Posts Tagged ‘theater’

Theater Round-Up

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The seasons of Tarrant County’s illustrious theatrical troupes are in full swing now, and this week you’ll get to sample some of their best stuff, as well as something from overseas.


Best Of 2011

Culture
Fort Worth Weekly Staff
Gallery Art Show in Last 12 Months Readers’ choice: Piranha Bear, The Where House Critic’s Top Five: A Certain Shade of Aftermath by Timothy Harding, Gallery 76102 Guest-curated by Christopher Blay (past critic’s choice f...



A Theatre Family: 35 Years of Hip Pocket

JEFF PRINCE
Siddhartha debuted its four-week run at the Hip Pocket Theatre recently, and the stage adaptation of Herman Hesse’s novel is a fitting choice for the troupe’s 35th anniversary season. The book’s theme of putting oneself i...


The Bard in Tweetland

Lauren and Jason Morgan honor Shakespeare with irreverence and year-round work.
JIMMY FOWLER
On the 447th anniversary of Shakespeare’s birth in April, an arts blogger for a West Virginia newspaper wrote that the Elizabethan playwright had aimed his work at the masses, not the elite: “If he were alive today, he’d ...



You’re Getting to Be a Hobbit With Me

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We’re not the biggest Tolkien fans at Night & Day, and we’re surprisingly unenthusiastic about the prospects of Peter Jackson’s upcoming Lord of the Rings prequel. However, we can’t possibly pass up Theatre Arlingto...


Cool Customer

Laid-back filmmaker James Johnston is making big things happen.
KRISTIAN LIN
If you’ve been around Fort Worth’s film festivals or screenings of local filmmakers’ work, you’ve probably seen James Johnston. The barrel-chested 38-year-old with a shaven head, scraggly beard, and tattoos running the ...



FWO’s Contempo Mikado

Fort Worth Opera’s production of the Gilbert and Sullivan classic offers a new take.
LEONARD EUREKA
If you’ve never seen Gilbert and Sullivan’s The Mikado, you may be a little shocked by Fort Worth Opera’s version, which premiered Sat., May 14, in Bass Performance Hall and will be reprised this Sunday and also on Fri., ...


Jubilee’s Tre Garrett

From the stages of New York City, L.A., and D.C. comes Jubilee Theatre’s new artistic director.
JIMMY FOWLER
Tre Garrett, Jubilee Theatre’s artistic director since January, recalls the moment when, as a teenager, he found his place in the theater. He’d wanted to be a performer pretty much the whole time he was growing up in Housto...



Musical Theater Roundup

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By some mysterious confluence of events, a large number of local theater troupes are unveiling musicals this weekend. Theatre TCU is putting on Rodgers and Hammerstein’s stalwart Oklahoma!, while UNT is staging Stephen Schwar...


Ballet Frontier: Mixed Response

Some lows tempered the highs at the Fort Worth company’s mixed repertory program.
LEONARD EUREKA
It isn’t easy for a small school to put on a first-rate dance program. The logistics of corralling dancers, costumes, lighting, music, choreography, and rehearsing on a suitable stage are daunting, not to mention costly. Ball...