FRIDAY 05.17 – SUNDAY 05.26

Like Geppetto, TBT brings ‘Pinocchio’ to life

Carlo Collodi’s character of Pinocchio has become a live-action movie, an animated classic, an opera, even video game … and also a ballet. Guess which one Texas Ballet Theater is putting on? In conjunction with the National Ballet of Canada, Sir Ben Stevenson stages this charming story of the puppet who becomes a real boy and gets into tons of trouble. It will be presented both in Dallas and Fort Worth

DEETS: Winspear Opera House,
2403 Flora St., May 17–19. Bass Performance Hall, 525 Commerce St., Fort Worth.
May 24–26.


Dallas Opera holds gala musical performance featuring three new tenors

We wrote about the Dallas Opera’s performance gala and fundraiser a few weeks ago when we profiled out tenor Michael Fabiano. But he’s not the only one you should care about. He’ll be joined onstage at the Winspear by two good friends and colleagues, fellow tenors Bryan Hymel and Matthew Polenzani for a concert that gives us a set of three tenors for the new millennium. The show will feature familiar solo arias as well as group numbers and a promise of several surprises as well.

DEETS: Winspear
Opera House,
2403 Flora St.

FRIDAY 05.11

Kitchen Dog Theater’s annual fundraising party Hooch and Pooch returns

We love the name of Kitchen Dog Theater’s annual bash, because it says it all: Hooch and Pooch. Pooch owning to it being the yearly fundraiser for the risk-taking theater company, and Hooch because… well, theater folks like to drink. And eat. And participate in a fun silent auction. The theme this year is Throwback High School Dance Party, so pull out your best socks to hop in, or poodle skirts to twirl in. Whatever decade works for you will be fine.

DEETS: Trinity River Arts Center,
2600 N. Stemmons Freeway., ste. 180. 8­11 p.m. $40/person or $70/couple.