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Theatre Arlington’s breathless take on Shakespeare


Eric Younkin Jr

Think of it as the theatrical equivalent of binge watching. Read more

‘Curious Incident’ unlike most plays audiences have seen staged


Joan Marcus

It’s tough to capture emotion and the process of a character’s mind, not only in how the role is written and others respond to him or her, but also in every aspect of the production, from design to how the ensemble moves. It’s been done in avant-garde theater (Belgian direct... Read more

Orchestra, guest conductor present exceptional program

If the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra can maintain the pace set by Friday night’s concert in Bass Hall, this is going to be a very good year. An impressive young guest conductor led the orchestra through a program of exceptional quality and often mesmerizing effect. Read more

Dennis Miller doesn’t dish out too much crow at Bass Hall


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You couldn’t have blamed Dennis Miller if he had gloated. Read more

Circle Theatre’s 36th season carries on late founder’s vision


Star-Telegram archives

Circle Theatre has announced the slate of plays comprising its 2017 season, the 36th for the downtown Fort Worth theater company, which is still recovering from the death of its beloved fou... Read more

‘Curious Incident’ proves demanding for cast


©2016 Joan Marcus

You can count on one hand the number of plays that, in the past 10 years, have embarked on large national tours at the country’s performance halls with upward of 2,000 seats — the places where Broadway subscription series are reserved for spectacle-laden musicals. Read more

Borromeo Quartet gives impressive, wide-ranging chamber music concert


Borromeo String Quartet

Once again, the Chamber Music Society of Fort Worth sold out the auditorium in the Modern Art Museum. In an era of lamentation over the proliferation of empty seats at classic... Read more

In second post-strike concert, FWSO packs ‘Zelda’ fans into Bass Hall

FWSO plays Zelda at Bass Hall 3

Special to the Star-Telegram

Apparently, the best way to get 20-somethings to attend a symphony concert is to hit them where they live: video games. Read more

Cliburn begins its amazing race around the world toward 2017 competition

Jayson Gillham warming up while classicfm records for a segment

The Cliburn

Editor’s note: Cliburn CEO Jacques Marquis is blogging for Star-Telegram readers exclusive news and notes from the 2017 competition screening auditions, which started in London and will conclude in Fort Worth next month. Read more

Top 10 things to do: Jan. 6-12, 2017


©2016 Joan Marcus

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

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