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Jubilee kicks up its heels — too far? Buddy Myers

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Behind Your Ballet

Devil and the Deep Blue Sea

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

Red Stars

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Cinematic Virtuosity

International piano competitions and glitzy film festivals make for interesting bedfellows. The mix seemed uneasy at first but slowly coalesced into a memorable evening...
The cast of In the Heights expands to encompass 26 dancers/singers/actors.

In the Heights: Community Theater

Artes de la Rosa, the performance and visual arts group housed at Rose Marine Theater, had originally planned to produce Andrew Lloyd Webber and...

Texas Ballet Theater Mixes It Up

Mixed repertoire programs can be a tough nut to crack. Without the unifying music and storyline of a full-length work, success depends on lining...

Texas Ballet Theater’s Best

For lovers of story ballets, there’s none more entertaining than Don Quixote, at least the version created by Texas Ballet Theater director Ben Stevenson,...

Seven at Circle

One of my favorite theatergoing experiences in recent years was Circle Theatre’s 2008 holiday production of A Very Merry Unauthorized Children’s Scientology Pageant. If...

Agile Acting

Famous playwrights don't offer succinct explanations of their plays very often. Of course, Steve Martin was famous as an absurdist comic star long before...
Kristi L. Mills (left), Jerry Downey (top), Duke Anderson, and Taylor Staniforth star in Circle’s latest.

Bear the Predictability

“I’d rather have a bear in my lap than a pregnant liberal!” snaps Kyle (Duke Anderson) to his wife Nan (Taylor Staniforth) after she’s...

Electricidad: Still Scary

Yvonne Duque first encountered playwright Luis Alfaro’s Electricidad –– a contemporary version of Sophocles’ Greek tragedy Electra set in an urban gang milieu ––...

Is He Blue?

Back in 1992, Jubilee Theatre artistic director Ed Smith saw a Los Angeles production of Sheldon Epps’s jazz and blues revue Blues in the...
The sets of Fort Worth Opera’s Ariadne auf Naxos are some of the most amazing ever seen in Bass Hall.

Big Tops

Operas by Richard Strauss aren’t staged that often, not because they’re unpopular but because they’re expensive: enormous casts, huge orchestras, lavish scenery and costumes,...