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Seen in this rendering, the Piano Pavilion Performance Hall is part of the Kimbell’s $135 million expansion.

A Sound Structure

The Cultural District has long been a source of great pride for Fort Worth, offering everything from Renoirs and Warhols to the annual Stock...
Though stand-up comedy and live music are incorporated into the Kittens’ revue, the real stars are the women themselves.

Meow Mix

At venues across North Texas, the theatrical dance ensemble known as The Velvet Kittens perform variety shows inspired by the classic styles of vaudeville,...
Van Cliburn won the inaugural Tchaikovsky Piano Competition in Moscow in 1958, a year after the Soviet Union launched Sputnik and seemed to be at a distinct advantage.

Van Cliburn (1934-2013)

Fort Worth took a double whammy last week with the passing of Van Cliburn, the iconic pianist for whom the Cliburn International Piano Competition...
Libby Hawkins Roming and Nathan Dibben star in Stolen Shakespeare’s The Winter’s Tale.

Cold Shakes

The last eight months have been very busy for Jason and Lauren Morgan, the married co-founders and artistic directors of Stolen Shakespeare Guild. Along...
A play with music (rather than a musical), Jubliee’s Black Pearl Sings demands nuanced performances.

Black Pearl Shines

“You are an authentic doorway to the past,” Susannah (Lana K. Hoover), an Anglo song collector for the Library of Congress, tells Pearl (Liz...
Lisa Fairchild and Mark Fickert (left) face off against Leah Layman and Brad Stephens in Circle’s latest.

Undercooked Carnage

Civilization, basically, is a set of rules to which people frequently don’t adhere. That short, rather obvious statement sums up the plot, themes, and...
Cindee Mayfield (right), Brandi Andrade, and Elias Taylorson make not-so-strange bedfellows in Theatre Arlington’s current production.

Existential Excellence

“I have ambiguities that you have yet to fathom!” angrily shouts overeducated, understimulated Marjorie to her husband, Ira, a retired ear-nose-and-throat doctor. By all...
Dana Schultes and Michael Corolla star in Stage West’s new production, about a young man who washes up on shore in a Nazi-occupied island in 1943.

Gabriel Ascends

Theatergoers tired of plays with overly introspective characters and navel-gazing actor monologues, take heart: Stage West’s production of Moira Buffini’s WWII drama Gabriel, which...
Jubilee kicks up its heels — too far? Buddy Myers

Black Spurs Jingle

Tre Garrett has been artistic director of Jubilee Theatre for almost two and a half years now. He replaced Ed Smith, who served briefly...
There’s only one way to settle this issue: dance-fight!

Mistletoes

The holidays took on a warm, fuzzy glow with the opening of Texas Ballet Theater’s glorious new production of The Nutcracker in Bass Performance...