Posts Tagged ‘show’
Dog Days’ James Bobick, as the father Howard, hoists Josh Kelly, portraying the dog Prince, to his feet in an effort to make him stand and reclaim his humanity in second act of the opera. Photo courtesy: Peak Performances at Montclair State University (NJ) In association with Beth Morrison Projects

Opera Festival Time

Leonard Eureka
Of the three productions composing Fort Worth Opera’s 2015 festival, two –– David T. Little’s Dog Days and Ambroise Thomas’ rarely seen version of Hamlet –– are area premieres. The third, Verdi’s La Traviata, is...


Robin Weigert and Maggie Siff star in Concussion, part of Q Cinema’s Lesbian Film Festival.

Night & Day

Kristian Lin
Wed 22 - A bicycle accident ended the life of the composer Ernest Chausson in 1899. A careful craftsman who did not finish many works, the 44-year-old Frenchman was only starting to come into his own, but he left behind a few p...



Parks: “I think this illness was supposed to happen, because everything has worked out.”

Rachella Parks Is Back

After a long battle with illness, the 53-year-old Fort Worth saxophonist has finished her debut album
Edward Brown
Multi-instrumentalist Rachella Parks is slowly regaining her strength after a 10-year battle with sarcoidosis, a rare and incurable disease that caused her fatigue, pain, joint degeneration, and memory loss. The symptoms began ...


Gabriel Lawson, Gil Pritchett, Ebony Marshall-Oliver, and Kyndal Robertson show their flower power in Don’t Bother Me, I Can’t Cope.

Black Songs Matter

The moment is ripe for Jubilee Theatre’s Don’t Bother Me, I Can’t Cope.
Kristian Lin
Right now, we all could use a little more African-American righteous anger in our lives. If you don’t believe me, just watch the videos of poor Walter Scott and Eric Harris being killed by cops. Or you can watch something tha...



Dixie Longate (get it?) returns with her wares in Dixie’s Tupperware Party at McDavid Studio.

Night & Day

Kristian Lin
Wed 15 - Dixie Longate’s previous party at McDavid Studio was so successful that she has returned for an encore of Dixie’s Tupperware Party. A one-woman show about an Alabama housewife who bills herself as the world’s gre...


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The Slow Tease

How is burlesque sexy and empowering?
Eric Griffey
The theatergoers sounded more like hockey fans during a bench-clearing brawl. The 150 souls who had crowded into Stage West on this otherwise soggy spring Saturday night were whistling and yelling catcalls at Sunset Hoots Monro...



Jim Covault (top) and Nate Davis collaborate on a 20th-century masterpiece in Stage West’s Red.

Night & Day

Kristian Lin
Wed 8 - Allison Gregory (see: Monday blurb) has written two plays adapting Barbara Park’s Junie B. Jones books to the theater, but it won’t be one of hers that Artisan Center Theatre puts on this evening. Marcy Heisler and ...


Dylis Croman stars in Chicago at Bass Hall this weekend.

Night & Day

Kristian Lin
Wed 1 - Nephew Tommy and Michael Shawn headline an April Fool’s Day show at the Improv in Arlington. At this death-defying performance, they’ll cut off and reattach their limbs, set themselves on fire, and take turns jumpin...



The ’70s live at Jubilee Theatre’s 
Don’t Bother Me, I Can’t Cope.

They Keep Comin’

Fort Worth Weekly
Here’s a bit of theater trivia: Don’t Bother Me, I Can’t Cope was the first Broadway play ever to be directed by an African-American woman. The year was 1972, and the director was Vinnette Carroll. Written and composed by...


Patsy Ferran and Arthur Darvill in Treasure Island.

Treasure Girl

Big Ticket
When adapting Robert Louis Stevenson’s Treasure Island to the stage, how do you make this hoary old classic new? For playwright Bryony Lavery, the answer was simple: Turn its hero into a girl. So her Jim Hawkins is now an inn...