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From ‘Sherlock Holmes’ to ‘Hamilton,’ check out these June performances in Fort Worth

By David ArkinJune 4, 2024No Comments

From ‘Sherlock Holmes’ to ‘Hamilton,’ check out these June performances in Fort Worth

Photo courtesy of Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra

MERCEDES T. BASS SOUNDS OF SUMMER SERIES
Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra
330 E. 4th St., Fort Worth, 817-665-6000, fwsymphony.org

The Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra’s summer concert series will take on a new look while the Fort Worth Botanic Garden constructs an outdoor amphitheater. Some concerts will take place at the garden inside the Lecture Hall, featuring Nights of Strings at the Garden. The symphony will also participate in select camps at the garden presenting a Sounds of Nature concert for campers. Other performances in the series include a lawn concert at the Amon Carter Museum of American Art, “Peter and the Wolf” at CR Smith Museum, and the PianoTexas International Festival at Texas Christian University. Check out the symphony website for times and ticket information.
Nights of Strings – June 7, 21, 28; Sounds of Nature – June 3-7, 10-14, 17-21
Concert on the Lawn – June 9; Peter and the Wolf – June 15
PianoTexas – June 16, 23, 30

 

SHERLOCK HOLMES AND THE ADVENTURE OF THE ELUSIVE EAR
Stage West
821 W. Vickery Blvd., Fort Worth, 817-784-9378, stagewest.org

Before Vincent van Gogh is discovered, he presents a peculiar case to noted detective Sherlock Holmes, his partner Dr. Watson and his paramour Irene Adler. A little help from Oscar Wilde gives the world’s greatest detective a boost in uncovering a post-impressionist conspiracy. This mystery serves as the opening piece in the “Baker Street” trilogy. June 6-23

 

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HAMILTON
Bass Performance Hall
525 Commerce St., Fort Worth, 817-212-4280, basshall.com

The 11-time Tony Award-winning musical, “Hamilton,” is returning to Bass Performance Hall. “Hamilton” follows the rise of Founding Father Alexander Hamilton. It depicts the honor Hamilton fought with and legacy left behind during a critical time in United States history. The musical has won a Grammy and seven Olivier Awards in addition to the Pulitzer Prize for drama and a special citation from the Kennedy Center Honors. June 11-23

 

GREASE & MUSIC OF ELTON JOHN
Casa Mañana
3101 W. Lancaster Ave., Fort Worth, 817-332-2272, casamanana.org

Bring back those summer nights and relive the adventures of Danny Zuko and the T-Birds and Betty Rizzo and the Pink Ladies with “Grease.” The rock-and-roll musical features well-known musical hits including “You’re the One that I Want,” “Summer Nights,” “Greased Lightnin’” and others. The show is suitable for mature audiences only. Keep the music going while watching Broadway’s best perform the favorites from the discography of Sir Elton John at the Reid Cabaret. Navigate the decades of the Rocket Man’s legendary career with familiar tunes like “Tiny Dancer,” “Rocket Man,” “Bennie and the Jets,” “Candle in the Wind,” “Goodbye Yellow Brick Road” and “Saturday Night’s Alright” to name a few. This show is suitable for most audiences.
Grease – June 1-9
Elton John – June 11-29

 

HUNDRED DAYS
Circle Theatre
230 W. 4th St., Fort Worth, 817-877-3040, circletheatre.com

Based on the book by Abigail and Shaun Bengson, “Hundred Days” explores what can happen if you live like you only have 100 days left. This uncensored, exhilarating and heartrending true story embraces uncertainty and forces everyone involved to take chances. The musical features folk-punk music and was nominated in 2018 for both Lucille Lortel and Drama League awards for Outstanding Musical. June 6-July 6

 

BALLET CONCERTO’S 42ND ANNUAL SUMMER DANCE CONCERT
The Shops at Clearfork
5188 Monahans Ave., Fort Worth, 817-738-7915, balletconcerto.com

Ballet Concerto’s annual summer ballet performance returns with Luis Montero’s restaging of “Carmen.” Montero’s “Carmen” received its worldwide debut at the 2001 Summer Dance Concert. “Western Sweet” with choreography by Michael Vernon and “Ebb and Flow” by resident choreographer Elise Lavallee are also part of the 2024 summer concert. Performances will begin at 8:30 p.m. nightly at The Shops at Clearfork. Lawn seating is free. Reserved tables are available for purchase at balletconcerto.com. June 20-23