Posts Tagged ‘performance’

Night & Day

KRISTIAN LIN
WED ? 23 Five years after Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s The Phantom of the Opera hit Broadway, Maury Yeston and Arthur Kopit’s take on the same story called Phantom debuted in Houston. Their show has never appeared on ...


Nervebreakers, Fort Worth Cats Are Back

Ken Shimamoto
Back in the post-bicentennial ’70s, pioneering Dallas punk-rock kingpins The Nervebreakers opened for The Ramones, The Sex Pistols, and The Clash, but their performance that’s most indelibly etched in my shaky memory took p...



Ballet Frontier: Mixed Response

Some lows tempered the highs at the Fort Worth company’s mixed repertory program.
LEONARD EUREKA
It isn’t easy for a small school to put on a first-rate dance program. The logistics of corralling dancers, costumes, lighting, music, choreography, and rehearsing on a suitable stage are daunting, not to mention costly. Ball...


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...



Night & Day

KRISTIAN LIN
WED ? 23 Remember the Three Tenors? Some years after Luciano Pavarotti’s death we’re getting the Ten Tenors, a dectet of fine-looking young Australian guys singing popular and classical favorites, some suggested by audience...


Texas Ballet Theater Mixes It Up

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



The Best Performances of 2010

A tribute to the leading actors who dazzled us in this year’s movies.
KRISTIAN LIN
Sheesh, given how lukewarm audiences have been to the popcorn movies that Hollywood has been putting out lately, you’d think the studios would have rushed some Oscar-contending prestige pictures into the theaters this week to...


The King’s Speech: Voice of the People

Colin Firth rules as a royal with a speaking problem.
KRISTIAN LIN
The intelligent, foursquare British drama The King’s Speech is currently racking up all manner of awards and citations, and while it’s not one of the year’s best movies, its lead performance deserves all the praise it’s...



Film Shorts

KRISTIAN LIN
OPENING: The King’s Speech (R) Colin Firth stars in this drama as Britain’s King George VI, who struggles to overcome a speech impediment when he unexpectedly must assume the throne. Also with Helena Bonham Carter, Geoffrey...


Nutcracking Times Two

Big Ticket
Both Texas Ballet Theater and Metropolitan Classical Ballet will open their annual Nutcracker productions this weekend: TBT in Bass Performance Hall and MCB in Texas Hall on the University of Texas at Arlington campus.