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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.


By Foote

A Texas playwright’s 1953 odyssey gets a spirited reading by Fort Worth Theatre.
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The program for Fort Worth Theatre’s current revival of The Trip to Bountiful mentions at least three times that the city’s 53-year-old stage institution is “a community theater.”



Dying with Dignity

In Jubilee’s new production, the only gray areas are in the characters’ psyches.
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There’s no need for issuing “spoiler alerts” with a play titled A Lesson Before Dying.


A Turn (and Jump) for the Better

TBT’s Nutcracker has always been a pleasure but is a must-see this season.
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From a humble American beginning at the San Francisco Ballet under war-rationing restrictions in 1944, The Nutcracker has become a national Christmas tradition, performed by seemingly every dance company in the country, every y...



Burning Brightly

Local stage-lighting designer Chad R. Jung is an artist in his own right.
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I’ve been a theater critic for about a dozen years now, and I’ve never heard anyone say, “I can’t wait to see that show! I heard the stage lighting is awesome!”


Reality Bites

North Texas’ local live-action role-playing group doesn’t play video games but lives them.
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North Texas’ vampires are in danger. Clubs, hotels, hot spots, and other holy places are being attacked by a dangerous enemy.



Serpentine Fire

Just in time for Halloween comes Circle Theatre’s riveting production of Snake in the Grass.
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You can celebrate this Halloween season with a visit to any of the Fort’s elaborately themed and bedecked haunted houses.


Big Time

FWSO tackles a titan and rises to new heights.
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It took a lot of courage for Fort Worth Symphony conductor Miguel Harth-Bedoya to schedule a three-year Gustav Mahler cycle as part of the company’s annual summer festival.



Black Man + White Woman = ?

Amphibian Productions tackles one of Neil LaBute’s grittiest plays.
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Playwright-director Neil LaBute generally comes in one flavor — bitterly misanthropic — but his works can be divided between the nasty/grumpy variety and the exhilarating and even moral.


Killing Fields

A local theater troupe uses the stage to spotlight a grave south-of-the-border injustice.
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Touring productions of theatrical staples such as Camelot and Sweet Charity guarantee that local ticketbuyers will always be able to escape the daily grind, even if only momentarily. Nothing wrong with that. We all need happy d...