Posts Tagged ‘director’

More than 39 Steps

The actors do more than just recite lines and block in Stage West's take on a Hitchcock classic.
Stage West has never been afraid to set up unique theatrical challenges for its actors. The company’s 2007 production of Marie Jones’ Stones in His Pockets featured two performers playing 15 Irish characters of different ge...

Get Low: Awake at the Wake

Robert Duvall is magnificent in this lightweight period piece.
A festival favorite at Sundance, SXSW, and Tribeca, Get Low finally comes to our theaters this week (specifically, to a regular run at several local theaters –– the film is already playing at the Modern Art Museum of Fort W...

Film Shorts

OPENING: Get Low (PG-13) Robert Duvall stars in Aaron Schneider’s comedy as a 1930s Tennessee hermit who wants to hold a funeral party for himself while he’s still alive. Also with Bill Murray, Sissy Spacek, Lucas Black, Sc...

Is He Blue?

Blues in the Night marks the departure of Jubilee Theatre artistic director Ed Smith.
Back in 1992, Jubilee Theatre artistic director Ed Smith saw a Los Angeles production of Sheldon Epps’s jazz and blues revue Blues in the Night. Although it starred his friend, the soul singer Freda Payne, he wasn’t much im...

I Can See Cleary Now: Ramona and Beezus

A brave pest finally gets her movie, and it does some good things.
The shadow of America’s recession hangs heavily over Ramona and Beezus. Wow, that’s a portentous opening sentence. It’s true, though — the very first film adaptation of Beverly Cleary’s beloved kids’ books shows the...

MCB is Back

Big Ticket
After a six-month absence, Metropolitan Classical Ballet is back with a four-ballet program Saturday at Texas Hall on the campus of University of Texas at Arlington. Guest dancers and returning principals from previous years wi...

Eclipse: Lady Ante Bella

The third Twilight movie is the best so far, for what that’s worth.
The Twilight movies have frustrated me, not because they’re made out of junk but for the opposite reason. Stephenie Meyer’s mega-selling series of novels gets unfairly knocked because the fan base is mostly teen and pre-tee...

Gem of the Ocean Glitters

Mystery and transcendence color Jubilee’s latest production of an August Wilson classic.
With the current production of Gem of the Ocean, Jubilee Theatre has given the late August Wilson’s lyrical 2002 drama its Southwest premiere. As directed by Akin Babatunde, the play is a big gift box full of historical, spir...

Trinity Shakes’ Hamlet Onboard

With Andrew Milbourn in the lead, The Bard’s drama will crown the annual festival.
Actor Andrew Milbourn first tackled the title role of William Shakespeare’s Hamlet three years ago in a TCU production. He was an undergraduate whose only previous experience with the Elizabethan playwright was an eighth-grad...

Film Shorts

OPENING: Robin Hood (PG-13) Russell Crowe re-teams with director Ridley Scott in this latest version of the adventure tale. Also with Cate Blanchett, William Hurt, Mark Strong, Oscar Isaac, Danny Huston, Eileen Atkins, Mark Add...