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June 23-26 2011 SummerDance Concert


BalletConcerto presents an exciting and varied programthis sum- mer.LuisMontero revives hismasterwork,House ofBernardaAlba, which tells the tale of an oppressivematriarchwho refuses to let her adult daughters look at aman.What happenswhen a handsomeman invades their sequestered household?Come find out! Raymonda Suite is re-staged byAssociateArtisticDirectorWebsterDean, an arrange- ment of selections fromthe classicalRussian gem.EliseLavallee, an emerging choreographer, sets TakeHeart on the younger dancers from theBalletConcerto SummerDanceWorkshop.ChristineHay closes the eveningwith her livelyGershwinGold.Who could ask for any- thingmore thanGershwin’s foot tapping, I’veGotRhythm? Pack up the family and a picnic basket! June 23-26, 2011 at 8:00 pmat Trinity Park Pavilion, 2300W7th Street, FortWorth, Texas 76102. Free admis- sion. Individual seating and tables are available for purchase. Individual seating $25. Tables of 4 $80. Tables of 10 $200. 817-738-7915. www.balletconcerto.com


July 8-August 14 TheWiz


Ease ondownthe road. It’s got rock. It’s got gospel. It’s got soul.And oh my, the dancing! Ina dreamcollaboration,DallasTheaterCenter and DallasBlackDanceTheatre, the city’s oldest continuously operating dance company, fill theWyly Theatrewithdancing, singing and laugh- ter for the dazzlingmusical thatwonsevenTonyAwardswhenit opened onBroadway in1975. FeaturingBrierleyResidentActing CompanymembersLizMikel andCedricNeal, this eye-popping, high-energy familyhit startswitha tornado and keeps lifting from there, asDorothy, the Scarecrow, TinManandCowardly LionEase on DowntheRoad andultimately learnthere’sno place likehome.Book by WilliamF.Brown.Music and Lyrics byCharlie Smalls.Directed by KevinMoriarty. July 8-August 14, 2011 atmultiple times at the Potter Rose PerformanceHall,Wyly Theatre, 2100RossAvenue,Dallas, Texas 75201. 214-880-0202.www.attpac.org


July 14-15 Ballet Conservatory SummerWorkshop Performance


BalletConservatory,home ofLakeCitiesBalletTheatre,Dance Fusion, and recipient ofYouthAmericaGrand Prix’sOutstanding SchoolAward showcases students participating intheir summer inten- siveworkshop. July 14-15, 2011 at theMedicalCenter of Lewisville Grand Theater, 100NorthCharles Street, Lewisville, Texas 75057. 972-317-0194.www.balletconservatory.com


July 16 Ballet Folklorico ofDallas Annual Recital


BalletFolklorico ofDallas,under the artistic directionofAlice ArriagadeMedina, takes youona journey throughMexico as the tal- ented companymembers demonstrate their knowledge ofMexicancul- ture and dance intheir productionofNuestrasRaices. July 16, 2011 at 1:00 pm&7:00 pmat the LatinoCulturalCenter, 2600 LiveOak St., Dallas, Texas 75204. $8.00 inadvance; $10.00 at the door. 214-331-3778.www.balletfolkloricoofdallas.com


July 19-31 Guys andDolls


BigLeagueProductions is proud to announce a sparklingnewpro- ductionof the timelessBroadway classic,Guys andDolls. Set inDamon Runyon’smythicalNewYorkCity, this oddball romantic comedy - con- sidered bymany to be the perfectmusical comedy - soarswiththe spirit ofBroadway as it introducesus to the cast of vivid characterswhohave become legends inthe canon. TheNewYork Times calls in“The showthat definesBroadway dazzle!” TheNewYorkPost said “If youhave onemusi- cal to see,make it this...andmake it quick!” “Guys andDolls is one of those pivotal events inBroadway’shistory.APhenomenon,”NewYork Magazine. FromtheHollywoodmotionpicture versionstarringMarlon Brandonto the acclaimedBroadway revivals,Guys andDolls remains a timelessmasterpiece thatwill please everyone frommusical theater scholars to fans of The Sopranos and everyone inbetween. Presented by Dallas SummerMusicals. July 19-31, 2011 atmultiple times at The MusicHall at Fair Park, 909 1stAvenue,Dallas, TX75210. $17-$80. To purchase tickets, visit ormail order formto TheBoxOffice, 542 Preston Royal ShoppingCenter,Dallas, TX75230.Or, call 214-346-3300. www.dallassummermusicals.org


Pictured:MicheleGifford andGrantDettling forBallet Concerto. Photo byRicky Lee


July 8-24 ModernDance Festival at theModern


Presented byContemporaryDance/FortWorth.ModernArt Museum, FortWorth, Texas. 817-922-0944.www.cdfw.org


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July 26-31 9 to 5: TheMusical Presented byPerformingArts FortWorth.Bass PerformanceHall, FortWorth, TX76102. 817-212-4280; 877-212-4280 toll-free; www.basshall.com


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