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Ben Stidham and Elizabeth Dewhirst in Anything Goes.

Easy to Love

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Anything Goes was revived on Broadway last year to great acclaim, but the musical has never really been in eclipse. Since it debuted in 1934, the show has endured as a vehicle for some of Cole Porter’s greatest songs. The sto...


Lloyd Harvey stars in Jubilee Theatre’s Company.

Bell Rings, Door Chimes

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Jubilee Theatre has reinterpreted the likes of Shakespeare and Molière before, but when it comes to musicals, the troupe usually sticks with original material. And why not, given that their original shows have been such great ...



Barbara Tucker and Brahms “Bravo” LaFortune in Check Your Body at the Door.

Modern Motion

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The cool, air-conditioned confines of the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth will be the perfect place to take in the Modern Dance Festival at the Modern, the ninth annual staging of this Contemporary Dance/Fort Worth showcase, wh...


Lucian Freud’s “Girl in Bed” at the Modern.

Subjects Laid Bare

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The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth often has artists visit when their works are exhibited there, but that won’t be an option for Lucian Freud: Portraits. The painter (and grandson of Sigmund Freud) died last year at the age ...



Michele Gifford and Shea Johnson will dance this weekend with Ballet Concerto.

Park Passion

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Ballet Concerto, the popular summer dance troupe, celebrates 30 years of open-air performances  with a four-day run at Trinity Park Pavilion beginning Thursday. Founded by Margo Dean (who also founded the Fort Worth Ballet, no...


Brent Alford is Shylock in Trinity Shakespeare’s The Merchant of Venice.

A Pound of Flesh

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The Trinity Shakespeare Festival goes into full swing this week at TCU with a couple of Shakespeare plays that are grouped in with his comedies, though only one of them fits snugly into that category. That would be The Merry Wi...



John Graham’s “Table Top Still Life with Bird”

Three Musketeers

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For some reason, John D. Graham is never mentioned among the giants of the abstract expressionist movement. Born Ivan Gratianovich Dombrowsky in Kiev in 1886, he had been a lawyer and a decorated veteran of World War I before h...


It’s still a gay film festival: Jean Harris and Matthew Wilkas in Gayby at Q Cinema.

That’s Our Q

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The Q Cinema festival has been going since 1998, and it’s a measure of just how much has changed since then that this year’s festival has an entire program of short films dedicated to the subject of gay marriage. Our nation...



Buster Keaton walks the rails in search of his stolen locomotive in The General, shown at Prairie Fest, Sat.

Prairie Buster

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This year’s Prairie Fest has tripled in size, going from one day to three — one each in March, April, and May — to celebrate spring in Tandy Hills Park and the idea of building cities that exist in better harmony with nat...


David Jeremiah, Jerrold Trice, and Amis Ali in Broke-ology.

Sons and Big Girls

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The continuing vitality of African-American theater will be demonstrated in Fort Worth this week when two new plays open. Jubilee Theatre brings us Broke-ology, a play by Nathan Louis Jackson that had its debut in New York only...