Classical music is a very rare subject for dramas. Circle Theatre presents the Texas premiere of Opus, Michael Hollinger’s play about a famous string quartet auditioning a new member. To quote a line about a different sort of quartet — the Who — what makes a great rock group is what destroys a great rock group. Jerome Weeks asks, how convincing is this portrait of harmony and dissonance?
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The Fort Worth Museum of Science and History opens Nov. 20, and they’re still getting the new Legorreta+Legorreta-designed building ready. But an early peek at the Noble Planetarium finds the first ZKP-4 in the Southwest fully functioning and traveling to galaxies far, far way. Forget your old grade-school visit to a planetarium to see some constellations. This baby is cosmic.
When Calvin Littlejohn came to Fort Worth in 1934, white newspapers wouldn’t run photos of African-Americans. Ironically, segregation gave Littlejohn his life’s work: chronicling Fort Worth’s middle-class black community. Bob Ray Sanders, author of a new book on Littlejohn, talks to Krys Boyd about growing up in Jim Crow North Texas.
Malcolm over at Bass Hall in Fort Worth sends word that students and school faculty with ID can get $5 tickets to see Marc Broussard. That is a deep discount: tickets are $25-$75. Here’s from the latest album Keep Coming Back. Move quick: Show’s tomorrow night.
North Texas is littered with the remains of dead dance companies. Ballets, modern troupes, solo choreographers: It’s often seemed like a mass extinction happened here the past 20 years. So Wil McKnight’s new Texas Dance Theatre is a risk. It’s even riskier — and notable — for its impressive ambitions. Next week, TDT begins its first full season of 14 works — with nearly half of them world premieres.
Bring out your dead. And bring out your lively farce about deceased saints, corrupt monks and fraudulent relics. Michael Hollinger’s Incorruptible is a smart comedy that gets a very smart production from Circle Theatre. In his review, Jerome Weeks takes the time to thank the Lord for such blessings.
KERA radio review: Expanded online review: How to Sell: I love the title with its echoes of business advice books. It’s easy to imagine someone picking up Clancy Martin’s novel to get tips on closing a deal – only to get a shock. But I hope the book buyer will keep reading. How to Sell […]
High stakes (l to r): Jim Covault, Chuck Huber, Matthew Stephen Tompkins, Chris Hauge and Jerry Russell in The Seafarer KERA radio review: Lawson Taitte’s review in The Dallas Morning News Mark Lowry’s review at Theater Jones Arnold Wayne Jones’ review in the Dallas Voice Jimmy Fowler’s review in the Fort Worth Weekly Director Rene […]
Circle Theatre‘s space on West 4th Street in Fort Worth is a prime location: It’s actually in Sundance Square, only a block south of the Caravan of Dreams. A natural for some walk-up attendance, pretty rare for live theater in North Texas. But the space has several huge drawbacks. One is the serious lack of […]
Frederic Edwin Church, “Scene on the Magdalene,” 1854 Eric Lee talks to CultureGrrl, and mostly confirms what we know: He thinks Renzo Piano is swell but wants to be careful with the new addition to the Kimbell. He loves architect Louis Kahn’s work (“Louis Kahn did so much to shape my views of architecture and […]