Best Bets • 12-02-16

Posted on 01 Dec 2016 at 11:10pm

Friday 12.02 —Saturday 12.24 TBT busts  a nut across North Texas Dallas Theater Center has its Christmas Carol, the Turtle Creek Chorale has its seasonal concert, and the Texas Ballet Theater? Well, of course its holiday tradition is Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker. The classic, gorgeous ballet returns to both Dallas (Winspear) and Fort Worth (Bass Hall) for […]

Best Bets • 11-25-16

Posted on 24 Nov 2016 at 11:10pm

Wednesday 11.30 Pianist Jim Brickman performs holiday music The holidays are as much about music as food — the sounds of the season set the tone for the holidays. And pianist Jim Brickman offers up some of the most soothing and enjoyable of holiday tunes, which he will play in his concert this week at Bass […]

Best Bets • 11-18-16

Posted on 17 Nov 2016 at 11:10pm

Friday 11.18 — Sunday 02.12 Rare collection of Picasso ceramics on exhibit in Arlington Pablo Picasso was one of the defining artists of the 20th century — one best known for his painting. But he also dabbled in ceramics, as a new show at the Arlington Museum of Art demonstrates. Check out rare works from […]

Best Bets • 11-11-16

Posted on 11 Nov 2016 at 7:30am

Thursday 11.17 — Sunday 12.11 T3 stages world premiere by its artistic director Bruce Coleman A blizzard in 1867 strands the Poteet family, and long-buried secrets and feelings begin to emerge as the members work out the path to their true happiness. Bruce R. Coleman, interim artistic director of Theatre 3, wrote the world premiere […]

Best Bets • 11-04-16

Posted on 03 Nov 2016 at 11:10pm

Friday 11.04 — Sunday 11.20 ‘Angels in America’ finally returns to the Kalita Humphreys Theater Back in the mid-1990s, the Dallas Theater Center mounted the most acclaimed play of the decade: Tony Kushner’s Tony and Pulitzer-winning AIDS drama Angels in America. At the time, a lot of subscribers didn’t cotton to the frank, conservative-bashing treatment of […]

Best Bets • 10-28-16

Posted on 27 Oct 2016 at 11:10pm

Friday 10.28 — Saturday 10.29 Estampas the yard! Argentine tango troupe comes to CPH The tango may be the quintessential expression of love on the dance floor. So how do you turn an intimate pas-de-deux and make it work for a large company? That’s what Estampas Portenas Tango has been doing for two decades. The […]

Best Bets • 10-21-16

Posted on 21 Oct 2016 at 8:10am

Friday 10.21 B.J. Cleveland performs his cabaret Laughing Matters If you’ve attended a theater event in North Texas in the past 30 years, chances are you’ve seen B.J. Cleveland work his magic as an actor, comedian and singer. But he shows all of those talents at once in his one-man cabaret show Laughing Matters, which […]

Best Bets • 10-14-16

Posted on 14 Oct 2016 at 7:22am

Friday 10.14 — Sunday 11.06 Linda Leonard portrays legendary Texas governor Ann Richards in Stage West’s ‘Ann’ Recently out Emmy-winning and Tony-nominated actress Holland Taylor created the play Ann, about Texas firebrand Ann Richards, as a one-woman show, and she exclusively has performed it in every incarnation. Until now. Local luminary Linda Kay Leonard is […]

Best Bets • 10-07-16

Posted on 07 Oct 2016 at 7:30am

Saturday 10.08 Singer Anne Steele performs retro show at the Rose Room The Rose Room is used to seeing big hair and big dreams, but that usually is accompanied by a drag queen. But what about a Midwestern girl growing up in the 1980s? That’s part of the one-woman show that out singer Anne Steele […]

Best Bets • 09-30-16

Posted on 30 Sep 2016 at 7:55am

Friday 09.29 — Sunday 10.20 Jubilee Theatre gets busy with Working: A Musical Nine actors, singers and dancers performing multiple characters and vocal numbers put the everyday situations of a workaday world to music in Working: A Musical, directed by William Earl Ray and adapted by Stephen Schwartz and Nina Faso from Studs Terkel’s book. The […]