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Stage West to present play about former Texas governor next season

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Stage West’s 38th season will present four regional premieres and a world premiere of a play called Deer by New York-based playwright Aaron Mark. Read more

Hunter Foster makes Texas directing debut in Casa Mañana’s ‘Spamalot’


Casa Mañana

As a kid growing up in Augusta, Ga., Hunter Foster was more into Indiana Jones than Monty Python’s Flying Circus. He even bought a whip. Read more

Theater: ‘Wait Until Dark’ still scary after all these years

Wait Until Dark will walk you down a blind alley and then scare the daylights out of you. Read more

Get a look at the performing-arts scene for summer 2016

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Chris Bennion

It’s summertime, and that means you’ll have plenty of chances for outdoor performing-arts-going to escape the madness of the presidential race. Read more

Texas Ballet Theater takes big step forward with First Looks

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In recent seasons Texas Ballet Theater has been working hard to make an image change, probably with plans to join the dialogue of the national conversation about big-budget ballet companies reaching out to new and younger audiences. Even with a world-renowned artistic director, Ben Stevenson, it&... Read more

‘Cabaret’ in Dallas speaks to today as much as yesterday


©2016 Joan Marcus

There are two touring productions in Dallas of great 20th-century musicals right now, Cabaret and Ragtime. Sadly, the latter is using CD tracks and not a live orchestra, which is a shame because it has a sublime score, and also, musicians ... Read more

Actor Damon Gupton to conduct Cliburn amateur competition finals


Special to the Star-Telegram

Actor Damon Gupton will take on a new role next month — that of conductor for the final round of the Seventh Cliburn International Amateu... Read more

Chamber Music Society of Fort Worth announces 2016-17 season


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The Chamber Music Society of Fort Worth promises to tickle audiences’ musical taste buds with its 2016-17 series of concerts, presented under the theme “A Fest for the Senses.” Read more

Theater: ‘Welcome to Arroyo’s’ at Rose Marine hits the perfect beat


Shannon Atkinson

The wild success of the Broadway musical Hamilton might have casual theatergoers thinking that the concept of hip-hop theater is new, but it most certainly is not. More than a decade before Lin-Manuel Miranda’s first hip-hop musical, In th... Read more

Kimbell exhibit highlights centuries-old secret of Le Nain works



The three Le Nain brothers — Antoine, Louis and Mathieu — have been challenging art historians for almost 400 years. The French painters insisted on only using their family name and refused to distinguish their paintings ... Read more

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