THU ▪ 3
Unfamiliar theatergoers will find the stage musical version of Footloose to be a different animal from either the original 1983 film or the 2011 remake, with well-known songs from the soundtrack sung by characters onstage. While other local theater troupes are still prepping for their first shows of 2013, Artisan Center Theater hits the ground running. The show runs Jan 3-Feb 9 at Belaire Theatre, 420 E Pipeline Rd, Hurst. Tickets are $14-18. Call 817-284-1200.
FRI ▪ 4
Three years ago, Paolo Sorrentino made a superlative Italian political satire called Il Divo. His first American effort, This Must Be the Place, has received more mixed reviews than his previous films, but it does have Sean Penn as a Robert Smith-like rockstar who comes out of seclusion in Dublin to revisit his native United States. The film runs Fri-Sun at Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, 3200 Darnell St, FW. Tickets are $6.50-8.50. Call 817-738-9215.
SAT ▪ 5
Fresh off her acclaimed performance in the Broadway revival of Stephen Sondheim’s Follies, Bernadette Peters comes to town for a one-night-only engagement with the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra. The stage legend will sing a program of Broadway favorites at 8pm at Bass Performance Hall, 555 Commerce St, FW. Tickets are $29-90. Call 817-665-6000.
SUN ▪ 6
The Fort Worth Library kicks off its 2013 film screenings with The Razor’s Edge, a 1946 adaptation of W. Somerset Maugham’s novel about a war-traumatized pilot’s search for meaning in life outside of conventional society. The film features the author made into a minor character and an Oscar-winning performance by Anne Baxter. The film screens at 2pm at 500 W 3rd St, FW. Admission is free. Call 817-871-7323.
MON ▪ 7
The Granbury Doll House is not only designed to look like a dollhouse itself, but is dedicated to the display of dolls from all over the world and throughout history. The museum will be open only on weekends in the future, but today it’s hosting a grand opening celebration, with a special exhibit on materials involved in making dolls. The grand opening is at 11:30am at 421 Bridge St, Granbury. Admission is free. Call 817-894-5194.
TUE ▪ 8
Former Grapevine resident Penny Gilley brings her country music variety program The Penny Gilley TV Show to North Texas for a live taping at the Palace Arts Theatre. The musical lineup is studded with Grapevine Opry regulars, along with comedians and other entertainers. The tapings are Jan 8-9 at 300 S Main St, Grapevine. Tickets are free, but reservations are required. Call 817-410-3100.