TUESDAY 04.02 – SUNDAY 05.05
‘Hamilton’ finally makes its North Texas debut
We always like to support the underdogs, so we are pleased we can recommend a little musical you might not have heard of… if you are emerging from a five-year-long coma. Already a defining work of art of the the 21st century, Lin-Manuel Miranda’s hip-hop musical about the Founding Fathers — especially Aaron Burr and the title character, Alexander Hamilton — is a sensation of history, music, theater, racial inclusion and just pure energy. It settles in at Fair Park Music Hall for a month, but tickets are tight so move fast!
DEETS: Fair Park Music Hall, 901 First Ave.
Toast to Life celebrates with Bootlegger’s Ball
Get out your best Gatsby gear, look for a green light across the lake and pull out your stash of hooch — it’s time for the Bootlegger’s Ball. Well, that’s the theme anyway for this year’s Toast to Life party, a gala fundraiser for the Resource Center. The 21st annual event, presented by the Purple Foundation, features music by The Singapore Slingers and DJ Blake Ward, host Steve Kimble and lots of bites and drinks. (Shhhh! Don’t let the revenuers in on it!) Attire is flapper and dapper.
DEETS: Empire Room, 1225 N. Riverfront Blvd. 7–11 p.m. MyResourceCenter.org.
FRIDAY 03.29 – SUNDAY 04.28
Musical revue ‘Bubbling Brown Sugar’ opens at Jubilee
The Harlem Renaissance of the 1920s–’40s earned its name because of the explosion of creativity in art, literature, poetry and music… maybe especially music, with folks like Fats Waller, Earl Hines, Duke Ellington, Eubie Blake, Nobel Sissle, Cab Calloway and Billie Holliday. That period forms the basis of the 1970s musical Bubbling Brown Sugar, a jukebox extravaganza of the swing, jazz, live and torch songs that defined a generation.
DEETS: Jubilee Theatre, 506 Main St., Fort Worth. JubileeThatre.org.