Wed 27 – How funny to see The Audience now. Peter Morgan’s play about Queen Elizabeth II and her private chats over the years with incoming British prime ministers will need an additional scene to accommodate Theresa May, perhaps involving Her Majesty wishing to hit Boris Johnson over the head. Helen Mirren reprises her Oscar-winning role in this broadcast at 2 and 7pm at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, 3200 Darnell St, FW. Tickets are $20. Call 817-923-3012.
Thur 28 – Just to be clear, The Book of Moron is not a parody of The Book of Mormon. Instead, it’s the name of Robert Dubac’s one-man show that comes to McDavid Studio this week. In the stand-up comic’s follow-up to his previous show, Inside the Male Intellect, he showcases his musicianship and improvisational skills. Compared to a TED talk with a brain injury, The Book of Moron runs Wed-Sun at 301 E 5th St, FW. Tickets are $30-40. Call 817-212-4280.
Fri 29 – The inaugural Denton Comedy Festival kicks off tonight. This two-day extravaganza features some familiar names (Paul Varghese, Shane Mauss) but also some comics with a national profile like 11-year-old Saffron Herndon. Looks like our neighbors to the north are trying to gain some ground on the comedy scenes in Tarrant and Dallas counties. The festival runs today thru Sat at J&J’s Pizza, 118 W Oak St, Denton. Tickets are $10. Call 214-682-0598..
Sat 30 – American politics went beyond satire some time ago, but that won’t stop DVA Productions from trying with The Campaign Trail. A musical about a presidential front-runner who dies in mid-race and leaves his daughter to take over the running, the show is being produced in conjunction with Trimble Tech High School. A portion of the proceeds will go to scholarship programs. The show runs Fri thru Aug 7 at Trimble Tech High School, 1003 W Cannon St, FW. Tickets are $20-25. Call 817-313-3052.
Sun 31 – Ponder the human urge to collect things that are alike at the Perot Museum’s Eye of the Collector, where you’ll see gatherings of Star Wars figures, ballet folklórico dresses, PEZ dispensers, Dallas Cowboys memorabilia, and other things, all arranged in displays by the same people who brought them together. The show runs thru Sep 5 at 2201 N Field St, Dallas. Admission is $11-17. Call 214-428-5555.
Mon 1 – If the first of August leaves you wanting to escape the unbearable heat, head to Will Rogers Memorial Center for the NCHA Cutting Horse Summer Spectacular. The annual event has another week to run and offer North Texans air-conditioned relief while taking in the spectacle of horses demonstrating their talent. The show runs thru Aug 6 at 3401 W Lancaster Av, FW. Admission is free. Call 817-244-6188.
Tues 2 – Ever wish you could have seen a battle of the bands between the Beatles and the Rolling Stones? Now you can with Beatles vs. Stones, a night that features cover bands Abbey Road and Jumping Jack Flash re-creating the acts of these seminal British bands that came up at the same time and warily regarded each other as competitors. Running one night only, the show is 7:30pm at Arlington Music Hall, 224 N Center St, Arlington. Tickets are $20-90. Call 817-226-4400.