Briefly in the Arts

Mon, Oct 15, 2012 - 12:43pm

Soprano Latonia Moore, who studied voice under the late Pattye Johnstone at the University of North Texas, will perform the title role in the Dallas Opera’s staging of Aida, the 2012-13 season opener.

The Verdi opera will open at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 26 in the Winspear Opera House at the AT&T Performing Arts Center, 2403 Flora St. in Dallas.

Moore stepped into the same role overnight in March at the Metropolitan Opera after soprano Violeta Urmana left the role because of illness. Moore earned the Dallas Opera’s 2004 Maria Callas Award for debut artist of the year. Of her Covent Garden debut, London’s Sunday Times...

A JAZZ DREAM Opens 11/1 at UNT

Wed, Oct 10, 2012 - 2:33pm

The poetry of William Shakespeare’s timeless A Midsummer Night’s Dream is swinging to a new beat with newly composed tunes, classic jazz standards and choreographed dance numbers in A Jazz Dream, The Musical, adapted by New York guest director Maggie L. Harrer and produced by the University of North Texas Department of Dance and Theatre. UNT’s College of Music is providing creative musical input, and UNT’s Department of English is offering dramaturgical assistance.

A cast of 18 people —...

Briefly in the Arts

Mon, Sep 24, 2012 - 1:45pm

Tickets for UNT’s ‘Cinderella’ sold out

All performances of the University of North Texas De­part­ment of Dance and Theatre’s production of Cinde­rella are sold out. To be placed on a waiting list, visitors may appear one hour before each scheduled performance at the Department of Dance and Theatre box office in the Radio, TV, Film and Performing Arts Building.

The scheduled performances are at 10 a.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday; 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; and 2 p.m. Sept. 30.

Entry into each performance from the waiting list will be on a first-come, first-served basis as...

The shoe fits!

Fri, Sep 21, 2012 - 11:17am

The University of North Texas Department of Dance and Theatre opens its 2012-13 season with a play for children. Geared toward ages 5 to 9, Cinderella will be performed at 10 a.m. Sept. 27-29, 7:30 p.m. Sept. 28-29 and 2 p.m. Sept. 30 in the Studio Theatre in UNT’s Radio, TV, Film and Performing Arts Building, at Welch and Chestnut streets. Because two performances have sold out, reservations are recommended. Tickets cost $10 for adults and $7.50 for students, UNT faculty and staff, and seniors. Group discounts are available. For reservations, call 940-565-2428 or visit .

Tall and Proud

Mon, Aug 6, 2012 - 2:06pm

Denton — Storytelling is a vital component of theater, delivered with the help of actors and characters and text, sometimes with the added luxury of what Aristotle considered the least important element of tragedy: spectacle.

Simon Bent's play The Tall Boy, like any good work of drama, has the necessary elements and tells a thread adapted from writer and journalist Kay Boyle's short story The Lost, keeping her characters and her vivid prose, but delivered by one performer. And what storytelling it turns out to be, as performed by Tandy Cronyn in a world premiere presented...