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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.