“You’ve just got to keep moving,” says Theatre Under The Stars artistic director, Dan Knechtges, when I asked him what lessons he’s learned about programming the company through several years of theater under crisis.
Now as spring blooms, we find Austin’s Fusebox, the state’s largest multidisciplinary arts festival, carrying the trend into 2023 with five days (April 12-16) filled with its usual innovative and experimental work, but also a particularly playful and fun lineup.
A longed-for royal baby, a series of blessings and curses from a good-to-evil spectrum of fairies, a bit of a prick, a bead of blood then a century of sleep until a spell-breaking kiss brings the great awakening, happily ever after.
In summer 2022, a little-musical-that-could defied the odds in Dallas. Produced as an independent entity, Cabaret at Arts Mission Oak Cliff had no established theater company backing it, no built-in subscriber base, and no big names attached.
For all the glories of Carmen, La Boheme, Aida and the like, opera companies sometimes want to tackle a work that’s out-of-the-ordinary: Call it a statement opera. The urge came upon The Dallas Opera before the pandemic.
Don’t worry, Uptown Players is still in Uptown—at least part of the time.
It was a revelatory night at the Houston Grand Opera for the opening of Dame Ethel Smyth’s The Wreckers.
City Council Meeting was developed by Aaron Landsman amd Mallory Catlett, with design by Jim Findlay, and developed (in part) during a residency at the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Center for the Arts.