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Pantagleize’s Dead Awaken

It’s hard to overestimate the influence of 19th-century Norwegian playwright Henrik Ibsen on theater and, in particular, the modern English-speaking stage. With plays like...

Storms in New Jerusalem

When Garret Storms auditioned last year for Stage West’s current production of David Ives’ New Jerusalem, his hopes weren’t particularly high. He’d just returned...

Young Santa Claus

The problem with Santa Claus is that he’s so ubiquitous during the holidays, he’s become a bit of a bore. People think of him...

TBT’s Nutcracker Arrives

December is Nutcracker time, and Texas Ballet Theater brings its big, plush production to Bass Performance Hall on Friday for a two-week run. Ballet...

Another Fifth of Christmas

The big holiday story of 2011 has been the so-called “Black Friday creep” –– the decision by major retailers to start the Christmas shopping...

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...

Stage West’s Arms

At one point during Stage West’s top-shelf revival of George Bernard Shaw’s 1894 comedy Arms and the Man, a seasoned manservant tutors a lady’s...

TBT’s Giselle: New Heights

Giselle, a Romantic ballet from the 1840s, travels from happiness to tragedy to a redemptive finale, leaving you moved and glowing rather than exhilarated...

FWSO’s American Celebration

In a dramatic change of direction, the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra turned its focus from traditional European fare to American theater and concert music...

Becky’s New Car Stalls

There’s a revealing bit of wisdom expressed by the title character of the bittersweet marital comedy Becky’s New Car, set to begin its final...