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Posts Tagged ‘theater’
Seven Guitars opens at Jubilee Theatre this week.

Black and Blues

Fort Worth Weekly
“They about to drive me crazy,” says one character in August Wilson’s Seven Guitars. “Who don’t know where the other one is or went or ain’t going or is going and this one’s dead and this one’s dying and who sho...


Photos by Vishal Malhotra

Marquee Buildings

They’re old, they’re (mostly) abandoned, and they’re here to stay: Fort Worth’s historic movie theaters.
Story by Kenneth Kost Photos by Vishal Malhotra
Like most American cities, Fort Worth is dotted with movie theaters. Old movie theaters. One of them, the Ridglea Theater, has been restored to its former glory. Another one, the Rose Marine Theater, has been modernized and rep...



Wendy Welch and Bob Hess plumb the mysteries of this book and their marriage in Stage West’s Sexy Laundry.

Strange Odors

Stage West’s marriage comedy Sexy Laundry is as sharp as old clothes.
Kristian Lin
My other duties at this publication have kept me away from reviewing theater for a while, but I got back on that horse this past weekend with Stage West’s Sexy Laundry, which is among the first Fort Worth productions of 2016....


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Nuts a-Crackin’

Leonard Eureka
Tis the season for The Nutcracker, and Texas Ballet Theater begins a 17-performance run of the Tchaikovsky classic Friday at Bass Performance Hall. The sumptuous production, choreographed by artistic director Ben Stevenson, fea...



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Latter Days

Fort Worth Weekly
Almost five years after The Book of Mormon debuted on Broadway and won seemingly every Tony Award in sight, this daffy, satiric, extremely foul-mouthed musical makes its way to Fort Worth. Co-creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone...


Dracula is easily one of TBT’s most popular productions. And for good reason.

Lusty Dracula

Texas Ballet Theater’s spooktacular classic was a rip-roaring blast.
Leonard Eureka
In his 27 years leading the Houston Ballet, Ben Stevenson choreographed many full-length ballets, from Swan Lake to Don Quixote and beyond, including four of his own creations: The Snow Maiden, Peer Gynt, Cleopatra, and Dracula...



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Night & Day

Kristian Lin
Wed 14 - Part of a cycle of plays alternately called Fear and Misery in the Third Reich or The Private Life of the Master Race, The Jewish Wife is an anti-Nazi playlet by Bertolt Brecht while he was in exile in Denmark, depicti...


Trey West, Shannon Garcia, and Ben Phillips live it up in the south of France in Stolen Shakespeare Guild’s Dirty Rotten Scoundrels.

Night & Day

Kristian Lin
Wed 26 - If you’re missing Schubert as one of the FWSO’s Classical Masters (see: sidebar), you can come to UNT, whose music school kicks off another semester with pianist Gustavo Romero. He’ll be playing Schubert’s pian...



A troupe of actors looks to protect their talent after the apocalypse in Stage West’s Mr. Burns, a post-electric play.

Bart to the Future

The apocalypse gets Simpsonized in Stage West’s Mr. Burns.
Kristian Lin
The Simpsons was hardly the first cartoon to make humorous references to both highbrow and lowbrow culture, but the breakneck pace of its in-jokes and its willingness to get esoteric helped make it into the postmodern comedy in...


Jeremy Schwartz represents the hall-of-mirrors nature of Amphibian Stage Productions’ The Quixotic Days and Errant Nights of the Knight Errant Don Quixote

Well Don

This ain’t Man of La Mancha. Amphibian does up Don Quixote proud.
Kristian Lin
Reading Miguel de Cervantes’ Don Quixote is a strangely unsettling experience. It was written when the novel form was just being invented, which is perhaps why you don’t get the sense of a beautifully polished, structurally...