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TBT’s Swan Lake: Full Bloom

Madrileños Locos

On the Brink

Love Crises, Stage Surprises

A Landslide Victory for Ann

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Fort Worth Opera’s Porgy and Bess Is a Multisensory Treat

There’s merit to the idea that music is a universal language. Cultural references and dialogue weigh heavily on a work’s immediacy and ease of...

Mayor Carmen

After the Fort Worth Opera’s board of directors angered classical music fans in February by firing general director Darren Woods (“Aria for Woods,” Feb....

Black Man + White Woman = ?

Playwright-director Neil LaBute generally comes in one flavor — bitterly misanthropic — but his works can be divided between the nasty/grumpy variety and the...

Cliburn Competition: Preliminary Hearings

What is there to say about hearing 30 pianists in four days? I use my experience going to film festivals for this publication to...

Conducting Virtuosity

The 52-year-old Fort Worth Youth Orchestra has played an active role in sending many classical musicians’ careers into orbit, including that of TCU violin...

The Bible: Heretically Hysterical

Bringing back the most popular show in a theater’s 18-year history may sound like a holier-than-thou undertaking, but, to paraphrase the good book, he...

Falling for The Trap

Finding comedy in anxiety is laughably attempted by many, clinched by only a few. In The Trap, British playwright Kieran Lynn’s affinity for dark absurdism goes one...

Gorgeous María

The Fort Worth Opera Festival kicked off last Friday with a ravishing performance. The first time María de Buenos Aires appeared in Fort Worth, it...

Just the System

Day-to-day court proceedings rarely rise to sitcom levels of entertainment, but that hasn’t diminished our collective curiosity of the criminal justice system. Voir Dire,...

Backlot Bromancing

A new season cometh and bringeth with it a transition away from the dark comedies of winter to the lighter-feeling dramas of summer. Playing...