IMAGE ABOVE: TITAS presents Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo, April 4-5 at Dallas City Performance Hall.  Photo by Sascha Vaughn.


Austin Area

 

Salvage Vanguard Theater presents From The Pig Pile: The Requisite Gesture of Narrow Approach by Sibyl Kempson, in association the Rude Mechs, NPN and Fusebox. April 17-19.


The Blanton Museum presents Perception Unfolds: Looking at Deborah Hay’s Dance, avideo installation. Through May 18, and SoundSpace: Downtown NYC 1960, April 27.


Austin Chamber Music presents Chopinesque. April 12, First Unitarian Church.


Austin Symphony presents Gil Shaham, April 4-5, and the 4th Annual Sarah & Ernest Butler Texas Young Composers Concert, April 10, Dell Hall.


Austin Shakespeare presents Free Shakespeare in the Park: As You Like It. April 30-May 25, The Sheffield Hillside Theater at Zilker Park.


Fusebox Festival presents The Love Song of R. Buckminster Fuller with Sam Green + Yo La Tengo on April 17.  Photo courtesy of the artist.

Fusebox Festival presents The Love Song of R. Buckminster Fuller with Sam Green + Yo La Tengo on April 17. Photo courtesy of the artist.

Fusebox Festival presents 11 days of performances and events. April 16-27.


The Vortex presents For Fear the Glass May Shatter, as part of the Fusebox Festival, April 4-21.


Austin Playhouse presents Roaringby Cyndi Williams. April 4-May 4.


Bobby McFerrin.  Photo by Carol Friedman.

Bobby McFerrin. Photo by Carol Friedman.

Texas Performing Arts presents Katia and Marielle Labèque, April 4; Cyro Baptista Banquet of the Spirits, April 9; In the Heights, April 9-19; MotionHouse, April 11; Joshua Redman with the UT Jazz Orchestra, April 12; George Lopez, April 12; Rob Thomas, April 15; Mozart Requiem Undead, April 16; Aziz Ansari, April 18 -19; and Bobby McFerrin, April 24.


ZACH Theatre presents The Gospel at Colonus. April 2-27.


Texas State Department of Theatre and Dance presents Anything Goes. April 8-15, Patti Strickel Harrison Theatre.


Houston Area

 

MFAH Films presents Arab Worlds, responding to the Contemporary Arab Projects focus of the FotoFest 2014 Biennial, April 5-26.


Houston Symphony presents Tchaikovsky’s Romeo and Juliet, April 10-13; Bronfman Plays Beethoven 4, April 17-19; Discovery Green Concert, April 22; Salute to Educators, April 24; Chris Botti, April 25-27. Jones Hall.


University of Houston Cynthia Woods Mitchell Center for the Arts presents CounterCurrent 2014, a five-day festival of bold new interdisciplinary projects. April 9-13.


Aurora Picture Show presents This World Made Itself and Myth and Infrastructure by Miwa Matrayek, co-presented by the University of Houston Cynthia Woods Mitchell Center for the Arts for CounterCurrent 2014 and Aurora Picture Show for Media Archaeology. April 9.


Uptown Dance Company presents Spring Fusion Dance Festival. April 4-5, Uptown Dance Centre.


FrenetiCore presents WIRED Dance + Technology. Through April 5, Frenetic Theatre.


Houston City Dance presents Mixed Bag. April 5, City Dance Studio.


Dance Houston presents Discover Dance. April 6, Discovery Green.


DiverseWorks, in conjunction with CounterCurrent, presents Wu Tsang Moved by Motion in performance featuring boychild, April 12.


SPA presents Cloud Gate Dance theatre of Taiwan.  Photo by Yu Hui-Hung.

SPA presents Cloud Gate Dance theatre of Taiwan. Photo by Yu Hui-Hung.

Society for the Performing Arts presents Cloud Gate Theatre of Taiwan, April 5, and Lise De La Salle, April 25.


Inprint Houston presents Anne Carson. April 28, Hobby Center.


Dominic Walsh Dance Theater and the Asia Society Texas Center present Malta Kano, TX, a new dance film with live performance.  April 25.


The River Oaks Chamber Orchestra presents ROCO Celebrates France, April 5-6; Music Under the Stars at Colonial Park Family Day, April 25; French Salon, April 27.


Chamber Music Houston presents The Emerson Quartet. April 30, Stude Concert Hall, Rice University.


Houston Grand Opera presents Das Rheingold. April 11-26, and Carmen, April 25-May 10, Wortham Center.


The University of Houston’s Moores Opera Center presents Cold Sassy Tree. April 4-7, UH’s Moores Opera House.


Lone Star Lyric presents Americans in Paris, Art of the Chanteuse Deux,April 25 & 27, Ovation Night Club.


Opera in the Heights presents Lucia di Lammermoor. Through April 5, Lambert Hall.


Da Camera presents Wayne Shorter Quartet, April 4, Wortham Theater Center, and Young Trailblazers/Late Style: Loadbang, April 8, The Menil Collection.


Misha Penton & Divergence Vocal Theater present ravens & radishes,a new operatic song cycle, George Heathco: music, Misha Penton: concept, lyrics, artistic direction. April 27, 4411 Montrose.


The Glassell School of Art presents Adding a Beat: the Hirsch Library Project with site specific performance and sound work. April 4 & 11, MFAH.


Stages Repertory Theatre presents Gidion’s Knot,through April 6, and The Whipping Man, April 30-May 25.


TUTS Underground presents Murder Ballad.  April 17-27, Hobby Center.


Classical Theatre presents The Importance of Being Earnest. April 9-27, The Barn.


Main Street Theater presents Time Stands Still by Donald Margulies. Through April 19, Rice Village.


University of Houston Department of Theatre & Dance presents The Philadelphia Story. April 18-27.


Theatre LaB presents Husband Fixin 101, April 2-6, and Prodigal Dad, written and performed by Steven Fales, April 11-12, Obsidian Art Space.


Alley Theatre presents Communicating Doors, a science fiction comedy by Alan Ayckbourn. April 9-27.


Ensemble Theatre presents By the Way Meet Vera Stark. Through April 13.


Texas Rep presents Boeing Boeing. Through April 13.


Houston Ballet presents Ben Stevenson Academy Spring Showcase. April 25- 26, Wortham Center.


Hope Stone Dance Company presents I was told there would be Cake.Houston Ballet’s Center for Dance, April 10-12.


The Houston Metropolitan Dance Company presents #womenfordance. April 11-12, Wortham Center.


North Texas

Fine Arts Chamber Players presents a Free Bancroft Family Concert featuring the Verlaine Trio. April 26, Dallas Museum of Art’s Horchow Auditorium.


UNT presents presents Gianni Schicchiand Pagliacci, April 4-6;Wind Symphony with Terri Sundberg, April 10; UNT Jazz Singers with Janis Siegel, April 11-12; UNT Symphony Orchestra and Grand Chorus with Linda DiFiore and Carol Wilson, April 23.


WingSpan Theater presents a staged reading of Ropes and Stone, by emerging Dallas playwright Arnold Shelby. April 11-12, The Bath House Cultural Center.


Lexus Broadway presents Beauty and the Beast on April 15-27 at AT&T Performing Arts Center.  Photo by Amy Boyle.

Lexus Broadway presents Beauty and the Beast on April 15-27 at AT&T Performing Arts Center. Photo by Amy Boyle.

Lexus Broadway Series Presents Beauty and the Beast, April 15-27, Winspear Opera House.


Dallas Black Dance Theatre presents Spring Festival, April 9-10, City Performance Hall.


Beckles Dancing Company presents Fragrances 19, April 4-5, South Dallas  Cultural Center.


The Dance Council presents Dance Planet. April 12-13, Sammons Center for the Arts.


Dallas Opera presents The Barber of Seville. Through April 13, Winspear Opera House.


TITAS presents Motionhouse April 12-13 at Dallas City Performance Hall.  Photo by Chris Nash.

TITAS presents Motionhouse April 12-13 at Dallas City Performance Hall. Photo by Chris Nash.

TITAS presents Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo, April 4-5, and Motionhouse, April 12-13, Dallas City Performance Hall.


Dallas Symphony Orchestra presents Royal Fireworks Music, April 3-6, and Cirque de la Symphonie, April 11-12,  Meyerson Symphony Center.


Sammons Cabaret presents Sheran Goodspeed Keyton. April 16.


Turtle Creek Chorale and Uptown players present a concert version of Sweeney Todd, April 24-26, Dallas City Performance Hall, Sammons Center for the Arts.


Uptown Players presents Pageant, by Albert Evans, Bill Russell, Frank Kelly, and Robert Longbottom. Through April 13.


Dallas Children’s Theater presents Charlotte’s Web. April 25-June 1, Rosewood Center for Family Arts.


Dallas Summer Musicals presents Evita. April 15-27.


Casa Mañana presents How I Became a Pirate, through April 6, and Peter Pan, April 25-May 11.


The Ochre House Theater presents The Passing Show, an original comedy by Matthew Posey. April 5-26.


Second Thought Theatre presents Nocturne, Adam Rapp’s gripping dissection of the American dream, April 2-27.


Theatre3 presents the Southwesters premiere of Seminar, a new comedy by Theresa Rebeck. April 24-May18.


Kitchen Dog Theatre presents Gidion’s Knot. Through April 26.


Lexus Broadway Series presents Beauty and the Beast.April 15-27, Winspear Opera House.


ATT&T Performing Arts Center presents Ben Folds with The Dallas Pops, April 10, and Khatia Buniatishvili, April 8.


Amphibian Productions in association with Theatre TCU presents Hunting and Gatheringby Brooke Berman. April 10-May 4.


Dallas Theater Center presents The Fortress of Solitude, through April 6,  Sherlock Holmes, April 25-May 25.


Contemporary Theatre Dallas presents The Diviners. April 4-27.


Jubilee Theatre presents Ain’t Misbehavin’. Through April 20.


Stage West presents Orlando, Sarah Ruhl’s adaptation of the Virginia Woolf novel. April 3-May 4.


Fort Worth Performing Arts presents Stomp. April 8-13.


Fort Worth Opera presents The Fort Worth Opera Festival. April 19-27.


Stolen Shakespeare Festival presents Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. April 13-27.


Fort Worth Symphony presents Gala: Yo-Yo Ma, April 3, and Radio Days: Salute to the Troops, April 4-6, Bass Hall.


TeCo Theatrical Productions presents As You Like It.April 18-20, Bishop Arts Theater Center.


Eisemann Center for the Performing Arts presents They Call Me Mr. Fry, April 4-6, and Keyboard Conversations Mistresses and Masterpieces

with pianist Jeffrey Siegel, April 28.


Avant Chamber Ballet presents Alice in Wonderland. April 11-13, Bank of America Theatre, Eisemann Center.


Momentum Dance Company presents Selections for Spring. April 11-12, Irving Arts Center.


San Antonio

San Antonio Symphony presents Swan Lake, April 11-12; Peter and the Wolf, April 13 & 18; Fiesta Pops, April 19, Majestic Theater.


The Overtime Theatre presents Blue Story by Kristin Newbom. Through April 12.


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 opera, through May 25; and Constructing the Stage: Artists from the Theatre Collection, through June 1.


Playhouse San Antonio presents Clybourne Park. Through April 6.


ARTS SA presents the Brentano String Quartet on April 6.  Photo by Peter Schaaf.

ARTS SA presents the Brentano String Quartet on April 6. Photo by Peter Schaaf.

San Antonio Chamber Music presents the Brentano String Quartet. April 6, Temple Beth-El.


Trinity University Theater presents The Skin of Our Teeth. April 11-13 & 23-26.


The Carver Center SFJAZZ Collective. April 5, Jo Long Theatre.


ARTS San Antonio presents Motionhouse, April 9, Jo Long Theatre, Carver Cultural Center, and Grand Concert by the Gold medalist and winners of the 2013 Van Cliburn international Piano Competition, April 17, Lila Cockrell Theatre.


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