Dance/Theater

UNT Opera stages Italian double bill
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Fri, Apr 4, 2014 - 1:20pm

The University of North Texas Opera Theatre bookends a night of music with an Italian sampler: the comic opera Gianni Schicchi by Puccini and the tragic opera Pagliacci by Leoncavallo.

The one-act operas will be performed at 8 p.m. Friday and 3 p.m. Sunday in the Lyric Theatre at the Murchison Performing Arts Center, on the north side of I-35E at North Texas Boulevard.

Gianni Schicchi is a romp about the madcap actions of a dysfunctional family.Pagliacci is a violent story of love and revenge.

Each of the one-act operas will be performed in...

UNT Opera stages Italian double bill
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Thu, Apr 3, 2014 - 1:40pm

The University of North Texas Opera Theatre bookends a night of music with an Italian sampler: the comic opera Gianni Schicchi by Puccini and the tragic opera Pagliacci by Leoncavallo.

The one-act operas will be performed at 8 p.m. Friday and 3 p.m. Sunday in the Lyric Theatre at the Murchison Performing Arts Center, on the north side of I-35E at North Texas Boulevard.

Gianni Schicchi is a romp about the madcap actions of a dysfunctional family.Pagliacci is a violent story of love and revenge.

Each of the one-act operas will be performed in...

Local theater company returns to fringe fest
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Fri, Mar 14, 2014 - 1:37pm

In just its sixth season, Denton’s Sundown Collaborative Theatre is staging a play at its third invitational fringe festival.

The local company stages the second of three performances of Sweet Chariot, a heavy drama written by 25-year-old University of North Texas graduate Cody Lucas, today and Saturday during the Out of the Loop Fringe Festival in Addison.

Out of the Loop invites dance and theater companies from across the country to stage new work — dance, theater, music and art — during the 10-day event hosted by the Addison-based Water Tower Theatre.

Sweet Chariot is a “long one-act” drama...

Comedy hits TOTS’ stage Friday evening for three weekend run
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Wed, Mar 12, 2014 - 1:40pm

Theatre Off The Square In Weatherford proudly presents its 2014 Musical, “Nunsense,” written by Dan Goggin and produced by special arrangement with Samuel French Inc. 

The comedy is directed by Darla Robinson, and the musical direction is by Hans Grim. Assistant director is Ray Shannon and Hank Minor is stage manager. The show begins Friday, March 14, and runs weekends through March 30.

Robinson has more than 30 years of theatrical experience in the Metroplex. She has appeared at Casa Mañana, Theatre Arlington, Circle Theatre, Scott Theatre and many civic groups. She is on the advisory boards for Circle Theatre...

UNT Opera digs into macabre ‘Sweeney’
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Thu, Feb 20, 2014 - 3:05pm

Composer Stephen Sondheim has never shied away from the shadows, andSweeney Todd is no exception.

University of North Texas Opera Theatre is staging Sondheim’s popularSweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street. The musical is about Sweeney Todd, who returns to London after having been exiled by a corrupt judge only to discover his wife killed herself and his daughter, Johanna, is being reared by the judge.

Life is hardscrabble for the London underclass, but some, like Sweeney Todd, are resourceful. Todd returns to his job as a barber, and when he meets a meat pie maker, the two devise a...