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Texas Ballet Theater to debut Val Caniparoli’s ‘Without Borders’


Ellen Appel

When one of the busiest choreographers working in American ballet, Val Caniparoli, started creating a new work for Texas Ballet Theater last fall, he had some of the most important elements in place. Read more

Fort Worth Opera’s ‘Barber’ teams veteran director, young singers

Few operas are more familiar to the general public, opera-loving or not, than Gioachino Rossini’s The Barber of Seville. The comedy had a disastrous debut in Rome in 1816, plagued with onstage mishaps, an underprepared cast and an audience — largely made... Read more

Pat Hazell goes back in time in ‘The Wonder Bread Years’

The Wonder Bread Years

Performing Arts Fort Worth

Unlike a can of Manwich, one-person shows that revel in nostalgia for mid-century Americana — or as your Boomer parents/grandparents might say, “the good old days” — don’t have a long shelf life. Read more

Three for three: ‘Jack Irish’ and more


1 Jack Irish: Based on the character created in the bestselling crime-fiction novels by Peter Temple, this Australian miniseries spikes its global conspiratorial drama with liberal doses of dark humor. Guy Pearc... Read more

Dallas Theater Center’s ‘Deferred Action’ tackles immigration issues


Karen Almond

Since Kevin Moriarty became the artistic director of Dallas Theater Center nearly a decade ago, the organization has had many world premiere musicals and plays — 2015 saw four in one year, a record for the group. Read more

Top 10 Things to Do entertainment guide, April 28-May 5, 2016

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Click through for things to do across DFW! Read more

Theater review: ‘School of Rock’ rocks Grapevine with young cast



The folks behind School of Rock, the Musical, based on the 2003 movie, made a smart marketing choice: to open up the licensing rights simultaneously with the Broadway show. Read more

Fort Worth Opera’s ‘JFK’ has critics ranting and raving



The world debut of JFK, the ballyhooed work commissioned by Fort Worth Opera to open this year’s Fort Worth Opera Festival, has earned global attention. Read more

Review: ‘JFK’ opera engrossing, sometimes puzzling

Dress rehearsal for Fort Worth Opera's JFK world premiere


The Fort Worth Opera’s much-anticipated JFK is an engrossing, sometimes puzzling musical tragedy that focuses on the final hours of President John F. Kennedy and the sorrows of first lady Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy. Read more

DMA’s Irving Penn retrospective covers high fashion to trash


Smithsonian American Art Museum, Promised gift of Irving Penn Foundation. Copyright © The Irving Penn Foundation

The photographs of Irving Penn easily could fill three separate exhibitions. Read more

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