ACTING OUT IN ARLINGTON: You’ve got a few more opportunities to catch Theatre Arlington’s The Tale of the Allergist’s Wife, which closes on Sunday. The plot revolves around a doctor’s wife whose life is reinvigorated when a man from her childhood re-enters her life. He, of course, is not what he seems. “The acting in this show is just crazy good,” Punch Shaw writes in his dfw.com review. “All of the principals make you feel no other actors could play the parts.” Jimmy Fowler was duly impressed. “Though it’s only January, I’m going to predict that you won’t see a better cast in any North Texas production this year than the one Theatre Arlington has assembled for The Tale of the Allergist’s Wife,” he writes on fwweekly.com.
TACA FUNDING: TACA announced Monday night that it will distribute a record $1.3 million in grants to North Texas arts organizations. The grants ranged from $5,000 (New Philharmonic Orchestra of Irving, One Thirty Productions Matinee Series) all the way up to $110,000 to The Dallas Opera. The Dallas Symphony Orchestra and Dallas Theater Center also hit the six figures with $100,000 grants. The complete list of recipients is at dallasnews.com.
COVER YOUR MOUTH: When’s the last time you attended a classical music concert that didn’t include someone coughing in the middle of the performance? Never, right? It turns out, there may be a reason for that.