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Review: Fort Worth Opera’s ‘Hamlet’ at Bass Hall

Fort Worth Opera Hamlet


Shakespeare aficionados may find composer Ambroise Thomas’ take on Hamlet infuriating, but the Fort Worth Opera’s lively production may go some way toward softening their wrath. Read more

Theater review: ‘Newsies’



For anyone interested in putting together a by-the-numbers, formulaic musical, then the team behind Newsies is the one from whom you should seek counsel. Read more

Fort Worth Opera’s ‘Hamlet’ not your high school version


Fort Worth Opera

Spoiler alert: People die in Shakespeare’s Hamlet. A lot of them — including the Danish prince of the title, his wife, Ophelia, and various enemies and friends. Read more

Critics’ picks: ‘Selma’ comes out on DVD this Tuesday

1 Selma: With everything that’s going on in the news these days, the lessons from Martin Luther King Jr.’s Selma march are more vital than ever. This important moment ... Read more

In the galleries: Betsy Price high school art competition at Shipping & Receiving Warehouse


Courtesy Fort Works Art

The first Betsy Price Citywide High School Art competition will name a winner at 4 p.m. Sunday. From high schools around Fort Worth came 243 entries. The 33 finalists were chosen by jurors Andrea Karnes, curator at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, and Benito Huerta, director/curator of the Ga... Read more

‘Newsies’ rises from Razzies to razzle-dazzle



Most of the time, a flop stays flopped. But on rare occasions, it gets a second or third chance to emerge from the dustbins of history. Read more

Dirty dozen entertainment guide: May 1-7, 2015

Mayfest 7


The season of festivals continues with Mayfest in Fort Worth and Cinco de Mayo in Denton. Plus, there’s the Kentucky Derby, the NFL Draft Party and something rotten in Denmark. Read more

5 reasons to see ‘Newsies’ in Dallas



The hit Broadway musical Newsies is coming to the Winspear Opera House this week. If you’re wondering whether it&... Read more

Review: Gruesome ‘Dog Days’ an ear-splitting, profanity-laced opera

Dog Days dress rehearsal


If you’d like a powerful shot of Grand Guignol in your evening’s entertainment, the Read more

Review: After stormy start, ‘La Traviata’ opens Fort Worth Opera Festival at Bass Hall

La Traviata Review

Fort Worth Star-Telegram

Verdi’s popular opera repeats during the festival on May 3 and 9. Read more

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