Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Maverick Theatre Company Presents "West Side Story"

The University of Texas at Arlington’s Maverick Theatre Company presents WEST SIDE STORY. Two youngsters from rival New York City gangs fall in love, but tensions between their respective friends build toward tragedy. WEST SIDE STORY runs March 1st – 5th, 2017.

UT Arlington students in WEST SIDE STORY include: Austin Ray Beck (Riff), Richard Del Cristo (Tony), Isaiah McInnis (Action), Tristan Arnold (A-Rab), Cole Shuffield (Baby John), Kace Owens (Snowboy), Dominic Mangiocco (Big Deal), Sam Bullington (Diesel), Francisco Grifaldo (Bernardo), Kevin Duran (Chino), Bismark Quintanilla (Pepe), Coy Rubalcaba, (Indio), Luis Arturo Vargas (Luis), Aaron Cummings (Toro), Jenna Redmond (Graziella), Monica Maria Lockwood (Velma), V Kyle Tyson (Minnie), Victoria Raines (Clarice), Johanna Ramsey Escoe (Peggy), Hannah Jackley (Anybodys), Paulette Cocke (Maria), Elizabeth Stevens (Anita), Deanna Marie Gonzales (Rosalia), Tiffany Sellers (Consuelo), Kristin McQuaid (Teresita), Marla Acevedo (Francisca), Monica Chapa (Estella), Breanna Wilson (Margarita), Whitney Jones (Gabriella), AJ Martinez (Doc), Alex Pope (Schrank), Austin Bender (Krupke), Bradley Kelm (Glad Hand).

Direction of WEST SIDE STORY is by Assistant Professor Dr. Anne Healy. Musical Direction is by Dr. Katherine Noone. Orchestra Director is Dr. Clifton Evans. Pianist is Tiffany Tsay. Choreographers are Amanda Jackson and Meredith Knight. Dance Captain is Marissa Bateman. Lighting Designer is Peter Leonard. Scenic Designer is Kim LaFontaine, Sound Designer is Matt McGregor, Costume Design is Laurie Land, DJ Badon is Technical Director and Joe Pauli is Asst. Technical Director, Jared Land is Production Manager. Neil Farrell is stage manager.

WEST SIDE STORY is presented in the UT Arlington Mainstage Theatre (Fine Arts Building, North Section) located at 502 South Cooper Street on the UT Arlington campus. Performances of WEST SIDE STORY are March 1, 2, 3, 4 at 8pm and March 5 at 2:30 pm, 2017. Tickets are $12 for general public and $10 for students/senior citizens/UTA faculty & staff. Box Office: For further information, please contact the UT Arlington Department of Theatre Arts box office at 817.272.2669.

Monday, February 20, 2017

Arlington Community Band Winter Concert

The Arlington Community Band with Rick Baker as director will perform a Winter Concert on Saturday, February 25, 7:30 pm, at Trinity United Methodist Church, 1200 W. Green Oaks Blvd, Arlington, TX 76013.

A Copland Tribute adapted by Grundman
His Honor by Fillmore
Sheltering Sky by Mackey
The Rakes of Mallow by Anderson,
Slavyanskaya by Kozhevykov
Chester by Schuman


Saturday, February 11, 2017

SiNaCa Studios' 9th Annual Vitro Moda Fundraising Gala

SiNaCa Studios is proud to present Vitro Moda, its ninth annual fundraising gala that blends glass and music in an exciting runway show. This year’s theme, chromesthesia, will explore the connection between sound and color and how it influences artistic expression.

Vitro Moda will be held Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017, from 7 to 10 p.m. at 809 at Vickery in Fort Worth

Couture models will walk the runway showcasing and wearing beautiful, one-of-a-kind glass art pieces created by artists around the country. The featured pieces will be available for purchase at the conclusion of the show. Other glass artwork designed specifically for Vitro Moda will be available during the silent auction before the runway show. A raffle will also precede the show.

Vitro Moda supports SiNaCa Studios’ mission to provide North Texans an opportunity to experience glass art through events, education and community programs. One-hundred percent of silent auction proceeds and 50 percent of sales of featured runway pieces will benefit SiNaCa Studios.

A variety of ticket levels are available. Each ticket includes complimentary cocktails and hors d’oeuvres. Use promotional code GLASS to receive special pricing on runway seating and standing room tickets.

Sunday, February 5, 2017

The Dallas Chamber Symphony Presents an Evening of Music by American Composers

The Dallas Chamber Symphony will present an evening of music by American composers on Tuesday, February 21, featuring some of the most distinctive and iconic works and artists to shape the trajectory of music and film within the last 100 years.

The program begins with Ingram Marshall’s most famous work – one that would establish him as a preeminent composer of electro-acoustic music. Fog Tropes, written in 1982 for brass sextet, utilizes a recorded tape track and extended brass techniques to create the sounds of boats and foghorns heard in a foggy shipping channel. It’s derived from the works of minimalists and electro-acousticians such as Steve Reich, Terry Riley and John Adams.

Keven Puts’ Seven Seascapes, by contrast, is purely acoustic, and it conjures images of the sea through a more subtle and poetic musical language rendered by a mixed chamber ensemble of six members. A programmatic piece inspired in part from selected works of English and American poets, the piece has a fresh and modern sound, rooted in nostalgia and a style reminiscent of the sea-inspired works of Benjamin Britten.

Following intermission, the orchestra will screen a new score to Charlie Chaplin’s THE KID, written by Craig Safan, who is perhaps best known for scoring THE LAST STARFIGHTER (1984). A veteran of the film industry and an award-winning composer, Safan promises to bring a fresh sound to Chaplin’s first feature-length (50 minutes) silent comedy-drama film written, produced, directed, and starring Chaplin and featuring Jackie Coogan at 6 years old. Safan will attend the event, and he will be available to meet audience members and sign autographs.

“This evening is sure to be a novel concert experience, rich with creative and innovative sounds written by a mix of very important American composers,” says Richard McKay, conductor and artistic director of the Dallas Chamber Symphony. “Almost everything on the program will be new to our audience; and with such a fun variety of pieces, we expect they will enjoy every minute of it.”

The performance will be held on Tuesday, February 21, at Dallas City Performance Hall (2520 Flora St., Dallas, Texas 75201) at 8 p.m.. Individual tickets are available for $19-$44 each, $15 for students, and seniors save up to 25%. Discounted subscription packages are available online or by phone at (214) 449-1294. Walk-ups are welcome.

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Flight 12 Comedy Improv at UTA

University of Texas at Arlington

Fine Arts Building North, Room 137

Comedy Improv Produced by the Maverick Theatre Company


Feb. 3rd and Feb. 4th, 2017

8:00 pm