** It isn’t every day that you see and hear a near perfect ensemble in a Rossini opera, especially one of the comedies. Something vocal or visual inevitably falls short. The vocal demands, up one side of...



Devil and the Deep Blue Sea

JIMMY FOWLER
The theater gods are beaming down on Cowtown this month. Playing concurrently now are two ferociously accomplished dramas: Jubilee Theatre’s pristinely tragic The Bluest Eye (“Not Beloved,” Feb. 4, 2009) and S...


Devil and the Deep Blue Sea

Jimmy Fowler
The theater gods are beaming down on Cowtown this month. Playing concurrently now are two ferociously accomplished dramas: Jubilee Theatre’s pristinely tragic The Bluest Eye (“Not Beloved,” Feb. 4, 2009) and S...



Not Beloved

JIMMY FOWLER
The line of dialogue that best addresses the flood of human misery unleashed in Jubilee Theatre’s extraordinary production of The Bluest Eye comes early in the show. One of the characters says, “There is really noth...


Not Beloved

JIMMY FOWLER
The line of dialogue that best addresses the flood of human misery unleashed in Jubilee Theatre’s extraordinary production of The Bluest Eye comes early in the show. One of the characters says, “There is really noth...



Almost, Main Street

Jimmy Fowler
After last Sunday’s matinee performance of Almost, Maine, actor and Theatre Arlington artistic director B.J. Cleveland made a startling announcement to the audience: “We’ve been told that the Fort Worth Star-T...


Stirring

JIMMY FOWLER
Who said that nothing’s shocking anymore? Circle Theatre has prepared a spicy holiday recipe to delight and disorient audiences by taking eight attractive, enthusiastic moppets; teaching them dialogue and songs that illus...



Stirring

JIMMY FOWLER
Who said that nothing’s shocking anymore? Circle Theatre has prepared a spicy holiday recipe to delight and disorient audiences by taking eight attractive, enthusiastic moppets; teaching them dialogue and songs that illus...


Not a Hard Shell

Leonard Eureka
For the first time in years, Texas Ballet Theater’s opening performance of the traditional seasonal favorite The Nutcracker last Friday didn’t pack the house. Only about half of the 2,100 seats were occupied. Also f...