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Shtick ’Em Up

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There’s a lot going on right now that we need to pay attention to, and none of it is fun: a shitty economy, a U.S. presidential campaign that’s annoying and superficial, and the final days of Dubya’s corrupt, ...


Shtick ’Em Up

JIMMY FOWLER
There’s a lot going on right now that we need to pay attention to, and none of it is fun: a shitty economy, a U.S. presidential campaign that’s annoying and superficial, and the final days of Dubya’s corrupt, ...



Illuminating

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As the audience files in before the start of Amphibian Stage Production’s Gutenberg! The Musical!, the bellow of Broadway legend Ethel Merman charges out from the sound system.


Glove the Blood

Vampire-boxers, vampires, and non-Hollywood folk duke it out in The Butterfly Connection’s new show.
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Give theatergoers a knotty plot to unravel, new ideas to understand, complex issues to mull over, and chances are they’ll enjoy the mental work involved.



Brains and Brawn

FWO’s Of Mice and Men registers its impact in small doses that, unpredictably, add up in the end.
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Last Saturday night at Bass Performance Hall, during the final scene of Fort Worth Opera’s production of Of Mice and Men, I got a little misty-eyed.


Absolutely Fabulous

With Turandot and Lucia di Lammermoor, the Fort Worth Opera Festival continues climbing to new heights.
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You couldn’t have asked for bigger contrast than the Fort Worth Opera Festival’s opening in Bass Performance Hall last weekend.



Graceful

From cast to stagehands to music, Fort Worth Opera’s production of Angels in America is nearly immaculate.
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Perhaps the best way to describe Fort Worth Opera’s production of Angels in America, composer Peter Eötvös and librettist Mari Mezei’s adaptation of playwright Tony Kushner’s Pulitzer Prize- and Tony-winning...


Waxing Aimless

There’s a lot of movement but not much point to The Book of Liz at Theatre Arlington.
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Just before last Saturday’s performance of The Book of Liz, a Theatre Arlington staffer gave an odd little speech to the audience.



Fly By Night

TBT revives Dracula and longs for a new eastward lair.
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Not long after he took over Texas Ballet Theater five years ago, director Ben Stevenson produced Dracula.


Top Registers

With Crowns, Jubilee traces the history of African-American headwear wonderfully, if a little hastily.
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For Jubilee Theatre’s current gospel musical, Crowns, set designer Judd Vermillion has turned the back wall of the stage into what looks like a lady’s hat store in the 1930s Deep South.