Posts Tagged ‘stage’

The Illusionist: Scots Oui, Oui

A French animation genius returns to the screen at last.
Seven years ago, Sylvain Chomet captured the world’s attention with his animated feature film debut The Triplets of Belleville. At the time, many critics including me saw the influence of Jacques Tati, the great mid-20th-cent...

Stage West Hosts This Morgana Shaw

Though no stranger to Tarrant County filmmakers, This veteran actress is making her local stage debut.
To call North Texas stage, film, and TV actor Morgana Shaw “versatile” is an understatement. Onstage during the last couple of years, she has played a limbless sideshow freak; a foul-mouthed, leather-clad disco singer at a ...

Rudolph Brightens Casa

The beloved ’60s stop-motion TV special comes to life on Casa Mañana’s stage.
Joe Sturgeon joined the staff of Casa Mañana as Director of Theater for Youth in July 2009. He’s directed many of the kids’ shows there and acted in some of the adult productions –– in October, he played Melvin P. Thor...

Night & Day

WED ? 24 After a playoff flameout last year, the Texas Brahmas try to get back to their title-winning ways as their season gets under way. A familiar opponent, the Bossier-Shreveport Mudbugs team, faces the Brahmas tonight but,...

Touch Me

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Duncan Sheik first came to prominence in the mid-1990s as a pop singer-songwriter, carving out airy, pleasing songs like “Barely Breathing” and “She Runs Away.” For all the lapidary artistry of these gems, he envisioned...

Cuban Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

Artes de la Rosa opens up to the American repertory to establish a cultural dialogue.
Adam Adolfo, executive director of Artes de la Rosa, spent many hours researching the life and artistic philosophies of playwright Tennessee Williams before staging the Latino performing arts group’s current production of Cat...

FWSO Goes for Baroque

The bright spots- figuratively and literally-were manifold in FWSO's preseason Music Festival.
Conductor Miguel Harth-Bedoya started the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra’s preseason Music Festival some years back to provide summer employment for the musicians while at the same time exploring offbeat programming. Beginning...

More than 39 Steps

The actors do more than just recite lines and block in Stage West's take on a Hitchcock classic.
Stage West has never been afraid to set up unique theatrical challenges for its actors. The company’s 2007 production of Marie Jones’ Stones in His Pockets featured two performers playing 15 Irish characters of different ge...

Smoke Screen

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Made in 1936, Reefer Madness owes much of its current fame to its rediscovery in the 1960s. That’s because Louis J. Gasnier’s film (properly titled Tell Your Children) is so incredibly, laughably wrong about the effects of ...

Night & Day

WED ? 7 Former American Idol finalist Syesha Mercado stars in Dallas Summer Musicals’ production of Dreamgirls running this month. As usually happens with stage shows that spawn successful movie musicals, the actors have to c...