Fear not, patient Art&Seek-ers. Stephen returns tomorrow, barring any cliff-diving mishaps. Until then: Opera thing/chick thing: In its opening weekend, Ft. Worth Opera Festival presents two diametrically opposed feminine archetypes back-to-back: Carmen’s the “bad” girl who values freedom and passion beyond her own life. Cinderella … well, someday, her prince does indeed show up. No [...]
Archive for April, 2009
On Saturday, the University of Dallas threw a retirement party for theater department chair Patrick Kelly and his wife — theater teacher, critic and former KERA producer — Judy Kelly. At the request of the late UD president Don Cowan, the two Kellys more or less created the UD drama program from scratch 41 years ago.
For its 33rd season, Fort Worth’s Hip Pocket Theatre has announced a collection of shows that reflect founder Johnny Simons’ long-held interests, including Beat poetry, pulp fiction and pop prophecy. Notable this season will be a bigger theater venue and a new five-year lease on the city-owned property on Silver Creek Road.
This week, Paul talks with Salim Nourallah about his latest album, Constellation.
L’amour, l’amour: We all love Carmen. The Fort Worth Opera’s production of the Bizet classic got excited reviews from Scott Cantrell and Wayne Lee Gay, especially for SMU grad Beth Clayton in the title role. Cantrell goes out of his way to make this point, however: The Carmen that Fort Worth Opera opened Saturday night [...]
Last week, at opening night of Kitchen Dog Theater‘s current campy, bloody Mayan version of Titus Andronicus, artistic director Tina Parker had fun telling the audience that the company’s new season would be announced soon. Actually, it seemed almost as if she were taunting us to get on their e-mail list. If you didn’t take [...]
We already knew that next year, Fort Worth Opera would present the world premiere adaptation of Before Night Falls, Reinaldo Arenas’ memoir of growing up poor, gay and artistic in Fidel Castro’s Cuba. The book, previously made into the 2000 film directed by Julian Schnabel with Javier Bardem as Arenas, will be adapted by composer [...]
This week’s Saturday Spotlight focuses on the first Oak Cliff Art Crawl.
The Orbans “Were Her” music video from Jon Todd Collins on Vimeo. Fort Worth folk rockers The Orbans had the acumen to get Jon Collins to shoot their new video. Art&Seek last found Jon hanging at The Belmont with one Doug Burr, so Art&Seek asked him for some details of the new stuff (Art&Seek likes to [...]
Jerome spent the morning conducting grueling interviews at the Dallas Theater Center. Or so he said…. Fortunately, my spies are everywhere.