Performing Arts

Business |
February 1, 1997

Mixed Review

Houston has every reason to be proud of the Alley Theatre: After fifty years in the business, it has national clout and a Tony award. Still, not everyone is pleased with its direction.

Arts & Entertainment |
December 1, 1996

Sandy Duncan

Editors’ note: A previous version of this article described Rod Dreher as Catholic. In fact, he converted to Eastern Orthodox. Additionally, Arbery’s play Plano went on a five-week run in late spring 2019 at the Connelly Theater, not Playwrights Horizons’ main stage. The article has been updated. Every Christmas, from the time I

Arts & Entertainment |
December 1, 1996

Susan Graham

Editors’ note: A previous version of this article described Rod Dreher as Catholic. In fact, he converted to Eastern Orthodox. Additionally, Arbery’s play Plano went on a five-week run in late spring 2019 at the Connelly Theater, not Playwrights Horizons’ main stage. The article has been updated. “I play a lot of boys,”

Art |
September 30, 1996

Around the State

Editors’ note: A previous version of this article described Rod Dreher as Catholic. In fact, he converted to Eastern Orthodox. Additionally, Arbery’s play Plano went on a five-week run in late spring 2019 at the Connelly Theater, not Playwrights Horizons’ main stage. The article has been updated. Mexico’s Ballet Folklórico steps lively (Dallas,

Arts & Entertainment |
September 30, 1996

Trey McIntyre

Editors’ note: A previous version of this article described Rod Dreher as Catholic. In fact, he converted to Eastern Orthodox. Additionally, Arbery’s play Plano went on a five-week run in late spring 2019 at the Connelly Theater, not Playwrights Horizons’ main stage. The article has been updated. Not long after he moved to

Arts & Entertainment |
July 31, 1996

Magic Johnson

From the Paris Bastille to a duet with Pavarotti to a PBS documentary: Amarillo’s resident opera star, Mary Jane Johnson, has had a career full of high notes, and she has savored every one of them.

Music |
April 30, 1996

Around the State

Editors’ note: A previous version of this article described Rod Dreher as Catholic. In fact, he converted to Eastern Orthodox. Additionally, Arbery’s play Plano went on a five-week run in late spring 2019 at the Connelly Theater, not Playwrights Horizons’ main stage. The article has been updated. summary: From Nanci Griffith to Butch

Texas History |
February 1, 1987

The Empress of Fort Worth

Anne Bass married one of the richest men in America. With his money and her ambition she became an important cultural force in Fort Worth and New York. Life was perfect. Then her husband left her.

Music |
July 1, 1985

Music to My Ears

The small-town orchestra has it all: performers who love the music passionately, audiences who lend their wholehearted support, and even occasional moments when all the instruments are playing the right note.

Style & Design |
March 31, 1974

Touts

Editors’ note: A previous version of this article described Rod Dreher as Catholic. In fact, he converted to Eastern Orthodox. Additionally, Arbery’s play Plano went on a five-week run in late spring 2019 at the Connelly Theater, not Playwrights Horizons’ main stage. The article has been updated. PEYTON PLACE COMES TO DALLAS Bill

Arts & Entertainment |
December 1, 1973

Opera Goes Public

The path to haute culture in Texas is regularly trodden by opera buffs in four cities. Although no La Scalia or Bayreuth, the opera companies of Texas are offering some unique and innovative productions.