Friday 11.29


You know it’s the holidays: Texas Ballet Theater mounts ‘Nutcracker’

It’s the one ballet everyone has seen — or should see. Texas Ballet Theater, which divides its time between Dallas and Fort Worth, will mount Sir Ben Stevenson’s production of Tchaikovsky’s timeless classic, with those wonderful tunes, enchanting costumes and gorgeous choreography.

Winspear Opera House
2403 Flora St.
Nov. 29–Dec. 8.
Bass Performance Hall, 535 Commerce St., Fort Worth.
Dec. 14–27.


Thursday 12.05


Uptown Players get racy with camptastic ‘Most Fabulous’

Here’s a rarity: An Uptown Players production in December! Here’s something less rare: An Uptown Players production with full frontal nudity. UP mounts its first-even Christmas production, but being who they are, there’s a twist: Paul Rudnick’s Most Fabulous Story Ever Told is a good ol’ Bible story, except that it’s Adam and Steve,
not Adam and Eve. BJ Cleveland directs this campy comedy with Chad Petersen and Kevin Moore in the cast. We wonder who did costumes. Good gig.

Kalita Humphreys Theater
3636 Turtle Creek Blvd.
Dec. 5–15.


Thursday 12.05


Theatre Arlington goes West for the holidays for ‘A Tuna Christmas’

It’s the third smallest town in Texas, but podunk Tuna is chock full of interesting denizens, from pet-loving loner Petey Fisk to pushy rich lady Vera Carp to beset Bertha Bumiller among the dozen we meet — all played by two men (often in drag). The second in the Tuna Tetralogy, A Tuna Christmas has become a Lone Star holiday classic. Theatre Arlington is taking up the gauntlet this season of the play (written by Jaston Williams, Joe Sears and Ed Howard), with its staging just in time for the holidays.

Theatre Arlington
305 W. Main St., Arlington.
Dec. 5–22.

This article appeared in the Dallas Voice print edition November 29, 2013.