Posts Tagged ‘theater’
La Traviata at the Fort Worth Opera.

Sumptuous La Traviata

Fort Worth Opera’s production of the Verdi classic dazzles.
Leonard Eureka
The only technical glitch in Fort Worth Opera’s opening-night production of La Traviata at Bass Performance Hall was the overhead translating screen. It didn’t light up until well into the show. Other than that, everything ...


Jim Covault shows Nate Davis what he means by the color Red in Stage West’s new production.

Red: Creative Blocks

In its new production, Stage West searches for Mark Rothko’s true colors.
Kristian Lin
Unlike, say, writers, visual artists can be illuminating to watch at work, which is why so many films and plays are about painters or sculptors. Showing an actor daub paint on canvas or carve a block of material into a sculptur...



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...


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...



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...


Lang Lang

Night & Day

Kristian Lin
WED • 25 - Thistle Hill’s last needlepoint exhibit was successful enough for them to bring it back. More than 60 craftspeople created the pieces in A Needlepoint Love Story Chapter II for every occasion imaginable. There’...



Once

If You Want Me

Fort Worth Weekly
Back when John Carney made his 2007 Irish film Once, he could scarcely have imagined it would spawn a Broadway musical that would win seemingly every award in sight. Maybe playwright Enda Walsh lays on a thick layer of Irish tr...


Watson162

Night & Day

Kristian Lin
Wednesday 18 This year’s Thin Line Fest is bigger than ever, beginning tonight with Eric Noren’s concert film Midlake: Live from Denton, TX, with Boxcar Bandits playing at the after-party. Other films include Far From Home,...