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Spring arts planner

Spring's approach means it's time to start thinking about the Fort Worth Opera Festival, the Fort Worth Symphony Gala Concert and all the other offerings that make up a veritable bouquet of seasonal opportunities for performing-arts lovers.

Here's a look at what's onstage from the rest of March through the end of May. (Note: We can't include everything in the area. Please check your favorite venues' websites for additional events and information.)

MARCH

10Chamber Music Society of Fort Worth presents pianist Gustavo Romero. Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, 3200 Darnell St., Fort Worth. $10-$28. 817-877-3003; www.chambermusicsocietyoffortworth.com.

13The Hall Ensemble presents a chamber music concert in a beautiful contemporary home in the Colonial area of Fort Worth. The ,address will be provided after ticket purchase. $50. 817-924-4551; hallensemble.org.

13-25The Tony-winning, Latin-flavored musical In the Heights hits Dallas. AT&T Performing Arts Center, Winspear Opera House, 2403 Flora St., Dallas. $30-$150. 214-880-0202; www.attpac.org.

14-15Performing Arts Fort Worth presents a limited engagement of the musical version of Mel Brooks' Young Frankenstein. Bass Hall, Fort Worth. $22-$66. 817-212-4280; www.basshall.com.

15Symphony Arlington presents a concert called "'Tis Neither Here Nor There." Arlington Music Hall, 224 N. Center St., Arlington. $15-$45. 817-385-0484; www.SymphonyArlington.org.

15Chinese classical guitarist Xuefei Yang is on the Allegro Guitar Series. Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, 3200 Darnell St., Fort Worth. $25. 888-553-7387; www.guitarsociety.org. (Repeats March 17 at SMU in Dallas.)

16-18Dallas Opera and Dallas Theater Center present a co-production of the Peter Maxwell Davies chamber opera The Lighthouse. AT&T Performing Arts Center, Wyly Theater, 2403 Flora St., Dallas. $49-$99. 214-443-1000; www.dallasopera.org.

16-18Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra pops presents A Celtic Celebration. Bass Hall, Fort Worth. $27-$79. 817-665-6000; www.fwsymphony.org.

17Texas Camerata presents "A Musical Journey Through Baroque Europe." Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, 3200 Darnell St., Fort Worth. $15-$20. 817-738-7939; www.texascamerata.org.

19Performing Arts Fort Worth presents the "All New Original Tribute to the Blues Brothers." Bass Hall, Fort Worth.$22-$88.50. 817-212-4280; www.basshall.com.

20Cliburn Concerts presents renowned soprano Deborah Voigt. Bass Hall, Fort Worth. $15-$90. 817-335-9000; www.cliburn.org.

23 -April 22 Jubilee Theatre presents a musical based on Langston Hughes' Tambourines to Glory. Jubilee Theatre, 506 Main St., Fort Worth. $10-$25. 817-338-4411; www.jubileetheatre.org.

23-25Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra performs Stravinsky's The Firebird, featuring cellist Alisa Weilerstein. Bass Hall, Fort Worth. $10-$79. 817-665-6000; www.fwsymphony.org.

23Dallas Pops presents Do You Hear the People Sing, a tribute to the musical team of Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schonberg ( Les Misérables, Miss Saigon), at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, featuring Broadway stars and the Turtle Creek Chorale. $35-$85. 800-745-3000; www.ticketmaster.com.

22 -April 14 Circle Theatre presents the area premiere if Matthew Lopez's play The Whipping Man. Circle Theatre, 230 W. Fourth St., Fort Worth. $20-$30. 817-877-3040; www.circletheatre.com.

27 -April 8 The musical Mary Poppins flies into town, presented by Performing Arts Fort Worth. Bass Hall, Fort Worth. $19.25-$99. 817-212-4280; www.basshall.com.

29 -April 29 Stage West takes on Tom Stoppard's modern classic The Real Thing. 821 Vickery Blvd., Fort Worth. $20-$30. 817-784-9378; www.stagewest.org.

30 -April 15 Casa Mañana Children's Theatre presents Disney's Alice in Wonderland. Casa Mañana Theatre, 3101 W. Lancaster Ave., Fort Worth. $16-$21. 817-332-2272; www.casamanana.org.

30 -April 22 Theatre Arlington does James Hindman's revue about a cabaret duo, Pete 'n' Keely. Theatre Arlington, 305 W. Main St., Arlington. $20. 817-275-7661; www.theatrearlington.org.

30 -April 22 Onstage in Bedford stages the classic musical Damn Yankees. Onstage in Bedford, 2819 Forest Ridge Drive, Bedford. $10-$15. 817-354-6444; www.onstageinbedford.com.

31Chamber Music Society of Fort Worth presents pianist Naida Cole. Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, 3200 Darnell St., Fort Worth. $10-$28. 817-877-3003; www.chambermusicsocietyoffortworth.com.

APRIL

7Ballet Frontier of Texas presents Carnival of the Animals. Fort Worth Community Arts Center, Scott Theatre, 1300 Gendy St., Fort Worth. $20. 817-423-9888; www.balletfrontier.org.

10-22Dallas Summer Musicals presents the tour of the musical La Cage aux Folles, starring George Hamilton. Music Hall at Fair Park, Dallas. $15-$75. 214-631-2787; www.dallassummermusicals.org.

12Classical guitarist Luis Zea is on the Allegro Guitar Series. Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, 3200 Darnell St., Fort Worth. $25. 888-553-7387; www.guitarsociety.org. (Repeats April 14 at SMU in Dallas.)

12-29Amphibian Stage Productions does Douglas Carter Beane's comedy about gossip columnists, Mr. & Mrs. Fitch. Fort Worth Community Arts Center, Betty and Hardy Sanders Theatre, 1300 Gendy St., Fort Worth. $20-$25. 817-923-3012; www.amphibianproductions.org.

13 -May 6 Dallas Opera presents Verdi's La Traviata and Mozart's The Magic Flute, performed in repertory. Winspear Opera House, 2403 Flora St., Dallas. $25-$275. 214-443-1000; www.dallasopera.org. The April 28 performance of Flute will be simulcast at Cowboys Stadium, for free, with free parking.

13-15Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra performs with violin prodigy Will Hagen. Bass Hall, Fort Worth. $10-$79. 817-665-6000; www.fwsymphony.org.

14Cliburn Concerts does "Zenph: Great Performances Live Again," featuring Jose Feghali, at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, 3200 Darnell St., Fort Worth. $25. 817-335-9000; www.cliburn.org.

14Ricky Nelson Remembered features the singer's twin sons, Matthew and Gunnar Nelson, at McDavid Studio, Fort Worth. $22-$60.50. 817-212-4280; www.basshall.com.

15-16Schola Cantorum of Texas closes its season with music for chorus and brass. Arborlawn United Methodist Church, 5001 Briarhaven Road, Fort Worth, and Peace Lutheran Church, 941 W. Bedford-Euless Road, Hurst. $18-$20. 817-485-2500; www.scholatexas.com.

17Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra's gala features Miguel Harth-Bedoya conducting Beethoven's Ninth Symphony. Bass Hall, Fort Worth. $30-$70. 817-665-6000; www.fwsymphony.org.

19It's Laughter and Reflection with Carol Burnett. Bass Hall, Fort Worth. $60.50-$137.50. 817-212-4280; www.basshall.com.

19Symphony Arlington presents a concert called "Friends, Romans, Countrymen, Lend Me Your Ears." Arlington Music Hall, 224 N. Center St., Arlington. $15-$45. 817-385-0484; www.SymphonyArlington.org.

19-29Pantagleize Theatre presents Dion Boucicault's early 20th-century melodrama The Colleen Bawn. At Pantagleize Theatre, 1115 Rio Grande Ave., Fort Worth. $15. 817-472-0032; www.pantatheatre.org.

20-22Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra presents the Canadian Tenors. Bass Hall, Fort Worth. $27-$99. 817-665-6000; www.fwsymphony.org.

20-29Texas Ballet Theater does two weekends at the Wyly Theatre in Dallas for its "Portraits Ballet Festival," which will have different programs each weekend. Works include George Balanchine's Apollo and Ben Stevenson's Bartok and Image. AT&T Performing Arts Center, Wyly Theatre, 2400 Flora St., Dallas. $19-$99. 877-828-9200; www.texasballettheater.org.

24The Brinker International Forum series presents a panel with actors from the hit ABC sitcom Modern Family: Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Ty Burrell and Eric Stonestreet. AT&T Performing Arts Center, Winspear Opera House, 2403 Flora St., Dallas. $12.50-$125. 214-880-0202; www.attpac.org.

24-29Dallas Summer Musicals presents the tour of the Beatles tribute Rain. Music Hall at Fair Park, Dallas. $15-$75. 214-631-2787; www.dallassummermusicals.org.

27Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra presents an evening with singer/songwriter Ben Folds. Bass Hall, Fort Worth. $29-$99. 817-665-6000; www.fwsymphony.org.

27 -May 20 Casa Mañana Children's Theatre presents Annie Jr. Casa Mañana Theatre, 3101 W. Lancaster Ave., Fort Worth. $16-$21. 817-332-2272; www.casamanana.org.

30Performing Arts Fort Worth presents Spanish flamenco guitarist Paco de Lucía. Bass Hall, Fort Worth. $38.50-$110. 817-212-4280; www.basshall.com.

MAY

1Cliburn Concerts presents pianist Emanuel Ax. Bass Hall, Fort Worth. $15-$90. 817-335-9000; www.cliburn.org.

2-6Performing Arts Fort Worth brings the hilarious one-woman show Late Nite Catechism to McDavid Studio, Fort Worth. 817-212-4280; www.basshall.com.

4-5The Opera Guild of Fort Worth presents the 15th Biennial McCammon Voice Competition. Semifinals on May 4 at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth; finals May 5 at Bass Hall. $10-$22. 817-731-0726; www.mccammonvoice.org.

4-6Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra does Cliburn Gold, featuring 2009 Cliburn gold medalist gold medalist Haochen Zhang. Bass Hall, Fort Worth. $10-$79. 817-665-6000; www.fwsymphony.org

8The Hall Ensemble presents a "Mozart in May" concert in a beautiful contemporary home in the Colonial area of Fort Worth. The address will be provided following after ticket purchase. $50. 817-924-4551; hallensemble.org.

8-20The musical American Idiot, based on the Green Day album, comes to town. Winspear Opera House, 2403 Flora St., Dallas. $30-$150. 214-880-0202; www.attpac.org

10Symphony Arlington closes its season with a concert called "The True Beginning of Our End." Arlington Music Hall, 224 N. Center St., Arlington. $15-$45. 817-385-0484; www.SymphonyArlington.org.

10 -June 17The late Texas political writer and former Star-Telegram columnist Molly Ivins gets a tribute in the one-woman show Red Hot Patriot: The Kick-Ass Wit of Molly Ivins, at Stage West. 821 Vickery Blvd., Fort Worth. $20-$30. 817-784-9378; www.stagewest.org.

11 -June 10 Jubilee Theatre presents Nathan Louis Jackson's play Broke-ology. Jubilee Theatre, 506 Main St., Fort Worth. $10-$25. 817-338-4411; www.jubileetheatre.org.

11-27Artes de la Rosa takes on Astor Piazzolla's Maria de Buenos Aires: A Tango Operita. Rose Marine Theater, 1440 North Main St., Forth Worth. $12-$25. 817-624-8333; www.rosemarinetheater.com.

12 -June 3 The 2012 Fort Worth Opera Festival features three main stage shows and one chamber production. The shows are Puccini's Tosca, Jake Heggie's Three Decembers, Mozart's The Marriage of Figaro and Mark Adamo's Lysistrata. All performances are at Bass Hall, except Three Decembers, which will be at the Fort Worth Community Arts Center's Scott Theatre. $15-$180. 817-731-0726; www.fwopera.org.

15-27The Tony-winning musical Memphis plays Dallas Summer Musicals. Music Hall at Fair Park, Dallas. $15-$75. 214-631-2787; www.dallassummermusicals.org.

18 -June 3 The play about the murder of Matthew Shepard, The Laramie Project, gets staged by Theatre Arlington, 305 W. Main St., Arlington. $20. 817-275-7661; www.theatrearlington.org.

18-27DVA Productions presents Jennifer Porter Kennard's play A Big Girl's Guide to Love. At Pantagleize Theatre, 1115 Rio Grande Ave., Fort Worth. $15-$20. 817-313-3052; www.dvaproductions.org.

29 -June 3 The popular musical Mamma Mia! returns to Dallas Summer Musicals. Music Hall at Fair Park, Dallas. $15-$75. 214-631-2787; www.dallassummermusicals.org.

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