Tuesday 01.14 — Sunday 01.19

Well, ‘Hello, Dolly!’
Welcome to Bass Hall

Last summer, Fort Worth girl Betty Buckley went on her first-ever national tour as the title character in Hello, Dolly!, which brought her to Dallas’ Fair Park Music Hall. Ironic, then, that Buckley isn’t still with the show when it settles into Bass Hall this week, but the actress now in the role, Carolee Carmello, is a powerhouse in her own right. If you missed it last year, don’t lose out on the opportunity to see this award-winning revival.

DEETS: Bass Performance Hall, 525 Commerce St., Fort Worth. BassHall.com.


Thursday 01.16 – Sunday 01.19

Uptown Players once again does Broadway their way

The gaycentric theater company Uptown Players’ big fundraiser each season is Broadway Our Way, a revue of showtunes, performed by some of the top talent in the area. The kicker is, the songs sung by the men were written for women, and vice versa. That’s the kind of gender-bending switcheroo we can get behind, especially when the talent pool includes co-directors B.J. Cleveland and Jeremy Dumont and a cast of greats.

DEETS: Kalita Humphreys Theater, 3636 Turtle Creek Blvd. UptownPlayers.org.


Friday 01.17

Mandy Patinkin returns to North Texas for one-night-only concert

You may know Mandy Patinkin for his dramatic roles on TV shows like Homeland, or his comic chops in movies like The Princess Bride, but theater queens think first of him as the Tony Award-winning star of Broadway musicals like Evita and Sunday in the Park with George. He’s also familiar to local stages for his concert appearances, the newest of which takes place this week when he returns to the Eisemann. Patinkin will perform his show Diaries, lending his passionate interpretation to songs by the likes of Randy Newman, Rufus Wainwright and, of course, Steven Sondheim.

DEETS: Eisemann Center for
Performing Arts, 2351 Performance Drive, Richardson. 7:30 p.m.