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Director Bosquez: “I’d always considered one [of the characters] to be an angel with clipped wings and another one to be undead like Nosferatu.”

Godot Awaits

Rob Bosquez helms Drag Strip Courage’s production of the classic oddity at Arts Fifth Avenue.
JIMMY FOWLER
Samuell Beckett’s 1953 tragicomedy Waiting for Godot is one of those avant-garde plays that everyone’s heard of but most people haven’t actually seen. It has a reputation for being remote, intellectual, and difficult to u...


The dancing was first-rate during Ballet Concerto’s annual summer program.

Soldiering On

Despite some setbacks, Ballet Concerto’s annual summer concert was a blast.
LEONARD EUREKA
During its four-day annual outdoor concert last weekend, Ballet Concerto had to fight through two major setbacks. Usually the company has to worry about only the weather. Too hot, too wet. But this year during set-up week, vand...



Conductor Andres Franco had a blast at Concerts in the Garden Saturday.

Concerts in the Garden: Groovy, Man

EDWARD BROWN
Alright, I’m going to say it. The Woodstock-themed Concerts in the Garden last Saturday was groovy. It was a happenin’, far out, psychedelic show that hit all the right buttons. Concerts in the Garden has been going strong ...


(From left to right) Ukraine’s Vadym Kholodenko, Italy’s Beatrice Rana, and the United States’ Sean Chen were the big winners in the Cliburn.

Cliburn Wrap

There were a couple of surprises in the 14th version of the international piano competition.
LEONARD EUREKA
Hearing only the finals of the 14th Van Cliburn International Piano Competition in Bass Performance Hall last week gave me a different perspective on the young hopefuls than the jury had. During the course of the contest, juror...



Whitney Coulter and Christopher Piper star in Jubilee’s latest, set during the Harlem Renaissance.

Incomplete Kiss

Jubilee’s latest is bright but not as rich as it could have been.
JIMMY FOWLER
“I don’t fit into your father’s plan of creating a new batch of upper-crust Negroes,” declares Harlem jazz musician Jimmy (Oris Phillips Jr.) to his longtime casual girlfriend Yolande Du Bois (Whitney Coulter). It happe...


The cast of In the Heights expands to encompass 26 dancers/singers/actors.

In the Heights: Community Theater

Artes de la Rosa stages its biggest show yet.
JIMMY FOWLER
Artes de la Rosa, the performance and visual arts group housed at Rose Marine Theater, had originally planned to produce Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s Evita for its spring 2013 musical. But artistic director Adam Adolfo ...



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Case Brothers Celebrate 50 Years of Music

EDWARD BROWN
The Case brothers, Johnny and Jerry, have been making jazz and Western Swing –– though mostly jazz and sometimes together –– for 50 years. Quite an achievement. To celebrate the milestone, the brothers and some musicall...


The sets of Fort Worth Opera’s Ariadne auf Naxos are some of the most amazing ever seen in Bass Hall.

Big Tops

Fort Worth Opera’s Ariadne auf Naxos is a glorious treat.
LEONARD EUREKA
Operas by Richard Strauss aren’t staged that often, not because they’re unpopular but because they’re expensive: enormous casts, huge orchestras, lavish scenery and costumes, and some of the most treacherous vocal writing...



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Review: “The Agony and the Ecstasy of Steve Jobs”

JIMMY FOWLER
There’s no doubt that The Agony and the Ecstasy of Steve Jobs, playwright Mike Daisey’s theatrical monologue currently staged by Amphibian Productions through May 12, contains important information for so-called First World...


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TBT Visits Dallas

LEONARD EUREKA
Texas Ballet Theater’s repertory programs seldom offer all fresh material, but last month’s season-ending show in Fort Worth came close. Of the five ballets performed, only one was a repeat, company director Ben Stevenson...