Posts Tagged ‘full’

Stage West’s Sports Page

The media are the messages in a first-time playwright’s take on sports reporting.
It’s been a long time coming for this weekend’s world premiere of Larry Herold’s comedy The Sports Page at Stage West. The playwright wrote the first version of his script — about a young reporter witnessing cultural an...

Pantagleize’s Dead Awaken

Ibsen is at his most surreal in the Fort Worth company’s latest.
It’s hard to overestimate the influence of 19th-century Norwegian playwright Henrik Ibsen on theater and, in particular, the modern English-speaking stage. With plays like A Doll’s House, Hedda Gabler, An Enemy of the Peopl...

The Next Wave

Big Ticket
The Lois Weber Film Festival in Grand Prairie is devoted to movies directed by women. Looking over the selections on offer, you might be struck by how little the films have in common. Yet no one would bat an eyelash if a festiv...

Barber and Boyer

Big Ticket
Classical music fans have an all-American week to look forward to, and it’s not even close to the Fourth of July. Besides the various performances of John Adams’ works going on locally (see Wednesday’s blurb), the Fort Wo...

Texas Ballet Theater Mixes It Up

All dourness aside, TBT’s mixed repertoire programs had Bass Hall rocking.
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, ...


Last Call
A buddy of mine recently asked for suggestions for Sunday brunch. I started to rattle off my usual list, starting with Reata. (I’ve never actually been for brunch but have heard good things and have been there often enough fo...

Not the Finest Anything

They may be Brooklyn’s Finest, but this cop drama is a routine stop.
As boilerplate as its title would suggest, Brooklyn’s Finest is no different from any other gritty New York City cop thriller made in the past 35 years. If you took away the characters’ cell phones, this could be a movie fr...

Butterscotch Isn’t Sweet

North Texas teachers turn a dark story into a funny movie.
Bart van Bemmel talks quickly, and I’m not sure whether that’s how he usually rolls or whether it’s because he’s eager to tell me about his film project during his 50-minute free period. (It’s prob...


When Jefferson Colby frontman Danny Mabe first picked up a guitar several years ago, he figured out how to play it almost overnight. By the time he had recruited his older brother Matt and childhood friend Jeff Moore to accompa...

Auld Bang Syne

Present-day Fort Worth and ’90s-era Deep Ellum are about to clash. Topping a four-band bill at Lola’s Saloon-Sixth this weekend are Haltom City’s mighty Me-Thinks, who, as they’ll freely admit, are a lit...