Posts Tagged ‘stage’

Death, Thou Shalt Die

Big Ticket
A whole slew of events this week is going on thanks to the More Life Festival.


The Beauty Is

Big Ticket
In November 2003, when the Cliburn Foundation and the Modern Art Museum were just starting their new series expressly devoted to contemporary music, the programmers set aside one concert for songs by three young composers bring...



Fly By Night

TBT revives Dracula and longs for a new eastward lair.
Stage
Not long after he took over Texas Ballet Theater five years ago, director Ben Stevenson produced Dracula.


The Lang Way Around

Big Ticket
Lang Lang became interested in classical music the same way that many of us took our first interest in it: through Saturday morning cartoons.



Arms and the Woman

Big Ticket
Stage West’s press release about Major Barbara likens the play to The Apprentice.


Domestic Troubles

Big Ticket
Sarah Ruhl has told this story often, but it bears one more repetition: She came up with the idea for her comedy The Clean House after going to a party and overhearing a woman talk about her maid, who had stopped cleaning her h...



A Turn (and Jump) for the Better

TBT’s Nutcracker has always been a pleasure but is a must-see this season.
Stage
From a humble American beginning at the San Francisco Ballet under war-rationing restrictions in 1944, The Nutcracker has become a national Christmas tradition, performed by seemingly every dance company in the country, every y...


Burning Brightly

Local stage-lighting designer Chad R. Jung is an artist in his own right.
Stage
I’ve been a theater critic for about a dozen years now, and I’ve never heard anyone say, “I can’t wait to see that show! I heard the stage lighting is awesome!”



Act III

Stage West gets ready to move into new digs and rediscover some lost energy.
Kultur
In its 28 seasons, Stage West has offered a little bit of pretty much everything: regional premieres, regional and national debuts, sentimental favorites, you name it.


The Juke Jumpers

Listen Up
Anyone who’s seen The Juke Jumpers knows the wild, sweaty nights this band can invoke.