Friday, October 5, 2018

UTA's Maverick Theatre Company Presents The Clean House by Sarah Ruhl

A romantic comedy about loss, love, change, and redemption, THE CLEAN HOUSE is both whimsical and touching. A serious career-oriented doctor, Lane, has hired a quirky Brazilian maid. The only problem is that the maid, Matilde, hates to clean. Instead, she longs to be a comedienne. Lane is deserted by her husband, Charles, who leaves her for his mistress, Ana, a passionate, older Brazilian woman upon whom he recently performed a mastectomy. Sarah Ruhl’s enchanting play reminds us that there is humor and beauty to be found in life’s most unlikely messes. THE CLEAN HOUSE is a 2003-2004 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize Winner and a 2005 Pulitzer Prize in Drama Finalist.

THE CLEAN HOUSE features members of UT Arlington’s Maverick Theatre Company including: Alyssa Azacarate (Matilda), Darcy Doyle (Lane), Bethany Doolin (Virginia), Cody Jackson (Charles), and Emily Bulloch (Ana). This play is directed by Assistant Professor of Instruction and Playwright-in-Residence Seraphina Nova Glass. Scenic design by DJ Badon, light and sound design by Jared Land, costume design by Kris O’Brien, technical direction by DJ Badon, and stage managed by Emily Blackmon.

THE CLEAN HOUSE is presented in the UT Arlington Mainstage Theatre (Fine Arts Building, North Section, Room 174) . Performances are October 10th, 11th, 12th, and 13th at 8:00 pm and October 14th at 2:30 pm. Tickets are $10 for the general public and $8 for students/senior citizens/UTA faculty & staff. For tickets please contact For further information, please contact the UT Arlington Department of Theatre Arts box office at 817.272.2669 or

Thursday, October 4, 2018

Join Symphony Arlington for their 2018-19 Season Premiere

Please note: Due to building delays of the stage extension, Symphony Arlington will be unable to perform in Arlington Music Hall on October 18th. They will be performing at the Willie Pigg Auditorium in Mansfield.

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Music Concerts at the Levitt Pavilion Sept. 28-30, 2018

Three artists with their roots firmly planted in Tarrant County perform this weekend as the Levitt's 10th anniversary season begins to wind down.

Friday: The Levitt welcomes home singer/songwriter, Chris Hawkes, and his writing and singing partner, Miranda Dawn at 8 p.m. The Arlington artist met Miranda in 2012 during a chance meeting on an Austin dance floor. The first time they sang together, they found a sound Texas Monthly called "undeniably intimate." Their initial duo effort climbed to number 25 on Billboard's Folk chart and landed at number two in iTunes singer/songwriter albums. They went on to appear on season six of NBC's The Voice. Acoustic Guitar hailed the pair as having "impeccable vocal harmonies and instrumentation," and Huffington Post summarizes their music as "transcendent alternative/folk." The Dawn & Hawkes concert is presented by J. Gilligan's.

Grady Spencer and the Work describe themselves as "a blue collar band making blue collar music for a blue collar world." They bring their old-time blues meets classic country music to the Levitt at 8 p.m. Sept. 29, presented by RJ Construction. Grady formed his band, The Work, in Fort Worth, after he met and befriended guitarist, Trevor Powell, and drummer, Blake Sager, under the marble angels of Bass Hall. Along with their bass player, Steve Moore, they criss-cross the south in their trusty Econovan (Jean-Claude Van Dam).

Sunday: One of the turning points in Tatiana Mayfield's young life was a week at jazz camp at the University of Texas at Arlington. At the time, she was 13 and the camp's only female, only trombone player and only jazz vocalist. After graduating from Brewer High School in Fort Worth, she continued her musical education at Tarrant County College, then the University of North Texas. Now she's known as "LadyMay" and has performed with the Showtime at the Apollo tour, opened for artists like Kirk Whalum and Randy Brecker, and appears regularly at the Scatt Jazz Club in Sundance Square. LadyMay takes the stage at 8 p.m. with the UTA Jazz Orchestra for jazz on the lawn.

Click here for the remaining fall concert schedule.

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

University of Texas at Arlington’s Department of Theatre Arts presents FLIGHT 12 IMPROV

It’s the beginning of the another school year and that means... FLIGHT 12 IMPROV! Full of oh-no-you-didn't moments and steeped-in-fun, Maverick Theatre Company's FLIGHT 12 IMPROV has a style that's always outrageous and never stale! This 12-member troupe features students from University Texas Arlington and is directed by Associate Professor Joe Chapa. FLIGHT 12 IMPROV performances are September 21 & 22, 2018 at 8:00 pm at 502 South Cooper, Fine Arts Building North, Mainstage Theatre, Room 174. Tickets $10.

Photo Left to Right: Austin Hutchinson, Cody Jackson, Esther Rosenthal, Connor Stubbs, Samantha Shepherd, Zakk Shortes, Brian Hughes, Austin Bender