Posts Tagged ‘live theater’
Jubilee kicks up its heels — too far? Buddy Myers

Black Spurs Jingle

Though critical reception has been cold, Jubliee’s latest is a statement.
JIMMY FOWLER
Tre Garrett has been artistic director of Jubilee Theatre for almost two and a half years now. He replaced Ed Smith, who served briefly as the first new artistic director since much-loved founder Rudy Eastman died unexpectedly ...


Constantine Maroulis comes to Dallas to headline Jekyll & Hyde today thru Sun, Dec 16.

Night & Day

KRISTIAN LIN
WED ▪ 5 Having starred in the Broadway version of Rock of Ages (and getting a cameo in the movie version), Constantine Maroulis now comes to Dallas to headline Jekyll & Hyde. Frank Wildhorn’s glossy musical adaptation o...



Born on a Sunday runs thru Fri at Hays Theatre.

Night & Day

KRISTIAN LIN
WED ▪ 14 Local playwright T.J. Walsh wrote a play about 19th-century Swedish playwright August Strindberg and his tumultuous problems with mental illness, unorthodox religious beliefs, state censorship, and relationships with...


Bob Hess, Mary Lang, Brandon J. Murphy, and Jessica Vera star in Amphibian’s production of The True History of the Tragic Life and Triumphant Death of Julia Pastrana, The Ugliest Woman in the World. Photo by Daylon Walton

Darkness Descends

Amphibian Productions’ Julia Pastrana is solid if light.
JIMMY FOWLER
Amphibian Stage Productions has just opened a sparkling new theater space on the Near Southside at Main Street and Vickery Boulevard, and what better way to show it off than with a play staged in total darkness? Leave it to the...



Sound alone tells the story of Julia Pastrana at Amphibian.

A New Home for Amphibians

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Well, this is a curious decision. After years of being a wandering theatrical troupe, giving performances at TCU, Fort Worth Community Art Center, and the Modern, the fine folks at Amphibian Productions have at long last settle...


Lois Sonnier Hart and John S. Davies star alongside Emily Scott Banks (seated) in Circle Theatre’s creepy new production.

Hand from the Grave

Circle Theatre’s Ghost-Writer is a tense, taut, and perfectly seasonal treat.
JIMMY FOWLER
About midway through Circle Theatre’s tense psychological drama Ghost-Writer, Myra Babbage (Emily Scott Banks), secretary to a renowned novelist, describes her boss’ methods: “Only by changing the facts could he make some...



Sherry Hopkins (top), Hannah McKinney, and Becca Shivers (bottom) star in Circle’s production of the 1944 British farce See How They Run.

More Funny Brits

Circle Theatre’s latest is the brightest in a string of door-slamming farces.
JIMMY FOWLER
Are Fort Worth audiences farced out? Apparently not, judging by the prolonged and hearty laughter that greeted a recent performance of Circle Theatre’s current British comedy See How They Run. Philip King’s 1944 script, set...


N&D

Night & Day

KRISTIAN LIN
WED ▪ 15 Is there some reason why the Ringling Bros. Barnum & Bailey Circus is only in Fort Worth for five days when it just spent a full two weeks in Dallas? Regardless, the circus is in town this week, so now’s a good...



Richard Don Simms and Libby Bogart in A Midsummer Night in Texas.

Puck Yeah!

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There’s nothing particularly new about setting a Shakespeare play in some place and time other than the one that the Bard specified. We’ve all seen modern-dress versions of his plays  or versions set  in feudal Japan or c...


Martin Clark and Meng-Jung Tsai in The Threepenny Opera.

English Steal

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Before they were chased out of Germany by the Nazis, Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill were the most potent force in European theater, pioneering a style of drama called “epic theater” that used devices such as musical numbers ...