Posts Tagged ‘performance’

A Lone Star at Piano Texas

Cheng Zhang stood out in the always-pleasing annual TCU festival.
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A classical music star was born last week at the final concert of the Piano Texas Festival in TCU’s Ed Landreth Auditorium. If one performance of one concerto is a reliable yardstick, 20-year-old Cheng Zhang’s journey throu...


Leading Ladies Lights Up

The cast of Theatre Arlington’s current production buoys shopworn material, and Ballet Concerto prevails.
JIMMY FOWLER
In the angsty, ironic world of contemporary American theater, there is perhaps no gutsier statement for a playwright to make than “My plays are successful if they give people joy, if they uplift them and change them in some p...



Night & Day

KRISTIAN LIN
 WED ? 9 TV nostalgists should head to Bass Hall this week to watch Melissa Gilbert star in the stage musical version of Little House on the Prairie, this time playing Ma Wilder instead of little Laura. The show, which fea...


Fort Worth Opera Sings

Don Giovanni and The Elixir of Love prove to be splendid additions to the annual festival.
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Comedies from both ends of the spectrum opened the Fort Worth Opera Festival last week at Bass Performance Hall: Don Giovanni, Mozart’s dark look at amorous dalliance, and Donizetti’s frothy The Elixir of Love. Both product...



FWO Festival Returns

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It’s festival time again, and the Fort Worth Opera will be putting on eight performances of three operas over the next three weekends. Mozart’s Don Giovanni opens the series at 8 p.m. Saturday in Bass Performance Hall, and ...


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...



Spelling Bee Scores

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee is given an uproarious reading by Theatre Arlington.
JIMMY FOWLER
The word “cartoonish” is typically used as an insult, but it describes all the best qualities of Theatre Arlington’s tearfully funny staging of The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee — brightly colored, sharply draw...


Night & Day

KRISTIAN LIN
WED ? 14 Since most classes aren’t in session during midsummer, now’s as good a time as any for TCU to put on A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Shakespeare’s hallucinatory farce set in an enchanted forest populated by fairies ...



TBT Revives The Sleeping Beauty

Texas Ballet Theater’s only slightly marred productions were rousing overall.
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The Sleeping Beauty is a lot for any ballet company to chew on. It includes an enormous cast, many solos, lots of character dances, large ensembles, three changes of elaborate costumes over four acts, crowd scenes galore, and a...


The Sleeping Beauty

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Texas Ballet Theater rounds out its season with four performances of Ben Stevenson’s sumptuous production of The Sleeping Beauty in Bass Performance Hall this weekend.