THEATER PREVIEWS & OPENINGS
Dallas Pride Performing Arts Festival Uptown Players presents the fifth annual Dallas Pride Performing Arts Festival, eight days of plays, cabaret acts and staged readings celebrating Dallas Gay Pride. Amy and Freddy with Amy Armstrong and Freddy Allen kicks off the festival.
Sept. 16-26 at the Kalita Humphreys Theater, 3636 Turtle Creek Blvd., Dallas. $20-$30. uptownplayers.org.
Chamber Music Society of Fort Worth: The Many Faces of Romanticism This aptly titled concert is reflected in all three works on the program: Bruch’s Four Pieces for Clarinet, Viola and Piano, Op. 83, Hindemith’s Quartet for Clarinet, Violin, Cello and Piano, and Mozart’s Clarinet Quintet in A, K. 581. While not all are from the “romantic” period, they have a romantic quality of spirit and expression. Franklin Cohen, formerly of the Cleveland Orchestra, is the featured clarinetist.
Sept. 17 at 2 p.m. at Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, 3200 Darnell St., Fort Worth. $35. chambermusicfw.org.
Cliburn at the Kimbell Virtuosos: Sean Chin The third-prize winner of the 2013 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition performs the first recital in the Cliburn’s new Virtuosos series.
Sept. 22 at 7:30 p.m. at the Kimbell Art Museum, 3333 Camp Bowie Blvd., Fort Worth. $30-$65. cliburn.org.
Dallas Symphony Orchestra Gala featuring Lang Lang The DSO’s season-opening black-tie event features the pianist. The program lists Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 1 and selections from Prokofiev’s Romeo and Juliet. Jaap van Zweden conducts.
Sept. 16 at 8:45 p.m. at the Meyerson Symphony Center, 2301 Flora St., Dallas. $76-$367. mydso.com.
Dallas Symphony Orchestra: Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring When first performed in 1913, The Rite of Spring caused a riot. More than 100 years later, Stravinsky’s masterpiece is just as electrifying and vibrant. Plus, Simone Lamsma performs the Brahms Violin Concerto.
Sept. 22-23 at 7:30 p.m., Sept. 25 at 2:30 p.m. at Meyerson Symphony Center, 2301 Flora St., Dallas. $22-$163. mydso.com.
Levitt Pavilion: Free Music Under The Stars Performers this week at the outdoor series include Seryn on Sept. 16 at 8 p.m., Daphne Willis on Sept. 17 at 7 p.m., followed by Cas Haley at 8:30 p.m., Bruce Robison and Kelly Willis Sept. 18 at 8 p.m. and Luke Wade on Sept. 22 at 8 p.m.
100 W. Abram St., Arlington. Free. levittpavilionarlington.org.
Oral Fixation: Out From Under the Rug — True Tales of Abortion This installment of the live storytelling series features speakers who will share their true, personal experiences with abortion. The speakers include abortion providers, men whose loved ones have had an abortion, and women who have had or have not had abortions for many reasons. This emotionally charged evening aims to enlighten the audience about real abortion experiences.
Sept. 21 at 8 p.m. at Dallas City Performance Hall, 2520 Flora St., Dallas. $25. oralfixationshow.com.
Adam Ruins Everything Starring comedian Adam Conover and featuring his trademark humor and wit, the 15-city tour will include elements of the recently announced Adam Ruins Everything Election Special, which will be shot immediately following the tour and premiere on truTV on Oct. 23.
Sept. 20 at 8 p.m. at South Side Ballroom, 1135 S. Lamar St., Dallas. $32.50. axs.com.
Cowboy Bill Martin, Alex Reymundo and Chad Prather: Kings of Cowtown Comedy Tour Cowboy Bill Martin wears cowboy garb onstage and speaks with a Texas accent, but his comedy about love, the frailty of life and the magnitude of being a modern man touches people of all cultures.
Sept. 16-17 at 9 p.m. at Billy Bob’s Texas, 2520 Rodeo Plaza, Fort Worth. $35. billybobstexas.com.
Let’s Get Busy Tonight Part sketch, part improv, the one-night-only show features a full LGBTQ cast.
Sept. 16 at 10 p.m. at Dallas Comedy House, 3025 Main St., Dallas. $10-$15. dallascomedyhouse.com.
Camelot For those in the know about Lyric Stage’s nationally recognized mastery in restoring classic American musicals to their original glory, it’s no surprise that the little company that could has done it again in Lerner and Loewe’s 1960 Tony Award-winning Camelot.
Sept. 9-18 at the Irving Arts Center, 3333 N. MacArthur Blvd., Irving. $26.50-$54.50. lyricstage.org.
Constellations Riveting regional premiere of Nick Payne’s Constellations. Allison Pistorius and Alex Organ give masterfully layered performances as Marianne and Roland, a theoretical physicist and a beekeeper who orbit like celestial bodies around the circular, in-the-round set, in a collage of two- to three-second variations in which the couple meet; date; and fall in, out and in love again.
Through Oct. 9 at the Wyly’s Studio Theatre, 2400 Flora St., Dallas. $20-$99, subject to change. dallastheatercenter.org.
Dancing at Lughnasa Contemporary Theatre of Dallas, a small theater with a predominantly female leadership, delivers these women the respect on stage that their fictional counterparts were denied in life. The five Mundy sisters may be outcasts in Ballypeg, Ireland, in 1936, but these women are full of verve, spunk and heart.
Through Oct. 2 at Contemporary Theatre of Dallas, 5601 Sears St., Dallas. $10-$37. contemporarytheatreofdallas.com.
The Hollow Mysteries, particularly older ones like this 1951 play that’s adapted from the 1946 book, are tricky things. If you’ve managed to avoid knowing who did it, there’s a lot to enjoy in the artful way Agatha Christie makes nearly everyone in the colorful cast a possible suspect.
Through Sept. 25 at Cox Playhouse, 1517 H Ave., Plano. $16-$21. 972-490-4202. theatre-britain.com.
Jesus Christ Superstar Forty-five years ago, Jesus Christ Superstar enraptured the masses while shocking some in its Broadway debut. What’s most remarkable about this production is how Josh Rhodes’ bold direction of a stunning cast, led by Jackie Burns, Michael Hunsaker and Daniel Rowan, reshapes the the story in a way that embraces faith.
Through Sept. 18 at Casa Mañana Theatre, 3101 W. Lancaster Ave., Fort Worth. $41-$76. casamanana.org.