You know what time of year it is — when Shakespeare blooms and outdoor performances are more frequent, even in August, which is truly the cruelest month.
This summer, enjoy alfresco performances at the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra’s Concerts in the Garden, Hip Pocket Theatre, Ballet Concerto’s Summer Dance Concert and Shakespeare Dallas.
But don’t worry, you can get your music, dance, theater and Shakespeare indoors, too — the last of those, notably, with Trinity Shakespeare Festival. And that’s not the only festival at Texas Christian University. There are the annual PianoTexas and Mimir Chamber Music festivals.
In local dance, there’s Contemporary Dance/Fort Worth’s annual Modern Dance Festival at the Modern and, over in Dallas, the first Dallas Dance Festival happens (indoors!) in late August, which should be a big deal.
And remember, even if the show is inside, nothing’s holding you back from picnicking on the lawn. Just make sure your venue has one. Crack open a bottle of wine, wipe the forehead free of sweat, and take it all in. (Don’t forget the value of a hand fan.)
Here’s a look at what’s on local stages this summer. As always, this list doesn’t contain everything. Check your favorite local venue for more information.