Best Bets • 03-28-14

Posted on 27 Mar 2014 at 11:10pm

Friday 03.28 Dallas Opera cuts up with ‘Barber of Seville’ It’s perhaps the most beloved opera buffa in the classical canon, a farce that’s so iconic even if you’ve never seen a production, you’ve certainly seen Bugs Bunny’s takeoff of it. Yes, Rossini’s The Barber of Seville is a delicious sex comedy, about a conniving [...]

Best Bets • 03-21-14

Posted on 21 Mar 2014 at 10:52am

Friday 03.21 Dallas Opera continues season with Korngold’s ‘Die Tote Stadt’ Erich Wolfgang Korngold is best known to modern music lovers as a composer for Hollywood films — he even won an Oscar for his thrilling score to The Adventures of Robin Hood. But to a different fan base, he was also acclaimed for his [...]

Scene 03-21-14

Posted on 20 Mar 2014 at 11:10pm

Friday 03.21 Dallas Opera continues season with Korngold’s ‘Die Tote Stadt’ Erich Wolfgang Korngold is best known to modern music lovers as a composer for Hollywood films — he even won an Oscar for his thrilling score to The Adventures of Robin Hood. But to a different fan base, he was also acclaimed for his [...]

Best Bets • 03-14-14

Posted on 13 Mar 2014 at 11:10pm

Friday 03.14 Throwing Shade Live dishes down and dirty at Dallas Comedy House She’s a snarky feminist, he’s a bitchy gay guy, and together they have been throwing shade for several years. In fact, their popular podcast, Throwing Shade, is a must-download of the Internet age. Now, Erin Gibson and Bryan Safi show audiences how [...]

Best Bets • 03-07-14

Posted on 06 Mar 2014 at 11:10pm

Friday 03.07 Out of the Loop shows 10 days of plays WaterTower returns with its acclaimed Out of the Loop festival of fringe theater, featuring nearly 20 artists, companies and performers, from dance to music to plays. Among the offerings are Brandon Simmons’ Falling Man, about a gay hustler, a drag queen and Jeffrey Dahmer, Diana [...]

Best Bets • 02-28-14

Posted on 27 Feb 2014 at 11:10pm

Saturday 03.01 Kibbutz Contemporary Dance makes Dallas debut Continuing its mission of specializing in bringing the best dance offerings to Dallas, TITAS presents a debut performance this weekend with the arrival of Kibbutz Contemporary Dance Company. The troupe, from Western Gallilee in Northern Israel, will perform its energetic, physical style for two performances Saturday (matinee [...]

Best Bets • 02-21-14

Posted on 20 Feb 2014 at 11:00pm

Friday 02.21 Cirque du Soleil: Varekai returns to Frisco The story of Icarus may seem an unlikely theme for a circus show, but that’s exactly the inspiration for Varekai. Cirque du Soleil’s patented magic of derring-do and whimsy is back, this time taking over the DrPepper Arena in Frisco for three more nights, where juggling, acrobatics, [...]

Best Bets • 02-14-14

Posted on 13 Feb 2014 at 11:10pm

Friday 02.14 Lookin’ fer love … or just lookin’ Ah, Valentine’s Day. A time for couples and cuddling and chocolate-covered strawberries by a roaring fire. … or not. Who needs romance when you can enjoy getting a bit hot-and-bothered at Club Stallions’ Valentine’s Night party. Sexy dancers will be sharin’ the love for the members-only [...]

Best Bets • 02-07-14

Posted on 06 Feb 2014 at 11:10pm

Friday 02.07 DBDT marks Black History month with 2 world premieres There’s some special significance with the Dallas Black Dance Theatre’s Cultural Awareness Series this weekend: This will be the final Black History Month for the troupe founded by Ann Williams, who steps down in the spring. It’s poignant, then, that a person who gave so many [...]

Best Bets • 01-31-14

Posted on 30 Jan 2014 at 11:10pm

Saturday 02.01 A game of domination and submission gets the stage treatment in the local premiere of ‘Venus in Fur’ Thomas (Chris Hury), a writer-director, is desperate to find the right actress for the lead in his latest literary adaptation. Vanda (Alison Pistorius) is equally desperate to get cast. Despite arriving late and being completely [...]