From ‘Chicago’ to ‘Beauty and the Beast,’ check out these May performances in Fort Worth

By David ArkinApril 29, 2024April 30th, 2024No Comments

From ‘Chicago’ to ‘Beauty and the Beast,’ check out these May performances in Fort Worth

Photo by Steven Visneau and courtesy of Texas Ballet Theater

Rustin Pavilion
1400 E. Southlake Blvd., Southlake, 817-748-8919, visitsouthlaketexas.com

Southlake’s MasterWorks Concert Series, sponsored by the city of Southlake and ArtsNET, is back with a wide range of musical artists and styles. Every Friday in May, a free concert starts at 7 p.m. at Rustin Pavilion. Patrons are allowed to bring their own picnics. Bringing a lawn chair or blanket to sit on is recommended. Food and dessert trucks will serve items from 6-9 p.m. The musical lineup features La Frenquenzia (Latin), Michael Hix (pop/rock and soul), Wanda King (pop, R&B, blues, jazz), The After Party and In Valen (rock). May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31


Katie Frieden as Roxie Hart in the national tour of Chicago.
Photo by Jeremy Daniel and courtesy of Bass Performance Hall

Bass Hall
525 Commerce St., Fort Worth, 817-212-4450, basshall.com

Broadway’s longest running musical is hitting the Bass Hall stage in May. “Chicago” combines fame, fortune and “all that jazz” with incredible dancing and numerous show stopping songs. The musical takes place during Chicago’s Jazz Age and follows vaudeville star Velma Kelly and chorus girl Roxie Hart. The pair become rivals while competing for headlines in a media frenzy. The six-time Tony Award-winning show has been going for 27 years with 10,000 performances. May 10-12


Texas Ballet Theater at Bass Performance Hall
525 Commerce St., Fort Worth, 877-828-9200, texasballettheater.org

Enjoy a tale as old as time as performed by the Texas Ballet Theater. This well-known story tells the tale of a hideous beast and a young maiden finding love while learning more about themselves and each other. Their love transcends and ultimately transforms outward appearances. In the end, love conquers all. May 17-19


Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra
525 Commerce St., Fort Worth, 817-665-6000, fwsymphony.org

The Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra’s 2023-24 season is nearing an end, with two powerful performances. First, the symphony will perform Dvořák’s Eighth symphony. Dvořák’s most melodic piece features a rhapsodic first movement and an electrifying finale. Guest conductor Tomáš Netopil will also guide the symphony through one of Dvořák’s Slavonic Dances. Pianist Lukáš Vondráček will perform Chopin’s first piano concerto as part of this concert, too. The season finale highlights the brass instruments, in partnership with the International Trombone Festival and Texas Christian University. A brand new double concerto for trombone and piano by TCU alumnus Kevin Day and Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Jennifer Higdon’s “River sings a song to the trees” are on the show docket. Pianist Constanze Hochwartner and trombone player Peter Steiner are two of the featured artists in this performance. Mahler’s Symphony No. 5 caps off the evening.
Dvořák’s Eighth — May 24-26
Season Finale — May 31-June 2