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A look ahead at the visual and performing arts

Posted 8:17am on Sunday, Jan. 05, 2014

As you’re making and refining your New Year’s resolutions, why not add the performing and visual arts to the list? Make a goal to see at least one performance and one museum show a month. If you already do that, then add one to whatever your current number is. We promise you’ll have a more fulfilling year.

You can start with this calendar of 2014 highlights in the local arts. There’s plenty coming up, including the first dual-venue exhibit of the work of David Bates at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth and the Nasher Sculpture Center in Dallas.

On local stages, one highlight is the long-awaited return of live music to the Texas Ballet Theater, with a Swan Lake that will once again feature the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra.

As always, the list thins out toward the latter part of the year; the arts groups’ seasons don’t match up with the calendar year. They’ll announce more events in the coming months.

And, our regular caveat: This list isn’t comprehensive. For more information about shows and performances at your favorite local venues, check with their websites and box offices.

Performing arts

JANUARY

Jan. 9

Stage West stages the puppet musical Avenue Q, through Feb. 15. Stage West, 821 W. Vickery Blvd., Fort Worth. $25-$35. 817-784-9378; www.stagewest.org.

Jan. 10-12

The Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra presents An Evening of Prokofiev with Anne Akiko Meyers on violin. Bass Hall, Fort Worth. $11-$80. 817-665-6000; www.fwsymphony.org.

Jan. 10-12

Casa Mañana puts together a revue called Bad Boys of Broadway. Casa Mañana Theatre, 3101 W. Lancaster Ave., Fort Worth. $30-$50. 817-332-2272; www.casamanana.org.

Jan. 16

Performing Arts Fort Worth presents Elvis Lives!, a multimedia show featuring tribute artists and an homage to Ann-Margret. Bass Hall, Fort Worth. $22-$71.50. 817-212-4280; www.basshall.com.

Jan. 16

Symphony Arlington presents pianist Stephen Beus. Arlington Music Hall, 224 N. Center. St., Arlington. $16.50-$46.50. 817-385-0484; www.symphonyarlington.org.

Jan. 16-March 2

Dallas Theater Center does Luis Alfaro’s adaptation of Sophocles, with Oedipus el Rey. Wyly Theatre, 2400 Flora St., Dallas. $15-$85. 214-880-0202; www.dallastheatercenter.org.

Jan. 17-Feb. 2

Theatre Arlington does Matthew Barber’s adaptation of Elizabeth von Arnim’s novel Enchanted April. Theatre Arlington, 305 W. Main St., Arlington. $17.50-$22. 817-275-7661; www.theatrearlington.org.

Jan. 17-19

Performing Arts Fort Worth presents Blue Man Group. Bass Hall, Fort Worth. $49.40-$99. 817-212-4280; www.basshall.com.

Jan. 17-18

TITAS presents Pilobolus. Winspear Opera House, 2403 Flora St., Dallas. $12-$135. 214-880-0202; www.attpac.org.

Jan. 22-26

A touring play about Marilyn Monroe, called Marilyn: Forever Blonde, comes to Dallas. Wyly Theatre, 2400 Flora St. $27.50-$66.50. 214-880-0202; www.attpac.org.

Jan. 23-24

The Kimbell Art Museum’s new auditorium in the Piano Pavilion will be inaugurated with Olga Kern, co-gold medalist of the 2001 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, in concerts presented by the Cliburn Foundation. Kimbell Art Museum, 3333 Camp Bowie Blvd., Fort Worth. Sold out. 817-212-4280; www.cliburn.org.

Jan. 25

The Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra presents Miguel Harth-Bedoya’s evening of Peruvian and South American music, Caminos del Inka. Bass Hall, Fort Worth. $19-$65. 817-665-6000; www.fwsymphony.org.

Jan. 25

Ballet Frontier of Texas presents its Youth Dance Festival. Scott Theatre, 1300 Gendy St., Fort Worth. $10. 817-852-6887; www.balletfrontier.org.

Jan. 26

Performing Arts Fort Worth presents Dance Theatre of Harlem. Bass Hall, Fort Worth. $16.50-$77. 817-212-4280; www.basshall.com.

Jan. 28-Feb. 9

The Dallas Summer Musicals season kicks off with Ghost the Musical. Music Hall at Fair Park, Dallas. $15-$85. 800-745-3000; www.ticketmaster.com.

Jan. 29

In the Mood, a musical revue that celebrates the music of Benny Goodman, Glenn Miller, the Andrews Sisters and other hit-makers of the 1940s, stops at Bass Hall, Fort Worth. $22-$71.50. 817-212-4280; www.basshall.com.

Jan. 30-March 8

Circle Theatre opens its 2014 season with the area premiere of David Ives’ acclaimed Venus in Fur. Circle Theatre, 230 W. Fourth St., Fort Worth. $20-$35. 817-877-3040; http://circletheatre.com.

Jan. 31-March 2

Jubilee Theatre stages Katori Hall’s MLK drama The Mountaintop. Jubilee Theatre, 506 Main St., Fort Worth. $15-$25. 817-338-4411; www.jubileetheatre.org.

Jan. 31-Feb. 2

The Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra presents Schumann’s Symphony No. 4. with Will Hagen on violin. Bass Hall, Fort Worth. $11-$80. 817-665-6000; www.fwsymphony.org.

FEBRUARY

Feb. 7-23

Casa Mañana Children’s Theatre presents Pinkalicious the Musical. Casa Mañana Theatre, 3101 W. Lancaster Ave., Fort Worth. $10-$36. 817-332-2272; www.casamanana.org.

Feb. 7-9

The Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra’s Pops Series welcomes Chris Mann, known for his time on The Voice. Bass Hall, Fort Worth. $27-$85. 817-665-6000; www.fwsymphony.org.

Feb. 8

The Chamber Music Society of Fort Worth hosts the Diaz Trio with pianist Gabriela Martinez. Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, 3200 Darnell St. $5-$28. 817-877-3003; www.chambermusicfw.org.

Feb. 8-9

Performing Arts Fort Worth presents Girls Night: The Musical. McDavid Studio, Fort Worth. $38.50. 817-212-4280; www.basshall.com.

Feb. 11-16

The tour of Ghost the Musical, fresh from its Dallas stop, comes to Bass Hall, Fort Worth. $38.50-$99. 817-212-4280; www.basshall.com.

Feb. 12-16

The Dallas Opera stages the area premiere of Tod Machover’s “robot opera,” Death and the Powers. Winspear Opera House, 2403 Flora St., Dallas. $19-$249. 214-443-1000; www.dallasopera.org.

Feb. 13

Symphony Arlington presents violinist Stephen Page. Arlington Music Hall, 224 N. Center. St., Arlington. $16.50-$46.50. 817-385-0484; www.symphonyarlington.org.

Feb. 13-March 2

Amphibian Stage Productions stages the world premiere of John Kolvenbach’s comedy Bank Job. Amphibian Stage Productions, 120 S. Main St., Fort Worth. $15-$30. 817-923-3012; www.amphibianproductions.org.

Feb. 13-March 2

Dallas Summer Musicals welcomes the tour of Disney’s The Little Mermaid. Music Hall at Fair Park, Dallas. $25-$95. 800-745-3000; www.ticketmaster.com.

Feb. 14-March 2

The Stolen Shakespeare Guild’s annual festival features As You Like It and All’s Well That Ends Well. Sanders Theatre, 1300 Gendy St., Fort Worth. $15. 866-811-4111; www.stolenshakespeareguild.org.

Feb. 18-March 2

A tour of the new version of the classic musical Godspell comes to the Winspear Opera House, 2403 Flora St., Dallas. $30-$150. 214-880-0202; www.attpac.org.

Feb. 21-23

The Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra presents Mendelssohn’s Elijah with local favorite Ava Pine singing soprano. Bass Hall, Fort Worth. $11-$80. 817-665-6000; www.fwsymphony.org.

Feb. 21-March 16

Artes de la Rosa presents the Stephen Sondheim/James Lapine musical Into the Woods. Rose Marine Theater, 1440 N. Main St., Fort Worth. Tickets TBA. 817-624-8333.

Feb. 27-March 23

Texas Christian University professor Richard J. Allen has his comedy, Starbright & Vine, produced at Stage West, 821 W. Vickery Blvd., Fort Worth. $25-$35. 817-784-9378; www.stagewest.org.

Feb. 28-March 2

Texas Ballet Theater performs Kenneth MacMillan’s Gloria and Balanchine’s Serenade. Bass Hall, Fort Worth. $15-$161.25. 877-828-9200; www.texasballettheater.org.

MARCH

March 1-9

Casa Mañana does the area professional premiere of the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical Cats. Casa Mañana Theatre, 3101 W. Lancaster Ave., Fort Worth. $41-$76. 817-332-2272; www.casamanana.org.

March 4-16

Dallas Summer Musicals presents the tour of We Will Rock You, the Queen musical. Music Hall at Fair Park, Dallas. $15-$85. 800-745-3000; www.ticketmaster.com.

March 5-9

Performing Arts Fort Worth welcomes the return of Sister with Sister’s Easter Catechism: Will My Bunny Go To Heaven? McDavid Studio, Fort Worth. $27.50-$38.50. 817-212-4280; www.basshall.com.

March 6

The Fort Worth Classic Guitar Society brings back Sharon Isbin. Kimbell Art Museum, 3333 Camp Bowie Blvd., Fort Worth. $60. 817-498-0363; www.guitarsociety.org.

March 7-9

The 2005 Cliburn silver medalist, Joyce Yang, joins the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra for Gershwin’s Piano Concerto in F. Bass Hall, Fort Worth. $11-$80. 817-665-6000; www.fwsymphony.org.

March 7-April 6

Dallas Theater Center does the world premiere of the musical The Fortress of Solitude, based on Jonathan Lethem’s novel. Wyly Theatre, 2400 Flora St., Dallas. $15-$85. 214-880-0202; www.dallastheatercenter.org.

March 11-16

Performing Arts Fort Worth presents I Love Lucy Live on Stage, which re-creates a filming of famous scenes from the show’s history. Bass Hall, Fort Worth. $38.50-$99. 817-212-4280; www.basshall.com.

March 13

Symphony Arlington presents recent Van Cliburn International Piano Competition contestant Sara Daneshpour. Arlington Music Hall, 224 N. Center. St., Arlington. $16.50-$46.50. 817-385-0484; www.symphonyarlington.org.

March 13-15

Dark Circles Contemporary Dance returns with a spring show. Sanders Theatre, 1300 Gendy St., Fort Worth. $12-$20. 575-993-3584; www.darkcirclescontemporarydance.com.

March 18-30

Dallas Summer Musicals welcomes a new version of The Wizard of Oz, featuring music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyrics by Tim Rice. Music Hall at Fair Park, Dallas. $20-$90. 800-745-3000; www.ticketmaster.com.

March 19

Performing Arts Fort Worth presents a one-night stint of the Green Day musical American Idiot. Bass Hall, Fort Worth. $38.50-$88. 817-212-4280; www.basshall.com.

March 21-22

The 16th McCammon Voice Competition kicks up for another year. Preliminaries are March 21 at the Kimbell Art Museum’s Piano Pavilion, 3333 Camp Bowie Blvd., Fort Worth; finals are March 22 at Bass Hall. $15 on March 21, $25 on March 22. 877-396-7372; www.mccammonvoice.org.

March 21-23

The Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra presents Wagner’s Twilight of the Gods, with Steven Osborne on piano. Bass Hall, Fort Worth. $11-$80. 817-665-6000; www.fwsymphony.org.

March 21-April 6

Casa Mañana Children’s Theatre presents How I Became a Pirate. Casa Mañana Theatre, 3101 W. Lancaster Ave., Fort Worth. $10-$36. 817-332-2272; www.casamanana.org.

March 21-April 20

Jubilee Theatre does the Fats Waller revue Ain’t Misbehavin’. Jubilee Theatre, 506 Main St., Fort Worth. $15-$25. 817-338-4411; www.jubileetheatre.org.

March 21-April 13

The Dallas Opera does Erich Korngold’s Die tote Stadt and Rossini’s The Barber of Seville in repertory. Winspear Opera House, 2403 Flora St., Dallas. $19-$338. 214-443-1000; www.dallasopera.org.

March 27

Performing Arts Fort Worth presents Forbidden Broadway. Bass Hall, Fort Worth. $22-$55. 817-212-4280; www.basshall.com.

March 27

Cliburn Concerts welcomes cellist David Finckel and pianist Wu Han. Kimbell Art Museum, 3333 Camp Bowie Blvd., Fort Worth. $45. 817-212-4280; www.cliburn.org.

March 28-April 13

Theatre Arlington takes on John Patrick Shanley’s Pulitzer Prize winner, Doubt. Theatre Arlington, 305 W. Main St., Arlington. $20-$22. 817-275-7661; www.theatrearlington.org.

March 28-30

Texas Ballet Theater performs Balanchine’s Serenade, Ben Stevenson’s L and a world premiere of Clann by TBT dancer Carl Coomer. City Performance Hall, Dallas. $20-$65. 877-828-9200; www.texasballettheater.org.

March 29

The Chamber Music Society of Fort Worth presents clarinetist Julian Milkis, Benny Goodman’s last known living student. Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, 3200 Darnell St. $5-$28. 817-877-3003; www.chambermusicfw.org.

APRIL

April 3

The Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra’s Gala features renowned cellist Yo-Yo Ma. Bass Hall, Fort Worth. $125. 817-665-6000; www.fwsymphony.org.

April 3

The Fort Worth Classic Guitar Society presents Vida Guitar Quartet. Kimbell Art Museum, 3333 Camp Bowie Blvd., Fort Worth. $35. 817-498-0363; www.guitarsociety.org.

April 3-May 4

Sarah Ruhl’s adaptation of Virginia Woolf’s Orlando has its area premiere at Stage West, 821 W. Vickery Blvd., Fort Worth. $25-$35. 817-784-9378; www.stagewest.org.

April 4-6

The Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra presents the Pops concert Radio Days: A Salute to the Troops. Bass Hall, Fort Worth. $27-$85. 817-665-6000; www.fwsymphony.org.

April 5

Cliburn Concerts presents the work of Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Jennifer Higdon. Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, 3200 Darnell St. $25. 817-212-4280; www.cliburn.org.

April 8-13

Performing Arts Fort Worth presents Stomp. Bass Hall, Fort Worth. $38.50-$99. 817-212-4280; www.basshall.com.

April 10-13

The Main St. Fort Worth Arts Festival is back, in downtown Fort Worth. Free. www.mainstreetartsfest.org.

April 10-May 4

Amphibian Stage Productions presents Brooke Berman’s Hunting and Gathering, a co-production with Theatre TCU. Amphibian Stage Productions, 120 S. Main St., Fort Worth. $15-$30. 817-923-3012; www.amphibianproductions.org.

April 11-27

Artes de la Rosa presents David Saar’s drama The Yellow Boat. Rose Marine Theater. 1440 N. Main St., Fort Worth. Tickets TBA. 817-624-8333.

April 12-13

Ballet Frontier of Texas performs Stravinsky’s The Firebird. Scott Theatre, 1300 Gendy St., Fort Worth. $20. 817-852-6887; www.balletfrontier.org.

April 15-27

Dallas Summer Musicals welcomes the tour of Evita. Music Hall at Fair Park, Dallas. $30-$85. www.dallassummermusicals.org.

April 15-27

The Lexus Broadway Series brings in the tour of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast. Winspear Opera House, 2403 Flora St., Dallas. $30-$150. 214-880-0202; www.attpac.org.

April 17

Cliburn Concerts presents pianist Jon Nakamatsu, gold medalist of the 1997 Cliburn Competition. Kimbell Art Museum’s Piano Pavilion, 3333 Camp Bowie Blvd., Fort Worth. $45. 817-212-4280; www.cliburn.org.

April 17

Symphony Arlington presents oboist Nicholas Arbolino. Arlington Music Hall, 224 N. Center. St., Arlington. $16.50-$46.50. 817-385-0484; www.symphonyarlington.org.

April 18-May 4

The Stolen Shakespeare Guild does Tennessee Williams’ Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. Sanders Theatre, 1300 Gendy St., Fort Worth. $15-$19. 866-811-4111; www.stolenshakespeareguild.org.

April 19

The Chamber Music Society of Fort Worth welcomes the Vermeer String Quartet in a special Easter-eve performance of Haydn’s The Seven Last Words of Christ. Kimbell Art Museum’s Piano Pavilion, 3333 Camp Bowie Blvd., Fort Worth. $5-$28. 817-877-3003; www.chambermusicfw.org.

April 19-May 2

The Fort Worth Opera’s annual festival opens with Georges Bizet’s The Pearl Fishers, featuring the return of one of last year’s favorite singers (and recent America’s Got Talent alum), Sean Panikkar. Bass Hall, Fort Worth. $75-$180. 817-731-0726; www.fwopera.org.

April 20-May 10

The Fort Worth Opera Festival continues with the world premiere of Daniel Crozier and Peter M. Trask’s With Blood, With Ink, about Mexican women’s rights champion Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz. With costumes by Project Runway star and celebrity designer Austin Scarlett. McDavid Studio, Fort Worth. $87. 817-731-0726; www.fwopera.org.

April 25-May 11

Casa Mañana Children’s Theatre presents Peter Pan. Casa Mañana Theatre, 3101 W. Lancaster Ave., Fort Worth. $13-$33. 817-332-2272; www.casamanana.org.

April 25-May 25

Dallas Theater Center stages Sherlock Holmes: The Final Adventure. Wyly Theatre, 2400 Flora St., Dallas. $15-$85. 214-880-0202; www.dallastheatercenter.org.

April 26-May 11

The Fort Worth Opera Festival brings Mozart’s beloved Cosi Fan Tutte to the stage at Bass Hall, Fort Worth. $75-$180. 817-731-0726; www.fwopera.org.

MAY

May 1-24

Circle Theatre does the area premiere of Sharr White’s drama The Other Place. Circle Theatre, 230 W. Fourth St., Fort Worth. $20-$35. 817-877-3040; www.circletheatre.com.

May 4-10

The final work in the Fort Worth Opera Festival is the area premiere of Kevin Puts and Mark Campbell’s World War I drama Silent Night, based on the 2005 French film Joyeux Noel. Bass Hall, Fort Worth. $85-$200. 817-731-0726; www.fwopera.org.

May 8

Symphony Arlington presents recent Van Cliburn International Piano Competition contestant Alex McDonald. Arlington Music Hall, 224 N. Center. St., Arlington. $16.50-$46.50. 817-385-0484; www.symphonyarlington.org.

May 8-9

Fort Worth Opera presents its second annual Frontiers, snippets of new operas. McDavid Studio, Fort Worth. Free, but ticket required. 877-396-7372; www.fwopera.org.

May 9-June 8

August Wilson’s Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom is at Jubilee Theatre, 506 Main St., Fort Worth. $18-$25. 817-338-4411; www.jubileetheatre.org.

May 9-June 1

Dan Goggin’s ever-popular Nunsense returns. Theatre Arlington, 305 W. Main St., Arlington. $20-$22. 817-275-7661; www.theatrearlington.org.

May 13

Cliburn Concerts presents pianist Barry Douglas, bronze medalist of the seventh Cliburn Competition. Bass Hall, Fort Worth. $20-$90. 817-212-4280; www.cliburn.org.

May 15-June 15

The area premiere of Bruce Norris’ play The Unmentionables takes place at Stage West, 821 W. Vickery Blvd., Fort Worth. $25-$35. 817-784-9378; www.stagewest.org.

May 16-18

The Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra performs Pixar in Concert, with music from Pixar films such as Toy Story and Up. Bass Hall, Fort Worth. $27-$85. 817-665-6000; www.fwsymphony.org.

May 17

The Chamber Music Society of Fort Worth presents music by Faure, Ravel and Rachmaninoff. Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, 3200 Darnell St. $5-$28. 817-877-3003; www.chambermusicfw.org.

May 21-25

Performing Arts Fort Worth presents Spank! The Fifty Shades Parody. McDavid Studio, Fort Worth. $49.50-$60.50. 817-212-4280; www.basshall.com.

May 23-25

The Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra closes its regular season with Berlioz’s Symphonie Fantastique. Bass Hall, Fort Worth. $11-$80. 817-665-6000; www.fwsymphony.org.

May 30-June 1

Texas Ballet Theater closes its season with Swan Lake, featuring the return of live music by the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra. Bass Hall, Fort Worth. $15-$178. 877-828-9200; www.texasballettheater.org.

May 31-June 8

Casa Mañana closes its season with the revue Always … Patsy Cline. Casa Mañana Theatre, 3101 W. Lancaster Ave., Fort Worth. $41-$76. 817-332-2272; www.casamanana.org.

JUNE

June 3-15

Dallas Summer Musicals presents the tour of Mamma Mia! Music Hall at Fair Park, Dallas. $20-$90. 800-745-3000; www.ticketmaster.com.

June 3-15

Performing Arts Fort Worth hosts the Tarrant County premiere of the hit musical Jersey Boys. Bass Hall, Fort Worth. $38.50-$110. 817-212-4280; www.basshall.com.

June 6

Hip Pocket Theatre’s 38th season begins. (Shows not announced as of press time.) Silver Creek Amphitheatre, 1950 Silver Creek Road, Fort Worth. 817-246-9775; www.hippocket.org.

June 10-29

Trinity Shakespeare Festival’s sixth season features The Comedy of Errors and The Tempest in rotating repertory. Texas Christian University, 2800 S. University Drive, Fort Worth. 817-257-8080; www.trinityshakes.org.

June 6-July 4

The Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra’s annual Concerts in the Garden at the Fort Worth Botanic Garden. Various prices per event. 817-665-6000; www.fwsymphony.org.

June 19-July 19

Circle Theatre does Michael Hollinger’s Hope and Gravity. Circle Theatre, 230 W. Fourth St., Fort Worth. 817-877-3040; www.circletheatre.com.

June 26-29

Ballet Concerto puts on its annual Summer Dance Concert at Trinity Park Pavilion, 2300 W. Seventh St., Fort Worth. Free lawn seating; $30 for table. 817-989-7168; www.balletconcerto.com.

June 27-Aug. 10

Dallas Theater Center does the locally produced professional premiere of Les Misérables. Wyly Theatre, 2400 Flora St., Dallas. $15-$85. 214-880-0202; www.dallastheatercenter.org.

JULY

July 4-Aug. 3

Jubilee Theatre closes the season with the musical Little Shop of Horrors. Jubilee Theatre, 506 Main St., Fort Worth. $18-$25. 817-338-4411; www.jubileetheatre.org.

July 10-Aug. 10

Stage West does Tom Stoppard’s translation of Gerald Sibleyras’ Heroes. Stage West, 821 W. Vickery Blvd., Fort Worth. $25-$32. 817-784-9378; www.stagewest.org.

July 10-Aug. 10

Amphibian has the area premiere of Nick Jones and Rachel Shukert’s The Nosemaker’s Apprentice: Chronicles of a Medieval Plastic Surgeon. Amphibian Stage Productions, 120 S. Main St., Fort Worth. $15-$30. 817-923-3012; www.amphibianproductions.org.

July 11-20

Theatre Arlington presents The Three Musketeers: All Swash and No Buckle. Theatre Arlington, 305 W. Main St., Arlington. $10. 817-275-7661; www.theatrearlington.org.

July 25-Aug. 10

Artes de la Rosa presents an encore of Dora the Explorer Live! Dora’s Pirate Adventure. Rose Marine Theater, 1440 N. Main St., Fort Worth. Tickets TBA. 817-624-8333.

AUGUST

Aug. 1-17

The Stolen Shakespeare Guild does the musical Gypsy. Sanders Theatre, 1300 Gendy St., Fort Worth. $15-$19. 866-811-4111; www.stolenshakespeareguild.org.

Aug. 8-24

Theatre Arlington closes its season with Larry Shue’s comedy The Nerd. Theatre Arlington, 305 W. Main St., Arlington. $22. 817-275-7661; www.theatrearlington.org.

Aug. 21-Sept. 28

Stage West closes its season with Christopher Durang’s Beyond Therapy. Stage West, 821 W. Vickery Blvd., Fort Worth. $25-$32. 817-784-9378; www.stagewest.org.

Aug. 23-Sept. 30

Circle Theatre returns to one of its favorite playwrights with Bruce Graham’s Stella & Lou. Circle Theatre, 230 W. Fourth St., Fort Worth. $20-$35. 817-877-3040; www.circletheatre.com.

SEPTEMBER

Sept. 2-14

Dallas Summer Musicals presents the tour of the latest Gershwin revue, Nice Work If You Can Get It. Music Hall at Fair Park, Dallas. $30-$85. 800-745-3000; www.ticketmaster.com.

Sept. 12-Oct. 5

Artes de la Rosa presents the regional premiere of Andy de la Tour’s play Viva! Rose Marine Theater, 1440 N. Main St., Fort Worth. Tickets TBA. 817-624-8333.

Sept. 16-21

Performing Arts Fort Worth welcomes the Gershwin revue Nice Work If You Can Get It after its Dallas stint. Bass Hall, Fort Worth. $38.50-$99. 817-212-4280; www.basshall.com.

OCTOBER

Oct. 23-Nov. 22

Holy Middle-earth! It’s the area premiere of Fellowship! The Musical Parody of “The Fellowship of the Ring.” Circle Theatre, 230 W. Fourth St., Fort Worth. $25-$45. 817-877-3040; www.circletheatre.com.

Oct. 30-Nov. 23

Amphibian co-founder Carman Lacivita returns to Fort Worth to star in Becky Mode’s one-actor, many-roles comedy Fully Committed. Amphibian Stage Productions, 120 S. Main St., Fort Worth. $15-$30. 817-923-3012; www.amphibianproductions.org.

DECEMBER

Dec. 12-28

Texas Ballet Theater performs its annual production of Ben Stevenson’s The Nutcracker. Bass Hall, Fort Worth. $19-$99. 877-828-9200; www.texasballettheater.org.

Visual arts

Through Jan. 12

“Jim Hodges: Give More Than You Take,” the first comprehensive survey of the work of this American artist. Dallas Museum of Art, 1717 N. Harwood St., Dallas. $12-$16. 214-922-1200; www.dma.org.

Through Feb. 16

“The Age of Picasso and Matisse: Modern Masters From the Art Institute of Chicago.” Kimbell Art Museum, 3333 Camp Bowie Blvd., Fort Worth. $14-$18. 817-332-8451; www.kimbellart.org.

Through Feb. 16

“Nasher XChange,” the 10-year, 10-location anniversary exhibit. Nasher Sculpture Center, 2100 Flora St., Dallas. $5-$10. 214-242-5100; www.nashersculpturecenter.org.

Through Feb. 16

“Hopper Drawing: A Painter’s Process,” the first museum exhibition of the drawings and creative processes of American artist Edward Hopper. Dallas Museum of Art, 1717 N. Harwood St., Dallas. $12-$16. 214-922-1200; www.dma.org.

Through April 19

“Sorolla and America,” the first major exhibition to focus on the artist’s influence in the U.S. Meadows Museum, 5900 Bishop Blvd., Dallas. $4-$10. 214-768-2516; www.meadowsmuseumdallas.org.

Through April 27

“Robert Smithson in Texas,” five projects proposed for Texas by the American conceptual artist who built site-specific installations. Dallas Museum of Art, 1717 N. Harwood St., Dallas. Free. 214-922-1200; www.dma.org.

Jan. 12-March 2

“Focus: Fred Tomaselli.” Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, 3200 Darnell St. $4-$10. 817-738-9215; www.themodern.org.

Feb. 9-May 11

“David Bates, A Retrospective Exhibition,” a collaboration between the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth and the Nasher Sculpture Center, is a first. The two institutions will share the artist’s body of work. Most of the paintings will be in Fort Worth, and the Nasher will have sculptures. The Modern, 3200 Darnell St., $4-$10, 817-738-9215, www.themodern.org; and the Nasher, 2100 Flora St., Dallas, $TBA, 214-242-5100, www.nashersculpturecenter.org.

Feb. 16-June 15

“The Erosion Series.” The devastation of the Dust Bowl prompted Alexandre Hogue’s most powerful work. Dallas Museum of Art, 1717 N. Harwood St., Dallas. Free. 214-922-1200; www.dma.org.

Feb. 16-Aug. 17

“Samurai: Armor From the Ann and Gabriel Barbier-Mueller Collection” presents shogun armor from the 12th-19th centuries. Kimbell Art Museum, 3333 Camp Bowie Blvd., Fort Worth. $14-$18. 817-332-8451; www.kimbellart.org.

Feb. 22-May 18

“Art and Appetite: American Art, Culture, and Cuisine,” the many interpretations of dining in America. Amon Carter Museum of American Art, 3501 Camp Bowie Blvd., Fort Worth. Free. 817-738-1933; www.cartermuseum.org.

March 9-May 18

“Focus: Rirkrit Tiravanija.” Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, 3200 Darnell St., Fort Worth. $4-$10. 817-738-9215; www.themodern.org.

March 30-June 29

“Nur: Light in Art and Science From the Islamic World,” 10 centuries of how light was the unifying motif in artworks and secular objects from throughout the Islamic world. Dallas Museum of Art, 1717 N. Harwood St., Dallas. $12-$16. 214-922-1200; www.dma.org.

April 12-July 13

“Sightings: Bettina Pousttchi.” Nasher Sculpture Center, 2100 Flora St., Dallas. $5-$10. 214-242-5100; www.nashersculpturecenter.org.

May 31-Aug. 17

“Mark Grotjahn.” Nasher Sculpture Center, 2100 Flora St., Dallas. $5-$10. 214-242-5100; www.nashersculpturecenter.org.

June 14-Sept. 7

“Archibald Motley: Jazz Age Modernist.” Amon Carter Museum of American Art, 3501 Camp Bowie Blvd., Fort Worth. Free. 817-738-1933; www.cartermuseum.org.

June 15-Dec. 7

“From the Village to Vogue: The Modernist Jewelry of Art Smith.” Dallas Museum of Art, 1717 N. Harwood St., Dallas. Free. 214-922-1200; www.dma.org.

June 29-Oct. 26

“Mind’s Eye: Masterworks on Paper from David to Cézanne.” Dallas Museum of Art, 1717 N. Harwood St., Dallas. Price TBA. 214-922-1200; www.dma.org.

Sept. 13-Jan. 4, 2015

“Thomas Heatherwick,” designer of objects from small-scale to master-planned communities. Nasher Sculpture Center, 2100 Flora St., Dallas. $5-$10. 214-242-5100; www.nashersculpturecenter.org.

Sept. 14-Jan. 4, 2015

“Isa Genzken: Retrospective,” one of the most important and influential female artists of the past 30 years, yet relatively unknown outside of New York. Many of the nearly 200 works will be on view for the first time. Dallas Museum of Art, 1717 N. Harwood St., Dallas. $12-$16. 214-922-1200; www.dma.org.

Oct. 2-Jan. 18, 2015

“Navigating the West: George Caleb Bingham and the River,” iconic drawings and paintings of America’s riverways. Amon Carter Museum of American Art, 3501 Camp Bowie Blvd., Fort Worth. Free. 817-738-1933; www.cartermuseum.org.

Oct. 19-Jan. 25, 2015

“Faces of Impressionism: Portraits From the Musée d’Orsay,” 70 masterworks that explore the development of portraiture in French painting from the late 1850s to the early 20th century. Kimbell Art Museum, 3333 Camp Bowie Blvd., Fort Worth. $14-$18. 817-332-8451; www.kimbellart.org.

Oct. 25-Jan. 18

“Sightings: Pierre Huyghe.” Nasher Sculpture Center, 2100 Flora St., Dallas. $5-$10. 214-242-5100; www.nashersculpturecenter.org.

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