Arts and Entertainment PREVIEWS


UT/Dallas. A movie for a dollar every Tuesday, Friday, and Saturday. July attractions include Lina Wertmuller’s Swept Away the 12th; Marathon Man, with Hoffman and Olivier, the 14th; and Greta Garbo as Anna Karenina the 28th. Shows at 7:30 and 9:30 in Founders North Auditorium. Call 690-2945 for a complete schedule.

Benson & Hedges’ 100 of the Greatest Classic Films. Great movies from the Thirties, Forties and Fifties play at the Preston Two Theater Fridays and Saturdays at midnight, starting June 23. Admission $1. 4011 Villanova, 368-8228.

Granada Theatre. A new double feature every other day in the Edison’s new quarters, 3524 Greenville Ave. Call 823-9610 for features and showtimes.

Lakewood Theatre. Double features for a dollar. Abrams Road at Gaston Avenue Call 821-5706 for titles.


Shakespeare Festival. Surely the nicest freebie, and one of the best theatrical events of the year. The performances of Shakespeare’s The Tempest (perhaps his greatest play) and Comedy of Errors (perhaps his most inconsequential) in the Fair Park Band Shell are likely to be triumphs of art over environment. Bring your picnic hamper, your beer cooler, your inflatable cushions, and make an evening of it. Gates open 7 p.m., performances start at 8:15, July 5-23.

Dallas Summer Musicals. The banalities of Broadway, the vulgarities of Vegas – these are the stuff of the Summer Musicals. What makes a Summer Musical show preferable to your average TV special? Well, it’s live theater. Almost, that is; the amplification system may dispel even that illusion, and no doubt some wizard is working on holographic images of Shirley Jones that may be used in lieu of the real thing. (If indeed there is a real Shirley Jones.) Anyway, for what it’s worth, we have perky Mitzi Gaynor in her revue, June 27-July 2; perky Shirley Jones in The Sound of Music, July 4-16; perky Herschel Bernardi in Fiddler on the Roof, July 18-30; and the perky national company in The Wiz, August 1-13. Fair Park Music Hall. Tickets at the State Fair box office, 6031 Berkshire Lane.

Theatre Three. The summer musical efforts of the Theatre Three company, under the spirited direction of Jac Alder, have been among their most successful projects. Last year, it was a “rediscovery” of the songs of Harry Warren. The summer before, an all-Gershwin revue.

This summer, Alder and company plan to trace the early history of blues and jazz, with the help of the Dallas Minority Repertory Theatre. The only hindrance in these projects has been the limited singing and dancing talent of some of the company’s actors, but the spirit has always been willing. The revue opens July 15, after the current run of Otherwise Engaged has ended. The Quadrangle, 2800 Routh, 263-0644.

Casa Manana. Van Johnson in Damn Yankees, June 26-July 8. Paint Your Wagon, July 10-22. Sound of Music, starring Anna Maria Alberghetti, July 24-August 5. For reservations call (817) 332-6221. 3101 W. Lancaster, Fort Worth.

Dallas Theater Center. June 20-July 29, The Royal Family, a comedy about a theater family much like the Barrymores. Witty dialogue by George S. Kaufman and Edna Ferber. 3636 Turtle Creek, 526-8920.

Dallas Repertory Theater closes its season July 9 with The Mikado, directed by Ed de Latte. In NorthPark Hall; reservations 369-8966.

Hip Pocket Theatre. The Return of Tar-zan (based very loosely on the books by E. R. Burroughs), through the 29th. Outdoor performances at 9 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, with supper served before the show at the Backdoor Restaurant. 9524 Highway 80 West, Fort Worth. (817) 244-9994 or 244-9869.

Shakespeare in the Park. More free Shakespeare, this time in Fort Worth’s Trinity Park. Romeo and Juliet and Taming of the Shrew run alternate weeks, Thursday-Sunday evenings, June 22-July 16.

Park Bench Players. Free performances of Pinocchio and Snow White in the city parks, through July 23. Call 670-4092.

NTSU Summer Repertory. July 13-15, The Scarecrow. July 20-22, You Can’t Take It With You. NTSU University Theatre. For reservations and information, call 788-2428.

UT/Dallas. Count Dracula, based on Bram Stoker’s novel and Ted Tillman’s play, July 6, 7, and 8. Performances at 8 p.m., with a midnight show the 8th. Plenty of special effects. For reservations call 690-2982.

Addison Community Theatre. Mame opens Friday July 21 at Greenhill School, 14255 Midway Road. For reservations call 245-2050.

St. Mark’s School. Summerstage, St. Mark’s professional theater study program, presents Romeo and Juliet the 7th and 8th, and Godspell the 14th and 15th. Performances in the Decherd Arts Center at St. Mark’s, 10600 Preston Road. Call 363-6491 for reservations.


Dallas Museum of Fine Arts. O’Neil Ford has the distinction of being a “tasteful” architect in a state that values the ostentatious over the restrained. Sometimes he’s been an artist without honor in his own country, so it’s to the credit of the DMFA that it has mounted the current show of photographs, models, and sketches of Ford’s work. It’s on display through the 15th. Also on display, Claes Oldenburg’s “The Mouse Museum” and “The Ray Gun Wing, ’ a would-be “microcosm of American culture,” and “The Museum of Drawers,” miniatures by 500 contemporary European and American artists. Opening the 25th, an exhibition on the care and conservation of works of art. 10-5 Tuesday through Saturday, 1-5 Sunday. Fair Park/421 -4187.

Small Worlds. Miniatures by Roy Lich-tenstein (top) and Carl Frederik Reu-tersward are on display in Herbert Distel’s “The Museum of Drawers” at the Dallas Museum of Fine Arts.

Kimbell Art Museum. Selections from the permanent collection. 10-5 Tuesday through Saturday, 1-5 Sunday. Will Rogers Rd. West, Fort Worth/(817) 332-8451.

Fort Worth Art Museum. Selections from the permanent collection. 10-5 Tuesday through Saturday, 1-5 Sunday. 1309 Montgomery/(817) 738-9215.

Amon Carter Museum. Through the 16th: Mrs. William Fuller’s collection of American impressionists and post-impressionists, featuring the works of Maurice Prendergast, in the mezzanine gallery. Through the 30th: selections from the permanent collection, featuring works by Winslow Homer, Martin Johnson Heade, Georgia O’Keeffe, Stuart Davis, Albert Bierstadt, and Thomas Marin, in the main gallery. Opening the 20th: selections from permanent collection featuring works by Frederic Remington, Charles Russell, George Caleb Bingham, Worthington Whitteridge. Free video series on the history and development of American art, Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. Selections from the museum’s film collection will be shown free of charge throughout the summer. Call for titles and dates. 10-5 Tuesday-Saturday, 1-5:30 Sunday. 3501 Camp Bowie Blvd., Fort Worth/(817) 738-1933.

International Children’s Art Exhibition. June 23 through July 24, 300 paintings and drawings by children around the world will be on display in NorthPark mall.

Porcelain Art. International Porcelain Art Teachers convention at the Fairmont Hotel. Art on display, demonstrations and special seminars July 3-8. Thursday the 6th at 6:30 in the International Ballroom, an auction of new pieces. Admission to the entire convention is $39; tickets are also available for each demonstration and seminar. Call 692-5037.


Adelle M. Fine Art. Painting and collages, colorful and non-objective, by Stanley Lea. 9-5 Monday-Saturday, 1-5 Sunday. 3317 McKinney/526-0800.

The Afterimage. Photographs by Mark Orloveof Boston, July 11-August 19. 10-5:30 Monday-Saturday. The Quadrangle, 2800 Routh/748-2521.

Atelier Chapman Kelley. A group show and wildflower works by Chapman Kelley. 10:30-5 Monday-Saturday, 1-5 Sunday. 2526 Fairmount/747-9971.

Clifford Gallery. Works by young American printmakers, June 17-July 22. 10-5:30 Monday-Saturday. 6610 Snider Plaza/363-8823.

Contemporary Fine Arts Gallery. Annual master graphics show, including works by Picasso, Miro, and Jim Dine. 10:30-5 Monday-Saturday. 2425 Cedar Springs/747-0141.

Cushing Galleries. The 8th through the 31 st, impressionist oils by Kim Abraham and oils, watercolors and gouaches by Lorraine Hayes. 10:30-4:30 Monday-Saturday. 2723 Fairmount/747-0497.

Delahunty Gallery. Continuing group show of gallery artists. 11-5 Tuesday-Saturday. 2611 Cedar Springs/744-1346.

D.W. Co-op. June 25-July 21, a show of ink and watercolor interiors by Norma Klein. 11-5 Tuesday-Saturday. The gallery will be closed July 21-September 9. 3305 McKinney/526-3240.

500 Exposition Gallery. Group show by gallery artists. 10-4 Friday and Saturday, 1-5 Sunday. 500 Exposition/828-1111.

Florence Gallery. Sculpture by Marin-ski, oils by Pistolesi, Dotti, Polter, and Noyer pere et fils. 10-4 Monday-Friday, Saturday and Sunday by appointment. 2500 Cedar Springs/748-6463.

Phillips Galleries. Primitive paintings by Raymond Victoir. 10-5 Monday-Saturday. 2517 Fairmount/748-7888.

2719 Gallery. New paintings and sculpture by Gilbert, Gledhill, Moore, and Fick. 2719’s annual print show continues through July. 11-5 Tuesday-Saturday, 2-5 Sunday. 2719 Routh/748-2094.


Dallas Symphony Orchestra/Showco Starship Encounter Concert. Sheer hype. Accompanied by lasers, the Dallas Symphony will perform John Williams’ music from Star Wars and Close Encounters, the classical selections from 2001: A Space Odyssey, and part of Hoist’s The Planets. Oh wow. July 7, 8, and 9 at Memorial Auditorium in the Convention Center. Box office at Titche’s. 692-0203.

Summertop at NorthPark. The idea of pop music played by a symphony orchestra in a circus tent in the parking lot of a shopping center in the dead heat of July has always been one of the weirdest of Dallas’ cultural phenomena. And who except friends of the chorus members would possibly want to go to the 100-voice “Barbershop Bonanza’” on July 14? But if you’re fans of the following performers, you should know the schedule: July I and 2, Helen Reddy; July 5, Eduardo Mata conducting; July 7, Tammy Wynette; July 8, Dionne Warwick; July 9, Diahann Carroll; July 12, Tavares; July 15, The Fifth Dimension; July 16, Hank Thompson and his Brazos Valley Boys; July 19, Ferrante and Teicher; July 21, Pete Fountain; July 22, Roberta Flack; July 23, Joel Grey. For reservations, call 692-0203; box offices at Titche’s in NorthPark, Town East, Red Bird Mall, Arlington, downtown.

Kool Jazz Festival. Tarrant County Convention Center, Sunday, July 16, 8 p.m. A soul and jazz/rock program featuring Gladys Knight and the Pips, Maze, LTD, and keyboard wizard George Duke. Tickets at Rainbow Ticket outlets. For more information call toll-free, (800) 543-1793.

Texxas World Music Festival. July 1-3 in Fair Park; concerts in the Cotton Bowl. Music by Ted Nugent, Willie Nelson, Rita Coolidge, Kris Kristofferson, Heart, Atlanta Rhythm Section, Eddie Money, Mahogany Rush, Emmylou Harris, and the Charlie Daniels Band. More acts to be announced. The event includes Willie Nelson’s 4th of July picnic, so don’t drive to Austin. Also: rides, arts and crafts, flea market, livestock show, free movies, fireworks, and a laser light show. For information on ticket prices and outlets call toll-free (800) 392-3794.


Baseball/Texas Rangers. Arlington Stadium. All games begin at 7:35. Tickets: Reserved $5-$6; bleachers $2 adults, $1.50 children 13 and under. Call 273-5100.

July 5, 6 vs. New York Yankees

July 7, 8, 9 vs. Detroit Tigers

July 21, 22, 23 vs. Milwaukee Brewers

July 24, 25 vs. Baltimore Orioles

July 26, 27 vs. Boston Red Sox

Rodeo/Mesquite Championship Rodeo. Every Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m., April through September. Off LBJ at Military Parkway exit. Box seats $4; general admission $3 adults, $1.50 children 12 and under. 285-8777.

Soccer/Dallas Tornado. Ownby Stadium, SMU, 8 p.m. Tickets $3-$8. 750-0900.

July 4 vs. Seattle Sounders

July 8 vs. Vancouver Whitecaps

July 15 vs. Portland Timbers

July 19 vs. Caribous of Colorado

July 29 vs. Houston Hurricane

Thoroughbred Horseracing/Louisiana Downs. The Louisiana Downs racing season runs from June 30 through November 26. Post time 1:15 p.m. Wednesdays through Sundays plus racing on Monday July 3 and Tuesday July 4. Grandstand $1, Clubhouse $2.50. Hwy 80 East, Bossier City, Louisiana. Call toll free, (800)551-8622.


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