Things to do: Theater performances worth checking out in Fort Worth in January
There are some great shows happening at multiple theaters across the Dallas/Fort Worth area in January.
Whether you are looking for a fun date night idea or something to do with your friends or family, these shows are worth checking out.
MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING
Where: National Theatre Live/Amphibian Stage Modern Art Museum of
Fort Worth, 3200 Darnell St.
When: Jan. 11, Jan. 14
About: This Shakespearean “rom-com” is set on the Italian Riviera as part of Amphibian’s ongoing partnership with NTL. A hotelier’s daughter marries a young soldier, but more than love is in the air, as deception is an unwelcome guest. Director Simon Godwin brings the comedy to the stage with a background of sun, sea and scandal.
More info: 817-923-3012, amphibianstage.com
MOON MAN WALK
Where: Jubilee Theatre Sundance Square,
506 Main St., Fort Worth, 817-338-4411,
When: Jan. 27-Feb. 26
About: When protagonist Spencer returns to Philadelphia to plan his mother’s funeral, he finds a letter revealing much about his estranged father. He also falls in love while finding out much about himself. Pulitzer-winning playwright James Ijames takes a poetic look at how stories we hear as children play a role in shaping us as adults.
More info: jubileetheatre.org
Where: Circle Theatre Sundance Square, 230 W. 4th St., Fort Worth,
When: Feb. 2-11
About: Blind Lemon Jefferson is a musical legend and a bit of an enigma. The sightless bluesman discovered in Dallas on a Deep Ellum street corner in 1925 proceeded to make more than 80 records in the next four years (he died in December 1929). Jefferson inspired countless blues, jazz and rock musicians. Writers Alan Govenar and Akin Babatunde wrote an earlier musical about his life; this follow-up uses monologues and music to dig deeper into the singer’s life and psyche.
More Info: 817-877-3040, circletheatre.com