Posts Tagged ‘director’

Is He Blue?

Blues in the Night marks the departure of Jubilee Theatre artistic director Ed Smith.
JIMMY FOWLER
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.
KRISTIAN LIN
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.
KRISTIAN LIN
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.
JIMMY FOWLER
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.
JIMMY FOWLER
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

KRISTIAN LIN
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...


McCammon Rings Out

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There were 110 entries for this year’s Marguerite McCammom Biennial Voice Competition, sponsored by the Fort Worth Opera Guild. Of these, 26 will be heard in semifinal performances Friday in the auditorium of the Fort Worth M...



Film Shorts

KRISTIAN LIN
OPENING: City Island (PG-13) Andy Garcia stars in this comedy as the head of a Bronx family that’s riddled with secrets. Also with Julianna Margulies, Steven Strait, Alan Arkin, Dominik García-Lorido, Ezra Miller, and Emily ...


La Mission Is Missin’

A stalwart cast can’t redeem Peter Bratt’s maudlin San Francisco affair.
JIMMY FOWLER
Watching La Mission is a real whiplash experience. Writer-director Peter Bratt’s second feature follows intense, emotionally resonant scenes with moments that are so ham-fisted and underdeveloped, you have to stifle a giggle....