Thursday 02.20 – Sunday 02.23
Soak up ‘Spongebob’ at Bass Hall
Everybody’s favorite sea-dwelling sponge and his zany Bikini Bottom friends star in another show, this time one for the stage. This colorful live-action adaptation Spongebob Musical takes the beloved animated Nickelodeon series on a song-filled journey, featuring a roster of performers wearing unique costumes designed to show Spongebob, Patrick, Sandy and Squidward in their goofy glory. This show runs for a weekend in Fort Worth before it returns to Dallas this summer.
Bass Performance Hall,
525 Commerce St.,
Fort Worth BassHall.com.
Wednesday 02.19 – Saturday 03.14
Second Thought explores tusks everlasting
Second Thought Theatre launches its new season with Mlima’s Tale, a thought-provoking play that addresses the conflict of the illicit ivory trade. After poachers strike down Mlima, an ancient and legendary African elephant, his spirit remains ever-present within his severed tusks, which circulate through the international black market. Two-time Pulitzer-winner Lynn Nottage wrote this piece to explore the complexities surrounding global consumerism, human greed and ancestral history.
Bryant Hall on the Kalita Humphreys campus,
3400 Blackburn St.
Friday 02.21 – Saturday 02.22
Celebrate western dance in 10th anniversary Bruce Wood gala
The acclaimed dance company, fresh off a New York City performance, presents two nights of Cowboy Songs, a collection of iconic Western dances created by founder Bruce Wood. Broadway arranger Joseph Thalken, Mesquite-raised country singer-songwriter Sonny Franks and Fort Worth native Ginny Mac (formerly of North Texas Grammy-winning group Brave Combo) help celebrate the intricate boot-scootin’ and two-steppin’ performances in this rustic-style fundraiser and performance. Seating is limited to 130 guests per night for this hoedown benefiting the company’s educational mission.
Bruce Wood Dance Gallery,
103 Howell St. 7 p.m.