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Summer stocked: Dallas-Fort Worth's arts calendar

Posted 12:19am on Friday, Jun. 01, 2012

Summer often brings outdoor arts performances, and while we appreciate those still hanging on to performing in triple-digit temps (Hip Pocket Theatre, Shakespeare Dallas), we're thankful that more of the arts groups are bringing it into the air-conditioned world. Here's a look at some of the local arts events happening in Texas' hottest months. Bring on summer!

JUNE

June 1 Concerts in the Garden opens with Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, 8:15 p.m. at Fort Worth Botanic Garden, 3320 Botanic Garden Blvd., Fort Worth. Adult tickets start at $16. 817-665-6000; fwsymphony.org

Hip Pocket Theatre opens its 36th season with a revival of Johnny Simons' Tom Sawyer (a banjo commedia). Through June 24 at Silver Creek Amphitheatre, 1950 Silver Creek Road, Fort Worth. $5-$15; season passes are $136. 817-246-9775; www.hippocket.org

The 2012 Fort Worth Opera Festival's The Marriage of Figaro, 7:30 p.m. at Bass Hall, 525 Commerce St., Fort Worth. Single tickets $18-$180. 817-731-0726; fwopera.org

Casa Mañana closes its season with the Johnny Cash musical Ring of Fire. Through June 10 at Casa Mañana Theatre, 3101 W. Lancaster Ave., Fort Worth. $40-$65. 817-332-2272; www.casamanana.org

Artisan Center Theater presents The Ark at The Belaire Plaza, 420 E. Pipeline Road, Hurst. Through July 14. $9-$18. 817-284-1200; artisanct.com

June 2 The Fort Worth Opera Festival's Three Decembers, 2 p.m. at Fort Worth Community Arts Center's Scott Theatre, and Tosca, 7:30 p.m., Bass Hall. Single tickets $18-$180. 817-731-0726; fwopera.org

The Old 97's at Concerts in the Garden, Fort Worth Botanic Garden. Adult tickets start at $16. 817-665-6000; fwsymphony.org

June 3 The Fort Worth Opera Festival's Lysistrata, 2 p.m., Bass Hall. Single tickets $18-$180. 817-731-0726; fwopera.org

A Tribute to Elvis, with impersonator Kraig Parker, at Concerts in the Garden, Fort Worth Botanic Garden. Adult tickets start at $16. 817-665-6000; fwymphony.org

June 5 Ballet Frontier of Texas closes its season with An Evening of Ballet, featuring new works by Cho-Lin Tseng. 7:30 p.m. at Fort Worth Community Arts Center, Scott Theatre, 1300 Gendy St., Fort Worth. $20. 817-423-9888; www.balletfrontier.org

June 6 The Dallas Symphony Orchestra and conductor Jaap van Zweden perform Wagner, Adams, Stucky and Strauss in conjunction with the League of American Orchestras conference. 8 p.m. at Meyerson Symphony Center, 2301 Flora St., Dallas. $24. 214-692-0203; www.dallassymphony.com

June 7 The Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra performs, with Miguel Harth-Bedoya conducting, at Dallas' Meyerson Symphony Center as part of the League of American Orchestras national conference. 8 p.m. at Meyerson Symphony Center, 2301 Flora St., Dallas. $45-$71. 817-665-6000; fwsymphony.org

Circle Theatre presents previews for Craig Wright's drama Mistakes Were Made. It opens June 9 and runs through July 7 at Circle Theatre, 230 W. Fourth St., Fort Worth. $10-$30. 817-877-3040; circletheatre.com

The 2012 PianoTexas International Academy and Festival will feature such pianists as Yeol Eum Son, Malcolm Bilson, Inon Barnatan, Paul Badura-Skoda and Leon Fleisher and Katherine Jacobson Fleisher. Through July 1 at Texas Christian University, PepsiCo Recital Hall and Ed Landreth Auditorium, Fort Worth. $10-$25 per performance; some events free. 817-257-7456; www.pianotexas.org

June 8 The Dallas Symphony Orchestra presents a tribute to Cole Porter, with pianist Michael Feinstein and conductor Marvin Hamlisch. Repeats June 9, at Meyerson Symphony Center, 2301 Flora St., Dallas. Tickets start at $95. 214-692-0203; www.dallassymphony.com

Comedian Dennis Miller performs at Bass Hall, Fort Worth. $39.60-$132. 817-212-4280; www.basshall.com

Marc Broussard at Concerts in the Garden, Fort Worth Botanic Garden. Adult tickets start at $16. 817-665-6500; fwsymphony.org

June 9 "American Vanguards: Graham, Davis, Gorky, de Kooning and Their Circle, 1927-1942," runs through Aug. 19 at the Amon Carter Museum of American Art, 3501 Camp Bowie Blvd., Fort Worth. Free. 817-738-1933; www.cartermuseum.org

Vertical Horizon at Concerts in the Garden, Fort Worth Botanic Garden. Adult tickets start at $16. 817-665-6500; fwymphony.org

June 10 Overture with the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra at Concerts in the Garden, Fort Worth Botanic Garden. Adult tickets start at $16. 817-665-6500; fwsymphony.org

June 12 The fourth year for the Trinity Shakespeare Festival brings The Merry Wives of Windsor and The Merchant of Venice to Texas Christian University. Wives previews June 12, opens June 14, and runs through July 1 at the Hays Theatre; Merchant previews June 13, opens June 15, and runs through July 1, at the Buschman Theatre. At TCU, Fort Worth. $10-$25 per show, $5 for previews. 817-257-8080; trinityshakes.org

The Tony-winning musical Jersey Boys, about Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, returns to Dallas for a five-week run. Through July 15, at AT&T Performing Arts Center's Winspear Opera House, 2403 Flora St., Dallas. $27.50-$150. 214-880-0202; attpac.org

Shakespeare Dallas presents Twelfth Night and Coriolanus running in a rotating format. Night previews June 13-14, opens June 15 and runs through July 21; Coriolanus previews June 21-22, opens June 23 and runs through July 20 at Samuell-Grand Park Amphitheater, 1500 Tenison Parkway, Dallas. $10 Fridays and Saturdays; free other days with suggested donation. 214-559-2778; shakespearedallas.org

June 13 Dallas Pops presents Tony-winning actress Idina Menzel (Wicked) in concert. 7:30 p.m. Music Hall at Fair Park, Dallas. $40-$85. 800-745-3000; ticketmaster.com

June 14 Grammy winner Peter Cetera performs with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra. 8 p.m. at Meyerson Symphony Center, 2301 Flora St., Dallas. Tickets start at $39. 214-692-0203; dallassymphony.com

June 15 Lyric Stage closes its season with a revival of the Rodgers and Hammerstein masterpiece Oklahoma! Previews June 15, opens June 16 and runs through June 24. Irving Arts Center, 3333 N. MacArthur Blvd., Irving. $25-$50. 972-252-2787; www.lyricstage.org

The Dallas Symphony Orchestra performs music from the video game Final Fantasy. 8 p.m. at Meyerson Symphony Center, 2301 Flora St., Dallas. Tickets start at $60. 214-692-0203; www.dallassymphony.com

Stars Wars and Beyond with the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra at Concerts in the Garden, Fort Worth Botanic Garden. Adult tickets start at $16. 817-665-6500; fwsymphony.org

June 16 Pantagleize Theatre presents local storyteller De Cee Cornish at 8 p.m., performing his one-man play about George Washington Carver, To Love the Earth. Repeats 3 p.m. June 17 at Pantagleize Theatre, 1115 Rio Grande Ave., Fort Worth. $13. 817-472-0032; www.pantatheatre.org

The Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra performs the score to Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl as the movie plays above the stage. 7:30 p.m. at Bass Hall, Fort Worth. $29-$75. 817-665-6000; fwsymphony.org

Reckless Kelly at Concerts in the Garden, Fort Worth Botanic Garden. Adult tickets start at $16. 817-665-6500; fwsymphony.org

June 17 The music of Fleetwood Mac at Concerts in the Garden, Fort Worth Botanic Garden. Adult tickets start at $16. 817-665-6500; fwsymphony.org

June 21 Pantagleize Theatre previews Georg Buchner's 19th-century drama Woyzeck. Runs through July 1 at 1115 Rio Grande Ave., Fort Worth. $12-$20. 817-472-0032; pantatheatre.org

The Bruce Wood Dance Project performs two programs during four days, through June 24 at the Montgomery Arts Theater at Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts, 2501 Flora St., Dallas. 214-880-0202; brucewooddance.com

June 21-24 Ballet Concerto will present its 30th annual Summer Dance Concert — “Passion in the Park” — at Trinity Park Pavilion. Performances run nightly at 8:30. Free lawn seating, $35 for individual tickets after June 7, tables available. 817-738-7915; www.balletconcerto.com.

June 22 Music of the Who at Concerts in the Garden, Fort Worth Botanic Garden. Adult tickets start at $16. 817-665-6500; fwsymphony.org

June 23 Music of the Eagles at Concerts in the Garden, Fort Worth Botanic Garden. Adult tickets start at $16. 817-665-6500; fwsymphony.org

June 24 Bryan Stripling Quartet: Gershwin and Gumbo at Concerts in the Garden, Fort Worth Botanic Garden. Adult tickets start at $16. 817-665-6500; fwsymphony.org

June 26 Performing Arts Fort Worth presents Blue Man Group in a weeklong run, through July 1 at Bass Hall, Fort Worth. Tickets start at $38.50. 817-212-4280; basshall.com

June 28 Stage West revives Joe Orton's masterful farce What the Butler Saw. Previews begin June 28, opens June 30 and runs through July 29 at Stage West, 821 Vickery Blvd., Fort Worth. $15-$30. 817-784-9378; www.stagewest.org

June 29 Tito Puente Jr. at Concerts in the Garden, Fort Worth Botanic Garden. Adult tickets start at $16. 817-665-6500; fwsymphony.org June 30 Classical Mystery Tour: A Tribute to the Beatles at Concerts in the Garden, Fort Worth Botanic Garden. Adult tickets start at $16. 817-665-6500; fwsymphony.org

JULY

July 1 "Lucian Freud" runs through Oct. 28 at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, 3200 Darnell St., Fort Worth. $10. 817-738-9215; www.themodern.org

July 2 Old-Fashioned Family Fireworks Picnic, through July 4 at Concerts in the Garden, Fort Worth Botanic Garden. Adult tickets start at $16. 817-665-6500; fwsymphony.org

The 2012 Mimir Chamber Music Festival will feature performances by Alessio Bax, Che-Yen Chen, Nathan Cole, Robert deMaine, John Novacek, Brant Taylor, Curt Thompson and more. Through July 13 at PepsiCo Recital Hall and Ed Landreth Auditorium, TCU, Fort Worth. $25 per performance. 817-257-5443; www.mimirfestival.org

July 6 Contemporary Dance/Fort Worth's ninth annual Modern Dance Festival at the Modern runs through July 22 at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, 3200 Darnell St., Fort Worth. Free. 817-922-0944; cdfw.org

Hip Pocket Theatre presents Lake Simons' puppet adaptation of the Herman Melville novel Moby-Dick. Through July 29 at Silver Creek Amphitheatre, 1950 Silver Creek Road, Fort Worth. $5-$15; season passes are $136. 817-246-9775; hippocket.org

Theatre Arlington's youth series stages Alice in Wonderland. Through July 15 at Theatre Arlington, 305 W. Main St., Arlington. $20. 817-275-7661; theatrearlington.org

July 10 Dallas Summer Musicals presents Cathy Rigby in the title role of the musical Peter Pan. Through July 22 at Music Hall at Fair Park, Dallas. $15-$75. 214-631-2787; dallassummermusicals.org

July 13 Jubilee Theatre closes its season with a multiracial production of Stephen Sondheim's musical Company. Previews begin July 13, opens July 20, runs through Aug. 12 at Jubilee Theatre, 506 Main St., Fort Worth. $10-$25. 817-338-4411; jubileetheatre.org

The dance show Rhythmic Circus: Feet Don't Fail Me Now comes to Bass Hall, Fort Worth. 7:30 p.m. $38.50. 817-212-4280; basshall.com

July 19 Amphibian Stage Productions presents Theresa Rebeck's comedy The Understudy, the group's last production in the Sanders Theatre before it moves into its new home on the Near Southside. Through Aug. 5 at Fort Worth Community Arts Center's Sanders Theatre, 1300 Gendy St., Fort Worth. $15-$25. 817-923-3012; amphibianproductions.org

July 20 DVA Productions closes its season with I'm Every Woman 2: Divas and Duets, a musical revue. Through July 29 at Pantagleize Theatre, 1115 Rio Grande Ave., Fort Worth. $15-$20. 817-313-3052; www.dvaproductions.org

Artisan Center Theater presents Anything Goes at The Belaire Plaza, 420 E. Pipeline Road, Hurst. Through Aug. 18. 817-284-1200; artisanct.com

Joe Cocker and Huey Lewis and the News perform with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra. 8 p.m. at Meyerson Symphony Center, 2301 Flora St., Dallas. Tickets start at $57. 214-692-0203; dallassymphony.com

July 25 The tour of the nostalgic baby boomer play The Wonder Bread Years comes to Performing Arts Fort Worth. Through July 29 at McDavid Studio, 301 E. Fifth St., Fort Worth. $22-$38.50. 817-212-4280; basshall.com

July 27 Casa Mañana's Apprentice Program presents the musical Parade. Through July 29 at Casa Mañana Theatre, 3101 W. Lancaster Ave., Fort Worth. $25. 817-332-2272; www.casamanana.org

July 30 The Fort Worth Guitar Guild Music Festival. Through Aug. 4 at Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, 3200 Darnell St., Fort Worth. $25-$35 per concert; festival passes are $80. www.fortworthguitarguild.org

AUGUST

Aug. 3 The Theatre Arlington season closes with Hollywood Arms, a comedy by Carol Burnett and her daughter Carrie Hamilton. Through Aug. 19 at Theatre Arlington, 305 W. Main St., Arlington. $19. 817-275-7661; theatrearlington.org

The Beatles tribute act 1964 returns to Bass Hall, Fort Worth. Repeats Aug. 4. Tickets start at $30.25-$46.75. 817-212-4280; basshall.com

Aug. 9 Circle Theatre presents Philip King's farce See How They Run. Previews begin Aug. 9, opens Aug. 11 and runs through Sept. 8 at Circle Theatre, 230 W. Fourth St., Fort Worth. $10-$30. 817-877-3040; circletheatre.com

Aug. 10 Hip Pocket Theatre presents Johnny Simons' take on the comic book series Sheena, Queen of the Jungle. Through Sept. 2. Silver Creek Amphitheatre, 1950 Silver Creek Road, Fort Worth. $5-$15; season passes are $136. 817-246-9775; www.hippocket.org

Aug. 14 John O'Hurley stars in the tour of the musical Chicago. Through Aug. 26 at AT&T Performing Arts Center's Winspear Opera House, 2403 Flora St., Dallas. $15-$150. 214-880-0202; attpac.org

Aug. 16 Stage West closes its season with Mark Brown's adaptation of Jules Verne's Around the World in 80 Days. Previews Aug. 16, opens Aug. 18 and runs through Sept. 23 at Stage West, 821 Vickery Blvd., Fort Worth. $15-$30. 817-784-9378; www.stagewest.org

Pantagleize Theatre re-creates a cowboy version of Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream from a 1959 production that toured England. Through Aug. 26 at Pantagleize Theatre, 1115 Rio Grande Ave., Fort Worth. $12-$20. 817-472-0032; www.pantatheatre.org

Aug. 23 Casa Mañana opens its new season with a production of Greater Tuna, featuring actors David Coffee and Jonathan Beck Reed. Casa Mañana Theatre, 3101 W. Lancaster Ave., Fort Worth. $40-$65. 817-332-2272; www.casamanana.org

Aug. 24 The Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra's annual Great Performances Festival presents music of American composers, including George Walker, Duke Ellington and William Grant Still, plus soloists such as pianists Leon McCawley and José Feghali and violinist Augustin Hadelich. Through Aug. 26 at Bass Hall, Fort Worth. $29-$75. 817-665-6000; www.fwsymphony.org

Aug. 29 The Indigo Girls perform with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra. 8 p.m. at Meyerson Symphony Center, 2301 Flora St., Dallas. Tickets start at $30. 214-692-0203; www.dallassymphony.com

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