Tuesday 12.31

FWSO does Gershwin for New Year’s Eve

You know Ann Hampton Callaway’s voice even if you don’t recognize her name — she sang and co-wrote about “the flashy girl from Flushing — the nanny named Fran!” for the hit sitcom. But she’s a song stylist of the first order in recordings and concert halls… including, on New Year’s Eve, the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra, with whom she’s teaming up for a show dedicated to the music of Gershwin. It’s a ’smarvelous way to ring in 2020.

DEETS: Bass Performance Hall,
525 Commerce St., Fort Worth. 7:30 p.m.


Friday 01.03 — Saturday 01.04

DSO gets its Cirque on

Music is always an integral part of the experience at any modern circus, so the return of Cirque de la Symphonie offers a special advantage: The talents of the DSO supporting the acrobatics and acts of physical strength and beauty. Accentuated by the sounds of Bizet and Piazzolla, this cirque impresses with its daredevil, gravity-defying performances.

DEETS: Meyerson Symphony Center,
2301 Flora St. 7:30 p.m.


Saturday 12.28 — Sunday 01.19

Pegasus returns for the twisty spoof ‘The Color of Death’

Don’t think the folks at Pegasus Theatre aren’t aware of the irony in the title of their new production, The Color of Death, because the one thing you won’t see in a Pegasus production is color — they use the patented In Living Black & White effect for makeup and set design to keep it all looking like an old-timey movie. Only this time… Act 2 is in color! (It goes back to grey for Act 3.) Amateur detective Harry Hunsacker is back, bumbling his way through a solution, and as has become a tradition, there’s a special New Year’s Eve performance. Directed by Michael Serrecchia.

DEETS: Eisemann Center for Performing Arts,
2351 Performance Drive, Richardson.