Texas Ballet Theater marks Memorial Day with all-male version of Mozart’s ‘Requiem’
The Texas Ballet Theater’s 2012-13 season has been themed Two Great Cities, One Great Company, and it proves that mission this weekend with its final performance of the season. In commemoration of Memorial Day, the company hosts a three-day celebration of heroism and art with its second annual SpringFest Weekend at the Wyly Theatre. In addition to food, drink and music,
it will also feature two dance performances; Balanchine’s Theme
& Variations, and Ben Stevenson’s encore staging of Mozart’s Requiem, performed by an all-male troupe of dancers.
DEETS: Wyly Theatre, 2400 Flora St. May 24–26. Performances Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m., Saturday and Sunday matinees
at 2 p.m. $20–$65. TexasBalletTheater.org.
Bobby Lee at the Addison Improv
On eight seasons of MadTV, one of the funniest bits was typically watching schlubby, muscle-tone-less Bobby Lee enthusiastically drop shirt and trou to play a host of ridiculous (and often gay and campy) characters. Lee continues to share his fearless take on topics ranging from his Korean heritage (he does a mean Kim Jung Il) to the humorous news of the day. Lee settles into a weekend-long run at the Addison Improv with
five shows over three days, starting Friday.
DEETS: Addison Improv, 4980 Belt Line Road, Suite 250, Addison. Friday at 8 p.m. and 10:30 p.m., Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and 9 p.m., Sunday at 7:30 p.m. $20. Improv.com.
Sixth Floor Museum observes JFK birthday
Had he lived, John F. Kennedy would turn 96 on Wednesday, but an assassin’s
bullet on Nov. 23, 1963, prevented that. On this 50th anniversary year of the
Kennedy Assassination in Dealey Plaza, the Sixth Floor Museum marks JFK’s birthday with a conversation featuring key museum founders.
DEETS: Sixth Floor Museum, 411 Elm St. 2 p.m. Free, but RSVP required. JFK.org.
This article appeared in the Dallas Voice print editino May 24, 2013