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Rapunzel gets a makeover in Casa production

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Casa Mañana Theatre

Casa Mañana Theatre’s production of “Rapunzel Rapunzel! A Very Hairy Fairy Tale” gives the Brothers Grimm classic tale a modern twist. Read more

‘Much Ado About Nothing’ something to cheer

Stolen Shakespeare Guild

“Love’s Labour’s Won” is the title of a Shakespeare play known to have existed, because it was mentioned in other authors’ writing at the time, but scholars are unsure if it is a lost play or the subtitle of another known work. If the latter is the case, most th... Read more

‘Northside Hollow’ play goes deep

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Renit Lambert

Jonathan Fielding and Brenda Withers’ play “Northside Hollow” is dark — thematically, yes, but mostly in terms of light, or lack thereof, in the regional premiere of the work at Amphibian Stage Productions. That makes sense considering that two characters are trapped d... Read more

‘An American in Paris’ loses nothing in translation

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Matthew Murphy

The use of dance to express psychological depth in musical theater was introduced in Agnes de Mille’s dream ballet in Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “Oklahoma!,” and dance-as-storytelling broke new ground with Jerome Robbins’ choreography in “West Side Story.&... Read more

Dallas Symphony Orchestra’s 2017-18 season includes popular Cliburn medalists

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Star-Telegram

There are a lot of milestone anniversaries for the Dallas Symphony Orchestra in the 2017-2018 season, including the 40th anniversary of the Dallas Symphony Chorus, the 25th anniversary of the Lay Family Concert Organ and the 10th and final season for music director Jaap van Zweden. Read more

Perot museum exhibition reveals hidden secrets of the Maya

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Joe Treleven

How best to tell kids about the Maya civilization without encountering that certain glazed look that has absolutely nothing to do with ancient pottery? Read more

Top ten things to do, Feb. 16-Feb. 23, 2017

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Martin Girard

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

Cliburn’s quest for the best pianists comes to Fort Worth

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Star-Telegram archives

Every four years, the Cliburn embarks on a whirlwind world tour to select the pianists who will compete in the quadrennial Van Cliburn International Piano Competition. Read more

FWSO to premiere music of Aesop’s fables at bilingual concert

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Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra

If music is the language of love, then some Fort Worth kindergartners will have an extra-sweet Valentine’s Day, whether they communicate in English or Spanish. Read more

‘An American in Paris’ a love letter to the Gershwins

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Matthew Murphy

The world of musical theater does not lack for titles adapted from movies. There must be extra pressure when adapting a movie musical that is not only iconic, but filled with glorious and much-adored music and dancing — such as the 1951 film Read more

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