Circle Theatre is presenting the Texas premiere of ‘Something Intangible’ by Bruce Graham — which is loosely based on the struggles of Walt Disney and his brother Roy to make the film ‘Fantasia’ — including their infamous collaboration with conductor Leopold Stokowski. Jerome Weeks reviews.
Archive: 'Arts Funding or Budgets'
KERA’s BJ Austin files this report about concerns inside the City of Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs about upcoming budget cuts.
Next fiscal year’s budget for Dallas is still weeks away from approval. But KERA commentator Lee Cullum doesn’t like what she’s seen and heard so far in the spending plan for arts and culture.
Dallas Contemporary has replaced its previous director, Joan Davidow, who led the artspace into its new warehouse home near the Design District, with a Chicagoan — by way of Russia, England and Houston.
Today in the roundup: Dreamgirls goes for broke, major orchestras are looking for a few good players and be careful about cutting back on libraries.
With the upcoming Dallas City Council decision to be made regarding a proposed 55 percent cut in direct funding for arts programming, the Dallas Area Cultural Advocacy Coalition (DACAC) is calling for patrons of the arts to come together and make their voices heard. Not sure how? DACAC has a few recommendations:
The musical, ‘It’s a Bird . . . It’s a Plane . . . It’s Superman’ originally flopped on Broadway in 1966, but attracted by the musical score and its comic-book source, the Dallas Theater Center has poured money and talent into trying to make it fly. In his review, Jerome Weeks considers how it may take some mad scientist-genius to fuse the comic book and the Broadway musical.
This time last year, I wrote about the status of arts funding in Dallas, and it’s time again for the City Council to debate the future of arts organizations in the area. Keep reading to learn how you can help fight proposed budget cuts.
Today in the roundup: Music odds and ends, a DMA painting is headed to Paris and a list of the top architectural marvels since 1980 is out. Did any North Texas designs make the list?
Kitchen Dog Theater hasn’t announced its 2010-2011 season yet, but one play is already set. The company is joining forces with the celebrated Aurora Theatre in Berkeley and the Curious Theatre in Denver to present the ‘rolling’ world premiere of Allison Moore’s newest play, ‘Collapse,’ beginning in January. It’s all part of the National New Play Network — bringing another Moore work back to KD, which has previously presented her ‘End Times,’ ‘Hazard County’ and this past season’s ‘Slasher.’