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TBT’s Swan Lake: Full Bloom

Since taking over Texas Ballet Theater 10 years ago, artistic director Ben Stevenson has presented a wealth of full-length ballets here that he created...

Remembering Bruce Wood

North Texas lost one of its most original choreographers last week. Bruce Wood died in Fort Worth, reportedly of a heart attack and complications...
Like the real-life Ma Rainey, Valerie Houston’s character is a diva of the first order.

Blues Breakers

When August Wilson’s scorching drama Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom made its New York debut in 1985, it was just the second non-musical show authored...
Meg Shideler (left) and Julienne Greer star in Circle Theatre’s powerful The Other Place.

The Other Place: Catharsis

For the most part, contemporary audiences have lost their appetite for tragedy as an art form, not to mention the en masse sharing and...
Christopher Burchett, a Scottish bagpiper, and Chad Johnson have a tense first meeting in no- man’s-land in Fort Worth Opera’s Silent Night.

Christmas Songs

If you think movies are guilty of recycling plots, you should take a look at opera. The art form has been borrowing stories since...

Fort Worth Opera Swings into Mozart

The plot for Mozart’s Così fan tutte could easily be mistaken for that of an ’80s sitcom. The maestro and librettist Lorenzo Da Ponte...
(From left to right) Ian McEuen, Vanessa Becerra, and Sandra Lopez star in Fort Worth Opera’s production of With Blood, With Ink.

The Healing Arts

Composed by Daniel Crozier with a libretto by Peter Krask, With Blood, With Ink poses a centuries-old question: Can art palliate human tragedy? Many people...
Anastasia Muñoz (left) and Katherine Bourne star in Stage West’s lively production of Orlando. Buddy Myers

Orlando Blooms

Although John Gray’s bestseller Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus was a pop culture phenomenon more than 22 years ago, its basic...
Sam Swanson, Lydia Mackay, and Garret Storms are looking for love –– and shelter and answers — in the ’Phibs’ current production, Hunting and Gathering. Daylon Walton

Hunting and Gathering: Rootless and Roofless

“How come all the jobs I can do are not the jobs that will pay me to live like an adult?!” angrily declares Ruth...

Tarrant County Live Theatre Awards

You always hear about people sacrificing their lives for their art, but what does that mean? “Sacrifice” might be a strong word, but the...