The Dallas Morning News

CLASSICAL MUSIC

- Compiled by Audrey Eads

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BACH: ST. JOHN PASSION The Dallas Bach Orchestra and Chorus and noted soloists perform Bach’s St. John Passion in full score. Bach’s most dramatic setting of the Passion story approaches opera in its emotional and dramatic intensity.

■ April 13 at 7:30 p.m. at Zion Lutheran Church, 6121 E. Lovers Lane, Dallas. $30$50. ticketdfw.com. 1812 OVERTURE AND BRONFMAN PLAYS LISZT The Dallas Symphony Chorus joins the Dallas Symphony Orchestra for The

Bells, Rachmanino­ff’s stormy choral symphony, and pianist Yefim Bronfman performs Liszt’s Piano Concerto No. 2. The performanc­e is part of the Soluna festival.

■ Through April 13 at 7:30 p.m. at the Meyerson Symphony Center, 2301 Flora St., Dallas. $30$147. mydso.com. FABIO LUISI CONDUCTS THE DALLAS

SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Luisi makes his first appearance on the podium following the announceme­nt of his position as music directorde­signate. The DSO performs Beethoven’s Seventh Symphony along with works by Frank Martin and William Grant Still. The concert is part of the Soluna festival.

■ April 1819 at 7:30 p.m. at the Meyerson Symphony Center, 2301 Flora St., Dallas. $29$149. mydso.com. KEYBOARD CONVERSATI­ONS WITH JEFFREY SIEGEL: CHOPIN IN PARIS The concert features works written after the Polish composer settled in Paris. All patrons are invited to a postconcer­t reception and meet and greet in the lobby with Siegel.

■ April 15 at 7:30 p.m. at the Eisemann Center, 2351 Performanc­e Drive, Richardson. $34$40. eisemannce­nter.com. OPUS 100: MONICA CZAUSZ Prizewinni­ng organist Czausz performs a recital featuring works by J.S. Bach, Seth Bingham, Aaron Copland and Paul Creston. The concert is part of the Soluna festival.

■ April 14 at 2:30 p.m. at the Meyerson Symphony Center, 2301 Flora St., Dallas. $19$29. mydso.com. SYMPHONIC KALEIDOSCO­PE: FATHER FIGURES Pianist Luca Sacher and Symphony Arlington perform a concert featuring works by Strauss, Beethoven and Schubert.

April 18 at 7:30 p.m. at Arlington Music Hall, 224 N. Center St., Arlington. $15$45. arlingtonm­usichall.net.

OTHER MUSIC

JULIA WOLFE’S ANTHRACITE FIELDS Wolfe’s oratorio won the 2015 Pulitzer Prize in Music and is set to archival footage of coal country. The performanc­e features Bang on a Can Allstars and the Verdigris Ensemble. A moderated discussion about the work will be held after the performanc­e. This concert is part of the Soluna festival.

Hall, ■ April 2520 15 at Flora 7:30 St., p.m. Dallas. at Moody $38$58. Performanc­e mydso.com. MUSIC AND THE BRAIN In its fifth year, this symposium features brain scientists and clinicians coming together to discuss interactio­n, improvisat­ion and crosscultu­ral communicat­ion through music. The event is part of the Soluna festival. ■ April 17 at 7 p.m. at Moody Performanc­e Hall, 2520 Flora St., Dallas. $29. mydso.com.

PINK MARTINI The Portlandba­sed ensemble performs an outdoor concert that blends classical, classic pop, latin music and jazz genres. ■ April 14 at 7:30 p.m. at Strauss Square, 2389 Flora St., Dallas. $38$68. attpac.org.

VOCAL MAJORITY: HOW THE WEST WAS WON The choir’s spring show traces the roots of Texas history.

■ April 1314 at the Eisemann Center, 2351 Performanc­e Drive, Richardson. $16$54. eisemannce­nter.com.

COMEDY

THE SECRET COMEDY OF WOMEN: GIRLS ONLY The original twowoman show, a celebratio­n of being female, is a mix of sketch comedy, improvisat­ion, audience participat­ion, songs and videos.

■ Through April 14 at the Eisemann Center, 2351 Performanc­e Drive, Richardson. $37. eisemannce­nter.com. SITDOWN COMEDY TOUR Comedian Chelsea Handler will perform with guest Connie Britton. A copy of Handler’s new book, Life Will Be the Death of Me, will be provided with every ticket. ■ April 18 at 8 p.m. at the Majestic Theatre, 1925 Elm St., Dallas. $65$85. ticketmast­er.com.

DANCE

ENCORE! RISING EXCELLENCE Dallas Black Dance Theatre presents Boston Ballet II dancer My’kal J. Stromile, an alumnus of the Juilliard School, Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts and DBDT II, who creates a work influenced by ballet, stretching beyond classical form. The program will also include a world premiere by Rennie Harris and a work by Polishborn choreograp­her Katarzyna Skarpetows­ka. ■ April 1213 at 7:30 p.m. at Moody Performanc­e Hall, 2520 Flora St., Dallas. $35. mydso.com.

NEW THEATER

CHILDREN OF THE NIGHT Calavera Theatre Company presents the story of Grimlocke, a centurieso­ld vampire who over the years has adopted three daughters. Grimlocke seeks to find husbands for his daughters, but this will not be as easy in the family comedy with a supernatur­al twist.

■ April 1220 at the Bath House Cultural Center, 521 E. Lawther Drive, Dallas. $18. eventbrite.com. ECHO READS SALON SERIES: THE

CHILDREN’S HOUR The series features free readings of classic scripts. This 1934 work, a haunting story of how intoleranc­e wreaked havoc on women’s lives, by Lillian Hellman had a controvers­ial premiere that caused the author to be blackliste­d from Hollywood.

■ April 16 at 7:30 p.m. at the Bath House Cultural Center, 521 E. Lawther Drive, Dallas. $5 donations accepted. echotheatr­e.org.

OFFICE HOUR A troubled student hides behind dark glasses and writes disturbing and provoking literature in this Circle Theatre production written by Julia Cho.

Is he venting or really troubled? His professor is the only one willing to get close enough to understand. Will the day end in tragedy, hope or somewhere in between?

April 18May 11 at Circle Theatre, 230 W. Fourth St., Fort Worth. $15$20. circlethea­tre.com.

OTHER PERFORMANC­ES

FREE DALLAS LIT HOP 2019 PERFORMANC­E SHOWCASE The Wordspace Performanc­e Showcase celebrates multitalen­ted performers including actors, musicians, spokenword artists and performanc­e artists.

■ April 13 from 4 to 8 p.m. at Deep Ellum Art Co., 3200 Commerce St., Dallas. wordspaced­allas.com.

MARIACHI AND MAYAN NIGHT The New Philharmon­ic Orchestra of Irving presents a salute to the beloved Mexican art forms of mariachi and ballet folklorico, created to Revueltas’ music for the 1939 film Night of the Mayas .The performanc­e includes choreograp­hy and dancers from Anita Martinez Ballet Folklorico and area mariachis. The performanc­e is part of the Soluna festival. ■ April 14 at 5 p.m. at Moody Performanc­e Hall, 2520 Flora St., Dallas. $19. mydso.com.

CONTINUING THEATER

BRANDI THE VAMPIRE STAKER Pocket Sandwich Theatre presents this homage to and spoof of Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

Audience participat­ion and popcorntos­sing are encouraged.

■ Through May 11 at Pocket Sandwich Theatre, 5400 E. Mockingbir­d Lane, Dallas. $12. pocketsand­wich.com.

BUBBLING BROWN SUGAR Loften Mitchell’s musical revue features songs from the Harlem Renaissanc­e era (192040) when audiences flocked to nightclubs to see artists like Cab Calloway, Duke Ellington, Benny Goodman and Billie Holiday.

■ Through April 28 at Jubilee Theatre, 506 Main St., Fort Worth. $24$34. jubileethe­atre.org. THE FATHER: A TRAGIC FARCE Stage West Theatre presents the regional premiere, which follows 80yearold Andre as he struggles with dementia. Who are those people who keep turning

up in his flat, where does his furniture keep disappeari­ng to and why is he still in his pajamas?

■ Through April 28 at Stage West Theatre, 821 W. Vickery Blvd., Fort Worth. $17$50. stagewest.org.

HAMILTON Inspired by the 2004 biography of Alexander Hamilton by Ron Chernow, this Tony and Grammy Awardwinni­ng blockbuste­r musical by Linmanuel Miranda explores the life of the founding father through hiphop, R&B, pop music, soul music and traditiona­l show tunes.

■ Through May 5 at Fair Park Music Hall, 909 First Ave., Dallas. Tickets are mostly $120 and up. ticketmast­er.com. A digital lottery awards 40 tickets to each show for $10 apiece, two days prior to each performanc­e, at hamiltonmu­sical.com/lottery. LELA AND CO. Second Thought Theatre presents a show based on true stories from conflict zones all over the world. The play

by Cordelia Lynn follows Lela on her precarious path from girlhood to womanhood.

■ Through April 27 at Bryant Hall on the Kalita Humphreys campus, 3400 Blackburn St., Dallas. $25. secondthou­ghttheatre.com. LAST CHANCE LEMONS LEMONS

LEMONS LEMONS LEMONS Sundown Collaborat­ive Theatre presents this twoperson play by Sam Steiner. When a bill is introduced to limit all citizens to only 140 words a day, Oliver and Bernadette have very different reactions: activism and denial. When the bill becomes law, the two find themselves struggling to resolve the growing distance between them.

■ Through April 14 at Pointbank Black Box Theatre, 318 E. Hickory St., Denton. $12. sundownthe­atre.org. LAST CHANCE ON YOUR FEET! This musical follows the true story of Emilio and Gloria Estefan, the groundbrea­king couple who emigrated from Cuba to America and rose to the top of the pop music world as a crossover sensation. But just when they thought they had it all, they stood to lose it all. The show is part of the Broadway at the Bass series.

■ Through April 14 at Bass Performanc­e Hall, 525 Commerce St., Fort Worth. $44$126.50. basshall.com. SCHOOLHOUS­E ROCK LIVE JR. The musical is based on the Emmy Awardwinni­ng Saturdaymo­rning educationa­l cartoon series and pop culture phenomenon. The children’s musical follows Tom, a young schoolteac­her, as he tries to win his students over with imaginatio­n and music.

■ Through April 27 at Artisan Center Theater, 444 E. Pipeline Road, Hurst. $7$13. artisanct.com. LAST CHANCE THE TIME MACHINE Outcry Youth Theatre presents a modern take on H.G. Wells’ classic science fiction novella.

■ Through April 14 at the Addison Conference and Theatre Centre, 15650 Addison Road, Addison. $10$20. outcrythea­tre.com. TWELFTH NIGHT Dallas Theater Center presents the classic Shakespear­e comedy. After surviving a devastatin­g shipwreck, Viola disguises herself as her twin brother in order to get work. When hired as a servant to Duke Orsino, she encounters yet another problem: She’s totally in love with him. Unable to express her feelings without blowing her cover, Viola sets out to fulfill the Duke’s orders, which include wooing another woman.

■ Through April 28 at the Wyly Theatre, 2400 Flora St., Dallas. $17.50$95. dallasthea­tercenter.org. WOLF AT THE DOOR Kitchen Dog Theatre presents this dark fairy tale by Marisela Treviño Orta, about a pregnant woman living with her abusive husband when help arrives at their hacienda in colonialer­a Mexico.

■ Through May 5 at Trinity River Arts Center, 2600 N. Stemmons Freeway, Dallas. $20$30. kitchendog­theater.org. LAST CHANCE THE WOLVES Dallas Theater Center presents the story of an elite soccer team of nine teenage girls who meet every Saturday to stretch before their games. High school gossip rapidly evolves into mature meditation­s on the girls’ understand­ing of themselves and their place in the world.

■ Through April 14 at the Wyly Theatre, 2400 Flora St., Dallas. $17.50$65. dallasthea­tercenter.org.

COMING SOON

SETH MEYERS The Late Night host brings his live comedy show to Dallas.

■ April 19 at 7 p.m. at the Majestic Theatre, 1925 Elm St., Dallas. $37$265. ticketmast­er.com. JENNIFER HUDSON The Grammy and Academy Awardwinni­ng actress and singer performs at the Soluna festival with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra. The program includes hits from the film

Dreamgirls as well as some of Hudson’s wellknown originals.

■ April 20 at 8 p.m. at the Meyerson Symphony Center, 2301 Flora St., Dallas. $95$350. mydso.com. TREVOR for his work NOAH on The The Daily comedian Show will known be back Clear in arena Irving tour. as part of his Loud and Factory,

■ April 1920 300 W. at 7:30 Las Colinas p.m. at Toyota Blvd., Irving. Music $49.50$95.50. livenation.com. JOHN CENA The WWE 16time world champion wrestler and actor will appear as part of the #Hearhere speaker series.

■ April 25 at 7:30 p.m. at the Winspear Opera House, 2403 Flora St., Dallas. $59$129. attpac.org. LARRY THE CABLE GUY The American comedian, actor and former radio personalit­y presents his “get ’er done” redneck comedy.

■ May 17 at 8 p.m. at the Theatre at Grand Prairie, 1001 Performanc­e Place, Grand Prairie. $39.75$89.75. axs.com. A CONVERSATI­ON WITH MARTHA STEWART The Emmy Awardwinni­ng television show host, entreprene­ur and bestsellin­g author will appear as part of the #Hearhere speaker series. ■ May 29 at 7:30 p.m. at the Winspear Opera

House, 2403 Flora St., Dallas. $49.50$129.50. attpac.org. JEFF DUNHAM The comedian and ventriloqu­ist performs at the American Airlines Center as part of his Passively Aggressive tour.

■ June 2122 at 7 p.m. at the American Airlines Center, 2500 Victory Ave., Dallas. $38.50$175. The June 22 show is sold out. ticketmast­er.com.

AN EVENING WITH JANE FONDA The #Hearhere speaker series will feature, Fonda, a twotime Academy Award winner, seventime Golden Globe winner and 2014 recipient of the AFI Life Achievemen­t Award, in a career retrospect­ive.

■ July 8 at 7:30 p.m. at the Winspear Opera House, 2403 Flora St., Dallas. $49.50$99.50. attpac.org. JAY LENO The longtime host of The Tonight Show With Jay Leno on NBC performs his standup comedy. ■ Dec. 7 at 8 p.m. at the Theatre at Grand Prairie, 1001 Performanc­e Place, Grand Prairie. $39.75$129.75. axs.com.

 ?? 2018 File Photo ?? Music directorde­signate Fabio Luisi will lead DSO performanc­es April 18 and 19 at the Meyerson.
2018 File Photo Music directorde­signate Fabio Luisi will lead DSO performanc­es April 18 and 19 at the Meyerson.
 ?? Ashley Landis/staff Photograph­er ?? The Wolves, presented by Dallas Theater Center, closes this weekend.
Ashley Landis/staff Photograph­er The Wolves, presented by Dallas Theater Center, closes this weekend.
 ?? Ashley Landis/staff Photograph­er ?? Second Thought Theatre’s Lela and Co., featuring Natalie Young and Garret Storms, runs through April 27 at Bryant Hall on the Kalita Humphreys campus.
Ashley Landis/staff Photograph­er Second Thought Theatre’s Lela and Co., featuring Natalie Young and Garret Storms, runs through April 27 at Bryant Hall on the Kalita Humphreys campus.

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