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Dollhouse

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Written in 1983 by the Romanian playwright Gilles Ségal, The Puppetmaster of Lodz is less a piece of Holocaust kitsch than a spin on the old story of a puppeteer who starts to lose the distinction between fantasy and reality. ...


Isn’t This Better?

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Composer John Kander and lyricist Fred Ebb were introduced to each other in 1962, and their collaboration for the musical stage lasted even beyond Ebb’s death in 2004: A musical based on the Scottsboro Boys case opened Off Br...



Please Give

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This week’s Night & Day spotlight falls on charitable events, some of which take advantage of the spring weather while others move indoors. The outdoor events kick off on Wednesday with the Fort Worth CAN Academy Celebrit...


The Sleeping Beauty

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Texas Ballet Theater rounds out its season with four performances of Ben Stevenson’s sumptuous production of The Sleeping Beauty in Bass Performance Hall this weekend.



Calling All Docs

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Lovers of nonfiction cinema can enjoy five –– count ’em: five! –– documentary films being offered at various local venues. KinoMonda kicks things off on Wednesday with Waltz With Bashir, the Oscar-nominated animated f...


Get Out!

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Spring is officially here, even if it came in with a blast of snow last week. This week’s weather should be nicer, in time for all of us to enjoy a nice crop of outdoor events.



Eight Strings + 88

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TCU’s annual Mimir Chamber Music Festival won’t happen until the summer, but this week still offers two performances for lovers of the sound of string quartets, both with TCU ties. Tamás Ungár is best known around these p...


Stringed Master

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The Cliburn Concerts continues its series of top-notch classical programs by presenting cellist Yo-Yo Ma at Bass Performance Hall on Tuesday. The acclaimed musician recently received a Grammy award –– his 16th overall –...



Promised Land

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Porgy and Bess has come to occupy a strange and unique place in the opera world. You see, George Gershwin’s estate requested that only black singers perform the roles in this stage work set among the Gullah residents of Kitti...


Denton Stages

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The theater and opera departments at UNT are both taking the stage this weekend in different parts of campus, and both of their productions offer up some entertainment options that are hard to come by in North Texas.