Summer Arts Preview

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Arts in the summer mean it’s time to get outdoors and view some Shakespeare, or maybe some ballet. Of course, this is Texas, and being outside in July and August is increasingly less fun. Whether there is air-conditioning or not, enjoy these art exhibits and theater, dance and music performances during the dog days.

JUNE

Through June 9

The 14th Van Cliburn International Piano Competition continues. The semifinals ($25-$60) run through Tuesday, and the finals ($40-$135) are Thursday through Sunday, with the winner crowned Sunday evening. Bass Hall, Fort Worth. 817-212-4280; www.cliburn.org.

Through June 16

The 2013 PianoTexas International Academy and Festival coincides with the Cliburn competition. Guest artists and students will perform at Texas Christian University, PepsiCo Recital Hall and Ed Landreth Auditorium, Fort Worth. $10-$25 per performance. 817-257-7456; www.pianotexas.org

June 4

Dallas Summer Musicals presents Sister Act. Through June 16. Music Hall at Fair Park, Dallas. $15-$85. 214-631-2787; www.dallassummermusicals.org

DVA Productions present the popular comedy Steel Magnolias, with a mostly African-American cast. Through June 16. Fort Worth Community Arts Center, Sanders Theatre, 1300 Gendy St., Fort Worth. $15-$20. 817-313-3052; www.dvaproductions.org

June 7

The Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra’s annual Concerts in the Garden begins, 8:15 p.m. at the Fort Worth Botanic Garden, 3320 Botanic Garden Blvd., Fort Worth. Tickets start at $20. 817-665-6000; www.fwsymphony.org

Friday, June 7: Trombone Shorty and Orleans Avenue

Saturday, June 8: A Tribute to Elvis

Sunday, June 9: Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy with the CITG Swing Festival Orchestra

Friday, June 14: Green River Ordinance

Saturday, June 15: Classical Mystery Tour: A Tribute to the Beatles

Sunday, June 16: Surf's Up: The Music of the Beach Boys

Friday, June 21: Star Wars & Beyond: A Laser Light Spectacular

Saturday, June 22: Music of Woodstock

Sunday, June 23: 1812 Overture and Russian Sparklers

Friday, June 28: Casey James

Saturday, June 29: Broadway A-Z: ABBA to Les Mis

Sunday, June 30: Moonlight and Mozart

Wednesday-Thursday, July 3-4: Old-Fashioned Family Fireworks Picnic

Hip Pocket Theatre opens its 37th season with a revival of the 1960s musical Archy & Mehitabel (also known as Shinbone Alley) by Mel Brooks, Joe Darion and George Kleinsinger. Through June 30. Silver Creek Amphitheatre, 1950 Silver Creek Road, Fort Worth. $5-$15; season passes are $136. 817-246-9775; www.hippocket.org

June 11

The circus/dance show Traces makes its Dallas debut. Through June 23. AT&T Performing Arts Center, Winspear Opera House, 2403 Flora St., Dallas. $15-$250. 214-880-0202; www.attpac.org

The fifth year for the Trinity Shakespeare Festival brings The Taming of the Shrew and Julius Caesar at Texas Christian University. Taming previews June 11 and opens June 13, running through June 30 at the Hays Theatre; Caesar previews June 12 and opens June 14, running through July 30 at the Buschman Theatre. At TCU, Fort Worth. $10-$25 per show. 817-257-8080; www.trinityshakes.org

June 12

Shakespeare Dallas presents Twelfth Night and Coriolanus running in rotating rep. Night previews June 13-14, opens June 15, runs through July 21; Coriolanus previews June 21-22, opens June 23 and runs through July 19 at Samuell-Grand Park Amphitheater, 1500 Tenison Parkway, Dallas. $10 on Friday and Saturday; free other days with suggested donation. 214-559-2778; www.shakespearedallas.org

June 13

Circle Theatre presents Tom Dudzick’s Miracle on South Division Street. Through July 13. Circle Theatre, 230 W. Fourth St., Fort Worth. $10-$30. 817-877-3040; www.circletheatre.com

June 13 and 15

Betty Buckley brings her hit concert The Vixens of Broadway to her hometown, 7:30 p.m. each night at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, 3200 Darnell St., Fort Worth. $45. 866-499-2787; http://www.ticketstothecity.com

June 14

Lyric Stage closes its season with a revival of the Meredith Willson classic The Music Man, featuring a full orchestra. Through June 23. Irving Arts Center, 3333 N. MacArthur Blvd., Irving. $25-$53. 972-252-2787; www.lyricstage.org

June 16

The exhibit “Wari: Lords of the Ancient Andes” comes to the Kimbell Art Museum. Through Sept. 8. 3333 Camp Bowie Blvd., Fort Worth. $10-$14. 817-332-8451; www.kimbellart.org

June 18

Performing Arts Fort Worth presents Sister Act, the musical. Through June 23. Bass Hall, Fort Worth. $38.50-$99. 817-212-4280; www.basshall.com

June 21

The Bruce Wood Dance Project performs three new works by Bruce Wood, including Red. Through June 22. Dallas City Performance Hall, 2501 Flora St., Dallas. $15-$100. 214-880-0202; www.brucewooddance.org

June 25

Dallas Summer Musicals presents Flashdance, the Musical. Through July 7. Music Hall at Fair Park, Dallas. $15-$85. 214-631-2787; www.dallassummermusicals.org

June 27

Ballet Concerto’s Summer Dance Concert runs through June 30 at the Trinity Park Pavilion, 2300 W. Seventh St., Fort Worth. Free (cost for reserved table seating). 817-738-7915; www.balletconcerto..com

June 26

The Meredith Vieira-produced one-man show Life in a Marital Institution is presented by Performing Arts Fort Worth. Through June 30. McDavid Studio, 301 E. Fifth St., Fort Worth. $27.50. 817-212-4280; www.basshall.com

JULY

July 1

The 2013 Mimir Chamber Music Festival features performances by guest artists. Through July 7. Texas Christian University, PepsiCo Recital Hall and Ed Landreth Auditorium, Fort Worth. $25 per performance. 817-257-5443; www.mimirfestival.org

July 2

Dallas Theater Center closes its season with the world premiere of the musical Fly, based on Peter Pan. Through Aug. 18. AT&T Performing Arts Center, Wyly Theatre, 2403 Flora St., Dallas. $15-$85. 214-880-0202; www.attpac.org

July 5

Stage West does Ken Ludwig’s comedy The Fox on the Fairway. Through Aug. 11. Stage West, 821 Vickery Blvd., Fort Worth. $15-$30. 817-784-9378; www.stagewest.org

July 11

Amphibian Stage Productions presents the Reduced Shakespeare Company’s The Bible: The Complete Word of God (abridged). Through Aug. 11. Amphibian Stage Productions, 120 S. Main St., Fort Worth. $25-$30. 817-923-3012; www.amphibianproductions.org

July 12

Contemporary Dance/Fort Worth’s 10th annual Modern Dance Festival at the Modern runs through July 28. Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, 3200 Darnell St., Fort Worth. Free. 817-922-0944; www.cdfw.org

July 12

Hip Pocket Theatre presents Lake Simons’ puppet adaptation of Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. Through July 28. Silver Creek Amphitheatre, 1950 Silver Creek Road, Fort Worth. $5-$15; season passes are $136. 817-246-9775; www.hippocket.org

July 19

Jubilee Theatre closes its season with the new musical Mirandy and Brother Wind. Through Aug. 11. Jubilee Theatre, 506 Main St., Fort Worth. $10-$25. 817-338-4411; www.jubileetheatre.org

July 26

Casa Mañana’s Apprentice Program presents the musical Side Show. Through July 28. Casa Mañana Theatre, 3101 W. Lancaster Ave., Fort Worth. $25. 817-332-2272; www.casamanana.org

July 26-Aug. 11

Stolen Shakespeare Guild presents the Frank Loesser musical Guys and Dolls at Sanders Theatre, Fort Worth Community Arts Center, 1300 Gendy St. $10-$17. 866-811-4111; www.stolenshakespeareguild.org

July 31

The Fort Worth Guitar Guild Music Festival features performances by guest artists. Through Aug. 4. Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, 3200 Darnell St., Fort Worth. $25-$35 per concert; festival passes are $80. www.fortworthguitarguild.org

AUGUST

Aug. 9

Hip Pocket Theatre presents Lake Simons’ A Tempest, based on Shakespeare’s play The Tempest. Through Sept. 1. Silver Creek Amphitheatre, 1950 Silver Creek Road, Fort Worth. $5-$15; season passes are $136. 817-246-9775; www.hippocket.org

Theatre Arlington closes its season with Larry Shue’s popular comedy The Foreigner. Through Aug. 25. Theatre Arlington, 305 W. Main St., Arlington. $20. 817-275-7661; www.theatrearlington.org

Aug. 10

Casa Mañana closes its season with Miss Saigon. Through Aug. 18. Casa Mañana Theatre, 3101 W. Lancaster Ave., Fort Worth. 817-332-2272; www.casamanana.org

Aug. 15

Circle Theatre presents the area premiere of Lauren Gunderson’s comedy Exit, Pursued by a Bear. Through Sept. 14. Circle Theatre, 230 W. Fourth St., Fort Worth. $10-$30. 817-877-3040; www.circletheatre.com

Aug. 16

DVA Productions presents Joe Rogers’ musical Sam Shade. Through Aug. 25. Fort Worth Community Arts Center, Sanders Theatre, 1300 Gendy St., Fort Worth. $15-$20. 817-313-3052; www.dvaproductions.org

The Beatles tribute act 1964 returns to Bass Hall, Fort Worth. Repeats Aug. 17. $35.75-$46.75. 817-212-4280; www.basshall.com

Aug. 21

The Tony-winning The Book of Mormon, which is the big-ticket event of the year, comes to Dallas. Through Sept. 1. AT&T Performing Arts Center, Winspear Opera House, 2403 Flora St., Dallas. $15-$250. 214-880-0202; www.attpac.org

Aug. 22

Casa Mañana presents Red, White and Tuna. Through Aug. 25. Casa Mañana Theatre, 3101 W. Lancaster Ave., Fort Worth. $40-$65. 817-332-2272; www.casamanana.org

Aug. 24

Stage West brings back Mark Richard’s Thank You, Jeeves. Through Sept. 29. Stage West, 821 Vickery Blvd., Fort Worth. $15-$30. 817-784-9378; www.stagewest.org

Aug. 23

The Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra’s annual Great Performances Festival presents a Russian lineup, so expect big works by Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninoff and Prokofiev. Through Aug. 25. Bass Hall, Fort Worth. $29-$75. 817-665-6000; www.fwsymphony.org

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