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The hard-knock life of ‘Annie’ easy to enjoy at Bass Hall


Joan Marcus

Annie, the musical that seems to be as spunky and indefatigable as its orphaned star, bounced into Bass Hall for an eight-performance run Tuesday. It is the show that just never goes away, and some people consider that to be a good thing. Read more

Taking flight: Emily Scott Banks leads the flock in Stage West’s ‘Stupid ... Bird’

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For nearly two decades, Emily Scott Banks has been a favorite actor on North Texas stages. With jet-black curly locks, a voice that carries command and fragility in the same sentence, and a deep commitment to every role she takes on, audiences have seen the Fort Worth-based actress frequently at ... Read more

Top 10 things to do: Jan. 20-26, 2017


Shen Yun Performing Arts

Click through for things to do all over DFW! Read more

More bang for your book: Another bookstore coming to DFW

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The news for indie bookstores in North Texas keeps getting better. Read more

Theatre Arlington presents breathless take on Shakespeare


Eric Younkin Jr

Think of it as the theatrical equivalent of binge watching. Read more

‘Curious Incident’ unlike most plays audiences have seen staged


Joan Marcus

It’s tough to capture emotion and the process of a character’s mind, not only in how the role is written and others respond to him or her, but also in every aspect of the production, from design to how the ensemble moves. It’s been done in avant-garde theater (Belgian direct... Read more

Orchestra, guest conductor present exceptional program

If the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra can maintain the pace set by Friday night’s concert in Bass Hall, this is going to be a very good year. An impressive young guest conductor led the orchestra through a program of exceptional quality and often mesmerizing effect. Read more

Dennis Miller doesn’t dish out too much crow at Bass Hall


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You couldn’t have blamed Dennis Miller if he had gloated. Read more

Circle Theatre’s 36th season carries on late founder’s vision


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Circle Theatre has announced the slate of plays comprising its 2017 season, the 36th for the downtown Fort Worth theater company, which is still recovering from the death of its beloved fou... Read more

‘Curious Incident’ proves demanding for cast


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You can count on one hand the number of plays that, in the past 10 years, have embarked on large national tours at the country’s performance halls with upward of 2,000 seats — the places where Broadway subscription series are reserved for spectacle-laden musicals. Read more

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