IMAGE ABOVE: Deborah Hay’s A Continuity of Discontinuity 2013 plan, performed by Jeanine Durning, Ros Warby and Juliette Map and filmed by Anna Berger.  Screenshot courtesy of Eric Gould Bear and Rachel Strickland. 


Austin Area

Butler School of Music at the University of Texas at Austin presents the 10-day Menuhin Competition, featuring 42 competitors from around the world. Feb 21-March 2.


Ballet Austin presents The Glass Project, featuring three works by Stephen Mills set to Philip Glass’ music. Feb. 14–16, The Long Center.


The Blanton Museum presents Perception Unfolds: Looking at Deborah Hay’s Dance, avideo installation combining Hay’s choreography with new software technologies created to study and inform movement and dance. Feb. 23–May 18.


Austin Chamber Music presents Ciao Italia, featuring the Italian pianist, Maurizio Moretti in his Texas debut. Feb. 28.


Austin Symphony presents Jonathan Biss playing Schumann’s Piano Concerto in A Minor, Feb. 7-8; and Here to Stay—The Gershwin Experience, Feb. 22. Dell Hall.


Austin Lyric Opera presents Tosca, one of Puccini’s most beloved operas. Through Feb. 2, The Long Center.


The Crapstall Street Boys:  A Trouble Puppet  Show.  Photo by Chris Owen.

The Crapstall Street Boys: A Trouble Puppet
Show. Photo by Chris Owen.

Trouble Puppet Theater Company presents The Crapstall Street Boys, Feb. 20–March 15, Salvage Vanguard.


Austin Shakespeare present’s Shakespeare’s Othello, the Moor of Venice. Feb. 13–March 2, The Long Center.


Hidden Room Theatre presents der Bestrafte Brudermord, or Hamlet Prince of Denmark in a new English translation by Christine Schmidle. Through Feb. 2, York Rite Masonic Hall.


Mary Moody Northern Theatre at St. Edward’s University presents Tartuffe, Molière’s classic satire. Feb. 13–23.


UT Department of Theatre and Dance presents Dead Man’s Cell Phone. Feb. 14–23, Oscar G. Brockett Theatre; and UT New Theater presents new works by emerging playwrights. Feb. 27–March 9. Lab Theatre.


The Vortex presents Tim Miller, Feb. 2–9; and Revolt, Feb. 20–March 1, Vortex & Xenogia Spoken Word Collective.


Austin Playhouse presents The Liar, David Ives’ adaptation of  Pierre Corneille’s 1643 comedy. Feb. 7-March 9.


The Strange Undoing of Prudence Hart  performed by the National Theatre of  Scotland.  Photo by Drew Farrell.

The Strange Undoing of Prudence Hart
performed by the National Theatre of
Scotland. Photo by Drew Farrell.

Texas Performing Arts presents The National Theatre of Scotland in The Strange Undoing of Prudencia Hart, an evening of anarchic theater & live music, Feb. 11–15; and Wicked, Feb. 19–March 9, Bass Concert Hall.


Capital T presents Gidion’s Knot. Through Feb. 9, Salvage Vanguard.


Zach Theatre presents In the Next Room or The Vibrator Play, Sarah Ruhl’s investigation of marriage, intimacy and Victorian notions of female “hysteria,” though Feb. 23, Topfer Theatre; and Adam and Anthony Live, Adam Pascal and Anthony Rapp (Broadway cast of RENT) perform their fresh take on classic Broadway shows, Feb. 18.


Texas State Department of Theatre and Dance presents Somebody Called, written and directed by artist-in-residence Eugene Lee. Feb. 18-23, University Mainstage.


Houston Area

Diverseworks and Nameless Sounds present Anthology, Meditations: A Marathon Performance of Scores by Pauline Oliveros. Feb. 15.


The Brandon, {exurb}, and Eric Todd present CRASIS: a collision of music, art, and technology, Feb. 22, The Bandon.


Lone Star Explosion presents the Second International Performance Art Biennale. Feb. 19-22.


Society for the Performing Arts presents The Peking Acrobats, with trick-cycling, precision tumbling, somersaulting and gymnastics. Feb. 7, Jones Hall.


Sam Houston State University presents  Much Ado About Nothing by William Shakespeare. Feb. 19–22, Erica Starr Theatre.


Public Poetry presents Sasha West and Jason Schneiderman. Feb. 7, The Menil.


Inprint presents Elizabeth Strout reading from The Burgess Boys. Feb. 24, Wortham Center.


Antena @ Blaffer presents a weekend long exploration of language justice and language experimentation. Feb. 13–16, Blaffer Art Museum.


Ars Lyrica Houston presents Alessandro Scarlatti’s La Sposa dei Cantici, the modern world premiere of a 1703 oratorio. Feb. 8, Hobby Center.


Houston Arts Alliance’s Folklife + Traditional Arts Program in Partnership with Asia Society Texas Center present Voices of the Spirit IV, a concert celebrating devotional music from Houston’s diverse faith communities. Feb. 8–9, Asia Society Texas Center.


Houston Symphony presents Emanuel Ax Plays Bach, Feb. 13-16, Music of the Mad Men Era, Feb. 21-23, and Rachmaninoff’s Rhapsody, Feb. 28–March 2, Jones Hall.


River Oaks Chamber Orchestra.  Photo by Jeff  Grass.

River Oaks Chamber Orchestra. Photo by Jeff Grass.

The River Oaks Chamber Orchestra presents ROCO Celebrates Austria-Conductorless with violin soloist and guest concertmaster Andrés Cárdenes, Feb. 22 at Church of St. John the Divine and Feb. 23 at Sugar Land Auditorium. ROCO Chamber Series presents 2 → 4 → 6, Feb. 16 at Gremillion &Co. Fine Art Annex.


The HCC Chamber Music series presents The Gothic and the Sublime with Yan Tong, Christopher French and Sherry Cheng. Feb. 24, HCC Southwest Stafford Fine Arts Center.


Houston Grand Opera presents The Passenger, through Feb. 2, Rigoletto through Feb. 9 at Wortham Center, and Bound, an opera that explores themes from Houston’s Vietnamese community, Feb. 8–16, Asia Society Texas Center.


 

Kelli Estes of Lone Star Lyric.  Photo by  Charles Luke.

Kelli Estes of Lone Star Lyric. Photo by
Charles Luke.

Lone Star Lyric Cabaret presents Fat Tuesday Feast Way Down Yonder in New Orleans. Feb. 21 & 23, Ovation Night Club.


Musiqa presents Outside the Lines with works by Elliott Carter, Paul Chihara, Yann Jaffrenou and Fred Lerdahl. Feb. 27, CAMH.


Opera in the Heights presents Don Giovanni,Mozart’s timeless tale of history’s greatest womanizer. Through Feb. 9, Lambert Hall.


Da Camera presents The Cookers, Feb. 7, Wortham Center, Brentano String Quartet with Vijay Iyer, Feb. 15, Hobby Center; and cellist  Simone Dinnerstein, Feb. 25, The Menil Collection.


Houston Chamber Choir presents Todos Unidos – Todos Cantamos:  Music of The Americas. Feb. 8, South Main Baptist Church, and Feb. 9, St. Thomas Episcopal Church.


Houston Friends of Chamber Music presents Kremerata Baltica with Gidon Kremer, Feb. 4, and Fauré Quartet, Feb. 25, Stude Concert Hall.


Stages Repertory Theatre presents Sexy Laundry, Michele Rimi’s story of a couple’s attempt to rejuvenate their 25-year marriage with Sex for Dummies. Feb. 5–March 16; and Failure: A Love Story, through Feb. 16.


Main Street Theater presents Into The Woods, through Feb. 16, Rice Village.


Classical Theatre presents Dr. Faustus, through Feb. 16, The Barn.


University of Houston Department of Theatre & Dance presents Our Country’s Good, Timberlake Wertenbaker’s saga of an Australian penal camp. Feb. 21–March 1, Quintero Lab.


Catastrophic Theatre presents Clean/Through, Miki Johnson’s newest play. Feb. 7–March 1.


Black Lab Theatre presents 4000 Miles, Amy Herzog’s tale of a twenty- something man and his 91-year-old Jewish leftist grandmother. Feb. 27–March 16, Frenetic Theater.


Alley Theatre presents The Fool, Theresa Rebeck’s new comedy, Feb. 26March 17, and Freud’s Last Session, though Feb. 23.


Ensemble Theatre presents The Meeting, Jeff Stetson’s play depicting the supposed meeting of Malcolm X and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Through Feb. 23.


Stark Naked Theatre presents Faith Healer,Brian Friel’s riveting play told in  monologues, through Feb. 8; and The Good Thief, Conor McPherson’s one-man show, through Feb. 15, Studio 101.


Unity Theatre presents Almost Maine, John Cariani’s dreamy playFeb. 13–March 2.


The MFAH presents CORE Performance Company in Beauty as Braque: Volume*Line*Mass*Weight*, Sue Schroeder’s response to George Braque: A Retrospective at the MFAH, Feb. 27.


Dance Houston presents the 12th Annual Dance Festival. Feb. 8, Wortham Center


Houston Ballet presents Aladdin, the American premiere of  David Bintley’s magical tale of love, trickery and triumph. Feb. 20–March 2, Wortham Center; and Houston Ballet:Breaking Boundaries, John Carrithers’ new documentary, Feb. 10, Center for Dance.


The Evelyn Rubenstein Jewish Community Center of Houston presents Carolyn Dorfman Dance Company as part of Dance Month. Feb. 8–9, Kaplan Theatre.


Hope Stone Dance presents Jane Weiner’s Say Please and Thank You, inspired by the1970s PBS educational show The Electric Company. Feb. 28, Hobby Center.


Suchu Dance presents Nothing, Jennifer Wood’s inaugural work in her new space. Feb. 6–22, 3480 Ella.


Aurora Picture Show presents BYDESIGN Houston, curated by Peter Lucas, Feb. 7–18, MFAH and Aurora Picture Show; and Raiders of the Lost Ark: The Adaptation, Feb. 28, co-presented with MFAH with filmmaker Chris Strompolos in attendance at MFAH, Feb. 28.


North Texas

Texas Ballet Theater presents EPIC Masterpieces, Serenade & Gloria. Feb. 28–March 2, Bass Performance Hall.


Dallas Black Dance Theatre presents the Cultural Awareness series. Feb. 7–9, Wyly Theatre.


Danielle Georgiou Dance Group presents Dirty Filthy Diamonds. Feb. 19–March 8, Margo Jones Theatre.


UNT presents a Faculty Dance Concert with Southern Methodist University faculty Shelley Cushman, Teresa Cooper, Sue Collins and Mary Lynn Babcock and guest artist Danny Buraczeski . Feb. 6–9, University Theater.


UNT's One O'Clock Band.  Photo by Michael Clements.

UNT’s One O’Clock Band. Photo by Michael Clements.

UNT presents Billy Harper and The Cookers with One O’ Clock Lab Band on Feb. 6, Ryan Truesdell and the One O’Clock Lab Band on Feb. 25.


Dallas Museum of Art presents the Bancroft Family Concerts in partnership with Fine Arts Chamber Players in Tchaikovsky and Mozart, featuring the Strings of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra. Feb. 22, Horchow Auditorium.


Dallas Opera presents Death and the Powers, Tod Machover’s Pulitzer-nominated “robot opera.”  Feb. 12–16 ,Winspear Opera House.


TITAS presents an evening of Chamber Music with Philip Glass and Tim Fain. Feb. 24, Winspear Opera House.


Dallas Symphony Orchestra presents Bernadette Peters in a celebration of American song and Broadway showstoppers, Feb. 6–9; and Verdi’s Requiem Feb. 20–23, Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center.


Teatro Dallas presents the 16th International Theater Festival, a collaboration with South Dallas Cultural Center. Feb. 14–16.


Uptown Players presents Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, Christopher Durang’s 2013 Tony Award-winning play. Feb. 14–March 9.


Dallas Children’s Theater presents Little Women, based on the book by Louisa May Alcott. Feb. 14–23, Rosewood Center for Family Arts.


Texas Christian University presents Holiday Holiday by Philip Barry. Feb. 25–March 2, Buschman Theatre.


UTA Department of Theatre presents The Magic Flute. Feb. 21–March 2, Mainstage Theatre.


SMU Meadows School of the Arts presents Richard III, directed by Michael Connolly, Associate Professor of Theatre. Feb. 26–March 2, Greer Garson Theatre.


Jessica Grove in Disney's The Little Mermaid, Paper Mill Playhouse, 2013.  Photo by Billy Bustamante, courtesy of Paper Mill Playhouse.

Jessica Grove in Disney’s The Little Mermaid, Paper Mill Playhouse, 2013. Photo by Billy Bustamante, courtesy of Paper Mill Playhouse.

Dallas Summer Musicals presents Disney’s The Little Mermaid, Feb. 18–March 2; and Ghost— The Musical, through Feb. 9, Music Hall at Fair Park.


Second Thought Theatre presents Cock, Mike Bartlett’s play about a gay man who falls in love with a woman. Through Feb. 22.


Theatre3 presents On the Eve, a world premiere musical by Seth Magill and Michael Federico, through Feb. 9; and I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change, the hit musical revue, though Feb. 16.


Kitchen Dog Theatre presents The Motherf**ker With the Hat, Stephen Adly Guirgis’ gleefully foul-mouthed look at modern love and other addictions. Feb. 14-March 15.


Lexus Broadway Series presents Godspell, Feb  18-March 2 at AT&T Performing Arts Center.   Photo courtesy of AT&T Performing Arts  Center.

Lexus Broadway Series presents Godspell, Feb 18-March 2 at AT&T Performing Arts Center. Photo courtesy of AT&T Performing Arts Center.

Lexus Broadway Series presents Godspell, the beloved musical by Stephen Schwartz, Feb. 18–March 3, Winspear Opera House.


The Complete Works of Shakespeare presents Troilus and Cressida, the Bard’s chronicle of the Trojan War. Feb. 1–2, Hamon Hall.


Amphibian Productions presents Bank Job, John Kolvenbach’s quirky comedy about the holes we dig ourselves into and the people we trust to help us out. Feb. 6–March 2.


Dallas Theater Center presents Oedipus el Rey. Through March 2.


Contemporary Theatre Dallas presents Working—the Musical, a musical exploration of 26 people from all walks of life. Through Feb. 23.


Jubilee Theatre presents The Mountaintop, Katori Hall’s re-imagining of MLK’s last night. Through March 2.


Circle Theatre presents Venus in Fur, David Ives’ erotic power play. Feb. 1–March 8.


Casa Mañana presents Pinkalicious—the Musical, with book by Elizabeth Kann and Victoria Kann, music by John Gregor. Feb. 7–23.


Stage West presents Starbright & Vine, Richard J. Allen’s biting new comedy. Feb. 27–March 23.


Katie Postonik and Steven Grant Douglas in Ghost the Musical, Feb 11-16 at Bass Hall in Fort Worth.  Photo by Joan Marcus.

Katie Postonik and Steven Grant Douglas in Ghost the Musical, Feb 11-16 at Bass Hall in Fort Worth. Photo by Joan Marcus.

Fort Worth Performing Arts presents Ghost—the Musical, the iconic love story of Sam and Molly. Bass Hall, Feb. 11–16.


Stolen Shakespeare Festival presents As You Like It and All’s Well That Ends Well, Feb. 14–March 2, Hardy and Betty Sanders Theatre.


Fort Worth Symphony presents Chris Mann. Feb. 7–9.


Chamber Music Society of Fort Worth presents The Diaz Trio and Gabriela Martinez. Feb. 8, Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth.


TeCo Theatrical Productions presents the 12th Annual New Play Competition. Feb. 20–March 2, Bishop Arts Theater Center.


Watertower Theatre presents The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, Laura Eason’s adaptation of the novel by Mark Twain. Through Feb. 16,  Addison Theatre Centre.


Eisemann Center for the Performing Arts presents A Mighty Fortress Is Our BasementJim Stowell and Jessica Zuehlke, Feb. 13–16; and The Fantasticks, Feb. 20–23.


Irving Arts Center presents Dance Theatre of Harlem: 40 Years of Firsts, an exhibit of  costumes, photos, videos and memorabilia. Through March 16.


Orchestra of New Spain presents Flamenco Preview, a collaboration with the Museum’s exhibitSorolla and America, Feb. 8, Meadowsmmuseum, and The Rise of Flamenco: Lorca, Falla, Sorollo, Andalusia 1920-39, Feb. 14 & 15, City Performance Hall.


San Antonio

San Antonio Symphony presents Dvorak’s New World Symphony, Feb. 7– 8, Majestic Theatre; A Broadway Valentine, Feb. 14–15, Laurie Auditorium; and Plante Conducts Baroque, Feb. 16, San Fernando Cathedral.


Robert Indiana, Costume for Lillian Russell in The Mother of Us All, 1976.  Felt wih wire and parasol armature.  Collection of the McNay Museum, Gift of the Tobin Endowment.  Copyright 2014.  Morgan Art Foundation, Artists Rights Society (ARS) New York.

Robert Indiana, Costume for Lillian Russell in The Mother of Us All, 1976. Felt wih wire and parasol armature. Collection of the McNay Museum, Gift of the Tobin Endowment. Copyright 2014. Morgan Art Foundation, Artists Rights Society (ARS) New York.

McNay Art Museum presents Robert Indiana: The Mother of Us All, a selection of Indiana’s cut paper scene design and costumes from Gertrude Stein and Virgil Thomson’s eponymous opera, Feb. 5–May 25; and Constructing the Stage: Artists from the Theatre Collection, through June 1.


Classic Theatre of San Antonio presents Death of a Salesman. Feb. 8–23.


Attic Rep presents the San Souci Festival of Dance Cinema. Feb. 22–24, Riverside Park at Pearl.


Overtime Theater presents Portmanteaux, Deborah Yarchun’s madcap adventure of two oddball twenty-somethings. Through Feb. 22, The Gregg Barrios Theater.


University of the Incarnate Word presents Dead Man’s Cell Phone. Feb. 21–March 1.


Playhouse San Antonio presents Venus in Fur, though Feb. 9, and Company, Feb. 7-March 2.


The Carver Center presents Rennie Harris Rhaw, Harris’ youth organization and second company. Feb. 21, Jo Long Theatre.


Trinity University Department of Theatre presents Crimes of the Heart, Beth Henley’s Pulitzer-prize winning play. Feb. 14-22.


The Vex presents When You Comin’ Back, Red Ryder?, Mark Medoff’s psychological thriller. Feb. 6–March 2.


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