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Cliburn at the Modern Goes High with Higdon

EDWARD BROWN
If only seeing world-renown composers perform was as easy as strolling to the neighborhood art museum. Last Saturday was one of those rare days. Cliburn at the Modern is a fairly low-key event as far as Van Cliburn Foundation a...


Texas Ballet Theater dived into modern territory recently with spectacular results.

Voices, Arms Raised

Modern choreography finds Texas Ballet Theater in fine form.
LEONARD EUREKA
For a small regional company with a modest budget, Texas Ballet Theater rarely ceases to amaze, producing performances that are grand and memorable. Since artistic director Ben Stevenson took over 10 years ago, bringing with hi...



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Call for Artists

Deadline for submissions is midnight, Friday, March 14, 2014
ANTHONY MARIANI
In anticipation of our Fourth Annual Visionary Awards, to be presented to three outstanding up-and-coming Fort Worth artists in various disciplines, Rahr & Sons Brewing Company is crafting a special autumnal beer for us. Bu...


Alexandra Lawrence and William Earl Ray star in Amphibian Stage Productions’ latest.

Bank Job: Laughs and Loot

Though the characters’ backstories could have been heftier, Amphibian’s current production glimmers like gold.
JIMMY FOWLER
“Do you think we’ll be assigned the same prison cell?” a terrified Russell (Leicester Landon) asks his brother and criminal accomplice Tracey (Marshall York) soon after the two have committed armed robbery. Russell obviou...



Allison Pistorius and Chris Hury battle for psychosexual supremacy in Circle’s Venus in Fur.

Venus in Fur: Take a Bow

A crack cast neutralizes the cringe-inducing and bolsters the delicious in Circle’s latest production.
JIMMY FOWLER
“Don’t we go to plays for the passions we don’t get in life?” asks playwright-director Thomas (Chris Hury) to Wanda (Allison Pistorius), a young actress auditioning for Thomas’ latest script. Given that Wanda is weari...


Kern really opened up after intermission. Rodger Mallison/The Cliburn

The Piano in the Piano

Olga Kern inaugurates a new classical music venue at the Kimbell.
LEONARD EUREKA
The Van Cliburn Foundation took first dibs at inaugurating the handsome recital auditorium in the Kimbell Art Museum’s new Renzo Piano Pavilion last week, and most of it was memorable listening. Russian pianist Olga Kern, co-...



Cindee Mayfield (right), Brandi Andrade, and Elias Taylorson caused quite a stir in Theatre Arlington’s fantastic The Tale of the Allergist’s Wife.

Best Plays of ’13

Though marred by the loss of another elder statesman, the past year onstage was exciting.
JIMMY FOWLER
In the Fort Worth theater scene, 2013 will be remembered, of course, as the year that Stage West founder and North Texas theater éminence grise Jerry Russell died. It also happened to be a year of superbly rendered small drama...


Betsy McBride is a Sugar Plum Fairy in Texas Ballet Theater’s production of The Nutcracker.

TBT’s Nutcracker SHINES

This new version of the Tchaikovsky classic may also be the prettiest you’ve ever seen.
LEONARD EUREKA
The unexpected ice storm raised hell with Texas Ballet Theater’s two-week Nutcracker run in Dallas’ Winspear Opera House. The last four performances had to be cancelled, poking a hole in the company’s already-tight budget...



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“Death Tax” at Amphibian Stage Productions

JIMMY FOWLER
“Nobody does something for nothing,” declares Maxine (Georgia Clinton), a bitter, delusional old woman nearing the end of her life in a respectable if impersonal eldercare facility. While she may not be as close to death as...


The composer takes in Bass Hall before his performance of Dracula.

Philip Glass’ Dracula: Bloody Good

EDWARD BROWN
The classical music scene in Fort Worth is all too often one of weak attendance figures and stale, centuries-old programming. Last Tuesday’s performance of Dracula: The Music and Film by Philip Glass and his namesake ensemble...