Posts Tagged ‘plays’
Reagan Shankland and Matt Courtney find love on wheels in Artisan Center Theater’s Xanadu Jr. See Monday.

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KRISTIAN LIN
WED ▪ 6 August means it’s time for the kids to go back to school. Students and parents who are economically eligible can find free supplies at the Tarrant County Back to School Roundup. The event caters to students from pre...


John Forkner, Scott Zenreich, Alexandra Lawrence, and Brandon Murphy star in the Phibs’ uproarious new play.

Smells Funny

A budding medieval plastic surgeon comes of age in Amphibian Stage Productions’ new comedy.
JIMMY FOWLER
“The nose is the seat of the face!” declares Ulrich (Brandon Murphy), a medieval master plastic surgeon from Vienna, to Gavin (Scott Zenreich), an orphan and surgeon-in-training. The eager young protégé wants to learn the...



Jim Covault, Cliff Stephens, and David Coffee wind up entangled in a garden hose as part of their escape plot in Heroes. See Friday.

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KRISTIAN LIN
WED ▪ 9 Russian conductors don’t often try their hand at Italian opera, but the estimable Semyon Bychkov headed up the Met’s production of Verdi’s Otello in 2012. You can see an encore broadcast of that performance toni...


Gabriel Lawson comes face to, uh, face? with Audrey in Jubilee Theatre’s Little Shop of Horrors. See Sunday.

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KRISTIAN LIN
WED ▪ 2 The recent mild controversy over the newly crowned Miss USA’s body type has made beauty pageants sort of relevant again, so now might be a good time to catch the Miss Texas pageant (an offshoot of Miss America, not ...



Quaker City Night Hawks are just one of the 48 bands playing at our Music Awards Festival, Sun. Lee Chastain

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KRISTIAN LIN
WED ▪ 18 Sundance Square has held outdoor screenings of movies before on summer evenings, but this year they’re better (and better attended) than ever, thanks to a huge screen visible from every corner of the new plaza. Ton...


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KRISTIAN LIN
WED ▪ 11 The Tony-nominated songwriting team of Pasek and Paul (specifically Benj Pasek and Justin Paul) is best known for its songs for A Christmas Story, The Musical, based on the movie that came out a little more than a ye...



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KRISTIAN LIN
WED ▪ 28 This month’s Wondercrust Movie Watchers Club takes up Think Big as its target of derision. The 1989 comedy about two dull-witted truck drivers transporting toxic waste tried to make stars out of pro wrestlers Peter...


Like the real-life Ma Rainey, Valerie Houston’s character is a diva of the first order.

Blues Breakers

In Jubilee Theatre’s production of Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, the existential conversation is spiked with racial drama.
JIMMY FOWLER
When August Wilson’s scorching drama Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom made its New York debut in 1985, it was just the second non-musical show authored by an African-American to receive a Broadway production. You had to go back alm...



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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...