Posts Tagged ‘performances’
(From left to right) Wendy Welch, Dana Schultes, and Natalie Wilson King star in Stage West’s outstanding new drama.

Dark Themes

Presumptions about The Other lead to disaster in Stage West’s production of The Unmentionables.
JIMMY FOWLER
“I think any progressive person has the ability to recognize problems in other parts of the world,” insists Jane (Dana Schultes), an American TV actress who’s impetuously joined her missionary fiancé Dave (Jake Buchanan)...


See Thursday

Night & Day

KRISTIAN LIN
WED · 14 If you missed the Metropolitan Opera’s broadcast of La Cenerentola last week because you were attending the Fort Worth Opera festival, you now have another chance to see it. Rossini’s setting of the Cinderella sto...



Meg Shideler (left) and Julienne Greer star in Circle Theatre’s powerful The Other Place.

The Other Place: Catharsis

In Circle Theatre’s current production, a serious subject is handled with nobility and tact.
JIMMY FOWLER
For the most part, contemporary audiences have lost their appetite for tragedy as an art form, not to mention the en masse sharing and purging of grief that it allows. Back in the 4th century B.C.E., Aristotle famously describe...


Anastasia Muñoz (left) and Katherine Bourne star in Stage West’s lively production of Orlando. Buddy Myers

Orlando Blooms

A man is transformed to a woman in Stage West’s production of a Woolf classic.
JIMMY FOWLER
Although John Gray’s bestseller Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus was a pop culture phenomenon more than 22 years ago, its basic premise –– that the sexes are controlled by virtually insurmountable, biologically det...



Texas Ballet Theater dived into modern territory recently with spectacular results.

Voices, Arms Raised

Modern choreography finds Texas Ballet Theater in fine form.
LEONARD EUREKA
For a small regional company with a modest budget, Texas Ballet Theater rarely ceases to amaze, producing performances that are grand and memorable. Since artistic director Ben Stevenson took over 10 years ago, bringing with hi...


Alexandra Lawrence and William Earl Ray star in Amphibian Stage Productions’ latest.

Bank Job: Laughs and Loot

Though the characters’ backstories could have been heftier, Amphibian’s current production glimmers like gold.
JIMMY FOWLER
“Do you think we’ll be assigned the same prison cell?” a terrified Russell (Leicester Landon) asks his brother and criminal accomplice Tracey (Marshall York) soon after the two have committed armed robbery. Russell obviou...



Daniel Binelli is one of the featured musicians at the Latin American Music Festival.

Latin American Musical Celebration

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Two major musical events start Thursday: TCU’s ninth annual Latin American Music Festival and the official inauguration of the 298-seat performance hall in the Renzo Piano Pavilion of the Kimbell Art Museum. Pianist Olga Kern...


Culture design winner and Art Institute student, Mark Mayr

Best Of Culture 2013

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Top Five Artworks “Attention Retention” by Bradly Brown Exhibited as part of his TCU MFA thesis at Fort Worth Contemporary Arts, Brown’s simple yet beguiling found-object piece –– three multicolored beach balls held a...



The cast of Artes de la Rosa’s Romeo and Juliet prepares to tackle The Bard.

A New Romeo and Juliet

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As one of Western culture’s greatest artistic creations — ever — Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet has undergone numerous adaptations over the centuries. But one new incarnation stands to be one of the most novel (or sacri...


Whitney Coulter and Christopher Piper star in Jubilee’s latest, set during the Harlem Renaissance.

Incomplete Kiss

Jubilee’s latest is bright but not as rich as it could have been.
JIMMY FOWLER
“I don’t fit into your father’s plan of creating a new batch of upper-crust Negroes,” declares Harlem jazz musician Jimmy (Oris Phillips Jr.) to his longtime casual girlfriend Yolande Du Bois (Whitney Coulter). It happe...