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Posts Tagged ‘director’

A Turn (and Jump) for the Better

TBT’s Nutcracker has always been a pleasure but is a must-see this season.
Stage
From a humble American beginning at the San Francisco Ballet under war-rationing restrictions in 1944, The Nutcracker has become a national Christmas tradition, performed by seemingly every dance company in the country, every y...


Russo-America on Pointe

Big Ticket
In a season-opening double-header, Metropolitan Classical Ballet has booked appearances in both Houston and Fort Worth this week.



The Other Elizabeth

Cate Blanchett returns for a royally disappointing sequel about England’s queen.
Kristian Lin
In 1998, an Indian director and his Australian leading lady collaborated on Elizabeth, a chilling historical drama that brought their largely unknown names to the world’s attention.


Colors

The battle lines on the turf of racial equality are clearly drawn in Jubilee Theatre’s Permanent Collection.
Kultur
With recent controversies surrounding the so-called Jena Six and the Duke lacrosse team rape fiasco, it’s hard to think of a more timely play than Jubilee Theatre’s current, rough-rattling production of Thomas Gibbons’ Pe...



Hit Me Again

Ben Kingsley beats the bottle, but his movie loses the war.
Kristian Lin
Of all the living actors who’ve been knighted by the queen of England, have any of them found their way into more crappy movies than Sir Ben Kingsley?


Faces

Big Ticket
Contrary to what you may think, the advent of photography didn’t do away with the tradition of painting portraits, even of photorealistic ones.



Opening Act

Big Ticket
The Fort Worth Opera’s first multi-week festival continues in earnest this weekend with performances of Verdi’s Falstaff, Rossini’s Petite Messe Solennelle, and Puccini’s Madame Butterfly at Bass Performance Hall.


Opera Season Takes Flight

Big Ticket
It’s taken over a year to put together, but the Fort Worth Opera’s new festival format will be unveiled Saturday with a performance of Puccini’s Madame Butterfly in Bass Performance Hall.



From Bolshoi to Broadway

Big Ticket
Metropolitan Classical Ballet greets the spring with a double bill of old and new ballets.


A Dream Not Deferred

One of Ed Smith’s earliest professional aspirations was to run an African-American theater — now he’s at one of the best.
Stage
Ed Smith, the man who has replaced the late Rudy Eastman as artistic director of Jubilee Theatre, has taught graduate level theater courses in prestigious universities as well as directed productions at regional stages across t...