Posts Tagged ‘audience’

Seven at Circle

Circle Theatre’s current production is a holiday farce high on absurdity.
JIMMY FOWLER
One of my favorite theatergoing experiences in recent years was Circle Theatre’s 2008 holiday production of A Very Merry Unauthorized Children’s Scientology Pageant. If you missed that nontraditional and rather biting music...


Texas Ballet Theater’s Best

Along with TBT’s stellar Don Quixote, some pieces by Bruce Wood Dance Project also enlivened the weekend.
LEONARD EUREKA
For lovers of story ballets, there’s none more entertaining than Don Quixote, at least the version created by Texas Ballet Theater director Ben Stevenson, which had its North Texas premiere last weekend in Bass Performance Ha...



Texas Ballet Theater Mixes It Up

All dourness aside, TBT’s mixed repertoire programs had Bass Hall rocking.
LEONARD EUREKA
Mixed repertoire programs can be a tough nut to crack. Without the unifying music and storyline of a full-length work, success depends on lining up shorter ballets that make a satisfying evening together. Texas Ballet Theater, ...


Great American Trailer Park Packs a Punch

Circle Theatre’s latest production is raunchy but not gratuitous.
JIMMY FOWLER
Throughout the first act of Circle Theatre’s production of The Great American Trailer Park Musical, I had the nagging sensation that this raucous, perfectly detailed staging reminded me of another artist’s work that I could...



Students on Stage

Big Ticket
It may be August, but if you think the colleges have gone quiet when it comes to performing arts, UNT is going to prove you wrong.


Main Events

Last Call
The line at Lola’s Saloon-Sixth was about 30 people deep and moving slowly when my friend turned to me and said, “You were watching what?”



The Zoo Redux

Kultur
Thirty years ago, if you were in high school and you had a car, you almost had to have a sticker in your back window swearing fealty to either of two radio stations: KZEW/98-FM The Zoo or KTXQ/102-FM Q102.


KP Duty

KRISTIAN LIN
Unlike most of the local filmmakers I profile, John Venable is someone I’ve known for a long time. That’s because he’s a film critic for his own website, www.supercala.com, and I’ve chatted with him on o...



Local Heroes? Who’d Know?

DAN MCGRAW
Since I was a little kid, I’ve always read the sports section of the daily newspaper before anything else. When I was a newspaper carrier, I would get my bundle on the corner, pull out the sports, and sit on that bundle u...


Illuminating

Stage
As the audience files in before the start of Amphibian Stage Production’s Gutenberg! The Musical!, the bellow of Broadway legend Ethel Merman charges out from the sound system.