This Random World at Circle Theatre
Jan. 25 – Feb. 24
Steven Dietz’s heartwarming comedy, This Random World, kicks off the season. Each character’s journey overlaps one another, be it an ailing woman who plans one final trip, a daughter planning one great escape or a son falling prey to a prank gone wrong. This funny and intimate play explores the lives that may be happening just out of reach of our own. Does serendipity bring us together or is that only a myth?
Detroit ’67 at Jubilee Theatre
Jan. 26 – Feb. 25
The Year That Changed Everything For A Family and A City 50 years ago… 1967. The world is shifting for two siblings, who are running an after hours joint in their basement t make ends meet. But when a mysterious woman finds her way into their lives, tensions mount when dreams diverge, their tight-knit community is threatened and the streets erupt in violence in this riveting play set to a driving 60’s Motown beat. *Contains adult language and themes that make it most appropriate for patrons 14 years and older.*
Like A Billion Likes at Stage West
Through Feb. 11
Misty Riggs is a nobody. No, really, she is – that’s an undisputed fact. But just as she’s starting sophomore year, she gets the notion she should try to stand out somehow before it’s too late. Misty’s gambit only cements her loserdom, and after one blow too many, she makes a final, desperate bid for glory – the terrible culmination of her burning desire to be recognized for something, anything, no matter how she achieves it.
Sylvia at Theatre Arlington
Through Feb. 4
After twenty two years of raising children in the suburbs, Greg and Kate move to Manhattan. As Greg’s career as a financial trader is winding down, Kate’s career, as a public-school English teacher, is taking off. Greg brings home a dog he found in the park—or that has found him—bearing only the name “Sylvia” on her name tag. A street-smart mixture of Lab and Poodle, Sylvia becomes a major bone of contention between husband and wife.
Bright Ideas in the Sanders Theatre at Fort Worth Community Art Center
Through Jan. 28
How far would you go for the success of your child? For Joshua and Geneva Bradley, that question is no longer hypothetical. Their three-year-old son, Mac, is next on the waiting list to get into the Bright Ideas Early Childhood Development Academy–and everyone knows once you’re in there, your life will unfold with glorious ease. Josh and Gen have had to scramble all their lives to get this far…and now they are one fatal dinner party away from the ultimate success as parents: The Right Pre-School. You may never look at pre-school (or pesto) the same way again.
Presented by 2018 Texas Artist Regional Theatre
The Secret Lives of Henry & Alice at OnStage in Bedford
Through Feb. 4
For Henry Smith – actor, raconteur, sporting hero, leading socialite, business tycoon, secret agent, casanova and acting President of the United States – life was rarely dull. For Alice Smith, housewife – life was rarely anything else. Enter Michel – French waiter – tall, dark and available. Exactly what happened next, no-one’s quite sure. Except that it involved a rotting melon, a deckchair and a bottle of neck-rub. Fantasy blurs into reality. Secret passions explode. And two worlds which seem a million miles apart are suddenly on a collision course. It could only happen to Henry & Alice. Only their pet goldfish, Orca, and you, will ever know the true story!
The Marvelous Wonderettes at Artisan Center Theatre (Hurst)
Through Jan. 27
This smash off-Broadway hit takes you to the 1958 Springfield High School prom where we meet Betty Jean, Cindy Lou, Missy, and Suzy, four girls with hopes and dreams as big as their crinoline skirts! Featuring over 30 classic ’50s and ’60s hits, The Marvelous Wonderettes will keep you smiling in this must-take musical trip down memory lane!
Anne of Green Gables at Artisan Theatre (Hurst)
Through Feb. 3
When aging brother and sister Matthew and Marilla Cuthbert send to the orphanage in Nova Scotia for a boy to help them on the farm, they get more than they bargain for. Due to a mix-up, they are instead left with 11-year-old Anne Shirley. Over the course of six years, this hot-headed and energetic girl wins their hearts in this warm, poignant story about love, home and family.
Anne of Avonlea at Theatre Off The Square in Weatherford
Through Feb. 4
Here is the first dramatization of L. M. Montgomery’s famous novel which has been read and loved by millions since its publication. The little girl of “Green Gables” has become a grown-up school teacher of seventeen. How she faces the first real problems of her life form the basis of Ms. Carlisle’s faithful adaptation.
Almost, Maine at Granbury Theatre Company
Jan. 26 – Feb. 11
On a cold, clear, moonless night in the middle of winter, all is not quite what it seems in the remote, mythical town of Almost, Maine. As the northern lights hover in the star-filled sky above, Almost’s residents find themselves falling in and out of love in unexpected and often hilarious ways. Knees are bruised. Hearts are broken. But the bruises heal, and the hearts mend—almost—in this delightful midwinter night’s dream.