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Bewitching

FWSO’s American Celebration

Alessandro Deljavan’s wonderful performance probably had ’13 Cliburn jurors wondering why they didn’t send him to the finals.

Red Stars

Ballet Frontier: Mixed Response

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Stupid F*cking Bird: Chekhov Cocktail

Judge not a millennial lest ye feel judged when watching American playwright Aaron Posner’s Stupid F*cking Bird, which opened at Stage West Theatre last...
Texas Ballet Theater dived into modern territory recently with spectacular results.

Voices, Arms Raised

For a small regional company with a modest budget, Texas Ballet Theater rarely ceases to amaze, producing performances that are grand and memorable. Since...

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...

Jubilee Turns to Phyllis Cicero

When veteran North Texas actor-director Phyllis Cicero got the assignment from Jubilee Theatre artistic director Ed Smith to direct From the Mississippi Delta, she...

Top Registers

For Jubilee Theatre's current gospel musical, Crowns, set designer Judd Vermillion has turned the back wall of the stage into what looks like a...
(From left to right) Ukraine’s Vadym Kholodenko, Italy’s Beatrice Rana, and the United States’ Sean Chen were the big winners in the Cliburn.

Cliburn Wrap

Hearing only the finals of the 14th Van Cliburn International Piano Competition in Bass Performance Hall last week gave me a different perspective on...

Women’s Lib-ido

With their fervent and cunning production of Steve Martin’s adaptation The Underpants, Theatre Arlington and director B.J. Cleveland have done something unexpected — reminded...
Allison Pistorius and Chris Hury battle for psychosexual supremacy in Circle’s Venus in Fur.

Venus in Fur: Take a Bow

“Don’t we go to plays for the passions we don’t get in life?” asks playwright-director Thomas (Chris Hury) to Wanda (Allison Pistorius), a young...

Jubilee’s Tre Garrett

Tre Garrett, Jubilee Theatre’s artistic director since January, recalls the moment when, as a teenager, he found his place in the theater. He’d wanted...

A Landslide Victory for Ann

We thought we’d never chuckle at politics again, and then Ann (The Ann Richards Play) landed at Stage West Theatre –– our sides splintered...