Monday, February 24, 2020

Good Pitch Texas 2020 Extended Deadline, Sat. Feb. 29

The Pirates of Penzance Returns to UTA

The University of Texas at Arlington’s Maverick Theatre Company in association with UTA’s Department of Music proudly presents THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE with book and lyrics by Sir William S. Gilbert and music by Sir Arthur Sullivan. THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE follows young Frederic who has turned 21 and thus completed his apprenticeship to a band of kindhearted pirates. He falls for Mabel, the lovely daughter of law-enforcer Major-General Stanley, only to learn that his birthday falls on February 29, which means through a leap year loophole he is technically still a pirate. It’s a hilarious farce with sentimental pirates, bumbling policemen, dim-witted young lovers, and an eccentric Major-General.

THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE is presented in the UTA Mainstage Theatre (Fine Arts Building, North Section, Room 174) located at 502 South Cooper Street on the UTA campus. Performances are February 27, 28, & 29, 2020 at 7:30 pm, and March 1, 2020 at 2:00 pm. Tickets are $12 for the general public and $10 for students/senior citizens/UTA faculty & staff. Groups of 10 or more can use the code PPGRP for $10 tickets. For tickets please call 817-272-9595 or visit For further information, please visit the UTA Department of Theatre Arts website.

Spring Break 2020 Art Classes at The Upstairs Gallery

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Timeless Concerts presents a Leap Year Special Concert at the Arlington Museum of Art

Join Timeless Concerts for their annual fundraiser on Saturday, February 29 at 8pm at the Arlington Museum of Art. Come enjoy the evening with their performers, while sitting at a table with your beverage enjoying the most beautiful and exciting music of the ages. Their entire crew will be there: tenors Don O'Neal LeBlanc and Sergio Cepeda, pianist Dr. Heejung Kang, soprano Judith Rodriguez, cellist Dr. Sara Birnbaum Hood, violinist/violinist Dr. Timothy Angel, and violinist LeeAnne Chenoweth.

They will perform audience favorites from tangos to passionate Italian songs, let you in on some future concert previews, and play a fundraiser game that gives you the chance to win $200 with a $20 donation. Their post-concert party will be made extra special by pianist Erik Barnes, who takes your requests and makes you feel like dancing! Post-concert buffet features fruit/cheese/desserts and complimentary wine and soft drinks, BYOB acceptable.

Because Timeless Concerts' Leap Year Special serves as a fundraiser, tickets are a bit higher than other concerts throughout the year. They now offer the option of paying by Paypal, as well as going to their website ticket page. Ticket prices: General $50, senior $45, college student $20, private table for two: $120. One youth age 11-17 may attend free with a paying adult.

Monday, February 3, 2020

UTA's Department of Theatre Arts Presents the World Premiere of "Monster Lagoon"

MavPlays 2020 spotlights the world premiere of the original work Monster Lagoon written by UTA’s playwright-in-residence, Dr. Natalie Gaupp. In this play, Lainie Jorgenson flips houses and she’s damned good at it. But Lainie’s about to meet her match at the homestead of the dearly departed Samuel Tanner. She’s about to climb into an attic and discover Sam’s old sketchbooks, full of 1950s Hollywood Sci-Fi monsters. Lainie’s about to enter Monster Lagoon, a place where Sam kept his dreams and nightmares…and where Lainie will finally confront her most painful childhood memories.

Monster Lagoon will be presented in UTA Stage 143 Theatre (Fine Arts Building, North Section, Room 143) located at 502 South Cooper Street on the UTA campus. Performances of Monster Lagoon are February 13, 14, & 15 at 7:30 pm, and February 15 & 16 at 2:00 pm. Tickets are $5 general admission. For tickets please call 817-272-9595 or visit For further information, please visit the UTA Department of Theatre Arts website.

Monster Lagoon is recommended for adult audiences.