The first full weekend of the Fort Worth Opera’s three-part festival is off to a rollicking start. Rossini’s Cinderella was played for all its farcical worth (this ain’t Disney) on Friday night in Bass Performance Hall. Jake Heggie’s Dead Man Walking makes its local debut on Saturday night, and Bizet’s Carmen follows on Sunday afternoon. [...]
Guest blogger Walton Muyumba, a professor at the University of North Texas, sends along this recent interview he conducted with author Colson Whitehead. The author of Sag Harbor will be the guest of honor at tonight’s Art & Letters Live event. If you would like to attend, e-mail me (firstname.lastname@example.org) and I will get you [...]
SCHOOLS OF FISH: If you’re an avid fisherman, you’ve likely heard of the Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center in Athens. Admittedly, we don’t get into fish stories all that often here on the morning roundup. But this one involves a slew of local high schoolers who competed in the Center’s 2009 State-Fish Art Contest. Katya Lopatko [...]
Yesterday we posted about a ticket giveaway we are doing to see Colson Whitehead on Friday at Arts & Letters Live. He’ll be in town to discuss his new novel, Sag Harbor. Well, as luck would have it, we’ve come in to some more tickets for the event. If you want ‘em, shoot me an [...]
There are several reasons why you should check out the Dallas Theater Center’s new musical, Sarah, Plain and Tall: It’s the world premiere adaptation of Patricia MacLachlan’ Newbery Award-winning novel. Dallas Morning News Theater Critic Lawson Taitte says, “The production, directed by Joe Calarco, is deluxe top to bottom. Major theaters around the country will [...]
Guest blogger Danielle Marie Georgiou is a Dance Lecturer at the University of Texas at Arlington where she serves as the Assistant Director of the UT Arlington’s Dance Ensemble. She is also a member of Muscle Memory Dance Theatre – a modern dance collective. Danielle is currently pursuing her Ph.D. in Arts and Humanities at [...]
SURVEY SAYS: Were you one of the people who snapped up the hundreds of free and discounted tickets offered over the last several months through the Free Night of Theater program? If so, today is your day to return the favor. April 29 is the last day to fill out a survey the organization has [...]
Sarah Jane Semrad is the Executive Director of La Reunion TX. La Reunion TX has offered the office space in the Design District to another amazing non-profit putting artists and art to good use. It’s another example of creativity taking on a social issue in Dallas. We are proud to host Resolana‘s exhibit “Not Who [...]
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.