Jubilee Theatre Launches Season 41

Jubilee Theatre Launches Season 41

JUBILEE THEATRE KICKS COVID’S ***  – LAUNCHES SEASON 41

New Season Begins with “Fabulation,” ends with “Dreamgirls”

 

Fort Worth, TX – Jubilee Theatre ushers in its fifth decade of stellar stage play performances and overall entertainment excellence that rises the Black Experience into the mainstream platform. Five edge-of-the-seat stage plays, one musical concert and other community activities are scheduled that will maintain Jubilee a beacon of the North Texas entertainment circle. This season’s theme is — very appropriately — “A Brighter Day.” Like most institutions, Jubilee went through a lot of real-life drama when the COVID-19 pandemic outbreak forced cancellations of most of their productions at the end of Season 39 and into the first phase of what was planned to be a historic 40th campaign. Put on survival mode, an intestinal fortitude was fostered with the theatre’s staff and supporters, all who toiled together to keep Jubilee and its name alive. “It was the rapper Tupac Shakur who coined the phrase ‘for every dark night, there’s a brighter day,’ said D. Wambui Richardson, Jubilee Theatre’s Artistic Director. “Over 18 months ago Jubilee Theatre, like others, closed its doors to live performances. As a community we all shut our doors, socially distanced ourselves, and protected our loved ones against an invisible enemy.” “As a community we forged ahead in an indomitable spirit towards achieving the impossible,” Richardson continued. “What I have learned from this experience, is just how much we need one another. Though we are still in this fight, together we can celebrate the brighter day ahead. What better way to do so then through story?” Founded in 1981, Jubilee is excited to resume executing their core principles of creating and presenting both traditional and new works that reflect the African-American experience and that forges a universal message to a diverse and multicultural audience.

This season’s productions include:

FABULATION OR, THE RE- EDUCATION OF UNDINE

Written by: Lynn Nottage
Directed by: Ayvaunn Penn

October 1st – 24th

FABULATION is a social satire about an ambitious and haughty African American woman, Undine Barnes Calles, whose husband suddenly disappears after embezzling all of her money. Pregnant and on the brink of social and financial ruin, Undine retreats to her childhood home in Brooklyn’s Walt Whitman projects, only to discover that she must cope with a crude new reality. Undine faces the challenge of transforming her setbacks into small victories in a battle to reaffirm her right to be. FABULATION is a comeuppance tale with a comic twist.

 

A PHUNK DR’S CHRISTMAS

December 10th – 12th

The longtime house band for Jubilee Theatre and one of the hottest cover bands in North Texas, the Phunk Dr’s will lead in a concert of music, comedy and more, celebrating the holiday season and featuring some of Jubilee Theater’s long-time performers.

 

LIL & SATCHMO: A PLAY WITH MUSIC

Written by: Jo Morello
Directed by: Khira Hailey

January 28th – February 27th, 2022

This musical love story showcases the works of both the well-known great Louis Armstrong and Lil Hardin Armstrong, Louis’s second wife (of four), who herself loomed as a highly renowned jazz musician and pianist. Despite their marriage having ended years before, Lil Hardin Armstrong, at 73, plays a lively, boogie-woogie version of “St. Louis Blues” during a televised outdoor concert in Chicago’s Civic Center Plaza on August 27, 1971— as a deep heartfelt loving tribute to the recently deceased legendary “Satchmo.” Expressing her still remaining strong love for Louis while performing one of his all-time favorite songs, an ethereal Louis suddenly appears – but only for her eyes to see.

 

OVER FORTY, THE MUSICAL

Written by: Celete B Walker
Directed by: D. Wambui Richardson

March 25th – April 24th, 2022

OVER FORTY is a rousing musical chronicling four very different women who are hellishly fighting their entry into middle-ageism. These exhilarating women both celebrate and mourn getting older with witty dialogue and soul stirring music. These wise and sexy sistahs, in unison, take the audience on an adventurous journey where both men and women will never dread the “Big 4-0” again.

 

IF PRETTY HURTS, UGLY MUST BE A “MF”: AN AFRICAN FOLKTALE

Written by: Tori Sampson
Directed by: Sasha Maya Ada

May 27th – June 24th, 2022

Combining West African folklore and contemporary American culture, IF PRETTY HURTS UGLY MUST BE A “MF” follows four teenage girls – Kaya, Massassi, Adama and Akim – all in their respective internal wars with the societal definitions of beauty and how it makes them feel. Set in the fictional village of Affreakah-Amirrorkah, the young women are given an opportunity to live in a society where their individual beauty can reign supreme. But that high stature also brings heartwrenching pitfalls they must deal with to keep their souls sacred.

 

DREAMGIRLS

Written by: Tom Eyen
Directed by: D. Wambui Richardson

July 29th – August 28th, 2022

One of the most successful and explosive musicals in American theatre history comes to the Jubilee stage to round out Season 41. DREAMGIRLS takes the audience through a time portal of when rhythm and blues and soul music magic were part of a new American sound that swept the nation and world. The musical goes behind the scenes to reveal the business phase of show business and the shared drama that exudes love, heartache, rejection, soulful melodies, high-octane vocals, triumph and defeat – both musically and personally – through all of the characters’ journeys. DREAMGIRLS has become a cultural phenomenon.

 

“There is something magical that happens when we come together to share in one another’s experiences,” said Richardson. “When the lights rise upon the actors for final curtain call, we aren’t just celebrating the work they have done, but acknowledging our deeper understanding of each other through tears, laughter, applause, and exultation. To our sponsors, donors, patrons and long-time subscribers thank you for your continued support and together let us all celebrate season 41- A Brighter Day.”

 

For tickets, call 817.338.4411 or visit www.jubileetheatre.org.

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at The Modern

November 19, 2021 – January 9, 2022

The FOCUS series is presented by the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth and features three solo exhibitions each year. Started in 2005, this series is committed to introducing visitors to emerging artists gaining worldwide acclaim and showing the work of esteemed mid-career artists previously under-recognized in the region. The FOCUS series is organized by Associate Curator Alison Hearst. FOCUS exhibitions are open to the public and are included in general Museum admission.

The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth is pleased to present the exhibition FOCUS: Frances Stark, on view November 19, 2021–January 9, 2022. Stark is an interdisciplinary artist and writer whose work comes in many forms, including painting, video, collage, performance, and drawing. Works often reflect a particular subject she is engaged with, such as pedagogy, literature, relationships, art, music, sex, procrastination, and motherhood. While these themes are of personal interest to her, the subjects are relatable and rendered accessible through Stark’s sincere and witty combinations of image and language. Her ability to find humor and poetry in even the most mundane aspects of daily life and society led the Los Angeles Times to declare her “the visual poet laureate of the internet age.”

 

Reading and book pages have had an evolving role in Stark’s approach to artmaking for some time. In recent paintings, such as Reading Henry Miller’s Air-Conditioned Nightmare from the mid-1940’s, 2019, and Ian F. Svenonius’s “Censorship Now” for the 2017 Whitney Biennial, 2017, the artist captures different books she is reading. As she has stated, “I’m not making a syllabus but rather capturing these haptic engagements with (mostly) American voices critical of empire.” For the Censorship Now series, Stark made enlarged double-page spreads from the iconic punk musician Ian Svenonius’s 2015 manifesto—a book containing serious reflections on and critiques of American culture, particularly pop culture and mass media. Veiled in playful satire, ultimately it calls for the censorship of the state in order to free humankind. Though tongue-in-cheek, Svenonius’s text aims to dislodge our prescribed ways of thinking. For the paintings, Stark painstakingly reproduced her copy of Censorship Now!!, with her handwritten annotations, adding the layer of her as a reader and editor into the work, while also sharing her platform—the Whitney Biennial—amplifying Svenonius’s underground voice. The artist has said this series is “clearly a provocation painted in exaggeratedly broad strokes—an angry, exasperated, and only half tongue-in-cheek amplification of the anger and frustration of the culturally disenfranchised.” Both the text and the paintings are provocative and show Stark’s continued interest in language and the potential for art to catalyze.

 

FOCUS: Frances Stark will be the artist’s first museum solo exhibition in Texas and features new and recent work from the past five years. Stark recently stated, “The overall work of the last five years addresses not only just the marking of books as a haptic experience and something that depicts the encountering of minds (reader and writer, artist and viewer), but also the culture of voyeurism that we have grown accustomed to as the media world has usurped so much of our cultural landscape.”

 

Stark was born in 1967 in Southern California and lives and works in Los Angeles. She received an MFA from Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, in 1993, and a BA from San Francisco State University in 1991. Stark has shown extensively both nationally and internationally at institutions including Tate Modern, London; The Museum of Modern Art, New York; Kunsthalle Zurich; Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, DC; Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; Hammer Museum, Los Angeles; MIT List Visual Arts Center, Cambridge; Moscow Museum of Modern Art; and Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. She has participated in many important biennial exhibitions, such as the 2008 and 2017 Whitney Biennials; 54th and 57th International Venice Biennales, 2011 and 2017; 2013 Carnegie International, Pittsburgh; and “Le Grand Balcon,” La Biennale de Montreal, 2016. In 2015, Stark received the Absolut Art Award. Her work is in many public collections, including the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; Tate, London; The Museum of Modern Art, New York; Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh; Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto; Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, DC; Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.

Tuesday Evenings at the Modern Lecture

Frances Stark

November 16, 7 pm

Auditorium and Livestream

 

Acquisition

At the conclusion of the FOCUS season in the spring, one work or group of works from each exhibition is held for the annual Purchase Meeting. During this event, members of the Director’s Council vote to determine which work will be recommended for acquisition by the Modern, thus contributing to the Museum’s permanent collection and shaping its cultural footprint. To learn more about how to deepen your relationship with the Modern and the FOCUS program through membership and to be a part of the acquisition process, please contact the development department at development@themodern.org.

 

 

Image credit:

Frances Stark

Ian F. Svenonius’s “Censorship Now” for the 2017 Whitney Biennial, Spread 8 of 8 (pp. 26–27)

(the rocker is reduced to nothing), 2017

Acrylic on canvas

79 x 104 inches

© Frances Stark, Courtesy the Artist and Gladstone Gallery, New York and Brussels

 

 

LOCATION

Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth

3200 Darnell Street

Fort Worth, Texas 76107

Telephone 817.738.9215

Toll-Free 1.866.824.5566

www.themodern.org

 

Museum Gallery Hours

Tue-Sun 10 am-5 pm

Tue 10 am-7 pm (Sep-Nov, Feb-Apr)

Fri 10 am-8 pm

 

General Admission Prices (includes special exhibition)

$16: General (age 18 and above)

$12: Seniors (age 60+), Active/Retired Military Personnel and First Responders with ID

$10: Students with ID

Free: Under 18 years old

The Museum offers half-price tickets on Sundays and free admission on Fridays.

 

The Museum is closed Mondays and holidays, including New Year’s Day, Independence Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, and Christmas.

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Celebration to Benefit Kidd’s Kids

 

106.1 KISS FM, DFW’s #1 Hit Music Station, today unveiled the star-studded lineup for its annual holiday concert, iHeartRadio’s 106.1 KISS FM Jingle Ball 2021 Presented by Capital One, taking place on Tuesday, November 30 at 7:30 p.m. at Dickies Arena. 106.1 KISS FM’s Kidd Kraddick Morning Show officially announced the all-star performers for 106.1 KISS FM Jingle Ball 2021 Presented by Capital One which will include Doja Cat, Lil Nas X, The Kid LAROI, AJR, Tate McRae, Bazzi, & Dixie D’Amelio.

106.1 KISS FM Jingle Ball 2021 is part of the national iHeartRadio Jingle Ball Tour Presented by Capital One, the season’s biggest annual holiday music event that captures the music and holiday spirit of the iHeartRadio app with performances by this year’s biggest artists in Dallas/Ft. Worth; Los Angeles; Minneapolis/St.Paul; Philadelphia; New York; Boston; Washington, D.C.; Chicago; Atlanta and Miami/Ft. Lauderdale.

For the seventh straight year, Capital One will be the national presenting partner for the iHeartRadio Jingle Ball Tour. Capital One cardholders will be the first to get exclusive access to high demand tickets through a special Capital One Cardholder Pre-Sale. The iHeartRadio Jingle Ball Capital One Cardholder Pre-Sale will begin Tuesday, October 5 at 10 a.m. local time and will run through Thursday, October 7 at 10 a.m. local time, or while supplies last. Tickets will be available at www.iHeartRadio.com/CapitalOne. All other tickets will go on sale to the general public on Friday, October 8 at 12 p.m. local market time and will be available at www.iHeartRadio.com/JingleBall.

Capital One Cardholders in Dallas/Ft. Worth, Los Angeles, Chicago, New York, and Washington, D.C. can add a Capital One Access Pass to any ticket purchase during the Capital One Cardholder Pre-Sale, while supplies last. The Capital One Access Pass gives cardholders access to an exclusive VIP Capital One cardholder event before the show with a private performance by an iHeartRadio Jingle Ball artist, complimentary food and drinks, and more. To learn more about these exclusive cardholder opportunities, visit www.iHeartRadio.com/CapitalOne.

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Every year, 106.1 KISS FM Jingle Ball Presented by Capital One gives back to the community to celebrate the holiday season. This year’s official charity is Kidd’s Kids – $1.00 of each ticket sold will be donated to the non-profit organization, which is dedicated to helping children with a chronic or terminal illness or are physically challenged, by sending them on an unforgettable adventure to Walt Disney World®.

Proud partners of this year’s national iHeartRadio Jingle Ball Tour include presenting partner Capital One, The CW and Mercedes – Benz with more to be announced. 106.1 KISS FM Jingle Ball 2021 is also sponsored locally by Germania Insurance, Parker University, George W. Bush Presidential Center, Local Good Center, and Carter Eye Center.

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Stage West Opens JQA

Stage West Opens JQA

Stage West to present Aaron Posner’s JQA

(Fort Worth, Texas)  What could it have been like to be the son of a Founding Father, later to become President himself, who interacted with so many of this country’s movers and shakers?  Aaron Posner tackles this question with wit and intelligence in his play JQA, which he subtitles “A Series of Fictitious Encounters Between John Quincy Adams & Sundry Family Members & Political Associates on the Subjects of Life, Liberty & The Pursuit of a More Rational Relationship with Government.” Stage West will present this timely, entertaining and highly theatrical piece in a regional premiere, from October 7 through 31 in its new Evelyn Wheeler Swenson Theatre.

John Quincy Adams: son of the second President, promising diplomat, one-term senator, Secretary of State, 6th President, member of the House of Representatives. We meet him first in 1776 as a child, having a conversation with his father which is both intimidating and enlightening. The play then moves through a kaleidoscope of conversations with various historical figures at critical points during JQA’s life. Did they happen? Maybe…maybe not.  Posner points out that “the play is not historically accurate, but it is largely historically feasible… The goal has never been historical accuracy, but rather evocation, provocation, and prompting discussion about where we are now and maybe a bit about how we got here.”  Provocative and patriotic, this play will make audiences laugh and think, as it shines a very modern spotlight on the early days of the evolving American experiment.

Due to the rise of the Covid Delta variant, Stage West is requiring that all audience members wear masks other than while eating or drinking. Two sections of the theatre have been set up to allow for distanced seating, should patrons prefer. Additional information about Stage West’s Covid protocols can be found on the website.  Patrons not yet feeling safe about returning to live theatre will be able to stream the production beginning Thursday, October 14.

Aaron Posner is a Helen Hayes and Barrymore Award-winning director and playwright. He is a founder and former Artistic Director of Philadelphia’s Arden Theatre, is an Associate Artist at both the Folger Theatre and Milwaukee Repertory Theatre, and has directed at major regional theatres from coast to coast. His adaptations include Chaim Potok’s The Chosen and My Name Is Asher Lev (both of which have enjoyed successful runs at more than 50 other theatres across the country), as well as his Chekov adaptations Life Sucks and Stupid Fucking Bird (both produced in recent seasons at Stage West). Posner was raised in Eugene, Oregon, graduated from Northwestern University, is an Eisenhower Fellow, and lives near Washington, DC.

 JQA will be directed by Emily Scott Banks, who last directed Stage West’s Ada and the Engine, as well as its two previous Posner productions.  The cast features Shyama Nithiananda, seen in Stage West’s presentation of Moonrise Initiative’s In Search of the Sublime, Randy Pearlman, recently seen in the Theatre Three production of The Music Man, Nancy Sherrard, previously at Stage West in Major Barbara and The Code of the Woosters, and J. R. Bradford, most recently seen in the Jubilee Theatre production of To Be Young, Gifted and Black, making his Stage West debut. Cast members will play multiple roles, with all four playing Adams at different points. Tiffany Cromwell will serve as Production Stage Manager, with set design by Ian Loveall, costume design by Aaron Patrick DeClerk, lighting design by JoJo Percy, sound design by Ryan Joyner, and props by Lynn Lovett.

 JQA will preview Thursday, October 7 at 7:30 and Friday, October 8 at 8:00, and will run through Sunday, October 31.  There will be no opening night reception for this show due to Covid; we hope to resume those on the next show. Performance times will be Thursday evenings at 7:30, Friday and Saturday evenings at 8:00, with Sunday matinees at 3:00.  The show will be interpreted for the hearing-impaired on Sunday, October 24.

Post show conversations will follow the performances on Saturday, October 16 and Sunday, October 31.

Stage West will also offer a Safe Sunday, October 17, with proof of vaccination required.

Ticket prices for the new season are $40 on Thursdays and Fridays, and $45 on Saturdays and Sundays, with $20 tickets for the two preview performances.  Food service is available 90 minutes prior to performances (reservations are advised).  Reservations and information are available through the Box Office (817-784-9378), or on the website, www.stagewest.org

The play runs about 90 minutes without intermission, and is rated PG-13 for language.

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¡Celebramos! A Celebration of Hispanic Heritage in Fort Worth

FORT WORTH, Texas (August 24, 2021) — The Fort Worth Botanic Garden | Botanical Research Institute of Texas (FWBG|BRIT) invites guests to ¡Celebramos! A Celebration of Hispanic Heritage, from Sept. 15 through Nov. 7, including artistic performances and exhibitions, dining and shopping opportunities, movie showings and Day of the Dead commemorations. 

Guests will enjoy a presentation of Mexican culture through art, native plants, and garden design throughout the entire campus. “We believe that celebrations of traditions and cultural expressions create more enduring connections in our community, celebrating our diverse group of ethnicities,” said Vice President of Operations Ennis Anderson.  

The celebration spanning eight weeks will feature numerous events, art exhibits, and unique new experiences for guests visiting the campus. Become a member to enjoy this Garden-wide celebration with special discounts and free admission.  

EVENT SUMMARY (VISIT BRIT.ORG FOR MORE DETAILS) 

Before events begin in October, visit Arte y Artesanía Botánica: Mexico’s Abiding Connection to the Natural World, an art exhibit featuring selections of craft and folk art from the Museum of the Americas. [Located inside BRIT building, Madeline R. Samples Exhibit Hall, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. weekdays.] 

Weekend 1: October 1-3 

To kick off Celebramos, members and VIP guests are invited to attend an artist night featuring Juan Velazquez. Mariposa Market, a local artisan market, will be held October 2 where ballet folklorico dancing and food trucks will await guests. 

Weekend 2: October 8-10 

Starting the weekend off with a Hispanic themed After Hours in the Garden, guests can enjoy several unique events this weekend. From shopping in our Fall Plant Sale to dressing up as Frida for a Fridamania Caza Azul Party, ending with a performance from the Fort Worth Opera of “Frida Kahlo and the Bravest Girl in the World.” 

Weekend 3: October 15-17 

Families are welcome to attend our family movie night featuring Coco, as well as an Education Day with several activities throughout the day, including a Storytime, a documentary screening, and an artist talk with Juan Velazquez.  

Weekend 4: October 22-24 

FWBG|BRIT sponsors are invited to a VIP Garden Party: Celebración del Jardín held in their honor on October 21. Guests interested in a unique shopping experience are invited to our Hispanic Artisans’ Fair, with over 35 vendors throughout the Garden. 

Weekend 5: October 29-31 

Celebrate Halloween weekend with a Hispanic flair. Dress up in your best skull costume for a Day of the Dead Street Party

Weekend 6: November 5-7 

Join us for Tacos in the Garden to end our Hispanic Heritage celebration with a bang – this street taco festival will include 8-15 taco vendors and margaritas.

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Return of BNSF Popular Entertainment Series

Return of BNSF Popular Entertainment Series

Performing Arts Fort Worth Announces Return of BNSF Popular Entertainment Series

Tickets on Sale Friday, August 13!

FORT WORTH, Texas (August 9, 2021) – Performing Arts Fort Worth, the non-profit owner and operator of Bass Performance Hall, announced today the 2021-2022 lineup for the BNSF Popular Entertainment Series. The lineup features several audience favorites, as well as one-of-a-kind pairings and a new touring production showcasing the impact of music on pop culture.

The 2021-2022 series kicks off with the return of BRUCE ROBISON & KELLY WILLIS’ HOLIDAY SHINDIG at McDavid Studio in December, followed by country music legends THE GATLIN BROTHERS AND CRYSTAL GAYLE appearing together for the very first time on the Bass Hall stage. Ring in the new year a little early when ROBERT EARL KEEN returns to Bass Hall. Celebrate friendship in April with DANIEL TIGER’S NEIGHBORHOOD LIVE! and get ready to travel back in time when THE BRITISH INVASION- LIVE ON STAGE sweeps through Bass Hall in May. Also featured will be the SOUNDS OF RESILIENCE live concert event, a one-night only showcase of some of Fort Worth’s highly-talented local musicians. Individual tickets to all six shows will go on sale Friday, August 13.

“We are so excited not just to return to live theater,” said Performing Arts Fort Worth President and CEO Dione Kennedy, “but to welcome back the best of live entertainment, from concerts to holiday shows to family entertainment, right here in Fort Worth.”

Tickets may be purchased online at www.basshall.com or by calling the Performing Arts Fort Worth Ticket Office at 817-212-4280. The physical box office remains closed at this time. For group sales discounts please visit www.basshall.com/groups. Additional show information is available at www.basshall.com.

“As we plan to gather again, we look forward to seeing the return of some of the holiday shows we’ve always welcomed here at the Hall, as well as some new shows for patrons of all ages,” Kennedy said. “Our top priority is providing a safe environment to enjoy live performing arts experiences together again. We will continue to follow CDC and industry health and safety guidelines as we refine our reopening plans with leaders in science, technology, and medicine.”

To view the latest health and safety protocols that will be in place at Bass Hall, please visit www.basshall.com/reopeningplans. Performing Arts Fort Worth will continue to update and adjust Bass Hall’s reopening plan protocols as COVID-19 guidelines evolve.

SOUNDS OF RESILIENCE (August 22, 2021, at Bass Hall) Live music is returning to the Bass Hall stage! Join us Sunday, August 22 at 7pm for the Sounds Of Resilience live recording featuring Brian Kieta, Taylor Pace, Summer Dean, Juan Ospina, Ginny Mac and Jeremiah Miller.

Led by the Fine Line Group, the family offices of Sasha and Edward P. Bass, in partnership with Gallery of Dreams, and with support from the Alice L. Walton Foundation and the Tartaglino Richards Family Foundation, Sounds of Resilience provided highly focused financial support to 41 talented musicians whose work brings the Fort Worth community together to reflect on their recent experiences in the world and to begin driving change and healing through music.

Out of 41 artists, 6 were chosen to receive $5,000 grants. These finalists will showcase their own original songs they submitted for Sounds of Resilience as well as perform with their fellow finalists live on stage. Experience some of Fort Worth’s highly-talented local artists for a one-night only event unlike any other.

BRUCE ROBISON & KELLY WILLIS’ HOLIDAY SHINDIG (December 1, 2021, at McDavid Studio) Bruce Robison and Kelly Willis return to McDavid Studio to celebrate the holidays, like only they can. Each renowned for crafting some of the most enduring music on the vast country and Americana landscape, the Texas twosome will perform sawdusty favorites from their recent duet record, Beautiful Lie, songs from their own extensive solo catalogs and, of course, holiday favorites, old and new. Spend the holidays with Texas’ finest country couple.

THE GATLIN BROTHERS AND CRYSTAL GAYLE – HOLIDAY & HITS (December 13,2021, at Bass Hall) Country music legends The Gatlin Brothers and Crystal Gayle grace the Bass Hall stage for the very first time in this brand-new holiday special. These musical acts have wowed audiences across the country and the globe, but never have they appeared together, until now. Don’t miss an evening featuring a catalog of hits and holiday favorites.

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THE BRITISH INVASION – LIVE ON STAGE (May 4, 2022, at Bass Hall) On Sunday, February 9, 1964, close to 50 percent of U.S. television viewers tuned in to the number one variety show of the era, The Ed Sullivan Show, to see the American debut of a British group called The Beatles. This was the beginning of a cultural phenomenon known as the British invasion. On May 4 at Bass Performance Hall, audiences will experience The British Invasion – Live on Stage an all-new live theatrical and concert event that showcases the most popular music from that era. Featuring songs from The Rolling Stones, Dave Clark 5, The Animals, The Kinks and Dusty Springfield, this immersive multimedia show will place the audience front and center of pop culture history.

From the producers of The Simon and Garfunkel Story, The British Invasion – Live on Stage will showcase the music and how it impacted art, fashion, literature, changing the very essence of pop culture and redirecting history. Featuring an all-live band with huge projection period photos along with original film footage, the show will focus on British music that dominated the charts and the airwaves with bands such as Manfred Mann, The Searchers, Gerry & The Pacemakers, The Zombies, Freddie & The Dreamers, and Herman’s Hermits along with dozens more.

About Performing Arts Fort Worth

The mission of the Nancy Lee and Perry R. Bass Performance Hall is to serve as a permanent home to major performing arts organizations of Fort Worth and as a premiere venue for other attractions so as to enhance the range, quality, and accessibility of cultural fare available to the public; to promulgate arts education; and to contribute to the cultural life of Fort Worth, Tarrant County, and the region.

Built entirely with private funds, Bass Performance Hall is permanent home to the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra, Texas Ballet Theater, Fort Worth Opera, the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition and the Cliburn. Each resident company operates independently from Performing Arts Fort Worth and manages its own programming schedule at Bass Hall.

Performing Arts Fort Worth, the nonprofit organization that owns and operates Bass Hall, also presents national touring Broadway product under the Broadway at the Bass banner, as well as programming that includes the BNSF Popular Entertainment Series.

The 2,042-seat multipurpose Hall is characteristic of the classic European opera house form. An 80-foot diameter Great Dome tops the Founders Concert Theater while two 48-foot-tall angels grace the Grand Facade. Since the Hall opened in May 1998, the angels have become preeminent cultural icons of the Dallas-Fort Worth community.

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