Posts Tagged ‘theater’
See Wednesday

Night & Day

KRISTIAN LIN
WED ▪ 4 The appeal of Patsy Cline remains undiminished more than 50 years after the country singer’s death. Always … Patsy Cline may not be the most au courant theatrical option, but for a midweek evening, Casa Mañana’...


See Tuesday.

Night & Day

KRISTIAN LIN
WED ▪ 28 This month’s Wondercrust Movie Watchers Club takes up Think Big as its target of derision. The 1989 comedy about two dull-witted truck drivers transporting toxic waste tried to make stars out of pro wrestlers Peter...



Like the real-life Ma Rainey, Valerie Houston’s character is a diva of the first order.

Blues Breakers

In Jubilee Theatre’s production of Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, the existential conversation is spiked with racial drama.
JIMMY FOWLER
When August Wilson’s scorching drama Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom made its New York debut in 1985, it was just the second non-musical show authored by an African-American to receive a Broadway production. You had to go back alm...


National Theatre Live brings King Lear to the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth on Wednesday.

Night & Day

KRISTIAN LIN
WED ▪ 21 Sam Mendes’ staging of King Lear won rave reviews for its conception of Shakespeare’s tragic hero as a genocidal dictator and its opulent staging. (The Guardian opened its review with, “It would be worth it for...



See Thursday

Night & Day

KRISTIAN LIN
WED · 14 If you missed the Metropolitan Opera’s broadcast of La Cenerentola last week because you were attending the Fort Worth Opera festival, you now have another chance to see it. Rossini’s setting of the Cinderella sto...


See Wednesday.

Night & Day

KRISTIAN LIN
WED ▪23 Tonight’s performance of UNT Symphony Orchestra figures to be emotional, as longtime voice professors Linda DiFiore joins the ensemble before her retirement. The mezzo-soprano will sing Brahms’ anguished, questing...



Anastasia Muñoz (left) and Katherine Bourne star in Stage West’s lively production of Orlando. Buddy Myers

Orlando Blooms

A man is transformed to a woman in Stage West’s production of a Woolf classic.
JIMMY FOWLER
Although John Gray’s bestseller Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus was a pop culture phenomenon more than 22 years ago, its basic premise –– that the sexes are controlled by virtually insurmountable, biologically det...


Visionary Awards are this Thursday from 6-8pm at Artspace 111 (see Thursday).

Night & Day

KRISTIAN LIN
WED ▪ 16 There’s plenty of French opera going on at the Fort Worth Opera festival (see sidebar), but if you need an appetizer, the UNT Concert Orchestra is performing excerpts from Berlioz’ The Damnation of Faust, which w...



Sam Swanson, Lydia Mackay, and Garret Storms are looking for love –– and shelter and answers — in the ’Phibs’ current production, Hunting and Gathering. Daylon Walton

Hunting and Gathering: Rootless and Roofless

In Amphibian Stage Productions’ latest, “home” is more than just an address.
JIMMY FOWLER
“How come all the jobs I can do are not the jobs that will pay me to live like an adult?!” angrily declares Ruth (Lydia Mackay), a New Yorker in her late 30s without a regular home or stable employment. Ruth is the oldest o...


Sean Panikkar stars in The Pearl Fishers at Fort Worth Opera.

Opera Stories

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The Fort Worth Opera festival takes the stage at Bass Hall this week, and it promises to be an event that will spur conversations for weeks. The main attraction will be tenor Sean Panikkar, who starred as Rodolfo in La Bohème ...